Don’t Miss The Mark

Don't Miss The Mark: Subfloor Construction Adhesives With Podium/Wrap Construction

In this course we examine the differences between construction adhesives based on their core chemical makeup. We will compare and contrast VOC regulations and restrictions for indoor air versus those for outdoor air. We will also discuss the challenge for specifying adhesives posed by LEED v4 design restrictions. The presentation will compare the most commonly referenced subfloor adhesive performance specifications, identify their similarities and differences, and point out how lab conditions can differ from “real world” field conditions. The course will finally look at podium construction and the challenges created for adhesives due to varying manufactured wood based substrates and due to VOC restrictions.
NOTE: Participants need to read the supplemental PDF as part of the education course.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Identify and contrast the primary construction adhesive base chemistry types in regards to; a) compatibility with various substrate materials; b) changes in temperature and; c) associated human health risks during application and bonding.
  2. Examine the challenges for specifying adhesives posed by the LEED v4 IEQ Low-Emitting Materials Credit.
  3. Compare how the Environmental Protection Agency and state laws address VOC related air quality issues for both indoor and outdoor uses.
  4. Identify the challenges for specifying adhesives posed by fire rated wood framing systems and the use of fire-retardant-treated wood components required in portions of IBC Type III construction often used with “podium” construction.
Design Category: 
(10) Specialties
AIA Course Number: 
GFI99A
GBCI Course ID: 
0920011500
Device Format: 
Desktop/Laptop
Tablet
Course & Quiz Details: 

10 Multiple Choice and True/False Questions

A score of 80% or higher is required to receive a certificate of completion