Sustainable Design Solutions: Building Envelope & Interior Finish

Event infos

September 11th 2018

Registration7:45 am
Program end3:30 pm
Credits earned​Up to ​6 AIA HSW
Valid for State License​

Day program*

7:45 am

Registration & Breakfast

8:00 am

The Energy Efficiency Challenge: Understanding New Codes and Standards

8:00 am - 9:00 am

This course will take a closer look at residential energy use and how building codes and standards are driving improved energy performance in homes. We will analyze new design and construction methods, materials, and systems that can be used to help reduce the energy requirements of homes and make them more efficient.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# HEW 603 | USGBC# 0920011924
  • Presented by: Huber Eng. Woods
  • Presenter: Brian Shores
  • Biography:
9:00 am

Elevator Technology where it`s been, where it`s going

9:00 am - 10:00 am

With urbanization on the rise, the vertical transportation industry is challenged more than ever to provide eco‐efficient, cost‐saving, and space‐saving solutions. This session will cover the history of elevator technology and compare conventional applications with today's technological advancements, enabling attendees to critique the risks and disadvantages of dated technology and identify the advantages of newer technology. In particular, attendees will learn about both recent developments and future trends concerning machine‐room‐less (MRL) elevators. The presentation will address design benefits, installation and ownership costs, and LEED contributions. Learning Objectives: - ANALYZE THE RISKS AND DRAWBACKS ASSOCIATED WITH TRADITIONAL ELEVATOR TECHNOLOGY - EXPLAIN THE DEVELOPMENT AND FUNCTIONALITY OF MRL ELEVATORS - EVALUATE THE COST AND SPACE SAVINGS ASSOCIATED WITH MRL ELEVATORS ALONG WITH THEIR ADVANTAGES FOR SUSTAINABILITY - IDENTIFY THE FUTURE TRENDS IN ELEVATOR TECHNOLOGY

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# KONE0001 | USGBC# 0920007673
  • Presented by: Kone Inc.
  • Presenter: Benjamin Elfreich
  • Biography:
10:00 am


10:15 am

Ceramic Tile and Stone Installation Basics

10:15 am - 11:15 am

This program discusses the basic types and properties of ceramic tile, reviews various setting materials and waterproofing compounds, different installation types, various substrates to receive tile, and reviews the designing of joints. It will cover considerations in selecting tile, water absorption of tile, ANSI requirements, ANSI installation methods, ANSI specifications for materials, grouts, TCNA installation details and addresses movement joints.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# AEC006 | USGBC# 0920007645
  • Presented by: Ardex Americas
  • Presenter: Linda Zigman
  • Biography:
11:15 am

Sintered Compact Surfaces for Building Facades

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Materials used on building facades need to withstand many things, including water, wind, sunlight, and sometimes severe weather conditions. They also need to hold up to the effects of people who may inadvertently or even intentionally cause damage. Choosing a material to use for a facade is certainly influenced by the ability to hold up over time under all of these conditions. It is also influenced by the available size and weight, not to mention the appearance, of the material. Being able to install it in a manner that is efficient and cost effective usually rounds out the criteria for selecting a building material for building facades. Not surprisingly, there are number of different materials that have been available to select from, some of which have been around a long time, and others that are relatively new. There is one new product category that will be the focus of this course, namely sintered compact surfaces, which have been born in the last decade. As it is becoming better known, it is becoming more popular in the United States and Canada thanks to its ability to provide superior long-term performance for basically the same cost as other common facade cladding products. Sintered compact surfaces today are finding their way into curtain walls, rainscreens, siding applications, and other common wall systems for both residential and commercial buildings.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# AIACE4012016 | USGBC# 0920015352
  • Presented by: The Size Surfaces USA
  • Presenter: Tom Ozzello
  • Biography:
12:15 pm


1:15 pm
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2:15 pm


2:30 pm
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3:30 pm

End of Program

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

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Early Bird General Admission show details + $60.00 (USD)  
G​roup ​Admission show details + $60.00 (USD)  
Half Day Admission show details + $55.00 (USD)  
General Admission show details + $75.00 (USD)