Code Compliant Exterior Systems for Wood Framed Building Envelopes

This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. This course investigates the most recent code changes emphasizing building envelope performance. We will explore next generation integrated solutions that simultaneously provide protection against moisture penetration, air leakage, and thermal bridging. Installation benefits and on-site quality control issues related to multi-solution integrated systems will also be evaluated in this course.

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Detailing the Building Enclosure Interfaces – Identifying Areas of Concern Throughout the Construction Process

Webinar On-Demand: This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. Do you see “by others” on your project details?  Too often that translates into “who is responsible” and “how should it be done.” With this confusion, it is not surprising to hear that building enclosure failure generally occurs within three percent of the total enclosure.  Enclosure repair and replacement in North America remains a multi-billion dollar expenditure.  The majority of the problems are moisture related.  They are caused either by air leakage or exterior moisture penetration because of lack of proper terminations and transitions.  This presentation will address construction concerns throughout the project related to moisture intrusion at these critical connections.

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Specifying Low-VOC Architectural and Industrial Maintenance Coatings to Meet Air Quality Standards (Print Course)

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are chemicals emitted as gases from certain solids and liquids, including architectural and industrial maintenance coatings. VOCs are the leading cause of ground-level air pollution and indoor air pollution, which can adversely impact the health of building occupants.

This course will examine the importance of indoor air quality and how it is impacted by VOCs. We will discuss how VOCs are regulated at both the federal and state level, including exemptions, classifications, and how these regulations affect Architectural and Industrial Maintenance (AIM) Coatings. There are new regulations on the horizon that you should be aware of, as coating manufacturers work to develop products that achieve a balance between important performance and application factors and their environmental ramifications. The course will also explore coating technologies that already meet strict VOC standards.

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It's Time to Make the Switch to
FlowGuard Gold® Plumbing Systems

If you’re a builder or a contractor, your reputation is only as good as the materials you choose. Reduce your risk and make the switch. See why FlowGuard Gold Plumbing Systems is the proven system of choice by professional plumbers.

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How Building with Wood Helps Multifamily Developers Succeed

Read about various multifamily construction projects where the use of wood was critical to the success of the building. New design, manufacturing, and construction techniques - coupled with evolutions in building codes - allows light-frame wood and mass timber buildings to reach higher heights and densities. New wood construction also achieves superior design aesthetics and fire safety characteristics in residential buildings.

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DOE: Window and Frame Replacement – Code Compliance Brief

The intent of this brief is to provide additional information to help assure the measure will be deemed in acceptance with the code. Providing notes for codes officials on how to plan review and field inspect can help the builder or remodeler with the proposed designs and provide the jurisdiction with information for acceptance. Providing the same information to all interested parties (i.e., code officials, builders, designers) is expected to result in increased compliance and fewer innovations being questioned at the time of plan review and/or field inspection.

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Resilient Windows for Resilient Homes: Go Beyond Code

Lots of decisions go into building a home that will survive whatever nature throws at it.
One of the most critical decisions? Windows.

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Past as Prologue: An Examination of Natural Ventilation as a Proven Means to Help Meet Architecture 2030 Goals

The objectives of Architecture 2030 require strategies that rethink how we plan, design, and construct buildings in order to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas. One building strategy that has gained favor throughout some parts of the world and is currently growing in the U.S. is the idea of natural ventilation. This paper examines the case for natural ventilation—what it means for the build environment, how natural ventilation principles are applied, and a proven way forward for designers committed to the Architecture 2030 initiative.

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Plumbing Codes and Considerations

Codes are critical to the engineering and installation of plumbing systems - existing as a guide for jurisdictions everywhere. Staying educated on relevant codes, changes and updates is an important part of every professional's job.

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DuPont™ Tyvek® Weatherization Systems Hurricane Irene Case Study

Find out how Tyvek(R) HomeWrap(R) fared during Hurricane Irene, one of the most destructive hurricanes to hit the United States since 1980.

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