2012 AIA Akron & Akron-Canton CSI Lunch & Learn Schedule

To register, please notify Carolyne Tinsley 330-699-9788 or RSVPLandL@aiaakron.org
The deadline to register is noon Friday prior to the meeting date.

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.

PLEASE NOTE:There will be a $10 charge to non-members of AIA Akron and Akron-Canton CSI


January 11,  2012, “Architectural &  Security, Gate  &  Fencing Systems,” presented by  Greg Marchione, Ametco Manufacturing.

The course provides an overview of gate and fencing systems, which are both functional and decorative, and are designed to meet modern security and design requirements while harmonizing with the surrounding environment. At the end of this program, participants will be able to identify a wide range of exterior and interior applications of today’s fence and gate systems based on their functional, decorative, and security requirements. We will discuss today’s fence and gate systems in terms of their composition, materials, coatings, and finishes, classify gate track configurations, hardware, hinges, and locking mechanisms. We will identify the performance elements of various types of fencing systems, and the attributes of a variety of infill panel designs. Finally, we will assess factors such as security, efficiency, aesthetics, and the sur rounding environment, and specify the most appropriate gate and/or fencing system for a specific application. 1LU.


January 25, 2012, Vertical Transportation “Choosing the Right Elevator for Your Building,” presented by Dan Baylor, ThyssenKrupp Elevator.

This course is a high-level overview of basic elevator design and function. After completion of this course, participants will: Be able to distinguish between the different classifications of elevators. Have a basic understanding of the hydraulic elevators. Have a basic understanding of Machine Room-Less elevators. Be able to compare different types of elevator installations, operating costs, traffic analysis, noise, energy savings, ride  quality and  cab  weight allowances. Be  able to  determine the  best  fit  for  your  building. 1LU/HSW.


February 8, 2012, “How High-Density Storage Systems Can Contribute to LEED Credit,” presented by Brian McCann, TAB Products Co. LLC & Jeter Systems.

This program focuses on the categories of the LEED-NC Rating System where high-density storage systems can assist projects in earning points. It demonstrates how cost savings can be realized when including high-density storage systems in your storage space planning projects. It will help you understand how high-density storage can have a direct impact in green building design, and how it can contribute to LEED certified projects. After completion of this course, participants will be able to determine what credits can apply from the  LEED-NC  Rating  System  when  utilizing  high-density  storage  systems  in  new  construction  design  & planning. Attendees will better understand high-density storage systems and how they can assist projects in obtaining LEED-NC rating. You will realize the cost savings when using high-density storage systems. You will understand that high-density mobile storage is an intelligent solution in becoming environmentally conscious and embracing sustainable construction. LEED – 1LU/HSW/SD.


February 22, 2012, “Moisture in Concrete,” presented by Allison Birkmeyer, Ardex Engineered Cements.

This program addresses the many sources of moisture in concrete, reviews the available methods for evaluating moisture emissions, how moisture affects concrete and flooring, how to prevent costly moisture- related  floor  covering  failures  and  covers  remediation  options.  The  program  will  also  cover  correct placement of vapor barriers, curing times for concrete, modes of water movement through concrete, and flooring manufacture-recommended moisture levels for floor coverings. 1LU/HSW.


March 14, 2012, “Water Conservation Overview,” presented by Brian Hudak, Kohler Co.

Whether you are specifying plumbing products that meet the criteria of LEED initiatives, reduce facility operating costs, or accommodate the preferences of homeowners, environmentally conscious fixtures and faucets can help you address the challenging demands of your customers.  This course will cover general water conservation, LEED standards and how to specify water-saving plumbing solutions that contribute to the big picture. This course was developed for all architects; specifically for those who specify plumbing products.  This course will help you understand municipal water supply/demand and how they affect water conservation. The attendee will comprehend water conservation benefits to the individual and society as a whole.  You will know how to specify plumbing products to accomplish water conservation goals and understand the impact plumbing products have on Green Building. You will understand water conservation and how plumbing fixtures and faucets impact our environment, and applying that knowledge to the clients’ project.  After this course, an architect should feel comfortable recommending and specifying water conserving plumbing fixtures and faucets for their clients. LEED – 1LU/HSW.


March  28,  2012,  “Commercial  Solar  Electric  Systems  in  Ohio—Understanding  Options  and  Evaluating Potential,” presented by Rich Fein, Third Sun Solar

Solar can be an effective clean energy alternative in Ohio. Learn the technical considerations, the economics and the general system requirements for solar on commercial facilities. This course will help you to evaluate the benefits of utilizing solar electric versus wind and solar’s effectiveness in northeast Ohio. The attendee will understand physical considerations related to site evaluation and the four main types of installations. You will understand “net metering” and the effect of solar power generation on electrical “usage” versus “demand” charges. You will also learn “rules of thumb” for cost estimating, system sizing, energy production, and financial benefits. 1LU/HSW/SD.


April 11, 2012, “Alternative Choices: Specialty Siding,” presented by Brian Martucci, Tapco

This course will basic knowledge of the types of specialty sidings available on the market currently—at the conclusion of this presentation, you will be able to tell the difference between polypropylene siding and PVC siding. You will also gain a good understanding as to the performance characteristics of fiber cement siding. Finally you will learn about each products’ limitations so your specifications will reflect proper installation techniques. We will review of the market and current manufacturers. You will be provided with a  qualitative method for comparison and evaluation of specialty siding material. The participant will learn tips to include in specifications to ensure their clients receive more precise bids. 1LU/HSW.


April 25, 2012, “Polished Concrete,” presented by Jeremy Cowan, Ardex Engineered Cements

This program discusses the process of polishing standard concrete slabs and concrete topping materials. You will also learn about the history of polished concrete, the tools and equipment used during the process, the different methods available and the advantages of polished concrete floors. The program will cover sustainable qualities of polished concrete, maintenance, design options, chemical treatments available, testing methods, and applications. 1LU/HSW/SD.


May 9, 2012, “Reimagine Metal,” presented by Ben Marnik, Centria Architectural Systems.

This program will give you an overview of the purposes and benefits of using metal wall systems. Four case studies of buildings featuring metal wall systems will be showcased. It will be an interactive session that encourages  feedback  and  questions.    After  completion  of  this  course,  participants  will  be  able  to understand the purposes of a wall system and how metal fulfills these principles. You will be able to identify key wall considerations, including energy requirements, sustainability and cost. You will garner awareness of firewall ratings, acoustics and moisture resistance related to metal wall systems. The attendee will comprehend how metal can be used on a variety of structures through four specific case studies. Finally, the attendee will recognize the ways that metal can meet design objectives and help architects reach their ultimate goals. 1LU/HSW/SD.


May  23,  2012,  “Proper  Applications  of  Architectural  Aluminum  Glazing  Systems,”  presented  by  Judd Quedenfeld, YKK AP

While storefronts, window walls, and curtain walls are all fenestration systems, they do in fact have distinctive differences that dictate where they should be installed on a building. Participants in this session will learn what differentiates each type of system and more importantly which system to specify for their next project. Participants will learn to determine the best applications for storefront, window wall, and curtain wall systems. They will also understand how each system handles water penetration and where critical sealant areas are. Attendees will also understand how each system is properly installed. 1LU/HSW.


June 13, 2012, “Alternative Storage Methods in Today’s Workplace,” presented by Brian McCann, TAB, Products Company, LLC

This  program  will  review  the  proper  methodology for  researching,  evaluating and  selecting  proper storage methods. After completion of this course, participants will be able to utilize key steps to reliable storage planning. They will understand types of stored materials and storage methods. Participants will be able to equate cost and capacities of storage methods and demonstrate the concept of high-density mobile storage. The attendee will be able to examine storage specific architectural considerations and understand various high-density mobile storage uses. 1LU/HSW.


June 27, 2012, “Intumescent Coating Technology,” presented by Tim Bauman, Carboline

This educational presentation includes specifics on how U.L. runs fire tests, determining U.L. Design selection, intumescent technology and application, and primer and topcoat considerations for fireproofing. The participant will understand the materials in various conditions, applicability of intumescent materials to various project conditions and environments. Upon completion of the AIA presentation, an overview of Carboline’s full range of intumescent and cementitious fireproofing materials will be covered.  Samples and mock-ups will be on display and circulated. 1LU/HSW.


July 11, 2012, “Combined Cooling, Heat, and Power: Energy Technology Innovation at Syracuse University’s Green Data Center,” presented by David Blair, President, BHP Energy LLC

Abstract: Reliability, cost, and the availability of energy world-wide, going forward, are among the most serious problems facing information technology and mission critical facility managers.   The facility design professional must be prepared to address this challenge. Reflecting on these issues, the presentation will describe how clean on-site power, heat, and cooling technology can impact a reduction in cost and energy use.  Our environment benefits as a result of more effective use of Ohio’s natural gas and renewable resources.  The author participated in the development of this CCHP energy innovation, first deployed at Syracuse University’s Green Data Center. The presentation will consider the roots of this solution and the next step, a modular system approach developed for installation at The University of Toledo. ) Objectives: The “heat triangle” and how to use this as a key to understanding optimum heat recovery design for a data center application.  Using a “thermal host” to optimize energy utilization, system performance, and operate within the generator “sweet-spot.” How the patented Capstone Hybrid UPS turbine system can be used as a tool to enhance data center reliability and reduce operating cost. How CCHP can be a source of 6 – 8 LEED points. Understanding Power Utilization Efficiency (PUE) as a metric for determining improvement.  Directly cooling computer equipment is more efficient than the traditional method of cooling the room air surrounding the equipment. 1LU/HSW/SD.


July 25, 2012, “Advancements and Applications in Resinous Flooring and Walls,” presented by Randy L. Butera, CSI, Stonhard

Everyday standards for cleanliness and durability have become paramount to design in process areas, labs,  schools  and  hospitals.   Resinous  high  performance  flooring  is  the  main  choice  of  the  industrial, municipal and commercial sectors for long-term performance, design flexibility and outstanding aesthetics. We will also review the latest developments in polymer flooring and wall systems including RUBBERIZED TERRAZZO. Upon completion of the presentation, participants will be able to understand what resinous flooring is and why use it. Participants will understand the application process for resinous flooring and essential engineering details. The attendee will be instructed on the specification provision for successful implementation and execution. 1LU/HSW/SD.


August 8, 2012, “Through-Wall Flashing Selection and Installation,” presented by Matthew Stickler, York Mfg.

This course will provide understanding of the performance characteristics, the recycled/recyclable content, ability to survive installation, and life cycle costs of the different through-wall flashing materials. At the conclusion of the presentation the participant will understand the composition of each type of flashing and its effects on sustainability and life cycle costs. You will have a better understanding of how to specify through-wall flashings and avoid compatibility issues. You will understand the performance characteristics of different types of commonly used materials. 1LU/HSW/SD.


August 22, 2012, “Solutions for Large Openings,” presented by Paul Nalette, Nalette & Associates

This course will provide you with 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. LEED and ANSI 700-2008 updates are included for residential, schools, hospitality and sporting arenas, regarding smaller carbon footprint via flex-space, building envelope, energy efficiency, weather-tightness, acoustics and security. LEED – 1LU/HSW/SD.

September 12, 2012, “Water Conservation In Plumbing,” presented by Ricky Gregg, American Standard

This course will cover water conservation in plumbing. There will be discussion about new products, new codes in plumbing, Leed, Green Built,  and different ways to save water in the plumbing industry. Upon completion of this course, the participant will understand the three initiative that are driving change in plumbing products and water conservation. You will be able to describe how the requirements of the LEED program affect payback. The participant will understand considerations for performance and maintenance with water-saving plumbing products. You will learn how new plumbing technologies impact economics and consumption. LEED – 1LU/HSW/SD.

NEW PROGRAM – September 26, 2012, “Rolling Fire Door Closing System Selection,” presented by Don Tucker, Cornell Iron Works, Inc.

This course describes the differences and limitations of rolling fire door product lines and explains the multiple levels of rolling fire door automatic closing systems. Attendees will learn: 1) How to select the correct rolling fire door product line based on application needs. Rolling fire door alarm system interface requirements. 2) Key factors in selecting the appropriate automatic closing system based on up front and long term cost, resetting complexity and end user safety. 3) How rolling fire door accessories can enhance life safety and meet code requirements. 1LU/HSW.


October 10, 2012, “Green Design Strategies with Today’s Storage Solutions,” presented by Brian McCann, TAB Products Company, LLC & Jeter Systems, Inc.

This program features a variety of storage applications, which demonstrates how you can save valuable time in support of your storage space planning projects. It will help you understand how high-density mobile storage can have a direct impact on our natural environment, economy, health and productivity. After completion of this course, participants will be able to understand how high-density mobile storage can have a direct impact on our natural environment, economy, health and productivity, including indoor environmental quality, materials and resources that are used, reduce building sizes for sustainable sites, and reduce energy consumption. The participant will understand the role of high-density (or compact) storage solutions can assist projects in obtaining a LEED rating in five (5) of the six (6) categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy & atmosphere, materials & resources, indoor environmental quality, and innovation & design process. LEED – 1LU/HSW.


October 24, 2012, “LEED for High Performance Doors and Hardware,” presented by Tom Pekoc, ASSA ABLOY

This program will review the concepts behind LEED and USGBC as it pertains to hardware and help participants gain an understanding of the importance of high-performance door and hardware solutions in energy efficient and net zero buildings and their effects on the Energy and Atmosphere (EA) credits in LEED. The program will also describe how doors & hardware can help building owners gain Materials & Resources (MR) credits in LEED and how doors & hardware can help building owners gain Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) credits in LEED. This is an AIA/LU for HSW/SD and a USGBC GBCI CE accredited course.


November 14, 2012, “Simplifying Electronic Access Control and CCTV,” presented by Susan Flowers, Vicon

Add value, safety and security to your projects by leveraging existing technology infrastructure. Learn how card access systems can be stand-along, single-door systems or multiple doors networked and driven by a single software platform integrating CCTV, IP video and intercom, all under division 087100. Your clients may want access control without the hassle of training staff to manage it and re-training replacement staff. At the end of this course, participants will be able to analyze how card access systems, software, video, that will limit access to prevent accidental injury or death. The attendee will be able to appraise cutting edge technology, which allows security to be nearly invisible yet fully functional. At the end of this course, participants will discover access control and video in the “Cloud,” and demonstrate how to maintain an access control system and will be easy for your building owner to operate. 1LU/HSW.


December 12, 2012, “Choices of Air Barriers for Commercial Building Enclosure,” presented by Doug Clase, Parksite / DuPont Building Innovations.

The purpose of this seminar is to briefly review the impact of air leakage on building enclosure performance and to describe different types of air barrier systems for air leakage control. The seminar is organized in two sections: 1) Section one is a brief review of air leakage impact on building enclosure performance and the importance of air leakage control. 2) The second section provides a description of the main types of air barrier membranes for commercial building enclosure: mechanically fastened or building wraps, fluid applied (FA), and self-adhered (SA) or peel-and-stick. Other air barrier types such as Sprayed Polyurethane Foams (SPF) will also be reviewed. A brief description, examples of products and manufacturers, typical properties, application methods, system components and advantages & limitations will be discussed for each air barrier type. This program is register with AIA/GBCI/CMP and offers 1 LU/HSW/SD

2011 AIA Akron & Akron-Canton CSI Lunch & Learn Schedule