This course explores a cutting-edge technology called Ultracompact Surfacing. The audience will gain insight into how this surfacing material possesses similar characteristics of natural stone while providing unmatched durability and design flexibility. We will also explore its optimal use as cladding in a rainscreen application, as well as other options for material use.
Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW Hour
By completing this course, the design professional will be able to:
1.discuss the evolution of surfaces and the various types of surfacing material for interiorand exterior applications
2.define ultracompact surfacing (UCS) and discuss the innovative production process thatcreates superior tile properties and reduced environmental impact
3.discuss the advantages of compact surfaces in terms of strength, durability, chemicalresistance, absorption, abrasion resistance, and ASTM testing
4.discuss selecting UCS in terms of life cycle environmental impact, color, texture, format,and general design flexibility, as well as the various possible interior and exteriorapplications, and
5.identify key attributes of UCS, explaining how they influence material performance, safety, durability, and sustainability.
This is a virtual event and free to attend. Login information will be provided upon registration.
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