Building Envelope: Solutions to Design Sustainable Buildings

Event infos

August 23rd 2017

Registration7:45 am
Program end4:30 pm
Credits earnedUp to 7 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: Brian Shores
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  • Phone: 1-312-505-8308
  • 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
  • Presented by: Barrette Outdoor Living Inc.
  • Presenter: Taylor Coley
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  • Phone: 352-754-8555
  • Biography:
10:00 am


10:15 am

Mitigating Thermal Bridging with Fluid-Applied Coatings

10:15 am - 11:15 am

It has become more and more evident that the performance of the building envelope can be greatly affected by thermal bridging. This presentation will discuss the use of fluid-applied coatings as a new and innovative solution to minimize thermal bridging in both new and existing buildings. We will cover some key areas of concern where a fluid-applied coating can be utilized without altering the structural design elements of the building and help in saving the owner/end user time and money.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# TNE015 | USGBC# 0920004918
  • Presented by: Tnemec Company, Inc.
  • Presenter: Andy Hoffman
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  • Phone: 8163264242
  • Biography: As Director of Insulation and Specialty Products, Andy Hoffman is responsible for new product development, management of specialty high-performance systems, and coordination of their enhancements and application. Andy’s primary focus is overseeing the growth of innovative coatings for Tnemec, especially serving a pivotal role in developing the Aerolon brand. He is well-versed on the insulation market and the attributes of different insulative products. He works daily assisting facility owners on determining where the use of a high-performance insulation coating system would be beneficial.
11:15 am

Demystifying Rain Screen Systems Utilizing Metal Wall Panels

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Understand various types of rain screen wall systems. Identify importance of critical nature of air and water resistance barriers in energy efficiency. Discover and define the importance of integrating continuous insulation. Simplify energy efficiency of rain screens utilizing insulated metal panels.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# ATA017 | USGBC# 0920013016
  • Presented by: ATAS International, Inc.
  • Presenter: David Weidl
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  • Phone: 484-553-5409
  • Biography: David Weidl, CSI, CDT, LEED AP BD+C, has been a Product Representative with ATAS International, Inc. for the past 15 years. Dave assists customers from initial concept of project design to completion of construction, with a focus on energy efficient building technology. He has given many AIA continuing education seminars throughout his career, as well as installation specific demonstrations.
12:15 pm


1:15 pm

Levels of Finish and How to Achieve Level 5

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

This 1-hour presentation identifies the various levels in which gypsum board surface is finished for the particular board application and final decoration. Each level of finish is defined per ASTM C840 and presented in discussion, details and samples to establish a clear visualization of these levels of board finish. A new and extraordinary “level of finish” is introduced and examined as a “Basis of Specification” for your more demanding design and board finish requirements.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# CBP LOF001 | USGBC# 0920012811
  • Presented by: Continental Building Products
  • Presenter: Andy Turner
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  • Phone: 404-647-9306
  • Biography:
2:15 pm

The Nature of Natural THIN Veneer

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Description: The program will provide an overview of how stone as a building material evolved into thin veneer and why it is quickly becoming the stone of choice for masons, architects and designers. Learning Objectives: After completion of this course, participants will be able to:  Describe how quarried stone becomes thin veneer.  Discuss four application methods, adhered veneer codes, and general installation steps.  Analyze comparisons between full, thin, & manufactured veneers.  Study architectural techniques as can be seen in the natural thin stone veneer installation imagery  Recognize health-safety-welfare qualities of natural thin veneer stone, as well as in its fabrication process, and installation techniques.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# NSV102 | USGBC# 0920007680
  • Presented by: Natural Stone Veneers International, Inc.
  • Presenter: Joseph Buechel
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  • Phone: 920-602-1604
  • Biography: Joe Buechel General Sales Manager - Natural Stone Veneers International, Inc. (NSVI) Joe Buechel is Vice President and General Sales Manager for Natural Stone Veneers International, Inc (NSVI). He is a member of ASTM and sits on the C-18 committee which writes codes for natural stone industry and is a board member of Wisconsin Masonry Alliance (WMA). Joe is a NSVI certified presenter for AIA/CES programs, he educates the Architect-Engineer-Contractor (AEC) community on natural stone veneers. Joe has over twenty-seven years of experience in the natural stone industry and has two Bachelor of Science degrees in Business from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. Joe filmed episodes on natural stone veneer installation for the nationally aired, “This Old House” television program. He is pass board member for the Fond du Lac Red Cross chapter. Joe lives in Oshkosh, WI with his wife and two children.
3:15 pm


3:30 pm

The Role of Commercial Steel Doors in Resilient Design

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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: LU
  • Presented by: Ambico Ltd.
  • Presenter: Steve Peterman
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  • Phone: 613 875 0037
  • Biography:
4:30 pm

End of Program

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

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