Sustainable Design Solutions: Building Envelope & Interior Finish

Event infos

Registration7:45 am
Program end4:30 pm
Credits earned7 AIA HSW

Day program*

7:45 am

Registration & Breakfast

8:00 am

The Solar Ready Roof: Optimize the Design

8:00 am - 9:00 am

In this one hour course, you will learn about solar system basics including terminology, the various components of a solar system and ideal times for system review. We will discuss various roof applications and conclude by learning about optimized solar design.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# MRIL1411 | USGBC# 0920007633
  • Presented by: S-5! Metal Roof Innovations, Ltd.
  • Presenter: Ron Gardner
  • Email:
  • Phone: 7196411235
  • Biography:
9:00 am

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

9:00 am - 10:00 am

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: HSW
  • AIA# IVI06B | USGBC# 0920014829
  • 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.
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 / Accoya Wood
  • Presenter: Lisa Ayala
  • Email:
  • Phone: +1 214 435 4599
  • Biography: Sales Manager for Accsys Technologies
11:15 am

Quartersawn American Hardwood in Sustainable Design

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

At the end of this session, attendees will be able to explain the difference between Plain (flat) sawing and Quartersawing hardwoods, comparing the key benefits of each method. They will understand the efficiency of lumber production and how all by-products are used. They will also understand the recyclable nature of hardwood lumber. They will have a basic understanding of the kiln drying of hardwood lumber and how Quartersawn Lumber dries differently from Plain Sawn lumber. They will be able to cite at least two reasons why Quartersawn is superior to Plain Sawn in flooring, millwork and cabinetry applications. They will have a working knowledge of how difficult it is to certify the sustainability of American Hardwoods. They will understand the concept of “sustainable forestry” and selection harvesting and that there is twice as much hardwood growing in the US now as compared to 50 years ago. The will know the realities of clear cutting width and length yields from the 3 grades of quartersawn hardwoods. This understanding will allow them to design projects with these natural variation realities in mind.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# FML215 | USGBC# 0920007684
  • Presented by: Frank Miller Lumber Company, Inc.
  • Presenter: Criswell Davis
  • Email:
  • Phone: 937-902-4727
  • Biography:
12:15 pm


1:15 pm

Building Barrier-free Showers

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Mandated requirements for ADA compliancy and demand from an aging population, is creating a growing need for barrier-free bathrooms. Today’s ADA compliant bathroom no longer has to be utilitarian or “institutional” in its design. Design options are enhanced through the use of tile and innovative construction methods. The result is beautiful bathrooms that also adhere to ADA standards for accessible design. This seminar will examine ways in which barrier-free environments can be customized to include various design elements while remaining ADA compliant. This seminar will also address why bonded waterproofing technology lends itself to the construction requirements of barrier-free design.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# SCHL11A | USGBC# 920014972
  • Presented by: Schluter Systems
  • Presenter: Mary Yocum
  • Email:
  • Phone: 7143290355
  • Biography:
2:15 pm

Glulam Evolved

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

24F-V4 glulam has always combined great strength with cost effectiveness, but they haven't worked well with modern, engineered building materials or structural frame applications....until now. Glulam Evolved speaks to the changes in 24F-V4 glulam manufacturing that enable engineers to better utilize the versatility and cost effectiveness 24F-V4 glulam offers .

  • Credit type: LU
  • AIA# GLB052015 | USGBC# 0920010992
  • Presented by: Rosboro
  • Presenter: John Niedzwiecki
  • Email:
  • Phone: 541-393-4097
  • Biography:
3:15 pm


3:30 pm

ADA and ANSI A117.1 Design Standards for Vertical Platform Lifts and Limited Use-Limited Application Elevators - AIASAV202

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

ADA and ANSI A117.1 Design Standards for Platform Lifts and Limited Use/Limited Application Elevators

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# AIASAV202 | USGBC# 920010271
  • Presented by: Savaria
  • Presenter: Christopher Baker
  • Email:
  • Phone: 5144347817
  • Biography:
4:30 pm

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