Austin, TX - Tuesday May 21, 2024

Austin, TX

Event Date
Tuesday May 21, 2024

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 IDCEC HSW CEU(s)
Cosentino Center Austin
1340 Airport Commerce Dr.
Austin, TX 78741
Registration Price

$100.00

Terms
Early Bird Discount! $30.00 off if purchased before May 7, 2024

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Event Agenda

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

7:30 am

8:00 am

High-Performance Fire-Rated Joint Assemblies
Sponsored By CEMCO
Presented By Don Pilz
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)

In this one-hour course, design professionals will gain knowledge of head-of-wall, bottom-of-wall and wall-to-wall assemblies, as well as the respective UL standards for approval, It will discuss different joint treatment types and the components involved with each application.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify a variety of wall-to-wall, bottom-of-wall, and head-of-wall joints, including their UL assemblies and ratings
  2. Evaluate different joint treatment types for their advantages and disadvantages, particularly in regard to their durability, cost, and safety
  3. Discuss International Building Code that relates to fire resistant joint systems and firestopping that protects occupants in the event of a fire
  4. Apply knowledge of IBC standards to specify, install, and operate fire resistance joints to ensure occupant safety
CEMCO

9:10 am

Crafting Culinary Spaces: Exploring Kitchen Cabinet Construction, Finishes, and Uses
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. Understand the categories that go in to making up the domestic kitchen cabinet market. Knock down cabinets flat stacked and shipped from overseas and how they are competing against domestic cabinet makers with higher labor costs against countries with no labor laws.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Define and compare framed and frameless cabinets, as well as factory built versus assembled cabinets. These differences play a significant role in how they are installed as well as the sturdiness and safety of hanging heavier weights/cabinet materials.
  5. Discuss available and new hardware options as well as best installation practices for safe and sturdy install.
Wolf Home Products

10:20 am

Resisting Attack: Building Ballistic and Blast & Forced Entry Protection
Sponsored By Armortex
Presented By Rick Snelling
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)

In this one-hour course, design professionals will learn about blast and ballistic resistant technology developed to provide comprehensive life, asset and building protection.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Evaluate the variety of innovative resistance technologies that are used to protect occupants and assets from threats including blast and ballistic assault
  2. Explore the standards organizations that create the criteria and testing for resistance technologies to determine the successfulness of these products protecting life and securing a building in the event of blast or ballistic attack
  3. Analyze panels, windows, doors & related physical security products engineered to provide durability and safety against threats to life, buildings and assets
  4. Apply knowledge of anti-ballistic technology through case studies that highlight products that protect and provide comprehensive security

11:30 am

Designing Touchless Solutions For Proper Hand Hygiene In Commercial Restrooms (v2)
Sponsored By Excel Dryer, Inc.
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 hygienem and reduce the spread of infection.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify how to deign 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 restoom design can mitigte 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

Differentiated Performance and Long-Life Architectural Coatings
Sponsored By Arkema, Inc.
Presented By Ron Partridge
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)

Building owners have come to rely on weatherable coatings to provide long-term protection to their buildings. With an increased focus on sustainability, performance, and durability, PVDF resin-based coatings can help architects and painting contractors exceed their clients’ design goals.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe the ways PVDF resin-based coatings, both water based and solvent based, provide a consistent, pristine appearance while achieving durability goals over a variety of substrates as demonstrated in applicable case studies
  2. Discuss why some coatings fail and the important considerations when selecting a coating system for an application, including weathering performance, longevity, and application method
  3. Discuss the standards of performance for architectural coatings and recognize why PVDF coating technology outperforms other coating technologies
  4. Explain how water-based PVDF coatings, by their chemistry and performance, can help design professionals and building owners achieve their sustainability goals.
Arkema, Inc.

2:10 pm

Rolling Door Systems
Sponsored By Raynor Garage Doors
Presented By Zdenek Kalabza
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)

This course covers the different types of rolling commercial doors, their application, features, available options, and safety considerations.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand different types of coiling doors and their benefits in relations to Health, Welfare, and Safety
  2. Understand the key components of coiling doors and their role in the overall performance of the system
  3. Select the proper options that can farther enhanced the performance and usability of the system
  4. Select the proper method of operation based on the size and type of door used
Raynor Garage Doors

3:20 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

4:30 pm

The Benefits of 100% Offsite Fabricated Stainless Steel Railing Systems
Sponsored By AGS Stainless, Inc
Presented By Milena Vega
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)

In this era of recyclability and building more sustainably, how can architects, engineers, and designers help their builders and general contractors succeed in this matter?

Learning Objectives:
  1. Explain the differences and advantages of architectural railing products built onsite vs those fabricated 100% offsite.
  2. Recognizing the difference in quality between stainless steel railing systems.
  3. Evaluating how the principles of Offsite fabrication of architectural products can influence other product choices you make for your projects.
  4. Discover the Resilience of 100% Stainless Steel railing systems.
AGS Stainless, Inc
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

Texas CE Requirements

Texas Board of Architectural Examiners
(512) 305-9000
Renewal Cycle: 
Annual
Total Hours Required: 
12 Hours
Renewal Deadline: 
December 31st
12 HSW (1 hour SD or energy efficient design + 1 hour barrier-free design + min. 8 hours structured + max. 4 hours self-directed)