Early Bird Special
Until April 21, Including Continental Breakfast and Lunch
General Admission
From April 22 to May 11, Including Continental Breakfast and Lunch
Day of the Event
Including Continental Breakfast and Lunch

Parking Information

Free parking available behind the Maggiano's building.  Must bring your ticket to front desk to have it validated before leaving seminar.

Additional Information

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Attention AIA Members - You can only take a course once in its lifespan (3 years) - Members may repeat a course, but no additional credit will be awarded.

Live In-Person Seminar - Mixed Topics - Atlanta, GA

Event Info

Date Thursday,
May 12, 2022
Location Maggiano's Little Italy Buckhead/Atlanta
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Starting Time 08:00 AM (EDT)
07:00 AM (CDT)
06:00 AM (MDT)
05:00 AM (PDT)
04:00 AM (AKDT)
03:00 AM (HADT)
Program End 04:30 PM (EDT)
03:30 PM (CDT)
02:30 PM (MDT)
01:30 PM (PDT)
12:30 PM (AKDT)
11:30 AM (HADT)
Credits Earned

3  AIBC Core LU
2  AAA Structured LU
1  Sustainable Design

Day Program*

08:00 AM

Welcome, certificate & credit reporting instructions

08:10 AM

Eliminating Concrete Moisture through Sustainable Design

08:10 AM - 09:05 AM

Few aspects of the design process are conducted in “silos” as disassociated from one another as how many projects approach interior concrete slab specifications and subsequent flooring specification sections. This is not done intentionally, rather it is by-product of lack of coordination, and fundamental misunderstanding, between those involved with the structural elements and those involved with the aesthetic and finishing elements. During this presentation, we will discuss sustainability and what it means; drawing the attendee into a clear discussion of how sustainability relates to LEED, Lean Construction, Green Building, and process improvement. Inconsistencies with current specification processes related to concrete moisture as compared to the tenets of sustainability will be exposed, with clear recommendations given as to how the specifying professional can resolve those disconnects.

  • AIA HSW # ISL03K
  • Provider: ISE Logik
  • Presenter: Dean Craft
  • Credits: 1 AIA HSW, 1 IDCEC, 1 AIBC Core LU, 1 AAA Structured LU, 1 OAA, OAQ, SAA, MAA, AAPEI, NWTAA,
09:05 AM

Making Sense of Sealants

09:05 AM - 10:00 AM

Participants will learn about the different families of sealants and how to choose the correct product for each application. We will discuss the effect of UV light on sealants and the difference between structural or non structural silicon sealant. And finally, the importance of surface preparation before sealing joints.

  • AIA HSW # AdfSealant2020
  • Provider: Adfast
  • Presenter: Paul Dubois
  • Credits: 1 AIA HSW,
10:00 AM


10:10 AM

Exterior Tile installations “Tiling the Great Outdoors”

10:10 AM - 11:05 AM

This session will discuss industry standards and guidelines regarding exterior tile installations. Participants will be shown how to plan for a successful installation. They will learn how to specify industry standards that are relevant to exterior installations. Participants will also have a good understanding on how to select proper materials for the job while taking environmental conditions into consideration.

  • AIA HSW # MAP054
  • Provider: MAPEI Corporation
  • Presenter: Jeff Drews
  • Credits: 1 AIA HSW, 1 OAA, OAQ, SAA, MAA, AAPEI, NWTAA,
11:05 AM

Acetylated Wood: Discover the Difference for Siding, Decking, and More

11:05 AM - 12:00 PM

This course discusses the process of wood acetylation, the resulting changes to wood, applications for acetylated wood, its green credentials and a number of case studies involving acetylated wood.

  • AIA HSW # Accoya2020 | USGBC # 920022858
  • Provider: Accsys
  • Presenter: Douglas Gillikin
  • Credits: 1 AIA HSW, 1 GBCI (USGBC/CAGBC), 1 AIBC Core LU, 1 AAA Structured LU, 1 OAA, OAQ, SAA, MAA, AAPEI, NWTAA,
12:00 PM


12:40 PM

Codes & Standards Related to Hollow Metal Doors & Frames

12:40 PM - 01:35 PM

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 project 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.

  • AIA HSW # 3CodesHMDF22
  • Provider: De La Fontaine
  • Presenter: René Bouchard
  • Credits: 1 AIA HSW, 1 OAA, OAQ, SAA, MAA, AAPEI, NWTAA,
01:35 PM

Mastering Timber: How, When, and at What LOD to Introduce Carbon-Fixing Assemblies into Architectural Design

01:35 PM - 02:30 PM

Introduce wood structure and biogenic material alternatives at the proper level of detail in schematic design.

  • AIA HSW # MasterTimber
  • Provider: QWEB
  • Eli Gould Presenter
    Eli graduated with one of the first dual Architecture/Forestry degrees from Yale in the early ‘90s, with a conviction that the two fields would eventually be more linked. After a quarter century, this seems more true and even mainstream, but for many years it was an entrepreneurial effort in the small vertical wood prefab companies he ran in Vermont, and in the automated timber industry where he often consulted. For the last three years, Eli has brought those experiences into a nonprofit market development role for QWEB. When he’s not trying to transform the AEC industry into a positive climate force he enjoys small town and organic farm life in Vermont with his family.
  • Credits: 1 AIA HSW, 1 OAA, OAQ, SAA, MAA, AAPEI, NWTAA, 1 Sustainable Design,
02:30 PM

Protecting the Built Environment from Formosan Termites

02:30 PM - 03:25 PM

Many architects, engineers, and builders don’t consider the threat of Formosan termites. They therefore leave the building owner and future occupants with the ongoing task of using chemical pesticides and/or repairing significant damage.   Do you build in the termite zone? Domestic subterranean termites exist throughout the mainland.  Now much of the United States is susceptible to Formosan termite infestation, which has been expanding since 1975. Any new build within this termite zone should incorporate the steps to provide long-term protection against Formosan and native American subterranean termites.   This course will describe the Formosan termite and the damage it can cause. We’ll review the preventative but long-term processes that many building owners take to prevent infestation. Most importantly, this course will outline the standard and enhanced processes, implemented at building construction, that protect the structure.

  • AIA HSW # TermiteProtect | USGBC # 920025312
  • Provider: Polyguard Barrier Systems
  • Presenter: Bo Young
03:25 PM

Designing Low Voltage Technology Infrastructure Spaces

03:25 PM - 04:20 PM

Modern environments such as classrooms, collaboration, meeting and board rooms have seen a transformation in both their overall layout and how they are being utilized, post pandemic. Low voltage systems, IT, AV, and building managements systems in the past were stand alone systems and this isolation between them caused issues for the users experience in a negative way. By working together on the early design phases, this will eliminate many challenges for designers and engineers planning a space layout. Audiovisual and data applications in various spaces will be covered, and the connectivity requirements associated with them for onsite and remote applications. This presentation will show how combining facility management, IT and AV teams on the usage of the spaces early in the process will enhance the user’s experiences. A variety of ceiling, wall and floor boxes as cable management solutions will be addressed. The different features of these boxes will be covered, as well as UL requirements, electrical issues, the merging of technology aesthetics and developments in connectivity will also be discussed. Various connectivity and cable management solutions within tables and other furniture will be covered.

  • AIA HSW # FSR 727
  • Provider: FSR, Inc.
  • Presenter: Glenn Collinge
  • Credits: 1 AIA HSW, 1 AIBC Core LU, 1 OAA, OAQ, SAA, MAA, AAPEI, NWTAA,
04:20 PM


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