Building Envelope: Solutions to Design Sustainable Buildings

Event infos

October 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: Cale Kids
  • Email:
  • Phone: 469-245-9906
  • Biography:
9:00 am

Ceramic Tile and Stone Installation Basics

9:00 am - 10:00 am

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: James Zimmerman
  • Email:
  • Phone: 248-202-6176
  • Biography: A/E Specialist covering the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.
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 Technologies
  • Presenter: Lisa Ayala
  • Email:
  • Phone: +1 214 435 4599
  • Biography: Sales Manager for Accsys Technologies
11:15 am

Elevator Technology where it`s been, where it`s going

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

With urbanization on the rise, the vertical transportation industry is challenged more than ever to provide eco‐efficient, cost‐saving, and space‐saving solutions. This session will cover the history of elevator technology and compare conventional applications with today's technological advancements, enabling attendees to critique the risks and disadvantages of dated technology and identify the advantages of newer technology. In particular, attendees will learn about both recent developments and future trends concerning machine‐room‐less (MRL) elevators. The presentation will address design benefits, installation and ownership costs, and LEED contributions. Learning Objectives: - ANALYZE THE RISKS AND DRAWBACKS ASSOCIATED WITH TRADITIONAL ELEVATOR TECHNOLOGY - EXPLAIN THE DEVELOPMENT AND FUNCTIONALITY OF MRL ELEVATORS - EVALUATE THE COST AND SPACE SAVINGS ASSOCIATED WITH MRL ELEVATORS ALONG WITH THEIR ADVANTAGES FOR SUSTAINABILITY - IDENTIFY THE FUTURE TRENDS IN ELEVATOR TECHNOLOGY

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# KONE0001 | USGBC# 0920007673
  • Presented by: Kone Inc.
  • Presenter: Madelin Plagenhoef
  • Email:
  • Phone: 346-804-2154
  • Biography:
12:15 pm


1:15 pm

Open Air Steel Structures: benefits of working with a specialty manufacturer

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Learn about the 4 types of open air steel structures and how each canopy is beautifully engineered specific to the job. Explore the benefits of working with a specialty manufacture through a process called DEFI (Design, Engineer, Fabricate, Install). The process starts with an architect’s sketch (vision) and finishes with a world class structure. This is a fast paced one hour program designed to inspire.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# OASS | USGBC# 0920007635
  • Presented by: CEAS+ / Porter Corp
  • Presenter: Tom Gold
  • Email:
  • Phone: 303-519-7330
  • Biography:
2:15 pm

Customizing Motorized Retractable Screens to Enhance Building Performance

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# PHAN020 | USGBC# 920014233
  • Presented by: Phantom Screens
  • Presenter: Jeret C. Unger
  • Email:
  • Phone: 604-614-5900
  • Biography: Jeret is a seasoned expert on the retractable screen industry. He currently serves as a full time consultant with Phantom Screens, educating architects on retractable screen technologies and supporting business development strategies with US Southwest screen providers and distributors.
3:15 pm


3:30 pm

BURSI – Single Ply Roofing Systems

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Learning Objectives: 1. Introduction to the different Material Types, properties and characteristics of TPO, PVC and EPDM roofing membranes. 2. Gain a better understanding of the different system applications and performance characteristics. 3. Identify the flashing designs for the different roof assemblies available. 4. Have the ability to match system and installation methods when considering which system would best fit your design criteria.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# 005 | USGBC# 0920014234
  • Presented by: Johns Manville
  • Presenter: Derek Nickum
  • Email:
  • Phone: 7204989583
  • Biography: Derek manages the Specifier Services Team for Johns Manville’s Roofing Systems Group. The Specifier Services Team provides informational support for design teams and can serve as a consultative resource at any stage of the process, providing answers for your product-related questions. Derek has a bachelor of science degree in architectural engineering from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado, and has been working in the construction industry since 2008. Derek holds national memberships in CSI and RCI and is pursuing his professional engineering license.
4:30 pm

Fire Retardant Treated Wood (FRTW) For Commercial and Residential Structures

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Learning Objectives: 1. Describe the fire retardant features of FRT wood, and difference between fire resistance and flame spread 2. List the various types of FRTW and their specific applications 3. Explain what the model building codes require, and how FRTW is specified 4. Describe how FRT wood is manufactured, tested and certified

  • Credit type: LU
  • AIA# VIA06B | USGBC#
  • Presented by: Viance - Wood Treatment Solutions
  • Presenter: Christopher Kollwitz
  • Email:
  • Phone: 704-964-4131
  • Biography: Over 30 Years Building Products Sales and Marketing with a focus on process improvement, product training, merchandising, events and business development programs. 8 Years with Hechinger Co. in Washington DC 14 years with Georgia-Pacific Building Products 9 years with Viance – Treated Wood Solutions. Currently responsible for the development and management of Viance marketing initiatives and execution.
5:30 pm

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

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