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Extrusion Matters: XPS vs. EPS Extruded polystyrene (XPS) and expanded polystyrene (EPS) are both types of rigid foam plastic insulation; their different manufacturing processes produce wide-ranging performance attributes, especially in water absorption and R-value. This course discusses the negative impact of water absorption on R-value… More Info
LEED® v4: Understanding Insulation for Sustainable Building Green building is about architectural and human performance, and about creating spaces that enhance the user experience. In these regards, LEED v4 and other green programs can drive market transformation. This course demonstrates how LEED requirements are changing to place… More Info
Mineral Wool as a Continuous Insulation Solution Insulation can help increase overall energy efficiency, minimize the spread of fire, manage risks associated with moisture and mold, and improve occupant comfort. Choosing the right insulation and putting it in the right location is becoming one of the most… More Info
NFPA 285: Exterior Wall Fire Testing, Design, and Compliance NFPA 285 is a fire test for wall assemblies in noncombustible buildings that are wrapped in combustible materials. This course explains the NFPA 285 test method, its origin, its procedures, when it is required by the International Building Code, its… More Info
The Benefits of Mineral Wool as Continuous Insulation Choosing the right insulation is becoming one of the most important decisions in design, construction and retrofit, as insulation has a dramatic impact on the energy efficiency of a building. The use of continuous insulation (ci) construction systems on the… More Info

AEC Daily Live Courses

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Asphalt Shingles, Types, Testing and Compliance This course explains the basics of shingle types and construction, roof terminology and testing for compliance with applicable codes. The course also covers specific code requirements, code referenced standards and related test protocols, and proper installation. Design practices will be… More Info
Complete Steel Stud/Masonry Veneer Wall Systems, Performance and Specification In today's high-performance building market, specifying materials that work together as a complete wall system is more critical than ever. Systems can help designers meet new energy codes, reduce costs and liability, and improve building function and sustainability while making… More Info
Complete Wall Systems, Maintaining Continuous Insulation and WRB's at Transitions This course provides an overview of wall layers; air control, moisture control, water drainage, and thermal performance. It discusses options for maintaining continuity at penetrations, transitions and terminations, considering sequencing, jobsite conditions, and installation methods. It reviews case studies of… More Info
Complete Wall Systems: Specifying Systemization to Meet Performance Goals In today’s high-performance building market specifying materials that have been specifically designed to work together as a complete wall system is more critical than ever. Systemization helps designers document compliance with everchanging building and energy codes, reduce costs and improve… More Info
Continuous Insulation: The Basics and Beyond This course is aimed to define what exactly continuous insulation is, and the key benefits of using it. The course will also show participants how continuous insulation complies with building and energy code requirements within that field. More Info
Durability Design Analysis for Building Envelopes As the demand for zero-energy buildings drives the need for better-insulated and airtight enclosures, moisture and hygrothermal performance become increasingly important considerations in the design process. In this course, learn from hygrothermal experts about the physics of heat and moisture… More Info
Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Insulation in High Performance Commercial Roofing Commercial roofing systems are quite varied. As such, their performance expectations are varied, and their suitability for different applications vary. Certain types of high performance roofing systems require specific components, and performance standards to achieve energy efficient and durable life… More Info
Fire Safety in High Rise Structures One of the most complex and least understood areas where fire can propagate is at the perimeter of a multi-story building. Not only can fire spread from floor-to-floor via the edge-of-slab/curtain wall intersections but also along the exterior building enclosure… More Info
Mission Critical Commercial Roofing with Cellular Glass Insulation This course describes roof system concepts vital to “mission critical” building design. Today’s world is highly technology and process reliant. High value research and processes that cannot be interrupted are conducted daily in education, scientific laboratories, government and industry. Communication… More Info
NFPA 285 Exterior Wall Fire Testing, Design and Compliance This course explains the NFPA 285 test method, its origin, its procedures, when it is required, and design considerations necessary to comply with it. The course explains the fire/life safety objective of NFPA 285. Selected sections of the International Building… More Info
The Benefits of Mineral Wool as a Continuous Insulation Solution Insulation can help increase overall energy efficiency, minimize the spread of fire, manage risks associated with moisture and mold, and improve occupant comfort. When designing exterior wall assemblies, the type and placement of insulation is critical. To address thermal performance,… More Info
Understanding Sustainable Insulation and LEED v4 Green building is about architectural and human performance creating spaces to enhance the experience and LEED v4 and other green programs can drive market transformation. This course demonstrates how LEED requirements are changing to increasingly emphasize materials and health, and… More Info
Vegetative and Protective Membrane Roof Assemblies: What Lies Beneath Protected Roof Membrane Assemblies and particularly Vegetative Roof Assemblies place extreme requirements on the components below the surface from waterproofing to insulation and everything in between. Each component must meet specific standards to achieve energy efficiency and durability. This course… More Info
Wind Resistance Design for Loose Laid Ballasted and Vegetated Roofing Systems Protected Roof Membrane Assemblies (PRMA) have unique design requirements since they are loosely laid, held in place with stone ballast, pavers, or vegetative materials. The International Building Code contains prescriptive requirements to guide design and specification of such systems. The… More Info