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Understanding Chemistry in Building & Construction

GBCI: 0920008363

A Guide for Architects, Specifiers and Designers
Eligible for .5 CE HOURS.
  • .5 CE

Published on: June 21, 2016

Average: 3.5 (11 votes)


Chemistry is an important, but often not fully understood, component of the modern building industry. Architects, designers, builders, and occupants may not recognize the myriad benefits that chemistry provides to the built environment. Although each of us comes into regular contact with products made possible by chemistry, few understand materials science, building science, and chemical engineering, or how these fields help provide a safer, healthier, more comfortable living environment.


  1. Understand how chemistry enhances performance in the building industry.
  2. Explain the concept of risk verses hazard when considering the use of chemistry-enhanced building products.
  3. Understand regulatory and testing requirements for chemicals.
  4. Discuss the future of chemistry in the building industry.
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American Chemistry Council
Washington, DC
United States
U.S. Green Building Council
Washington, DC
United States

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