Durham, NC - Tuesday October 10, 2023

Durham, NC

Event Date
Tuesday October 10, 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 CEU(s)
Up to 1 ASPE CE Hour
Maggiano's Little Italy
8030 Renaissance Parkway
Durham, NC 27713
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

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

7:30 am

8:00 am

Designing Safe and Durable Buildings with Architectural Standing Seam Metal Roofing
Sponsored By NB Handy
Presented By David Neubeiser
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

9:10 am

The Art of Water: Solving Water Delivery Challenges with Bottle Filling Stations
Presented By Brian Rukas
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)

In the pursuit of increasing sustainability efforts for a positive impact on the environment, more bottle filling stations are being put into building design specifications.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Overview of the bottled water industry and its environmental impact
  2. Develop an understanding of how drinking water solutions add to the “brand” of any building owner
  3. Review the next generation of water delivery
  4. Gain insight into specification considerations
Zurn Industries, LLC.

10:20 am

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

11:30 am

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

12:30 pm

1:00 pm

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

2:10 pm

Kitchen Cabinets
Sponsored By Wolf Home Products
Presented By Jason Foura
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

3:20 pm

Sustainable and Contemporary Commercial Restroom Materials
Sponsored By Scranton Products
Presented By Taylor Wilhelm
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
1 GBCI General Hour
1 IDCEC HSW CEU(s)

When designing a restroom or other space, professionals are often faced with the challenge of selecting materials that function, appeal to the senses, and contribute to green building initiatives.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of five material options available for restroom partitions to discover products that offer durability, sustainability, and safety features.
  2. Discuss the characteristics of HDPE and explain how it promotes a healthier environment for building occupants.
  3. Analyze why the life-cycle assessment and the life-cycle cost analysis are having an impact on product specification and how that is affecting green building certification programs.
  4. Explain ways that manufacturers can make conscientious choices that specifically benefit the environment and why those business practices should be considered when specifying products have the capacity to contribute to a healthier environment for people.

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

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