Plano, TX - Tuesday November 7, 2023

Plano, TX

Event Date
Tuesday November 7, 2023

7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Available Credits

Up to 8 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
Up to 3 GBCI General Hour
Up to 1 ADA Accessibility / Barrier-Free Req.
Up to 1 IDCEC HSW CEU(s)
Up to 1 RCEP PDH(s) for Engineers
Up to 1 ICC CEU
Maggiano's Little Italy
6001 West Park Blvd
Plano, TX 75093
no registration link
Registration Price

$100.00

Terms
Early Bird Discount! $30.00 off if purchased before Nov 1, 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

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

7:30 am

8:00 am

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

9:10 am

Style You Can Hold Onto: 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

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.

11:30 am

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

12:30 pm

1:00 pm

Firestopping Key Points
Presented By Terry Martin
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
1 ICC CEU

In this one-hour seminar, the basics of life safety and code compliant design for firestopping installation are covered. Additionally, this course covers major issues in design such as the coordination of different trades responsible for firestopping.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Define the main type of firestop systems
  2. Describe the UL System approach to managing firestop compliance
  3. Recognize the basics of life safety design, such as when, where and why to firestop
  4. Identify codes and standards and discover the steps necessary to design compliant firestop solutions
  5. Identify firestop systems by trade
Specified Technologies Inc.

2:10 pm

Designing for Sound Control: Effective, GREEN, Principles and Practices
Sponsored By Homasote
Presented By Paul Volkoff
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
1 GBCI General Hour

In this one-hour course, design professionals will gain practical knowledge of effective principles of sound control to specify optimal sound control strategies in the design of wall and floor/ceiling assemblies that best fit each project’s needs.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Discuss the qualifications and benefits of wall and floor assemblies when designed for sound attenuation
  2. Review the principles of sound management as it pertains to specific types of assemblies
  3. Describe sound control strategies that are particular to common wall and floor/ceiling assemblies
  4. Examine sound control design methods for walls and floors using sustainable, mold-resistant cellulosic fiberboards made from recycled materials

3:20 pm

High-Performance Fire-Rated Joint Assemblies
Sponsored By CEMCO
Presented By David Mistler
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)

In this one-hour course, design professionals will gain knowledge of head-of-wall, bottom-of-wall and wall-to-wall assemblies, as well as the respective UL standards for approval, It will discuss different joint treatment types and the components involved with each application.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify a variety of wall-to-wall, bottom-of-wall, and head-of-wall joints, including their UL assemblies and ratings
  2. Evaluate different joint treatment types for their advantages and disadvantages, particularly in regard to their durability, cost, and safety
  3. Discuss International Building Code that relates to fire resistant joint systems and firestopping that protects occupants in the event of a fire
  4. Apply knowledge of IBC standards to specify, install, and operate fire resistance joints to ensure occupant safety
CEMCO

4:30 pm

Accessible Seating (Dining)
Presented By Kathy Villarreal
1 ADA Accessibility / Barrier-Free Req.
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)

The Accessible Seating (Dining) course will discuss various types of seating while dining or consuming a beverage. We will cover knee and toe clearances required at counters and tables. The presentation will also discuss maneuvering clearances required for seating. Open discussion will conclude our presentation.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Discuss ADA Standards 226 and 902 Dining Surfaces and Work Surfaces
  2. Identify various types of Accessible Seating and where to properly place them in your building projec
  3. Examine compliant designs related to Counters, Bars & the TDLR Technical Memorandum TM 2013-14
  4. Analyze ADA Standards 306 Knee & Toe Clearance and 305.7 Maneuvering Clearance and Alcoves to gain a better understanding of a successfully compliant design
  5. Recognize the importance of Communal Tables as well as Specialty Tables to be in compliance with Accessibility standards
Ron Blank & Associates Inc.
no registration link
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)