Sustainable Design: Innovative Building Material & Technologies

Event infos

August 24th 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

Air, Water and Moisture Management in the Light Commercial Building Envelope

8:00 am - 9:00 am

A study of how air leakage affects thermal performance and how moisture is managed in typical light commercial construction. Study focuses on roof and wall applications. Also includes discussion about some of the shortcomings of traditional methods and introduces alternative solutions of protecting the structure from air and moisture intrusion.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# HEW 502 | USGBC# 0920007703
  • Presented by: Huber Eng. Woods
  • Presenter: Brian Shores
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  • Phone: 1-312-505-8308
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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: Terry O'Connor Jr.
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  • Phone: 630-774-0461
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10:00 am


10:15 am

Effective Waterproofing

10:15 am - 11:15 am

This course explains some of the issues relating to concrete deterioration as a result of water penetration. The course also describes the different methods of dampproofing, waterproofing, and vaporproofing and differentiate between positive- and negative-side waterproofing. The course also identifies the various types of waterproofing systems and differentiates between them. 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# OSW101 | USGBC# 0920013271
  • Presented by: W. R. MEADOWS INC
  • Presenter: Russ Snow
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  • Phone: (647) 204-8288
  • Biography: Currently the Building Envelope Product Group Manager/Building Science Specialist for W. R. MEADOWS, Russell Snow, CSP, CTR, BSSO, LEED AP, has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry, including building envelope, concrete restoration, and products used in the treatment of concrete. Presently, his main responsibility is overseeing the building envelope line of products for W. R. MEADOWS, which also includes providing technical support to all members of the construction industry, including the W. R. MEADOWS sales team, both in Canada and the U.S. Other responsibilities include the development of specifications at the architectural/engineering level and the creation of presentations for continuing education programs through AEC Daily, the American Institute of Architects, and various other organizations. Russell attained his LEED Accredited Professional designation in April 2008. Russ currently serves as President of the Air Barrier Association of America and is a member of the ASTM E06, ASTM D08, and American Concrete Institute committees. Russ has also been involved for a number of years with Construction Specifications Canada and is currently involved nationally with the CSC Educational Maintenance Task Team, including being the Chair of the Technical Representative Course Committee.
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: Scott Bergsbaken
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  • Phone: 860-817-6364
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12:15 pm


1:15 pm

Decorative Concrete Sealers/Densifiers for Polishing Concrete

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Course will cover compatible concrete cures, liquid densifiers chemistries, and stain resistant sealers. Treatments for new and existing polished concrete surfaces, and key features of polishable overlays incorporating color in existing and retrofitting old concrete floors.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# 40107425-2 | USGBC# 0920012504
  • Presented by: SpecChem
  • Presenter: Michael LeMark
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  • Phone: 913 713-2242
  • Biography: Michael LeMark is currently Executive Vice President and General Manager of SpecChem, an emerging manufacturer of quality concrete chemicals. Mike earned a degree in Civil Engineering from Clarkson University in 1979 and began his career in the construction industry as a Field Engineer with Raymond International, a premier specialty geotechnical contractor. Mike’s career has included positions with GE Silicones in field sales and then Construction Programs in their HQ in Waterford NY. Mike left GE in 1987 to assume a role as Northeast Sales Manager for Conspec Marketing and Manufacturing developing a distribution network for a full line of concrete chemicals and cementitious products in the northeast. Mike was then promoted to General Manager of Conspec in Kansas City in 1992. He’s maintained his managerial position as GM with Conspec thru the Dayton Superior acquisition of Conspec in 2000. Prior to joining SpecChem, Mike was the Chemical Business Manager for Dayton Superior, involved with the coordination of 4-chemical manufacturing plants, and a team of sales and marketing professionals This team was responsible for the growth and profitability of 4 major chemical brands within a network of over 800 construction distributors in the US and Overseas. Mike has been an active member in the Construction Specifiers Institute (CSI) earning his CDT and CCPR designation. He’s also involved in the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA), Concrete Foundation Association (CFA) and the Associated Concrete Contractors Association (ASCC)
2:15 pm

Quartersawn American Hardwood in Sustainable Design

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

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: America Training Solutions - Sponsored by Frank Miller Lumber
  • Presenter: Criswell Davis
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  • Phone: 937-902-4727
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3:15 pm


3:30 pm

Coating of Aluminum Extrusions

3:30 pm - 4:30 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
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4:30 pm

Glulam Evolved

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

24F-V4 glulam has always combined great strength with cost effectiveness, but they haven't worked well with modern, engineered building materials or structural frame applications....until now. Glulam Evolved speaks to the changes in 24F-V4 glulam manufacturing that enable engineers to better utilize the versatility and cost effectiveness 24F-V4 glulam offers .

  • Credit type: LU
  • AIA# GLB052015 | USGBC# 0920010992
  • Presented by: Rosboro
  • Presenter: John Niedzwiecki
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  • Phone: 541-393-4097
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5:30 pm

End of Program

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

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