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

Stunning Facades with Sintered Stone

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: 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: David Williams
  • Biography: David Williams is the founder and president of DSW Architectural Products, LLC. He was hired into the architectural aluminum manufacturing industry upon receiving his undergraduate degree at Bloomsburg State University. He later received his MBA degree. David has been a part of the Architectural Aluminum Industry for the past 35 years. During his tenure in the industry, David has worked with and for many of the leading national and international companies. David was with the Kawneer Company, a US manufacturer of architectural aluminum building products, for 16 years concentrating both on the manufacturing operations/management side of the company and later the sales and marketing side of the company. David was also the Senior Vice President of the Aluminum Division for Schuco, USA, an international leader in the architectural aluminum industry with locations in over 75 countries. David has extensive experience with both unitized and stick curtain wall systems and has worked with all types of storefront systems from many leading manufacturers. In his work with his current company, DSW Architectural Products, David is the metro-New York manufacturer’s representative for EFCO, a leader in the manufacturing of curtainwall, storefront and windows.
5:30 pm

End of Program

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