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Course: Aluminum Composite Material - FR: Manufacturing, Installation & Sustainability


Description:This presentation summarizes Aluminum Composite Material (ACM) – Fire Rated fundamentals and discusses manufacturing process, finishes, applications and environmental impacts. It also explains the versatility, sustainability, functionality of aluminum composite material (ACM) and discusses why it is selected for architectural cladding, interiors, and signage applications in new and existing buildings around the world.








AIASeminar Flyer 030811 2 2017Course: VaproShield Building Enclosure Technical Seminar

Accreditation: AIA Accredited


Over the past 10 years there have been significant changes to codes and regulations for the design and construction of thermally efficient, airtight buildings.This presentation will review the technical issues of:

  • Technical issues related to uncontrolled air movement
  • Vapor diffusion
  • Principles of wall design
  • Functional “build to the design”
  • How air barriers, in-conjunction with vapor permeable membranes, save money

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Cascadia CES Program Summary AIA P lally 2018 Page 1Course: The Effective Thermal Performance of the Building Enclosure: Exterior Walls

Accreditation: AIA/CES Accredited


Today, many new buildings must meet the ASHRAE 90.1 requirements for thermal performance.  This is a tough objective, since documented proof is required. Effective R-values must be met, not just nominal values, which means that high conductivity materials that cause thermal bridges must be considered in the modelling and calculations.

Often, meeting ASHRAE’s challenging prescriptive compliance is not even enough; some designers look to walls to make up for thermal performance shortfalls from other parts of the building enclosure – such as high glazing area percentages.  Many of today’s conventional wall assemblies fall short of even basic compliance, causing larger, thicker, and more costly assemblies than ever before.

Learn what current wall assemblies are getting closest to the target performance levels, what the code–prescribed targets are for your region, and what some innovative companies and designers are doing to solve this issue, both with conventional and proprietary approaches, while saving cost at the same time.

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clad corp aia invite 2011webCourse: Drained and Back-Ventilated Rainscreen Cladding Design

Accreditation: AIA/CES Accredited


In this seminar you will learn:

  • What are the different types of rainscreen wall assemblies?
  • What is an engineered rainscreen wall solution?
  • What are some of the predominant design considerations for a properly designed DBV rainscreen wall assembly?
  • Introduction to the 5 principles of rainscreen wall design

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Owens Corning inviteCourse: Exterior Wall Assemblies: Meeting Today’s Changing Codes (Thermal and Fire Requirements)



In this seminar you will learn:

  • Energy Code Updates and Compliance Paths
  • Prescriptive R-value and U-values
  • Project examples
  • Continuous Insulation options and performance in Cold Climates
  • Thermal conductivity (and R-value) are temperature dependent
  • Z Furring and potential thermal loss
  • WUFI (hygrothermal) analysis for walls in Minnesota’s climate
  • NFPA 285 Fire Compliance combustible and non combustible assemblies
  • Foam plastic solutions (Masonry)
  • Mineral wool solutions (Combustible Claddings/WRB’s)

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reSAWN CourseDescription1 AIAweb Course: Specifying Exterior Wood Cladding: A Natural Choice

Accreditation: LU|HSW


In this seminar you will:

  • Examine the historical context and benefits of wood siding
  • Compare/contrast durability, sustainability, availability, and price points for different species and grades
  • Thermal modification, chemical modification. and shou sugi ban as preservation techniques
  • Installation considerations including moisture control with rain screen applications




Understanding and designing for Trespa Phenolic claddingCourse: Understanding Phenolic Exterior applications and how it integrates with the changes in code



Increased awareness of environmental issues and related energy costs has lead to a variety of new practices, materials, and changes in how we design and engineer the cladding assembly.

On the forefront of that change is Phenolic exterior rain screen cladding design and its contribution to energy conservation, building health, Design flexibility, long term operational costs, building up front mechanical costs, and LEED applicable points. This seminar will provide information that will help the design professional understand the design flexibility of this material category, how it interacts with the entire assembly specifically Air Barriers and Continuous Insulation, the processes and steps to achieve a successful result, the fabrication and installation process, and global design trends with this material.


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Vermont Slate Co Cupa CEUCourse: Design and Specification of Natural Slate Rainscreen & Roofing in Today’s Architecture

Accreditation: AIA Accredited


This presentation includes a range of topics important to the architect, designer, and specifier. Materials discussed will provide a better understanding for the proper specification and usage of natural slate materials for roofing, rainscreen and solar panel for architectural applications.




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Course: Stunning Facades with Sintered Stone Stunning Facades with Sintered Stones 2019 low Page 01

Accreditation: AIA CES

Description: 1 AIA HSW CE Hour

This course will demonstrate why Sintered Stone is a product of choice as it can provide the artistic appeal, technical performance, and sustainability for green construction to satisfy the wide range of needs for successful and stunning facade design.