2017 AIA Akron & Akron-Canton CSI Lunch & Learn Schedule

The deadline to register is noon Friday prior to the meeting date. This is an ONLINE Registration program. Notifications are sent through Constant Contact. If you are not receiving a notice, please contact Joanne Brussee, 330-699-9788.

Location: AIA/CSI Office, 2841 Riviera Drive, Suite 120, Fairlawn OH 44333
Enter at the back of the building, down the stairs, and first door on right. Free parking is available in separate lot directly behind Riviera Bowling Lanes (next to AIA/CSI Office Building)
Lunch & Learn times: 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
Lunch is provided. Arrive about 15 minutes early so you can get your lunch and the presentation may begin promptly at noon.
Cost is FREE for AIA Akron and Akron-Canton CSI members.

Credits will be issued for the Lunch + Learn presentation for AIA members. All presentations will be equal to 1.0 contact hour for other organizations requiring continuing education.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be a $25 charge to non-members of AIA Akron and Akron-Canton CSI

(past) January 11, 2017, “Roof Selection Criteria,” presented by Mark Pittman, Firestone Roofing.

We will discuss the critical factors to consider when deciding on a new roof. Learning Objectives: 1. Form an understanding of what a warranty means, and the what it does and does not do. 2. Form an understanding of setting realistic expectation for what a new roof can and cannot do. 3. Form an understanding of managing those expectations through maintenance as necessary for achieving optimal roof life. Credits: 1 LU HSW

(past) January 25, 2017, “Design & Detail for Air/Moisture Barriers & Continuous Insulation Solutions,” presented by Ray Redmond, STO Corporation.

Learning Objectives to include 1. EIFS Essential Components & Critical Details. 2. Building Enclosure Evolution. 3. Current Building & Energy Code Requirements. 4. Air/Moisture Barriers & Building Envelope Design. 5. Critical Details. 6. Creative Finish Options. Credits: 1 LU HSW

(past) February 08, 2017, “Understanding Poly-Ash Siding and Other Categories of the Siding Market,” presented by Jim Brocious.

An examination of the new Poly-Ash category of exterior siding as it relates to other types of siding, specifically around the areas of installation, maintenance, and sustainability. Learning Objectives include: 1. Identify the various types of exterior siding and material composition. 2. Understand the key attributes of each siding category and installation concerns. 3. Define the Poly-Ash category of exterior siding and performance attributes of the material. 4. Identify key applications and installation guidelines for Poly-Ash siding. Credits: 1 LU HSW

(past) February 22, 2017, “Heat, Air and Moisture Transport Mechanisms,” presented by Steve Hall, Parksite.

This seminar is a basic review of heat, air and moisture transport mechanisms across the building enclosure and the design control strategies. The first section will discuss heat transport mechanisms and heat management. There are 3 main mechanisms of heat transport: conduction, convection and radiation.  Heat flow by conduction (through materials) is discussed in the first section which includes a brief review of thermal insulation materials and energy code requirements for thermal insulation.   Heat flow by convection (through air currents) is controlled with a Continuous Air Barrier. A summary review of the overall impact of air leakage on building enclosure performance and the importance of air leakage control is provided in the second section.  Air leakage and Air Barriers are addressed in more details in other CES presentations by the same provider (Air Barrier-1 and Air Barrier-2). Heat flow by radiation (through space) is not discus in this seminar and it is more important for fenestration than for the opaque envelope. The last section is a brief review of moisture sources in buildings, moisture transport mechanisms, and moisture control strategies. The building science principles behind the moisture management are briefly discussed. Moisture management principles are addressed in more details in other CES presentations by the same provider (Moisture 1 and Moisture 2). Learning Objectives include: 1. Heat flow mechanisms and heat control strategies. 2. Air transport mechanisms and air leakage control strategies. 3. Moisture transport mechanisms and moisture control strategies. 4. The importance of heat, air and moisture management in buildings. Credits: 1 LU HSW

(past) March 08, 2017, “Solutions for Large Openings,” presented by Paul Nalette, Nalette & Associates, Inc.

NanaWall Systems, the leader in opening glass wall technology, cordially invites you to schedule an AIA breakfast, lunch or dinner seminar entitled “Solutions for Large Openings” Our knowledgeable North American Architectural Consultant and local Rep will present the information you need to confidently design innovative projects using operable glass walls. You will learn the differences between folding and single track sliding wall systems and how and where they are used. Learn how stringent product testing supports design freedom, and view imaginative new applications in an ever increasing market place. Challenge yourself to blur the lines between landscape and living space. Discussion will include the following: 1. Building envelope, sustainable design and accessibility. 2. Acoustics and interior design. 3. Energy efficiency and natural hazards. 4. Renovation and adaptive use. 5. Security. 6. Structural considerations. Learning Objectives include: 1. Familiarize architects with the definitions, capabilities, and usages of large moveable glass wall systems. 2. Provide answers on how large operable glass walls can improve the health, safety and welfare of building occupants. 3. Demonstrate new and innovative ideas to take into the design process for schools, hospitals and other commercial applications, and to help you through that process. Credits: 1 LU HSW

March 22, 2017, “Sustainable Solutions for Shading & Daylighting,” presented by Murray Leight, Construction Specialties, Inc.

One hour seminar detailing the use of sun controls on commercial buildings. Presentation includes LEED drivers and sustainable design aspects of the system and how best to utilize sun controls for the reduction of energy usage within a building design. Learning Objectives include: 1. Identify economic, environmental and human performance factors that support sustainable shading and daylighting designs. 2. Understand shading dynamics and the role of modeling. 3. Explore effective strategies for optimized thermal performance and interior illumination. 4. Consider sun control design options, construction methods, and crucial engineering considerations. 5. Establish a decision process for design and selection of sustainable shading and daylighting systems. Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW

April 12, 2017, “Detailing Air Barriers,” presented by Bill Wittlinger, W.R. Meadows, Inc.

Air barriers are required by code in most states. While most architects understand the “whys”- they are not clear on the installation details. This important layer of the building envelope requires careful detailing and installation. Some firms are even requiring meetings with installation contractors to be sure details are correctly executed. This course covers tricky details, including rough openings, roof to walls, and joints between different building materials. Learning Objectives include: 1. Review air barrier systems and why they are important to a building’s energy saving. 2. Identify difficult air barrier details in various types of building envelops construction. 3. Discuss installation and applications of liquid and membrane air barriers aroudn rough openings. 4. Illustrate methods that save time or improve application and installation. Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW

April 26, 2017, “High Performance Glazing Systems WPI 002,” presented by Danny Gum, Sierra Pacific Industries.

Understand Curtain Wall Systems. Learning Objectives include: 1. Understanding the basic function of three CurtainWall systems. 2. Identify these systems by functionality or cross section. 3. Air and Water Infiltration. 4. Designing for Wind, Dead, Live, Snow and Shear Wall Loads. Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW


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