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On Demand Courses

Get continuing education credits with our On Demand webinar series. Listen to expert speakers on a variety of topics. Get answers that are relevant to your work. All from the convenience of your desk. Check out our on demand courses below.

  • A Case for Continuous Insulation: Building Science, Market Demand, and Common Sense

    The name of the game is being able to achieve more using fewer resources. Building with continuous insulation is one way to do just that.

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    After this course, you should be able to:

    • Understand the building science principles behind thermal comfort.
    • Review thermal resistance of assemblies vs. materials.
    • Explain practical solutions for working with continuous insulation.
    • Define the existing third-party tests that can be used to evaluate the performance of wall assemblies.
  • Advanced Building Envelope Solutions

    This course:

    • Examines the importance of the building envelope in a sustainable, high-performance structure
    • Focuses on structure-as-a-system building science which studies the interaction between envelope, mechanical equipment and occupants, impacting the performance (or lack thereof) of the building as a whole and the envelope itself
    From insulation materials to air barriers, wall systems, roofing, fenestration and concrete to emerging technologies, advanced solutions for high-performance building shells are discussed and presented via project profiles from across North America

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    At the end of this course you will be able to:

    • The role of the building enclosure in sustainable construction and retrofits
    • Next-generation insulation materials, air/weather barrier systems, roofing systems, fenestration enhancements, complete wall systems and sustainable concrete formulations
    • Lowering the overall cost of ownership and lessening the environmental impact of your project
    • Emerging technologies, such as organic photovoltaics, phase-change wall board and nanotechnology insulation materials
  • Disaster Durable Solutions for
    Wind and Water

    Disaster Durable Solutions™ for
    Wind and Water

    • This course provides an overview of impacts from natural disasters
    • Identifies solutions for building back better
    • Discusses the use of closed-cell polyurethane foams and other performance materials for disaster durable construction applications
    • How to respond to flood and wind events using approved methods and materials

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    At the end of this course you will be able to:

    • Identify some of the costs and impacts associated with natural disasters, as well as the process of working with the insurance, remediation and restoration industries in response to these disasters.
    • Describe how high performance materials such as closed-cell polyurethanes can provide value to buildings in the rebuilding or initial design phases, to enhance disaster durability.
    • Explain the fundamentals of using closed-cell polyurethanes, in typical and disaster-related construction designs, including codes, best practices, and personnel / jobsite safety.
    • Identify many other potential applications and materials that provide disaster durable solutions.
  • Enhancing Concrete Durability with
    Integral Waterproofing Admixtures

    Enhancing Concrete Durability with
    Integral Waterproofing Admixtures
    This course will cover the following topics:

    • Concrete waterproofing options
    • Materials available for integral waterproofing of concrete
    • Testing used to qualify integral waterproofing of concrete
    • Specification terminology and requirements for waterproofing admixtures

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    At the end of this course you will be able to:

    • Identify different options to waterproof concrete,
    • Differentiate between materials available for integral waterproofing of concrete,
    • Understand the tests used to qualify integral waterproofing admixtures, and
    • Include correct terminology and requirements for waterproofing in specifications.
  • GPS Thermal Insulation

    By 2050, planet Earth is expected to have 9 Billion
    people living on it. Managing our
    resources today is more important than ever before.

     

    By the end of this 1 HSW LU course, you will learn how GPS (Graphite Polystyrene) can help contribute to a more sustainable tomorrow.

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    At the end of this course you will be able to:

    • Explain the basic chemistry of GPS rigid insulation.
    • Understand the resource efficiency benefits of GPS.
    • Discuss how moisture management properties of GPS contribute toward the walls drying strategy.
    • Explain suitable applications for GPS insulation.
    • Review GPS reference projects.
  • Improving Concrete Durability and Aesthetics with High Reactivity Metakaolin

    This course provides content on how
    High Reactivity Metakaolin can improve concrete strength, workability, durability, sustainability, and aesthetics.

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    At the end of this course you will be able to:

    • Understand pozzolans and define high reactivity metakaolin (HRM)
    • Comprehend typical manufacturing process of HRM
    • Know applications that benefit from HRM
    • Learn how to formulate with HRM
  • Optimizing Stucco Performance

    This course:

    • Describes code requirements of the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code and how these changes affect a stucco wall assembly.
    • Will give an overview of ASTM C 926, the reference standard adopted by the International Building Code for stucco wall assemblies
    • Evaluates the advantages and tradeoffs associated with a code minimum stucco assembly
    • Discusses ways in which we can optimize stucco performance beyond code

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    At the end of this course you will be able to:

    • Understand code changes that will effect your stucco design
    • Learn about the advantages and tradeoff of a code minimum stucco assemble
    • Discover how to maximize stucco for performance
    • Communicate the advantages of specifying stucco as a system
  • Spray Polyurethane Closed Cell Foam
    (cc SPF) Understanding
    the Fundamentals​

    Spray Polyurethane Closed Cell Foam
    (cc SPF) Understanding the Fundamentals​

    • Processing of closed cell spray foam
    • Use in the commercial building envelope
    • Proper application
    • Safety
    • Building science
    • Discussion of air barriers
    • Other uses for closed cell spray foam.

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    At the end of this course you will be able to:

    • Describe some basic chemistry in producing closed-cell polyurethane foam as well as the difference between open and closed cell
    • Discuss some basic questions regarding safety and the application of closed-cell
    • polyurethane foam
    • Describe its use in commercial market as an air barrier
    • Review other applications of closed cell polyurethane foam
  • Spray Polyurethane Insulation and
    Membrane Roofing System

    This course will:

    • Discuss the functions of the air barrier system in the building envelope enclosure
    • Review the benefits of proper air and moisture control through the envelope
    • Review various types of air barrier systems and their limitations and performance

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    At the end of this course you will be able to:

    • Describe the history and application developments of spray polyurethane insulation and membrane roofing systems
    • Explain the construction detailing and installation benefits of a spray polyurethane insulation and membrane roofing system
    • List the performance attributes exhibited in spray polyurethane insulation and membrane roofing systems
    • Identify the environmental and building sustainable contributions of spray polyurethane insulation and membrane roofing systems