Houston, TX - Thursday November 21, 2024

Houston, TX

Event Date
Thursday November 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)
Up to 1 ADA Accessibility / Barrier-Free Req.
Maggiano's Little Italy
2019 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX 77056
Registration Price

$100.00

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

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Event Agenda

Thursday, November 21, 2024

7:30 am

8:00 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

9:10 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

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

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

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

2:10 pm

3:20 pm

Wood-Plastic Composite Cladding Sustainable Rainscreen Wall System
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)