High-Rise, Tower & Multi-Story Building Seminar

Event Info

October 30th 2018

Registration7:45 am
Program end4:30 pm
Credits earned7 AIA (6 HSW + 1 LU)
Valid for State License​

Day program*

7:45 am

Registration & Breakfast

8:00 am

Sintered Compact Surfaces for Building Facades

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Materials used on building facades need to withstand many things, including water, wind, sunlight, and sometimes severe weather conditions. They also need to hold up to the effects of people who may inadvertently or even intentionally cause damage. Choosing a material to use for a facade is certainly influenced by the ability to hold up over time under all of these conditions. It is also influenced by the available size and weight, not to mention the appearance, of the material. Being able to install it in a manner that is efficient and cost effective usually rounds out the criteria for selecting a building material for building facades. Not surprisingly, there are number of different materials that have been available to select from, some of which have been around a long time, and others that are relatively new. There is one new product category that will be the focus of this course, namely sintered compact surfaces, which have been born in the last decade. As it is becoming better known, it is becoming more popular in the United States and Canada thanks to its ability to provide superior long-term performance for basically the same cost as other common facade cladding products. Sintered compact surfaces today are finding their way into curtain walls, rainscreens, siding applications, and other common wall systems for both residential and commercial buildings.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# AIACE4012016 | USGBC# 0920015352
  • Provider: America Training Solution
  • Presenter: Travis Conrad
  • Biography:
9:00 am

Emerging Technologies

9:00 am - 10:00 am

At the end of this program, participants will be able to describe the manufacturing differences in windows thermal technology through a review of the innovative polyamide strip thermal technology. Examples to be reviewed include isometrics, photos, CAD drawings, and 3D samples. You will be able to identify the specific characteristics of specialty windows, including blast, energy performance & acoustic.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# 090110 | USGBC# 920017610
  • Provider: Peerless Products, Inc
  • Presenter: Jason Eastwood
  • Biography:
10:00 am


10:15 am

What's in Coating Specification?

10:15 am - 11:15 am

After this seminar, you will be able to identify the correct finishing solutions for the fenestration industry, and specifying them correctly. Participants will learn about UV degradation, color gloss performance measuring and the role sustainability plays in the industry.

  • Credit type: LU
  • Provider: Akzo Nobel
  • Presenter: Gabriel Morales-Sada
  • Biography: Gabriel Morales-Sada resides in San Diego, California and serves as Architecture Powder Coatings Marketing Manager for AkzoNobel Paints and Coatings, Mr. Morales-Sada has served as Regional Director for both AkzoNobel and leading global coatings companies from 1996 to 2014 and has gained strong market depth and technical expertise in "shop-applied" architectural coatings. Mr. Morales-Sada earned his bachelor's degree Business Administration back in 1991 at The Universidad Regiomontana A.C. in his hometown , Monterrey, Mexico.
11:15 am

High-rise elevator technology

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Learn about elevator technology for High-rise and tower building. Energy efficiency, accessibility, security, etc.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# KoneHRise | USGBC# 920017611
  • Provider: Kone Inc.
  • Presenter: Benjamin Elfreich
  • Biography:
12:15 pm


1:15 pm

LHT Mortar and ANSI Mortar Designations

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

This session will provide a Manufacturer perspective on tile industry standards development and the new mortar classifications. We will discuss ISO designations and the new ANSI mortar designations for; non sag (T), fast set (F), extended open time (E) and the proposed new large and heavy tile mortar (H) and how can it benefit the design professional and the tile contractor in the field? What was wrong with Medium Bed? Where did the Large and Heavy Tile mortar come from?

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# MAP 047 | USGBC# 0920015404
  • Provider: MAPEI Corporation
  • Presenter: Tyler Barton
  • Biography:
2:15 pm


2:30 pm

Effective Thermal Performance of the Building Enclosure - Exterior Walls

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Today, many new buildings must meet the ASHRAE 90.1 requirements for thermal performance. This is a tough objective, since documented proof is required. Effective R-values must be met, not just nominal values, which means that high conductivity materials that cause thermal bridges must be considered in the modelling and calculations. Often, meeting ASHRAE's challenging prescriptive compliance is not even enough; some designers look to walls to make up for thermal performance shortfalls from other parts of the building enclosure such as high glazing area percentages. Many of today's conventional wall assemblies fall short of even basic compliance, causing larger, thicker, and more costly assemblies than ever before. Learn what current wall assemblies are getting closest to the target performance levels, what the code prescribed targets are for your region, and what some innovative companies and designers are doing to solve this issue, both with conventional and proprietary approaches, while saving cost at the same time.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# 07 | USGBC# 0920013525
  • Provider: Cascadia Windows
  • Presenter: Paraic Lally
  • Biography:
3:30 pm

Structural Glazing / Insulating Glass - Design Considerations

3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Engineered solutions for integrated high-performance facades, fenestration and insulating glass systems. A basic review of industry definitions, including facade, insulated glass, and weatherseal components. The application of innovative materials to meet the design and efficiency requirements specified by the architectural community. Typical project processes in the design, testing, validation, and production of a curtain wall.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# SIK704 | USGBC# 0920017662
  • Provider: Sika Corp
  • Presenter: Florian Doebbel
  • Biography:
4:30 pm

End of Program

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