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  • Tuesday, July 23, 2019
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    Breakfast & Networking

    7:30 AM  -  8:00 AM
    Registration and Networking Breakfast  (Breakfast)
     

    Presentation

    8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Controlling Noisy Environments with Spray-Applied Acoustical Finishes  (ICC07D)

    Credits Earned:

    1 AIA HSW/LU Credit Hour | AIA Course #: ICC07D | AIA Provider: International Cellulose Corp. | Presenter: Chuck Smith

    Course Description:

    This course examines the relationship of acoustics and occupant wellbeing and provides a comprehensive overview of acoustical finishes. Spray-applied acoustical finishes control echo, reverberation and excessive sound transfer, making speech and music more intelligible, and increasing usability of the space. Ideal for new construction, renovation, and historic preservation projects, spray-applied
    finishes are utilized for a wide range of commercial project types. 

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Identify facilities and areas requiring acoustical treatment as well as the need for acoustical consideration prior to building occupancy.
    2. Identify the three main types of spray-applied acoustical finishes (cellulose based, gypsum/plaster  based, and cementitious based), and recognize the textures, benefits and performance of each, plus review related standards.
    3. Describe the benefits spray-applied acoustical finishes provide including performance, design flexibility, sustainability, and improved occupant wellbeing and experience.
    9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Moisture Management and Exterior Cladding Performance  (WHPBP1003)

    Credits Earned:

    1 AIA HSW/ LU credit hour | AIA Course ID #: WHPBP1003|AIA Provider: Wolf Home Products | Presenter: Jason Foura 

    Course Description:

    This presentation will talk about the pros and cons of the performance of a variety of cladding products being used in today’s market. These products include vinyl siding, wood siding, brick, stucco, poly ash siding, fiber cement, and cellular/PVC siding. The focus of this presentation is on smaller scale structures (low to mid-rise) and will provide overall guidelines regarding the pros and cons of moisture management associated with various types of weather resistant barriers and house wraps used behind the cladding systems to address moisture intrusion, air infiltration, vapor permeability, and durability.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Compare and contrast various exterior cladding products
    2. Examine latest trends in exterior envelope moisture management systems
    3. Explain the role exterior siding plays in exterior moisture management systems
    4. Understand how the combination of PVC siding and drainable weather resistant barrier provides a superior moisture management system.
    10:10 AM  -  11:10 AM
    High Performance Space Heating in High Bay Buildings  (HBH2017)

    Credits Earned:

    1 AIA HSW / LU Credit Hour | AIA Course ID #: HBH2017 | AIA Provider: Cambridge Engineering | Presenter: Randy Niederer 

    Course Description:

    For many years, there has been little improvement in the heating efficiencies of commercial and industrial heating products in the US. This presentation details a class of make up air technology established by the Department of Energy called High Temperature Heating & Ventilation (HTHV). The presentation will discuss the energy efficiency characteristics and the IAQ benefits of the technology as well as briefly discuss a Department of Energy field study showing a 20% gas savings when compared to standard unit heaters in a high-bay applications.  


    Learning Objectives:
    1. Understand how a building can meet its space heating and ventilation needs through 100% outside air HTHV direct fired heating technology
    2. Recognize the difference between standard efficiency and high efficiency heating technologies for high-bay commercial buildings
    3. Recognize the energy savings from a recent field study of HTHV technology.
    4. Understand the potential  for widespread energy savings with HTHV technologies. 
    11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM
    Specifying Luxury Kitchens in Small Spaces  (SZW005)

    Credits Earned:

    1 AIA HSW/ LU credit hour | AIA Course ID #: SZW005  | AIA provider: Subzero-Wolf | Presenter: Kimberly Little

    Course Description:

    This course has been designed to educate architects, designers, contractors and installers about Specifying Luxury Kitchens in Small Spaces. Primary homes are big and getting bigger, but there are many times an architect or designer is likely to encounter smaller kitchens. Small spaces can still have the upscale finishes, quality appliances and all the bells and whistles the luxury clientele expects. Learn general design considerations for specifying smaller kitchens, refrigeration and cooking appliances that make most sense in a smaller space, and how to spread kitchen functions beyond the kitchen and into the rest of the home.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Describe the changes in the U.S. populations and increases in smaller kitchens.
    2. List the general design considerations for small luxury kitchen spaces.
    3. Discuss refrigeration options for small luxury kitchen spaces.
    4. Identify cooking options for small kitchen spaces.
    5. Describe options to expand food and drink functions throughout the home. 
    12:20 PM  -  1:20 PM
    Spray Foam: Contributions to High Performance Buildings  (ICY-184495-00)

    ***Lunch Sponsorship & Presentation by Icynene-LaPolla***

    Credits Earned:

    1 AIA HSW/ LU credit hour | AIA Course ID #: ICY-184495-00 |AIA Provider: Icynene-Lapolla | Presenter: Brian Troy

    Course Description:

    Contributions to High Performance Buildings presentation covers how spray foam, in conjunction with other high performance building practices, can contribute to structures which greatly reduce lifetime environmental impact and energy usage. Integrating spray foam into today's modern structures provides better indoor air quality, temperature, and moisture control. Allowing the HVAC system to be downsized, increasing efficiency, reducing cost and freeing up valuable interior space for occupants.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Understand the basic characteristics and proper installation of spray foam insulation in residential and commercial buildings
    2. Understand the different insulation performance characteristics of open-cell and closed-cell spray polyurethane foam (SPF)
    3. Understand additional functions and benefits beyond insulation R-value
    4. Understand how SPF fits within an overall systems approach to energy efficiency
    1:25 PM  -  1:55 PM
    Up Close and Personal with Hard Surfacing Materials: A Tour  (COSTr1)

    Credits Earned:

    1 AIA HSW/ LU credit hour | AIA Course ID #: COSTr1 | AIA Provider: Cosentino | Presenter: Adriene Nolan

    Tour Description:

    This one hour facility tour will better inform the designer about the various Hard surfacing materials that are available and how they have evolved. This live course will provide a visual walking tour where individuals can actually interact with the raw materials and see how they are transformed into finished products. Integrating key sustainable concepts such as water conservation, life cycle analysis indoor air quality and sustainable materials certifications, this course will compare and contrast both the aesthetic and physical properties of the various materials with other hard surfacing materials and illustrate how these attributes can greatly affect the end user, the project, and the environmental impact.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Explain how the aesthetics and uniformity of materials can contribute to waste reduction and the conservancy of natural resources. Express the physical property of porosity and the flexural and tensile strength of hard surfacing and explain how your design decisions can affect the indoor environment. Describe new sustainable technologies and equipment for hard surfacing.
    2. Describe the design application options for hard surfacing materials
    3. Recognize the various HARD surfacing materials and their evolution. Describe the composite characteristics of hard surfacing products and how these attributes reduce impact to the environment.
    4. Explain how natural anti-microbial use in hard surfacing materials can provide a safer/cleaner surface and contribute to extending the useful life of hard surfacing materials. Note the importance of fire-ratings and how they affect the HSW of the end-user and others. Learn the importance of NSF, Cradle-2-Cradle, GreenGuard & GreenGuard for Children & Schools certifications.
    2:10 PM  -  3:10 PM
    The Solar Ready Roof: Optimize The Design  (MRIL1411)

    Credits Earned:

    1 AIA HSW/ LU Credit Hour | AIA Course #: MRIL1411 | AIA Provider: S-5! | Presenter: Shelly Higgins

    Course Description:

    Learn Basics of the Solar System Learn Terminology Review Different Components Discuss the Solar-Ready Review Process Review Various Roof Applications Review How to Optimize the Solar Design

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Enumerate the steps of the review process for a Solar-Ready Roof
    2. Understand why non-penetrating mounting systems are beneficial
    3. Describe basics of solar PV systems, components and rooftop applications
    4. Explain why a metal roof is a perfect solar platform
    3:35 PM  -  4:35 PM
    Understanding Quartz Surfacing Materials  (COSQz1)

    Credits Earned:

    1 AIA HSW/ LU credit hour | AIA Course ID #: COSQz1 | AIA Provider: Cosentino | Presenter: Adriene Nolan

    Course Description:

    This course will better inform the designer on quartz, the history, its relationship with quartz surfacing materials and the manufacturing process of quartz surfacing materials. Design professionals will learn the differences between solid surfaces, stone surfaces and quartz surfaces. At the conclusion of the course you should also know what Microban is and how when used as an additive to quartz surfacing materials can become an antimicrobial surface, mold and mildew resistant.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. List the components of Quartz surfacing material
    2. Depict the role Quartz has played in history
    3. Explain where Quartz can be found
    4. List physical properties of Quartz Describe the Breton manufacturing process
    5. List the differences between acrylic solid surfaces, stone, and Quartz surfaces
    6. List the composite materials integrated into quartz solid surfacing
    7. Describe the advantages of combining Quartz surfacing material, and an antimicrobial
    4:40 PM  -  5:40 PM
    Building Envelope Fundamentals and Design Solutions with Insulated Metal Panels  (INB05A)

    Credits Earned:

    1 AIA HSW/ LU Credit Hour | AIA Course ID # INB05A | AIA Provider: Norbec Architectural | Presenter: Jon Singleton

    Course Description:

    Discover how IMPs can help enhance the functionality of building, performance. You will gain a better understanding of the IMP’s constructability and physical properties, and its visual, and structural attributes, efficiencies, advantages and benefits for using IMP's in today’s design build world.

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Discuss the advantages of designing with IMPs. Recognize how the IMP can offer the designer a solution for the building envelope, to resist varied and severe weather conditions, including fire safety, durability cost and energy efficiency. Understand jointed components.
    2. Identify cost savings and the efficiencies related to IMP installation in today’s competitive market. 
    3. Identify how IMP's can open up building concepts to take advantage the IMP's easy systems and physical benefits, their ability to adapt to existing structures and turn-key buildings. 
    4. Discuss how IMP’s can contribute to earning credits on LEED projects. 
    5. Review projects where IMPs’ were able to create a tangible difference. Identifying and solving potential issues ahead of time, and providing solution driven options. 
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