Building Envelope: Solutions to Design Sustainable Buildings

Event infos

October 25th 2017

Registration7:45 am
Program end4:30 pm
Credits earned7 AIA HSW

Day program*

7:45 am

Registration & Breakfast

8:00 am

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

8:00 am - 9:00 am

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
  • Biography:
9:00 am

Spray Foam in Commercial Design

9:00 am - 10:00 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
  • Presented by: Demilec
  • Presenter: Robert Naini
  • Biography: Robert Naini is an expert in spray foam insulation with more than 10 years of experience working with architects, builders and code officials. He has been involved in product testing, sales and management and is well versed in building codes and building science.
10:00 am


10:15 am

Retractable Screens: Invisible Thresholds to Sustainable Design

10:15 am - 11:15 am

Many of today’s homeowners and design professionals often ask why a retractable feature matters when considering options for screening their living spaces. This course answers the question “Why Retractable?”, and shows how well retractable screens can be integrated with sustainable approaches to design. Participants will learn about the various benefits of the products; including solar control, energy conservation, enhanced natural ventilation, and the science behind the screen mesh that contribute to achieving sustainable design goals.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# Phantom-001 | USGBC# 0920007676
  • Presented by: Phantom Screens
  • Presenter: Jeret C. Unger
  • Biography: Jeret is a seasoned expert on the retractable screen industry. He currently serves as a full time consultant with Phantom Screens, educating architects on retractable screen technologies and supporting business development strategies with US Southwest screen providers and distributors.
11:15 am

Specifying Straight Sliding Hardware for Top Hung Door & Wall Systems

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

This course will provide a basic blueprint for selecting and specifying sliding hardware systems that will achieve quality performance while addressing options for increased daylight penetration, code differences and ADA requirements.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# HAWA103 | USGBC# 0920014923
  • Presented by: Hawa Sliding Solutions
  • Presenter: David M. Lutz
  • Biography:
12:15 pm


1:15 pm

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

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

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
  • 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.
2:15 pm


2:30 pm

Sustainable Design for Windows

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

It has become very important for architects to understand how to choose a sustainable window and window frame system that will promote comfort, energy efficiency, durability, and longevity through quality construction. Learn more about Sustainable Design for Windows and how choosing an ENERGY STAR® rated window can contribute towards LEED for Homes credit.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# MG_SD_101 | USGBC# 0920011903
  • Presented by: Milgard Windows & Doors
  • Presenter: Rob Ahlstedt
  • Biography:
3:30 pm

Decorative Concrete Sealers/Densifiers for Polishing Concrete

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Course will cover compatible concrete cures, liquid densifiers chemistries, and stain resistant sealers. Treatments for new and existing polished concrete surfaces, and key features of polishable overlays incorporating color in existing and retrofitting old concrete floors.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# 40107425-2 | USGBC# 0920012504
  • Presented by: SpecChem
  • Presenter: Chris Lindley
  • Biography:
4:30 pm

End of Program

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