Society Of Architects Since 1953
This class will run from 11:00AM- 1:00PM. Lunch will be served and you will have 2 credits when you are done.
Class 1: The Facts about PVC and the Environment
Discussion about how polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is the most commonly used plastic in the construction industry and if it imposes a burden on our environment. Learn what third party test results say about PVC. Understand how PVC is actually one of the more sustainable construction products being used. Learn how to accurately evaluate both sides of the PVC argument to make and educated judgment.
Class 2: What Makes a Thermoplastic Roof Sustainable?
The importance of proven performance and membrane durability (the longer the roofing system lasts, the less roofing systems end up in a landfill) Understanding the difference between Post-industrial, Pre-consumer and Post-consumer recycling and the benefits of choosing a product that recycles post-consumer back into new membrane (full circle recycling). A knowledge of the natural fire resistant properties of some roofing membranes and a review of how different fire resistant roofing membranes perform when actually on fire. An understanding of the term "life-cycle" and how specifying a roofing system that has a low impact on life-cycle is beneficial not only for environment, but an owner’s wallet.