Join us bi-weekly for AIA-accredited webinars on modern solutions to the most pressing challenges in architecture, presented by experts from across the industry. From specification support to site planning to strategies to optimize the health and wellness of your occupants and beyond, APG U sessions offer up knowledge you need to succeed – and the LU and HSW credits you need to stay current.
Check out the current block of webinars below:
Roof top paver systems have become an integral part of commercial roofing that not only improves the energy efficiency but also increases the life expectancy of the overall roof system. Changes to codes and standards along with recent storm events have brought wind uplift to the forefront as a vital component to roof top paver systems. The industry has developed various methods for addressing wind uplift, and as a result, many factors must be considered when designing and installing roof top paver systems.
In this session, experts from Oldcastle APG & Westile will provide a review of changes to ASCE 7 and the International Building Code with regards to wind uplift and its effect on roof top paver systems. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of how roof top pavers allows greater access for roof deck areas, factors that contribute to wind uplift calculations, and methods for securing roof top pavers.
Façade cladding, rainscreen, ventilated façade- call it what you want, these systems are considered to be one of the most efficient options for resolving challenges with moisture, eliminating thermal bridges and enhancing energy performance.
Join industry experts from Oldcastle APG & Echelon Masonry as we dive into wide range of rainscreen systems and how to effectively design with each. We will explore how to enhance thermal performance, meet required energy compliance standards, and enhance the health, safety, and wellness of your occupants -not to mention the aesthetics of your projects most effectively.
The need for affordable housing is more pressing than ever and understanding more about the trends and factors that influence apartment, condo and senior living multi-family residential construction is an ever-growing topic in the built environment. Design trends such as disruptive technology, sustainability, and a focus on new amenities are becoming more increasingly important.
In this session, notable architects will walk through a deep dive of multi-family design and construction, and discuss the use of concrete masonry products as well as best practices and criteria used by architects in selecting builder products and materials that streamline the build process and maximize efficiencies for multi-family construction.