Sustainable Design Solutions: Building Envelope & Interior Finish

Event infos

October 17th 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

Quartersawn American Hardwood in Sustainable Design

8:00 am - 9:00 am

At the end of this session, attendees will be able to explain the difference between Plain (flat) sawing and Quartersawing hardwoods, comparing the key benefits of each method. They will understand the efficiency of lumber production and how all by-products are used. They will also understand the recyclable nature of hardwood lumber. They will have a basic understanding of the kiln drying of hardwood lumber and how Quartersawn Lumber dries differently from Plain Sawn lumber. They will be able to cite at least two reasons why Quartersawn is superior to Plain Sawn in flooring, millwork and cabinetry applications. They will have a working knowledge of how difficult it is to certify the sustainability of American Hardwoods. They will understand the concept of “sustainable forestry” and selection harvesting and that there is twice as much hardwood growing in the US now as compared to 50 years ago. The will know the realities of clear cutting width and length yields from the 3 grades of quartersawn hardwoods. This understanding will allow them to design projects with these natural variation realities in mind.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# FML215 | USGBC# 0920007684
  • Presented by: Frank Miller Lumber Company, Inc.
  • Presenter: Criswell Davis
  • Biography:
9:00 am

Code Compliant Exterior Systems for Wood Framed Building Envelopes

9:00 am - 10:00 am

This course investigates the most recent code changes emphasizing building envelope performance. We will explore next generation integrated solutions that simultaneously provide protection against moisture penetration, air leakage, and thermal bridging. Installation benefits and on-site quality control issues related to multi-solution integrated systems will also be evaluated.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# HEW 505 | USGBC# 0920011922
  • Presented by: Huber Eng. Woods
  • Presenter: Mike Moriarty
  • Biography:
10:00 am


10:15 am

Detailing Air Barriers

10:15 am - 11:15 am

The one (1) hour course is an overview of the specific techniques for installing the different types of air barrier materials. Air barriers are required by code in most states. And while most architects understand the whys, they are not clear on the installation details. This important layer of the building envelope requires careful detailing and installation. Some firms are even requiring meetings with installation contractors to be sure details are correctly executed. This course covers tricky details, including rough openings, roof‐to‐walls, and joints between different building materials. This program is registered with the AIA/CES for continuing professional education, and is HSW‐approved. The course earns one learning unit (LU).

  • Credit type: LU
  • AIA# 7205 | USGBC# 0920012492
  • Presented by: W. R. MEADOWS INC
  • Presenter: Wendy Talarico
  • Biography: Wendy Talarico, LEED AP, is the architectural services specialist for W. R. MEADOWS. She is an instructor for Urban Green/New York State Energy Research and Development Authority's "Conquering the Code" - an eight-hour energy class for architects and engineers. Wendy has also worked as a member of the engineering outreach team for the Brick Industry Association (BIA) and has more than 25 years of experience writing and editing for such publications as Architectural Record and This Old House. She is a programming chair of CSIS Washington D.C. Chapter and a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) DC High-Performance Buildings committee.
11:15 am

Coating of Aluminum Extrusions

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

Lunch Sponsored by Norbec

1:15 pm

Levels of Finish and How to Achieve Level 5

1:15 pm - 2:15 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: Lou Ionta
  • Biography:
2:15 pm

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

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

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: Tom Gold
  • Biography:
3:15 pm


3:30 pm

The Nature of Natural THIN Veneer

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Description: The program will provide an overview of how stone as a building material evolved into thin veneer and why it is quickly becoming the stone of choice for masons, architects and designers.Learning Objectives: After completion of this course, participants will be able to:  Describe how quarried stone becomes thin veneer.  Discuss four application methods, adhered veneer codes, and general installation steps.  Analyze comparisons between full, thin, & manufactured veneers.  Study architectural techniques as can be seen in the natural thin stone veneer installation imagery  Recognize health-safety-welfare qualities of natural thin veneer stone, as well as in its fabrication process, and installation techniques.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# NSV102 | USGBC# 0920007680
  • Presented by: Natural Stone Veneers International, Inc.
  • Presenter: Joseph Buechel
  • Biography: Joe Buechel General Sales Manager - Natural Stone Veneers International, Inc. (NSVI)Joe Buechel is Vice President and General Sales Manager for Natural Stone Veneers International, Inc (NSVI). He is a member of ASTM and sits on the C-18 committee which writes codes for natural stone industry and is a board member of Wisconsin Masonry Alliance (WMA). Joe is a NSVI certified presenter for AIA/CES programs, he educates the Architect-Engineer-Contractor (AEC) community on natural stone veneers. Joe has over twenty-seven years of experience in the natural stone industry and has two Bachelor of Science degrees in Business from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. Joe filmed episodes on natural stone veneer installation for the nationally aired, “This Old House” television program. He is pass board member for the Fond du Lac Red Cross chapter. Joe lives in Oshkosh, WI with his wife and two children.
4:30 pm

Acoustic Doors and Green Design

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Provides an overview of acoustic door assemblies including their components, features and their role in occupant comfort in both workplace and school environments.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# AMB013 | USGBC# 920014407
  • Presented by: Ambico Ltd.
  • Presenter: Jack Shinder
  • Biography:
5:30 pm

End of Program

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