Continuing Education Seminar for Architects & LEED Professionals

Event Info

February 26th 2020

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

Sintered Compact Surfaces Basics: Design, Application & Sustainability - Neolith01

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Materials used on exterior and interior surfaces need to withstand many elements, including water, scratched, high temperatures, UV, wind, etc. Choosing a material is certainly influenced by the ability to hold up over time but also by the available size and weight, maintenance, hygiene, bending properties, recyclability, VOC, not to mention the appearance and efficient and cost-effective installation. There is one new product category that will be the focus of this course, namely Sintered Compact Surfaces that can be used for a wide variety of application interior and exterior from countertops to curtain walls applications in both residential and commercial buildings.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# Neolith01 | USGBC# 920013572
  • Provider: America Training Solution
  • Presenter: George Kyriacou
  • Biography:
9:00 am

Factory Prefinishing of Exterior Materials

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Siding and exterior cladding can be factory finished, which provides up to a 30 year finish warranty, and opportunities for interesting finishes. Learn why specifiers and designers are increasingly adding a specification for factory finishing to meet the demands from their clients for beautiful exteriors with low/no maintenance on a wide range of materials.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# IEM1011 | USGBC# 0920011192
  • Provider: Woodtone Industries
  • Presenter: Cale Kids
  • Biography:
10:00 am


10:15 am

High-performance modified timber for Flooring, Cladding & Decking

10:15 am - 11:15 am

Learn about modifies FSC®-certified softwood into wood with the properties and appearance of hardwood.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# HPMW2020 | USGBC#
  • Provider: LIGNIA Wood Company Limited
  • Presenter: Lisa Ayala
  • Biography:
11:15 am

Building Facades: Specify the right sealants in structural and non-structural applications.

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

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# AdfGlazing | USGBC# 0920020391
  • Provider: America Training Solution
  • Presenter: Denis Perron
  • Biography:
12:15 pm


1:15 pm

Design an Effective and Sustainable Building Envelope With Spray Polyurethane Foam

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Points Presented: History, Actual generation, and polyurethanes classification Standards: CAN/ULC S705.1 Material CAN/ULC S705.2 Application Quality Assurance program / Certification, CUFCA Physical Properties of Polyurethane Spray Foam Long term thermal resistance (LTTR) Initial value Test Reports: CCMC Evaluation #13244-L • AIR INS Inc. Water vapor permeance testing • AIR INS Inc. Air barrier materials testing • Dr. John Straube, Results for wood framing construction with spray foam, without vapor barrier • Exterior insulation basement system, NRC Summary Report • Adhesion quality, CMHC report Explanation of typical conception details for Polyurethane Foam How to build an effective and sustainable building envelope with minimum materials Environmental criteria, Leed and Sustainability

  • Credit type: LU
  • AIA# NA | USGBC#
  • Provider: Demilec
  • Presenter: Tom Harris
  • Biography: Tom has been active in the Spray Foam Industry for over 36 years. Joining Huntsman in Toronto after graduating Ryerson University’s Chemical Engineering program for 5 years, he then moved to BASF and introduced SPF technology to their Canadian Business. In ’93 Tom was relocated to BASF Corp in Detroit, MI where he developed the SPF – US entry strategy for them. More recently, he spent 10 years with Honeywell working with the various blowing agents and their impact on polyurethane foam systems. For the past 2 years, Tom has enjoyed employment with Demilec and continues to contribute to our industry on many levels.
2:15 pm

Western Red Cedar, Distictive Sustainable Design

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

The Western Red Cedar Lumber Association (WRCLA) is a Non-Profit trade association that was established in 1954. We offer training to discerning users of WRC including the architect community. Western Red Cedar Distinctive Sustainable Designs is a one-hour, face-to-face training session developed for the architect community and provided by WRCLA qualified trainers. Through this one hour session, architects will increase their knowledge of WRC; its' properties and performance characteristics.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • Presenter: Jay Poppe
  • Biography: For the past 5 years as a U.S. Market Cedar Specialist with the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association, Jay has provided hundreds of hours of training each year to Architects and WRCLA members on all aspects of Western Red Cedar.
3:15 pm


3:30 pm

TPO Technology: Performance & Recent Developments

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

TPO roofing membrane has now been part of the roofing industry for 20 years and has become the leading segment as far as the total volume used on an annual basis. With almost 10 billion square feet installed around the world, TPO has proven that it is an effective roofing material providing building owners with a low-cost, highly reflective, energy-efficient roof system. Participants will learn the advantages of the TPO roofing membrane versus other materials and how the use of new technology has allowed TPO to become even more resistant to a wide range of rooftop conditions. There is a reason for the astronomical growth of this roofing membrane and the presenters will shed light on the reasons why.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# SDR110 | USGBC#
  • Provider: Carlisle Construction Materials, LLC
  • Presenter: Adam Burzynski
  • Biography:
4:30 pm

Composite Wood Products in Cladding and Architectural Trim

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Wood-plastic composite products offer a compelling alternative to traditional wood cladding and architectural trim. These products replicate the look of natural wood but offer superior color retention and life-cycle performance while requiring little to no maintenance. This learning unit will provide an overview of wood-plastic composite cladding and trim, with an emphasis on the sustainability benefits.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# GLWPC001 | USGBC# 0920005727
  • Provider: Hughes & Associates
  • Presenter: Yancey Hughes
  • Biography:
5:30 pm

End of Program

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

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