Architects & LEED Professional CEU Seminar - Commercial, Institutional & Residential topics

Event infos

December 05th 2018

Registration7:45 am
Program end5:30 pm
Credits earned​8 AIA HSW
Valid for State License​

Day program*

7:45 am

Registration & Breakfast

8:00 am

Geothermal Heating and Cooling a Renewable Energy Source

8:00 am - 9:00 am

ClimateMaster is proud to bring you this AIA accredited Lunch and learn that will cover several critical topics surrounding our industry today in the world of geothermal heating and cooling. You will learn the basic principles of the geothermal heat pump technology and we will discuss some of the misconceptions that often arise in today's market. You will walk away with an understanding of how and why geothermal heat pumps systems are so incredibly energy efficient and gain a general understanding of how the four basic systems are designed and work for each job application. One of the largest growing technologies in the industry is the hybrid/geothermal heat pump systems. I will elaborate on the hybrid/geothermal heat pump system and explain how it not only gives you the high energy efficiency savings but how this system also gives the owner/user significant savings during the initial installation of the system while providing high energy efficiency and capturing tax incentives for the total cost of the hybrid/geothermal heat pump system. In closing, I will demonstrate to you in a case study of actual energy consumption differences shown between geothermal heat pump systems and VRF (variable flow refrigerant) system on the National Headquarters Office Building for ASHRAE in Atlanta, GA.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# 40107443 | USGBC# 0920007667
  • Presented by: ClimateMaster
  • Presenter: Gene Slavens
  • Biography:
9:00 am

Intro to Moisture Mitigation

9:00 am - 10:00 am

An in-depth understanding of moisture issues in concrete slabs and the deleterious effect of a high moisture vapor emission rate (MVER) on flooring finishes. The presentation will address “sick building syndrome” caused by excessive concrete moisture vapor emissions; the various industry-approved methods for testing of MVER and for generating accurate data; conditions that generate excessive moisture in slabs and how to resolve them; how MVER barrier technology works, and how and when to specify it; and ICRI’s certification program for moisture-testing technicians – the only certification program in the industry.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# MAP 025A | USGBC# 0920015394
  • 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

The Evolution of Brick

10:15 am - 11:15 am

This program introduces a new Lightweight Insulated Brick Veneer cladding option which is applicable to all construction types and market segments. This lightweight insulated brick veneer integrates the size, shape and scale of traditional clay or thin brick while most importantly retaining the classic and often desired aesthetic appearance of brick. With the changing IECC energy code criteria emphasizing energy efficient and high-performance building envelop walls through the integration of continuous insulation, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to design, detail, support and install traditional clay and thin brick claddings. New technology such as lightweight insulated veneers can address these many challenges while substantially reducing cost and maintaining desired aesthetic appeal.

  • Credit type:
  • AIA# | USGBC#
  • Presented by: Dryvit Systems, Inc.
  • Presenter: JW Mollohan, FCSI, CCPR, CEP, LEED GA
  • Biography:
11:15 am

BURSI – Single Ply Roofing Systems

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

During this presentation, attendees will receive an introduction to the different material types, properties and characteristics of TPO, PVC and EPDM roofing membranes. They will gain a better understanding of the different system applications and performance characteristics. Upon completion of the class, attendees will be able to identify the flashing designs for the different roof assemblies available and have the ability to match system and installation methods when considering which system would best fit their design criteria.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# 005 | USGBC# 0920014234
  • Presented by: Johns Manville
  • Presenter: Carly Rocco
  • Biography: Carly joined Johns Manville in July 2017. Carly has a bachelor of science degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has worked in the construction industry since 2015, previously having worked for a general contractor. Carly holds national memberships in CSI and RCI and is a LEED Green Associate.
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: Steve Brasington
  • Biography: Steve Brasington has been associated with the ceramic tile industry for over 30 years. In addition to his background in both commercial and residential installation, he has extensive experience in sales in the retail environment, and as a distributor and manufacturer’s representative. For over Seventeen years, Steve has been working for Schluter-Systems’ North American subsidiary as a sales and architectural resource. An expert in the field of ceramic and stone installation technology, Steve has presented hundreds of educational seminars to architects, tile contractors, distributors, trade shows and designers throughout the country. Steve is a certified tile consultant (CTC) of the Ceramic Tile Institute of America (CTIOA) and a certified ceramic tile installation inspector for the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) and the Tile Council of North America (TCA). Steve lives in Columbia, South Carolina with his wife.
2:15 pm

Moisture Management for Multi-Family, Mix-Use and Light Commercial

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Moisture damage contributes to 90% of all building and building material failures; making the management of moisture key to building longevity. The course will discuss the movement of moisture, cover some keys design issues, a better and best solution for moisture control, and how to integrate moisture control with exterior continuous insulation. After the course participants will have more tools for wall detailing.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# TAM2015 | USGBC# 0920017351
  • Presented by: Tamlyn
  • Presenter: Joe Fong, AIA, NCARB, BPAC, LEED AP (BD+C)
  • Biography: Mr. Joe Fong has over 25 years of experience in the architectural profession from design and planning through construction. Joe graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with his Master of Science in Architecture degree, he is a Senior Architect / Building Envelope Specialist at Tamlyn and he has specialized in sustainable design practices, simulation modeling, and building envelope commissioning. In addition, Joe is an adjunct professor for the Architectural program at the University Houston, a Former-Chairman of the Houston Building Enclosure Council (BEC), and a current Chairman of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) Houston Chapter. Joe frequently presents for different architectural / engineering firms, institutions, national conferences, and AIA continuing education seminars. His passion is to enhance the architectural design concept with the performance analysis for the sustainability of the building.
3:15 pm


3:30 pm

Coating of Aluminum Extrusions

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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# AG101 | USGBC# 0920007717
  • Presented by: Barrette Outdoor Living Inc.
  • Presenter: Taylor Coley
  • Biography:
4:30 pm

Code Compliant Exterior Systems for Wood Framed Building Envelopes

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

This course investigates the most recent code changes emphasizing building envelope performance. We will explore next generation integrated solutions that simultaneously provide protection against moisture penetration, air leakage, and thermal bridging. Installation benefits and on-site quality control issues related to multi-solution integrated systems will also be evaluated.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# HEW 505 | USGBC# 0920011922
  • Presented by: Huber Eng. Woods
  • Presenter: Brian Jacobson
  • Biography:
5:30 pm

End of Program

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

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