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FREE Live Interactive Webcast - Sustainable Design Solutions: Building Envelope & Interior Finish

Event Info

Date Tuesday,
October 6, 2020
Location Seminar Webcast Online - New York, Connecticut

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

Day program*

07:45 AM

Welcome, certificate & credit reporting instructions

08:10 AM

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

08:10 AM - 09:10 AM

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
09:10 AM

Making Sense of Sealants 2020

09:10 AM - 10:10 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# AdfSealant2020 | USGBC# 0920010342
  • Provider: Adfast
  • Presenter: Denis Perron
10:10 AM


10:30 AM

Coating of Aluminum Extrusions

10:30 AM - 11:30 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.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# AG1012020 | USGBC# 0920007717
  • Provider: Barrette Outdoor Living Inc.
  • Presenter: Taylor Coley
11:30 AM

Sound Control in Construction

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

This course defines the importance of sound control in the building industry where proper design can help avoid Litigation & Remediation. We will discuss building code criteria including the International Building Code (IBC-1207) and the International Residential Code. We will Identify areas where sound control is necessary for wall & floor/ceiling assemblies. We will then offer an explanation of terminologies including: STC, IIC, NRC, Use Patterns and Flanking Sound. The mechanisms of sound transmission and its attenuation will be discussed including: Mass, Double Leaf Construction, Field Damped Mass, Decoupling, Unbalancing, Coincidence Effect and Sound Masking.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# Soundatten18 | USGBC# 0920007666
  • Provider: Homasote Company
  • Presenter: Manker Mills
12:30 PM


01:10 PM

Sliding Fire Doors in an Egress Path

01:10 PM - 02:10 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
02:10 PM

Understanding Material Hazard, Exposure and Risk in the Built Environment

02:10 PM - 03:10 PM

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
03:10 PM


03:30 PM

Wood Glazed Facades in Net-Zero and Passive Buildings

03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Architects and LEED professionals understand the numerous benefits of building with wood. But, many are unaware of its application in a timber curtain wall (TCW). Today’s technology provides opportunities to incorporate the beauty and energy-efficiency of wood into glazed facades that not only bring the outdoors in but also serve as the building’s heavy lifter. 

This course will present the differences between a conventional curtain wall and a timber curtain wall (TCW) including load-bearing and non-load-bearing capabilities as well as net-zero and passive building. We will also show example of projects using TWC.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# IC2tech2020 | USGBC# 0920019926
  • Provider: IC2 Technologies Inc. A Unicel Architectural Company
  • Presenter: Luc Paquet
04:30 PM

Benefits of Ultra Low Permeability Concrete in the Building Envelope – An Integral Approach.

04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

The exceptional durability of portland cement concrete is a major reason why it is the world’s most widely used construction material. But material limitations, design and construction practices, and severe exposure conditions can cause concrete to deteriorate, which may result in aesthetic, functional, or structural problems. The Portland Cement Association prescribes proper concrete coverage of reinforcing steel and a Low Permeability concrete mix design as the primary goals for “Best Practice”. A talented, seasoned contractor is the answer to the first…..Vapor Lock enhanced concrete may be a reasonable answer to the second.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# SPG003 | USGBC# 0920014710
  • Provider: Specialty Products Group
  • Presenter: Scott Bergsbaken
05:30 PM


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