Innovative Products & Sustainable Solutions to Improve Your Design

Event infos

April 25th 2018

Registration7:45 am
Program end5:30 pm
Credits earned8 AIA HSW
Valid for State License

Day program*

7:45 am

Registration & Breakfast

8:00 am

Acetylated Wood: Durable, Stable, Sustainable Wood for Windows, Doors & Siding

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Discusses the process of wood acetylation, the resulting changes to wood, applications for this product, its green credentials and a number of case studies involving acetylated wood

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# K382 | USGBC# 0920007705
  • Presented by: Accsys Group
  • Presenter: Natascha Roblee
  • Biography:
9:00 am

The Solar Ready Roof: Optimize the Design

9:00 am - 10:00 am

In this one hour course, you will learn about solar system basics including terminology, the various components of a solar system and ideal times for system review. We will discuss various roof applications and conclude by learning about optimized solar design.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# MRIL1411 | USGBC# 0920007633
  • 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.
10:00 am


10:15 am

Creating a healthy and comfortable healthy indoor environment by combining ventilation and external sun protection

10:15 am - 11:15 am

This course shows how the combination of ecternatll sun protection, ventilation and night-cooling improves the indoor environment in homes and buildings with minimal energy use and an attractive design.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# REN40108139E1 | USGBC# 0920015392
  • Presented by: Renson Inc
  • Presenter: Gilles Vanpoucke
  • Biography: Gilles started up the North American subsidiary of the Renson Group with its HQ in Belgium. Gilles has 9 years of experience in consulting in the architectural world, focussed on natural ventilation, exterior sun shading and outdoor structures with the goal to create healthy spaces.
11:15 am

Design Basics for Sintered Compact Surfaces

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Design Basics for Sintered Compact Surfaces

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

Lunch Sponsored by T&M Shading

1:15 pm

Benefits of Ultra Low Permeability Concrete in the Building Envelope – An Integral Approach.

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

The exceptional durability of portland cement concrete is a major reason why it is the world’s most widely used construction material. But material limitations, design and construction practices, and severe exposure conditions can cause concrete to deteriorate, which may result in aesthetic, functional, or structural problems. The Portland Cement Association prescribes proper concrete coverage of reinforcing steel and a Low Permeability concrete mix design as the primary goals for “Best Practice”. A talented, seasoned contractor is the answer to the first…..Vapor Lock enhanced concrete may be a reasonable answer to the second.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# SPG003 | USGBC# 0920014710
  • Presented by: Specialty Products Group
  • Presenter: Jim Kaylor
  • Biography:
2:15 pm

The Uncoupling Principle

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

This seminar will examine the Uncoupling Principle, which is now recognized in the Tile Council of America's 2001 Handbook for Ceramic Tile Installation. Review the history behind the Uncoupling Principle and examine the evolution of tile setting techniques, along with the benefits and limitations of each stage of development. The individual functions that are inherent to an uncoupling system will be discussed and the major implications for tile and stone installations revealed. At the end of this program, the participant will be able to: 1) comprehend the basics of the uncoupling principle and its relationship to the tile and stone industry; 2) recognize new areas of installation that can be attained through the utilization of an uncoupling system; and 2) interpret and apply the new details and applications found in the current TCA Handbook.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# SCHL3A | USGBC# 0920012236
  • Presented by: Schluter Systems
  • Presenter: Dan Curtis
  • Biography:
3:15 pm


3:30 pm

Improving Wind Uplift on Metal Roofs

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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.
4:30 pm

Designing with Metal Ceilings

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The most common suspended ceiling in use today is the white acoustical ceiling found in most commercial spaces. As architects and designers seek ways to add interest to spaces such as lobbies, libraries and retail spaces, metal ceilings are becoming more common in construction projects on their own or in conjunction with other ceiling materials. Metal ceilings offer a wide range of colors and finishes, they aid in acoustics and they are available in many sizes and styles. This presentation will introduce the participant to common metal ceiling systems, while covering design considerations such as panel type, size and finish among other things. The presentation will end with common considerations for specifying a metal ceiling.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# ROCK102 | USGBC# 0920011525
  • Presented by: Rockfon (Roxul Inc)
  • Presenter: Dennis Wakaluk
  • Biography:
5:30 pm

End of Program

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