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  • Tuesday, July 30, 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
    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. 
    9:10 AM  -  10:10 AM
    Surface Innovation - Redefining Boundaries of Interior and Exterior Spaces with Ultracompact Surfaci  (ICS06H)

    Credits Earned:

    1 AIA HSW/ LU credit hour | AIA Course ID #: ICS06H | AIA Provider: Cosentino USA | Presenter: Mike Arbore

    Course Description:

    In this course, we explore a cutting edge surfacing technology, ultracompact surfacing. Gain insight into how this surfacing material possesses the same characteristics of natural stone while providing unmatched color and design flexibility.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Define ultracompact surfacing and the innovative production process that creates intrinsically unique properties and discuss designing with ultracompact surfaces in terms color, texture, and format
    2. Identify possible interior/exterior application options with ultracompact surfacing material
    3. Discuss the evolution of surfaces and the various types of surfacing material for interior and exterior applications
    4. Discuss the advantages of compact surfaces in terms of strength, durability, chemical resistance, absorption, abrasion resistance, and ASTM testing 
    10:20 AM  -  11:20 AM
    Building Envelop Design - Understanding Codes, Best Practices and Tie-In Details  (CCM401)

    Credits Earned:

    1 AIA HSW CE Hour | AIA Course Number: CCM121| AIA Provider: Carlisle Construction Materials | Presenter: Chris Kann

    Course Description:

    The building envelope consists of all exterior components of a building –roof, walls, below-grade waterproofing, windows, skylights, and so on. When looking at these components it is important that each one be taken into consideration to prevent moisture or air from migrating into the building. The envelope is a complicated and integral part of any high performance building. However, it is often the most neglected portion. This presentation aims to educate the participants on the importance of the building envelope and how the individual components contained within the system must be designed, constructed, and maintained to ensure a long lasting, energy efficient building.  

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Recognize the importance of the building envelope concept. Course participants will learn of the impact that proper building envelope design has on occupant heath and comfort, energy savings and building longevity.
    2. Identify and select performance based products for foundations, walls and roofing systems to ensure a proper physical barrier between the inside conditioned space and the outside unconditioned space of a building. Course participants will learn the importance of air barriers, moisture barriers and thermal barriers.
    3. Design, best-practices and installation of the building envelope system. Course participants will learn the importance of proper placement of key components within the building envelope system so that they work together to improve the performance of the building. In addition, installation best practices and product limitations will be covered.
    4. Proper tie-in detailing between foundation and wall, wall and roof and roof and window will be presented and explained so that course participants can incorporate this knowledge into future designs.
    11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM
    Improving Wind Uplift on Metal Roofs  (MRIL1611)

    Credits Earned:

    1 AIA LU/HSW Credit Hour | Course #: MRIL1611 | AIA Provider: S-5! | Presenter: Shelly Higgins

    Course Description:

    Discover the art and science of wind control and wind uplift on metal roofs and metal structures. Learn about wind uplift requirements, testing and proper wind mitigation specification techniques, as well as metal roof options and accessories to improve wind uplift characteristics.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Describe current wind uplift tests and how they are performed.
    2. Understand wind uplift ratings, wind zones and specific wind uplift requirements.
    3. Identify specific metal roof products, panel profiles and applications that perform best for wind uplift.
    4. Identify methods and accessories to improve wind uplift characteristics for metal roofs.
    5. Describe wind control value engineering techniques and refer to project specific examples.
    6. Explain the proper selection and specification techniques of wind rated roofs and accessories to meet uplift requirements.
     

    Lunch & Networking Break

    12:20 PM  -  12:50 PM
    Lunch & Networking  (Lunch)
    Hot lunch to be provided
     

    Presentation

    1:00 PM  -  2:00 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.
    1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM
    High Performance Single-Coat Wood Sealers  (IMO10A)

    Credits Earned:

    1 AIA HSW/ LU Credit Hour | AIA Course #: IMO10A | AIA Provider: Montana Timber Products | Presenter: Ray Killian

    Course Description:

    In this one-hour course, the design professional will be given the opportunity to consider ways that pre-finished wood products may be used to enhance the beauty of natural wood while expanding its life expectancy. Various types of stains and sealants will be discussed to discover the advantages and disadvantages of each type. Then, we will look at specific attributes of water-based coatings, including environmental benefits, compliance, maintenance, sustainability, and protection.

    Learning Objectives:

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

    1. Identify the common types of wood stains and explain the advantages and disadvantages of each type to better protect the environment and people
    2. Explain the qualities of water-based coatings including life expectancy, compliance, maintenance, and environmental benefits
    3. Compare and contrast the benefits of shop applied vs. field applied coatings: single-source, environmental, aesthetics, quality (controlled environment), and year-round construction
    4. Analyze the various applications including interior, exterior, siding, trims and timbers, and cladding in both commercial and residential markets to visualize ways to improve the well-being of building occupants
    3:20 PM  -  4:20 PM
    The Next Generation Bathroom  (SCHL9A)

    Credits Earned:

    1 AIA HSW/ LU credit hour | AIA Course ID #: SCHL9A | AIA Provider: SchluterSystems L.P. | Presenter: Zach Lanham

    Course Description:

    Today’s bathroom has transformed from basic into beautiful. These areas now include large barrier-free spaces, tiled showers, steam showers, and soaking tubs. The flexibility in design is enhanced through the use of tile which combines hygienic virtues with versatility in décor. The result is glamorous bathrooms that are both durable and highly functional.

    Moisture management is the foundation of a successful tiled bathroom. Moisture sensitive construction materials must be protected from water and vapor penetration. Leaks and mold continue to pose serious problems for the construction industry. This seminar will compare traditional waterproofing systems with modern waterproofing technology to show how tiled showers have evolved. The fundamentals of both approaches, including proper design, execution, and function will be presented, with close attention paid to common errors. The benefits of bonded waterproofing technology and how it has improved tiled showers will be stressed.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Recognize the benefits of bonded waterproofing technology and how it has revolutionized tiled showers.
    2. Learn how to create a fully waterproof and vapor-tight enclosure.
    3. Learn simple and effective solutions to protect moisture-sensitive substrates, prevent mold growth, and preserve the integrity of the tiled surface.
    4. Identify the benefits and challenges associated with barrier free showers open concept bathrooms.


    4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Improving the Performance of Finished Concrete Flooring  (PRO016)

    Credits Earned: 

    1 AIA HSW/LU Credit Hour | AIA Course ID #: PRO016 | AIA Provider: Prosoco | Presenter: Rob Fohl

    Course Description: 

    This overview of concrete floor basics shows participants how to get the most from finished concrete floors. Along the way it discusses levels of finish, hardening-densifying and other aspects of finished concrete flooring not commonly known. The program also shows how to protect and maintain finished concrete flooring. It includes tips for protecting finished floors from damage during building construction.

    Learning Objectives: 

    1. List two ways finished concrete floors “perform” that contribute to sustainability.
    2. Compare the waste-generation characteristics of lithium-silicate hardener/densifiers to older
      potassium- and sodium-silicate hardener/densifiers. 
    3. Explain how regular maintenance contributes to sustainability of polished concrete floors.
    4. Estimate the expected service life of a finished concrete floor and rate it for sustainability on a scale of “good-fair-poor.”
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