Monday, December 5, 2022

8:00 AM | IMEG
Active Shooter Response A.I.D. (1 LU/HSW)

Organizational leaders need to be prepared to provide a safe and secure environment for building occupants in the event of an active shooter/active assailant in their building using principles of A.I.D., or avoid, interdiction, and defend. The goal of this presentation is to help organizational leaders properly prevent, respond to, and recover from a hostile event through training and education. This discussion based disaster preparedness activity, led by a senior consultant for security assessment and protective services, takes participants through the process of dealing with an active shooter/active assailant event to familiarize participants with the response process and enable administrators to gauge the effectiveness emergency response practices.

9:05 AM | IMEG
Collaboration and Technology Drive Innovative Safety Solutins for Active Assailant Events and Environmental Emergencies (1 LU/HSW)

As active assailant attacks continue to occur, many schools are seeking technologies and protocols that may help deter or diminish the impact of these events on the people in their facilities. This presentation, given by lighting and security designers, illustrates how to integrate a K-12 building’s security and lighting systems to communicate vital information to occupants during an active assailant event or environmental emergency. Presenters will outline early warning strategies that combine a building’s new or existing security and lighting systems to function as a notification resource. The goal of this presentation is to identify the ways in which security and lighting control systems may be combined into one cohesive platform for detecting and identifying various types of threats and communicating their locations. While every facility will have its own unique needs and characteristics that will drive the overall design, the information in this
presentation provides a high-level overview of the key components of this proposed strategy and how it could be implemented.

10:10 PM | IMEG
Safety & Security – Behavioral, Emotional, & Your Surroundings (1 LU/HSW)

The course will be a three-part presentation lasting approximately 1.5 hours with a focus on safety and security at schools. One portion of the presentation will focus on a real-life active shooter situation experienced by the presenter with a table top exercise based on their crisis situation. They will identify lessons learned from the crisis and how people can learn from each other in those situations. A second
exercise will focus on behavioral and emotional security with a focus on preventing crisis situations from occurring. The last portion of the presentation will provide an overview of the evolution of active shooters as well as preventative training to help mitigate situations and explain how physical security ties into these aspects.

11:20 AM | IMEG
School Resilience: How Do We Get There? (1 LU/HSW)

In the past few years, we’ve seen that administration, staff, and student response to an emergency event in a school setting can unfortunately be a matter of life or death. Unexpected events can occur at any time in any form – be it an active shooter event, inclement weather, or social media challenges gone wrong – so school administrators and staff members must be prepared to respond quickly and correctly in all situations. This presentation will provide specific examples of different responses and achievable steps to preparing an organization for emergency events and ensuring their resiliency in the face of adversity. The presentation will also cover what it means to be proactive vs. reactive from
a security standpoint and how to return to normal operations post-event. Attendees will also learn about Crime Prevention Through Environmental
Design (CPTED) strategies, different types of training for schools, and how to integrate school and local police departments into training and response.

The Technology of Paints and Coatings (1 LU/HSW + IDCEC)

Ever wonder what makes up a good bucket of paint? This program covers the ingredients in paint and goes into detail on the different resin types used in making paint and protective coatings. Participants will have a good understanding of acrylic, vinyl acrylic, alkyd, epoxy, polyurethane, polysiloxane and fluoropolymer resins and where to best use these products. This is an excellent program for those that may be new to paint and coatings and would like to learn how these products work.

2:00 PM | Woodworks
Exploring Tall Wood: New Code Provisions for Tall Timber Structures (1 LU/HSW)

As interest in and use of mass timber in the U.S. has grown, so too has interest in pushing these timber structures to greater heights. Using international examples of successful tall wood buildings as precedent, some designers have proposed tall wood projects in the states using a project-specific performance-based design approach. In order to provide a uniform set of code provisions for these tall wood buildings, the International Code Council established an ad hoc committee on tall wood buildings that proposed a set of code changes allowing up to 18 stories of mass timber construction. Those code changes were announced as approved in January 2019 and have become part of the 2021 International Building Code. Following a brief discussion of history and motivators, this presentation will introduce the new tall wood code provisions and construction types, as well as the technical research and testing that supported their adoption.

3:05 PM | Air Barrier Association of America
The Big Disconnect – The Importance of Wall to Roof Connections for the Air Barrier (1 LU/HSW)

As more states, jurisdictions and the design community require air barriers, the issue of connecting the wall air barrier assembly to other building assemblies, such as below grade, window systems and roofs need to be completely understood in order to design and construct a functioning building enclosure.

One of the most often missed or not well executed details is the connection between the wall air barrier and roof assembly. With a myriad of roof systems, wall configurations and the growing number of wall air barrier products, it can be difficult to navigate the process in regards to what systems work best with each other and the chemical compatibility of these systems.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

8:00 AM | Pella
Fiberglass Window Installation Systems for Commercial Buildings(1 LU/HSW)

Selecting a window system for use in new or renovated commercial and institutional buildings has typically centered on aluminum, steel, aluminum-clad wood, or vinyl windows. For over 20 years, however another choice has gained popularity for many good reasons. Sustainable fiberglass window systems are being specified and installed more and more in retail facilities, offices, schools, colleges, condominiums, apartments, and many other buildings. They are well suited for a variety of different design applications where horizontal, vertical, or punched window styles are sought. Their installation methods are numerous and suited to a variety of building types for both new and existing construction. Regardless of the design intent or installation method used, designing, and specifying fiberglass windows into commercial, institutional, and multi-family buildings, yields broad design choices, excellent energy efficiency, design pressure performance, and lasting durability.

9:05 AM | AssaAbloy
Doors Frames Hardware (1 LU/HSW)

This course is intended to provide an overview of doors, frames, and architectural door hardware. It includes explanation of The Door and Hardware Institute’s (DHI’s) Sequence and Format for the Hardware Schedule and continues with basic details of each category of an opening.

The course covers standard industry nomenclature for hollow metal frames & doors, wood doors and general hardware and includes information on mechanical & electronic access control hardware applications.

10:10 PM | Vaask
Comprehensive Hand Hygiene Design (1 LU/HSW)

Highly communicable diseases have elevated easily accessible hand hygiene stations from a nice-to-have t o an essential amenity in every space. Hand sanitizer stations now need to be thought of as permanent fixtures, not owner provided consumables. This course aims to educate the participants on applicable regulations, recommendations, and best practices with regard to designing hand sanitizing fixtures into architectural spaces.

11:20 AM | Accessibility Unlimited
Understanding the Differences Between the ADA and TAS Requirements (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.

  • 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 be versed in the new adaptations to the Texas Accessibility Standards as set forth by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations.
  • Based on the new 2010 Federal Standards, the Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS) has been updated and approved. Participants will learn of the changes to TAS.
  • New scoping provisions not previously in the ADAAAG or TAS will be addressed.

12:30 PM | Mapei     LUNCH PROVIDED
Hospitality (1 LU/HSW + IDCEC)

This presentation is primarily based on the proper installation of tile in Hospitality projects. The Learning Objectives are:  1) Consider the different functions in a hotel and how the finish demands vary.  2) What are the important installation considerations of the different environments?  3) What TCNA installation methods make sense for the different areas of use and how do you specify them?  4) How can Environmental Exposure Classifications benefit your hospitality finish specifications?

2:00 PM | Indeco
Culture Shift: Designing the K-12 Experience (1 LU + IDCEC)

What if every space could create a unique experience that reflects the learning, the inhabitants, and their culture? This course is designed to bring awareness to the importance of physical spaces and how they impact both culture and the successful experience for today’s learners. Evaluating how cultural shifts within our world influence our behavior, our ability to acquire knowledge and our thinking, participants will take a journey to explore the relationships between designing spaces that support learning. Understanding that design of workplace environments have influenced school learning environments, this course will explore ideas of the next generation learning environment and how meaningful, impactful educational experiences happen when learning environments are designed to be flexible, adaptable, and comfortable. When school spaces become the context for a culture which values the conditions for student success, then learning environments must be carefully considered when designing a school.

3:05 PM | Armoured One
Understanding & Designing with the NEW ASTM-F3561 for Window & Door Assemblies (1 LU/HSW)

As an architect or designer, how do you know which door and window assemblies are truly tested for an active shooter attack on a school? Do you find that bullet resistant or even intrusion resistant can be confusing? ASTM finally published a new test method specifically designed to test window and door assemblies against an active
shooter attack. Not only will you learn how to implement this new test method within your projects, but we will also show you where are the best places to harden through out a school building.