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  • Tuesday, July 16, 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
    Understanding Hazard, Risk, & Exposure in the Built Environment  (ACC-301)
    Maggiano's Little Italy

    Credits Earned:

    1 AIA HSW/ LU credit hour | AIA Course ID #: ACC-301 | AIA Provider: American Chemistry Council | Presenter: Jack Armstrong

    Course Description:

    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. This course reviews the limitations of employing a hazard-only material selection approach to evaluate materials and ingredients versus considering exposure based models using multiple attribute tools like life cycle analysis and environmental product declarations.

    The course includes guidance and considerations to help design professionals with trade-offs associated with material selection decisions. 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 components.

    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
    9:05 AM  -  10:05 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.
    10:10 AM  -  11:10 AM
    Modern hand Dryers for Modern Restrooms  (MIT008)
    Maggiano's Little Italy

    Credits Earned:

    1 AIA HSW/ LU credit hour | AIA Course ID # MIT008 | AIA Provider: Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US | Presenter: Scott Kerman

    Course Description:

    This introductory course covers the history, development and innovations of the hand dryer. It also creates awareness for the hand drying solutions available for the modern restrooms.

    Learning Objectives:

    At the end of the this course, participants will be able to:

    1. Chart the development of hand dryers over the years.
    2. Identify innovations in the hand dryer industry.
    3. Identify the benefits of warm air had dryers.
    4. Select the appropriate hand dryer for a specific application.
    11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM
    Daylighting by Design  (6120.3.2018)

    Credits Earned:

    1 AIA HSW Credit Hour | Course #: 6120.3.2018 | AIA Provider: MASA | Presenter: Steve Standridge 

    Course Description:

    This course discusses the benefits of a thoughtfully-designed light control system and how to make it work for your project’s natural-lighting and shading needs. The discussion emphasizes implementing design methods including specification of technologies such as sun shade and canopy systems that create useful and aesthetically-pleasing daylighting systems. Designing to not only minimize solar heat gain and sunlight, but to successfully re-purpose it for greater environmental and aesthetic function. LEED credits associated with specifying sun shade and daylighting canopy systems are also discussed. 

    Learning Objectives:

    1.  Discuss the role of sun shade devices in passive design and identify how canopies and awnings can contribute to a holistic sustainable building envelope. 
    2. Identify which LEED credits sun shades and architectural canopies might contribute toward. 
    3. Define daylighting and discuss its role in positive building design, while identifying the benefits of properly-controlled natural light. 
    4. List design considerations for glass and polycarbonate canopy systems. 
    12:20 PM  -  1:20 PM
    Vegetated Roofing Systems  (G106 (Lunch Presentation))

    Credits Earned:

    1 AIA HSW CE Hour | AIA Course Number: G106 | AIA Provider: Carlisle Construction Materials | Presenter: Chris Kann

    Course Description:

    This one-hour course includes the learning of proper design principles for Roof Gardens. Subjects include proper membrane selection and application, drainage principles, plant selection, methods of vegetation and the performance advantages of Roof Garden implementation. Attendees will also learn various methods of Roof Garden installation as well as advantages and disadvantages of traditional and modular Roof Garden systems.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Understanding the three main types and why one is used over the other.
    2. Understanding installation procedure.
    3. Understanding common vegetation types.
    4. Understanding industry trends and advantage of Roof Gardens.
    1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Troubleshooting Masonry Construction  (PRO011)

    Credits Earned:

    1 AIA HSW CE Hour | AIA Course Number: PRO011| AIA Provider: Prosoco | Presenter: Ralph Morgan

    Course Description:

    An overview of procedures for identifying and preventing problems, and maintaining and restoring the appearance and functionality of masonry and the masonry-veneer building envelope.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Troubleshoot the main problems impacting appearance and performance of new masonry.
    2. Explain how proper new-construction cleaning prevents problems.
    3. Identify problems “breathable” air barriers solve.
    4. List ways of solving problems common to existing masonry.
    5. Describe the main factors involved in restoring and maintaining the appearance and performance of historic building envelopes
    2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Privacy in Today's Commercial Restroom  (ISP10L)
    Maggiano's Little Italy

    Credits Earned:

    1 AIA HSW/ LU Credit Hour | AIA Course ID #: ISP10L | Provider: Scranton Products | Presenter: Greg Borgia

    Course Description:

    In this program, we explore the current trends and issues changing the way we design restrooms. We’ll discuss what users want in a restroom experience, demand for increased privacy, and solutions for making your restroom the best room.

    Learning Objectives:

    By completing this course the design professional will be able to:

    1. Discuss public restroom evolution and how current trends are changing the way we design restrooms
    2. Explain how restrooms impact building users and the increasing demand for higher privacy.
    3. Identify how to increase privacy in your restroom design and compare and contrast the various partition materials and styles available that can help.
    4. Discuss the production process of HDPE partitions and how this contributes to a more sustainable, healthier indoor environment.
    3:35 PM  -  4:35 PM
    Eliminating Concrete Moisture through Sustainable Design  (ISL03C)

    Credits Earned:

    1 AIA HSW/ LU credit hour | AIA Course ID #: ISL03C | AIA Provider: ISE Logik Industries, Inc. | Presenter: Dean Craft

    Course Description:

    Few aspects of the design process are conducted in “silos” as disassociated from one another as how many projects approach interior concrete slab specifications and subsequent flooring specification sections. This is not done intentionally, rather it is by-product of lack of coordination, and fundamental misunderstanding, between those involved with the structural elements and those involved with the aesthetic and finishing elements. During this presentation, we will discuss sustainability and what it means; drawing the attendee into a clear discussion of how sustainability relates to LEED, Lean Construction, Green Building, and process improvement. Inconsistencies with current specification processes related to concrete moisture as compared to the tenets of sustainability will be exposed, with clear recommendations given as to how the specifying professional can resolve those disconnects.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, the design professional will be able to:

    1. Identify the fundamental characteristics of sustainable design
    2. Examine the sustainable aspects of concrete as a building material
    3. Evaluate the current approach for testing for concrete moisture against the principles of sustainability
    4. Analyze the value of closed-capillary concrete slabs against open-capillary concrete slabs
    5. Specify proactive measures to address concrete slab moisture so projects are not prevented from installing on time
    6. Implement procedures that indemnify the specifying professional against failed project timelines and failed flooring due to moisture.
    4:40 PM  -  5:40 PM
    Commercial Applications for Interlocking Concrete Pavers  (OC111)
    Maggiano's Little Italy

    Credits Earned:

    1 AIA HSW/ LU credit hour | AIA Course ID #: OC111 | AIA Provider: Oldcastle Architectural | Presenter: Dan Moreland

    Course Description: 

    This program will provide an overview of how interlocking concrete pavement systems can be applied to commercial projects to enhance the value, performance and pavement life cycle costs. The presentation addresses how pavers can aid in defining themes, character and space through creative patterns, and explains how paver systems work. Site conditions that impact paver performance are highlighted, including issues related to access, safety, specifications, and construction details. Finally, the program concludes with a discussion on sustainability and attributes that pavers offer commercial installations.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Participants will be able to describe how different concrete paver shapes and patterns can be used to enhance a project design.
    2. Participants will learn the fundamental components of an interlocking concrete pavement system.
    3. Participants will understand the site conditions that contribute to paver performance.
    4. Participants will be able to identify sustainable attributes to paver systems and resources available to create designs and specifications.
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