Bethesda, Maryland - The US Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is organising a webinar, 10 Oct, on which to explore the evolving definitions of sustainability for sealants, the impact and perspective from each supply chain stakeholder, LEED v4 and EPDs, regulations, material evaluation, implementation challenges, and opportunities in high performance buildings for the construction industry, said ASC.
ASC said the webinar is aimed at manufacturers and specifiers of gunnable sealants, who will be able to explore sustainability from the perspective of the manufacturer, including standard terminology, manufacturer-identified attributes of sustainability and regulatory code/system properties.
"Attendees will gain valuable perspective on the challenges that manufacturers face in meeting contradicting values when it comes to sustainability and the changes the sealants industry needs to thrive in a new, sustainable world," said ASC.
Specificers of gunnable sealants will also be helped to understand sustainability from the perspective of the architectural specifier. The programme will cover market drivers influencing sustainable design, product certifications and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), from a material evaluation and specification perspective (including proposed LEEDv4 Credits regarding supplier declarations). It will also review the anatomy of a CSI 3 Part specification and the related sub-contractors responsibilities.
Contractors/users of gunnable sealants will also find advice on implementing challenges in the B&C Industry. The webinar will explore the real world issues that affect the execution of sustainability efforts at the installer/contractor level and the forces acting upon the end user, which ASC says "can often overshadow the intent and purpose of sustainable construction practices."
The many challenges faced by the end user will be discussed along with how other stakeholders can help end users succeed in executing high performance building projects.
See more at www.adhesves.org