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    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Continuing Education Courses

    Information that matters to you – in the most convenient way possible​

    The construction industry is always changing. To stay current, professionals need information and continuing education. That's why we've developed a suite of on demand courses and lunch and learns on important topics facing our industry. Learn about the latest technologies in new construction and restorati​on while earning AIA learning units or PDH credits.

    Master Builders Solutions is pleased to offer these FREE On Demand webinars and lunch and learns for architects, engineers, contractors, and building owners, featuring our experts on construction technology. Please join us for these informational events by using the links below.

    Lunch and Learns:

    ​​BIM-Enabled Tools and their Impact on Designing for High-Performance Building Solutions (1 LU / HSW)

    Request a Lunch and Learn​

    Topics to be covered:

    • Analyze how the main components of building envelope assemblies for energy efficient buildings, impact the selection and specification of products
    • Define key product sustainability attributes, which contribute to meeting environmental regulations, for building envelopes  
    • Understand the main drivers and strategies of digital content development as they impact sustainable design criteria, building efficiency analysis, and selection of high-performance building materials
    • Identify how BIM-enabled tools streamline project programming, documentation by integrating product research, sustainable material selection, and life-safety risk mitigation

    Building Restoration – The Ultimate Act of Sustainability (1 LU / HSW)

    Request a lunch-and-learn

    Topics to be covered:

    • Understanding how building restoration contributes to sustainable development 
    • Weight the benefits of restoration in comparison with new development 
    • Recognize the economic impact and regenerative effect restoration has on local communities

    Caulks and Sealants (1 LU / HSW)

    Request a lunch-and-learn
    Topics to be covered:

    • Discuss different types of sealant technology and proper, safe joint design
    • Illustrate proper application procedures, including safety precautions 
    • Recognize and understand the causes of sealant problems or failures
    • Compare and contrast sealants and caulks, and compare and contrast different sealant types

    Concepts of Color Appearance and Perception​ (1 LU)​

    Course: COLOR​​01
    Credits: 1.0 LU hour
    What you can expect from the course:
    • Describe the influences on color perception and the three dimensions to color
    • Understand color appearance and perception
    • Understand the Light Reflectance Values of color, and the impact it can have
    • Choose the most suitable types of pigments based on project/product requirements
    • Identify the most common pigment qualities and their impact on color stability

    Concrete Restoration and Repair (1 LU / HSW)

    Request a lunch-and-learn

    Topics to be covered:

    • Understand the basic components of concrete
    • Understand the causes and effects of concrete deterioration
    • Understand the different installations of concrete repair products
    • Learn proper installation practices including surface preparation, placement and curing

    Corrosion in Steel Reinforced Concrete Structures (1 LU / HSW)

    Request a lunch-and-learn

    Topics to be covered: 

    • Understand the types and causes of corrosion of concrete reinforcing steel
    • Understand the electrochemical corrosion process
    • Effectively specify different corrosion mitigation strategies
    • Anticipate conditions which promote corrosion​

    Floor Surface Treatments (valid for 1 LU/HSW)

     Request a lunch-and-learn

    Topics to be covered:

    • Describe the critical factors necessary for the curing of a concrete floor
    • Describe the various types of surface treatments for floors and their principal benefits
    • Identify proper surface preparation for high performance floor installations
    • Choose among suitable types of floor treatments for specific applications

    Fundamentals and Benefits of Fiber Reinforced Concrete (valid for 1 PDH)

     Go to our On-Demand course​

    Topics to be covered:

    • Fiber basics
    • Standard test methods for evaluating the performance of fiber-reinforced concrete
    • Fiber Dosage Wizard, an interactive tool to calculate required fiber dosage
    • How to specify FRC

    Innovative Green Concretes for Sustainable Construction (valid for 1.25 AIA) 

    Go to our On-Demand course​

    Topics to be covered:

    • Why Green Concrete is needed
    • Performance attributes of high-performance Green Concretes (HPGC)
    • Eco-Efficiency Analysis (EEA) as a sustainability measurement tool
    • Developing concrete specifications to include requirements for high performance concrete
    • High profile projects using Green Concretes

    Insulated Masonry Veneer Systems (valid for 1.00 LU Hour) 

    For more information or to request a lunch-and-learn​


    ​​Topics to be covered:

    • Understand the challenges of multi-clad projects
    • Identify the importance and relevance of the IBC and the IECC and the required testing for compliance
    • Evaluate the key physical properties that impact long term performance of these systems
    • Understand how insulated masonry veneer systems can meet code compliance and durability while allowing for the desired aesthetics to be met for the project
    • Properly specify Insulated Masonry Veneer Systems

    Principles of Grout (valid for 1 LU)

    Request a lunch-and-learn

    Topics to be covered:

    • Understand the need and applications for grout
    • Identify the main types of grout products
    • Identify the steps in a successful grout application
    • Understand the tools required for grouting

    Protection of Pedestrian and Vehicular Traffic Surfaces (1 LU / HSW)

    Request a lunch-and-learn 

    Topics to be covered:

    • Learn how to properly specify deck coatings for pedestrian and vehicular areas
    • Evaluate different kinds of coatings relative to their benefits and limitations in specific applications
    • Understand the critical steps in an effective protection strategy
    • Select from different options to maximize aesthetic impact of protective coatings

    Reducing Embodied Carbon - Effective Design Strategies to Help Approach Net-Zero Goals (1 LU / HSW)

    Request a lunch-and-learn

    Topics to be covered:

    • Basics of embodied in concrete and its impacts related to project planning and design
    • Importance of performing life-cycle analyses to understand environmental impacts of building designs
    • Material selection strategies to make biggest impact on embodied carbon
    • Balancing project constraints, lower EC and concrete performance
    • Guidance on how to specify lower Embodied Carbon concrete

    Strengthening Concrete Structures with FRP Systems (1.25 LU / HSW)

    Request a lunch-and-learn

    Topics to be covered:

    • Understand what FRP materials are and how they behave
    • Know how to evaluate whether FRP materials are appropriate for a particular application
    • Understand the means, methods and requirements for properly installing these systems
    • Evaluate a completed installation against accepted industry standards

    Successful Coatings Applications (valid for 1 LU)

    Request a lunch-and-learn

    Topics to be covered:

    • Understand how coatings work
    • Describe the difference between paints and coatings
    • Properly specify coatings
    • Conduct onsite quality assurance and troubleshoot failures

    Successful Coatings and Water Repellent Applications (valid for 1.5 LU / HSW)

    Request a lunch-and-learn 

    Topics to be covered:

    • Understand the functions of coatings and water repellents
    • Discuss the various types of coatings and water repellents
    • Learn the basics of surface preparation and discuss common issues related to coatings and water repellents

    Successful Water Repellent Applications (valid for 1 LU)

    Request a lunch-and-learn 

    Topics to be covered:

    • Understand the need for protection
    • Identify current technologies and product types
    • Develop a basis for system selection
    • Understand the value of site survey, field quality assurance and troubleshooting

    The Art & Science of Restoration (1 LU / HSW)

    Request a lunch-and-learn

    Topics to be covered:

    • Understand how building restoration contributes to sustainable development
    • Anticipate common challenges in building restoration
    • Weigh the benefits and limitations of restoration options
    • Articulate the type of support you should expect from material suppliers on your projects

    Troubleshooting High Performance Joint Sealants (1.25 LU / HSW)

    Request a lunch-and-learn

    Topics to be covered:

    • Properly and safely design moving joints
    • Evaluate different types of sealants relative to their type and uses including odors and safety
    • Understand the critical steps in sealant application, including health and safety during installation
    • Recognize and understand the causes of joint failure

    Water-Repellency and Efflorescence Control in Masonry (valid for 1.5 AIA)

    Request a lunch-and-learn

    Topics to be covered:

    • Achieving water-repellency and efflorescence control in masonry construction
    • Admixture technologies for single-wythe masonry walls
    • Applying admixture technologies to other manufactured products, such as pavers and roof tiles  

    ​On Dema​​nd Webinars

    Insulated Masonry Veneer Systems

    Innovative Green Concrete for Sustainable Construction