Webinar Schedule

Net Zero Energy Home: Design Strategies and System Optimization

This course explores Pennsylvania State University’s GridSTAR Experience Center featuring a Net-Zero Energy Home. The modular building was designed and constructed in collaboration with CertainTeed and Simplex Homes, as well as several other partners. A unique combination of building materials, construction methods, energy management strategies and renewable energy sources were employed to approach net-zero. The home utilizes smart grid technology, optimizing energy use while reducing demand and costs. Penn State received the 2014 Henry C. Turner Prize for Innovation in Construction from the National Building Museum in recognition of the project’s collaborative construction process. The building achieved LEED Platinum.

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October 27th, 2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM EST. 1 1000 482 Login | Create Account
 

Wallboard Finishing & Performance Corners

In this course, we will cover drywall finishing terminology, standards and installation procedures as they pertain to achieving aesthetic and performance goals when specifying. Additionally, we will discuss the advantages of specifying high-performance products that can help to maintain design integrity and minimize maintenance issues for building owners, as well as minimizing the architect’s time in the field creating “punch list items” which lead to unnecessary construction administration hours for both architects and contractors.

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November 30th, 2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM EST. 1 1000 282 Login | Create Account
 

Ceilings in the Healthcare Segment

This course discusses a process for creating sound reduction in healthcare buildings. Keeping informed of the best available evidence, with the goal of improving outcomes, you will be introduced to basic design concepts for improving acoustical performance within a facility.

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December 12th, 2017 2:30PM - 3:30PM EST. 1 1000 220 Login | Create Account
 

Designing an Effective Attic Ventilation System

Participants will be provided an examination of the year-round benefits of attic ventilation. Participants will be equipped to evaluate and discern the types of ventilation products and how to design and specify optimal ventilation systems.

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January 31st, 2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM EST. 1 1000 229 Login | Create Account
 

Commercial Building Science: Air Barriers  (Registration not required)

This course is designed for architects, engineers and LEED professionals. The course provides an extensive review of the various air barrier systems. Participants will also review details related to fenestration products and how proper air barrier systems can lead to LEED points.

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February 28th, 2018 2:00PM - 3:00PM EST. 1 1000 215 Login | Create Account
 

Introduction to Gypsum Area Separation Firewalls

This one-hour course discusses today's gypsum area separation walls (ASWs) are a response to a pervasive need: to prevent the spread of fire through multi-family townhouses. What many people may not be aware of how they work to accomplish their important task. The course begins with a brief comparison of some historical alternatives to the modern gypsum ASW, and a review of the elements that make up the ASW assembly.

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March 29th, 2018 2:30PM - 3:30PM EST. 1 1000 185 Login | Create Account
 

Landscape and Residential Fence Systems: An Overview

A program designed to aid in the utilization of materials for proper fence systems.

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April 27th, 2018 1:00PM - 2:00PM EST. 1 1000 148 Login | Create Account