Monday, November 30th

11:00 AM | Vector Concepts
Spray-Lock Concrete Protection : Colloidal Silica Concrete Waterproofing (1 LU/HSW)

1. Introduces the characteristics of colloidal silica concrete treatments
2. Reviews the environmental and health issues regarding concrete waterproofing
3. Introduces a new concrete protection technology, SCP
4. Defines substrates ready for application
5. Meets credit requirements for USGBC LEED and other green rating organizations

12:30 PM | Pinkgemini
Material Spotlight: Glass (1 LU/HSW + ADA)

As healthcare becomes increasingly complex and providing cost-effective, quality patient care becomes increasingly important, healthcare environments are challenged to consider alternatives to current design standards. These design opportunities underscore the importance of material choice in the healthcare environment, and how materials impact acoustics, safety, durability, and aesthetics, to name a few considerations. We use glass as a case study to explore how this building material can serve as a design solution to address four key areas in the care environment: (1) infection control, (2) dignity and privacy, (3) safety and visibility, and (4) beauty and satisfaction.

2:00 PM | Accessibility Unlimited
Understanding the Difference Between 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

3:30 PM | True North Consulting
Technology and Security Infrastructure Updates (1 LU/HSW)

Technology, including security systems, changes on an almost daily basis. In this course, True North Consulting Group will discuss new standards, terminology, and advances in infrastructure systems, including structured cabling, network electronics, wireless networking, battery backup systems, unified communications, cameras, access control, intrusion systems, security analytics, and others. The course will end with a open-ended question and answer session allowing participants to ask top-of-mind questions related to technology and security infrastructure.

Tues, 12/1 - Wed, 12/2

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11:30 AM | Dec 1st
Preserving Modern (1 LU/HSW)

Discover the World Monuments Fund Organization: explore the challenges faced by Modern architecture today, and how designers and advocates are responding to those challenges. It is incumbent on us to identify the problems at the heart of the conservation challenge and address long-term sustainability. WMF also provides tools to ensure stewardship and economic opportunities exists at the local level. Through case studies, we’ll reveal the many ways the design community is working to sustain the legacy of Modern architecture—one endangered building at a time.

2:00 PM | Dec 1st
Sound Masking(1 LU/HSW)

The modern office is a dynamic space, and numerous studies show that productive workers need both a mix of privacy and teamwork to accomplish their organizational goals. In this course, we’ll discuss the basics of Speech Privacy, how it’s achieved, and how using sound masking and acoustic panels can help you design a workspace that meets your client’s needs!

11:30 AM | Dec 2nd
Critical Factors When Considering Demountable Walls (1 LU/HSW)

•Understanding the Principles and Impact for Demountable Glass Wall Systems
•Gaining an Appreciation for Design Considerations Using Demountable Glass Wall Systems
•Learning About Specification Product Types & Industry Recommendations
•Recognizing the Associated Tax Depreciation Benefits Associated 
with Demountable Wall Systems

2:00 PM | Dec 2nd
Healthy Materials (1 LU/HSW)

We spend almost all of our time in the built environment, surrounded by manufactured products, so it’s not surprising that the chemical ingredients used to make these products impact our health and the health of our environment. Materials release chemicals so understanding how these chemicals come into contact with and interact with our bodies is an important part of making informed design decisions and we will speak to the importance of transparency in selecting healthier building products.

Thur, 12/3 - Fri, 12/4

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11:00 AM | Dec 3rd
Energy Performance with Modern Glazing (1 LU/HSW)

Learn about various aspects of energy efficient glazing. Emphasis is placed on the insulating effects, solar heat gain, visible transmittance, condensation resistance, and fading coefficients. Important health issues include the resistance to condensation which can lead to virus and bacteria. Safety issues include the use of tempered and laminated glass in hazardous areas. Visible light transmittance includes the clarity and natural light that effects the wellbeing of the building occupants.

12:30 PM | Dec 3rd
High Performance Glazing Systems  (1 LU/HSW)

This course will examine three types of curtain wall systems and will identity these systems by functionality or cross section. We will also discuss the common culprits and consequences of air and water infiltration and different ways to avoid these issues. The course will conclude on a discussion around structural performance and designing for dead loads, live loads, snow and seismic loads.

11:00 AM | Dec 4th
Sustainable Forestry Initiative (1 LU/HSW)

Discussion on the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) program detailing history, membership, and qualification into the SFI standard and what it means to have that certification.

12:30 PM | Dec 4th
Seeds of Sustainability  (1 LU/HSW)

This seminar follows the life cycle of wood, wood fiber, and mass timber as sustainable design solutions for the built environment. A focus will be on continuous improvement considerations for project teams as well as addressing the positive impact of wood-based building materials for carbon sequestration, facility management, and the occupants’ health and wellbeing.

Mon, 12/7 - Tue, 12/8

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11:00 AM | Dec 7th
Mechanical Systems for Custom Residential (1 LU/HSW)

The course covers the design concepts available for heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems for residential projects. Participants will be exposed to several types of systems used in residential projects along with the associated benefits and
drawbacks with each system concept

12:30 PM | Dec 7th
HVAC Modifications for Dealing with Infectious Aerosols (1 LU/HSW)

This course will discuss how a building’s HVAC system and its controls, operations, modifications and maintenance play a critical role in reducing the spread of airborne illnesses in new and existing buildings.

11:00 AM |Dec 8th
HVAC Systems Selection (1 LU/HSW)

This course covers the concepts and processes needed to understand the HVAC system selection process. Participants will be shown the process and considerations that are taken into effect when selecting a HVAC System, the costs of that system and
the role that commissioning will play in this process.

12:30 PM | Dec 8th
Net Zero Energy Homes (1 LU/HSW)

The course covers the concepts, processes and systems involved with building a net or near zero energy home (NZEH). Participants will be shown options of difference systems that can be used in residential projects and go through the entire
building process.

Wed, 12/9 - Thur, 12/10

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11:00 AM | Dec 9th
Designing the Outdoor Room: Insights into the Planning and Value of the Activated Outdoor Space (1 LU/HSW/PDH)

Outdoor space has the ability to connect people with nature and each other in meaningful ways. This course will provide inspirational tools that promote conversations and open minds (and funding) for more comprehensive outdoor spaces. We will examine the critical role that site furnishings and supporting
technology play in meeting the evolving needs of outdoor environments – from higher education, healthcare and corporate campuses, transit, and living and recreational spaces.

12:30 PM | Dec 9th
Pedestrian & Pathway LED Lighting (1 LU/HSW/PDH)

“Safety in footcandles” is the default mindset for illuminance. Such thinking is the bane of lighting designers and a major challenge when designing spaces for pedestrians. Lighting design based on pedestrian activities at night requires very different requirements from vehicular roadway-centric lighting. This session will explore the human interaction with contracts, color rendering, and glare reduction that shape and enhance the visual experience while protecting the environment. Participants will learn the basics of LED technology and become familiar with concepts to help evaluate LED lighting for future projects

11:00 AM |Dec 10th
Materiality: Considering Material Relevance for Designing Outdoor Spaces (1 LU/HSW/PDH)

The Landscape Architecture profession has an important responsibility to clients for the appropriate recommendation of the best materiality characteristics for design in outdoor conditions. This course is designed to provide in‐depth information about materiality that may be unknown in the design community. It will provide important knowledge for design professionals to problem‐solve and recommend material
specifications for use in the outdoor environment. It will also inform specifiers on how to educate clients with the implications of materiality relevance, supporting their recommendations and client expectations for the life of the project.

12:30 PM | Dec 10th
Urban Lighting Design: A Look at Denver’s 16th Street Mall (1 LU/HSW/PDH)

More than 80% of the US population lives in an urban environment. Vibrant and dense communities. Within those cities, humans have lost their significance within urban spaces to the need for infrastructures dedicated to vehicular traffic. This session will focus on how the city of Denver – pioneers of the urban pedestrian mall
concept – have reimagined the infamous 16th Street Mall and the approach to lighting the space to better address the needs of the human inhabitants using the space.

Friday, December 11th

11:00 AM | ArchSpec
A Planning Guide for Accessible Restrooms (1 LU/HSW + ADA)

Designing accessible restrooms requires an understanding of why such standards exist. By becoming familiar with the unique needs of various users, architects and designers can better design restrooms that satisfy ADA standards for toilet compartments, lavatories, accessory operability and beyond. When requirements for clearances, mounting heights, protrusion and turning radiuses are satisfied—and the appropriate products are used in doing so—the result is a compliant, user-friendly restroom that supports the building owner’s goals. This course reviews relevant requirements, strategies and solutions for achieving accessible, and in some cases, universal, design.

12:30 PM | IMEG Corp.
Be Well; Health-focused Solution for the Built Environment at Workplace (1 LU/HSW)

1. Participant will learn about a variety of heath focused design techniques.
2. Participant will learn about new and future technologies to support each of these
concepts and techniques.
3. Participant will understand how specific wellness design techniques are applied to
various spaces.
4. Participant will hear about and discuss architectural coordination and implications
when implementing these design strategies.

2:00 PM | Vitro
Understanding Low E Coatings (1 LU/HSW)

The information in this course will help architects understand how high-performance architectural glass can significantly improve the energy efficiency of buildings while reducing their operating costs and carbon emissions.

3:30 PM | 2M Lighting
Principles of UV and Its Use as a Germicidal (1 LU/HSW)

The COVID-19 global pandemic is having an enormous impact on almost every aspect of our lives.  The rapid and easy spread of this virus has created a substantial amount of interest  in the germicidal properties of ultra violet radiation and the possibility of using this spectrum to disinfect various applications. This presentation will cover the three types of ultra violet radiation and levels of germicidal properties and capabilities.  The history of the use of various lamp sources which can deliver UV will be explored as well as the risks associated with the various types UVC will be specifically discussed as a germicidal, how it can be used in various applications such as water and air cleaning.