This course takes an in-depth look at resinous coatings, primarily flooring products, employed as solutions for a wide range of applications. It reviews current finishes, costs and methods of assuring successful installation.
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Arguably, selecting insulation and cover boards is the most important decision when designing a roofing system because of the many benefits these products provide in terms of service life, building safety, and energy efficiency. This course explores the characteristics, advantages, and cautions of the primary insulation and cover boards on the commercial roofing market today, and then considers the installation methodologies that will optimize the building's energy efficiency.
Green Chemistry founders and visionaries Paul Anastas and John Warner mark the 20th anniversary of the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry. Paul, as Yale professor and former EPA ORD administrator and White House OSTP Director, and John, as green chemistry entrepreneur, Perkin Medal laureate, former UMass professor and inventor with over 100 patents, will help us understand what green chemistry is and what it is not. They will explore how the practice of geen chemistry has become a powerful driver for product innovation today, and how its adoption is essential for a sustainable tomorrow. Their discussion will illustrate how chmists ar collaborating to unleash the power of green chemistry for greener building materiald. This session s facilitated by Shawn Hunter, Sustainability Leader for DuPont Safety and Construction.
This course provides an overview of the important factors - such as building codes, safety of use and fall protection, material selection, secure installation methods, and design - that must be considered when selecting or specifying a railing system for a commercial or residential project.
The health, safety and performance of athletes is greatly affected by the playing surface. Standards for the dynamic relationship between a sports floor and athletes demonstrate that sustainable maple hardwood flooring offers exceptional accommodation of forces while enhancing play. This course also discusses key selection considerations used for material specification of a natural wood or synthetic sports and activity floor, and describes a variety of basic subfloor and surface configurations for maple floors. The Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association (MFMA) - manufacturers, sport floor contractors, distributors and allied product manufacturers who subscribe to established quality guidelines - is the authoritative source of technical and general information about maple flooring and related maple and synthetic sports flooring systems.
By the end of this learning unit you should be able to describe at least three ways that solar control decreases building energy consumption and two ways in which solar control optimizes daylighting AND views. You will be able to identify at least two ways that solar control can contribute to LEED project certification and why architectural mesh is a sustainable material.