Charlotte, NC - Thursday October 12, 2023

Charlotte, NC

Event Date
Thursday October 12, 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 2 IDCEC HSW CEU(s)
Up to 1 ASPE CE Hour
Maggiano's Little Italy
4400 Sharon Rd
Charlotte, NC 28211
no registration link
Registration Price

$100.00

Terms
Early Bird Discount! $30.00 off if purchased before Sep 26, 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, October 12, 2023

7:30 am

8:00 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

9:10 am

Designing Safe and Durable Buildings with Architectural Standing Seam Metal Roofing
Sponsored By NB Handy
Presented By Rainy Ungemach
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)

Precision manufacturing and quality installation have revolutionized the commercial metal roofing industry by combining lasting beauty with low maintenance. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss architectural metals and current processing methods that promote efficiency when designing and installing roofs.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Discuss the evolution of architectural metals and current processing methods that are used to promote efficiency in design, safety, and installation
  2. Identify the environmental benefits of jobsite roof system fabrication and how it reduces packaging and product waste and increases weathertight warranties
  3. Describe testing and standards for architectural standing seam metal roof panel systems that ensure a roof will withstand standard loads, strong winds, and other issues relating to structural integrity and occupant safety
  4. Illustrate the many design options available when using architectural metals in a variety of markets and applications
NB Handy

10:20 am

Designing Functional Outdoor Living Space
Sponsored By Wolf Home Products
Presented By Jason Foura
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
1 GBCI General Hour

Overview of the outdoor living space and materials used in outdoor living design. Material selection, care and design, will be discussed, and common misconceptions will be addressed.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand the evolution of the outdoor living market. Discuss how new materials have longer sustainability on life cycle costs and how wood and older materials have continued to create maintenance issues and if not maintained can create safety issues with Code related materials on decking and railing.
  2. Address trends and materials used in outdoor living spaces. Trends are moving toward more Aluminum railing items. Some competitors don’t have IRC and IBC coded materials in the field.
  3. Apply standard design principles and how they relate to outdoor living spaces. Many of the design principles relate to safety because of life cycle maintenance as well as improper flashing and installation that lead to unsafe building practices.
  4. Identify and explain common misconceptions and safety issues in designing outdoor living spaces. Decking today has many options when it comes to installation and using the proper installation hardware. We review all code rulings for decking and railing.
  5. Explain proper use and care of outdoor living spaces and how to avoid them for extended performance. We review how some chemicals can harm the decking material and which products can be safely used to provide a non-toxic method to maintaining the life of your deck and rail material. Some products can react to PVC and cause issues to the capstop.
Wolf Home Products

11:30 am

Designing Touchless Solutions for Proper Hand Hygiene in Commercial Restrooms
Sponsored By Excel Dryer, Inc.
Presented By Curt Scott
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
1 GBCI General Hour
1 IDCEC HSW CEU(s)

This course will explore how commercial restroom design can reduce touchpoints, promote proper hand hygiene, and reduce the spread of infection.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify how to design a touchless, hygienic restroom environment that supports health and wellbeing
  2. Define proper hand hygiene techniques and the role it plays in commercial restroom design
  3. Detail how including hand dryers in your commercial restroom design can mitigate the spread of germs improving workplace health and safety
  4. Recognize key sustainability attributes of hand dryers, and the future evolution of commercial restroom design

12:30 pm

1:00 pm

Moisture Management and Exterior Cladding Performance
Sponsored By Wolf Home Products
Presented By Jason Foura
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
1 GBCI General Hour

An examination of the various categories of exterior siding and how they perform in a complete moisture management system.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Examine latest trends in exterior moisture management systems.
  2. Understand how the combination of PVC siding and a drainable weather resistant barrier provide a superior moisture management system.
  3. Compare and contrast different siding substrates and installation methods
  4. Explain the role exterior siding plays in a total moisture management solution.
Wolf Home Products

2:10 pm

Reusable Insulation Systems for Roofing & Waterproofing
Sponsored By Siplast
Presented By Peter Gross
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
1 IIBEC CEHs

The presentation takes an in-depth look at the composition of aggregate and cellular lightweight insulating concrete systems. The attendees will be presented with the unique performance and application characteristics of the system and will learn about an asphaltic pellet system and its application in conjunction with LWIC.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify how aggregate and cellular lightweight insulating concrete systems derive their lightweight properties.
  2. Learn about benefits and limitations of both aggregate and cellular lightweight insulating concrete systems systems.
  3. Learn what an asphaltic pellet attachment system is and how it is applied during the LWIC installation.
  4. Understand how design application impacts LWIC system selection.
Siplast

3:30 pm

Designing for Sound Control: Effective, GREEN, Principles and Practices
Sponsored By Homasote
Presented By Chuck McPherson
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
1 GBCI General Hour

In this one-hour course, design professionals will gain practical knowledge of effective principles of sound control to specify optimal sound control strategies in the design of wall and floor/ceiling assemblies that best fit each project’s needs.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Discuss the qualifications and benefits of wall and floor assemblies when designed for sound attenuation
  2. Review the principles of sound management as it pertains to specific types of assemblies
  3. Describe sound control strategies that are particular to common wall and floor/ceiling assemblies
  4. Examine sound control design methods for walls and floors using sustainable, mold-resistant cellulosic fiberboards made from recycled materials

4:30 pm

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.
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