Salt Lake City, UT - Thursday September 21, 2023

Salt Lake City, UT

Event Date
Thursday September 21, 2023

7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Available Credits

Up to 8 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
Up to 1 IDCEC HSW CEU(s)
Up to 1 ASPE CE Hour
Associated General Contractors of Utah
2229 S 1070 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84119
no registration link
Registration Price


Early Bird Discount! $30.00 off if purchased before Sep 7, 2023


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, September 21, 2023

7:30 am

8:00 am

Terrazzo in Healthcare
Presented By Gary French
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)

The purpose of this presentation is to provide general information which will be helpful in specifying terrazzo in a hospital or healthcare setting. The participants will gain an understanding of the various terrazzo systems and how terrazzo can be utilized in a variety of design applications.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Explain what terrazzo is, its rich history, and why it should be specified in hospitals and healthcare settings. It will show how terrazzo is essential in operating rooms. It will give the definition, and list components. Endless color options and various aggregates will be discussed.
  2. Explore the green elements and sustainability of terrazzo. The original recycled flooring, terrazzo has proven to last over 100 years in buildings and survive hurricanes and flooding events.
  3. Explain the types of systems available in terrazzo. The differences in cement systems and epoxy will be explained. The installation of each system will be shown and discussed. Surface preparation, moisture testing, grouting and grinding will be addressed.
  4. Address poured in place stairs, curbs, non-slip strips, crack repair, flexural test, crack membrane, and divider strips.
The National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association, Inc.

9:10 am

When the Walls Close In
Sponsored By Noble Company
Presented By Dean Moilanen
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)

It is undeniable that the options for wet area wall surfaces are growing, literally. Whether choosing large-unit porcelain tile, one-piece ceramic wall surfaces, or other solid surfaces in shower applications, the fact remains, the fundamentals of wet-area waterproofing must still be followed.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Examine the history of large-format finished surfaces in wet areas/showers.
  2. Review the nature of vapor migration in wet areas and the role waterproofing membranes play in vapor containment, as well as best practices.
  3. Highlight misinformation, misperceptions, and ineffective installation practices which are fueling the increase in shortened life cycles of shower enclosures.
  4. Project Planning & Design
  5. Building Systems, Materials, & Assemblies
Noble Company

10:20 am

Prefabricated Ornamental Railing Systems
Sponsored By AGS Stainless, Inc
Presented By Milena Vega
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)

This course will discuss the overall advantages of choosing a custom-fabricated railing system built off-site compared to off-the-shelf products or locally fabricated railings.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Explain the advantages of a prefabricated custom railing system in addition to the advantages of an all stainless steel railing system.
  2. Compare and contrast the railing system materials used for posts, top rails, and infill.
  3. Describe common challenges with locally fabricated metal rail systems.
  4. Evaluate how stainless steel railing systems meet health, safety, and welfare requirements.
AGS Stainless, Inc

11:30 am

Look Smart! Smart Connected Plumbing Fixtures for Commercial Restrooms
Presented By Gretchen Hymer
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)
1 ASPE CE Hour

How smart is your commercial restroom? Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss plumbing fixtures and features in smart connected restrooms.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Discuss how handwashing systems streamline the restroom ecosystem, improving effectiveness and reliability.
  2. Explain the health benefits of utilizing touchless sensor faucets and soap dispensers in commercial restrooms
  3. Compare material options and features of sensor flush valves for durability, sustainability, and performance
  4. Illustrate how to specify IoT connected plumbing fixtures and other features to create a smart commercial restroom
Zurn Industries, LLC.

12:30 pm

1:00 pm

Rooftop Snow Retention Solving the Mystery with the Facts
Sponsored By TRA Snow & Sun
Presented By Mindy Dahlquist
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)

This course provides a review of the problems, safety issues, and solutions associated with snow and ice moving on roofs, particularly in heavy snow accumulation areas. It also provides in-depth training on the proper engineering and installation of snow retention systems.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Realize that codes and standards relating to snow retention systems are nonexistent.
  2. Recognize common hazards and damages caused when heavy snow moves on a roof.
  3. Compare and contrast everyday snow retention solutions and design practices.
  4. Identify and understand modern snow retention systems that can effectively and safely retain snow.
  5. List factors that need to be considered while engineering snow retention devices and layouts.
  6. Explain practices that can be used to eliminate ice dams.
TRA Snow & Sun

2:10 pm

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

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

4:30 pm

Polished Concrete - Soup to Nuts
Presented By Vernon Talbot
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour(s)

This course will provide an understanding of the benefits and limitations of chemically densified and mechanically refined polished concrete. You will learn how to recognize how specifications influence the final outcome. We will conclude by discussing environments and industries conducive to densified and polished concrete.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Recognize how specifications influence the outcome of polished concrete and learn to specify properly; evaluate environments and industries conducive to polished concrete from new floors to rehab projects.
  2. Discuss joint filling, crack filling, patching, and coloring options.
  3. Discuss concrete and how its finish influences the outcome of polished concrete; identify the benefits and limitations of polished concrete.
  4. Identify sustainable attributes of polished concrete; how does polished concrete contribute to earning LEED certification.
Curecrete Distribution, 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

Utah CE Requirements

Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
(801) 530-6628
Renewal Cycle: 
Total Hours Required: 
24 Hours
Detailed Hours Required: 
24 HSW (min. 12 HSW per year)
Renewal Deadline: 
May 31, even years