Fort Worth, TX - Thursday June 22, 2023

Fort Worth, TX

Event Date
Thursday June 22, 2023

7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Available Credits

Up to 8 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
Up to 5 GBCI General Hour
Up to 1 ADA Accessibility / Barrier-Free Req.
Fort Worth Masonic Temple
1100 Henderson Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Registration Price

$100.00

Terms
Early Bird Discount! $30.00 off if purchased before Jun 8, 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, June 22, 2023

7:30 am

8:00 am

Breathing Freely: How HVAC Systems can Enhance Indoor Environmental and Air Quality
Presented By Kyle Troskot
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
1 RCEP PDH(s) for Engineers

Join us in this one-hour course as we explore the constantly evolving concepts of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ). These two terms have been around for years but have gained newfound importance due to the pandemic.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Examine Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) and evaluate the health and wellness benefits of designing projects that focus on IAQ & IEQ products, equipment and systems.
  2. Explore building codes, standards and wellness certifications and how a building can meet the criteria to get a health and wellness designation.
  3. Investigate the myriad of applications for IAQ and IEQ associated with HVAC systems that improve the wellbeing of building occupants and healthy building compliance.
  4. Illustrate how HVAC systems can help design professionals achieve healthy building standards that improve IAQ and IEQ by analyzing potential scenarios. In doing so we will highlight key ways HVAC systems contribute to health and wellness criteria.
Rheem Commercial HVAC

9:10 am

Style You Can Hold on To: Architectural Railing Systems
Sponsored By Livers Bronze
Presented By Lee Kirby
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
1 GBCI General Hour

Handrails and guardrails are a safety feature that we easily take for granted as common fixture of environment where stairs and balconies are a feature, aiding us in our coming and going.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify the different metals and their respective metal finishes to ensure the sustainability and durability of your project
  2. Explain the importance of selecting the proper manufacturer for decorative railing specification to ensure the safety of both installers and occupants
  3. Discuss the value of selecting a single-source provider
  4. Review the significance of designing the proper mounting conditions to support railings to meet codes and standards
Livers Bronze

10:20 am

Upward-Acting Commercial Sectional Door Systems
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)

Understand the different types of Commercial Sectional Doors and the applications where they fit best.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Evaluate key criteria for selecting and specifying sectional doors for various chimerical applications
  2. Understanding options for the operation of Commercial Sectional Doors that can enhance the longevity of products and improve safety.
  3. Understand the different types of commercial sectional doors and the applications where they best fit.
  4. Understand how certain performance criteria for commercial sectional doors contribute to the efficiency of the building and the health and welfare of building occupants
Overhead Door Corporation

11:30 am

A Clean Slate: Hygienic Public Restroom Design with WELL v.2
Sponsored By World Dryer
Presented By Alyssa Romero
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
1 GBCI General Hour

Now more than ever, public restrooms must be clean and comfortable for all users. However, exactly what that looks like has been up for debate. Join us in this one-hour course as we make the case for multi-stall public restrooms that address users’ concerns of privacy and hygiene through partitions, fixtures, hand dryers, and beyond.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify emerging trends in public restroom design and how multi-stall restrooms address users’ concerns of privacy and hygiene
  2. Evaluate partition materials and types to ensure public restroom stalls are designed to be safe, sustainable, and accessible for all users
  3. Illustrate how touchless restroom fixtures promote sanitation and water efficiency
  4. Demonstrate how warm air hand dryers equipped with HEPA filters can encourage proper hand hygiene and sustainability
World Dryer

12:30 pm

1:00 pm

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

2:10 pm

3:20 pm

4:30 pm

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)