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
Up to 7 AIA HSW
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Biography:
12:15 pm


1:15 pm

Quartersawn American Hardwood in Sustainable Design

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

At the end of this session, attendees will be able to explain the difference between Plain (flat) sawing and Quartersawing hardwoods, comparing the key benefits of each method. They will understand the efficiency of lumber production and how all by-products are used. They will also understand the recyclable nature of hardwood lumber. They will have a basic understanding of the kiln drying of hardwood lumber and how Quartersawn Lumber dries differently from Plain Sawn lumber. They will be able to cite at least two reasons why Quartersawn is superior to Plain Sawn in flooring, millwork and cabinetry applications. They will have a working knowledge of how difficult it is to certify the sustainability of American Hardwoods. They will understand the concept of “sustainable forestry” and selection harvesting and that there is twice as much hardwood growing in the US now as compared to 50 years ago. The will know the realities of clear cutting width and length yields from the 3 grades of quartersawn hardwoods. This understanding will allow them to design projects with these natural variation realities in mind.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# FML215 | USGBC# 0920007684
  • Presented by: Frank Miller Lumber Company, Inc.
  • Presenter: Criswell Davis
  • Biography:
2:15 pm


2:30 pm

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

2:30 pm - 3:30 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
  • Biography:
3:30 pm

Building Barrier-free Showers

3:30 pm - 4:30 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: Dan Curtis
  • Biography:
4:30 pm

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