*NEW* Building Smart - A New Approach for Mid- & High-Rise Construction
High-rise concrete construction starts are on the rise across the country. These projects are going up fast, some at the rate of one floor every two days. This rigorous construction schedule has traditionally put a tremendous amount of pressure on concrete contractors due to the necessity of meeting specific floor flatness criteria. Plus, floor flatness measurements taken immediately after installation may change as the floor cures, resulting in costly and time-consuming floor prep before the installation of floor goods. Fortunately, a new method to achieving flat, “floor goods ready” floors is emerging. In this course, you will learn how this new approach is fast tracking mid- and high-rise construction, creating a super flat floor and protecting floor coverings from moisture related damage.
Specifying the Right Product for the Right Application
Learn more about the benefits of underlayments and sound control mats and how to select the right products for your project.
You will learn more about how underlayments and sound mats are installed, how they help to enhance the safety and marketability of a project,
as well as the factors necessary in determining which products should be specified in a variety of applications.
Sound Control in Multistory Buildings
In this course you will learn how to build a floor/ceiling assembly with sound control in mind.
Topics will include common terminology as it relates to acoustical construction,
the International Building Code criteria for sound control, and the 4 key considerations in design of a floor/ceiling assembly.
To illustrate the need for proper sound control, sound control test data will be presented.
Additionally, the presentation reviews common construction errors that can impact noise control.
Surface Applied Moisture Vapor Barriers
Concrete slabs can be subjected to moisture vapor emissions from the ground and due to varying humidity conditions.
In this presentation, participants will learn how to assess the potential need for a vapor barrier,
the types of vapor barriers available, and how to test the moisture content of a concrete slab.
Participants will also learn the basic installation process of a surface applied moisture vapor barrier.