Coral Gables, FL

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Architects & LEED Professional CEU Seminar - Commercial, Institutional & Residential topics

Event Info

November 13 2019

Program end17:30
Credits earned 13-11-2019

Day program*


Registration & Breakfast


BURSI – Roofing System Selection and Design (Low-Slope)

08:00 - 09:00

This course will provide a comprehensive review of available roofing systems including the criteria for roof selection. Participants will review code requirements, designing for weather, and optimal system performance. Roof materials will be explained including the energy and environmental benefits of a cool-roof design and vegetative systems.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# 005 | USGBC# 920006159
  • Provider: Johns Manville
  • Presenter: Dwight Stone

Building Barrier-free Showers

09:00 - 10:00

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



Acetylated Wood: Durable, Stable, Sustainable Wood for Windows, Doors & Siding

10:15 - 11:15

Discusses the process of wood acetylation, the resulting changes to wood, applications for this product, its green credentials and a number of case studies involving acetylated wood

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# K382 | USGBC# 0920007705
  • Provider: Accsys
  • Presenter: Tim Svarczkopf

Stunning Facades with Sintered Stone-Neolith​StuFa

11:15 - 12:15

Designing a building facade, whether commercial, residential, new, or retrofit, can be both artistically enjoyable and technically complex. With an array of impressive characteristics, sintered stone helps create lighter, stronger, more durable, and more sustainable buildings. This course will demonstrate why Sintered Stone is a product of choice as it can provide the artistic appeal, technical performance, and sustainability for green construction to satisfy the wide range of needs for successful and stunning facade design.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# Neolith​StuFa | USGBC# 0920016041
  • Provider: The Size Surfaces USA
  • Presenter: Alex Gato



Benefits and use for the composite floor system

13:15 - 14:15

This course will provide an understanding of the attributes of 8” deep –long span deck. It will define the system, examine the overall installation process, explore the incorporation to various structural systems and define the benefits of the structural floor system.

  • Credit type: LU
  • AIA# 40108035 | USGBC# 0920007682
  • Provider: Comslab/ Bailey Metal
  • Presenter: Francois Dutil

Joint Sealant Technology - Their Design and Use

14:15 - 15:15

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



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

Sound Control in Construction 2018

16:30 - 17:30

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

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