Houston, TX - Thursday April 18, 2024

Houston, TX

Event Date
Thursday April 18, 2024

7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Available Credits

Up to 3 GBCI General Hour
Up to 8 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
Decorative Center of Houston
5120 Woodway Dr.
Houston, TX 77056
Registration Price

$100.00

Terms
Early Bird Discount! $30.00 off if purchased before Apr 4, 2024

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Event Agenda

Thursday, April 18, 2024

7:30 am

8:00 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

9:10 am

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

Overview of Fire-Rated Coiling Door Systems, Types of Automatic-Closing Devices and Detection Equipment, Codes, Standards and Labeling, as well as Fire Door Systems and Applications.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand different types of fire rated doors and their proper application
  2. Understand the key components of fire rated doors and their role in the functionality and safety of the system
  3. Determine which type of door to use based on the application needs
  4. Select the proper release devices depending on fire system of the building
  5. Select the proper method of operation based on the size and type of door used
Raynor Garage Doors

10:20 am

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

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.

2:10 pm

Maintaining Temperature & Humidity in Critical Zones
Presented By Gray Hanson
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
1 GBCI General Hour
1 RCEP PDH(s) for Engineers

The battle to maintain temperature and humidity within critical zones has given HVAC engineers headaches for years—but not anymore!

Learning Objectives:
  1. Recall the three main zone variables—temperature, humidity, and particulates—and discuss their impact on a building’s indoor air quality and occupant health
  2. Explain how implementing a reheat design improves upon the standard heating and cooling scenario to provide optimal humidity levels for occupant health
  3. Define neutral air and discuss its role in providing ideal zone conditions with optimal temperature and humidity levels
  4. Illustrate how to incorporate emerging technologies into new and existing projects to control temperature and humidity
  5. Discuss the goals of the LEED v4.1 Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ) category and EQ Thermal Comfort credit and how they improve occupant comfort
Rheem Commercial HVAC

3:20 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.

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)