Why Use Cover Boards in North America?
Presented by Colin Vaughan
Earn: 1 AIA LU/HSW
May 18, 2022 at 1:00 PM EST
This presentation will discuss what cover board is and list best practices for installing cover board in roof assemblies as well as identify what factors affect roof life span and explain how cover board can impact the performance of the building.
Traditional vs. Innovative WRB/AB Approach: How Does a Single-Source System Approach Add Value
Presented by John Chamberlin
Earn: 1 AIA LU/Elective
May 18, 2022 at 11:00 AM EST
In this course, we’ll talk about solutions for one of the primary concerns of designers and contractors—mitigating the intrusion of water and air through a structure. We’ll also assess the differences between traditional air- and water-resistive barriers and compare them to newer technologies, which can help specifiers choose the best WRB/AB for their projects to avoid moisture-related issues.
Integral Sheathing Solutions for Multi-Family Projects
This course will introduce the reader to integrated WRB/AB sheathing solutions. Included will be a discussion of other common solutions, including housewraps, self-adhered membranes, fluid-applied membranes, the pros and cons of each, and how they compare with integrated sheathing products. The reader will learn about codes, standards, and test methods used to evaluate these products separately and as part of the building envelope assembly. Finally, this course will use case studies to demonstrate how these products can be used in commercial projects to achieve high building performance on a tight construction schedule, emphasizing multi-family constructions.
Who’s the Culprit in WRB-AB Leakage?
Extreme weather events can stress wall assemblies, causing water to enter the building envelope. Explore how fasteners attached to sheathing become a point of vulnerability during extreme weather events, and discover best practices for cladding attachment options depending on factors like climate, building form, and architectural complexity, among others.
Changing the Way We Think of Prefabrication: New Solutions for Your Building Envelope
Learn how prefabricated construction is advancing in vertical segments from hospital to government, hospitality to office, and beyond. Prefabrication firms are expanding, and new design-build business models, including their own prefabrication factories, are disrupting traditional building approaches with significant success.
Making Transitions: Keeping Air and Water Barriers Continuous
In this course, we will focus on three transition areas: wall to foundation, openings, and roof to wall. Further, recognizing the innovations and risk mitigation needed in building envelope design, we will also look at the latest advances in all-in-one, integrated gypsum sheathing that include WRB and AB systems during manufacturing as alternatives to field-applied water- and air-barrier systems.
The Evolution of Water-Resistive and Air Barriers in Commercial Building Envelope Construction
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Interior Fiberglass Mat Gypsum Panels: Benefits for Sustainable Construction
Benefits of High-Performance Gypsum Panels for Moisture Mgmt. and Project Scheduling
Why Use Cover Boards in North America?
The course discusses the evolution of roofing cover boards; explains how the forces of nature affect roof function and durability; summarizes the advantages related to the construction process and cost benefits when including a cover board; and states the roof system types, specialty systems, and attachment options that can be utilized specifically with glass mat gypsum cover boards.
Overview of Firewalls and the Use of Glass-Mat Gypsum Shaftliner Panels
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Georgia-Pacific Gypsum offers AIA/CES registered courses onsite for architectural firms. A trained AIA/CES Facilitator will deliver a one-hour course for your group. Architects can earn one (1) LU/HSW hour.