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MAR 2015

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18 MARCH 2015 COATINGSPROMAG.COM TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES AIA's Guide to Sustainable Materials for High-Performance Buildings Te American Institute of Architects (AIA) is based in Washington, D.C., and it has been the leading profes- sional membership association for licensed architects, emerging profes- sionals, and allied partners since 1857. Tis spring, they are ofering a course called "A Guide to Sustainable Materials for High-Performance Buildings." T his introductor y course lists sustainable products, ser vices, life cycle assessment programs and their manufactures. T his course provides a key insight on the green attributes of each product and the most criti- cal green issues for each product categor y. T he course was created to provide products and ser vices associ- ated w ith Leadership in Energ y and Environmental Design (LEED) credit achievement or to specif y products to comply w ith a specific validating methodolog y. Te course outline includes: • Products and how they affect Green Building Costs: Life Cycle Impacts, • Products, services, distributors and suppliers for each of the product categories • An integrated interactive discus- sion between the instructor and the attendees on the pros and cons of these new green products. Products that will be discussed include: roofng, windows, insulation, doors, indoor fnishes, paints and adhesives, lighting, heating, ventila- tion, and air conditioning, furniture and furnishings, and site work and landscaping. Te in-person course will take place on Friday, March 13, 2015. It is being delivered by the Pratt Institute of New York City, N.Y. For more information, contact: AIA, (800) 242-3837, Reader Inquiry # 4476 Advanced High-Performance Building Design ES Practices ASHR AE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technol- ogy for the built environment. Te Society and its members focus on build- ing systems, energy efciency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustain- ability within the industry. Trough research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHR AE shapes tomorrow's built environ- ment today. ASHR AE was formed as the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers by the merger in 1959 of American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHAE) founded in 1894 and Te American Society of Refrigerating Engineers (ASRE) founded in 1904. On March 23, 2015, ASHR AE is ofering a half-day short course online called "Advanced High-Performance Building Design ES Practices." Based on ASHR AE Standards 90.1 and 189.1, this course explores the integrated process applications essen- tial for delivering a high-performance green building. Covering all phases of a building life, from concept to design, construction, operation, and removal, and using specifc case studies, the course will help the student integrate their expertise into the green build- ing delivery process and go beyond the minimum requirements of these standards. Course content is suitable for architects and engineers. For more information, contact: ASHR AE, Reader Inquiry #4477 PDA Applicator Spray Course Polyurea Development Association (PDA) is the trade associ- ation for the global thick-flm high-performance elastomer industry. Te backbone of PDA is polyurea, its development, and its application. Te association also welcomes adjacent technologies such as urethanes and hybrids that have similar uses, as well as related primers and topcoats. PDA is ofering an Applicator Spray Course April 12–19, 2015, at Specialty Products, Inc.'s facility in Rowlett, Texas. Tis course identifes the many elements involved in the successful setup and operation of polyurea spray equipment, and it was developed as a hands-on course covering all phases of hot spray polyurea application. It also gives attendees an in-depth analysis of commercially available equipment designs and necessary hardware components to ensure successful opera- tion and spray application of polyureas. Contractors, applicators, polyurea system suppliers, and engineers should attend. Te course runs from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day and includes light breakfasts every morning and lunches every afternoon. We limit the class to 25 people so everyone may operate the equipment and participate in the open discussions. You learn from the instruc- tors and from each other. Prices vary between members and non-members. For more information, contact: PDA, (816) 221-0777, www.pda-online. org CP Reader Inquiry #4478 Industry Briefs

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