• Specifying Wood Doors: Attributes and Sustainability Issues

    Provides a comprehensive overview of wood doors and includes discussions on materials, faces, fire doors, specialty doors, and specifying the appropriate door to meet current green building standards.
  • Composite Slate and Shake Shingles

    DaVinci Roofscapes offers two courses that introduce you to synthetic roofing tiles and guide you through the steps in the color selection process to achieve a harmonious exterior design.
  • Naturally Durable Wood Products - The Cornerstone of Sustainability and Green Building

    Provides an overview of naturally durable wood products, their role, and applications within the green building movement.
  • HVLS Fans and Sustainable HVAC Design

    Big Ass Fans offers two courses covering the role of HVLS fans in achieving thermal comfort and energy savings or the benefits of the innovative HVAC strategy that pairs traditional air conditioning with energy-efficient air movement.
  • Factory Prefinishing of Exterior Building Materials

    This course covers common on-site exterior paint failure issues and their causes and describes the factory coating process for exterior woodwork, substrate materials, installation tips and its many other benefits.
  • Designing with Sustainable Stone Coatings

    Provides an overview of high-performance, single-component acrylic stone coatings designed to replicate the look and feel of natural granite, including their composition, features, benefits and applications.
  • Complete Steel Stud/Masonry Veneer Wall Systems: Performance and Specification

    This course discusses all the elements that need to be considered to specify a steel stud masonry veneer wall as separate components, including air and weather barrier, drainage preservation, anchors and washers, and codes and standards and offers an alternative in the systemized wall.
  • Sustainable Waterproofing Solutions

    Provides an overview of the sustainable benefits of integral concrete waterproofing and analyzes traditional waterproofing methods as compared to integral methods in terms of durability, risk, cost, and construction timeline.
  • Considerations For Advanced Green Facade Design

    This course examines the required considerations for successful green facade installations and projects and includes discussions on system selection, design, plant selection, maintenance, and client/owner education.
  • Hybrid Heat Pump Systems: Energy Efficient Comfort Solutions

    Provides an overview of the operation of hybrid heat pump systems and hybrid heat pump geothermal systems, including their energy savings, low electrical consumption, and efficient use of reclaimed heat.
  • Commercial Fenestration Products: Dock & Drive Through Openings

    Provides an overview of commercial fenestration products including sectional doors, rolling sheet doors, and rolling steel doors. Discussions pertaining to common door features, hardware, insulation, installation and optional types of electric operators available for these doors are included.
  • Creating Custom Curves: Adding Interest to Architectural Designs

    Provides an overview of conventional methods of framing curves in wood and steel, as well as new methods of framing using flexible track systems. Discusses options for wall coverings and trims for curved surfaces.

Breaking News

Hanley Wood Exhibitions acquired by Informa PLC

Hanley Wood Exhibitions acquired by Informa PLC

High profile shows such as AIA's annual Conference and Expo, Greenbuild, World of Concrete, International Surfaces will now be owned by UK-based Informa PLC.

In a press release Peter Goldstone, Hanley Wood's Chief Executive Officer, expressed his gratitude to the employees of the department and offered his "heartfelt appreciation and best wishes for the future." Stephen A. Carter, Group Chief Executive of Informa, said in the same release that the shows "will become a key component of our Global Exhibitions Division."

The deal is expected to close by the end of 2014 at which time the former Hanley Wood division will be rebranded as Informa Exhibitions US.

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