Architectural CEU Courses Available:
- Terrazzo Design & Specification
- Engineered Wood Flooring
- Cascadia Thermal Clips Introduction to Rainscreen Systems
- Specifying Tile & Stone Systems by the Book
- Self-Leveling Underlayments
Terrazzo Design Specification
This presentation will give an overview of the history of terrazzo, the various types of terrazzo and appropriate installation procedures. Attendees will appreciate the versatility of design options and green benefits of terrazzo, while gaining an understanding of the installation process, technical considerations, and special detailing. Specification “do’s and don’ts” and material and contractor qualifications will be covered.
Engineered Wood Flooring
This seminar explores the uses and benefits of engineered wood flooring. Design professionals will become more familiar with the construction and manufacturing processes of engineered wood flooring in an effort to properly specify the material for their client projects.
Fiberglass Thermal Spacer
Many North American jurisdictions are moving beyond ASHRAE performance requirements for exterior wall assemblies, shifting instead to a holistic, building energy performance standard (BEPS) approach. While this evolution offers benefits—such as design flexibility and lower operating costs—it also requires a new approach to building those assemblies.
A line-item-by-line-item approach no longer yields the best results. Instead, component performance needs to be viewed across multiple facets to build high-performance exterior wall assemblies. This presentation discusses the impacts of thermal bridging on compliance with emerging building energy performance standards (BEPS), as well as ASHRAE.
Reviewing common insulation solutions—including interior, split and exterior insulation methods—the session delves into strategies for limiting thermal bridging through various cladding attachments. Finally, a review of real-world case studies helps demonstrate the interconnectivity of component when achieving high-performance.
This seminar provides an overview of rainscreen wall designs, including all the visible and hidden components and important factors in performance. Claddings and attachments, the air cavity and why width matters, water control, structural considerations, fire and combustibility, exterior insulation … all this and more will be touched on.