Austin, TX

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Discounted self parking at Hotel for $10

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Continuing Education Seminar for Architects & LEED Professionals

Event Info

March 11 2020

Program end17:30
Credits earned 11-03-2020

Day program*


Registration & Breakfast


Working through the details: Storefront Vs. Curtain Wall

08:00 - 09:00

This course will explain the differences between storefront and curtain wall designs and functions while exploring the areas of performance, cost, and applications. This session will allow the participant to discover new materials and methods, reinforcing the design intent while enhancing the architectural viewpoint.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# KRH-1 | USGBC# 0920010541
  • Provider: arcadia
  • Presenter: Ken Martinek

Factory Prefinishing of Exterior Materials

09:00 - 10:00

Siding and exterior cladding can be factory finished, which provides up to a 30 year finish warranty, and opportunities for interesting finishes. Learn why specifiers and designers are increasingly adding a specification for factory finishing to meet the demands from their clients for beautiful exteriors with low/no maintenance on a wide range of materials.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# IEM1011 | USGBC# 0920011192
  • Provider: Woodtone Industries
  • Presenter: Cale Kids



Coating of Aluminum Extrusions

10:15 - 11:15

Provides an overview of aluminum extrusion coatings and includes discussions on the aluminum extrusion process; a comparison of powder and liquid coatings; an overview of the chrome and the chrome-free pretreatment processes; and, the performance objectives of AAMA testing standards.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# AG101 | USGBC# 0920007717
  • Provider: Barrette Outdoor Living Inc.
  • Presenter: Taylor Coley

Composite Wood Products in Cladding and Architectural Trim

11:15 - 12:15

Wood-plastic composite products offer a compelling alternative to traditional wood cladding and architectural trim. These products replicate the look of natural wood but offer superior color retention and life-cycle performance while requiring little to no maintenance. This learning unit will provide an overview of wood-plastic composite cladding and trim, with an emphasis on the sustainability benefits.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# GLWPC001 | USGBC# 0920005727
  • Provider: Hughes & Associates
  • Presenter: Yancey Hughes



Western Red Cedar, Distictive Sustainable Design

13:15 - 14:15

The Western Red Cedar Lumber Association (WRCLA) is a Non-Profit trade association that was established in 1954. We offer training to discerning users of WRC including the architect community. Western Red Cedar Distinctive Sustainable Designs is a one-hour, face-to-face training session developed for the architect community and provided by WRCLA qualified trainers. Through this one hour session, architects will increase their knowledge of WRC; its' properties and performance characteristics.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • Presenter: Jay Poppe

Codes & Standards related to Hollow Metal Doors and Frames

14:15 - 15:15

In our industry, we are challenged every day to deliver quality products and services in a timely manner.
Details are quite often making the difference between a successful projects and costly mistakes. This
presentation will give you an added confidence when selecting, specifying and approving hollow metal doors
and frames in regards to the above codes and standards.

Learning Objectives:
Identify the Codes and Standards related to hollow metal doors and frames.
Master the basics of Codes and Standards related to hollow metal doors and frames.
Identify the Codes and Standards limitations related to hollow metal doors and frames.
Identify critical situations where we need to contact a certified product representative.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# HMC003 / 2010 | USGBC# 0920011652
  • Provider: De La Fontaine
  • Presenter: René Bouchard



Specifying Vinyl and Aluminum Railing Systems

15:30 - 16:30

This course will provide an understanding of vinyl and aluminum railing systems including components and assembly. The course will review all benefits including durability, safety, maintenance, and code compliance, including ADA considerations. Attendees will review the environment-conscious elements of the railing systems including materials selection and manufacturing processes. Attendees will also review the appropriate applications appropriate for vinyl and aluminum railing systems along with when to specify each.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • Provider: Barrette Outdoor Living Inc.
  • Presenter: Taylor Coley

Course to be announced

16:30 - 17:30


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