DuPont™ Tyvek® Training

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Moisture Management in Commercial Building Enclosures (Moisture 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.

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.

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.

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: 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.

Infection Control through Design and Innovation: Learn leading-edge thinking on how to prevent HAI’s in healthcare design.

The Intersection of Art and Design: Learn about how art is a catalyst in the healing process, providing psychological benefits and reducing stress.