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FREE - Live Interactive Webcast for Architects & LEED Professionals

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June 3 2020
Location For the safety of our clients, our Live Seminar previously scheduled at the AMA's New York Executive Conference Center WILL BE HELD ONLINE through Live, Interactive Webcast.

Registration07:45 AM EDT
Program end05:30 PM EDT
Credits earned 8 AIA HSW
Valid for State License​

Day program*

07:45 AM

Registration & Breakfast

08:00 AM

High-Performance Modified Wood: Beauty Built to Last

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Wood is a top material choice in construction due to its beauty and longevity. But high demand has put a strain on this natural resource, especially for the timber with greatest durability like tropical hardwoods. Today, new technology allows for the use of responsibly-sourced fast-growing timber in wood modification that yields products with the same or greater durability as those overexploited hardwoods. This course provides an overview of the wood-modification process that results in a product that’s non-toxic, highly durable, Class-A Fire Rated, environment friendly, and ideal for use in indoor and outdoor applications. This course also explains how this Modified Wood contributes to LEED v4 certification.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# HPMW2020 | USGBC# 0920021288
  • Provider: LIGNIA Wood Company Limited
  • Presenter: Criswell Davis
09:00 AM

Building Facades: Specify the right sealants in structural and non-structural applications.

09:00 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.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# AdfGlazing | USGBC# 0920020391
  • Provider: Adfast
  • Presenter: Denis Perron
10:00 AM


10:15 AM

LHT Mortar and ANSI Mortar Designations

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

This session will provide a Manufacturer perspective on tile industry standards development and the new mortar classifications. We will discuss ISO designations and the new ANSI mortar designations for; non sag (T), fast set (F), extended open time (E) and the proposed new large and heavy tile mortar (H) and how can it benefit the design professional and the tile contractor in the field? What was wrong with Medium Bed? Where did the Large and Heavy Tile mortar come from?

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# MAP 047 | USGBC# 0920015404
  • Provider: MAPEI Corporation
  • Presenter: Brian Cook
11:15 AM

What's in a Coating Specification?

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

After this seminar, you will be able to identify the correct finishing solutions for the fenestration industry, and specifying them correctly. Participants will learn about UV degradation, color gloss performance measuring and the role sustainability plays in the industry.

  • Credit type: LU
  • Provider: Akzo Nobel
  • Presenter: Arturo Lugo
12:15 PM


01:15 PM

Wood Products on Exterior Envelope Solutions to assure Stability, Durability & Sustainability 2020

01:15 PM - 02:15 PM

At the end of this course, participants will know how to increase the durability of wood products used on building exterior envelope, understand best installation practices and differences between popular wood treatment methods. This AIA continuing education program touches on these issues and more, helping you design an exterior envelope that is durable and healthy for the home.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# T1091113 | USGBC# 920012039
  • Provider: WindsorONE
  • Presenter: Corbin Rinehart
02:15 PM

Get Inspired! Design Smarter, Safer, and Greener with Innovation in Wood-Framed Construction

02:15 PM - 03:15 PM

Wood is a frequently overlooked building material for light-medium-commercial construction including mid-rise, multi-family, and mixed-use projects. This course features several North American examples that highlight the surprising capabilities of this natural resource.
Many architects, engineers, and project owners often default to steel and concrete instead of wood for wall, floor, and roof assemblies.
This course outlines:
- common misconceptions and capabilities of code-approved wood applications.
- the environmental and structural benefits of this sustainable natural resource.
- the virtues of wood when engineered for pre-cut and pre-assembled components.
- how wood applications integrate with building codes, construction techniques, and technical support.
- how choosing wood first contributes to on-time and on-schedule projects with significant cost savings.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# QWEB01 | USGBC# 920014585
  • Provider: QWEB
  • Presenter: Eli Gould
03:15 PM


03:30 PM

Sliding Fire Doors in an Egress Path

03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

(1 CEU, HSW)
This course outlines the multiple ways in which sliding fire doors may be used to create open-concept designs while maintaining fire code compliance and life safety requirements. It will also cover Value Engineering uses of this product type. The information will be primarily shared through case studies of how architects have utilized the product in a multitude of projects since 1977 when the building codes first accepted the doors for use. Local fire code references, NYC code references, and the basic differences between Fire Walls, Barriers, and Partitions will be provided.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# 0wdfg1 | USGBC#
  • Provider: WonDoor Corporation
  • Presenter: Sean Hilgeman
04:30 PM

Sintered Compact Surfaces Basics: Design, Application & Sustainability - Neolith01

04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

Materials used on exterior and interior surfaces need to withstand many elements, including water, scratched, high temperatures, UV, wind, etc. Choosing a material is certainly influenced by the ability to hold up over time but also by the available size and weight, maintenance, hygiene, bending properties, recyclability, VOC, not to mention the appearance and efficient and cost-effective installation. There is one new product category that will be the focus of this course, namely Sintered Compact Surfaces that can be used for a wide variety of application interior and exterior from countertops to curtain walls applications in both residential and commercial buildings.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# Neolith01 | USGBC# 920013572
  • Provider: The Size Surfaces USA
  • Presenter: Keshav Shyamsunder
05:30 PM


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