High-Rise, Tower & Multi-Story Building Seminar

Event Info

October 23rd 2019

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

Creating a healthy and comfortable healthy indoor environment by combining ventilation and external sun protection

8:00 am - 9:00 am

This course shows how the combination of ecternatll sun protection, ventilation and night-cooling improves the indoor environment in homes and buildings with minimal energy use and an attractive design.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# REN40108139E1 | USGBC# 0920015392
  • Provider: Renson Inc
  • Presenter: Gilles Vanpoucke
  • Biography: Gilles started up the North American subsidiary of the Renson Group with its HQ in Belgium. Gilles has 9 years of experience in consulting in the architectural world, focussed on natural ventilation, exterior sun shading and outdoor structures with the goal to create healthy spaces.
9:00 am

Coating of Aluminum Extrusions

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Provides an overview of aluminum extrusion coatings and includes discussions on the aluminum extrusion process; a comparison of powder and liquid coatings; an overview of the chrome and the chrome-free pretreatment processes; and, the performance objectives of AAMA testing standards.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# AG101 | USGBC# 0920007717
  • Provider: America Training Solution
  • Presenter: Taylor Coley
  • Biography:
10:00 am


10:15 am

Intro to Moisture Mitigation

10:15 am - 11:15 am

An in-depth understanding of moisture issues in concrete slabs and the deleterious effect of a high moisture vapor emission rate (MVER) on flooring finishes. The presentation will address “sick building syndrome” caused by excessive concrete moisture vapor emissions; the various industry-approved methods for testing of MVER and for generating accurate data; conditions that generate excessive moisture in slabs and how to resolve them; how MVER barrier technology works, and how and when to specify it; and ICRI’s certification program for moisture-testing technicians – the only certification program in the industry.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# MAP 059 | USGBC# 0920015394
  • Provider: MAPEI Corporation
  • Presenter: John Lukas
  • Biography:
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. This course explains what is sintered compact surfaces, advantages and applications.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# AIACE4012016 | USGBC# 0920015352
  • Provider: America Training Solution
  • Presenter: Mario Ramirez
  • Biography:
12:15 pm


1:15 pm

Maximizing Tile Installation with Trim Profiles

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Manufactures produce avariety of beautiful and durable tiles, but the availablity of coordinating trimpieces can be limited. This has led to the developmet of a wide range of trim profiles. This seminar will focus on how trim profils improve te integrtity of til instalations and increase theversatility of tile in various applicatins, including floors, walls, countertops, and more. Other topics that will be covered are movement accomodations and TCNA Handbook recommendations will be discussed.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# SCHL5A | USGBC# 0920012803
  • Provider: Schluter Systems
  • Presenter: Paula Tridle
  • Biography: Paula Tridle is the Schluter Systems Architectural and Design Manager for the Northwest. She has her Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from WSU and several years of experience in the hospitality and commercial markets working with manufacturers, architects, designers and end users. Her most recent experience has been working for a commercial flooring contractor and as a manufacturer’s representative in the tile industry. Paula lives in Lake Stevens, Washington with her husband and two children. You can contact Paula at ptridle@schluter.com or visit www.schluter.com for more information.
2:15 pm

Emerging Technologies

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

At the end of this program, participants will be able to describe the manufacturing differences in windows thermal technology through a review of the innovative polyamide strip thermal technology. Examples to be reviewed include isometrics, photos, CAD drawings, and 3D samples. You will be able to identify the specific characteristics of specialty windows, including blast, energy performance & acoustic.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# 090110 | USGBC# 920017610
  • Provider: Peerless Products, Inc
  • Presenter: Ellie Dearring
  • Biography: Northwest Representative for Peerless Products in Fort Scott, Kansas
3:15 pm


3:30 pm

What's in a Coating Specification?

3:30 pm - 4:30 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: Stephen Klassen
  • 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: Joseph Holmes
  • Biography: Joseph Holmes graduated from Wayland Baptist University, is a LEED Green Associate, and has been part of the fenestration industry for the past 11 years. He has held several positions within EFCO throughout those years, ranging from Product Technical Support Technician, supporting EFCO’s architectural and glazing contractors to project manager in EFCO’s Direct Projects Group. In his current role as product manager, Joseph is responsible for EFCO’s window portfolio, ensuring EFCO’s products are meeting today’s market needs.
5:30 pm

End of Program

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