Educational Resources for Architects

Educational Resources for Architects

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NEW!  The ABCs of LCAs and EPDs

Given the importance of life-cycle analysis studies for roofing and cladding systems, this new course provides key information to help you design and build truly sustainable buildings. You'll learn about:

  • the sustainability and durability of metal roofing and wall systems
  • how the sustainable building market is driving the evolution of product category rules (PCRs), life-cycle assessments (LCAs), and environmental product declarations (EPDs)
  • extensive metal roof and cladding industry efforts to perform LCA studies and make this information freely available industry-wide.
  • how metal roofing and cladding systems compare to other systems in terms of LCA
  • shortcomings with current LCAs and subsequent EPDs and how they are being addressed

To receive AIA credit, click below to read the article on Architectural Record's website and take the test for free.

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"Put the Pedal to the Metal" 
Metal roofing and wall systems’ longevity, recyclability, and compatibility with retrofits and rooftop solar technology present an impressive sustainable scorecard.

Learning Objectives - After this course, you should be able to:

  • Define the primary advantages that metal and metal roofs offer in delivering a long-lasting, energy-efficient building enclosure.
  • Identify the predominant aspects of metal roofing systems that make them highly compatible with rooftop solar technologies and life-cycle benefits.
  • List key integrated building systems and strategies for maximizing energy and performance savings with metal roofing retrofits.
  • Discuss case studies illustrating the sustainability of metal roofing and wall systems.

To receive AIA credit, click below to read the article on Architectural Record's website and take the test for free.

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The Ins and Outs of IMPs
Armed with the various design options offered by insulating metal panels, together with some best practices for project coordination and installation, architects will be best equipped to deliver successful IMP wall and roofing projects.

Learning Objectives - After this course, you should be able to:

  • Review the continuous insulating qualities, vapor and water protection, one-stop-shop installation, low maintenance, and aesthetics offered by insulated metal panel (IMP) walls and roofing.
  • Explore valuable best-practice building team insights for designing and installing IMPs.
  • Gather information on the unloading, loading, and storing of panels and dealing with details, including cut backs, end laps, penetrations, and roof curbs.
  • Develop a better understanding of thermal bow and how do best address it.
  • Review successful IMP designs and installations.

To receive AIA credit, click below to read the article on Architectural Record's website and take the test for free.

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Insulated Metal Panels: An All-In-One Air and Water Barrier

Ideal for both retrofits and new construction as an all-in-one air and water barrier with continuous insulation, roof and wall insulated metal panels deliver a plethora of performance, erection, durability, and aesthetic benefits. 

Learning Objectives - After this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the role of prefabricated insulated metal panels (IMPs) as an all-in-one water and air barrier enclosure with continuous insulation. 
  • Compare the construction benefits that IMPs deliver via a more simplified, cost-effective, and time-efficient erection process in addition to enhanced safety and less required manpower in the field. 
  • Describe the key full building enclosure, structural, and fire-performance attributes of IMPs.
  • Explore the versatility and performance attributes of IMPs for retrofits and recladding. 

To receive AIA credit, click to read the article and take the test for free. 

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