Boston, MA

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Event Info

September 25 2019

Program end16:30
Credits earned 25-09-2019

Day program*


Registration & Breakfast


Detailing Continuity in Building Enclosure Systems

08:00 - 09:00

This course emphasizes the importance of detailing continuity in maintaining the integrity of the four control layers of the building enclosure. We will explore methods for identifying areas where continuity can be disrupted and solutions for maintaining control layer continuity in these areas.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# HEW805 | USGBC# 0920011920
  • Provider: Huber Engineered Woods
  • Presenter: Scott Johnston

Spray Foam in Commercial Design

09:00 - 10:00

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: Grant Ostvig



Get Inspired! Design Smarter, Safer, and Greener with Innovation in Wood-Framed Construction

10:15 - 11:15

Wood is a frequently overlooked building material for light-medium-commercial construction including mid-rise, multi-family, and mixed-use projects. This course features several North American examples that highlight the surprising capabilities of this natural resource.
Many architects, engineers, and project owners often default to steel and concrete instead of wood for wall, floor, and roof assemblies.
This course outlines:
- common misconceptions and capabilities of code-approved wood applications.
- the environmental and structural benefits of this sustainable natural resource.
- the virtues of wood when engineered for pre-cut and pre-assembled components.
- how wood applications integrate with building codes, construction techniques, and technical support.
- how choosing wood first contributes to on-time and on-schedule projects with significant cost savings.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# QWEB01 | USGBC# 920014585
  • Provider: QWEB
  • Presenter: Eli Gould

Grind Hone and Polish Concrete .

11:15 - 12:15

This course is an introduction to the process and Systems used to create a polished concrete floor. The discussion will also includeLEED and Sustainability. At the end of this course, participants will be able to specify flooring and finishing options, understand the benefits of polished concrete flooring and how it's versatile, economical and sustainable.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# AIACESGU101 | USGBC# 0920014232
  • Provider: New Green Umbrella
  • Presenter: Fred Stiles



STPU Air Barriers

13:15 - 14:15

In light of the proliferation of air, vapor-retarding, water-resistive barrier option from which to select from, this course will define siyl-terminated polyurethane (STPU) air barrier in the context of fluid applied air barrier products.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# #AVB-002 | USGBC# 0920019968
  • Provider: Pecora Corporation
  • Presenter: Bob Carle

High-Performance Glass: Putting The Building To Work

14:15 - 15:15

This one-hour presentation will explain the basics of glass and its relationship with sunlight. With this understanding, we’ll review glass-fabrication options that provide the numerous benefits that put your windows to work for the building. And, we’ll review how the right glass contributes to green-building design. Maximizing natural light, reducing heat gain, safety, security, sound control, and design-build that ensures that the glass you specify is an asset to the building.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# HiperfGlass | USGBC# 0920015324
  • Provider: Prelco
  • Presenter: Greg Divona



Improving Wind Uplift on Metal Roofs

15:30 - 16:30

Discover the art and science of wind control and wind uplift on metal roofs and metal structures. Learn about wind uplift requirements, testing and proper wind mitigation specification techniques, as well as metal roof options and accessories to improve wind uplift characteristics.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# MRIL1611 | USGBC# 0920011504
  • Provider: S-5! Metal Roof Innovations, Ltd.
  • Presenter: Shelly Higgins

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