Join us weekly for AIA-accredited discussions with masonry experts to learn about modern masonry solutions to the most pressing challenges in architecture.

From health and wellness to energy code to site utilization to advanced modeling tools, we're offering up knowledge you need to succeed in three insight-packed blocks. Register Now

Dec 2nd, 1:00pm ET: Modern Masonry: Fire Protection and Enhanced Performance (1LU|HSW)

Fire safety is one of the paramount responsibilities of architects and developers, and it is dependent on careful selection of materials and proper design. Deficits in either area may result in a building fire, which can be a dramatic and devastating event, often incurring extensive property damage and, unfortunately, loss of human life.
This course will describe masonry’s 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 discussed will be masonry's architectural options to meet pleasing contemporary design standards.

Dec 16th 1:00pm ET: Porcelain Pavers: Applications and Use (1LU|HSW)

Outdoor porcelain pavers have many benefits. They are frost-resistant, skid-resistant, durable, easy-to-clean and have incredibly high breakage loads (up to 2200 lb) creating the perfect solution for gardens, terraces, and high traffic outdoor areas. Outdoor porcelain pavers can be dry laid onto grass, gravel, dirt and sand – or onto terraces and roofs using raised supports – without grout, adhesives or specialized workers, making installation incredibly easy.

Join experts from Belgard Commercial and Mirage USA as they will provide an overview of the manufacturing process of porcelain pavers, explain various installation methods, and discuss how porcelain pavers can contribute to today’s green building programs.