The Benefits of Using Steel Roofing and Siding on Multi-Family and Senior Living Projects (Print Course)

This course will explore benefits, applications, and installation considerations for pre-finished steel siding and roofing products engineered for maximum strength and durability on multi-family/senior living structures. We will show that these products are innovative and offer many sustainable and high-performance attributes. We will also explore two senior living case studies where steel siding and roofing were specified.

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Improving Designs by Way of Constructability (Print Course)

Constructability encourages collaboration throughout a project, including the conceptual design, design, and construction stages. It spurs creative solutions, focusing on simplicity, economy, and speed of construction. By understanding their roles within the structural steel supply chain, architects, engineers, and designers can better leverage the benefits of constructability and work more smoothly with the owner, service center, steel fabricator, and others within the supply chain.

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Introduction to Metal Roofing Fundamentals (Print Course)

Upon completion of this course, participants should know the most common roof materials used in steep slope roofing and understand the various types of metal roofing substrates. They should also be able to identify different metal roofing configurations, coatings, and fastening applications along with analyzing the importance of roof system components. Finally, learners will assess the development of design plans for regional impacts affecting metal roofing systems.

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Architectural Mesh System Use in Commercial Building Design

Architectural mesh systems can provide customizable, unique solutions for a variety of needs encompassing both form and function. Depending on the model chosen, these include providing sustainable daylighting solutions, acting as interior privacy screens, and even withstanding hurricane-force winds. This course will describe the composition and applications of architectural mesh systems as well as review case studies demonstrating their versatile use.

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Efficiency, Speed and Quality Are Dramatically Improved via Off-Site Approaches and Collaboration

After breaking ground on a traditional multi-use project in Oakland, CA last fall, construction was nearly scrapped. It would have been devastating for a market in desperate need of housing. Instead, they pivoted to a design-build approach that opened the door for MiTek to step in. The use of MiTek Hardy Frame Cold Formed Steel (CFS) Moment and Picture Frames solutions shaved two months off the project schedule, and led to financial savings.

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Designing with Architectural Insulated Metal Wall Panels

Insulated Metal Panels are manufactured in a variety of styles and sizes depending on application. Steel is the predominant facing material, providing economy with excellent durability. The facings provide aesthetic appeal, act as control layers, protect the foam core from damage and ensure long term thermal performance, lower construction, operating and maintenance costs throughout the life span of the facility.

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Fire Engineering for Structural Steel Buildings (Print Course)

The value of prescriptive specifications versus performance-based design is currently under debate in the AEC community in the U.S. A prescriptive approach can be taken where the architect or fire protection engineer will determine the minimum fire-resistance rating for the elements in the building. While prescriptive approaches have been the norm for many years, more and more building teams are recognizing the benefits of a performance-based approach to fire and life safety design.

Based on the principle that a building structure, as a whole, will perform better than its individual elements, performance-based design approaches the building based on how it will perform, as opposed to the prescriptive approach that focuses on how the building is constructed. This course will provide learners with the knowledge pertinent to fire engineering for structural steel buildings.

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Sound Isolation and Noise Control in Steel-Framed Buildings (Print Course)

This article examines the principles associated with acoustic comfort in steel-framed buildings. We will review the basic principles of sound, including transmission, reflection, and absorption. We will then discuss means by which noise is controlled in steel-framed buildings and review case studies representing best practices.

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Galvanized Steel: Strong and Sustainable

This course will discuss the benefits of utilizing hot-dip galvanized steel on projects throughout North America. Steel is a durable and efficient building material that has been used since the Industrial Revolution.

It's cost effective, aesthetically pleasing, sustainable, and strong. If it has one weakness, it is the fact it corrodes when exposed to the atmosphere; therefore, it is important to consider corrosion protection methods when constructing projects with exposed steel.

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Where Your Steel Comes From, and Why it Matters

This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. If you are like most in the AEC community, you understand the “nuts and bolts” of steel design and construction. But have you considered how your structural steel is made? Though typically overlooked, where and how steel your structural steel is produced can have a profound impact on your project’s cost, schedule, and sustainability story. This webinar explores the way steel is being sustainably produced in the United States, and why a domestic supply chain is so important for minimizing project risks and achieving optimal positive project outcomes. You won’t look at steel the same way ever again!.

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