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.
Provides an overview of the types of moisture movement in buildings below grade and the effects of uncontrolled moisture movement. Included are discussions pertaining to the solutions and methods used to prevent and control moisture movement below grade and the industry codes and standards which must be met when specifying vapor retarders/barriers.
Provides an overview of how crystalline waterproofing technology provides a high level of performance to concrete structures and what design professionals need to know in order to specify and understand how this chemical technology can improve building projects, cut costs and help earn LEED® credits.
Provides an overview of the critical properties that require consideration when specifying underslab vapor barriers and moisture/gas barriers, as well as discussions on the basic installation guidelines to help insure a successful installation.
Provides an overview of the benefits of installing reflective insulation and radiant barriers into the building envelope to reduce energy consumption, operation costs, and the structure's carbon footprint.
Provides an overview of insulated concrete form construction (ICF) and includes discussions on the financial and sustainable benefits of ICFs, design considerations, the installation process, flooring systems, and project applications.
Provides an overview of the causes and consequences of moisture problems beneath concrete slabs in flooring applications, as well as a discussion on the types and characteristics of under-slab vapor retarders/barriers.
Provides an overview of the unique finishes and technologies of segmental concrete paver systems, including a discussion of the design possibilities that the range of options afford today’s architects, landscape architects and engineers.
Provides an overview of steel floor joist systems, including discussion on what they are, how they can be applied to different residential and multi-residential projects, and their use toward sustainable construction methods and achieving LEED® accreditation.
Provides an overview of pre-engineered metal egress stairs including discussions on advantages, types, class, fabricator vs. manufacturer, railings, stair flight and landing construction, connections, and building code requirements.
Provides an overview of the performance and specification considerations related to the different types of mortar used for masonry construction, including portland/lime mixes, mortar cement and masonry cement.
Provides an overview of colored concrete including coloring methods, pigments, color consistency, and maintenance. It also examines the specification considerations of cast-in-place and precast concrete as well as concrete finishes.
Provides an overview of the noise issues associated with floor/ceiling assemblies of multi-family dwellings, as well as the factors that affect acoustical performance. Also presented is a review of the acoustical solutions that are available with a focus on sound mats with poured underlayment (SMPU) systems.
Provides an overview of photocatalytic technology in concrete and the benefits this technology offers in accelerating the self-cleaning and pollution abatement properties of concrete, while maintaining the same mechanical and physical properties of traditional concrete. Current environmental issues, factors that influence building performance, and field test and case studies are presented.
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.
This program introduces Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) as a construction technology as well as highlights the benefits of ICF structures for builders and occupants. By the end of the program, participants will have the information and knowledge required to design with ICFs.
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Provides an overview of the necessity and benefits of air, vapor, and moisture barriers in wall assemblies, with a discussion on how moisture makes its way into the building envelope, the negative impact it can have on the structure, and different design options to control air leakage and moisture movement to ensure a high performance building.
Provides an overview of the material specifications, industry standards, hardware options, installations, and application considerations necessary to design and specify exterior pedestrian steel gates.
Provides an overview of EPS insulation, EPS Geofoam and ICF/SIP building system solutions produced using sustainable EPS manufacturing processes. Applicable material properties, product standards and code references are provided.