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- Designing Tactics for Masonry Stone Products
The choice of concrete masonry in building’s envelope provides a durable and permanent material that will last the life of the building. This program will discuss the new masonry and stone products including large veneer options and design options that are available to the architect today, in choosing materials for the building envelope. In addition, because of its modular nature, different concrete masonry units can be combined within the same wall to achieve variations in texture, pattern and color. We will discuss the critical detailing and project management, which will ensure lasting beauty of masonry units. Part of this discussion is explaining the methods that design elements are incorporated to help prevent moisture penetration.
- Factory Prefinishing of Exterior Building Materials
This course covers common on-site exterior paint failure issues and their causes, and describes the factory coating process for exterior woodwork, substrate materials, installation tips and its many other benefits.
- Accessible Bath Fixtures Seminar
This course covers: the need for, key features of and potential installation issues with accessible bath fixtures; end-user benefits based on product size and design; code issues affecting choice of material and fixture type and their impact on floor construction; and long-term maintenance, safety and liability concerns. At the end of this course you will be able to list codes and standards that govern accessibility requirements, identify project types that require accessible bath fixtures, and specify bath fixtures and accessories that meet current accessibility guidelines.
- Curbing the Energy Appetite: Strategies to minimize energy demand with ICF
Reduction of demand-side “Energy Appetite” is the key to long term efficiency during the operational phase of the building life cycle. This HSW approved session highlights opportunities for immediate realization of sustainability goals which are supported by incorporation of Insulating Concrete Forms in a building shell design.
- Green Design Strategies with Today's Storage Solutions
This program features a variety of storage applications, which demonstrates how you can save valuable time in support of your storage space planning projects. It will help you understand how high-density storage systems can have a direct impact on our natural environment, economy, health and productivity.
- Introduction to Coatings
The presentation covers high-performance PVDF coatings (Kynar), Baked Enamel, Anodize and Powder Coat Finishes. As an AIA/CES Registered Provider, our presentation helps architects, contractors, and other members of the building community to better understand field performance and the application process of architectural coatings while earning valuable learning units. Presentation attendees will learn about the anodizing and paint process, specifications, and performances. Participants will learn how different paint and anodize coatings rate when compared to architectural specifications - AAMA. Each application process is explained to help those involved with projects assure that a quality finish is provided.
- The BUZZ on Electric hardware to meet Code Requirement
Electric hardware to meet code requirements. Session covers the use of electrified exit devices to meet means of egress, fire and ADA codes requirements. Topics include: 1. Latch retraction- NFPA-80 dogging of fire exit devices. 2. Electric dogging also NFPA-80 dogging of fire exit devices. 3. Delayed Egress IBC and NFPA-101(188.8.131.52.1) Delayed egress components. 4. Access control using exit bar switch and magnetic lock IBC and NFPA-10 (184.108.40.206.2)
- Insulated Metal Wall and Roof Panels for Sustainability and Energy Efficiency
Provides an overview of insulated metal wall and roof panels (IMPs) in terms of their material, finish, and construction life cycle, designed with features and benefits to enhance building performance, conserve energy and contribute to the sustainable built environment.
- Enhancing Sustainable Design with Retractable Screens
An overview of retractable screening products and how well they can be integrated with sustainable approaches to design. Participants will learn about the various benefits of the products as they enhance green design projects; including ease of maintenance, energy conservation, low usage and maintenance costs and environmentally responsible manufacturing processes.
- Designing with ICF
This program introduces Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) as a construction technology as well as highlights the benefits of ICF structures for builders and occupants. By the end of the program, participants will have the information and knowledge required to design with ICFs.
- Building Envelope Technologies for Energy Efficient Designs
An overview of present Energy Conservation Codes and Standards with emphasis on those sections affecting building envelope performance. Specific focus will be placed on air barrier technologies and components including a review of traditional methods/shortcomings and how air leakage affects thermal performance in typical wood-framed construction. Study will primarily focus on wall applications examining two approaches to improve energy efficiency and also introduce and compare three alternative product solutions to improve the building envelope.
- Parametrics Enhanced Energy Modeling: Intelligence for Achieving Low Energy and Net Zero Buildings
Educate architects about the new design challenges associated with advancing energy codes and increased market demand for high performance low energy and net zero buildings that are cost effective and how to engage and enhance energy modeling exercise using parametrics to make it a powerful and intuitive design using decision tools to optimize their designs.
- Quartersawn Hardwoods
This course will present American hardwoods as a truly sustainable finish material for interior use. Sustainable forest management, harvest and processing of logs into lumber, use of by products and end use will all be discussed, Quartersawn hardwoods, the premier hardwood product in the United States, will be described and there will be a good deal of presentation time showing applications. Criswell represents the world's largest quartersawn hardwood sawmill and is considered one of North America's leading experts on the topic. A veteran of 26 years in the hardwood business, Criswell has presented to over 3,000 architects and designers worldwide.
- LEEDing The Way Through Green Concrete
This Program addresses the impact of the EPA’s limitations on VOC’s inside the building envelope. New limitations are now being placed outside the building envelope that will cause many new challenges to the construction process. The solution knowledge provided by this program measurably improves IAQ, eliminating mass amounts of moisture from the concrete, where there is no moisture, there is no Mould.
- Understanding Stone wool in Interior and Exterior Commercial Applications
This presentations, describes how stone wool is manufactured, a comparison to other types of insulation, its features, benefits and applications including some insight into building science, acoustics and fire protection.
- Veneer Specifics for Wood Doors
Gain an understanding of the various veneer cutting methods and the appearances associated with each type.
- Storage Solutions for Modern Workspace Environments
Participants attending the seminar titled Storage Solutions for Modern Workspace Environments will be able to: • Recognize the different factors that limit storage space within today's workspace environments; • Understand the concept and benefits of high-density storage solutions for businesses and institutions; • Address storage solutions that optimize space utilization while minimizing construction requirements; • Compare the costs and capabilities of different storage solutions; • Discuss design considerations for your building plans; • Illustrate a variety of mobile storage applications.
- Introduction to Cold-Formed Steel Truss Systems
This course covers the history and context of steel trusses and Cold-Formed Steel trusses, what codes and industry design standards control the development and the specification of CFS trusses. The sustainability of CFS trusses and how they can contribute to LEED certifications. The basics of the design, fabrication, installation and bracing of CFS trusses.
- Daylight and Energy: Designing with Insulating Glass Units (IGUs) with integrated cord-free louvers
Daylighting plays a critical role in the design of sustainable buildings. This course will focus on incorporating Insulating Glass Units (IGUs) with integrated cord-free louvers into your next project. Through reducing heat gain, improving energy-efficiency and sun angle automation, integrated cord-free louvers offer environmental improvement attributes to any design.
- Advances in Passivhaus Glazed Facade
Transfer advances in HEE glazed façade Provide an understanding of Façade System Design Flexibility by combination of different materials Highlight the advantages of integrating certified Passivhaus façade in the design of Carbon Neutral Buildings Highlight the semi or unitized manufacturing approach used by the industry to optimize quality and installation time.
- Manufactory Tour
Plant tour of Lumca.
- Product design process - Aluminum extrusion
Educate AIA members on the design, benefits and the use of Aluminum extrusion for the lighting industry Show modularity of aluminum extrusion in the design Educate AIA members on the use of the plaforization process for the lighting industry Show the eco-friendly process of the organic surface pretreatment
- History of Rubber
A presentation that explains the evolution and sources of Rubber and the discovery of the vulcanization process.
- History of Track and Turf
A presentation that explains the evolution of athletic tracks and synthetic turf.
- Rubber A LEED Way of Thinking
A presentation that explains the key benefits of rubber in sustainable building. Secondly an explanation of how rubber flooring products can contribute to LEED points.