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Transportation Alternatives for Sustainable Cities

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

Elevators are a critical part of urban density. However, as buildings increase in height, the elevator core grows to accommodate the number of elevators required, reducing floor area ratio in a building. Recent innovations in vertical transportation revolve around how many elevators can be in a shaft and how we can dispatch those elevators intelligently. Dual-car systems optimize the elevator core area, while offering the flexibility of independently moving cars. Multidirectional elevators take this paradigm even further, as multiple carriages can be consolidated into fewer shafts, reducing the elevator’s footprint by up to 50%. 

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Egress Marking and Illumination ISO-0501

Program: The Art and Technology of Lighting

This course is designed to introduce the architect to egress marking systems that are used for ordinary way finding and building evacuation in emergency situations. These signage systems are meant to be selected and installed according to specific standards established by building codes. Additionally, once installed, these systems must be tested to assure their efficacy in case of an emergency.  How to select and specify the appropriate markers and the technological solutions available, as well as testing methods, will all be covered in this course. 

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Designing Beautiful High-performance Building Envelopes

The building envelope has a lot of different jobs to do—from insulating the building so that it can be efficiently heated and cooled to providing air and water barriers that keep harmful moisture at bay, as well as providing the aesthetic face of the project. High performance building envelopes do all of those things extremely well. This article explores some of the latest high-performance solutions that can be used to create those high-performance envelopes.

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Strategic Electrification, Decarbonization and the Role of Advanced Heat Pump Technology

Program: Architecture, Design, and Building Science

This course focuses on strategic electrification, or beneficial electrification, reduction of dependence on fossil fuels and the positive impact on the environment as well as human health, comfort, and safety that can result. The adoption of heat pump technologies can help reduce the carbon footprint of buildings, enabling the country to move toward adopting clean energy. Economically, strategic electrification and heat pump technologies have the potential to reduce operating and maintenance costs.

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Water Savings With Every Flush: Improving Water Conservation in High-Performance Buildings

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

This course recognizes the flush toilet as one of the biggest users of water and discusses how toilet design is pushing flush technology to develop ways for homes and commercial buildings to conserve water without sacrificing the performance of the toilet. Industry testing protocols and the water-saving capabilities of different technologies are evaluated. Today—as climate change, population growth, and record droughts present an unprecedented strain on our water supply—conservation technology is building awareness to the importance of having the most water-efficient fixtures in a home or business.

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Multi-Tenant Multi-Story Exhaust for Bathroom Fans, Clothes Dryers & Range Hoods

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

This course covers the many benefits of UL classified factory-built ventilation duct assemblies that are specifically used for common ducting multi-story tenant space appliances such as bathroom fans, clothes dryers, or domestic range hoods. The webinar will also speak to the code requirements related to the fire/smoke control system as well as the benefits of demand control ventilation practices with specifically designed fans for these applications, which make for a complete UL factory-built ventilation system.

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Advanced Waterproofing Solutions with a PUMA System

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

This presentation describes overcoming waterproofing challenges by utilizing a liquid-applied PUMA system. PUMA is a cold fluid-applied waterproofing system with quick-curing technology providing longterm stability, permanent UV exposure resistance to impact, scratches, punctures and slip resistance.

PUMA technical advances allow for waterproofing certainty where sheet-applied membranes are difficult to install due to complex design and construction requirements. Through this step-by-step presentation, you will understand how PUMA may solve common installation obstacles and how to properly specificity/install a PUMA system to suit project specific needs. Enjoy an engaged discussion, find out which system is right for your project, and ask project specific questions.

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Moisture Mitigation, Surface Prep and Floor Covering Systems

This course teaches about the source and prevention of health and safety risks of moisture transmission/high pH through a concrete substrate and its effect on flooring adhesives and coverings. The health and safety risks include mold, mildew, standing water, sick building syndrome, previous needfor use of solvent based, high VOC adhesives instead of water-based, high moisture tolerance vinyl/carpet adhesives available today. This course also teaches about concrete floor flatness and how to measure and install a flat surface using self-leveling underlayments/skim coats for floor coverings torequire, along with the moisture vapor barrier and adhesives, a single source system with long term warranty for all sub flooring components.

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