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

Event infos

March 22nd 2018

Registration7:45 am
Program end4:30 pm
Credits earned1 ADA
Valid for State License​

Day program*

7:45 am

Registration & Breakfast

8:00 am

Improving Wind Uplift on Metal Roofs

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Discover the art and science of wind control and wind uplift on metal roofs and metal structures. Learn about wind uplift requirements, testing and proper wind mitigation specification techniques, as well as metal roof options and accessories to improve wind uplift characteristics.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# MRIL1611 | USGBC# 0920011504
  • Presented by: S-5! Metal Roof Innovations, Ltd.
  • Presenter: Harry Lubitz, CSI, CDT
  • Email:
  • Phone: 5712158276
  • Biography: Excess of 25 years presenting training courses to architects on building materials.
9:00 am

LHT Mortar and ANSI Mortar Designations

9:00 am - 10:00 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
  • Presented by: MAPEI Corporation
  • Presenter: Mike Granatowski
  • Email:
  • Phone: 949-212-2363
  • Biography: Mike Granatowski is the National Architectural Manager for MAPEI and has been employed with MAPEI for over 17 years. Mike has been working within the flooring industry for more than 40 years. He has specialized in tile and stone installation systems, where he has been involved with installation, distribution and sales, focusing on design professionals. During his tenure at MAPEI, Mike has done presentations on systems installations to major architectural firms, national accounts, and at major trade shows throughout the United States, Italy, Portugal, and Brazil. Mike is a graduate of the University of Arizona, is an active member in CSI (Construction Specification Institute), and is an avid road cyclist.
10:00 am


10:15 am

Design Basics for Sintered Compact Surfaces

10:15 am - 11:15 am

Design Basics for Sintered Compact Surfaces

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# AIACE4012016 | USGBC# 0920015352
  • Presented by: The Size Surfaces USA
  • Presenter: Tom Richardson
  • Email:
  • Phone: 415-470-0095
  • 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.
11:15 am

Suspended Ceilings and Acoustical Solutions using Stone Wool

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Architects, Specifiers, Interior Designers, and Building Science Professionals all have a long history of specifying Stone Wool for their insulation and sound absorption needs. Fire resistance, sound resistance, water resistance, thermal resistance, and dimensional stability are all features and benefits of Stone Wool. This presentation will discuss and explain in detail the features and benefits of using stone wool acoustical ceiling tiles. There will be an introduction to acoustics along with acoustical challenges and resolutions in commercial buildings.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# ROCK101 | USGBC# 920002186
  • Presented by: Rockfon (Roxul Inc)
  • Presenter: Dennis Wakaluk
  • Email:
  • Phone: 925-719-9454
  • Biography:
12:15 pm


1:15 pm

Sustainable US hardwoods in Design

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

This HSW course highlights the sustainability of US hardwoods and their many uses in contemporary design. From sustainable “selection harvest” through drying, grading and shipping, attendees will learn how to give each design its unique look with one of the most sustainable, carbon negative products in the world. Learning Objectives: #1 Be able to explain the concepts of “sustainable forestry” and “selection harvest”. #2 Be able to discuss the “life cycle” of US hardwoods as a preferred building material and how all of its by-products are used, including fuel for the boilers that run the kilns. #3 Be able to explain the challenge of certifying the sustainability of American hardwoods, knowing who owns 73% of the US hardwood resource. They will know why there is more hardwood growing in the US than there was 50 years ago. #4 Be able to discuss, generally, the realities of the yield from US hardwoods in terms of clear widths and lengths. This understanding will allow them to design projects with these realities in mind, designing as a responsible steward of this beautiful natural resource.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# FML2011 | USGBC# 0920012039
  • Presented by: Frank Miller Lumber Company, Inc.
  • Presenter: Criswell Davis
  • Email:
  • Phone: 937-902-4727
  • Biography:
2:15 pm

ADA and ANSI A117.1 Design Standards for Vertical Platform Lifts and Limited Use-Limited Application Elevators - AIASAV202

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

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
  • Email:
  • Phone: 5144347817
  • Biography:
3:15 pm


3:30 pm
Course to be announced
4:30 pm

End of Program

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

Price Qty*
Early Bird General Admission show details + $55.00 (USD)  
Half Day Admission show details + $45.00 (USD)  
G​roup ​Admission show details + $55.00 (USD)  
General Admission show details + $70.00 (USD)