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Hardscape Courses 17

Belgard Commercial continuing education courses cover a range of hardscape topics to support your continued education, growth, and innovation. Courses are available both live (in-person or via webinar) and on-demand.

Online Courses 4 courses

Commercial Applications for Interlocking Concrete Pavers - v.REC
ONLINE HSW Online Courses
This program will provide an overview of how interlocking concrete pavement systems can be applied to commercial projects to enhance the value, performance and pavement life cycle costs. The presentation addresses how pavers can aid in…

Live Courses 38 courses

Using Roadways to Control Stormwater with PICP
LIVE HSW Live Courses No Upcoming Sessions
In many urban watersheds regulators are adopting green infrastructure solutions for stormwater management. Retrofitting impervious pavement with materials designed to infiltrate stormwater is one obvious solution. The use of permeable interlocking concrete pavement (PICP) in parking…
Interlocking Concrete Pavement Design Using ASCE Design Standard 58-16
LIVE HSW Live Courses No Upcoming Sessions
This presentation reviews ASCE 58-16 Structural Design of Interlocking Concrete Pavement for Municipal Streets and Roadways, which is the design standard published by the American Society of Civil Engineers updated in 2016. The topics covered include…
High Wind Applications for Roof Top Pavers
LIVE HSW Live Courses No Upcoming Sessions
Roof top paver systems have become an integral part of commercial roofing that not only improves the energy efficiency but also increases the life expectancy of the overall roof system. Changes to codes and standards along…
Public Safety and Access Issues for Concrete Pavers
LIVE HSW Live Courses No Upcoming Sessions
This presentation reviews public safety and accessibility design considerations when selecting unit concrete pavers for walkway surfaces. Current ADA criteria, slip resistance standards and test methods, and latest developments related to a new roughness index for…
Roof Top Paver Systems
LIVE HSW Live Courses No Upcoming Sessions
Roof top paver systems have become an integral part of commercial roofing that not only improves the energy efficiency but also increases the life expectancy. Roof top pavers provide a durable surface protecting the roofing system…
Using PICP to Meet Stormwater Treatment Objectives
LIVE HSW Live Courses No Upcoming Sessions
This program begins with a brief summary of the evolution of stormwater management beginning with conveyance and transitioning to water quantity management, and most recently stormwater treatment. Stormwater Control Measures using Low Impact Development and Green…
Porcelain Pavers: Applications and Use
LIVE HSW Live Courses No Upcoming Sessions
One of the most exciting developments in outdoor living is the arrival of ¾” thick porcelain outdoor pavers. The concept began to spark interest in 2012 and is continuing to grow in popularity. Outdoor porcelain pavers…
Long Term Performance and Maintenance of Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement Systems
LIVE HSW Live Courses No Upcoming Sessions
This program provides a brief overview of Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement (PICP) systems and then focuses on the long-term surface infiltration performance of these effective stormwater control measures. Mechanisms for sedimentation and clogging of PICP joints…
PICP System Design and Construction - v.LD
LIVE HSW Live Courses No Upcoming Sessions
This presentation provides an introduction to permeable interlocking concrete pavement (PICP) systems. An overview of the problem with impervious surfaces and the advantages of Low Impact Development, specifically stormwater infiltration practices through pavement surfaces. The presentation…
PICP System Design and Construction
LIVE HSW Live Courses No Upcoming Sessions
This presentation provides an introduction to permeable interlocking concrete pavement (PICP) systems. An overview of the problem with impervious surfaces and the advantages of Low Impact Development, specifically stormwater infiltration practices through pavement surfaces. The presentation…
Commercial Applications for Interlocking Concrete Pavers
LIVE HSW Live Courses No Upcoming Sessions
This program will provide an overview of how interlocking concrete pavement systems can be applied to commercial projects to enhance the value, performance and pavement life cycle costs. The presentation addresses how pavers can aid in…
Design and Construction of Concrete Grid Pavements
LIVE HSW Live Courses No Upcoming Sessions
Concrete grid pavement is widely used across North America for various applications including “green” pathways, parking lots, and basic erosion control. This presentation reviews the various applications for concrete grid pavements and provides important design considerations,…
Best Practices for Segmental Retaining Walls
LIVE HSW Live Courses No Upcoming Sessions
This presentation covers best practices for designing, specifying and building segmental retaining walls (SRWs) as developed by industry since it’s start. The purpose of this session is to promote a zero wall failure initiative by educating…
A New Design Solution to Reduce the Cost and Time of Bridge Construction: GRS-IBS
LIVE HSW Live Courses No Upcoming Sessions
This program will provide an overview of Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil – Integrated Bridge System
(GRS-IBS), a bridge design concept being promoted by the Federal Highway Administration to accelerate construction time and offer significant cost savings for…
Segmental Retaining Wall Design & Construction
LIVE HSW Live Courses No Upcoming Sessions
This program will address the basic concepts about segmental retaining wall (SRW) systems. The presentation will address the history of reinforced earth structures and summarize the site conditions that impact SRW performance and design. Installation details,…
Innovations In Segmental Retaining Walls
LIVE HSW Live Courses No Upcoming Sessions
This program will address the latest innovative solutions for using Segmental Retaining Walls (SRWs) to address challenging site access conditions. The presentation reviews the characteristics of gravity wall and reinforced wall systems and introduces a solutions…

Masonry Courses 25

Echelon masonry continuing education courses help to keep you top of your game with informative and convenient session options. Gain skills and knowledge relative to the industry. Courses are available both live (in-person or via webinar) and on-demand.

Online Courses 4 courses

Cost Effective Design with Masonry – v.REC
ONLINE HSW Online Courses
Architects are challenged when creating a design balancing resiliency, aesthetics and construction costs. How do you create a strong structure on budget without sacrificing the design values clients want. This course outlines the aesthetic opportunities with…
Specifying and Installing Thin Veneers – v.REC
ONLINE HSW Online Courses
Cohesive and resilient designs are hard to achieve. This course offers a basic review of thin veneer applications, aesthetic opportunities and specifications for vertical surfaces. Highlighting code requirements and “Industry Best Practices” for installation over various…
Design Strategies for Architectural Stone Masonry - v.REC
ONLINE HSW Online Courses
Concrete Masonry is an effective solution for the ever-changing design environment, as well as offer a wealth of health and safety benefits to the occupants. This one-hour HSW program will explore how to effectively design masonry…

Live Courses 38 courses

IECC Energy Review and Masonry Compliance
LIVE HSW Live Courses No Upcoming Sessions
Ensuring compliance with increasingly stringent energy codes is a leading architectural challenge. This course explores the latest edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) with a focus on the building envelope and how to achieve…
Modern Masonry Using Pre-blended Mortar
LIVE HSW Live Courses No Upcoming Sessions
The use of mortar is a process that has changed little since the days of ancient Greece. Unlike lumber, steel, and other building materials found on today's construction sites, mortar ingredients are typically brought individually onto…
Masonry vs. the Storm – Building for Resilience
LIVE HSW Live Courses No Upcoming Sessions
Today's storms are more intense, more frequent and more deadly than ever before, making the design and construction of resilient buildings critical. The design of the building envelope – and the materials used – can be…
Designing for Moisture Protection in Concrete Masonry Walls
LIVE HSW Live Courses No Upcoming Sessions
Provides an overview of the uses and benefits of water repellent concrete masonry admixtures in concrete masonry units and masonry mortar. The evolution of water repellent chemistries that enable single wythe building design is discussed including…
Designing With Innovative Architectural Blocks For Buildings
LIVE Live Courses No Upcoming Sessions
There are many masonry options for the architect today. Besides standard cmu there are prefaced and pre-finished products that do not require additional coatings, but provide a beautiful aesthetic and performance characteristics, both for interior and…
Excellence in Single Wythe Masonry
LIVE HSW Live Courses No Upcoming Sessions
This presentation covers how to properly design a wall using proper design techniques focusing on the prevention of moisture, cracking, and cleaning issues.
Design Tactics for Stone Masonry Products
LIVE HSW Live Courses No Upcoming Sessions
This course will discuss the large veneers that are available for selection by the architect and the proper detailing procedures that need to be followed for moisture prevention and crack control.
LEED v4.1 Changes
LIVE HSW Live Courses No Upcoming Sessions
This presentation will focus on the changes from LEED 2009 to LEED v4.1 with information on masonry as it relates to the provisions of LEED.
Masonry Specification
LIVE HSW Live Courses No Upcoming Sessions
This course will review the different specification types used in the CSI Specification process and how each ties into and support the other. The importance of proper specification processing for all phases of Masonry Construction from…
Cost Effective Design with Masonry
LIVE HSW Live Courses No Upcoming Sessions
Architects are challenged when creating a design balancing resiliency, aesthetics and construction costs. How do you create a strong structure on budget without sacrificing the design values clients want. This course outlines the aesthetic opportunities with…
Modern Masonry: Fire Protection and Enhanced Performance
LIVE HSW Live Courses No Upcoming Sessions
This course will describe masonrys inherent characteristics and how the material has been improved in order to withstand the threat of damage from fire, moisture, and mold, meeting today's stringent code requirements and performance standards. Also…
Porcelain Veneers: Performance, Application + Inspiration
LIVE HSW Live Courses No Upcoming Sessions
This course provides architects with a foundational understanding of porcelain veneers in architectural design applications. Topics covered include key features and performance characteristics of porcelain veneers versus other "traditional" veneer materials, effective specification writing, as well…
Ventilated Vacades, an Innovative Rainscreen Building Approach
LIVE HSW Live Courses No Upcoming Sessions
A review of the ventilated facades rainscreen system, detailing the technical advantages for the architect in which potential energy efficiencies are seen, along with the reuse of existing buildings.
Specifying and Installing Thin Veneers
LIVE HSW Live Courses No Upcoming Sessions
Cohesive and resilient designs are hard to achieve. This course offers a basic review of thin veneer applications, aesthetic opportunities and specifications for vertical surfaces. Highlighting code requirements and “Industry Best Practices” for installation over various…
Design Strategies for Architectural Stone Masonry
LIVE HSW Live Courses No Upcoming Sessions
Concrete Masonry is an effective solution for the ever-changing design environment, as well as offer a wealth of health and safety benefits to the occupants. This one-hour HSW program will explore how to effectively design masonry…
Controlling Moisture in Masonry
LIVE HSW Live Courses No Upcoming Sessions
This presentation discusses the importance of detailing the building to prevent serious water issues in the envelope of a building.
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Brick 101
LIVE HSW Live Courses No Upcoming Sessions
This course will address the brick manufacturing process and the design opportunities that brick offer. It will address design ideas to show examples to expand creativity. It will explore brick texture, special shapes, mortar applications, and…
Enhancements to Manufactured Stone
LIVE HSW Live Courses No Upcoming Sessions
This presentation discusses the manufactured Dry Cast masonry, and contrasts with Wet Cast stone, both in terms of utilitarian benefits, and aesthetics.
Beyond LEED - A Look at WELL and Green Globes
LIVE HSW Live Courses No Upcoming Sessions
Many are familiar with the LEED Green Building Rating System, but there are many other options for designers and owners looking to create healthy, environmentally-conscious buildings. In this webinar we will look at two -the WELL…
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HSW
Masonry QC
LIVE HSW Live Courses No Upcoming Sessions
This course will concentrate on the Masonry QA/QC programming established in MSJC 402/602 and the importance of Pre-Bid meetings, correct scope of work and Mock Up Panels. The sole intent of the course is to ensure…
Designing with Masonry For A Healthier Environment
LIVE HSW Live Courses No Upcoming Sessions
Masonry can be used for a variety of different applications. Because of its durable nature, and use of less embodied energy, it is a very environmentally friendly building product. Masonry offers a variety of different facial…
Masonry Solutions for BIM - Condensed
LIVE HSW Live Courses No Upcoming Sessions
This is a condensed version of the 2-hour course ECH-BIM-1901: Masonry Solutions for BIM. Masonry construction presents a myriad of challenges for specifiers – especially those who are less familiar with masonry construction methods, performance standards…

APGU Courses 4

The goal of this monthly Program is to provide the specifier community with monthly continuing education webinars, covering modern solutions to industry challenges. Please see below for select previous session recordings, and a list of upcoming sessions.

Online Courses 4 courses

Cost Effective Design with Masonry – v.REC
ONLINE HSW Online Courses
Architects are challenged when creating a design balancing resiliency, aesthetics and construction costs. How do you create a strong structure on budget without sacrificing the design values clients want. This course outlines the aesthetic opportunities with…
Commercial Applications for Interlocking Concrete Pavers - v.REC
ONLINE HSW Online Courses
This program will provide an overview of how interlocking concrete pavement systems can be applied to commercial projects to enhance the value, performance and pavement life cycle costs. The presentation addresses how pavers can aid in…
Specifying and Installing Thin Veneers – v.REC
ONLINE HSW Online Courses
Cohesive and resilient designs are hard to achieve. This course offers a basic review of thin veneer applications, aesthetic opportunities and specifications for vertical surfaces. Highlighting code requirements and “Industry Best Practices” for installation over various…
Design Strategies for Architectural Stone Masonry - v.REC
ONLINE HSW Online Courses
Concrete Masonry is an effective solution for the ever-changing design environment, as well as offer a wealth of health and safety benefits to the occupants. This one-hour HSW program will explore how to effectively design masonry…