LUNCH & LEARN SESSIONS

We are pleased to offer lunch and learn sessions that are AIA approved and eligible for CEC’s (continuing education credits). The following are our standard offerings but these can be tailored based on the needs of your firm. Please click on Request Lunch and Learn Session and select your session of interest to submit your request to our office, and we will follow up with you as soon as possible.

SESSION NAME PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Firestone BPU: Design Guide Vegetative Roofing An extensive look into the rise of vegetative roofing, including market drivers, as well as keys to design and installation. Covers the various types of vegetative roofing systems and provides vegetation recommendations, maintenance expectations, information on codes and structural loading, and the return on investment for a Green Roof.
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Firestone BPU: Daylighting Principles An overview of the various types of rooftop daylighting systems. Includes a comparison of each of the types, the energy savings potential from engineered daylighting systems, and the human health benefits derived from natural lighting.
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Firestone BPU: Sustainable Roofing A comprehensive overview of “Green” Roofing, including discussion of USGBC/LEED and basic definitions of the sustainable roofing categories. Covers the types of vegetative roofing, photovoltaic installations and engineered daylighting systems.
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Firestone BPU: Commercial Roofing Technologies Learn the basics – including common roof terminology, as well as popular roofing systems, product types and their assemblies.
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Firestone BPU: High Performance Roofing Systems and the CEIR RoofPoint™ Rating System This presentation introduces the RoofPoint™ rating system, the world’s first sustainable roof rating system, and how high performance roofing systems can achieve RoofPoint status, while providing many environmental benefits.
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Firestone BPU: Single-Ply Assemblies Goes in depth regarding the specific installation methods and system assemblies for each of the single-ply roof cover types. This session includes:

  • EPDM Seams Supplement: Explains the evolution from glued to taped seams and compares performance
  • Thermoplastic Seams Supplement: Explains the critical factors for achieving functional heat welded seams; how to test for seam strength & what to look for to determine a good seam.
  • Ballasted Critical Areas Supplement: Covers the critical areas of any stone ballasted roof that must be addressed – roof edges and roof top traffic.
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Firestone BPU: Bituminous Assemblies Goes in depth regarding the specific installation methods and system assemblies for each of the bituminous roof cover types. This session includes:

  • BUR Assemblies Supplement: Shows a number of system assembly variations.
  • Mod Bit Assemblies Supplement: Shows a number of system assembly variations.
  • Hybrid Assemblies Supplement: Shows a number of system assembly variations.
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Firestone BPU: It’s In the Details Provides animated details for the most common areas that have to be addressed for any roof design by explaining & illustrating the basic concepts involved.
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Firestone BPU: Roof Decks Covers the function & different types of common roof decks.
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Firestone BPU: Roof Insulations Covers the purpose of insulation; current code & environmental issues; the function & different types of roof insulations; compares performance of different types; installation methods.
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Firestone BPU: Single-Ply Roof Covers Describes the two types of single-ply roof covers – Thermoset & Thermoplastic; explains the basic installation methods of each; gives market breakdown by product.
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Firestone BPU: Roof Selection Criteria Wraps up all that has been covered in the seminar by asking a number of questions regarding the specific application to find the most appropriate solution.
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Firestone BPU: Roof Slope Explains why roof slope is essential & shows how to achieve it; covers tapered insulation design and tapering with lightweight concrete.
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Firestone BPU: Metal Roofing Overview of the types of architectural steep-slope metal roofing systems, metal and finish types, system selection, substrates and fastening methods.
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Firestone BPU: Codes & Standards Explains the differences between codes & insurance standards; which codes are involved; goes in depth regarding the various FM & UL standards.
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Firestone BPU: Roofing Warranties Explains the different types of warranties; clarifies exclusions; covers the responsibilities of the manufacturer & owner; illustrates real life conditions that are & are not covered.
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PROSOCO: Masonry Cleaning: Stain Identification & Removal A survey of types and causes of staining common to new masonry construction, with recommendations and guidelines for cleaning and product selection.
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PROSOCO: Protective Treatments for Masonry An overview of the effects of water on masonry architecture. Types of masonry water repellents are compared and contrasted. Application methods are discussed. The program ends with a look at treatments for protecting masonry against non-water threats such as oil and graffiti.
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PROSOCO: Restoration Cleaning: Turning Back the Hands of Time A comprehensive look at the tools and techniques of cleaning historic architecture. “Restoration Cleaning” categorizes types of contaminants. It compares and contrasts abrasive, water and chemical cleaning. The program concludes with 10 “must know” tips for successful restoration cleaning.
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PROSOCO: The Role of Air & Water-Resistive Barriers in the Building Envelope An introduction to air and water-resistive barriers and how they work. They role of air leakage in causing mold in walls and high energy costs is explained. The program includes discussion of the different products on the market. It also explains why contemporary building envelopes need these products now more than ever before.
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PROSOCO: New Rules for New Construction Cleandown An overview of how masonry exteriors have changed since 1949, and the challenges and procedures involved in cleaning them correctly.
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PROSOCO: Troubleshooting Masonry Construction An overview of procedures for identifying and preventing problems, and maintaining and restoring the appearance and functionality of masonry and the masonry-veneer building envelope.
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PROSOCO: Finished Concrete Flooring An overview of the current state-of-the-art of finished concrete flooring, from installation to maintenance. Reviews the chemistry, products and procedures involved. Covers the full spectrum of finished concrete floors, including industrial, institutional, and highly aesthetic.
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PROSOCO: Masonry Walls & Concrete Floors in Sustainable Design An in-depth examination of the roles masonry walls and concrete floors play in building that improve occupant well-being; environmental performance and economic returns.
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PROSOCO: Managing Condensation, Water Intrusion and Energy in the Real World – Part 1 Window opening air and water leakage has been a difficult problem for the construction industry. This course evaluates building failures, conventional construction approaches, and new developments in waterproofing techniques to show a path forward for designers seeking higher-performing wall assemblies.
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PROSOCO: Managing Condensation, Water Intrusion and Energy in the Real World – Part 2 Window opening air and water leakage has been a difficult problem for the construction industry. This course evaluates building failures, conventional construction approaches, and new developments in waterproofing techniques to show a path forward for designers seeking higher-performing wall assemblies. The presentation concludes with illustrations of how quick change test chambers can be used to conduct preconstruction design verification testing. This allows full scale mock ups to be tested, refined and then re-tested until sustainable performance is achieved.
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PROSOCO: Refining Construction Details through Design Verification Testing – Part 1 The current drive for “sustainable” construction emphasizes environmentally responsible building materials, but sometimes overlooks the need for durability. Impractical industry “best practices” and low performance expectations are often at the root of damage from common weather conditions. Based on decades of forensic investigation and repair of small and large coastal properties, this presentation offers detailed case studies and explains the value of design verification testing in achieving true sustainable building performance.
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PROSOCO: Refining Construction Details through Design Verification Testing – Part 2 The drive for more “sustainable” construction puts a lot of emphasis on the use of environmentally responsible building materials. Too little emphasis, however, is placed in constructible design details that can withstand moderate and severe weather conditions. This shortcoming is fostered by industry-sanctioned “best practices” that are impractical to build, and performance expectations that consistently underestimate the damage that common weather conditions wreak havoc on conditioned building spaces. The presentation is based on decades of forensic investigation and repair of small and large coastal properties that show evidence of water leakage and structural damage within 5 years of completion. Three case studies are evaluated in detail. The presentation concludes with illustrations of how quick change test chambers can be used to conduct pre-construction design verification testing. This allows full scale mock ups to be tested, refined and then re-tested until sustainable performance is achieved.
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PROSOCO: Sealants – A to Z A basic understanding of how sealants work, how they should be installed and why, and a guide to potential failures.
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PROSOCO: Managing Project-Specific Details – Real-time Collaboration Between the Design Professional and Product Specialists A depiction and analysis of unusual and problematic detailing conditions from specific projects that go beyond use of a manufacturer’s standard details for common conditions. This shows how fluid-applied flashing and detailing products rather than peel & stick membranes can be successfully used to handle particularly challenging conditions and how manufacturers can interact with manufacturers to obtain this detailing support.
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ONLINE LEARNING MODULES

We are pleased to offer a range of online learning modules. Our electronic Firestone BPU (Building Product University) sessions are available online to enhance your knowledge of various core areas that we specialize in. Please follow the link below in order to get started.

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