Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Continuing Education Seminar for Architects & LEED Professionals

Event Info

November 12 2019

Program end16:30
Credits earned 12-11-2019

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Registration & Breakfast


Joint Sealant Technology - Their Design and Use

08:00 - 09:00

Joint sealants seal penetrations between construction elements…a critical part of the building envelope. They prevent the ingress of water/moisture into the building interior or through joints/gaps. They also play a role in the prevention of reinforced concrete corrosion, which can lead to structural failures.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# SIK400 | USGBC# 920009462
  • Provider: Sika Corp
  • Presenter: John Babun

Introduction to Vuelift Elevators

09:00 - 10:00

This course is an introduction to Vuelift panoramic residential elevators and provides an overview of its features and design applications. This session will cover technical aspects and benefits of this type of elevator as well as applicable code and regulation requirements.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • Provider: Savaria
  • Presenter: Leslie Wasserman



Sintered Compact Surfaces for Building Facades - NeolithFacades

10:15 - 11:15

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: The Size Surfaces USA
  • Presenter: Alex Gato

Building Barrier-free Showers

11:15 - 12:15

Mandated requirements for ADA compliancy and demand from an aging population, is creating a
growing need for barrier-free bathrooms. Today’s ADA compliant bathroom no longer has to be utilitarian
or “institutional” in its design. Design options are enhanced through the use of tile and innovative
construction methods. The result is beautiful bathrooms that also adhere to ADA standards for
accessible design.
This seminar will examine ways in which barrier-free environments can be customized to include
various design elements while remaining ADA compliant. This seminar will also address why bonded
waterproofing technology lends itself to the construction requirements of barrier-free design.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# SCHL11A | USGBC# 920014972
  • Provider: Schluter Systems
  • Presenter: Rosanna Ruiz

Lunch Sponsored by Comslab / Bailey Metal

12:15 - 13:15


Sound Control in Construction 2018

13:15 - 14:15

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 the International Building Code (IBC-1207) and the International Residential Code. We will Identify areas where sound control is necessary for 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# Soundatten18 | USGBC# 0920007666
  • Provider: Homasote Company
  • Presenter: Kevin Stasi

Vinyl in Design: The Material for21st Century Building & Construction

14:15 - 15:15

Vinyl plays a major role in the design and construction of modern buildings. It contributes to sustainability, wellness and resilience of people and their communities.
This session will demonstrate the importance of achieving client performance goals using thoughtful, multi-attribute material selection criteria.
Learning Objectives:
1. How vinyl is made, most versatile plastic in construction
2. Three parts of sustainability, how resilience enables people and communities to bounce back
3. Understanding disclosure and optimization, selection criteria, hazard, exposure, risk
4. Role of materials in health and wellness
5. Industry improvements, best practice, aspirations for a sustainable future

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# ViD617 | USGBC# 0920019970
  • Provider: Vinyl Institute
  • Presenter: Jean-Christophe Gaudette



Understanding Material Hazard, Exposure and Risk in the Built Environment

15:30 - 16:30

Product and materials selection is a critical aspect of the building design and construction process. A variety of factors drive materials selection decisions, including sustainability, health and wellness issues like indoor air quality, and the desire for innovative, functional, state-of-the-art building spaces that meet 21st century needs.
Learning Objectives:
1) Understand the differences between hazard, exposure, and risk in terms of chemical ingredients and materials selection
2) Recognize the limitations of hazard-only thinking when selecting building materials
3) Understand how to make comparisons of products based on ingredients, performance, cost and life cycle impacts
4) Identify the tools available to evaluate the safety of building products and materials

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# ACC-301 | USGBC# 0920019969
  • Provider: American Chemistry Council
  • Presenter: Jack Armstrong

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