Wednesday, December 1

8:00 AM Boise Cascade
Fire-Resistive and Fire-Resistance-Rated Assemblies with Wood Design (1 LU/HSW)

This course gives specifiers introductory knowledge on how to use I-joists to design floors for residential dwellings with fire-resistive requirements. The course also reviews fire-resistance-rated floor and floor-wall assemblies and where to find approved, code-compliant assemblies for both commercial and multi-family projects.

9:05 AM Somfy
How to Design Digital Buildings of the Future? (1 LU/HSW)

This course will provide an understanding of innovative design trends including current market drivers, comparing high performance buildings and how to increase visual and thermal comfort by automating the balance of natural and artificial light. This course will build the connection between the influence of current design trends and advances in technology, on building performance using automated facades. We will discuss design strategies using power and data distribution to create higher performing buildings with increased functionality at a lower cost. 

10:10 AM Somfy
Improving Facade Designs by Comparing Automated vs. Manual Solar Shading (1 LU/HSW)

This course will provide an understanding of innovative design trends including current market drivers, comparing high performance glass vs. high performance shading and how to increase visual and thermal comfort by automating the balance of natural and artificial light. This course will build the connection between the influence of current design trends, on building performance using automated facades. We will discuss design strategies using automated solar management and its impact on these design trends.

Afternoon Courses and Lunch sponsored by

12:00 PM | Trespa/pura
HPL Siding Material and Rain Screen Siding Applications (1 LU/HSW)

Phenolic composite panels are a versatile exterior building material – ideal wherever durability and aesthetics are needed.  Phenolic composite panels provide UV, climate,  impact, chemical, stain, moisture and fire resistance for commercial and residential applications. In this presentation we will learn how high pressure laminate is made, and explore the properties of HPL.  We will explore the principles of back-ventilated rain screen siding, and provide you with an understanding of typical installations and  applications.

  1. Identify HPL material and its properties
  2. Understand the fundamentals of rain screen principles
  3. Recognize the advantages of HPL as a material, and when used for siding in a rain screen installation
  4. And lastly, we will inspire you with some HPL siding applications!

1:05 PM | Cupa Clad
Natural Slate Rainscreen Cladding Systems (1 LU/HSW)

This presentation includes a range of topics important to the architect, designer, and specifier. Materials discussed will provide a better understanding for the proper specification and usage of natural slate materials for rainscreen and direct apply cladding for architectural applications.

  1. How cladding slate is produced…From the quarry to the wall…
  2. How to identify slate quality and detect potential problems. What do you need to ask when using slate in a project?
  3. The ventilated façade systems with natural slate…from a technical and practical point of view.
  4. Direct Apply Cladding with natural slate…Innovation, Performance & Cost Savings.

2;10PM |MAC Metal
Introduction to Steel Siding (1 LU/HSW)

This program will cover the different types of steel profiles in the family of metal coatings. It will lead the participant to understand the qualities of the distinct paint and systems used in the industry and to understand their particularities. Their warranties, LEED program,  types of poses as well as profiling methods.

  1. Manifest our growth in the different manners of profiling galvanized steel
  2. Master the advantages and disadvantages of the different paint systems available in the current market

3:15 PM | Terracotta Cladding
Introduction to TC Cladding (1 LU/HSW)

This course will give an overview of the use of terracotta cladding panels as a building finish material. Upon completion of this course, the design profession will be able to:

  1. Describe terracotta panel materials and how they are used
  2. Understand the standards and codes related to terracotta panels
  3. Learn how terracotta panels are used as a part of rain screen systems and sealed wall systems
  4. Learn the different methods of installation for terracotta panels.

Thursday, December 2

Morning Courses and Breakfast sponsored by

8:00 AM Clarus
The Psychology of Writing Things Down (1 LU/HSW)

Written language affects everything we do. From learning, to communication, business, marketing, and everyday interactions — writing is everywhere. Writing things down is an age-old concept that applies to every industry, especially interior design. The course analyzes written language and explores the psychological benefits of writing in the contexts of to-do lists and collaboration. The content explores writing in academic and professional environments and inspires designers to include writing surfaces in every design.

9:05 AM Clarus
Generation Z: Why Design is Changing…Again (1 LU/HSW)

As the post-millennial Generation makes its way into college and the corporate world, it’s imperative for institutions and organizations to holistically grasp and comprehend not just the way Z’s learn, retain and comprehend information, but the events that have shaped them and who they are. Our research covers the types of environments this generation thrives in, while learning and how colleges and companies can adapt and conform to meet the needs of
Generation Z. The future students and professionals are coming, are we designing with them in mind yet?

10:10 AM | Clarus
Decorative Glass for Interior Environments (1 LU/HSW)

In virtually every building, there are opportunities to create the overall look and feel of a space using glass. Beyond the aesthetic, the performance of these glass surfaces over time is critically important to the users and owners of the building. Decorative Glass for the Interior Environments will explore the diff erent types of glass common in the interior space and their impact on safety.

11:15 AM Evan Terry Associates
Showers and Tubs, Oh My! (1 ADA/LU/HSW)

This course will review accessibility requirements for showers and bathtubs, including how those requirements serve different disability types and the affect that noncompliance can have on individuals with disabilities.

  1. Review accessibility requirements specific to showers and bathtubs.
  2. Identify how accessibility requirements serve different disability types.
  3. Discuss typical barriers to accessibility in showers and bathtubs.
  4. Provide examples of how noncompliant conditions in showers and bathtubs affect individuals with disabilities using showers and bathtubs.

1:05 PM New Millennium Building Systems
System-based Steel Building Systems in Joist and Deck (1 LU/HSW)

  1. The range of steel building systems + system selection considerations for JOISTS and DECK for architects.  Along with DETAILING considerations (ie. at interior/exterior transitions and cantilevers).
  2. LONG-SPAN steel deck with ACOUSTICAL options, exceeding noise reduction coefficient of .85 NRC.
  3. Exposing ARCHITECTURAL DECK to ELIMINATE THE EXPENSE of secondary ceilings like ceiling tile, among other holistic approaches to SUSTAINABILITY.
  4. PRE-FINISHING exposed steel deck or substrates that address a myriad of interior/exterior environments.
  5. Introduction to long-span COMPOSITE deck for commercial and multi-family residential that address UL DESIGNS, STC/IIC and SPEED OF INSTALL.

2:10 PM Altro
Designing for an Aging Population (1 LU/HSW)

An informative seminar examining the difficulties seniors face with everyday tasks and how designing interiors to meet those needs creates a safe and comfortable environment.

  1. Facilities Guidelines Institute standards
  2. Changes to hearing, vision and mobility
  3. The importance of color and contrast
  4.  Design considerations by area type

3:15 PM Siko
Polyiso – 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.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.

  1. Understand how aluminum faced polyiso continuous insulation can provide the Air and Water Resistive Barrier, in addition to providing thermal control, and be incorporated into an NFPA 285 Wall Assembly.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Discuss the benefits obtained from incorporating polyiso continuous insulation in steel stud building envelope design to comply with building and energy codes.

Monday, December 6

8:00 AM Boise Cascade
Introduction to Multi-Family Construction Using EWP (1 LU/HSW)

This introductory course is designed to educate attendees on the most common multi-family building types and configurations. Attendees access common details associated with multi-family construction and explore how to properly size engineered wood products. Two design methods are reviewed, along with literature and design software currently offered by manufacturers and third-party sources.

9:05 AM Mapei
Tile and Stone Installation Systems  (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.

10:10 AM | 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.

Afternoon Courses and Lunch sponsored by

12:00 PM Engage
Pressure Equalized Rainscreen Concepts and Design (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. This 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.

1:05 PM |Huber Products
HEW 5005 Code Compliant Exterior Systems for Wood Framed Building Envelopes (1 LU/HSW)

This course investigates the most recent code changes emphasizing building envelope performance. We will explore next generation integrated solutions that simultaneously provide protection against moisture penetration, air leakage, and thermal bridging. Installation benefits and on-site quality control issues related to multi-solutions integrated systems will also be evaluated.

2:10 PM |TrussCore
Designing with High-Performance Polymer Wall and Ceiling Systems (1 LU/HSW)

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the benefits and applications of high-performance polymer wall and ceiling systems to improve the health, safety, and well-being of occupants
  2. Define the advantages of using polymer wall and ceiling systems vs. alternatives like fiberglass reinforced plastic panels and drywall
  3. Discuss the types of polymer wall and ceiling systems available and how to use them to meet required design and performance criteria
  4. Understand the environmental benefits of using polymer wall and ceiling systems

3:15 PM | Versatex
PVC 101: The Benefits and Uses of Cellular PVC Trim (1 LU/HSW)

Upon completion of this course, architects and participants will understand:

  1. The different types and properties of cellular PVC in the building/construction industry.
  2. Common cellular PVC products and their end-use applications.
  3. 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).
  4. Where it can be used—residential, commercial, multi-family and historic preservations.
  5. Some of the “Green” attributes of PVC that make it an ideal exterior building product.

Tuesday, December 7

Morning Courses and Breakfast sponsored by

8:00 AM CES
Coordinated Design with Revit MEP (1 LU)

The ins and outs of using Revit MEP and how to get the most out of it. Participants will be exposed to several design concepts and tools within the Revit program.

9:05 AM CES
HVAC Systems Selections – Mystery Ends Here (1 LU/HSW)

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.

10:10 AM CES
Mechanical Systems for High End Residential (1 LU/HSW)

Understanding 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.

Morning Courses and Lunch sponsored by

11:15 AM CES
Net Zero Energy Homes – 2 hour course  (2 LU/HSW)

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

1:05 PM | Evan Terry Associates
Accessibility in Hotels and Resorts (1 ADA/LU/HSW)

This course will review accessibility requirements for hotels and resorts, including examples of both compliance and noncompliance and how that impacts guests with disabilities.

  1. Review accessibility requirements for hotels and resorts.
  2. Discuss typical barriers to accessibility in hotels and resorts.
  3. Identify maintenance of accessible features, policies and procedures that should be considered in relation to accessibility for hotels and resorts.
  4. Provide examples of accessibility compliance in hotels and resorts.

2:10 PM | Brycomm
Enabling Automated Buildings with Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) Lighting (1 LU/HSW)

This session will present how PoE lighting can be a fundamental platform for smart environments.  Well planned building integration allows a flexible, scalable lighting system to collect the data that ultimately brings more value to the building owner. At the end of this course, participants will learn:

  1. Understand the relationship between Division 25 Integrated Automation and PoE Lighting.
  2. Evaluate how a PoE lighting system is a scalable and adaptable building connectivity platform.
  3. Learn how to differentiate between full inter-operability protocols and APIs (Application Programming Interface) and how each facilitates building system integration.
  4. Demonstrate how the end-user can realize additional value propositions through data collection.

3:15 PM Presenter
Course  (1 LU/HSW)