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  Design Residentially with SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels)

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Residential design with SIPs (structural insulated panels) is the fastest, most economic, and sustainable way to achieve your high-performing building envelope goals. If energy-efficient, durable, superior IAQ and occupant comfort are your residential goals to exceed in all seismic zones and high-velocity hurricane zones, then SIPs are for you. This course show you how to leverage off-site construction technologies to future-proof your designs.


Credits: 1 AIA HSW + 1 AIBC Core LU + 1 AAA Structured LU + 1 OAA, OAQ, SAA, MAA, AAPEI, NWTAA

Length: 1 hour

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Sponsored by: SIPA Structural Insulated Panel Association Published: 01/30/2024

  Five High-Performance Innovations That Are Faster, Better, Cheaper

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High performance building, and zero energy homes in particular, are no longer a nice-to-have. This is obvious looking at the increased rigor of the latest energy codes, growth in voluntary certifications, new 45L federal tax credits, ESG movement and growing consumer demand. So now, builders must learn to get there faster, better and cheaper. In this session, learn the critical concepts for achieving zero energy and zero carbon homes along with the business case for doing so profitably. Explore a total cost accounting method to capture all related costs and benefits and discover the most cost-effective options for the most critical component, the enclosure. Leave on the right path to achieving zero energy performance and meeting buyer demand all while...

Credits: 1 AIA HSW + 1 AIBD Primary + 1 AIBC Core LU + 1 AAA Structured LU + 1 OAA, OAQ, SAA, MAA, AAPEI, NWTAA

Length: 1 hour

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Sponsored by: SIPA Structural Insulated Panel Association Published: 01/30/2024

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  Lath Selection & Specification to Enhance Stucco


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Explore alternative stucco lathing and stucco compositions while providing a review of the advantages and disadvantages of the various lath products and compare lathing alternatives. In addition, the course reviews the essential design details for stucco wall systems and identifies specific challenges of stucco wall systems while reviewing best practices and solutions. In addition, Standards and Code compliance of various stucco lathing are explored.


Credits: 1 AIA HSW + 1 AIBD Primary + 1 AIBC Core LU + 1 AAA Structured LU + 1 OAA, OAQ, SAA, MAA, AAPEI, NWTAA

Length: 1 hour

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Sponsored by: Structa Wire Corporation Published: 02/09/2024

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  The Importance of Space. Rainscreen Technology in Residential Building Design


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Description

This course explains the advantages to construction rainscreen wall assemblies. We explain the differences between direct applied, vented and ventilated wall system. How to be code compliant and the various material options on the market today to help create a healthy wall system in multi-family and single family residential homes. We also touch upon the benefits of building with rainscreen technology in the commercial building sector.


Credits: 1 AIA HSW + 1 AIBC Core LU + 1 AAA Structured LU + 1 OAA, OAQ, SAA, MAA, AAPEI, NWTAA

Length: 1 hour

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Sponsored by: Advanced Building Products, Inc. Published: 01/30/2024

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  Embodied Carbon with Biomass Renewable Graphite Polystyrene Insulation


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This course examines the value of using graphite polystyrene from a lifecycle perspective as a carbon reduction strategy. Participants will learn about how the integration of biomass and recycled content contributes to reducing the carbon footprint of GPS in the manufacturing phase and how GPS’s carbon payback period compares to other rigid foam insulation. Using GPS as the base case, this course will also explain how lifecycle analysis and environmental product declarations (EPDs) are developed and used to measure embodied carbon and compare and select products and systems.


Credits: 1 AIA HSW + 1 AIBD Primary + 1 Sustainable Design + 1 AIBC Core LU + 1 AAA Structured LU + 1 OAA, OAQ, SAA, MAA, AAPEI, NWTAA

Length: 1 hour

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Sponsored by: BASF Published: 01/15/2024

  Insulated Metal Panels: Where Performance Meets Design


FREE

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Today’s specifiers expect cost-effective building solutions that deliver superior performance without compromising design or the environment. This course explains how the Insulated Metal Panel (IMP) meets those expectations. You’ll see the composition of the IMP and how its materials affect thermal performance, strength, and resistance to moisture, weather, and fire. The choice of materials also contributes to green-building goals at every stage of the product’s life cycle. The IMP is factory assembled, assuring high quality through consistency and accuracy. Installation costs are greatly reduced because the IMP arrives to the job site ready to install in one step. And the superior thermal performance means a reduction in operating costs (not to mention reduced emissions). Lastly, this course will deliver tremendous...

Credits: 1 AIA HSW + 1 GBCI (USGBC/CAGBC) + 1 AIBD Elective + 1 AIBC Core LU + 1 AAA Structured LU + 1 OAA, OAQ, SAA, MAA, AAPEI, NWTAA

Length: 1 hour

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Sponsored by: Norbec Architectural Inc. Published: 01/27/2022

  High-Performance Glass and Aluminum Building Envelopes

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This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the glass-aluminum building envelope featured in high-rise construction. We’ll review the three main- types of curtain walls and the installation process for each. Design and functionality will be addressed specific to project objectives along with the environment-conscious benefits of using glass and aluminum. Lastly, the course will review how to avoid moisture, temperature, and other pitfalls and failures in curtain-wall installation.


Credits: 1 AIA HSW + 1 GBCI (USGBC/CAGBC) + 1 AIBD Primary + 1 AIBC Core LU + 1 AAA Structured LU + 1 OAA, OAQ, SAA, MAA, AAPEI, NWTAA

Length: 1 hour

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Sponsored by: Alumin Techno (Alutech) Published: 02/21/2024

  Protecting the Built Environment from Formosan Termites


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Many architects, engineers, and builders don’t consider the threat of Formosan termites. They therefore leave the building owner and future occupants with the ongoing task of using chemical pesticides and/or repairing significant damage.   Do you build in the termite zone? Domestic subterranean termites exist throughout the mainland.  Now much of the United States is susceptible to Formosan termite infestation, which has been expanding since 1975. Any new build within this termite zone should incorporate the steps to provide long-term protection against Formosan and native American subterranean termites.   This course will describe the Formosan termite and the damage it can cause. We’ll review the preventative but long-term processes that many building owners take to prevent infestation. Most importantly, this course will...

Credits: 1 AIA HSW + 1 GBCI (USGBC/CAGBC) + 1 AIBD Primary + 1 OAA, OAQ, SAA, MAA, AAPEI, NWTAA

Length: 1 hour

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Sponsored by: Polyguard Barrier Systems Published: 01/20/2022

  Understanding Advanced Wall System Design around Continuous Insulation


FREE

Description

This one hour educational session will cover the latest in building enclosure technology for energy efficient buildings. Presented by one of North America's leading manufacturers of insulation, this course will provide an in-depth discussion of emerging wall that provide durable, cost effective and thermally efficient performance. Recent building and energy code changes will be reviewed including an opportunity to discuss solutions to meet these more stringent requirements. Current building science research and field monitoring information will be presented, demonstrating how insulation materials perform under different climatic conditions and how R-values change with time and season. Strategies to construct highly insulated wall assemblies and avoid thermal bridging will be presented, The seminar will cover all building types and construction materials, with...

Credits: 1 AIA HSW + 1 AIBD Primary + 1 AIBC Core LU + 1 AAA Structured LU + 1 OAA, OAQ, SAA, MAA, AAPEI, NWTAA

Length: 1

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Sponsored by: Rockwool Published: 04/09/2021

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  Understanding Advanced Wall System Design around Continuous Insulation (Stuff It or Wrap It)


FREE

Description

This one hour educational session will cover the latest in building enclosure technology for energy efficient buildings. Presented by one of North America's leading manufacturers of insulation, this course will provide an in-depth discussion of emerging wall that provide durable, cost effective and thermally efficient performance. Recent building and energy code changes will be reviewed including an opportunity to discuss solutions to meet these more stringent requirements. Current building science research and field monitoring information will be presented, demonstrating how insulation materials perform under different climatic conditions and how R-values change with time and season. Strategies to construct highly insulated wall assemblies and avoid thermal bridging will be presented, The seminar will cover all building types and construction materials, with...

Credits: 1 AIA HSW + 1 AIBD Primary + 1 AIBC Core LU + 1 AAA Structured LU + 1 OAA, OAQ, SAA, MAA, AAPEI, NWTAA

Length: 1 hour

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Sponsored by: Rockwool Published: 02/13/2024

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  Design Commercially with SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels)


FREE

Description

This course is an overview of the commercial application of structural insulated panels (SIPs) in Type V Construction (i.e. hotels, offices, multi-family, schools). The designer will gain an understanding of how to properly utilize SIPs for their off-site construction advantages of installation speed, waste minimization, energy efficiency, and sustainability.


Credits: 1 AIA HSW + 1 AIBD Primary + 1 AIBC Core LU + 1 AAA Structured LU + 1 OAA, OAQ, SAA, MAA, AAPEI, NWTAA

Length: 1h

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Sponsored by: SIPA Structural Insulated Panel Association Published: 07/12/2023