AIA Course Offerings

PVC101: The Benefits and Uses of Celluar PVC Trim

Provider: Versatex Trimboard

Course Number: VTX101

Length: One (1) Hour

Credits: One (1) Learning Unit Hours

Health, Safety and Wellness: Yes

Upon completion of this course, architects and participants will understand:

  • Common cellular PVC products and their end-use applications.
  • The different types and properties of cellular PVC in the building/construction industry.
  • A few best design practices (Beaded Ceiling, pre-fabricated corners, fabricated column wraps, window surrounds, skirting for homes, pergolas, soffit system, railing applications, fastening methods, painting PVC trim products, thermal expansion joint design). Where it can be used— residential, commercial, multi-family and historic preservations.
  • Some of the “Green” attributes of PVC that make it an ideal exterior building product.

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PVC102: Versatex Trimboard Plant Tour

From Manufacturing to Fabrication and Installation

Provider: Versatex Trimboard

Course Number: VTX102

Length: Two (2) Hours

Credits: Two (2) Learning Unit Hours

Health, Safety and Wellness: Yes

Upon completion of this course, architects and participants will understand:

  • The composition of cellular PVC trim, including what ingredients affect weatherability and durability.
  • The process of component blending (micro ingredients) to form a cellular PVC trim compound.
  • How to extrude cellular PVC “free-foam” sheet and how the process differs from the “celuka” process.
  • “In-Line” cutting of cellular PVC “free-foam” sheet into boards and how to texture the boards.
  • Tips and Techniques for fabricating “free-foam” cellular PVC sheet into beadboard, mouldings, pocketed trims, pocketed fascia and frieze boards, vented soffit, cornerboards, beaded sheet & column wraps.
  • Best Installation Practices as they apply to soffit systems, beadboard, window surrounds, skirtboard, cornerboards, column wraps and accessories.
  • In Plant Recycling/Energy Conservation – What steps plastic manufacturers have taken to recycle as much as 99% of all processed waste, significantly reducing waste hauled to a landfill. How extrusion lines are used to heat the plant in the winter months, eliminating the use of natural gas.

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