Sustainable Design Solutions: Building Envelope & Interior Finish

Event infos

March 15th 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

The Role of Commercial Steel Doors in Resilient Design

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Resiliency is a growing necessity. It is important to understand the impacts on the built environment resulting from natural and manmade disasters and disturbances and to design for those impacts now. Presented in this course is an overview of the benefits of using steel doors as part of a resilient design strategy for applications requiring resistance to blasts, tornadoes, and ballistics.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# AMBO16 | USGBC# 920014111
  • Presented by: Ambico Ltd.
  • Presenter: Steve Peterman
  • Biography:
9:00 am

Intro to Moisture Mitigation

9:00 am - 10:00 am

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: Mike Granatowski
  • Biography: Mike Granatowski is the National Architectural Manager for MAPEI and has been employed with MAPEI for over 17 years. Mike has been working within the flooring industry for more than 40 years. He has specialized in tile and stone installation systems, where he has been involved with installation, distribution and sales, focusing on design professionals. During his tenure at MAPEI, Mike has done presentations on systems installations to major architectural firms, national accounts, and at major trade shows throughout the United States, Italy, Portugal, and Brazil. Mike is a graduate of the University of Arizona, is an active member in CSI (Construction Specification Institute), and is an avid road cyclist.
10:00 am


10:15 am

Fire-Retardant Treated Wood and the International Building Code

10:15 am - 11:15 am

This in-depth presentation on fire-retardant treated wood (FRTW) focuses on its characteristics, properties, and performance in a fire as well as its preparation, treatment, inspection, and labeling. Fire tests, standards, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification in LEED projects and building code requirements related to FRTW will be covered. Details and examples will be provided on where FRTW is used and what impact it's use has on construction and insurance costs.In addition, International Building Code sections referencing fire-retardant treated wood will be discussed. Technical literature will be provided to all attendees.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# J583 | USGBC# 0920007678
  • Presented by: Hoover Treated Wood Products
  • Presenter: Ray Miller
  • Biography: Ray currently resides in Colleyville, Texas and represents Hoover Treated Wood Products, Inc. throughout the United States. He has been in building material distribution for over 40 years working with wholesalers and retailers of a variety of products including millwork, roofing, insulation and more recently treated wood. Ray was V.P. of Marketing for Hoover Treated Woods, Inc. for over 11 years and moved back to Texas to be near family. His primary responsibilities over the last 22years have been to promote the application and sale of fire retardant treated wood to architects, building officials, wholesale distributors and commercial oriented lumber dealers. Ray was closely involved with code developments for fire retardant treated wood with the International Code Conference and with the California Wildland Urban Interface Code. He has field experience in applications for fire retardant treated wood and can assist designers and specifiers in those applications. He has presented seminars to architectural firms, code groups, and lumber and plywood organizations throughout the United States.
11:15 am

Introduction to Prefabricated Fireproof Structural Columns

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Structural fire protection guards essential structural components from the devastating effects of fire. This course examines the various active and passive fireproof methods that are available with a focus on the features, types, and design considerations of prefabricated fireproof structural columns designed for exposed exterior and interior loadbearing columns.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# 0920 | USGBC# 0920015393
  • Presented by: Black Rock Fireproof Column
  • Presenter: Kyle Corneau
  • Biography:
12:15 pm


1:15 pm

Coating of Aluminum Extrusions

1:15 pm - 2:15 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:
2:15 pm

Mineral Stains and Paints – Durable, Breathable products that will last a lifetime on your building’s exterior

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Mineral Stains & Paints are highly durable, breathable coatings designed for exterior brick, concrete, stone, cement renders and claddings. Developed in Germany in the 1800s, these products have been widely used across Europe ever since. Unlike latex/acrylic paints, Mineral Stains & Paints do not trap moisture in and leave the surface fully breathable. They crystallize inside the surface and form a highly durable chemical bond – lifespans of over 100 years with no maintenance have been achieved. The products are non-toxic, made of 95% natural minerals and will never fade in UV light.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# PT002 | USGBC# 0920011039
  • Presented by: PermaTint Limited
  • Presenter: Dustin Jepson
  • Biography:
3:15 pm


3:30 pm

American Hardwoods and their Role in Carbon Neutral Design

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This is an hour long course that begins with a look at Hardwoods' basics. It then presents the science surrounding hardwoods; the significant role they play in the environment and finally, as a material choice, discusses their importance in sustainable building. At the conclusion of the session attendees can be confident knowing that when they choose North American hardwoods, they are selecting a quintessentially green material that is ever-renewing, abundant and sustainable.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# 082013 | USGBC# 0920013587
  • Presented by: Hardwood Manufacturers Association
  • Presenter: Criswell Davis
  • Biography:
4:30 pm

Benefits of Ultra Low Permeability Concrete in the Building Envelope – An Integral Approach.

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The exceptional durability of portland cement concrete is a major reason why it is the world’s most widely used construction material. But material limitations, design and construction practices, and severe exposure conditions can cause concrete to deteriorate, which may result in aesthetic, functional, or structural problems. The Portland Cement Association prescribes proper concrete coverage of reinforcing steel and a Low Permeability concrete mix design as the primary goals for “Best Practice”. A talented, seasoned contractor is the answer to the first…..Vapor Lock enhanced concrete may be a reasonable answer to the second.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# SPG003 | USGBC# 0920014710
  • Presented by: Specialty Products Group
  • Presenter: Mark Wincent
  • Biography:
5:30 pm

End of Program

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