Continuing Education Program

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Parex USA is proud to be a recognized Provider of continuing education courses for the Design & Construction community. Our program offers valuable information on a wide variety of topics related to building envelope design and construction. We offer Learning Units related to:

  • Energy Efficient Cladding Solutions (EIFS)
  • Stucco Assemblies
  • Water-Resistive Barriers (WRBs)
  • Tile Setting Materials
  • Waterproofing & Crack-Isolation Materials
  • Pedestrian & Vehicular Traffic Decking
  • Fundamentals of Wall Assembly Design
  • Abuse Resistant Architectural Finishes & Coatings

 

For your convenience, on site presentations are available to maximize the time invested for your entire design team.

 

Contact us today to schedule your next learning opportunity!

 

East Coast
Randy Campbell
Cell: (770) 359-9398
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California/Nevada
Keith Simchuk
Cell:(714) 319-7690
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Northeast
Jimmy Trotter
Cell: (484) 905-1760
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Rocky Mountains
Andy Townes
Cell: (505) 238-0110
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Southwest
Susan Foster-Goodman
Cell: (714) 319-3186
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National
Susan Foster-Goodman
Cell: (714) 319-3186
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ParexUSA Academy now available

 

 

 

Tile Setting Materials & Membranes

 

Specifying Successful Ceramic & Stone Tiles Installations, Beyond TCNA and ANSI

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Learn how to properly specify a successful installation of ceramic and stone tiles. The focus of the program will be on industry standards, i.e., TCA (Tile Council of North America) and ANSI (American National Standard for Installation of Ceramic Tile); changes in and review of important TCNA and ANSI standards, changes in the 2011 TCNA Handbook, important definitions, and important concepts and trends you should be aware of to ensure a successful installation.

     Course #: D201; CC-101299-1000
     Applicable Credits: AIA 1LU HSW; IDCEC/CCIDC .1 CEU

 

 

TCNA Avoiding Specification Pitfalls 2011 Handbook Changes

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Learn how to properly specify a successful installation of ceramic and stone tiles. The focus of the program will be on industry standards, i.e., TCNA (Tile Council of North America) and ANSI (American National Standard for Installation of Ceramic Tile); changes in and review of important TCNA and ANSI standards, changes in the 2011 TCNA Handbook, important definitions, and important concepts and trends you should be aware of to ensure a successful installation.

     Course #: T308
     Applicable Credits: AIA 1LU, HSW

 

 

Crack Isolation & Waterproofing Membranes for Tile Installations

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This program reviews the fundamentals of proper usage of crack isolation membranes and waterproofing membranes for interior & exterior tile installations. It reviews key concepts regarding moisture concerns, e.g., hydrostatic pressure and efflorescence, as well as substrate considerations, proper flashing, and the fundamentals of detailing successful tile installations.

     Course #: 0MK203
     Applicable Credits: AIA 1LU, HSW

 

 

An Overview of LEED and the Tile Industry

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This program reviews the LEED rating system and helps the design professional understand the value of LEED certification, its impact on commercial construction projects, and how tile & stone materials can contribute to achieving valuable points for certification. Key considerations for specifying successful LEED tile and stone applications will be reviewed in relation to the products being specified, service requirements and various other important considerations. Find out why there's such a "buzz" about LEED in the tile & stone industry and how to ensure successful specifications.

     Course #: 0MK204 | 0090006383
     Applicable Credits: AIA 1LU, HSW/SD; GBCI 1CE

 

 

EIFS

 

Understanding EIFS with Drainage

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Learn the facts about EIFS with Drainage. In this seminar you will learn to recognize the circumstances that have precipitated the popularity of EIFS with drainage, define the basic components of these systems, consider the benefits and limitations of EIFS with drainage, assess the code changes that have a bearing on EIFS specifications, consider the types of EIFS with drainage available, and understand how EIFS contributes to responsible, sustainable design.

     Course #: 9DRAIN | 009000077552
     Applicable Credits: AIA 1LU, HSW/SD; GBCI 1CE

 

 

EIFS and the Building Codes

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Understand how Exterior Insulation & Finish Systems (EIFS) are approval by major and local code bodies. Learn which code bodies require specific fire tests. Examine the various fire tests that are used to evaluate EIFS, what they measure, and their pass/fail criteria.

     Course #: 4CODES
     Applicable Credits: AIA 1LU, HSW/SD

 

 

Building Trust into Your EIFS

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A general review of Exterior Insulation & Finish Systems (EIFS). This seminar covers the history of development within the U.S. market, the basic components and functions of EIF systems, and reviews the key benefits these systems offer in building envelope design. The different types of systems and their components are analyzed, along with a review of their details to promote an understanding of the fundamentals of good EIFS design. Codes and test methods are discussed, along with key performance specification considerations that can help you design a "trustworthy" high-performance EIF System.

     Course #: 01EIFS
     Applicable Credits: AIA 1LU, HSW/SD

 

 

Building Green with EIFS

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This seminar reviews the fundamentals and components of the Green Movement and explains how the EIFS industry can significantly help reduce the energy consumption of the building footprint. Detailed discussions include an overview of the current global energy consumption situation and how the construction industry and design community can contribute to responsible and sustainable design.

     Course #: 8GREEN | 90010023
     Applicable Credits: AIA 1LU, HSW/SD; GBCI 1CE

 

 

Stucco Assemblies

 

Stucco Overview for the Architectural Specifier

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A basic review of traditional stucco cladding and proper detailing. In this seminar you will cover the basic components of stucco assemblies, including lath and accessories, acceptable substrates, proper installation methods and details, limitations and benefits of stucco assemblies, and various types of stucco finishes currently available. Building code standards that drive stucco specifications will also be reviewed, as well as the proper application methods for secondary water-resistive barriers.

     Course #: STUCO6
     Applicable Credits: AIA 1LU, HSW/SD

 

 

Fundamentals of Wall Assembly Design

 

Dew Point Analysis

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Examine the causes of condensation forming in a wall cavity and the potential damaging effects that it may create. This seminar explains how the geographical location of a building determines the direction of water vapor migration through a wall, and thus the need for, and location of an appropriate water-resistive barrier/vapor retarder. The computer analysis of wall designs is reviewed to enable the design professional to evaluate specific wall designs and ensure they will provide long-term service without condensation damage.

     Course #: 5DEWPT | 90010007
     Applicable Credits: AIA 1LU, HSW; GBCI 1CE

 

 

Understanding Weather-Resistive Barriers

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This seminar provides an understanding of the fundamentals of weather-resistive barriers (WRBs), and reviews key concepts relating to effective wall assembly design using WRBs. Other important topics discussed include: the importance of proper material selection & placement within the wall assembly, code classifications, testing methods, important regulations & building codes, proper application and detailing, inspection considerations, and how WRBs contribute to energy efficient, sustainable design.

     Course #: 10WRB | 90010010
     Applicable Credits: AIA 1LU, HSW/SD; GBCI 1CE

 

 

Continuous Insulation, New Model Energy Codes ASHRAE 90.1-2010

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This session provides knowledge on the proposed energy code changes, the implications for today's built environment, and future energy code trends. At the end of this program, participants will have an understanding of the ASHRAE 90.1-2010 energy code and have gained the understanding of how proposed changes affect various regions in the United States. Participants will understand how these proposed changes affect wall assembly design and energy requirements for residential and commercial projects; and will have knowledge of various insulations, claddings, and complete wall assemblies with an understanding of how these materials can be used to meet proposed code requirements.

     Course #: PEPS006
     Applicable Credits: AIA 1LU, HSW; GBCI 1LU

 

 

Pedestrian & Vehicular Decking

 

Pedestrian & Vehicular Traffic Deck Design

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A review of key concepts and design factors for specifying high-performance, long-lasting vehicular or pedestrian traffic deck applications. This session includes information regarding substrate deflection considerations, proper drainage, long-term durability of the decking application, a review of various material chemistries and their appropriate application, design options, and the fundamentals of care & maintenance.

     Course #: 10DECK
     Applicable Credits: AIA 1LU, HSW/SD

 

 

Architectural Finishes & Coatings

 

Designing with Durable, Abuse Resistant Finishes

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This course reviews the fundamentals of acrylic finishes and their use in today's built environment. Key topics include: important material performance considerations, design methods for abuse resistant wall systems, how acrylic finishes contribute to healthy indoor environments and sustainable design, codes and testing requirements, and key advantages of acrylic finishes.

     Course #: V0412; CEU-101127
     Applicable Credits: AIA 1LU, HSW/SD; IDCEC 1LU

 

 

Understanding Today's Veneer & Venetian Plasters

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This course provides an understanding of today's interior veneer and Venetian finishes. We'll review the history of these decorative materials, the differences between interior veneer plasters, traditional Venetian plaster, and similar decorative finishing techniques, and the key features and benefits that make today's advanced technologies an attractive, long-term, cost effective option for commercial, institutional & residential applications.

     Course #: 13UVVP
     Applicable Credits: 1LU, HSW/SD