Monday, March 15th

11:00 AM Sierra Pacific Windows
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.

12:30 PM | Beckwith Electronic Engineering
Understanding Emergency Responder Radio Coverage Systems (1 LU/HSW)

An Emergency Responder Radio Coverage (ERRC) System, also known as a Public Safety or First Responder DAS (Distributed Antenna System), has become a mandated in-building requirement for many municipalities around the country. This network essentially re-transmits Fire or Police radio frequencies from outside a building, where the signal is presumably stronger, into the building, where it usually is weaker or non-existent. Upon completion of this course, you will have gained additional understanding of ERRC with an emphasis on what to consider as it related to code and the City of San Antonio. This webinar will focus on what this system is, what buildings qualify for this system, how to determine if a system is needed based on facility coverage testing and finally what is involved with the deployment of an ERRC system. Learning Objectives: What is ERRC (Emergency Responder Radio Coverage) City of San Antonio Code and How it Impacts Us Coverage Testing (Site Survey) Design, Install and Maintenance of ERRC System Based on Survey Results and Code At the end of the 60 minute webinar, there will be an open-forum question and answer session.

2:00 PM |  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.  In the last fifteen years, however, another choice has gained popularity for a lot of 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 whether horizontal, vertical, or punched window looks are sought. Their installation methods are numerous and suited to a variety of building construction types for both new and existing construction.

3:30 PM | Vinyl Siding

Modern Materials for Traditional Neighborhoods (1 LU/HSW)

The session involves a brief discussion of the basic how-and-why of traditional neighborhoods, including iconic platting elements like small front yards and public spaces, and the design of individual units with an eye on the block-face to achieve harmonious streetscapes. This program will touch on various elements of sustainability, Green, OSHA requirements, fire safety, wind load, and other general code matters associated with vinyl siding and trim.

Tues, 3/16 - Wed, 3/17

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11:30 AM | March 16th
Designing with High-Performance Polymer
Wall and Ceiling Systems (1 LU/HSW)

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
-Understand the benefits and applications of high-performance polymer wall and ceiling systems to improve the health, safety, and well-being of occupants
-Define the advantages of using polymer wall and ceiling systems vs. alternatives like fiberglass reinforced plastic panels and drywall
-Discuss the types of polymer wall and ceiling systems available and how to use them to meet required design and performance criteria
-Understand the environmental benefits of using polymer wall and ceiling systems

2:00 PM | March 16th
Composite Decking and Sustainable Design (1 LU/HSW)

After completing this course, participants will be able to:
-Understand the physical characteristics of traditional wood decking compared to alternative decking.
-Understand the differences between composite and synthetic decking, including differences in their manufacturing processes.
-Discuss the effects of environmental elements on each decking material.
-Evaluate the pros and cons of each decking category.
-Discuss common technical specifications for alternative decking.
-Recognize correct installation practices.
-Identify the importance of warranties.


11:30 AM | March 17th
PVC 101: The Benefits and Uses of Cellular PVC Trim (1 LU/HSW)

Upon completion of this course, architects and participants will understand:
• The different types and properties of cellular PVC in the building/construction industry.
• Common cellular PVC products and their end-use applications.
• Best design practices (Beaded Ceiling, pre-fabricated corners, fabricated column wraps, window surrounds, skirting for homes, pergolas, soffit system, railing applications, fastening methods, painting PVC trim products, thermal expansion joint design).
• Where it can be used— residential, commercial, multi-family and historic preservations.
• Some of the “Green” attributes of PVC that make it an ideal exterior building product.

2:00 PM | March 17th
EasyTrim Reveals (1 LU/HSW)

This course focuses on the incorporation of advanced rainscreen design. Participants of this course will be provided an overview and examination of the benefits of
incorporating rainscreen into their cladding design as an added protection from moisture intrusion. Course will describe wind pressure dynamic and will go into detail on what a ”pressure equalized rainscreen” is as well as other types of rainscreens in the design community. This course will also describe how to incorporate these types of rainscreen into the building design.

Tue, 3/23 - Wed, 3/24

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11:00 AM | March 23rd
Build Better with Healthcare  (1 LU/HSW/IDCEC)

Prefabricated interior assemblies improve outcomes in healthcare facilities, contributing to cost-effective solutions for technical challenges such as the spread of
infection and high noise levels. Prefabrication moves construction off site, minimizing disruption and downtime during renovations, and delivering clean construction in shorter timeframes. Cost overruns are eliminated and quality is guaranteed. Smart software design tools make complexity in design essentially free and facilitate client participation. Learn how prefab, modular construction supports a more sustainable approach to building and improves patient and staff outcomes.

2:00 PM |  March 23rd
Build Better with Technology  (1 LU/HSW/IDCEC)

Technology-driven manufactured construction is customized prefab construction for the building interior. The key is technology―real-time, interactive 3D software―that integrates with CAD, Revit and manufacturing software, bridging the gap between the client-design team and the manufacturer. The result is high-performance interiors that keep their value over time. This type of construction is especially suited to projects where speed is of the essence and when clients require certainty of price and quality. Manufactured construction promotes safety at the project site and can be specified to contribute to better indoor air quality. The ability to integrate technology hardware in the physical space, environmental sustainability and design control are other benefits


11:00 AM March 24th
Build Better with Education  (1 LU/HSW/IDCED)

This course explores how manufactured interior construction solutions speak
directly to the challenges designers face in developing and operating K-12 and
higher education facilities. The advantages of faster project delivery; cost and time
savings; quality control; and the ability to anticipate and address health, safety
and welfare concerns all strengthen designers’ ability to create engaging, flexible spaces that extend and strengthen the lifecycle of an academic building.

2:00 PM | March 24th
Build Better with Sustainability  (1 LU/HSW/IDCEC)

LEEDv4 and other green building standards reward project teams for the use of tools that measure the building environmental impacts. There are good reasons for a manufacturer to conduct a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and Health Product Declarations (HPDs). Diminishing the embodied energy and ecological impacts of products can reduce manufacturing costs and improve the bottom line financially and environmentally.

Thur, 3/25

11:00 AM | Mapei
Tile and Stone Installations (1 LU/HSW)

This course will help participants understand the industry standards and guidelines regarding the substrate preparation for installation of concrete based underlayment’s and toppings. They will also gain exposure to the correct process for inspecting a substrate to determine required preparation, moisture vapor emission analysis/testing methods and mechanical preparation prior to installation of underlayment and toppings, approved industry standards for crack isolation and sound control products and the differences in mortars and grouts and how the industry standards apply to them.

12:30 PM |  Mapei
Grouting for Success (1 LU/HSW)

An explanation of the differences in grouts, and how industry standards apply to them. Participants will also be taught the difference between Portland cements, HCT technology and epoxies, and why they are needed for various types of ceramic tile and stone installations.

2:00 PM re-LEAF Lighting
Benefits of LED Lighting in the Commercial Marketplace (1 LU/HSW)

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3:30 PM | A1 Glass Coating
Innovations in Window Films for Architectural Applications (1 LU/HSW/SD/IDCEC)

This course provides an overview of the various types of window films available – solar control, low-e, safety and security, and decorative films. Understand how your next project can gain from the features and benefits that quality window films provide. Learn how to specify window films for increased energy savings, comfort (heat and glare control), privacy, safety, and fade protection. Advanced technologies in window film, applicable case studies, and available LEED credits are also covered.

Friday, March 26th

9:30 AM | LS Credentialing Services
Recordkeeping Roulette? Using Technology for Effective Credentials Management (1 LU)

At the conclusion of this education session each participant will:
1. Know the origin, definition and recognize the challenges concerning credentialing
2. Review typical credentials maintenance methods
3. Learn the five basic credentialing processes
4. Be introduced to a technology solution for credentials management
5. Be informed of 21st century credentialing trends

11:00 AM | Nora by Interface
Eight Fundamental Performance Characteristics of Healthcare Flooring Specification (1 LU/HSW/IDCED/EDAC)

How evidence-based design (EBD) supports clinical and operational
efficiencies in resilient and soft flooring surface building material solutions.
Learning Objectives:
1. Explain how flooring can help mitigate slips, trips, and falls (STFs), and have
an actionable impact to lessen patient and staff injuries associated with falls.
2. Discuss how flooring can reduce ambient noise levels and reduce staff
fatigue in the healing environment.
3. Describe how flooring choices can reduce surface contamination and
potential risk of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) as well as improve
indoor air quality (IAQ).
4. Identify how healthcare flooring can improve patient and family satisfaction
as well as represent the best return on investment (ROI).

2:00 PM | True North Consulting Group
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 an open-ended question and answer session allowing participants to ask top-of-mind questions related to technology and security infrastructure.

3:30 PM | Benjamin, Vana, Martinez & Cano, LLC
Out of the Frying pan – A Brief Discussion Regarding an Architect’s Professional Practice and Liability in 2021 (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 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 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.