Thursday, July 14, 2022

8:30 AM | Mapei
Multi-Family & Mixed-Use Buildings (1 LU/HSW)

Participants will be able to learn the importance of single-source systems. In this presentation they will learn about substrate preparation, moisture mitigation, sound mitigation, exterior systems and interior installation systems. Participants will also have a good understanding on how to select proper materials for the job while taking environmental conditions into consideration.

9:40 AM | Mapei
Exterior Paver Installations (1 LU/HSW & IDCEC)

Participants will be able to understand the basics of Exterior Paver Installations and study the basic surface preparation requirements prior to installing. They will be able to identify common issues that may occur and understand the differences of Direct-Bonded, Mortar Bed, and Pedestal Installations. Learning that proper selection of Porcelain Pavers or Stone in exterior applications and understand the effect of environmental conditions.

10:50 PM | Johnson Architectural Systems
Code 10: Opening Doors to Design Opportunities (1 LU/HSW)

The program covers the many aspects of Fire and Life Safety Code Requirements and how those Code Requirements affect egress and building design. By the end of this program, the participants will be able to:
• Differentiate between fire walls and fire barriers
• Understand the regulatory standards governing the use and application of opening protectives
• Learn the fundamental Code requirements that drive the placement of fire wall and fire barriers and their opening protectives
• Analyze the correlation between Life Safety, product application and open design

12:00 PM | Lonestar Reps
Mission Impossible: Air Barrier Connections (1 LU/HSW)

This presentation will help you gain an understanding of how poor transitions can result in reduced energy efficiency, as well as increase the risk of water infiltration and condensation. Learn how transitions impact building enclosure performance and how compatibility issues impact the options available for good transitions.

1:10 PM | Sika Corporation
Polysio – The Next Generation Air & Water Resistive Barrier (1 LU/HSW)

An introduction to the use of Polyisocyanurate insulation to provide a Continuous Insulating Air & Water Resistive Barrier, providing energy efficiency, fire safety, sustainability, and a healthier indoor environment. HSW Justification:
-Properly designed Continuous Insulation Systems have the ability to create high-performing Air and Water Resistive Barriers and will contribute to maintaining indoor air quality and the health of the building occupants while reducing energy consumption and maintaining the integrity of the building components.
-Understand how aluminum faced polyiso continuous insulation can provide the Air and Water Resistive Barrier, in additionto providing thermal control, and be incorporated into an NFPA 285 Wall Assembly.
-Identify the key properties of polyiso insulation and associated components that should be addressed when specifying an insulation system incorporating Air & Water Resistive Barrier functionality, for optimal energy performance and design efficiency.
-Understand how proper building envelope design can contribute to Building Longevity and Sustainability and how these concepts impact making buildings more energy-efficient, as well as increasing indoor air quality and occupant comfort.
-Discuss the benefits obtained from incorporating polyiso continuous insulation in steel stud building envelope design to
comply with building and energy codes.

2:20 PM | Lighting Apparatus VIRTUAL
Lighting Fluency (1 LU/HSW & IDCEC)

Your game show host and lightologist Therese Lahaie will guide you through the quality of light metrics on how you can affordably improve health & wellbeing at home, lighting layers enhancing dimensionality of your projects, and optics technologies, all developed by the world’s top lighting manufacturers. We are combining 50-minute Innovators in LED Lighting training that ends with a fun interactive quiz show and prizes.

-Identify two ways that the quality of light properties of LED products improve, health and well-being for residential and commercial environments.
-Observe the four lighting layers and what types of products are required to make the spaces you design look three dimensional.
-Recognize innovations in optics technology to reduce fixture count, improve lighting levels and save energy.
-Identify three key properties of successful acoustical lighting solutions.

3:30 PM | ArchSpec VIRTUAL
Understanding HPL and the Benefits of Rainscreen Applications(1 LU/HSW)

Learn about HPL exterior panels for the construction of rainscreen applications from the manufacturing process of the High Pressure Laminate cladding to the proper guidelines for design and construction.
• Evaluate the benefits of using rainscreen applications by learning about the design and construction of rainscreen systems, attachment systems, panel characteristics, building codes, and how these components interact
• Learn about the benefits of materials that go through an Electronic Beam Curing process
• Learn about product performance using diagrams of product construction and testing results to evaluate if the product is applicable for project requirements
• Discuss the benefits of using HPL rainscreen panels in popular market segment

Friday, July 15, 2022

8:00 AM | WJE
Forensic Engineering (1 LU/HSW)

This presentation discusses the role of a forensic engineer and what they do when they aren’t investigating structural failures.

  • Understand the role of a forensic engineer.
  • Understand what forensic engineers do.
  • Become familiar with the forensic process using a case study.
  • Understand how the skillset of a forensic engineer equips them for various tasks other than investigating structural failures

9:05 AM | OPEN


10:10 PM | Indeco by Artcobell
Trends in Teaching & Learning (1 LU)

The where, what and how to educate students is under review around the world. Research and data are asking if we are measuring the right things, are we looking at what really makes a difference and how it all connects to impact student achievement. The pressure is on for design professionals to creative environments that serve as tools for teachers rather than decorative spaces. This course explores how creating different learning environments (personalized, active, collaborative and flexible) can support student achievement and engagement and how these environments are influenced by design research and innovative furnishings.

11:45 AM | Falkbuilt by NMG
Digital Component Construction (1 LU)

-Identify the three key components of a digital component construction system solid wall.
-Name at least two ways Digital Component Construction differs from conventional and modular construction methods.
-Make a correlation between digital component construction processes and how they can reduce the project schedule and increase speed of construction
-Explain how digital component construction offers an environmentally sustainable solution.

1:05 AM | Accessibility Unlimited
Understanding the Differences Between the ADA and TAS Requirements. Review of TAS Common Mistakes in the Design and Construction Phases (1 LU/HSW + ADA)

This course will help participants understand the minimum requirements of the standards or to design buildings or facilities for greater accessibility.
-Participants will learn the significance and technical differences between the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Texas Accessibility Standard code.
-Participants will be versed in the new adaptations to the Texas Accessibility Standards as set forth by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations.
-Participants will learn about the most common mistakes made by designers during the preparation of construction documents.
-Participants will learn about the most common mistakes made by contractors during the construction of projects.

2:10 PM | Lighting Apparatus (VIRTUAL)
The Economic Value of Art and Design in the Workplace (1 LU/HSW)

The office is being disrupted; in response we need disruptive design. We’ll use new research from sociology and psychology to examine the failings of existing office spaces, multi-year surveys that highlight users’ needs and frustrations, and examine flexible space concepts as a solution. We’ll consider what the Well Building Institute says about art and its effects on experience of spaces. We’ll also use case studies to show the economic impact that justifies making art a priority in workplace design. Attendees will gain new ideas for workplace design and, importantly, a new way of talking about the value of their services.

3:30 PM | Benjamin, Vana, Martinez & Cano, LLP
Out of the Frying Pan – A Brief Discussion Regarding an Architect’s Professional Practice and Liability in 2022 (1 LU)

Professional Practice tips to help prepare for litigation and avoid mistakes in applying the architect’s seal.
-Participants will be exposed to the extent courts allow discovery in litigation and shown how to include necessary and relevant documents in their project files.
-Participants will learn methods for accurately recording meeting minutes and strategies for combatting dishonest memoranda drafted by adverse shareholders during design and/or construction.
-Participants will experience a deeper level of explanation regarding legislation and administrative rules regulating the Architect’s standard of care and use of the Architect’s professional seal.
-Participants will engage in a discussion regarding the evolution of BIM and its relevancy in current professional practice.