Very Early Bird until October 19
Includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch
Early Bird until November 8
Includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch
General Admission starts November 9
Includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch

Parking Information

Paying Parking Deck above Maggiano's $23.00

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 - Boston, MA

Event Info

Date Tuesday,
November 9, 2021
Location Boston Maggiano's Little Italy
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Starting Time 08:00 AM (EST)
07:00 AM (CST)
06:00 AM (MST)
05:00 AM (PST)
04:00 AM (AKDT)
02:00 AM (HST)
Program End 05:31 PM (EST)
4:31 PM (CST)
3:31 PM (MST)
2:31 PM (PST)
1:31 PM (AKDT)
11:31 AM (HST)
Credits Earned

5  AIBC Core LU
5  AAA Structured LU

Day Program*

08:00 AM

Welcome, certificate & credit reporting instructions

08:10 AM

Utilizing Prefabrication to Improve the Quality of Ornamental Rails in Commercial & Residential Construction

08:10 AM - 09:10 AM

This course will discuss the overall advantages of choosing a custom-fabricated railing system built 100% off-site, compared to off-the-shelf railing products or locally-fabricated rails. In addition to looking at the practical considerations of how prefabrication can improve overall product quality, visual appearance, installation times and budget, this course also identifies some ways to address health, safety, and building occupant welfare.

  • AIA HSW # K1608C | USGBC # 920020642
  • Provider: AGS Stainless Inc.
  • Presenter: Kevin Harris
09:10 AM

Coating of Aluminum Extrusions

09:10 AM - 10:10 AM

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.

  • AIA HSW # AG1012020 | USGBC # 920017985
  • Provider: Barrette Outdoor Living Inc.
  • Presenter: Taylor Coley
  • Credits: 1 AIA HSW, 1 GBCI (USGBC/CAGBC), 1 AIBC Core LU, 1 AAA Structured LU, 1 AANB, NSAA, ALBNL (EPP), 1 OAA, OAQ, SAA, MAA, AAPEI, NWTAA,
10:10 AM


10:20 AM

Art Massif Wood Structure - Serge Bisson

10:30 AM

Today’s Open Web Floor Joist

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Building products have evolved over many generations, but the one constant is the use of wood. From heavy timber and solid-sawn lumber to engineered-wood products, today’s wood solutions are the strongest, most efficient, and most reliable.

Today’s floor systems capitalize on these advancements. This course will delve deeper into the latest all-wood open-web floor joist which features a trimmable end and precision robotic manufacturing. We’ll address safety and performance requirements like load support, fire endurance, sound management and vibration performance. Lastly, we’ll identify the benefits of today’s floor joist including LEED contribution, sustainability, mechanical clearance, time and cost savings, and installation support.

  • AIA HSW # Triforce2020 | USGBC # 920021939
  • Provider: TRIFORCE Open Joist - Built by Barrette
  • Presenter: Matt Loiselle
11:30 AM

Code Recognized Magnesium Oxide (MgO) Panels Applications for Acoustic and Fire Rated Systems

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Acoustical control and fire resistance are two primary code requirements for commercial buildings. An emerging product solution that is proving successful is Magnesium Oxide (MgO) panels for wall and floor/ceiling assemblies. This course investigates specifically MgO wall and floor/ceiling applications in Type III and V construction. In this course, you will investigate the design and construction process for MgO panels in code recognized assemblies. The course begins with a description of the material and its properties, and its code compliance characteristics related to acoustical performance and fire resistance. Installation procedures and discussed, and comparisons made to alternative systems such as wet-laid gypsum underlayment.

  • AIA HSW # HEW301
  • Provider: Huber Engineered Woods
  • Presenter: Scott Johnston
  • Credits: 1 AIA HSW, 1 OAA, OAQ, SAA, MAA, AAPEI, NWTAA,
12:30 PM


01:10 PM

Introduction to Engineered Glazed Timber Curtain Wall

01:10 PM - 02:10 PM

Architects and Construction professionals understand the numerous benefits of building with wood. But, many are unaware of its application for a GLAZED TIMBER CURTAIN WALL (TCW). Today’s advanced glazing technology provides opportunities to incorporate the beauty and energy-efficiency of wood into glazed facades that not only bring the outdoors in but also can serve as the building’s heavy lifter. This course will present the differences between a conventional non-load-bearing curtain wall and a timber curtain wall (TCW) with load-bearing and non-load-bearing capabilities. We will also show applications of Timber projects using glulam mullions in North America.

  • AIA HSW # IC2tech2020 | USGBC # 920019926
  • Provider: Unicel Architectural Corp
  • Presenter: Samuel Doyon Bissonnette
  • Credits: 1 AIA HSW, 1 GBCI (USGBC/CAGBC), 1 AIBC Core LU, 1 AAA Structured LU, 1 AANB, NSAA, ALBNL (EPP), 1 OAA, OAQ, SAA, MAA, AAPEI, NWTAA,
02:10 PM

Eliminating Concrete Moisture through Sustainable Design

02:10 PM - 03:10 PM

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,
03:10 PM


03:20 PM

LAMCO Forest Products - Andrew Dingman

03:30 PM

A Design Professionals Guide To: SOUND ISOLATION

03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

- Understand various sound isolation assemblies and their components. - Describe various steel framing products and components of sound isolation - Understand the importance of proper installation in order to achieve desired STC rating - Explain the building code requirements for sound

  • AIA HSW # MW005
  • Provider: Marino\Ware
  • Presenter: Dan Williams
  • Credits: 1 AIA HSW, 1 AIBC Core LU, 1 AAA Structured LU, 1 OAA, OAQ, SAA, MAA, AAPEI, NWTAA,
04:30 PM

Expansive Components in Concrete

04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

In this course, we will discuss the benefits of shrinkage compensating concrete and how it can be implemented in a variety of applications according to ACI standard.  We will discuss control joints, how to eliminate them, the long term maintenance costs associated with control joints. We will also discuss the sustainability of concrete when treated with Green Canvas, the life cycle is 250% greater than normal concrete, the abrasion resistance is 300% greater and it is waterproof on the surface. 

  • AIA HSW # AIACESGU104-21
  • Provider: Green Umbrella
  • Presenter: Thomas Hollis
  • Credits: 1 AIA HSW, 1 AIBC Core LU, 1 AAA Structured LU, 1 AANB, NSAA, ALBNL (EPP), 1 OAA, OAQ, SAA, MAA, AAPEI, NWTAA,
05:30 PM


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