Architects & LEED Professional CEU Seminar - Commercial, Institutional & Residential topics

Event Info

May 07th 2019

Registration7:45 am
Program end4:30 pm
Credits earned​7 AIA (6 HSW + 1 LU)
1 ASLA Credit
1 NKBA Credit
Valid for State License​

Day program*

7:45 am

Registration & Breakfast

8:00 am

The Basics of Ground, Honed & Polished Concrete Sustainable Floors

8:00 am - 9:00 am

This course is an introduction to the different process & systems used to create a green & sustainable polished concrete floor. The discussion will also include, moisture issues, long term maintenance, LEED & Sustainability. At the end of this course, participants will be able to specify flooring and finishing options, understand the benefits of polished concrete flooring and how it's versatile, economical, green & sustainable.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# GUmbrellaGHP | USGBC# 920014232
  • Provider: America Training Solution
  • Presenter: Fred Stiles
  • Biography:
9:00 am

Coating of Aluminum Extrusions

9:00 am - 10:00 am

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
  • Provider: America Training Solution
  • Presenter: Taylor Coley
  • Biography:
10:00 am


10:15 am

Sintered Compact Surfaces Basics: Design, Application & Sustainability

10:15 am - 11:15 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: Christian Catanoso
  • Biography:
11:15 am

Making Sense of Sealants

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# ADFAST-001 | USGBC# 0920010342
  • Provider: America Training Solution
  • Presenter: Denis Perron
  • Biography:
12:15 pm


1:15 pm

Sound Control in Construction 2018

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

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 the International Building Code (IBC-1207) and the International Residential Code. We will Identify areas where sound control is necessary for 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# Soundatten18 | USGBC# 0920007666
  • Provider: Homasote Company
  • Presenter: Fran Murray
  • Biography:
2:15 pm

Vinyl & Aluminum Railing Systems

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

The architect will learn what aluminum and structural vinyl railing systems are, how they are used in the building industry as well as the differences between ADA compliant, building code compliant and building code approved railing systems. Attendees will also be educated on the aesthetics, maintenance, safety, and security of aluminum and structural vinyl railing systems.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • Provider: America Training Solution
  • Presenter: Taylor Coley
  • Biography:
3:15 pm


3:30 pm

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

3:30 pm - 4:30 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
  • Provider: America Training Solution
  • Presenter: Eli Gould
  • Biography:
4:30 pm

End of Program

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