High-Rise, Tower & Multi-Story Building Seminar

Event Info

June 04th 2019

Registration7:45 am
Program end4:30 pm
Credits earned​​Up to 7 OAA Core learning Activity
Up to ​7 AAA Structured LU
Up to 7 AIBC Core LU
Up to ​7 AIA HSW
Valid for US State License​

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: Jacques Hebert
  • Biography:
9:00 am

Making Sense of Sealants

9:00 am - 10:00 am

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: Denis Perron
  • Biography:
10:00 am


10:15 am

Air Movement for Energy-Efficient Comfort in Conditioned Spaces

10:15 am - 11:15 am

As we move increasingly towards market viable net-zero buildings with initiatives like ASHRAE Vision 2020 and the 2030 Challenge, we must reevaluate the role that typical building components play in a facility’s energy efficiency. ASHRAE 55 has highlighted the impact of elevated air speed on thermal comfort, and in recent years innovative designs have reestablished air movement as an integral part of occupant comfort and energy conservation. Furthermore, recent changes to Appendix G of ASHRAE 90.1 allow the inclusion of energy savings from using elevated air speed in energy simulations. When integrated into new building designs, air movement allows a reduction of air conditioning capacity and ductwork. In the winter, low speed air circulation redirects heated air trapped at the ceiling, resulting in significant energy savings. Project teams working on net-zero buildings have proven the effectiveness of incorporating air movement in building plans as part of an integrated design strategy.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# BAF001-CS | USGBC# 910000007
  • RCEP
  • Provider: Big Ass Solutions
  • Presenter: Patrick Wilson
  • 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. Choosing a material to use for a facade is certainly influenced by the ability to hold up over time but also by the available size and weight, not to mention the appearance, of the material. Being able to install it in a manner that is efficient and cost-effective usually rounds out the criteria for selecting a building material for building facades. There is one new product category that will be the focus of this course, namely sintered compact surfaces that can be used for curtain walls, rain screens, siding applications, and other common wall systems for both residential and commercial buildings.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# NeolithFacades | USGBC# 920015352
  • Provider: America Training Solution
  • Presenter: Travis Conrad
  • Biography:
12:15 pm


1:15 pm

What's in a Coating Specification?

1:15 pm - 2:15 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: Gabriel Morales-Sada
  • Biography: Gabriel Morales-Sada resides in San Diego, California and serves as Architecture Powder Coatings Marketing Manager for AkzoNobel Paints and Coatings, Mr. Morales-Sada has served as Regional Director for both AkzoNobel and leading global coatings companies from 1996 to 2014 and has gained strong market depth and technical expertise in "shop-applied" architectural coatings. Mr. Morales-Sada earned his bachelor's degree Business Administration back in 1991 at The Universidad Regiomontana A.C. in his hometown , Monterrey, Mexico.
2:15 pm

Sustainable Garden Roof Assemblies

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

This seminar provides an overview of the various types of vegetative roof assemblies, their advantages, components, hardscape options, warranties and a review of major installations.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# 44 | USGBC# 0920016523
  • Provider: American Hydrotech / Hydrotech Membrane Corporation
  • Presenter: Denis Gingras,
  • Biography:
3:15 pm


3:30 pm
Course to be announced
4:30 pm

End of program

4:30 pm

Thank you for attending ATS Seminar

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

Price Qty*
Early Bird SPECIAL - $95.00 show details + $107.35  
Group Admission - $125.00 show details + $141.25  
General Admission - $150.00 show details + $169.50