Innovative Products & Solutions to Improve Your Design

Event infos

April 25th 2018

Registration7:45 am
Program end5:30 pm
Credits earned8 AIA HSW
Valid for State License

Day program*

12:15 am

Lunch Sponsored by T&M Shading & Barrette

7:45 am

Registration & Breakfast

8:00 am

Acetylated Wood: Durable, Stable, Sustainable Wood for Windows, Doors & Siding

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Discusses the process of wood acetylation, the resulting changes to wood, applications for this product, its green credentials and a number of case studies involving acetylated wood

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# K382 | USGBC# 0920007705
  • Presented by: Accsys Technologies
  • Presenter: Natascha Roblee
  • Email:
  • Phone: (808) 845-8700
  • Biography:
9:00 am

The Solar Ready Roof: Optimize the Design

9:00 am - 10:00 am

In this one hour course, you will learn about solar system basics including terminology, the various components of a solar system and ideal times for system review. We will discuss various roof applications and conclude by learning about optimized solar design.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# MRIL1411 | USGBC# 0920007633
  • Presented by: S-5! Metal Roof Innovations, Ltd.
  • Presenter: Harry Lubitz, CSI, CDT
  • Email:
  • Phone: 5712158276
  • Biography: Excess of 25 years presenting training courses to architects on building materials.
10:00 am


10:25 am

Design Residential Comfort

10:25 am - 11:25 am

Through a combination of natural ventilation, exterior sun shading and outdoor structures, we are able to design comfortable, temperature controled, energy conscious and beautifull residential and non-residential buildings.

  • Credit type: LU
  • AIA# 20170310 K | USGBC#
  • Presented by: Renson Inc
  • Presenter: Gilles Vanpoucke
  • Email:
  • Phone: 3107458905
  • Biography: Gilles started up the North American subsidiary of the Renson Group with its HQ in Belgium. Gilles has 9 years of experience in consulting in the architectural world, focussed on natural ventilation, exterior sun shading and outdoor structures with the goal to create healthy spaces.
11:15 am

Improving Wind Uplift on Metal Roofs

11:15 am

Discover the art and science of wind control and wind uplift on metal roofs and metal structures. Learn about wind uplift requirements, testing and proper wind mitigation specification techniques, as well as metal roof options and accessories to improve wind uplift characteristics.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# MRIL1611 | USGBC# 0920011504
  • Presented by: S-5! Metal Roof Innovations, Ltd.
  • Presenter: Harry Lubitz, CSI, CDT
  • Email:
  • Phone: 5712158276
  • Biography: Excess of 25 years presenting training courses to architects on building materials.
1:15 pm

Benefits of Ultra Low Permeability Concrete in the Building Envelope – An Integral Approach.

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

The exceptional durability of portland cement concrete is a major reason why it is the world’s most widely used construction material. But material limitations, design and construction practices, and severe exposure conditions can cause concrete to deteriorate, which may result in aesthetic, functional, or structural problems. The Portland Cement Association prescribes proper concrete coverage of reinforcing steel and a Low Permeability concrete mix design as the primary goals for “Best Practice”. A talented, seasoned contractor is the answer to the first…..Vapor Lock enhanced concrete may be a reasonable answer to the second.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# SPG003 | USGBC# 0920014710
  • Presented by: Specialty Products Group
  • Presenter: Jim Kaylor
  • Email:
  • Phone: 310-650-4263
  • Biography:
2:15 pm

The Uncoupling Principle

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

This seminar will examine the Uncoupling Principle, which is now recognized in the Tile Council of America's 2001 Handbook for Ceramic Tile Installation. Review the history behind the Uncoupling Principle and examine the evolution of tile setting techniques, along with the benefits and limitations of each stage of development. The individual functions that are inherent to an uncoupling system will be discussed and the major implications for tile and stone installations revealed. At the end of this program, the participant will be able to: 1) comprehend the basics of the uncoupling principle and its relationship to the tile and stone industry; 2) recognize new areas of installation that can be attained through the utilization of an uncoupling system; and 2) interpret and apply the new details and applications found in the current TCA Handbook.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# SCHL3A | USGBC# 0920012236
  • Presented by: Schluter Systems
  • Presenter: Earl Maicus
  • Email:
  • Phone: 518-420-3618
  • Biography:
3:15 pm


3:30 pm
Course to be announced
4:30 pm

Suspended Ceilings and Acoustical Solutions using Stone Wool

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Architects, Specifiers, Interior Designers, and Building Science Professionals all have a long history of specifying Stone Wool for their insulation and sound absorption needs. Fire resistance, sound resistance, water resistance, thermal resistance, and dimensional stability are all features and benefits of Stone Wool. This presentation will discuss and explain in detail the features and benefits of using stone wool acoustical ceiling tiles. There will be an introduction to acoustics along with acoustical challenges and resolutions in commercial buildings.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# ROCK101 | USGBC# 920002186
  • Presented by: Rockfon (Roxul Inc)
  • Presenter: Dennis Wakaluk
  • Email:
  • Phone: 925-719-9454
  • Biography:
5:30 pm

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*This Agenda is final but is subject to updates, additions and changes.

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