Sustainable Design Solutions: Building Envelope & Interior Finish

Event infos

May 08th 2018

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

Gypsum and Sustainability

8:00 am - 9:00 am

This 1-hour presentation is designed to create an understanding of the sustainable components of gypsum board. It highlights the importance of gypsum as a building material and the similarities between natural and synthetic (recycled) gypsum. The presentation details the process of the creation of synthetic (recycled) gypsum. It also reviews additional sustainable aspects of gypsum board (e.g., job site waste recycle) and presents participants a suggested method for specifying for sustainability.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# CBP GAS001 | USGBC# 0920012093
  • Presented by: Continental Building Products
  • Presenter: Steve Ramey
  • Biography:
9:00 am

Making Sense of Sealants

9:00 am - 10:00 am

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# ADFAST-001 | USGBC# 0920010342
  • Presented by: Adfast
  • Presenter: Matt Klinge
  • Biography:
10:00 am


10:15 am

Acetylated Wood: Durable, Stable, Sustainable Wood for Windows, Doors & Siding

10:15 am - 11:15 am

Discusses the process of wood acetylation, the resulting changes to wood, applications for this product, its green credentials and a number of case studies involving acetylated wood

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# K382 | USGBC# 0920007705
  • Presented by: Accsys Group
  • Presenter: Tim Svarczkopf
  • Biography:
11:15 am

Ceramic Tile and Stone Installation Basics

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

This program discusses the basic types and properties of ceramic tile, reviews various setting materials and waterproofing compounds, different installation types, various substrates to receive tile, and reviews the designing of joints. It will cover considerations in selecting tile, water absorption of tile, ANSI requirements, ANSI installation methods, ANSI specifications for materials, grouts, TCNA installation details and addresses movement joints.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# AEC006 | USGBC# 0920007645
  • Presented by: Ardex Americas
  • Presenter: Linda Zigman
  • Biography:
12:15 pm


1:15 pm

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

1:15 pm - 2:15 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: QWEB
  • Presenter: Andrew M. Dingman
  • Biography:
2:15 pm

Interior Non-Loadbearing Partitions

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Discuss LEED?, and the recyclability of cold formed steel products. Review interior partitions Describe various types of metal studs Review installation Explain code compliance of common materials in the marketplace today

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# M/W002 | USGBC# 0920007997
  • Presented by: MarinoWare
  • Presenter: Anthony M. Stazzone
  • Biography: Mr. Anthony Stazzone, CSI, is the North East Architectural Sales Manager for MarinoWARE Industries, Inc., and is based at Corporate Headquarters in South Plainfield, New Jersey. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute. Mr. Stazzone is a Liberal Arts Management Sciences program graduate of the Virginia Wesleyan College. His professional affiliations also include the Construction Specifications Institute, Certified Steel Stud Association, Drywall & Interior Systems Association of New Jersey, New Jersey Subcontractors Association, New York Subcontractors and the North Eastern Subcontractors Association. Anthony Stazzone has over 30 years’ background in the steel framing industry, with particular expertise in cold-formed steel framing products for floors, curtain walls, interior non-load bearing, and roof systems, LEED implications of product selection, and recyclability benefits. He has provided solutions-oriented technical assistance to architects, professional engineers, specification writers, interior designers, general contractors, subcontractors, and distributers, from building conceptualization through completion. Mr. Stazzone has consulted on Pre-Design Value Engineering for major projects in and around the Mid-Atlantic and North East regions, including B2 Brooklyn (a 32-Story modular building in New York City, billed as the “World's Tallest Pre-Fab Modular Building”), as well as the Lewis Arts Center at Princeton University. He has been an invited speaker at numerous architectural and construction industry continuing education seminars, including those sponsored by The American Institute of Architects, Construction Specifications Institute on such topics as Cold-Formed Steel Framing Floor Systems, Interior Non-Load Bearing Partitions, and Dynamic and Static Head-of-Wall Joint Fire Protection.
3:15 pm


3:30 pm

Spray Foam in Commercial Design

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Participants of this course will learn about the types of polyurethane spray foams in the market and how they can be incorporated into commercial construction projects to create high performance building. · Participants can describe the effect of the building code on spray foam insulation. · Participants can describe the effect of spray foam on the indoor environment. · Participants can explain the impact of spray foam on a building’s energy performance. · Participants can explain the life cycle analysis of spray foam and payback periods.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# SPF201 | USGBC# 0920010268
  • Presented by: Demilec
  • Presenter: Robert Naini
  • Biography: Robert Naini is an expert in spray foam insulation with more than 10 years of experience working with architects, builders and code officials. He has been involved in product testing, sales and management and is well versed in building codes and building science.
4:30 pm

Intro to Moisture Mitigation

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

An in-depth understanding of moisture issues in concrete slabs and the deleterious effect of a high moisture vapor emission rate (MVER) on flooring finishes. The presentation will address “sick building syndrome” caused by excessive concrete moisture vapor emissions; the various industry-approved methods for testing of MVER and for generating accurate data; conditions that generate excessive moisture in slabs and how to resolve them; how MVER barrier technology works, and how and when to specify it; and ICRI’s certification program for moisture-testing technicians – the only certification program in the industry.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# MAP 025A | USGBC# 0920015394
  • Presented by: MAPEI Corporation
  • Presenter: Kathleen McGinley
  • Biography:
5:30 pm

End of Program

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