Englewood, CO - Tuesday September 19, 2023

Englewood, CO

Event Date
Tuesday September 19, 2023

7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Available Credits

Up to 8 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
Up to 1 ASPE CE Hour
Up to 1 IDCEC HSW CEU(s)
Up to 1 ICC CEU
Maggiano's Little Italy
7401 South Clinton Street
Englewood, CO 80112
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Registration Price


Early Bird Discount! $30.00 off if purchased before Sep 5, 2023


Ron Blank & Associates bridges the gap between design professionals & building product manufacturers through online, face-to-face, and webinar AIA/HSW and SD continuing education courses, USGBC/GBCI continuing ed. for LEED AP's, direct product representation, and product rep/installer training services.

Event Agenda

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

7:30 am

8:00 am

Firestopping Key Points
Presented By Keith Sanford
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)

In this one-hour seminar, the basics of life safety and code compliant design for firestopping installation are covered. Additionally, this course covers major issues in design such as the coordination of different trades responsible for firestopping.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Define the main type of firestop systems
  2. Describe the UL System approach to managing firestop compliance
  3. Recognize the basics of life safety design, such as when, where and why to firestop
  4. Identify codes and standards and discover the steps necessary to design compliant firestop solutions
  5. Identify firestop systems by trade
Specified Technologies Inc.

9:10 am

The Design Advantages of Composite Roofing Solutions
Sponsored By DaVinci Roofscapes
Presented By Lars Walberg
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)

In this one-hour course, design professionals will take an in-depth look at the sustainable, and versatile attributes of composite roofing solutions. The advantages of composite roofing systems will be examined, including long life-cycle, durability, and its ability to be specified in a wide array of applications and environments.

Learning Objectives:
  1. List the green features of virgin-engineered polymer composite roofing materials
  2. State the design and architectural benefits of specifying a composite roofing solution including product integrity, versatility, and aesthetics
  3. Compare the advantages and disadvantages of traditional roofing materials versus synthetic products
  4. Discuss the durability and long life-cycle of composite roofing materials including the various testing methods and approvals related to roofing materials

10:20 am

Design Principles for Rainscreen Wall Systems
Sponsored By IMETCO
Presented By Anthony Chiarizio
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)

This presentation provides an explanation of the various components that lead to water penetration in walls and how to prevent it with rainscreen wall system solutions. The importance of air barriers, vapor control and thermal control in walls will also be discussed as well as examples of proper rainscreen details and construction.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants of this program will gain an understanding of the lifecycle and sustainable benefits of various metals for construction uses
  2. Participants will learn how engineered rainscreen systems can contribute to thermally efficient sustainable design and help designers achieve resilient buildings
  3. The functional characteristics and building science of a fully integrated back-ventilated rainscreen system
  4. Analyze various preferred rainscreen details and installation application

11:30 am

Look Smart! Smart Connected Plumbing Fixtures for Commercial Restrooms
Presented By Gretchen Hymer
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
1 ASPE CE Hour

How smart is your commercial restroom? Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss plumbing fixtures and features in smart connected restrooms.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Discuss how handwashing systems streamline the restroom ecosystem, improving effectiveness and reliability.
  2. Explain the health benefits of utilizing touchless sensor faucets and soap dispensers in commercial restrooms
  3. Compare material options and features of sensor flush valves for durability, sustainability, and performance
  4. Illustrate how to specify IoT connected plumbing fixtures and other features to create a smart commercial restroom
Zurn Industries, LLC.

12:30 pm

1:00 pm

Prefabricated Ornamental Railing Systems
Sponsored By AGS Stainless, Inc
Presented By Milena Vega
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)

This course will discuss the overall advantages of choosing a custom-fabricated railing system built off-site compared to off-the-shelf products or locally fabricated railings.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Explain the advantages of a prefabricated custom railing system in addition to the advantages of an all stainless steel railing system.
  2. Compare and contrast the railing system materials used for posts, top rails, and infill.
  3. Describe common challenges with locally fabricated metal rail systems.
  4. Evaluate how stainless steel railing systems meet health, safety, and welfare requirements.
AGS Stainless, Inc

2:10 pm

Terrazzo in Healthcare
Presented By Gary French
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)

The purpose of this presentation is to provide general information which will be helpful in specifying terrazzo in a hospital or healthcare setting. The participants will gain an understanding of the various terrazzo systems and how terrazzo can be utilized in a variety of design applications.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Explain what terrazzo is, its rich history, and why it should be specified in hospitals and healthcare settings. It will show how terrazzo is essential in operating rooms. It will give the definition, and list components. Endless color options and various aggregates will be discussed.
  2. Explore the green elements and sustainability of terrazzo. The original recycled flooring, terrazzo has proven to last over 100 years in buildings and survive hurricanes and flooding events.
  3. Explain the types of systems available in terrazzo. The differences in cement systems and epoxy will be explained. The installation of each system will be shown and discussed. Surface preparation, moisture testing, grouting and grinding will be addressed.
  4. Address poured in place stairs, curbs, non-slip strips, crack repair, flexural test, crack membrane, and divider strips.
The National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association, Inc.

3:20 pm

Polished Concrete - Soup to Nuts
Presented By Elliott Lowe
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)

This course will provide an understanding of the benefits and limitations of chemically densified and mechanically refined polished concrete. You will learn how to recognize how specifications influence the final outcome. We will conclude by discussing environments and industries conducive to densified and polished concrete.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Recognize how specifications influence the outcome of polished concrete and learn to specify properly; evaluate environments and industries conducive to polished concrete from new floors to rehab projects.
  2. Discuss joint filling, crack filling, patching, and coloring options.
  3. Discuss concrete and how its finish influences the outcome of polished concrete; identify the benefits and limitations of polished concrete.
  4. Identify sustainable attributes of polished concrete; how does polished concrete contribute to earning LEED certification.
Curecrete Distribution, Inc.

4:30 pm

Surface Innovation: Redefining Boundaries of Interior and Exterior Spaces with Ultracompact Surfacing
Sponsored By Cosentino
Presented By Laura Ottosen
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)

Ultracompact surfaces represent the future in building materials when it comes to countertops, flooring, exterior wall cladding, outdoor kitchens and all of the applications in between. This course will help you become an expert on the production, application and innovative qualities related to Ultracompact Surfacing.

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
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COVID-19 Protocols

Just like you, we are excited for the opportunity to resume live events. That being said, the health and safety of our attendees and presenters is our prime concern so, in addition to specific venue infection prevention procedures, we are doing the following:

  • Requiring that any presenter or attendee with any COVID-19 symptoms not attend the event (full refunds given, no matter how late the notice)
  • Working with venues to allow for social distancing while seated at the event
  • Providing hand sanitizer at the entrance to the presentation space
  • Following best practices for food distribution at the event
  • Monitoring and following local guidelines/mandates for infection prevention

State CE Requirements

Colorado CE Requirements

Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, Division of Registrations, Licensing and Support Section
(303) 894-7800
Renewal Cycle: 
Biennial, Renewal
Total Hours Required: 
12 HSW annual, 24 Hours per renewal cycle
Renewal Deadline: 
October 31, odd years