Houston, TX - Thursday October 26, 2023

Houston, TX

Event Date
Thursday October 26, 2023

7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Available Credits

Up to 8 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
Up to 4 GBCI General Hour
Up to 1 ADA Accessibility / Barrier-Free Req.
Maggiano's Little Italy
2019 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX 77056
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Registration Price

$100.00

Terms
Early Bird Discount! $30.00 off if purchased before Oct 26, 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, October 26, 2023

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

Commercial Sectional Doors
Sponsored By Raynor Garage Doors
Presented By Zdenek Kalabza
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)

Types of sectional doors, applications, performance factors including thermal performance, building clearances, track mounting & types of tracks, special applications & options, appearance & aesthetics and commercial operators.

Learning Objectives:
  1. How ensuring proper clearances around the door and using the proper track ensure safe operation of the door.
  2. Learn what accessories are available to design into the door to meet the users needs, including safety and security.
  3. How thermal air infiltration and insulation affects energy efficiency.
  4. Select the correct door for the application to meet the needs of the end user from residential/commercial, to commercial, industrial, or specialty applications.
Raynor Garage Doors

10:20 am

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

11:30 am

Lead Lowdown: Exploring the Dangers of Lead
Presented By Alyssa Romero
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
1 ASPE CE Hour

The prevalence of lead in drinking water isn’t an isolated issue.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Definition of lead.
  2. A look at lead: How it is used. What makes it dangerous. Who is at risk. Lead in schools.
  3. Learn how lead gets into water and about state legislations. Where does it come from? What can we do?
  4. Explore options on what we can do. Water testing. Filtration systems.
Zurn Industries, LLC.

12:30 pm

1:00 pm

Stunning Design Within Your Grasp
Sponsored By Livers Bronze
Presented By Lee Kirby
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)

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.
  2. Explain the importance of selecting the proper manufacturer for decorative railing specification.
  3. Discuss the value of selecting a single-source provider.
  4. Review the significance of designing the proper mounting conditions to support railings.
Livers Bronze

2:10 pm

Protecting People and Property: Fortifying Building Safety with Ballistic, Blast, Storm Impact & Forced Entry Solutions
Presented By Randy Box
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

3:20 pm

Enduring Beauty: High Performing Polymer Cladding Systems
Presented By Nat Whitehurst
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)

This course encourages participants to think outside the box and consider using polymer cladding as a material to create aesthetic, enduring, and moisture-resistant rainscreens that will better protect buildings and its occupants. We will discuss other more commonly used products and the issues faced with each.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Compare and contrast PVC as a cladding material that may be used in creative solutions
  2. Discuss the product’s credibility, longevity, functionality, enhanced aesthetics, and design flexibility of polymer cladding solutions to better protect the building and its occupants
  3. Address the life cycle advantages and the sustainable features of high performing polymer cladding solutions that contributes to the health, safety, and welfare of people
  4. Examine installation tips and analyze appropriate applications of polymer cladding to benefit both the environment and people

4:30 pm

Total Design and ADA in Restrooms - 2023
Sponsored By TOTO USA, Inc.
Presented By Gary Cox
1 ADA Accessibility / Barrier-Free Req.
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
1 IDCEC HSW CEU(s)

On average, people use the restroom six times per day. Restrooms in a building largely reflect the design decisions you make.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify how the restrooms in your buildings really impact occupants and your legacy as a designer
  2. Review 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design for restrooms and their implementation
  3. Distinguish between minimal accessible design and universal design
  4. Define the characteristics of TOTAL design as they apply to the restroom setting
  5. Discuss the WELL certification program and how to meet criteria for WELL credits for healthier restrooms
TOTO
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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)