DuPont™ Tyvek® Training

Choices of Air Barriers for Commercial Building Enclosures (Air Barrier 1): Reviews the role of continuous air barriers in achieving an airtight building envelope and describes air barrier product properties, installation techniques, system components and typical applications for the main types of air barrier systems.

Air Leakage Control in Commercial Building Enclosures (Air Barrier 2): Provides an overview of air transport mechanisms through the building enclosure and the role of air barriers in preventing uncontrolled airflow.

Durable Building Enclosure Design – Commercial (Durability 1): Reviews recent changes in North America energy codes, examples of wall assemblies being considered for code compliance, potential moisture management and durability challenges, and design tools that could be used to access potential moisture problems and to minimize the durability impact. The importance of design features for increased moisture management capabilities, such as effective drainage, ventilation and diffusion drying will be discussed.

Sustainable Building Enclosure Design (Green 1): Reviews the top attributes of sustainable building enclosure design which include energy efficiency, durability and sustainable materials, as well as strategies for achieving these attributes.

Heat, Air & Moisture Management in Commercial Building Enclosure (HAM 101): Reviews the basic principles of heat, air and moisture transport through the building enclosure, and their control strategies; the topics of air and moisture transport are further detailed in Air Barrier 1 & 2 and Moisture 1 & 2.

Moisture Management in Commercial Building Enclosures (Moisture 1): Reviews the moisture sources and transport mechanisms across the building enclosure, the impact and potential liabilities of moisture intrusion, and moisture management strategies.

Managing Moisture in Residential Construction (RES 1): This presentation will discuss the challenges in moisture management and durability posed by energy efficient wall systems. This presentation will review water management code requirements and discuss how these established water management recommendations and code requirements relate to highly insulated and airtight wall assemblies.

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Training

Assembly Test of Exterior Walls with Combustible Components (NFPA 285): This seminar will discuss 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. All of these elements combine to integrate NFPA 285 compliant assemblies into building envelope systems.

DuPont™ Tyvek® Fluid Applied WB Training

Fluid Applied Air Barrier Membranes: Advances and Applications (Fluid Applied): 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.

Surfaces Training

Transforming Aging through Healthier Design (DuPont 1113): Learn how design directly impacts the quality of the long-term care experience of geriatric care and healthcare workers, and the latest trends in designing for aging populations.

Contributing to Sustainable Design with Solid and Quartz Surfaces (SD 2014): Learn why sustainable building practices and proper materials selection are so important to dramatically reduce the environmental footprint and make our projects more valuable.

Quartz Surfaces (QS 101): Learn the functional and aesthetic attributes of quartz surfaces and the history behind their development.

Solid Surfaces (SS 101): Learn how to create smooth transitions between art, architecture and design with solid surface materials that are long lasting, easy to clean, durable and elegant.

Integrating Technology (DuPont 0214): Learn leading-edge thinking on integrating technology in healthcare design.