Austin, TX - Tuesday November 19, 2024

Austin, TX

Event Date
Tuesday November 19, 2024

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 IDCEC HSW CEU(s)
Up to 1 ADA Accessibility / Barrier-Free Req.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin Northwest Arboretum
8901 Business Park Dr.
Austin, TX 78759
Registration Price

$100.00

Terms
Early Bird Discount! $30.00 off if purchased before Nov 5, 2024

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Event Agenda

Tuesday, November 19, 2024

7:30 am

8:00 am

Crafting Culinary Spaces: Exploring Kitchen Cabinet Construction, Finishes, and Uses
Sponsored By Wolf Home Products
Presented By Brian Barron
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

9:10 am

Managing Condensation, Water Intrusion, and Energy in the Real World - 1
Sponsored By PROSOCO
Presented By Alley Mathson
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
1 GBCI General Hour

Window opening air and water leakage has been a difficult problem for the construction industry. This course evaluates building failures, conventional construction approaches, and new developments in waterproofing techniques to show a path forward for designers seeking higher-performing wall assemblies.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Explain why job-site conditions should be used as systems engineering requirements in construction product development.
  2. Compare and contrast the similarities and differences between silicone, urethane, and STP sealants.
  3. Describe the multi-step weatherproofing process of conventional window installation and how such installations fare in real-world testing conditions.
  4. Explain new window weatherproofing techniques using liquid flashing membranes.
  5. Instruct others on construction defect remediation using STP technology through case-study examples.

10:20 am

Understanding Thermoplastics - Why TPO and PVC are Winning on the Rooftop
Presented By Chad Angerstein
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)

This program discusses the most widely used commercial roofing membrane, TPO, along with another thermoplastic membrane, PVC. Similarities and differences in the production, installation, and performance of the materials will be explored.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Gain an understanding of the overall commercial roofing market and how thermoplastic systems have become dominant
  2. Review the types and advantages of single ply thermoplastic roofing systems
  3. Select the appropriate system to meet a building owner’s needs
  4. Understand the importance of single source roofing systems, support, and roof warranty coverage
Holcim Building Envelope Division

11:30 am

Commercial Restroom Design to Promote Safety, Sustainability and Savings
Sponsored By Excel Dryer, Inc.
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

12:30 pm

1:00 pm

Hit the Deck! Solution Paths to Successful Exterior Deck Installations
Sponsored By Noble Company
Presented By Dean Moilanen
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
1 IDCEC HSW CEU(s)

The use of ceramic tile & natural stone on exterior decks has become increasingly popular for both residential and commercial projects.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Examine the history of exterior deck installation techniques & challenges.
  2. Review the nature of exterior deck failures and the role legacy means & methods play in evolution of best practices.
  3. Highlight misinformation, misperceptions, and ineffective installation practices which are fueling the increase in shortened life cycles of exterior deck installations.
  4. The presentation culminates with supportive documentation and collaborative information from independent forensic and waterproofing consultants, strengthening the assertions and issues raised, and maps out a critical path of proactive specification language and installation techniques designed to minimize the incident of exterior deck failures, as well as promoting evolving best practices. By elevating materials, methods, and best practices, the risk of remediation associated with poorly installed exterior decks can be greatly reduced.
Noble Company

2:10 pm

Lawns and Beyond
Sponsored By ForeverLawn
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)

The enhanced need for water conservation and a decrease of harmful runoff resulting from lawn maintenance has pushed the demand for environmentally friendly alternatives for landscaping and recreational areas.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Recall the benefits of synthetic grass
  2. List the applications of synthetic grass
  3. Describe the construction of a standard synthetic grass system
  4. State the installation considerations to facilitate a long service life
ForeverLawn

3:20 pm

Wood-Plastic Composite Cladding Sustainable Rainscreen Wall System
Presented By Brandon Greer
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)

Rain is one of the most important things to control in wall construction for both a building’s structural integrity and the occupants’ health. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss the aesthetic, performance, and sustainable attributes of wood-plastic composites (WPCs) for use in rainscreen applications.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify potential moisture management issues that can cause harm to both a building’s aesthetic and structural integrity as well as occupants’ health and safety.
  2. List four basic components of rainscreen wall systems that help minimize rainwater passage into the wall and effectively dissipates any water remaining back to the exterior.
  3. Compare and contrast the suitability of various cladding materials to serve in rainscreen systems, particularly their durability, sustainability, and safety.
  4. Evaluate wood-plastic composite (WPC) cladding options for use in rainscreen applications, including recyclability, strength, and life-cycle cost attributes.
Fiberon Composite Cladding

4:30 pm

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)