Chicago, IL - Thursday September 14, 2023

Schaumburg, IL

Event Date
Thursday September 14, 2023

7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Available Credits

Up to 8 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
Up to 2 GBCI General Hour
Up to 1 ICC CEU
Up to 1 IDCEC HSW CEU(s)
Maggiano's Little Italy
1901 E. Woodfield Rd
Schaumburg, IL 60173
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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

Thursday, September 14, 2023

7:30 am

8:00 am

Kitchen Cabinets
Sponsored By Wolf Home Products
Presented By Hector Mendoza
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)

A study of the US cabinet market and cabinet construction methods including substrates, composition, hardware, and finishes.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify and compare various substrates and composition of kitchen cabinets. How furniture board and MDF are made with binders and materials that can off gas
  2. Examine the features and benefits of various finish options for kitchen cabinets. How these finishes are applied regarding robotics for paint and stain booths as well as capturing and recycling fumes/off gas. Discussion on off gassing of compounds in Resins such as thermofoil and melamine cabinet finishes
  3. Define and compare framed and frameless cabinets, as well as factory built versus assembled cabinets. Theses differences play a significant roll in how they are installed as well as the sturdiness and safety of hanging heavier weights/cabinet materials
  4. Discuss available and new hardware options as well as best installation practices for safe and sturdy install
Wolf Home Products

9:10 am

Commercial Sectional Doors
Sponsored By Raynor Garage Doors
Presented By Zdenek Kalabza
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)

Types of sectional doors, applications, performance factors including thermal performance, building clearances, track mounting & types of tracks, special applications & options, appearance & aesthetics and commercial operators.

Learning Objectives:
  1. How ensuring proper clearances around the door and using the proper track ensure safe operation of the door.
  2. Learn what accessories are available to design into the door to meet the users needs, including safety and security.
  3. How thermal air infiltration and insulation affects energy efficiency.
  4. Select the correct door for the application to meet the needs of the end user from residential/commercial, to commercial, industrial, or specialty applications.
Raynor Garage Doors

10:20 am

The Demand for Privacy in The Modern Restroom
Sponsored By Scranton Products
Presented By Mike Burke
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

11:30 am

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

12:30 pm

1:00 pm

Commercial Restroom Design to Promote Safety, Sustainability and Savings
Sponsored By Excel Dryer, Inc.
Presented By Michael Savitt
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
1 GBCI General Hour
1 IDCEC HSW CEU(s)

This course is designed to help you consider what it takes to design restrooms that are sustainable and safe, without breaking the bank.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Articulate the role that commercial restrooms play in supporting occupant health and well-being
  2. Identify key safety considerations within commercial restrooms, to protect building occupants
  3. Describe sustainability considerations within commercial restrooms, including those that promote occupant well-being
  4. Recognize opportunities for cost savings when designing commercial restrooms

2:10 pm

The Design Advantages of Composite Roofing Solutions
Sponsored By DaVinci Roofscapes
Presented By Eric Salvesen
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

3:20 pm

Firestopping Key Points
Presented By Michael Crall
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
1 ICC CEU

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.

4:30 pm

Gate Operators: UL 325 and ASTM F2200 Standards Safety Review
Sponsored By Chamberlain Group
Presented By Brian Valdez
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
1 GBCI General Hour

Define the UL 325 and ASTM F2200 Standards and their importance, list the different types of gates available and the types of gate operators that are used to maneuver them.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify the types of gate operators that are used to maneuver the various gates that are available
  2. Explain how to identify entrapment zone's, and how to place entrapment protection devices to meet the standards, as well as explain the difference between monitored and non-monitored entrapment protection devices
  3. Define the requirements of the UL 325 and ASTM F2200 standards as they apply to gate and gate operator installations
  4. Define the type's of gates that are available in today's market place
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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

Illinois CE Requirements

Illinois Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation
(217) 785-0820
Renewal Cycle: 
Biennial (even years)
Total Hours Required: 
24
Detailed Hours Required: 
16 HSW
Renewal Deadline: 
November 30th, even years