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

Event Info

October 30th 2019

Registration7:45 am
Program end5:30 pm
Credits earned​Up to ​8 AIA HSW
Valid for State License​

Day program*

7:45 am

Registration & Breakfast

8:00 am

Integrally Troweled Cure & Polished Concrete Floors: A Green & Sustainable Method

8:00 am - 9:00 am

This course is a discussion of the method used to create a polished concrete floor during the concrete finishing process. It present method to protect the site, promote an advanced construction schedule and reduce the environmental impact.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# GUmbrellaITCP | USGBC# 920014232
  • Provider: America Training Solution
  • Presenter: Thomas Hollis
  • Biography:
9:00 am

Understanding Material Hazard, Exposure and Risk in the Built Environment

9:00 am - 10:00 am

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.   Increasingly, architects and builders are asked to thread the needle of selecting materials that meet the incredibly varied needs of multiple stakeholders, while also balancing occupant health and safety needs. This can be a challenge, but an informed materials selection process can help support the health, safety, and welfare of occupants without sacrificing the quality and effectiveness of building components. Learning Objectives: 1) Understand the differences between hazard, exposure and risk in terms of chemical ingredients and materials selection 2) Recognize the limitations of hazard-only thinking when selecting building materials 3) Understand how to make comparisons of products based on ingredients, performance, cost and life cycle impacts 4) Identify the tools available to evaluate the safety of building products and materials

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# ACC-301 | USGBC#
  • 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.
10:00 am


10:15 am

BURSI – Single Ply Roofing Systems

10:15 am - 11:15 am

During this presentation, attendees will receive an introduction to the different material types, properties and characteristics of TPO, PVC and EPDM roofing membranes. They will gain a better understanding of the different system applications and performance characteristics. Upon completion of the class, attendees will be able to identify the flashing designs for the different roof assemblies available and have the ability to match system and installation methods when considering which system would best fit their design criteria.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# 005 | USGBC# 0920014234
  • Provider: Johns Manville
  • Presenter: Joel Asrael
  • Biography: Joel joined Johns Manville in June 2017. Joel has a MS in mechanical engineering from Arizona State University and brings with him extensive experience with energy efficiency for commercial buildings. He is a national member of AEE, ASHRAE, CSI and RCI.
11:15 am

Sintered Compact Surfaces for Building Facades

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Materials used on building facades need to withstand many things, including water, wind, sunlight, and sometimes severe weather conditions. They also need to hold up to the effects of people who may inadvertently or even intentionally cause damage. Choosing a material to use for a facade is certainly influenced by the ability to hold up over time but also by the available size and weight, not to mention the appearance, of the material. Being able to install it in a manner that is efficient and cost-effective usually rounds out the criteria for selecting a building material for building facades. There is one new product category that will be the focus of this course, namely sintered compact surfaces that can be used for curtain walls, rain screens, siding applications, and other common wall systems for both residential and commercial buildings.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# NeolithFacades | USGBC# 920015352
  • Provider: America Training Solution
  • Presenter: Travis Conrad
  • Biography:
12:15 pm


1:15 pm

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

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

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: Andrew M. Dingman
  • Biography:
2:15 pm

Wood Products on Exterior Envelope - Solutions to assure Stability, Durability & Sustainability.

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

How do you increase the durability of your exterior envelope? What are considered today’s best installation practices? What are the differences between popular wood treatment methods? Windsor Mill’s AIA continuing education program touches on these issues and more, helping you design a exterior envelope that is durable and healthy for the home.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# WindsorExt1 | USGBC# 920012039
  • Provider: America Training Solution
  • Presenter: Corbin Rinehart
  • Biography:
3:15 pm


3:30 pm

Elevator Technology where it`s been, where it`s going

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

With urbanization on the rise, the vertical transportation industry is challenged more than ever to provide eco‐efficient, cost‐saving, and space‐saving solutions. This session will cover the history of elevator technology and compare conventional applications with today's technological advancements, enabling attendees to critique the risks and disadvantages of dated technology and identify the advantages of newer technology. In particular, attendees will learn about both recent developments and future trends concerning machine‐room‐less (MRL) elevators. The presentation will address design benefits, installation and ownership costs, and LEED contributions. Learning Objectives: - ANALYZE THE RISKS AND DRAWBACKS ASSOCIATED WITH TRADITIONAL ELEVATOR TECHNOLOGY - EXPLAIN THE DEVELOPMENT AND FUNCTIONALITY OF MRL ELEVATORS - EVALUATE THE COST AND SPACE SAVINGS ASSOCIATED WITH MRL ELEVATORS ALONG WITH THEIR ADVANTAGES FOR SUSTAINABILITY - IDENTIFY THE FUTURE TRENDS IN ELEVATOR TECHNOLOGY

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# KONE0001 | USGBC# 0920007673
  • Provider: Kone Inc.
  • Presenter: Brett Vandergrift
  • Biography:
4:30 pm

Metal Panels 101

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The course will give a general overview of the key aspects of the application, substrate selection, coating options, and fundamental benefits of metal roof and wall panels. This course is meant to give a baseline understanding of metal panels to those with limited experience and enhance and strengthen the knowledge base of those with experience with metal panels.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# MSMC07 | USGBC#
  • Provider: Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation
  • Presenter: Chaz Schafer, Sr.
  • Biography:
5:30 pm

End of Program

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

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