Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Buildings

Event infos

October 11th 2016

Registration7:45 am
Program end5:30 pm
Credits earned8 AIA/HSW

Day program*

7:45 am

Registration & Breakfast

8:00 am

Sound Control in Construction

8:00 am - 9:00 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: Robert Popp
  • Email:
  • Phone: 682-429-3129
  • Biography: Robert Popp, CSI, CCPR is the Senior Architectural Representative for D7S. He is a published author and a graduate of Texas A & M School of Architecture with his expertise being in Environmental Design. He has been the speaker at over 160 AIA Learning Unit programs. Some of his areas of expertise are; air barriers, wall design and water repellent technologies. He currently is a member of the Air Barrier Association Education and Outreach Committee and is program director for Fort Worth CSI.
9:00 am

Air, Water and Moisture Management in the Light Commercial Building Envelope

9:00 am - 10:00 am

A study of how air leakage affects thermal performance and how moisture is managed in typical light commercial construction. Study focuses on roof and wall applications. Also includes discussion about some of the shortcomings of traditional methods and introduces alternative solutions of protecting the structure from air and moisture intrusion.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# HEW 502 | USGBC# 0920007703
  • Presented by: Huber Eng. Woods
  • Presenter: Cale Kids
  • Email:
  • Phone: 469-245-9906
  • Biography:
10:00 am


10:15 am

Introductions to coatings

10:15 am - 11:15 am

You don't have to be an architect or facility manager to know that various environments put every building material and surface through some of the most rigorous, day-to-day durability challenges. But, if you are part of the team specifying these materials and surfaces, it helps to know which finishes are the most sustainable, weather resistant to the elements of the selected environment, and which will be easiest to maintain for the duration of the buildings life. The architectural industry most often relies on two types of finishes-anodize and paint. Both can offer a long-lasting finish on building materials and surfaces, but each has its own characteristics inherent in its appliion. As an architect, specifier, contractor, or other member of the building community, Linetec's presentation will help you better understand field performance of architectural Kynar 500 (PVDF) paints, baked enamels, powder coating and anodize finishes including strengths, weaknesses , weatherability and sustainability. The anodize, paint and powder coat processes, specifications and performances are explained to the audience. In addition, a summary comparison of all three finish types, referencing AAMA specifications, are discussed during the program. Whether building a new facility, renovating an existing one or simply updating a specific area, taking the care in selecting the finish for your aluminum building products and surfaces will assure the longest lifespan for your project. Much more than enhancing appearance, your finish specification can make the difference in durability and lasting performance for many years ahead.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# LIN001 | USGBC# 0920009062
  • Presented by: Linetec
  • Presenter: Tom Hogg
  • Email:
  • Phone: 715-846-3373
  • Biography:
11:15 am

Maximizing Design of Patio Doors

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Patio doors play an important role in a buildings use, aesthetics and comfort of the occupants. In this CEU we will discuss patio door materials and features, configurations options and considerations, patio door testing requirements and we will conclude with a look at patio’s doors role in occupant comfort through improving daylighting and natural ventilation.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# MG door dist A | USGBC# 0920010583
  • Presented by: Milgard Windows & Doors
  • Presenter: Ryan Scott
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  • Phone: 469-785-2563
  • Biography:
12:15 pm


1:15 pm

Benefits of Impermeable Concrete & Permanent Impermeable Repair Materials

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

This Program addresses the impact of traditional & impermeable concrete inside & outside the building envelope. It discusses methods to improve longevity and consequently sustainability of all concrete applications. It provides a solution to the moisture & flooring problems as well as water and damp proofing concrete. Techniques and materials used to permanently repair concrete are discussed.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# VLMGK1011260 | USGBC# 0920007659
  • Presented by: Specialty Products Group
  • Presenter: Mark Wincent
  • Email:
  • Phone: 801-793-9652
  • Biography:
2:15 pm

Acetylated Wood: Durable, Stable, Sustainable Wood for Windows, Doors & Siding

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Discusses the process of wood acetylation, the resulting changes to wood, applications for this product, its green credentials and a number of case studies involving acetylated wood

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# K382 | USGBC# 0920007705
  • Presented by: Accsys Technologies
  • Presenter: Lisa Ayala
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  • Phone: +1 214 435 4599
  • Biography: Sales Manager for Accsys Technologies
3:15 pm


3:30 pm

Introduction to Water Source Heat Pump Systems

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This course will provide the student with an introduction to water source heat pump (WSHP) systems. Students will be able to explain the WSHP concept and explore the various different features and benefits of WSHP usage in commercial buildings.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# AIA WSHP | USGBC# 0920007668
  • Presented by: ClimateMaster
  • Presenter: Gene Slavens
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  • Phone: 405-509-3300
  • Biography:
4:30 pm

Challenge & Solutions for Tile Installation

4:30 pm - 5:30 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: LU
  • AIA# SCHL8A | USGBC# 920009080
  • Presented by: Schluter Systems
  • Presenter: John Allsbury
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  • Phone: 405-641-0378
  • Biography: After attending two years of college and spending time in the Army Reserves, John Allsbury was still uncertain about his career future. He took a job working as a tile helper in Springfield, Missouri. John was recruited by a commercial tile installation company as an apprentice in 1992. Little did he know at that time, the long days of hard work with little pay, was his first step toward a rewarding career in the tile and stone industry! In May, 2004 John began his career with Schluter Systems as the South Central territory manager and moved his family to Oklahoma City. John transferred to the Schluter commercial sales team in January 2014 and now serves as the Schluter Systems Commercial Manager for the South Central Territory (Oklahoma and Texas).
5:30 pm

End of Program

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