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  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, 1 OAA, OAQ, SAA, MAA, AAPEI, NWTAA

Length: 1 hour

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

  Insulated Metal Panels: Where Performance Meets Design


FREE

Description

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, 1 OAA, OAQ, SAA, MAA, AAPEI, NWTAA

Length: 1 hour

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

  Understanding Advanced Wall System Design around Continuous Insulation


FREE

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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 AIBC Core LU + 1 AAA , 1 AANB, 1 NSAA, 1 ALBNL Structured LU+ 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