• BlueBookUniversity.com

    The Blue Book Network has partnered with four leading content providers to launch “BlueBookUniversity.com,” a comprehensive database of continuing education courses, programs, and publications targeted to the commercial construction industry.FULL STORY
  • Spot Cooling: Performance Attributes & Applications

    Provides an overview of spot cooling, it’s appropriate uses and benefits, including the cooling of people, equipment, and processes. The course describes various spot cooling options, compares air-cooled and water-cooled units, and discusses the advantages of portable and ceiling-mount spot cooling.
  • Cementitious Materials in Concrete: Performance & Sustainability

    Provides an overview of the manufacturing, characteristics, and performance properties of cements and Supplementary Cementitious Materials in concrete and how they can enhance concrete performance, including a discussion on their role in sustainable construction.
  • High Performance Glass Block: LEED® and Beyond

    This course reviews the performance characteristics and green benefits of designing with glass block systems, including how glass block supports LEED® building certification, daylighting strategies and sustainable design.
  • Enhancing Sustainable Design with Retractable Screens

    Provides an overview of the sustainable benefits of retractable screens that can enhance green design projects.
  • European Beech: Durable, Sustainable, and Versatile

    Discusses the benefits of using more wood, not less, to lower carbon emissions and tackle climate change, and identifies what sustainable hardwood species are the most abundant and where some of the best managed, certified hardwood forests are located.
  • Aluminum Extrusions

    Provides an overview of the characteristics, technical information, and benefits of aluminum extrusions used as a building material with a focus on whole building design, sustainability and application possibilities.
  • Benefits and Applications of Photocatalytic Oxidation Coatings

    Provides an overview of photocatalytic oxidation coatings and includes discussions on the chemistry behind the reaction, properties of photocatalytic oxidizers (PCOs), air quality, and the benefits and applications of photocatalytic oxidation coatings.
  • Continuing Education Courses

    Fulfill your credentialling maintenance requirements. Visit Aurora Filing and Storage Products' continuing education page to view their course offerings.
  • Cement Composite Panels in a Rainscreen System

    Provides an overview of high performance cement composite panels in terms of their manufacture, available options and benefits, as well as a discussion of rainscreen systems and the role of cement composite panels in such a system.
  • Continuing Education Courses

    Fulfill your credentialling maintenance requirements. Visit Amba Products' continuing education page to view their course offerings.

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