Building Envelope: Solutions to Design Sustainable Buildings

Event infos

October 18th 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

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

8:00 am - 9:00 am

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
  • Biography:
9:00 am

Spray Foam in Commercial Design

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Participants of this course will learn about the types of polyurethane spray foams in the market and how they can be incorporated into commercial construction projects to create high performance building. · Participants can describe the effect of the building code on spray foam insulation. · Participants can describe the effect of spray foam on the indoor environment. · Participants can explain the impact of spray foam on a building’s energy performance. · Participants can explain the life cycle analysis of spray foam and payback periods.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# SPF201 | USGBC# 0920010268
  • Presented by: Demilec
  • Presenter: Robert Naini
  • Biography: Robert Naini is an expert in spray foam insulation with more than 10 years of experience working with architects, builders and code officials. He has been involved in product testing, sales and management and is well versed in building codes and building science.
10:00 am


10:15 am

Mineral Stains and Paints – Durable, Breathable products that will last a lifetime on your building’s exterior

10:15 am - 11:15 am

Mineral Stains & Paints are highly durable, breathable coatings designed for exterior brick, concrete, stone, cement renders and claddings. Developed in Germany in the 1800s, these products have been widely used across Europe ever since. Unlike latex/acrylic paints, Mineral Stains & Paints do not trap moisture in and leave the surface fully breathable. They crystallize inside the surface and form a highly durable chemical bond – lifespans of over 100 years with no maintenance have been achieved. The products are non-toxic, made of 95% natural minerals and will never fade in UV light.

  • Credit type: LU
  • AIA# PT001 | USGBC# 0920011039
  • Presented by: PermaTint Limited
  • Presenter: Dustin Jepson
  • Biography:
11:15 am

Benefits of Ultra Low Permeability Concrete in the Building Envelope – An Integral Approach.

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

The exceptional durability of portland cement concrete is a major reason why it is the world’s most widely used construction material. But material limitations, design and construction practices, and severe exposure conditions can cause concrete to deteriorate, which may result in aesthetic, functional, or structural problems. The Portland Cement Association prescribes proper concrete coverage of reinforcing steel and a Low Permeability concrete mix design as the primary goals for “Best Practice”. A talented, seasoned contractor is the answer to the first…..Vapor Lock enhanced concrete may be a reasonable answer to the second.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# SPG003 | USGBC# 0920014710
  • Presented by: Specialty Products Group
  • Presenter: Scott Bergsbaken
  • Biography:
12:15 pm

Lunch - Sponsored by FSR

1:15 pm

Decorative Concrete Sealers/Densifiers for Polishing Concrete

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Course will cover compatible concrete cures, liquid densifiers chemistries, and stain resistant sealers. Treatments for new and existing polished concrete surfaces, and key features of polishable overlays incorporating color in existing and retrofitting old concrete floors.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# 40107425-2 | USGBC# 0920012504
  • Presented by: SpecChem
  • Presenter: Michael LeMark
  • Biography: Michael LeMark is currently Executive Vice President and General Manager of SpecChem, an emerging manufacturer of quality concrete chemicals. Mike earned a degree in Civil Engineering from Clarkson University in 1979 and began his career in the construction industry as a Field Engineer with Raymond International, a premier specialty geotechnical contractor. Mike’s career has included positions with GE Silicones in field sales and then Construction Programs in their HQ in Waterford NY. Mike left GE in 1987 to assume a role as Northeast Sales Manager for Conspec Marketing and Manufacturing developing a distribution network for a full line of concrete chemicals and cementitious products in the northeast. Mike was then promoted to General Manager of Conspec in Kansas City in 1992. He’s maintained his managerial position as GM with Conspec thru the Dayton Superior acquisition of Conspec in 2000. Prior to joining SpecChem, Mike was the Chemical Business Manager for Dayton Superior, involved with the coordination of 4-chemical manufacturing plants, and a team of sales and marketing professionals This team was responsible for the growth and profitability of 4 major chemical brands within a network of over 800 construction distributors in the US and Overseas. Mike has been an active member in the Construction Specifiers Institute (CSI) earning his CDT and CCPR designation. He’s also involved in the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA), Concrete Foundation Association (CFA) and the Associated Concrete Contractors Association (ASCC)
2:15 pm

Patient Privacy & Tranquility: Creating Optimal Healing Environments

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Patient privacy and tranquility are top priorities for healthcare facilities to reduce stress and promote healing. Recent studies have shown that excessive noise, glare, and lack of privacy can create stress in patients of all ages, which significantly impedes the healing process. More and more healthcare design professionals are specifying design elements that promote privacy and tranquility – all while underscoring hygiene. These trends include:• A desire to better manage privacy with easily adjustable vision control options in patient rooms, nurses’ stations, surgical areas etc. • A desire to better manage or filter light from external sources (for both interior and exterior windows) to reduce glare and optimize thermal efficiencies. • A move toward improved air quality and away from curtains and blinds that collect dust, are not hygienic and require regular cleaning/maintenance. • A desire to better attenuate sound for optimal tranquility. This course will review options for privacy, lighting and sound control, and will further detail recent case studies from several leading healthcare facilities. It will also illustrate how good design can dampen noise and create a healing environment that is less stressful and more restful for patients.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# UNICEL-002 | USGBC# 920013015 | ADA
  • Presented by: Unicel Architectural Corp
  • Presenter: Octavio Valdivia
  • Biography:
3:15 pm


3:30 pm

Quartersawn American Hardwood in Sustainable Design

3:30 pm - 4:30 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
  • Biography:
4:30 pm

Sound Control in Construction

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 International Building Code (IBC-1207) and International Residential Code.We will Identify areas where sound control is necessary in 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# Soundatten16 | USGBC# 0920007666
  • Presented by: Homasote Company
  • Presenter: Manker Mills
  • Biography:
5:30 pm

End of Program

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