Building Envelope Systems CEU: AIA/CES Learning Units

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DuPont Building Envelope Systems offers a range of AIA/CES Learning Units designed to help you further your education and stay up-to-date on best building practices and specifications.

These units cover a wide range of weatherization-related topics, ranging from Better Design of Buildings to Moisture Management Systems Reviews, to Commonly Made Energy Mistakes.

DuPont AIA/CES Learning Units (CEU)
DuPont is a participant in the American Institute of Architects’ Continuing Education Systems (AIA/CES) Registered Provider program. Our Building Envelope Systems CEUs offer offers a variety of continuing education learning opportunities for specifiers and construction professionals.

Within the AIA/CES system, a Learning Unit (LU) is earned for each 60-minute increment of instruction or study. A Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is earned for each 10 hours of instruction or study.

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The individual AIA/CES Learning Units DuPont offers cover a broad range of topics related to establishing a tight building envelope. Sign up with a Tyvek® Specialist to participate:

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NFPA 285:
NFPA 285 - Assembly Test of Exterior Walls with Combustible Components

This seminar includes a discussion of the impact of the NFPA 285 Test on buildings using IBC and ASHRAE 90.1 energy code requirements, the parameters and history of NFPA 285, and the definition of what building envelope components are combustible and require NFPA 285 testing by IBC.

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Fluid Applied:
Fluid Applied Air Barrier Membranes: Advances and Applications

There are hundreds of fluid applied air barrier products currently available and they vary greatly in thickness and formulation. As commercial buildings become more energy efficient and complex, the need for a “high performance” fluid air barrier system is increasing. This presentation will discuss some of the key differences and performance advantages of these new high performance air barrier chemical formulations in contrast to traditional fluid applied air barrier formulations.

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Air Barrier 1:
Choices for Air Barriers for Commercial Building Enclosures
Review the impact of air leakage on building enclosure performance, and explore the main types of air barrier membranes used for commercial building enclosures.

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Air Barrier 2:
Air Leakage Control in Commercial Building Enclosures
This seminar is organized into three sections. The first reviews the impact of air leakage on energy efficiency, durability, and the comfort of building occupants. The second reviews the main requirements for a continuous air barrier, including air infiltration resistance, continuity, structural integrity and durability, and vapor permeability. The final section reviews recently introduced quantitative standards for air leakage control, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers air barrier program for building airtightness.

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GREEN 1:
Sustainable Building Enclosure Design
This seminar includes a review of buildings’ environmental impact and the need for sustainable construction; the key attributes of a sustainable building enclosure and main design strategies; the impact of air leakage on building envelope sustainability; and the building envelope’s potential contribution towards LEED® credits through energy savings.

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Moisture 1:
Moisture Management in Commercial Building Enclosures – 1
This course discusses the significance of moisture as a factor in the deterioration of buildings, materials and material effectiveness. The main sources of moisture are identified, with special emphasis given to the leading cause of water problems in walls: rain penetration. The building science behind moisture control strategies is also discussed.

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Moisture 2:
Moisture Management in Commercial Building Enclosures – 2
This course reviews moisture sources, moisture transport mechanisms and moisture control, emphasizing rain penetration as the leading cause of water damage inside walls. It also covers common air and water barriers, as well as how to specify the ideal system for a durable building envelope. Avoiding common installation errors and achieving the proper detailing of the window-wall interface is also addressed, along with the importance of creating redundancy in the building envelope system.

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HAM 101:
Heat, Air & Moisture Management in Commercial Building Enclosures
This course provides a basic review of heat, air and moisture transport mechanisms across the building envelope, along with design control strategies for heat management. The sections focus on conduction (heat flow through materials) with a brief review of thermal insulation materials and their energy code requirements; convection (heat flow through air currents) and the importance of air leakage control with a well-designed building envelope system; and a review of moisture sources inside buildings, as well as moisture transport mechanisms and moisture control strategies.

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Durability 1:
Durable Building Enclosure Design
This course covers recent changes in building energy codes and their potential impact on the long-range durability of the building envelope. The sections include a summary of recent energy code changes in North America, with a focus on new requirements affecting the building envelope and wall assembly design; a review of moisture sources and moisture management strategies; and a look at the potential impact of new energy code requirements on moisture management.

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