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

Sustainable US hardwoods in Design

8:00 am - 9:00 am

This HSW course highlights the sustainability of US hardwoods and their many uses in contemporary design. From sustainable “selection harvest” through drying, grading and shipping, attendees will learn how to give each design its unique look with one of the most sustainable, carbon negative products in the world. Learning Objectives: #1 Be able to explain the concepts of “sustainable forestry” and “selection harvest”. #2 Be able to discuss the “life cycle” of US hardwoods as a preferred building material and how all of its by-products are used, including fuel for the boilers that run the kilns. #3 Be able to explain the challenge of certifying the sustainability of American hardwoods, knowing who owns 73% of the US hardwood resource. They will know why there is more hardwood growing in the US than there was 50 years ago. #4 Be able to discuss, generally, the realities of the yield from US hardwoods in terms of clear widths and lengths. This understanding will allow them to design projects with these realities in mind, designing as a responsible steward of this beautiful natural resource.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# FML2011 | USGBC# 0920012039
  • Presented by: Frank Miller Lumber Company, Inc.
  • 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: Scott Bergsbaken
  • 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
Course to be announced
5:30 pm

End of Program

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

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