Continuing Education Seminar for Architects & LEED Professionals


Event Info

DateTuesday,
November 12th 2019

Registration7:45 am
Program end4:30 pm
Credits earned7 AIA HSW
7 USGBC/GBCI
1 ADA
Valid for State License​

Day program*

7:45 am

Registration & Breakfast

8:00 am

Joint Sealant Technology - Their Design and Use

8:00   - 9:00  

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
  • Biography:
9:00 am

Introduction to Vuelift Elevators

9:00   - 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
  • AIA# AIASAV301 | USGBC#
  • Provider: Savaria
  • Presenter: Leslie Wasserman
  • Biography:
10:00 am

Break

10:15 am

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: America Training Solution
  • Presenter: Alex Gato
  • Biography:
11:15 am

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
  • Biography:
12:15 pm

Lunch Sponsored by Comslab / Bailey Metal

1:15 pm

Sound Control in Construction 2018

1:15   - 2:15  

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
  • Biography:
2:15 pm

Vinyl in Design: The Material for21st Century Building & Construction

2:15   - 3:15  

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.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# ViD617 | USGBC# 0920019970
  • Provider: Vinyl Institute
  • Presenter: Jack Armstrong
  • Biography: “JACK ARMSTRONG is president of ACUMEN, LLC, a boutique sustainable marketing, advocacy, and business communication consulting practice, founded after his 24 year career with BASF – The Chemical Company. Key focus areas include energy efficiency/durability for sustainable construction in the built environment, in addition to B2B supply chain, life cycle analysis, and federal/state/city advocacy messaging along the entire value chain. Armstrong has specific public relations and speaking experience with B2C messaging linked to high performance attributes enabled via products of chemistry. Current clients include the American Chemistry Council (construction value chain outreach for chemicals of concern) and the Structural Insulated Panel Association (executive director & chief operating officer). Armstrong has served on the board of directors of the Sustainable Building Industries Council, Structural Insulated Panel Association, and on the board and as Sustainability Chair of BPA – the worldwide consumer and media audit association in New York City composed of brand owners and advertising agencies. Currently, he serves on the board of the Net Zero Energy Coalition. Additionally, he was a member of the United Nations Environmental Program Sustainable Building Climate Initiative Materials Advisory Committee and Chair for the Building & Construction Materials Issues Team of the American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division.”
3:15 pm

Break

3:30 pm

Understanding Material Hazard, Exposure and Risk in the Built Environment

3:30   - 4:30  

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. Architects, builders and designers seek high-performance products and materials that will protect and promote the health, safety, and welfare of building occupants. A lack of understanding of some of the ingredients used in building and construction materials has resulted in a greater focus on the materials selection process.   Increasingly, architects and builders are asked to thread the needle of selecting materials that meet the incredibly varied needs of multiple stakeholders, while also balancing occupant health and safety needs. This can be a challenge, but an informed materials selection process can help support the health, safety, and welfare of occupants without sacrificing the quality and effectiveness of building component

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# ACC-301 | USGBC# 0920019969
  • Provider: American Chemistry Council
  • Presenter: Jack Armstrong
  • Biography: JACK ARMSTRONG is president of ACUMEN, LLC, a boutique sustainable marketing, advocacy, and business communication consulting practice, founded after his 24 year career with BASF – The Chemical Company. Key focus areas include energy efficiency/durability for sustainable construction in the built environment, in addition to B2B supply chain, life cycle analysis, and federal/state/city advocacy messaging along the entire value chain. Armstrong has specific public relations and speaking experience with B2C messaging linked to high performance attributes enabled via products of chemistry. Current clients include the American Chemistry Council (construction value chain outreach for chemicals of concern) and the Structural Insulated Panel Association (executive director & chief operating officer). Armstrong has served on the board of directors of the Sustainable Building Industries Council, Structural Insulated Panel Association, and on the board and as Sustainability Chair of BPA – the worldwide consumer and media audit association in New York City composed of brand owners and advertising agencies. Currently, he serves on the board of the Net Zero Energy Coalition. Additionally, he was a member of the United Nations Environmental Program Sustainable Building Climate Initiative Materials Advisory Committee and Chair for the Building & Construction Materials Issues Team of the American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division.
4:30 pm

End of Program

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

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