Credits: 1 AIA/HSW; 0.1 IACET CEU*; 1 IIBEC CEH
The pursuit of sustainable construction methods and materials has grown exponentially over the past two decades, as more design and construction professionals recognize the importance of protecting the environment. At the same time, just as many are finding that sustainable construction can also benefit the bottom line. Cold-formed steel framing can be a significant contributor to helping meet sustainability goals as a result of its inherent characteristics, “built-in” features, and evolving construction methods. This course takes an in-depth look at the sustainable attributes of steel, sustainability and cost benefits for projects, how it can contribute to projects seeking certification with LEED v.41, and includes tips on how to specify cold-formed steel framing to meet sustainability objectives.
- Examine how steelmaking technology has evolved over the past decade to drastically reduce the carbon footprint and use of natural resources.
- Identify the economic benefits of building mid-rise and multifamily projects with cold-formed steel framing, including first cost and long-term value.
- Identify the tools that are available for evaluating the energy performance of a cold-formed steel framed structure and for earning LEED credits.
- Explore how to effectively specify cold-formed steel framing to create durable, high-performance buildings.