Atlanta, GA - Tuesday September 26, 2023

Atlanta, GA

Event Date
Tuesday September 26, 2023

7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Available Credits

Up to 8 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
Up to 1 GBCI General Hour
Up to 1 RCEP PDH(s) for Engineers
Up to 1 IDCEC HSW CEU(s)
Up to 1 ASPE CE Hour
Maggiano's Little Italy
4400 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta, GA 30346
no registration link
Registration Price

$100.00

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

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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 26, 2023

7:30 am

8:00 am

Look Smart! Smart Connected Plumbing Fixtures for Commercial Restrooms
Presented By Brian Rukas
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
1 ASPE CE Hour
1 IDCEC HSW CEU(s)

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.

9:10 am

Magnesium Oxide (MgO) Floor Panels for Multifamily Buildings
Presented By Brian Jacobson
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)

This course looks more closely at designing and constructing with MgO panels. We begin with a description of the material and its properties and its code compliance characteristics related to fire resistance. The sound attenuation capabilities are also reviewed.

Learning Objectives:
  1. 1. Identify the physical characteristics of magnesium oxide (MgO) panels in terms of their make-up and basic performance attributes for use in floor assemblies in multifamily projects.
  2. Investigate the fire-resistance capabilities and testing standards that demonstrate the ability for MgO panels to provide fire safety in buildings.
  3. Assess the acoustical capabilities of MgO panels in terms of meeting or exceeding code requirements for multifamily buildings on certain tested assemblies in dwelling separations.
  4. Compare and contrast the use of MgO structural panels with other floor underlayment options, particularly gypsum underlayment, in order to specify MgO panels appropriately in multifamily floor assemblies.
Huber Engineered Woods

10:20 am

Thermal Comfort, Unpacked: A Comprehensive Survey of HVAC Systems to Improve Design and Operational Understandings
Presented By Tyler Willis
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
1 GBCI General Hour
1 RCEP PDH(s) for Engineers

Overlooking the smallest detail in HVAC systems design can cause huge issues later. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss HVAC systems as it relates to thermal comfort, the ever evolving changes to energy requirements that impact HVAC systems and the factors that impact durability, sustainability and longevity.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Define and discuss the effects of thermal and acoustic comfort on building occupants that improve health, wellness, and productivity while evaluating the cost-efficiency, design considerations and the evolving HVAC industry.
  2. Explore the Commercial HVAC market and comparatively analyze the types of HVAC systems available for commercial use that optimize durability, innovation and sustainability.
  3. Identify the details that are important to ensure optimal occupant comfort and details that should be confirmed up-front to avoid future change-orders, unexpected costs, and errors that can cause safety concerns or negatively affect enhancing longevity and reliability.
  4. Recall important unit placement considerations for optimized performance and articulate the importance of proper service and maintenance clearance for operation and safety.
Rheem Commercial HVAC

11:30 am

When the Walls Close In
Sponsored By Noble Company
Presented By Dean Moilanen
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)

It is undeniable that the options for wet area wall surfaces are growing, literally. Whether choosing large-unit porcelain tile, one-piece ceramic wall surfaces, or other solid surfaces in shower applications, the fact remains, the fundamentals of wet-area waterproofing must still be followed.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Examine the history of large-format finished surfaces in wet areas/showers.
  2. Review the nature of vapor migration in wet areas and the role waterproofing membranes play in vapor containment, as well as best practices.
  3. Highlight misinformation, misperceptions, and ineffective installation practices which are fueling the increase in shortened life cycles of shower enclosures.
  4. Project Planning & Design
  5. Building Systems, Materials, & Assemblies
Noble Company

12:30 pm

1:00 pm

The Demand for Privacy in The Modern Restroom
Sponsored By Scranton Products
Presented By Taylor Wilhelm
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)

Many current issues and trends are changing the way we design commercial restrooms. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss what users want in a restroom experience, how to address increased demand for privacy, and which materials work best in different applications.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Discuss public restroom evolution and how current trends are changing the way we design restrooms
  2. Explain the increasing demand for higher privacy in restrooms and how specific partitions and accessories can be utilized to promote privacy and personal well-being
  3. Compare and contrast the various partition materials and styles available, focusing on which ones help create a safe and hygienic restroom environment for users with privacy in mind
  4. Discuss the production process of HDPE partitions and how this contributes to a more sustainable, healthier indoor environment

2:10 pm

Selecting Metal Building Insulation for Greater Efficiency, Lower Emissions and Resiliency
Presented By Jan Bradford
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)

Insulation is an integral part of the building envelope and helps improve energy efficiency, reduce emissions and support resiliency of metal building structures.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Selecting the right insulation for your metal building structures.
  2. How to determine the factors to meet code and other certifications.
  3. Steps to ensure quality, reliability and resiliency.
  4. Best sustainable design solutions for new construction and renovation of your metal building structures.
Fi-Foil Company, Inc.

3:20 pm

Prefabricated Ornamental Railing Systems
Sponsored By AGS Stainless, Inc
Presented By Kevin Harris
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

4:30 pm

Protecting People and Property: Fortifying Building Safety with Ballistic, Blast, Storm Impact & Forced Entry Solutions
Presented By Wade Arnold
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)

As the number and volatility of threats to facility security and safety continue to escalate, protection is becoming paramount in the scope of today’s facility design.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify security threats which dictate design standards and product performance criteria
  2. Compare and contrast design options to fortify buildings with security, safety, and aesthetics in mind
  3. Define the different levels of ballistic, blast, and forced entry testing standards
  4. Properly specify ballistic, blast, forced entry and storm impact fenestration solutions
Specialty Fenestration Group
no registration link
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

Georgia CE Requirements

Professional Licensing Boards Division
(478) 207-2440
Renewal Cycle: 
Biennial
Total Hours Required: 
24
Detailed Hours Required: 
16 HSW
Renewal Deadline: 
June 30, odd years