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

Event Info

November 13th 2019

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

Acetylated Wood: Durable, Stable, Sustainable Wood for Windows, Doors & Siding

8:00 am - 9:00 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
  • Provider: America Training Solution
  • Presenter: Tim Svarczkopf
  • Biography:
9:00 am

BURSI – Roofing System Selection and Design (Low-Slope)

9:00 am - 10:00 am

• Gain a better understanding of the different system applications and performance characteristics. • Gain a better understanding of what questions to ask during the design phase of a roofing project. • Understand the difference between wind speed and wind uplift and gain an appreciation for factors that influence wind uplift calculations. • Review primary code considerations and how different roofing materials can meet specific requirements.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# 005 | USGBC# 920006159
  • Provider: Johns Manville
  • Presenter: Dwight Stone
  • Biography: Dwight joined Johns Manville in April 2015. Dwight has had a successful career as project manager and specification consultant for architectural firms since 1997. He completed his NCARB requirements in 2004. He holds an MBA from the University of Colorado and is a national member of CSI and RCI.
10:00 am


10:15 am

Building Barrier-free Showers

10:15 am - 11:15 am

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
  • Provider: Schluter Systems
  • Presenter: Rosanna Ruiz
  • Biography:
11:15 am

Stunning Facades with Sintered Stone-Neolith​StuFa

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Designing a building facade, whether commercial, residential, new, or retrofit, can be both artistically enjoyable and technically complex. With an array of impressive characteristics, sintered stone helps create lighter, stronger, more durable, and more sustainable buildings. This course will demonstrate why Sintered Stone is a product of choice as it can provide the artistic appeal, technical performance, and sustainability for green construction to satisfy the wide range of needs for successful and stunning facade design.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# Neolith​StuFa | USGBC#
  • Provider: America Training Solution
  • Presenter: Alex Gato
  • Biography:
12:15 pm


1:15 pm

Benefits and use for the composite floor system

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

This course will provide an understanding of the attributes of 8” deep –long span deck. It will define the system, examine the overall installation process, explore the incorporation to various structural systems and define the benefits of the structural floor system.

  • Credit type: LU
  • AIA# 40108035 | USGBC# 0920007682
  • Provider: Comslab/ Bailey Metal
  • Presenter: Francois Dutil
  • Biography:
2:15 pm

Joint Sealant Technology - Their Design and Use

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Joint sealants seal penetrations between construction elements…a critical part of the building envelope. They prevent the ingress of water/moisture into the building interior or through joints/gaps. They also play a role in the prevention of reinforced concrete corrosion, which can lead to structural failures.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# SIK400 | USGBC# 920009462
  • Provider: Sika Corp
  • Presenter: John Babun
  • Biography:
3:15 pm


3:30 pm

Understanding Material Hazard, Exposure and Risk in the Built Environment

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Product and materials selection is a critical aspect of the building design and construction process. A variety of factors drive materials selection decisions, including sustainability, health and wellness issues like indoor air quality, and the desire for innovative, functional, state-of-the-art building spaces that meet 21st century needs. Architects, builders and designers seek high-performance products and materials that will protect and promote the health, safety, and welfare of building occupants. A lack of understanding of some of the ingredients used in building and construction materials has resulted in a greater focus on the materials selection process.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# ACC-301 | USGBC# 0920019969
  • Provider: American Chemistry Council
  • Presenter: Jack Armstrong
  • Biography: JACK ARMSTRONG is president of ACUMEN, LLC, a boutique sustainable marketing, advocacy, and business communication consulting practice, founded after his 24 year career with BASF – The Chemical Company. Key focus areas include energy efficiency/durability for sustainable construction in the built environment, in addition to B2B supply chain, life cycle analysis, and federal/state/city advocacy messaging along the entire value chain. Armstrong has specific public relations and speaking experience with B2C messaging linked to high performance attributes enabled via products of chemistry. Current clients include the American Chemistry Council (construction value chain outreach for chemicals of concern) and the Structural Insulated Panel Association (executive director & chief operating officer). Armstrong has served on the board of directors of the Sustainable Building Industries Council, Structural Insulated Panel Association, and on the board and as Sustainability Chair of BPA – the worldwide consumer and media audit association in New York City composed of brand owners and advertising agencies. Currently, he serves on the board of the Net Zero Energy Coalition. Additionally, he was a member of the United Nations Environmental Program Sustainable Building Climate Initiative Materials Advisory Committee and Chair for the Building & Construction Materials Issues Team of the American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division.
4:30 pm

Sound Control in Construction 2018

4:30 pm - 5:30 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: Kevin Stasi
  • Biography:
5:30 pm

End of Program

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