BASF Wall Systems is a certified provider of AIA/CES programs. Senergy® managers and distributors conduct training sessions for AIA chapters and to individual firms. We also offer some courses over the internet so that they are available to whenever you have the time.
Modules are designed for one-hour sessions, but multiple modules can be provided to larger groups. We can combine forces with other BASF Construction Chemicals businesses to set up training sessions to fill a half day or even a full day with a variety of topics.
To request a training session, AIA members can contact their local Senergy distributor or send a request to Senergy.
The programs offered by BASF Wall Systems include the following:
High Performance EIFS -1 hr (Qualifies for HSW and Sustainability)
Participants will understand the connection between sustainable construction and high performance EIFS. They will learn how to maximize LEED performance ratings with EIFS, gaining new insights into designing beautiful, sustainable, cost-effective exterior wall systems.
This course is offered through the BASF On-line Campus and through the Whole Building Design Guide Sites. There is no charge for either course.
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BASF Online Campus
Whole Building Design Guide
Intro to Drainable EIFS – 1 hour
Participants will understand the origins of the drainable or water-managed EIFS systems. They will learn the basics of the systems components, system options and application.
Getting the Most from Stucco – 1hr
Participants will understand how to ensure performance of stucco systems through proper specs, details, materials and options. They will also understand considerations they must evaluate in order to ensure long-term performance of a project.
Cement Board Stucco Wall System – 1.5 hr
Participants will understand that there are a variety of wall systems that can deliver the look of stucco. They will understand the components and performance characteristics of cement board stucco. They will understand the advantages and limitations of cement board stucco wall systems. They will understand the testing behind the systems. And, they will be aware of installation basics and key considerations.
Optimizing EIFS Performance through Specifications and Details – 1hr
Participants will gain a clear understanding of the various components and options for several types of EIFS, including Class PM, Class PB and water drainage EIFS. They will understand other considerations they must evaluate in order to ensure long term performance of the project.
Keys to Quality Construction using EIFS -1 hr
Participants will understand the value of pre-construction meetings, planning jobsite execution and coordinating the trades. They will also advance their understanding of several key design details.
Residential Drainage Details -1 hr
Proper detailing of an EIFS-clad building will be the focus. The instructor will review 13 of these critical situations, leaving the attendees with a clear understanding of their importance and how they must be achieved.
Elements of an EIFS Quality Assurance Program -1 hr
Participants will understand how to ensure performance of EIFS through proper specs, details, material upgrades, options, understanding the roles/responsibilities of other members of the construction project team and warranty/inspection programs.
Basic Residential EIFS Application – 1 hr
This program is designed for architects who are using water-managed EIFS in residential construction. Upon completion of the program, the architect will understand key considerations and best practices for achieving a quality installation of the EIFS cladding. Participants will gain an understanding the roles of the general contractor and EIFS contractor. The program will be facilitated by this presentation reviewing (in detail) the steps and considerations that go into proper systems application. It includes proper installation of drainable or water-managed EIFS.
Fluid-Applied Air, Water and Vapor Barriers – 1 hr
Participants will learn the role of barriers in building envelope performance, learn how to treat rough openings in the wall using fluid-applied air barrier systems, learn air barrier requirements and ways to demonstrate compliance, learn the similarities and differences between air, vapor and water-resistive barriers and understand the criteria of a performance-based fluid-applied barrier material specification. Course qualifies for HSW and SD credits.
Fluid-Applied Air, Water and Vapor Barriers – Expanded Program – 1.5 hrs
Participants will learn the role of barriers in building envelope performance, learn the various components of an air barrier system, learn how to treat rough openings in the wall using fluid-applied air barrier systems, learn air barrier requirements and ways to demonstrate compliance - review the battery of tests that verify performance, learn the similarities and differences between air, vapor and water-resistive barriers and understand the criteria of a performance-based fluid-applied barrier material specification. Course qualifies for HSW and SD credits.