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  • Credit: 1 AIA LU/HSW, 1 PDH

    Rain is one of the most important things to control in wall construction for both a building’s structural integrity and the occupants’ health. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss the aesthetic, performance, and sustainable attributes of wood-plastic composites (WPCs) for use in rainscreen applications. Participants will gain a new understanding of how WPC cladding should be applied and fastened in rainscreen systems.


    By the end of the course, you will be able to do the following:

    1. Identify potential moisture management issues that can cause harm to both a building’s aesthetic and structural integrity as well as occupants’ health and safety.
    2. List four basic components of rainscreen wall systems that help minimize rainwater passage into the wall and effectively dissipates any water remaining back to the exterior.
    3. Compare and contrast the suitability of various cladding materials to serve in rainscreen systems, particularly their durability, sustainability, and safety.
    4. Evaluate wood-plastic composite (WPC) cladding options for use in rainscreen applications, including recyclability, strength, and life-cycle cost attributes.




    Instructions

    1. Complete the learning materials located under course content.
    2. Once you have completed the course content, you will need to take the quiz.  You must pass the quiz with a score of 70% or higher to receive credit for the course; AIA credit earned will be reported for you. 
    3. You have unlimited attempts to take the quiz to achieve the minimum score of 70%.
    4. After completing the quiz, your certificate and course survey will be available for you to download.

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  • Survey