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Building Products and Chemistry (Online - 2 of 4)

This course focuses on the chemistry of products and materials through the lens of material health. It introduces the professionals to the fundamentals of chemistry, enabling them to understand why particular outcomes and health impacts are produced. It introduces students to chemicals of concern and alternatives that are being formulated by green chemists. We ask how project health goals can be outlined and informed decisions made on the basis of these findings in order to achieve healthier designs. Recommended as the second course in a four-course series.

  • Format: Online
  • Section: X1
  • Course Number: CRN 5099 - PCID 0602 X1
  • TBA, Faculty
Jan 19 - May 10
Spring 2021
What you will learn
  • Understand the role of synthetic chemicals in building materials
  • Recognize various systems of chemical and hazard classification and how they are used
  • Identify where and why chemicals of concern are used in building products
  • Develop strategies for avoiding toxic hazards from product manufacturing, optimization to informed design
  • 4 AIA CEU HSW Credits
  • 6 IDCEC CEU HSW Credits
  • Fast, efficient and productive approach of learning
  • Enhances your personal decision-making capability by providing accessible information about the chemical fundamentals of material health
  • Scientific foundation provides a framework for healthier design
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