New Orleans, LA

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Architects & LEED Professional CEU Seminar - Commercial, Institutional & Residential topics

Event Info

December 3 2019
Location Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center - Magnolia Camellia Room

Registration07:45 AM
Program end03:30 PM
Credits earned 03-12-2019

Day program*

07:45 AM

Registration & Breakfast

08:00 AM

Understanding Material Hazard, Exposure and Risk in the Built Environment

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Product and materials selection is a critical aspect of the building design and construction process. A variety of factors drive materials selection decisions, including sustainability, health and wellness issues like indoor air quality, and the desire for innovative, functional, state-of-the-art building spaces that meet 21st century needs.
Learning Objectives:
1) Understand the differences between hazard, exposure, and risk in terms of chemical ingredients and materials selection
2) Recognize the limitations of hazard-only thinking when selecting building materials
3) Understand how to make comparisons of products based on ingredients, performance, cost and life cycle impacts
4) Identify the tools available to evaluate the safety of building products and materials

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# ACC301 | USGBC# 0920019969
  • Provider: American Chemistry Council
  • Presenter: Jack Armstrong
09:00 AM

Wood Products on Exterior Envelope - Solutions to assure Stability, Durability & Sustainability.

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

How do you increase the durability of your exterior envelope?
What are considered today’s best installation practices?
What are the differences between popular wood treatment methods?
Windsor Mill’s AIA continuing education program touches on these issues and more, helping you design a exterior envelope that is durable and healthy for the home.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# WindsorExt1 | USGBC# 920012039
  • Provider: WindsorONE
  • Presenter: Devin Darnell
10:00 AM


10:15 AM

Introductions to coatings

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

You don't have to be an architect or facility manager to know that various environments put every building material and surface through some of the most rigorous, day-to-day durability challenges. But, if you are part of the team specifying these materials and surfaces, it helps to know which finishes are the most sustainable, weather resistant to the elements of the selected environment, and which will be easiest to maintain for the duration of the buildings life. The architectural industry most often relies on two types of finishes-anodize and paint. Both can offer a long-lasting finish on building materials and surfaces, but each has its own characteristics inherent in its appliion. As an architect, specifier, contractor, or other member of the building community, Linetec's presentation will help you better understand field performance of architectural Kynar 500 (PVDF) paints, baked enamels, powder coating and anodize finishes including strengths, weaknesses , weatherability and sustainability. The anodize, paint and powder coat processes, specifications and performances are explained to the audience. In addition, a summary comparison of all three finish types, referencing AAMA specifications, are discussed during the program. Whether building a new facility, renovating an existing one or simply updating a specific area, taking the care in selecting the finish for your aluminum building products and surfaces will assure the longest lifespan for your project. Much more than enhancing appearance, your finish specification can make the difference in durability and lasting performance for many years ahead.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# LIN001 | USGBC# 0920009062
  • Provider: Linetec
  • Presenter: Phil Bauer
11:15 AM

Composite Wood Products in Cladding and Architectural Trim

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

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
12:15 PM

Lunch - Coverings2020

12:15 PM - 01:15 PM

01:15 PM

Vinyl in Design: The Material for21st Century Building & Construction

01:15 PM - 02:15 PM

Vinyl plays a major role in the design and construction of modern buildings. It contributes to sustainability, wellness and resilience of people and their communities.
This session will demonstrate the importance of achieving client performance goals using thoughtful, multi-attribute material selection criteria.
Learning Objectives:
1. How vinyl is made, most versatile plastic in construction
2. Three parts of sustainability, how resilience enables people and communities to bounce back
3. Understanding disclosure and optimization, selection criteria, hazard, exposure, risk
4. Role of materials in health and wellness
5. Industry improvements, best practice, aspirations for a sustainable future

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# ViD617 | USGBC# 0920019970
  • Provider: Vinyl Institute
  • Presenter: Jean-Christophe Gaudette
02:15 PM


02:30 PM

LEED Pilot Credit #103: Integrative Analysis of Building Materials

02:30 PM - 03:30 PM

In the materials selection process, builders seek to balance numerous product performance attributes, including durability, aesthetics and health, safety and environmental impacts. Transparency and life cycle thinking are central components of a robust materials selection process, one that enables builders to choose the most appropriate materials for their project. The U.S. Green Building Council now offers an innovative LEED pilot credit (#103), Integrative Analysis of Building Materials, to encourage building project teams to evaluate products and materials using available life cycle information to identify those that have positive environmental, health and safety impacts. The credit informs project team decisions by providing access to information shared by building materials manufacturers on their product’s life cycle impacts.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# ACC302 | USGBC# 0920001482
  • Provider: American Chemistry Council
  • Presenter: Jack Armstrong
03:30 PM

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