Building Envelope: Solutions to Design Sustainable Buildings

Event infos

November 29th 2017

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

Building Envelope Technologies for Energy Efficient Designs

8:00 am - 9:00 am

An overview of present Energy Conservation Codes and Standards with emphasis on those sections affecting building envelope performance. Specific focus will be placed on air barrier technologies and components including a review of traditional methods/shortcomings and how air leakage affects thermal performance in typical wood-framed construction. Study will primarily focus on wall applications examining two approaches to improve energy efficiency and also introduce and compare three alternative product solutions to improve the building envelope.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# HEW 601.2 | USGBC# 0920007662
  • Presented by: Huber Eng. Woods
  • Presenter: Phillip Murray
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  • Phone: 404-606-5911
  • Biography:
9:00 am

Sound Control in Construction

9:00 am - 10:00 am

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 International Building Code (IBC-1207) and International Residential Code.We will Identify areas where sound control is necessary in 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# Soundatten16 | USGBC# 0920007666
  • Presented by: Homasote Company
  • Presenter: Chuck McPherson
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  • Phone: 919-418-2078
  • Biography:
10:00 am


10:15 am

Open Air Steel Structures: benefits of working with a specialty manufacturer

10:15 am - 11:15 am

Learn about the 4 types of open air steel structures and how each canopy is beautifully engineered specific to the job. Explore the benefits of working with a specialty manufacture through a process called DEFI (Design, Engineer, Fabricate, Install). The process starts with an architect’s sketch (vision) and finishes with a world class structure. This is a fast paced one hour program designed to inspire.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# OASS | USGBC# 0920007635
  • Presented by: CEAS+ / Porter Corp
  • Presenter: Jason Smith
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  • Phone: 616-215-8187
  • Biography: Jason recently relocated back to the USA from living and working in the UK for 10 years. Jason brings 20 years experience in Open Air Steel Structures having worked on the 1996 and 2012 Summer Olympic Games. He has presented to over 2500 architects across the USA, UK and UAE and Jason's life experiences make the content interesting and relevant. At Porter Corp, Jason is responsible for promoting CEAS+ to architects. CEAS+ provides architects with a complete process for creating job specific canopies including Design, Engineering and Fabrication.
11:15 am

Benefits of Impermeable Concrete & Permanent Impermeable Repair Materials

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

This Program addresses the impact of traditional & impermeable concrete inside & outside the building envelope. It discusses methods to improve longevity and consequently sustainability of all concrete applications. It provides a solution to the moisture & flooring problems as well as water and damp proofing concrete. Techniques and materials used to permanently repair concrete are discussed.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# VLMGK1011260 | USGBC# 0920007659
  • Presented by: Specialty Products Group
  • Presenter: Skip & Matt Elliott
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  • Phone: 843-607-6990 843-607-6993
  • Biography:
12:15 pm

Lunch Sponsored by ParexUSA

1:15 pm
Course to be announced
2:15 pm

Coating of Aluminum Extrusions

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Provides an overview of aluminum extrusion coatings and includes discussions on the aluminum extrusion process; a comparison of powder and liquid coatings; an overview of the chrome and the chrome-free pretreatment processes; and, the performance objectives of AAMA testing standards.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# AG101 | USGBC# 0920007717
  • Presented by: Barrette Outdoor Living Inc.
  • Presenter: Taylor Coley
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  • Phone: 352-754-8555
  • Biography:
3:15 pm


3:30 pm

Levels of Finish and How to Achieve Level 5

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This 1-hour presentation identifies the various levels in which gypsum board surface is finished for the particular board application and final decoration. Each level of finish is defined per ASTM C840 and presented in discussion, details and samples to establish a clear visualization of these levels of board finish. A new and extraordinary “level of finish” is introduced and examined as a “Basis of Specification” for your more demanding design and board finish requirements.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# CBP LOF001 | USGBC# 0920012811
  • Presented by: Continental Building Products
  • Presenter: Michael Morgan
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  • Phone: 678.467.8845
  • Biography:
4:30 pm

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

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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
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  • Phone: 770-330-2810
  • Biography:
5:30 pm

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

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