Sustainable Design Solutions: Building Envelope & Interior Finish

Event infos

November 28th 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

The Role of Commercial Steel Doors in Resilient Design

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Resiliency is a growing necessity. It is important to understand the impacts on the built environment resulting from natural and manmade disasters and disturbances and to design for those impacts now. Presented in this course is an overview of the benefits of using steel doors as part of a resilient design strategy for applications requiring resistance to blasts, tornadoes, and ballistics.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# AMBO16 | USGBC# 920014111
  • Presented by: Ambico Ltd.
  • Presenter: Steve Peterman
  • Biography:
9:00 am

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

9:00 am - 10:00 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: QWEB
  • Presenter: Andrew M. Dingman
  • Biography:
10:00 am


10:15 am


10:15 am - 11:15 am

Discuss LEED?, and the recyclability of cold formed steel products. Review interior partitions Describe various types of metal studs Review installation Explain code compliance of common materials in the marketplace today

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# M/W002 | USGBC# 0920007997
  • Presented by: MarinoWare
  • Presenter: Ken Yakopcic
  • Biography:
11:15 am

Sound Control in Construction 18

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

This course defines the importance of sound control in the building industry where proper design can help avoid Litigation & Remediation. We will discuss building code criteria including the International Building Code (IBC-1207) and the International Residential Code. We will Identify areas where sound control is necessary for wall & floor/ceiling assemblies. We will then offer an explanation of terminologies including: STC, IIC, NRC, Use Patterns and Flanking Sound. The mechanisms of sound transmission and its attenuation will be discussed including: Mass, Double Leaf Construction, Field Damped Mass, Decoupling, Unbalancing, Coincidence Effect and Sound Masking.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# Soundatten18 | USGBC# 0920007666
  • Presented by: Homasote Company
  • Presenter: Jeff Calabrese
  • Biography:
12:15 pm


1:15 pm

Escalator Technology, Where It's Been. Where It's Going.

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

This presentation explores the basics of escalator design, and the essential design and code criteria to keep in mind when integrating escalators into the overall people flow solution for a particular project. The presentation will specifically discuss the idiosyncrasies of escalator space planning, and how to match project performance needs with specific escalator “types” and features. It will also take a deeper dive into how an escalator works, the basic operating components, and how this might impact specifications. Finally, the topic of replacing old existing escalators in existing buildings is touched upon, particularly how to select the “right” solution from the variety of replacement options that are available to building owners today.

  • Credit type: LU
  • AIA# KONE0002 | USGBC#
  • Presented by: Kone Inc.
  • Presenter: Brett Vandergrift
  • 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: George Kyriacou
  • Biography:
3:15 pm


3:30 pm

Ceramic Tile and Stone Installation Basics

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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: Kate Wall
  • Biography:
4:30 pm

Fire Rated Hollow Metal Doors

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Participant will develop a better understanding of fire rated hollow metal doors. Seminar includes discussions about solutions and applications. Learning objectives: Describe the characteristics of the product. Determine the different options available. Expose the benefits and the limitations of each option. Select the right product for the right application.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# HMD002 | USGBC# 0920007660
  • Presented by: De La Fontaine
  • Presenter: Tom Myers
  • Biography:
5:30 pm

End of Program

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

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