Sustainable Design Solutions: Building Envelope & Interior Finish

Event infos

December 07th 2017

Registration7:45 am
Program end1:15 pm
Credits earned5 AIA HSW
Valid for State License

Day program*

7:45 am

Registration & Breakfast

8:00 am

The Solar Ready Roof: Optimize the Design

8:00 am - 9:00 am

In this one hour course, you will learn about solar system basics including terminology, the various components of a solar system and ideal times for system review. We will discuss various roof applications and conclude by learning about optimized solar design.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# MRIL1411 | USGBC# 0920007633
  • Presented by: S-5! Metal Roof Innovations, Ltd.
  • Presenter: Ron Gardner
  • Email:
  • Phone: 7196411235
  • Biography:
9:00 am

Sound Control in Construction

9:00 am - 10:00 am

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: Bob Cujé
  • Email:
  • Phone: (919) 418-2178
  • Biography:
10:00 am


10:15 am

Fire Retardant Treated Wood (FRTW) For Commercial and Residential Structures

10:15 am - 11:15 am

Learning Objectives: 1. Describe the fire retardant features of FRT wood, and difference between fire resistance and flame spread 2. List the various types of FRTW and their specific applications 3. Explain what the model building codes require, and how FRTW is specified 4. Describe how FRT wood is manufactured, tested and certified

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# IVI06B | USGBC# 0920014829
  • Presented by: Viance - Wood Treatment Solutions
  • Presenter: Christopher Kollwitz
  • Email:
  • Phone: 704-964-4131
  • Biography: Over 30 Years Building Products Sales and Marketing with a focus on process improvement, product training, merchandising, events and business development programs. 8 Years with Hechinger Co. in Washington DC 14 years with Georgia-Pacific Building Products 9 years with Viance – Treated Wood Solutions. Currently responsible for the development and management of Viance marketing initiatives and execution.
11:15 am

Challenge & Solutions for Tile Installation

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

This seminar will present the fundamentals of modern waterproofing technology and how it compares to traditional waterproofing systems, coordination of trim profiles to improve the integrity of tile installations, and the examination of the Uncoupling Principle with a focus on individual functions that are inherent to an uncoupling system. Learning Objectives: 1. Identify the benefits and challenges associated with tiled showers. Identify the trim profiles and understand their basic design and function. Comprehend the basics of the uncoupling principle and its relationship to the tile and stone industry. 2. Understand the proper design and execution of tiled shower waterproofing systems. Diagnose common transition issues and learn how to select proper edge protection treatments. Recognize new areas of installation that can be attained through the utilization of an uncoupling system. 3. Recognize the benefits of bonded waterproofing technology and how it has revolutionized tiled showers. Understand the need for movement joints in tile assemblies based on current industry standards. Interpret and apply the new details and applications found in the current TCNA Handbook. 4. How to create a fully waterproof and vapor tight enclosure. Understand how to incorporate trim profiles into specific ceramic tile and dimension stone tile applications. How to protect the integrity of any tile installation.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# SCHL8A | USGBC# 920009080
  • Presented by: Schluter Systems
  • Presenter: Sean Carse
  • Email:
  • Phone: 385-225-0790
  • Biography:
12:15 pm


1:15 pm

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

1:15 pm

End of Program

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