Building Envelope: Solutions to Design Sustainable Buildings

Event Info

May 25th 2017

Registration7:45 am
Program end5:30 pm
Credits earned8 OAA Structured Learning hours
8 AIA credits

Day program*

7:45 am

Registration & Breakfast

8:00 am

Semi-underground waste management solution

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Solid Waste & Recycling – The Semi-Underground Advantage For the past 24-years, semi-underground containers for solid waste & recycling collection have shifted the paradigm of traditional waste and recycling systems around the world. This course focuses on the many advantages of semi-underground collection, and the benefits that they bring from a site design perspective. We will focus on the key value features of appearance, convenience, and capacity. We will further elaborate on how these key features can increase your available building space, allow for additional parking amenities, create better traffic flow, and allow for more landscaping opportunities, all while creating a more useable and safer waste and recycling collection system. And did we mention that semi-underground systems can contribute to your LEED designation while lowering your capital and operating costs?

  • Credit type: LU
  • AIA# | USGBC# 0920008855
  • Provider: Molok North America Ltd.
  • Presenter: Brian Page
  • Biography: Brian joined the Molok® North American Team in January 2012 as the Vice President of Municipal Affairs. He holds certifications with the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, Ontario Association of Landscape Architects, Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologist, and the Ontario Municipal Management Institute as a Level 3 Certified Municipal Manager. Brian is also a member of the Board of Directors for CPTED Ontario. Brian’s previous employment was with the City’s of Oshawa and Kitchener, where he worked in both the Parks and Planning Departments for more then 36 years. His job duties mainly revolved around the design of parks and site plan development. Brian’s final position with the City of Kitchener was the Supervisor of Site Plan Development.
9:00 am

Retractable Screens: Invisible Thresholds to Sustainable Design

9:00 am - 10:00 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
  • Provider: 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.
10:00 am


10:15 am

“First Impressions Matter” - Specifying Automatic Pedestrian Doors

10:15 am - 11:15 am

This program covers the selection and specification of Automatic Doors to meet most applications, including types of doors and activators, glazing and hardware, ADA requirements, ANSI and BHMA standards in detail, safety, security, and specialty applications..

  • Credit type: LU
  • AIA# NAB003 | USGBC# 0920012224
  • Provider: NABCO Canada Inc.
  • Presenter: Kayle Moore
  • Biography:
11:15 am

Code Compliant Exterior Systems for Wood Framed Building Envelopes

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

This course investigates the most recent code changes emphasizing building envelope performance. We will explore next generation integrated solutions that simultaneously provide protection against moisture penetration, air leakage, and thermal bridging. Installation benefits and on-site quality control issues related to multi-solution integrated systems will also be evaluated.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# HEW 505 | USGBC# 0920011922
  • Provider: Huber Eng. Woods
  • Presenter: Robert Rozon
  • Biography:
12:15 pm


1:15 pm

Spray Foam in Commercial Design

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

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
  • Provider: Demilec
  • Presenter: Clifford Strassburger
  • Biography:
2:15 pm

AV & IT Connectivity in the Business Environment Today

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Participants will be able to define cable management solutions that are used in ceiling, wall, floor and table applications. Identify audiovisual systems providing exceptional performance for LEED's Innovation in Design category. Name at least 5 areas in the LEED point system where audiovisual products can affect credits. Recognize that collaboration with audiovisual consultants early in the design phase can contribute to sustainability.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# FSR721 | USGBC# 0920011191
  • Provider: FSR, Inc.
  • Presenter: Jon Melchin
  • Biography: Mr. Melchin is the Director of Architectural Business Development for FSR, Inc., an audiovisual integration product manufacturer. An accomplished speaker, he has presented internationally at major events and has written fornumerous publications that serve the construction and audiovisual industries. He is a PassPort Prover for the AIA-CES program and has 14 years experience in the AV business.
3:15 pm


3:30 pm

Use of Snow Retention Devices: Science or Science Fiction ?

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Discover the art and science of snow control and its effects, such as snow migration on rooftops of structures. Learn about the common myths and misperceptions regarding snow retention, as well as the do's and don'ts of retention devices, product selection, and site specifics.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# MRIL1410 | USGBC# 0920007661
  • Provider: S-5! Metal Roof Innovations, Ltd.
  • Presenter: Harry Lubitz, CSI, CDT
  • Biography: Excess of 25 years presenting training courses to architects on building materials.
4:30 pm

Making Sense of Sealants

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Participants will learn about the different families of sealants and how to choose the correct product for each application. We will discuss the effect of UV light on sealants and the difference between structural or non structural silicon sealant. And finally, the importance of surface preparation before sealing joints.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# ADFAST-001 | USGBC# 0920010342
  • Provider: America Training Solution
  • Presenter: Nicolas Choquet
  • Biography:
5:30 pm

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