Sustainable & Innovative Solutions to Improve Your Design including Barrier-free and ADA Standards.

Event infos

March 20th 2018

Registration7:45 am
Program end4:30 pm
Credits earned2 ADA
Valid for State License​

Day program*

7:45 am

Registration & Breakfast

8:00 am

Fire-Retardant Treated Wood and the International Building Code

8:00 am - 9:00 am

This in-depth presentation on fire-retardant treated wood (FRTW) focuses on its characteristics, properties, and performance in a fire as well as its preparation, treatment, inspection, and labeling. Fire tests, standards, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification in LEED projects and building code requirements related to FRTW will be covered. Details and examples will be provided on where FRTW is used and what impact it's use has on construction and insurance costs.In addition, International Building Code sections referencing fire-retardant treated wood will be discussed. Technical literature will be provided to all attendees.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# J583 | USGBC# 0920007678
  • Presented by: Hoover Treated Wood Products
  • Presenter: Rich Geary
  • Biography:
9:00 am

The Solar Ready Roof: Optimize the Design

9:00 am - 10:00 am

In this one hour course, you will learn about solar system basics including terminology, the various components of a solar system and ideal times for system review. We will discuss various roof applications and conclude by learning about optimized solar design.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# MRIL1411 | USGBC# 0920007633
  • Presented by: S-5! Metal Roof Innovations, Ltd.
  • Presenter: Harry Lubitz, CSI, CDT
  • Biography: Excess of 25 years presenting training courses to architects on building materials.
10:00 am


10:15 am

ADA and ANSI A117.1 Design Standards for Vertical Platform Lifts and Limited Use-Limited Application Elevators

10:15 am - 11:15 am

ADA and ANSI A117.1 Design Standards for Platform Lifts and Limited Use/Limited Application Elevators

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# AIASAV202 | USGBC# 920010271
  • Presented by: Savaria
  • Presenter: Christopher Baker
  • Biography:
11:15 am

Design Basics for Sintered Compact Surfaces

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Design Basics for Sintered Compact Surfaces

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# AIACE4012016 | USGBC# 0920015352
  • Presented by: The Size Surfaces USA
  • Presenter: Lisa Burling
  • Biography: NEOLITH® (meaning New Stone) is pioneering a revolutionary new product category that is born in the last decade in order to effectively respond to the most demanding architectural and interior design needs. Designed and produced in Spain, NEOLITH® is a 100% natural product with extraordinary physical and mechanical characteristics that make it an ideal material for virtually limitless indoor and outdoor applications. NEOLITH® gives life to a surface with an extremely high level of resistance to scratches, high temperature, chemicals and UV rays; and also waterproof and impervious to staining. We take what planet Earth does over a period of thousands of years, down to a few hours… A surface with more than 50 different models to satisfy the tastes, needs and trends of any individual anywhere in the world. A surface with exclusive detail-rich designs that dress a given space with a touch of class without actually compromising at any moment its invariable durability.
12:15 pm


1:15 pm

Building Barrier-free Showers

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Mandated requirements for ADA compliancy and demand from an aging population, is creating a growing need for barrier-free bathrooms. Today’s ADA compliant bathroom no longer has to be utilitarian or “institutional” in its design. Design options are enhanced through the use of tile and innovative construction methods. The result is beautiful bathrooms that also adhere to ADA standards for accessible design. This seminar will examine ways in which barrier-free environments can be customized to include various design elements while remaining ADA compliant. This seminar will also address why bonded waterproofing technology lends itself to the construction requirements of barrier-free design.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# SCHL11A | USGBC# 920014972
  • Presented by: Schluter Systems
  • Presenter: Mary Yocum
  • Biography:
2:15 pm


2:30 pm

Biophilic Design &
 Building Integrated vegetation

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn how the biophilic connection between humans and nature is an important part of the WELL building standard and how it compliments LEED. See and hear about how nature can be incorporated into the built environment and the economic reasons for its success. Get an understanding of green roof and living wall systems, the design criteria for long term success and the construction budget. Comprehend the importance of professional on-going maintenance of living plants in all places.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# GoodEarth01 | USGBC# 920015746
  • Presented by: Good Earth Plants
  • Presenter: Jim Mumford
  • Biography: Jim Mumford, a long time San Diego resident, began his career in 1977 with the opening of Good Earth Plant & Flower Company, a flower “bucket stand” in downtown San Diego. Three decades later, Mumford is a thought leader in expanding the potential for bringing the living world of plants into our everyday lives to experience their positive environmental, aesthetic, and health benefits.Mumford is widely recognized for his work with the architectural and design communities, and is respected for his innovative leadership in the industry. Mumford contributes his time and shares his knowledge and experience through industry leadership roles. He is a past president and current board member of the Plantscape Industry Alliance (PIA); board member for People for Livable Places (PLP) and Green Plants for Green Buildings; and is an active member of the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA), American Institute of Architects San Diego (AIASD) and the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Mumford currently serves on the Downtown San Diego Partnership’s Sustainability Committee.
3:30 pm

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

3:30 pm - 4:30 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
  • Presented by: Specialty Products Group
  • Presenter: Jim Kaylor
  • Biography:
4:30 pm

End of Program

*This Agenda is final but is subject to updates, additions and changes.