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Exterior Grade Design: An Architect's Guide to Using Polymers Outdoors

Format LIVE: Facilitator-led
Offered by 3form





Salt Lake City, UT 84119
United States
Category Materials and resources

This course provides an overview of engineered resins utilized for exterior building projects and applications . Important detailson the evolution, performance characteristics, and sustainable building and design benefits that resins bring to an exterior proj ect are discussed and demonstrated. The program contains a selection of example applications where resins have b een employed to c omplete high-performing and high-design exterior projects that may be difficult to achieve with traditional build ing materials. Actual test-performance demonstrations are included in the program.


  • Identify a number of resin options that can be employed to
    address performance and aesthetic aspects of countless exterior applications.  
  • Analyze the different
    thermoplastic resin performance criteria including: UV resistance, impact
    resistance, abrasion resistance, cleaning and maintenance. 
  • Ascertain the sustainable building and design benefits of using resins in exterior applications.
  • Participants will also have a comprehensive
    understanding of and be able to identify the limitations that resins can help
    overcome when designing the exterior aspects of any project.
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CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0