8:30 AM | Berdoll Sawmill
Designing with Wood – Processing Trees into Timber (1 LU/HSW)

Sawmill owner and furniture maker, Brandon Berdoll, shows you step by step how a standing tree is harvested and converted into high quality interior and exterior wood products. You will gain valuable information by understanding the process and why each step is important to the quality of the final product.

With 20 years of knowledge, Brandon will share how to ensure your wood projects are a long term success.

9:40 AM | MillerKnoll
Leading Modernism: The Designers who Forwarded the Movement (1 LU)

In this course, participants will learn about modernism’s roots in the Bauhaus; the relationships of major midcentury designers, including Marcel Breuer, Harry Bertoia, Mies van der Rohe, Gilbert Rohde, Eliel and Eero Saarinen, Florence Knoll, Ray and Charles Eames, George Nelson, Alexander Girard; the influence these designers had on two companies at the center of modernism; and the role the companies and designers played in shaping America’s tastes in design.

10:50 AM | MergeWorks
Acoustic Planning for Interior Commercial Spaces (1 LU/HSW)

Identify the primary elements of sound and learn how to resolve acoustic issues experience in interior commercial spaces by increased knowledge of what sound is, how it effects productivity and how to effectively create solutions. Source material includes various publications generally available through membership or research from the Commercial Audio-Video and Furniture industries as well as published construction Standards for Departments of Defense facilities. Source material also includes over 40 years of industry experience by the author in the contract furniture and commercial Audio Video industries.

12:00 PM | Calvetti Ferguson — LUNCH PROVIDED
Tax Incentives from the Inflation Reduction Act (1 LU)

This course will provide design professionals an overview of two tax incentives that were recently enhanced by the Inflation Reduction Act. Participants will learn about the Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Deduction (Section 179D) and the Investment Tax Credit (Section 48). During this course, we will explore the qualification requirements, examine recent changes in legislation, understand how energy-saving practices impact tax incentives, and how best to discuss these incentives with clients. In addition, participants will learn the steps for completing a tax incentive study as well as the qualifications needed from a tax incentive consultant.

1:10 PM | Velux
The Future of Healthy Homes (1 LU/HSW)

A comprehensive, educational program to communicate how daylight and fresh air transmitted through skylights can contribute to an ideal indoor climate while accentuating modern design aesthetics. This program demonstrates that emerging daylighting technologies, supported by top design trend research, emphasize energy efficiency in residential spaces to create healthier, more comfortable living conditions.

2:20 PM | IMEG
Structural Sustainability: Understanding & Reducing Embodied Carbon (1 LU/HSW)

With the built environment responsible for 40 percent of global greenhouse gases, building decarbonization is being prioritized by owners, architects, and engineers around the world. This presentation will provide a basic overview of embodied carbon, approaches to reducing it, and consideration of system selection and typical design. The presenter also will discuss Whole Building Life Cycle Analysis, which enables clients to understand and compare the potential embodied carbon of various structural design options.

3:30 PM | Accessibility Unlimited
Understanding the difference between the ADA and TDLR/TAS (1 LU/HSW + ADA)

Presentation will cover Americans with Disabilities (ADA) law and TDLR/TAS requirements and highlight significant difference in the two laws – one being a national civil rights law and Texas’ law which is a construction law. The presenter will also cover best practices for complying with TDLR/TAS rules and requirements.


8:30 AM | Inpro
ADA Signage Mastering the Compliance Basics (1 LU/HSW + ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) turned 30 years old in 2020. Originally passed in 1990, the major revision to the Standards for Accessible Design (SAD) in 2010 gave the law more teeth – compliance is now required and enforceable on the federal level. Since the ADA views visual impairments as a disability covered under the Act, there are specific guidelines pertaining to signage products. The two categories covered under interior signage are Wall Mounted, Ceiling Mounted or Projected. Within the Wall Mounted category, Identification of permanent room signs, Directional signs, and Informational signs are covered. Within the Ceiling or Projected Mounted category, Directional and Information signs are covered.

9:40 AM | Inpro
Expansion Joint Critical Knowledge (1 LU/HSW)

Buildings have to resist a range of forces acting on them. From hot summer days to cold winter nights. Winds pushing and pulling on the exteriors. Tremors and earthquakes can plague buildings. Water tries to wick its way into every crevasse possible. Facility maintenance teams drive equipment across floors and down corridors. This course addresses some of the basic knowledge needed to understand the role expansion joint system play within your projects. The systems combine form and function, so we will discuss guidelines for evaluating the most appropriate solution in these system types. We will also cover what happens when fire ratings come into play, review the most common field problems you may encounter, and will talk about how to reduce liability through improved oversight in expansion joint installations.

10:50 AM | PPG
Coating Vertical Concrete (1 LU/HSW)

This course will give the attendee an understanding of the things to consider- environment, surface preparation and choice of coatings systems when coating vertical concrete.

12:00 PM | Hossley Lighting — LUNCH PROVIDED
How Energy Codes Affect Plug Load and Lighting Controls (1 LU/HSW)

Energy codes at the federal, state, and local levels increasingly focus on reducing energy consumption, saving consumers money, and reducing CO2 emissions. Whether new or recently updated, energy codes play an essential role in the buildings we design, build, and ultimately live, work, and play in. This course examines the lighting requirements and provisions of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2019 and the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code®, with a focus on plug and lighting control strategies for energy efficiency.

1:10 PM | Pella Windows
Fiberglass Fenestration in Commercial Building (1 LU/HSW)

Whether designing commercial or institutional building types, architects carefully consider the qualities and long-term advantages of fenestration materials. Windows and doors provide essential protection and architectural character to a building, and must also respond to owner-driven requirements like aesthetics, cost, performance, maintenance, and life cycle. Fiberglass composite is suitable for windows and doors in any climate or building type. More durable than aluminum or vinyl, with the thermal efficiency of wood, fiberglass composite windows are an economically competitive alternative to aluminum and vinyl windows. The multiple advantages and benefits of fiberglass composite make it a versatile fenestration choice because of its strength, durability, low maintenance, energy efficiency, and sustainable qualities, as well as its resistance to corrosion, dents, and scratches.

2:20 PM | Johnson Architectural Systems
Fire and Smoke Rated Curtains, First Responder (1 LU/HSW)

This seminar is structured to acquaint the design team with basic building code requirements that drive the use of flexible fabric fire and smoke rated wide span opening protectives.

3:30 PM | Indeco
Let’s Talk Shop! What Retail Design Can Tell Us About Creating Engaging Media Centers(1 LU)

Designing libraries and media centers based on retail design principles involves creating a space that is attractive, functional, and user-friendly. The goal is to make the space welcoming and engaging environment that encourages users to explore and interact with the resources available. Overall, designing libraries and media centers based on retail design principles can help create an environment that is both functional and inviting, and that encourages users to explore and engage with the resources available.