Building Envelope: Solutions to Design Sustainable Buildings

Event infos

November 16th 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

Daylight and Energy: Designing with Insulating Glass Units (IGUs) with Integrated Cord-free Louvers

8:00 am - 9:00 am

This course will explain the benefits of designing with Insulated Glass Units (IGUs) with integrated cord-free louvers including controlling heat gain and optimizing occupant health. The designer will have a better understanding of daylighting design and will be able to properly select the Insulated Glass Unit (IGU) with integrated cord-free louvers that is right for their project. Through case studies and design strategies, the designer will walk away from this course with a better understanding of designing for improved daylight and energy efficiency.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# UNICEL-01 | USGBC# 920009029
  • Presented by: Unicel Architectural Corp
  • Presenter: Ms. Tysen Gannon
  • Email:
  • Phone: 206.931.1622
  • Biography:
9:00 am

Specifying Windows, Doors and Skylights using Performance Standards

9:00 am - 10:00 am

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association program presents how to use the latest industry standards to specify appropriate windows and doors for the intended application. The program covers a brief history of standards and code references. Using the standard's nomenclature to specify your desired product. Specifying the performance level for the building's application. Key performance attributes covered by the standard. Special requirements for different product types and using the Short Form Specification in Schematics and/or Design Development.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# NAFS-11 | USGBC# 0920012826
  • Presented by: VEKA / AAMA
  • Presenter: Matthew J Matlak
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  • Phone: (724) 421-9851
  • Biography:
10:00 am


10:15 am

Sound Control in Construction

10:15 am - 11:15 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: Paul Volkoff
  • Email:
  • Phone: 253-509-3374
  • Biography:
11:15 am

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

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

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
  • Email:
  • Phone: 303-519-7330
  • Biography:
12:15 pm


1:15 pm

Design, Performance and the Modern Aluminum Window

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

An in depth review of the traditional aluminum window’s challenges, including condensation, convection and low thermal performance. We’ll also discuss technological advances of the modern thermally broken aluminum window that increase performance levels while still providing slim lines to architectural design. This course also provides an overview of different methods of installation including the many ways to ensure windows integrate seamlessly into the air tightness layer of the building envelope. As well as specific methods of flangeless-style window rough opening preparation, flashing and integration in the drainage plane. Learning Objectives **Describe the differences between traditional aluminum windows and slim thermally broken aluminum windows. **Describe the features and benefits of the modern high-performing aluminum window, including warm edge spacers, low iron glass, viscous gasses, and larger thermal breaks with continuous insulation. **Describe anatomy and different performance factors that are considered when selecting windows, such as, Ug, Uf, Uw, SHGC, and VLT. **Explain weatherproofing methods for flangeless window installation and discuss different methods of flashing and air sealing.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# AIACE4041 | USGBC# 0920011968
  • Presented by: Glo European Windows
  • Presenter: Mark Wells
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  • Phone: 406-721-2741
  • Biography: Originally from Helena Mt, Mark graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in Forestry. He has 15 years experience in Sales & Marketing in large and mid-size companies in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and MIssoula. Mark oversees and enjoys a hands-on approach to all of our sales and marketing efforts. Beyond his work at Glo European Windows Mark enjoys fly fishing the many rivers of Montana and spending time with his family.
2:15 pm

Moisture Management in Tiled Showers

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Leaks and mold continue to pose serious problems for the construction industry. This seminar will compare traditional waterproofing systems with modern waterproofing technology to show how tiled showers have evolved. The fundamentals of both approaches, including proper design, execution, and function will be presented, with close attention paid to common errors, as well. The benefits of bonded waterproofing technology and how it has improved tiled showers will be stressed.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# SCHL7A | USGBC# 0920007665
  • Presented by: Schluter Systems
  • Presenter: Andy Gallio
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  • Phone: 775-750-6634
  • Biography: Andy Gallio has been immersed in the construction industry for the past 25 years. He began in the residenton homebuilding trade as a framer and concrete placer. Due to his accrued knowledge of plan details and compliance with building codes and practices he was promoted to manager for a national homebuilder. He has had specific training in the field of concrete specification and testing as well as Computer Aided Design (CAD). His experience in all aspects of construction advanced him to position o writing and implementing scopes of work for subcontractors. He ensured adherence to best buillding practices including third prty inspection processes specific to waterproofing and building envelopes. In 2009 he went to work for a national tile distributor in Reno Nevada. In this position he implemented training programs pertaining to the tile industry and based on the TCNA handbook. This included teaching tile contractors and sales personnel about proper installation and utilization of setting materials necessary to achieve valid results inrelation to tile assemblies. Andy is currently employed with Schluter Systems andfor the past 4 years has continued to provide instruction to installers as well as architects on the proper usage of materials necessary in the tile industry. Working at Schluter Systems has also expanded his knowledge and training in rlation to achieving goals established by the LEED (Lledership in Energy and Environmental Design) organization.
3:15 pm


3:30 pm

Suspended Ceilings and Acoustical Solutions using Stone Wool

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Architects, Specifiers, Interior Designers, and Building Science Professionals all have a long history of specifying Stone Wool for their insulation and sound absorption needs. Fire resistance, sound resistance, water resistance, thermal resistance, and dimensional stability are all features and benefits of Stone Wool. This presentation will discuss and explain in detail the features and benefits of using stone wool acoustical ceiling tiles. There will be an introduction to acoustics along with acoustical challenges and resolutions in commercial buildings.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# ROCK101 | USGBC# 920002186
  • Presented by: Rockfon (Roxul Inc)
  • Presenter: Ben Pedersen
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  • Phone: 360.259.6311
  • Biography:
4:30 pm

The Energy Efficiency Challenge: Understanding New Codes and Standards

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

This course will take a closer look at residential energy use and how building codes and standards are driving improved energy performance in homes. We will analyze new design and construction methods, materials, and systems that can be used to help reduce the energy requirements of homes and make them more efficient.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# HEW 603 | USGBC# 0920011924
  • Presented by: Huber Eng. Woods
  • Presenter: Chris Clark
  • Email:
  • Phone: 704-731-2662
  • Biography:
5:30 pm

End of Program

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