VERY Early Bird until September 7
Includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch
Early Bird Before Tuesday September 21th
Includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch
General Admission starts September 22
Includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch

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Valet $20

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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 - Chicago, IL

Event Info

Date Tuesday,
September 28, 2021
Location Maggiano's Downtown Chicago
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Starting Time 09:00 AM (EDT)
08:00 AM (CDT)
07:00 AM (MDT)
06:00 AM (PDT)
05:00 AM (AKDT)
04:00 AM (HADT)
Program End 06:11 PM (EDT)
05:11 PM (CDT)
04:11 PM (MDT)
03:11 PM (PDT)
02:11 PM (AKDT)
01:11 PM (HADT)
Credits Earned

5  AIBC Core LU
5  AAA Structured LU

Day Program*

08:00 AM

Welcome, certificate & credit reporting instructions

08:10 AM

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

08:10 AM - 09:10 AM

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: Tim Svarczkopf
  • Credits: 1 AIA HSW, 1 GBCI (USGBC/CAGBC), 1 AIBC Core LU, 1 AAA Structured LU, 1 OAA, OAQ, SAA, MAA, AAPEI, NWTAA,
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

LAMCO Forest Products - Andrew Dingman

10:30 AM

Understanding Advanced Wall Systems with Continuous Insulation

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This session explores evolving trends in building enclosure technology, and subsequent changes in energy efficient building design; with especial focus on the role of continuous exterior insulation (CI). The net energy savings realized in a properly insulated building are by now well understood, and these savings are increasingly being required by stringent local building and energy codes. Current building science research and field monitoring data will be presented, to demonstrate how the effective R value of various insulating materials perform and change in differing regional climates, temperature ranges, and seasonal conditions. Strategies for designing and constructing highly insulated and cost effective wall assemblies while still minimizing thermal bridging are also discussed.

  • AIA HSW # RWNA202 | USGBC # 920023529
  • Provider: Rockwool
  • Presenter: Denise Alvera
  • 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,
11:30 AM

Eliminating Concrete Moisture through Sustainable Design

11:30 AM - 12:30 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,
12:30 PM


01:10 PM

Expansive Components in Concrete

01:10 PM - 02:10 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: Tom 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,
02:10 PM

Whole Building Ventilation: Providing Healthy, Comfortable & Energy Efficient Solutions

02:10 PM - 03:10 PM

The proven best way to save energy on heating and cooling is to make buildings more airtight. Airtight buildings are more comfortable, durable, resilient and affordable. By including balanced ventilation with heat recovery, occupants gets fresh, filtered air delivered at all times while continuously removing odors, moisture, CO2 and other contaminants.

This informative presentation will describe how to ventilate an airtight building and provide superior indoor air quality, comfort and energy efficiency.

At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Understand the advantages and weaknesses of supply-only, exhaust-only, and balanced ventilation systems
2. Learn how heat recovery ventilation enables a comfortable and healthy environment
3. Understand HRV/ERV’s role in building an energy efficient home
4. Learn how to evaluate and choose the most effective HRV/ERV system

While designing and building his own very low-energy, high-performance home, architect John Rockwell became a Technical Sales Engineer with Swiss-owned Zehnder America, a world leader in providing superior indoor climate solutions.

A confirmed building science nerd, John received his Bachelor of Architecture from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston and his Master of Architecture from the University of Miami. In addition to his former architecture practice, his career has included teaching, municipal clean energy management, utility-funded weatherization, building science consulting and Passive House design.

  • AIA HSW # A/2011
  • Provider: Zehnder America
  • Presenter: John Rockwell
  • Credits: 1 AIA HSW, 1 OAA, OAQ, SAA, MAA, AAPEI, NWTAA,
03:10 PM

Architectural & Security, Gate & Fencing Systems

03:10 PM - 04:10 PM

Provides an overview of fencing and gate systems which are both functional and decorative, and are designed to meet modern security and design requirements while harmonizing with the surrounding environment.

  • AIA HSW # T-264
  • Provider: Ametco Manufacturing Corporation
  • Presenter: Greg Marchione
  • Credits: 1 AIA HSW, 1 OAA, OAQ, SAA, MAA, AAPEI, NWTAA,
04:10 PM

Elevator Technology

04:10 PM - 05:10 PM

With urbanization on the rise, the vertical transportation industry is challenged more than ever to provide eco-efficient, cost-saving, and space-saving solutions. This session will cover the history of elevator technology and compare conventional applications with today's technological advancements, enabling attendees to critique the risks and disadvantages of dated technology and identify the advantages of newer technology. In particular, attendees will learn about both recent developments and future trends concerning machine-room-less (MRL) elevators. The presentation will address design benefits, installation and ownership costs, and LEED contributions.

  • AIA HSW # Kone0001_A2 | USGBC # 920007673
  • Provider: Kone Inc.
  • Presenter: Adam Wronkiewicz
05:10 PM


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