Sustainability and Design Benefits of Composite Cladding

This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. This course will explore the versatility of wood plastic composites, with a specific focus on composite rainscreen cladding. It will cover the sustainability of wood plastic composites from manufacturing, performance, and life cycle perspectives. We will also discuss color and design options for composite cladding, as well as applications in the residential and commercial sectors.

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Multidimensional Feature Wall Designs for Pools, Spas and Saunas

Create a bold statement with customizable walls and water features to enhance the pool, spa and sauna experience. Mario Romano has perfected the art of digital fabrication with textured walls that present modern, peaceful designs for your next pool project.

The exclusive line of wall surfaces made with Corian® Solid Surface brings the intricate to life - turning your space into a work of art.

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Perimeter Insulation: When Structure Conflicts with Thermal Performance

Webinar On-Demand: This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. When structural stability and thermal continuity collide, structure has historically taken precedence necessitating tradeoffs such as increased insulation in other areas or acceptance of energy loss and potential moisture damage. The foundation transition from below grade to masonry ledge to masonry veneer wall is one such challenge. What if there was a solution? This presentation explores solutions for perimeter foundation insulation including information needed to specify and install correctly.

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Improving Occupant Health and Well-being in the Built Environment (Print Course)

Achieving optimal comfort requires focusing on design principles and selecting materials that address acoustics, indoor air quality, daylighting, cleanability and more — everything occupants see, hear, and feel. Some of the most significant contributors to the aesthetics and performance of interior spaces are ceilings and walls. Today’s architectural ceiling and wall solutions are sophisticated products that play an enormous role in occupant comfort. This course will explore how architects and designers can improve occupant health and well-being through the use of acoustic ceiling and wall systems in the built environment (more specifically in offices, classrooms, and healthcare facilities, where people spend a great deal of time).

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Moisture Management & Sustainable Rainscreen Wall Systems

This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. Rain is one of the most important things to control in wall construction for both a building’s structural integrity and the occupants’ health. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss the aesthetic, performance, and sustainable attributes of wood-plastic composites (WPCs) for use in rainscreen applications. Participants will gain a new understanding of how WPC cladding should be applied and fastened in rainscreen systems.

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Designing Ultra-High Performance Rainscreen Facades (Print Course)

The intent of this article is to explain how Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) compares to Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC), Fiber Cement and Precast Concrete (from a material performance and façade perspective) and provide architects with a clear set of essential tools that will help to facilitate optimal design and installation of UHPC rainscreen facades. Subsequently, the article will also discuss which drivers may shift the expense of a UHPC façade project and explain how to achieve the best installed appearance and performance characteristics through the use of recommended specifications and attachment solutions.

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Design Inspiration for Architectural Metal Roof and Wall Panel Systems

This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. Architectural metal wall and roof panel systems lend themselves to practically unlimited applications in almost any climate or environment. Residential, institutional, commercial, retail, recreational, industrial, hospitality, multifamily, and mixed-use structures all are ideal applications for architectural metal wall and roof products.

This course provides design options for metal roof systems and metal architectural wall panels for numerous applications and examines case studies in which these products have been innovatively used.

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Architectural Features in Brick — Considerations for Detailing and Construction (Print Course)

Brick exterior walls must be properly designed, detailed, and constructed to achieve the intended architectural effects on building facades and to prevent moisture intrusion and cracking. This course will explore common brick masonry elements such as curved walls, corbelling, and arches and how they should be designed and detailed to avoid moisture entry and movement issues. The course will also explore several award-winning projects where brick stands out as the defining architectural feature of the building.

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Adaptability and Space Division with Modular Shelving

With the fluid nature of almost all industries today, partly due to societal disruptions caused by the pandemic, it’s more important than ever for businesses to be able to pivot their models and accommodate future changes with ease. Flexible design is imperative for adaptable commercial interiors, as is being able to divide space for different uses down the line.

This course will discuss how modular shelving and storage systems can help meet these important objectives. We will explore the components and design options for flexible shelving and storage systems and how they can help future-proof offices, retail stores, and hospitality facilities.

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Sustainability, Resiliency & Design: Polymeric Cladding

Sustainability, the ability to maintain a certain level of performance, for a determined amount of time. In this course, we will examine the 3 pillars of sustainability including the impact on the planet or environment, economic impact, and social acceptance. In addition, the course will explore the concept of resiliency and how building materials must be resilient to be sustainable.

Finally, the course will look at how cladding plays a role in these concepts by considering whether or note the material supports a minimal impact to the environment and a defense against elements - such as wind, rain, moisture, and UV rays - that could leave the structure intact with minimal maintenance.

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