Innovative & Sustainable Technologies to improve your design

Event infos

May 22nd 2018

Registration7:45 am
Program end3:30 pm
Credits earned6 AIA HSW
Valid for State License​

Day program*

7:45 am

Registration & Breakfast

8:00 am

Air, Water and Moisture Management in the Light Commercial Building Envelope

8:00 am - 9:00 am

A study of how air leakage affects thermal performance and how moisture is managed in typical light commercial construction. Study focuses on roof and wall applications. Also includes discussion about some of the shortcomings of traditional methods and introduces alternative solutions of protecting the structure from air and moisture intrusion.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# HEW 502 | USGBC# 0920007703
  • Presented by: Huber Eng. Woods
  • Presenter: Brian Jacobson
  • Biography:
9:00 am

Gypsum An Environment-Friendly Building Product

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Most architects know drywall as the the product choice for quality wall, ceiling, and partition systems in residential, institutional, and commercial structures. However, many architects, engineers, and project owners are unaware of the natural benefits of drywall’s primary component — gypsum.The mineral gypsum has been used as a building product for decades and is primarily used today as gypsum board (drywall). This course describes the properties of gypsum, the similarities of natural and synthetic gypsum, the applications and benefits of gypsum-panel products in construction, and gypsum's numerous environmental-benefits.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# CBP-Enviro | USGBC# 920016019
  • Presented by: Continental Building Products
  • Presenter: Ray Tomo
  • Biography:
10:00 am


10:15 am

Making Sense of Sealants

10:15 am - 11:15 pm

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# ADFAST-001 | USGBC# 0920010342
  • Presented by: Adfast
  • Presenter: Denis Perron
  • Biography:
11:15 am

Spray Foam in Commercial Design

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Participants of this course will learn about the types of polyurethane spray foams in the market and how they can be incorporated into commercial construction projects to create high performance building. · Participants can describe the effect of the building code on spray foam insulation. · Participants can describe the effect of spray foam on the indoor environment. · Participants can explain the impact of spray foam on a building’s energy performance. · Participants can explain the life cycle analysis of spray foam and payback periods.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# SPF201 | USGBC# 0920010268
  • Presented by: Demilec
  • Presenter: Robert Naini
  • Biography: Robert Naini is an expert in spray foam insulation with more than 10 years of experience working with architects, builders and code officials. He has been involved in product testing, sales and management and is well versed in building codes and building science.
12:15 pm


1:15 pm

Design Basics for Sintered Compact Surfaces

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Design Basics for Sintered Compact Surfaces

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# AIACE4012016 | USGBC# 0920015352
  • Presented by: The Size Surfaces USA
  • Presenter: Leo Chuahy
  • 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.
2:15 pm


2:30 pm

Understanding Poly-Ash Trim and other Categories of the Exterior Trim Markets

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

An examination of the new Poly-Ash category of exterior trim products as it relates to other types of trim, specifically around the areas of installation, longevity, maintenance, and sustainability.

  • Credit type: LU
  • AIA# BCI0001 | USGBC#
  • Presented by: Boral
  • Presenter: Blaine Bates
  • Biography:
3:30 pm

End of Program

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