High-Rise, Tower & Multi-Story Building Seminar

Event Info

May 09th 2019

Registration7:45 am
Program end5:30 pm
Credits earned​8 AIA (7 HSW + 1 LU)
Valid for State License​ "In-person"

Day program*

7:45 am

Registration & Breakfast

8:00 am

Spray Foam in Commercial Design

8:00 am - 9:00 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
  • Provider: Demilec
  • Presenter: Grant Ostvig
  • Biography:
9:00 am

Building Facades: Specify the right sealants in structural and non-structural applications.

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Participants will learn about the different families of sealants and how to choose the correct product for each application. We will discuss the effect of UV light on sealants and the difference between structural or non structural silicon sealant. And finally, the importance of surface preparation before sealing joints.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • Provider: America Training Solution
  • Presenter: Denis Perron
  • Biography:
10:00 am


10:15 am

Get Inspired! Design Smarter, Safer, and Greener with Innovation in Wood-Framed Construction

10:15 am - 11:15 am

Wood is a frequently overlooked building material for light-medium-commercial construction including mid-rise, multi-family, and mixed-use projects. This course features several North American examples that highlight the surprising capabilities of this natural resource. Many architects, engineers, and project owners often default to steel and concrete instead of wood for wall, floor, and roof assemblies. This course outlines: - common misconceptions and capabilities of code-approved wood applications. - the environmental and structural benefits of this sustainable natural resource. - the virtues of wood when engineered for pre-cut and pre-assembled components. - how wood applications integrate with building codes, construction techniques, and technical support. - how choosing wood first contributes to on-time and on-schedule projects with significant cost savings.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# QWEB01 | USGBC# 920014585
  • Provider: America Training Solution
  • Presenter: Eli Gould
  • Biography:
11:15 am

Sintered Compact Surfaces Basics: Design, Application & Sustainability

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Materials used on exterior and interior surfaces need to withstand many elements, including water, scratched, high temperatures, UV, wind, etc. Choosing a material is certainly influenced by the ability to hold up over time but also by the available size and weight, maintenance, hygiene, bending properties, recyclability, VOC, not to mention the appearance and efficient and cost-effective installation. There is one new product category that will be the focus of this course, namely Sintered Compact Surfaces that can be used for a wide variety of application interior and exterior from countertops to curtain walls applications in both residential and commercial buildings.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# Neolith01 | USGBC# 920013572
  • Provider: America Training Solution
  • Presenter: Keshav Shyamsunder
  • Biography:
12:15 pm


1:15 pm

Grind Hone and Polish Concrete .

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

At the end of this course, participant will understand the different Concrete Polishing Systems, Discuss Moisture Issues, Long Term Maintenance and LEED Points and be able to Specify Flooring and Finishing Options. .

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# AIACES101 | USGBC# 0920014232
  • Provider: America Training Solution
  • Presenter: Thomas Hollis
  • Biography:
2:15 pm

What's in a Coating Specification?

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

After this seminar, you will be able to identify the correct finishing solutions for the fenestration industry, and specifying them correctly. Participants will learn about UV degradation, color gloss performance measuring and the role sustainability plays in the industry.

  • Credit type: LU
  • Provider: Akzo Nobel
  • Presenter: Gabriel Morales-Sada
  • Biography: Gabriel Morales-Sada resides in San Diego, California and serves as Architecture Powder Coatings Marketing Manager for AkzoNobel Paints and Coatings, Mr. Morales-Sada has served as Regional Director for both AkzoNobel and leading global coatings companies from 1996 to 2014 and has gained strong market depth and technical expertise in "shop-applied" architectural coatings. Mr. Morales-Sada earned his bachelor's degree Business Administration back in 1991 at The Universidad Regiomontana A.C. in his hometown , Monterrey, Mexico.
3:15 pm


3:30 pm

High-Performance Glass: Putting The Building To Work

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This one-hour presentation will explain the basics of glass and its relationship with sunlight. With this understanding, we’ll review glass-fabrication options that provide the numerous benefits that put your windows to work for the building. And, we’ll review how the right glass contributes to green-building design. Maximizing natural light, reducing heat gain, safety, security, sound control, and design-build that ensures that the glass you specify is an asset to the building.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# Prelco1 | USGBC# 0920015324
  • Provider: America Training Solution
  • Presenter: Nathalie Thibault
  • Biography:
4:30 pm

Curtain Wall vs Storefront

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The defining differences between storefront and curtain wall framing systems can be difficult to understand. This course will examine the characteristics and differences between each system type, and help identify what construction types require which system. We will also discuss the water and structural performance differences of both systems, common anchorage methods and installation procedures, and system variations - including the application of shading and sun control devices which allow architects to balance aesthetic creativity with system costs and product applications.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • Provider: EFCO Corporation
  • Presenter: Joseph Holmes
  • Biography: Joseph Holmes graduated from Wayland Baptist University, is a LEED Green Associate, and has been part of the fenestration industry for the past 11 years. He has held several positions within EFCO throughout those years, ranging from Product Technical Support Technician, supporting EFCO’s architectural and glazing contractors to project manager in EFCO’s Direct Projects Group. In his current role as product manager, Joseph is responsible for EFCO’s window portfolio, ensuring EFCO’s products are meeting today’s market needs.
5:30 pm

End of Program

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

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