This course will describe the many benefits of using a white reflective PVC roofing membrane for the benefit of saving energy and reducing the use of fossil fuels. The decision of which buildings to use PVC roofs will be discussed on how the uses tie into the building use to minimize occupant disruption.
In this program the participants will learn about the physical characteristics of the different types of fleece backed single-ply membranes including; EPDM, TPO, PVC, and KEE HP, as well as gain an understanding of the benefits of the addition of fleece to the membrane. Benefits of two-part urethane adhesive will be discussed including; reducing VOC and adhesive order risks, product performance, the different methods of application, and packaging. We will review case studies on new construction, reroofing options, discuss the benefits to the building owner, as well as the sustainability and durability of this roofing assembly.
This course provides an overview of the fundamentals of the structural technology topics that every architect should be aware of. It also helps intern architects prepare for the structural portions of the Architect Registration Examination.
Given the varied use of educational facility spaces – from classrooms to kitchens to gymnasiums - the selection of proper floor and wall surfaces is a complex decision involving many environmental considerations. The right system protects your investment, the wrong system could result in costly repairs, damage to the building and its contents, possibly an early replacement, regulatory citation or disruption to students and faculty. During the presentation, the presenter will discuss the following learning objectives to get a better understanding of resinous floor and wall surfaces for educational facilities.
Southeast Concrete Masonry Association (SCMA) has created a Concrete Masonry Academy designed to provide monthly education webinars on a variety of topics for all industry professionals at no cost.The SCMA will continue to focus on the design and construction of Concrete Masonry buildings. The instructors will include member experts along with other industry presenters. Each webinar will offer either AIA-CES Learning Units and Professional Development Hours.
Owners are realizing the value of incorporating sustainable design and materials into their facilities has on the environment, building efficiency, and occupant health. Many owners are now shifting traditional sustainability coordination efforts from architects of record to consultants who specialize in sustainability and may or may not be architects.
As more and more commercial interiors, from offices to schools, veer toward open concepts and exposed structures, the spaces become susceptible to noise. And for occupants, excessive noise can lead to increased stress, lower productivity, decreased focus, and poor communication. This session will help architects understand the challenge by exploring how sound is generated, transmitted, and reverberates. Attendees will learn a simpler approach to sabins, how to calculate absorption, and how to apply that knowledge to designing ceiling systems that hit the sweet spot for noise reduction.