High-Rise, Tower & Multi-Story Building Seminar

Event infos

April 11th 2019

Registration7:45 am
Program end5:30 pm
Credits earned​Up to 8 AIBC Core LU
Up to ​8 AAA Structured LU
Up to ​8 AIA HSW
Valid for US State License​

Day program*

7:45 am

Registration & Breakfast

8:00 am

Air Movement for Energy-Efficient Comfort in Conditioned Spaces

8:00 am - 9:00 am

As we move increasingly towards market viable net-zero buildings with initiatives like ASHRAE Vision 2020 and the 2030 Challenge, we must reevaluate the role that typical building components play in a facility’s energy efficiency. ASHRAE 55 has highlighted the impact of elevated air speed on thermal comfort, and in recent years innovative designs have reestablished air movement as an integral part of occupant comfort and energy conservation. Furthermore, recent changes to Appendix G of ASHRAE 90.1 allow the inclusion of energy savings from using elevated air speed in energy simulations. When integrated into new building designs, air movement allows a reduction of air conditioning capacity and ductwork. In the winter, low speed air circulation redirects heated air trapped at the ceiling, resulting in significant energy savings. Project teams working on net-zero buildings have proven the effectiveness of incorporating air movement in building plans as part of an integrated design strategy.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# BAF001-CS | USGBC# 910000007
  • RCEP
  • Presented by: Big Ass Solutions
  • Presenter: David Kuch
  • Biography:
9:00 am

Making Sense of Sealants

9:00 am - 10:00 am

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: Nicolas Choquet
  • Biography:
10:00 am


10:15 am

Sustainable Garden Roof Assemblies

10:15 am - 11:15 am

This seminar provides an overview of the various types of vegetative roof assemblies, their advantages, components, hardscape options, warranties and a review of major installations.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# 44 | USGBC# 0920016523
  • Presented by: American Hydrotech / Hydrotech Membrane Corporation
  • Presenter: Enzo Saponaro
  • Biography:
11:15 am

Specifying Automatic Pedestrian Doors

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Specifying Automatic Doors – Realize the importance of including automatic entrances in a specification. Types of Pedestrian Automatic Doors - Assess the contributing factors involved with determining which automatic door application would work the best for different installations and settings. Door Sensors - Understanding basic sensor technology Code Requirements – Obtain knowledge on the codes, standards and definitions related to automatic entrances.

  • Credit type: LU
  • AIA# N/A | USGBC#
  • Presented by: TORMAX Canada Inc.
  • Presenter: Kayle Moore
  • Biography: Kayle Moore helps ensures TORMAX’s success and continued growth in Canada. As the National Sales Manager for TORMAX, he is responsible for building positive and productive business relationships with Architects, Spec Writers and Design Professionals. Meeting the demands to prepare quality construction documents with limited time, is a challenge that Architects encounter on a daily basis. Kayle offers a full range of specification writing and supporting services to minimize these pressures.
12:15 pm


1:15 pm
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2:15 pm
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3:15 pm


3:30 pm
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4:30 pm
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5:30 pm

End of Program

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

Price Qty*
Early Bird General Admission show details + $99.75  
Half Day Admission show details + $84.00  
Group Admission show details + $105.00  
General Admission show details + $131.25