San Antonio, TX - Thursday May 23, 2024

San Antonio, TX

Event Date
Thursday May 23, 2024

7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Available Credits

Up to 8 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
Up to 2 GBCI General Hour
Up to 2 IDCEC HSW CEU(s)
Drury Inn & Suites San Antonio Near La Cantera Pkwy
15806 I-10
San Antonio, TX 78249
Registration Price

$100.00

Terms
Early Bird Discount! $30.00 off if purchased before May 9, 2024

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Event Agenda

Thursday, May 23, 2024

7:30 am

8:00 am

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.

9:10 am

The Benefits of 100% Offsite Fabricated Stainless Steel Railing Systems
Sponsored By AGS Stainless, Inc
Presented By Milena Vega
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)

In this era of recyclability and building more sustainably, how can architects, engineers, and designers help their builders and general contractors succeed in this matter?

Learning Objectives:
  1. Explain the differences and advantages of architectural railing products built onsite vs those fabricated 100% offsite.
  2. Recognizing the difference in quality between stainless steel railing systems.
  3. Evaluating how the principles of Offsite fabrication of architectural products can influence other product choices you make for your projects.
  4. Discover the Resilience of 100% Stainless Steel railing systems.
AGS Stainless, Inc

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.
Presented By Scott Kerman
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

Hit the Deck! Solution Paths to Successful Exterior Deck Installations
Sponsored By Noble Company
Presented By Dean Moilanen
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
1 IDCEC HSW CEU(s)

The use of ceramic tile & natural stone on exterior decks has become increasingly popular for both residential and commercial projects.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Examine the history of exterior deck installation techniques & challenges.
  2. Review the nature of exterior deck failures and the role legacy means & methods play in evolution of best practices.
  3. Highlight misinformation, misperceptions, and ineffective installation practices which are fueling the increase in shortened life cycles of exterior deck installations.
  4. The presentation culminates with supportive documentation and collaborative information from independent forensic and waterproofing consultants, strengthening the assertions and issues raised, and maps out a critical path of proactive specification language and installation techniques designed to minimize the incident of exterior deck failures, as well as promoting evolving best practices. By elevating materials, methods, and best practices, the risk of remediation associated with poorly installed exterior decks can be greatly reduced.
Noble Company

2:10 pm

Crafting Culinary Spaces: Exploring Kitchen Cabinet Construction, Finishes, and Uses
Sponsored By Wolf Home Products
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

3:20 pm

4:30 pm

Managing Condensation, Water Intrusion, and Energy in the Real World - 1
Sponsored By PROSOCO
Presented By Zak Wilske
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.

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)