Sustainable Design Solutions: Building Envelope & Interior Finish

Event infos

May 10th 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

American Hardwoods and their Role in Carbon Neutral Design

8:00 am - 9:00 am

This is an hour long course that begins with a look at Hardwoods' basics. It then presents the science surrounding hardwoods; the significant role they play in the environment and finally, as a material choice, discusses their importance in sustainable building. At the conclusion of the session attendees can be confident knowing that when they choose North American hardwoods, they are selecting a quintessentially green material that is ever-renewing, abundant and sustainable.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# 082013 | USGBC# 0920013587
  • Presented by: Hardwood Manufacturers Association
  • Presenter: Criswell Davis
  • Biography:
9:00 am

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

9:00 am - 10:00 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: Tim Svarczkopf
  • Biography:
10:00 am


10:15 am

Get Inspired! Design Smarter, Safer, and Greener with Innovation in Wood-Framed Construction

10:15 am - 11:15 am

Wood is a frequently overlooked building material for light-medium-commercial construction including mid-rise, multi-family, and mixed-use projects. This course features several North American examples that highlight the surprising capabilities of this natural resource. Many architects, engineers, and project owners often default to steel and concrete instead of wood for wall, floor, and roof assemblies. This course outlines: - common misconceptions and capabilities of code-approved wood applications. - the environmental and structural benefits of this sustainable natural resource. - the virtues of wood when engineered for pre-cut and pre-assembled components. - how wood applications integrate with building codes, construction techniques, and technical support. - how choosing wood first contributes to on-time and on-schedule projects with significant cost savings.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# QWEB01 | USGBC# 920014585
  • Presented by: LAMCO Forest Products
  • Presenter: Andrew M. Dingman
  • Biography:
11:15 am

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

11:15 am - 12:15 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: Jay Lamanske
  • Biography:
12:15 pm


1:15 pm

Spray Foam in Commercial Design

1:15 pm - 2:15 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: Chris Bring
  • Biography:
2:15 pm

Design Basics for Sintered Compact Surfaces

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Design Basics for Sintered Compact Surfaces

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# AIACE4012016 | USGBC# 0920015352
  • Presented by: The Size Surfaces USA
  • Presenter: Chris Sorrell
  • Biography:
3:15 pm


3:30 pm

Use of Snow Retention Devices: Science or Science Fiction ?

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Discover the art and science of snow control and its effects, such as snow migration on rooftops of structures. Learn about the common myths and misperceptions regarding snow retention, as well as the do's and don'ts of retention devices, product selection, and site specifics.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# MRIL1410 | USGBC# 0920007661
  • 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

Introducing the Structural Insulated Framing System

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

During this course, you will learn what a structural insulated framing system is, the advantages of designing and build more energy efficient structures. You will learn how to design with advanced framing in mind and building techniques to be able to save materials and labor. Discussions will be engaged regarding how to design and build to a 400 year standard similar to techniques in Europe with a built-in thermal break.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# TStud001 | USGBC# 0920016252
  • Presented by: Roosevelt Energy, Inc
  • Presenter: Brian Iverson
  • Biography: Brian Iverson, the inventor, has a degree in architecture and has designed over 750 structures that have been built including homes, additions, apartments, condos, townhomes, commercial buildings, and more. He also is a journeyman carpenter and formally was a certified energy auditor for NSP in the first oil embargo days of the late 70's and early 80's. Iverson brings many stories to the webinar and hopes that he can keep this 43 slide presentation to one hour.
5:30 pm

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