2013 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 9, 2013, “The Role of Air and Water-resistive Barriers in the Building Envelope,” presented by Matt Stickler, Prosoco, Inc.
This course is an introduction to air and water-resistive barriers and how they work. The role of air leakage in causing mold in walls and high energy costs is explained. The program includes discussion of the different products on the market. It also explains why contemporary building envelopes need these products now more than ever before. Learning objectives: 1. Identify nine basic points about air barriers. 2. Describe how air barriers work. 3. Compare/contrast air and vapor barriers. 4. Identify state/federal air barrier initiatives. 5. Identify four basics of effective air barriers. 6. Compare/contrast three types of air barriers. 1 LU/HSW/SD.


January 23, 2013, “Concrete Solutions to Storm Water Runoff,” Pervious Concrete, presented by Wayne Moening, Ohio Concrete.
This presentation is a thorough review of pervious concrete properties and the benefits of paving with this type of concrete pavement. After the presentation you will not only understand the benefits of using pervious concrete but also how the placement procedures are different from “conventional” concrete. The important design considerations that must be considered when using pervious concrete will also be discussed. You will gain knowledge in designing for poor soils, freeze / thaw considerations and heavy traffic. Finally you will receive guidance on proper specification. Examples of area projects will be given throughout the presentation as well. We continue to see increased use of this type of pavement on LEED projects, including schools, throughout Ohio. The installation of storm water taxes / fees for runoff in NE Ohio and around the State have also led to an increased interest in designing with pervious concrete to aid in storm water control. 1LU/HSW.


February 13, 2013, “Modern Concrete Repair Technology,” presented by Aimee Pergalsky, Euclid Chemical
Learn the key aspects of concrete repair, including causes, materials, repair methods and how to specify concrete repair work. Learning Objectives: 1. Learn the causes of concrete deterioration. 2. Learn how to select the appropriate repair material for the repair requirements. 3. Learn how to properly mix, place and cure the repair material. 4. Learn how to specify the correct repair materials and procedures. 1 LU/HSW.


February 27, 2013, “Sustainable Fiberglass Window Installation Systems for Commercial Buildings,” presented by Deb Sharrits, Pella Window & Door Co. – Gunton Corp.
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 five years, however, another choice has gained popularity for a lot of good reasons. 1) Identify and recognize the sustainable attributes and features of current fiberglass window technology. 2) Determine beneficial and sustainable choices in creating window design patterns and sizes that contribute to daylight, views, and occupant comfort. 3) Investigate the design considerations for the safe use of sustainable fiberglass window and doors in different opening types in commercial and institutional buildings, including punched openings, horizontal ribbons, vertical stacks, and storefront applications. 4) Specify and design appropriate window installation details for new construction and renovation projects that meet human safety and welfare requirements while contributing to an energy efficient building envelope. 1 LU/HSW/SD.


March 13, 2013, “Lightweight Insulating Concrete – The Sustainable Roof Insulation,” presented by John Rose, Siplast Lightweight Insulating Concrete Roof Insulation Systems
John Rose is the Manager for Siplast Lightweight Insulating Concrete Roof Insulation Systems. His career spans over 30 years in the roofing and the fire protection industry. Rose received his Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Penn State University. A discussion on roof insulation in sustainable building envelope design and the role lightweight insulating concretes systems contribute to that concept. The specific topics of energy efficiency, sustainability and environmental responsibility will be discussed. Also included in the presentation: 1. Engineering design properties such as composite construction, acoustics, fire resistant construction, wind uplift and thermal properties. 2. The history of LWIC. 3. Different types of LWIC and component characteristics. 4. Mass effect of insulations and LWIC. 5. American Concrete Institute guidelines for LWIC. 6. Sustainability of roof insulation systems. 1 LU/HSW/SD.


March 27, 2013 – “High Performing Masonry Wall Systems,” presented by Tom Nagy, International Masonry Institute
This presentation clarifies the basic functions of the building envelope/enclosure and how masonry systems satisfy those functions through control of air, moisture, and vapor transmission. Positions masonry as a system rather than a collection of individual components Also discusses how the construction manager and building owner are demanding single source responsibility for the building envelope / enclosure, and how a mason contractor can best operate in this environment. As the Ohio Area Director of the International Masonry Institute, Tom provides technical consultations, plan reviews, jobsite troubleshooting, craft worker training and certification, and seminar planning and presentation. 1 LU/HSW/SD.


April 10, 2013, “Decorative Hardwood Plywood & Interior Air Quality,” presented by Richard Poindexter, InfoSpec, Inc.
This course will better inform the architect and designer about decorative hardwood plywood and its features and benefits. The architect and designer will gain an understanding of composite core adhesive options with formaldehyde emission as a focus and view formaldehyde through two different perspectives: 1. LEED – Based 2. Emissions – Based. Upon completion of this course the design professional will be able to: 1. Discuss the basics of decorative hardwood plywood. 2. Compare and contrast composite core adhesive options with formaldehyde emission from both LEED-based and emissions-based perspectives. 3. Explain LEED – compliant, no-added-urea-formaldehyde (NAUF) panel constructions. 4. Discuss information resources available to support specification of NAUF panel products. 1 LU/HSW/SD.


April 24, 2013, “Upward Acting Sectional Doors,” presented by Katrina Yohey, Clopay Building Products
This program focuses on when to specify an upward acting sectional door and why. After completion, you will understand the different types of sectional doors and their major differences. Understand different mounting conditions, head room, and side room considerations as well as track options including types of lift. We will also touch on types of operators and proper applications as well as specialty door applications. 1 LU.


May 8, 2013, “Sustainable Roofing for Low-Sloped Roofs,” presented by Don Fusselman, RRO & Carlisle-Syntec Rep.
This presentation will be an overview of “Enhancing Durability & Energy Performance,” the ”balanced” Integration of Sound Design principals and Green “proven” products to achieve durability, longer service life, energy efficiency and a reduced carbon footprint. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 1. Market Trends – LEED, cost of energy, air quality / heat island, emphases on green construction and research. 2. Roof membrane color – the driving factors; dark roofs versus reflective roofs, roof color and energy. 3. Insulation and carbon emissions reduction – insulation r-value and membrane color. 4. Today’s energy conflicts – air temperature above membranes issues, condensation problems during cold weather. 5. Sustainable products / practices – roof system components and sustainable practices. 1 LU/HSW/SD.

May 22, 2013, “Sustainability In Masonry,” presented by Chris Bupp, Hohmann & Barnard
The single largest issue in masonry wall design is the compatibility of various products that must work together to achieve the desired results. This can include air barrier systems, thru-wall flashings, and reinforcement/anchoring systems. HOHMANN & BARNARD presents an AIA accredited seminar that will discuss the importance of sourcing all materials from a single supplier as well as designating a single contractor to ensure compatibility of all building processes. TOPICS BEING COVERED: 1. Air/Vapor barrier basics – Applications – fluid applied vs. sheet applied products – Permeable vs. Non-permeable. 2. Using anchoring systems successfully with air & vapor barriers. 3. Advantages/Disadvantages and compatibility of various flashing materials. 4. Limiting Mold Problems with Moisture Management Systems. 5. Air ventilation within the cavity. Chris Bupp has over 25 years of experience in the masonry industry. He has been involved in many projects including Trump Towers in NYC, Liberty Place in Philadelphia, and the recently completed Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC. Chris covers the most relevant up-to-date information in the masonry industry including code changes and industry trends. 1 LU/HSW.


June 12, 2013, “In-Ground Automatic Door Operator Systems – A.D.A. Accessibility Compliance without Design Compromise,” presented by Jim Stanley, CSI, CDT – Opcon USA
This course provides an overview of the history of in-ground/underground automatic door operator systems, a review of the components of current in-ground systems and an explanation of potential applications and usage for design consideration. Compatibility with ANSI A156.10 (“High Energy”) and ANSI A156.19 (“Low Energy”) are also reviewed. Upon completion of the course, the participant will have a better understanding of in-ground automatic door operator systems and their potential benefit for diversified design criteria utilizing A.D.A. Accessibility guidelines. Jim Stanley, CSI, CDT is Business Development Manager with Opcon USA, LP and brings over 17 years of experience to the architectural openings industry. 1 LU/HSW


June 26, 2013, “Protective Treatments for Masonry,” presented by Matt Stickler, Prosoco, Inc.
This presentation will be an overview of the effects of water on masonry architecture. Types of masonry water repellents are compared and contrasted. Application methods are discussed. The program ends with a look at treatments for protecting masonry against non-water threats such as oil and graffiti. LEARNING OBJECTIVES 1. List 6 ways water penetration harms masonry. 2. Identify the 2 main types of protective treatments. 3. Research and select appropriate protective treatments. 4. Describe the general application procedures for protective treatments. PROSOCO CES presenters are experienced construction professionals. Most average 10 years in the industry. Their qualifications include formal manufacturer’s training and extensive applied fieldwork. 1 LU/HSW.


July 10, 2013, “Design considerations for the Building Envelope,” presented by Mike Childress, Chilco Diversified
Although we all talk about the building envelope, the industry has not defined or described a true, full systems approach to treating the components or penetrations of the building envelope collectively. Whether it is new construction or a cause for repair and restoration; water intrusion, weathering, air leakage and premature deterioration of construction materials and assemblies is preventable. This AIA technical seminar will examine: ∙ The evolution of the building envelope and modern design expectations, ∙ Discuss the Control Layers Approach to system design, and ∙ Apply the same to the various system elements intersecting the Building Envelope, including: Walls, Facades, Fenestration Roofs, Balconies, Plaza Decks, and Parking Decks. Mike Childress has spent the last 25 years in the concrete and masonry repair and protection industry.


July 24, 2013, “Introduction to Post Frame Buildings for Light Commercial Use,” presented by Larry Edema, Wick Buildings, LLC.
This presentation will focus on post-frame building systems in comparison to other wood-frame construction types. Topics will include: unique features that make post-frame systems a cost and energy-efficient option with great flexibility in architectural detailing, the two primary structural design approaches, embedded post foundations, structural diaphragms and shear walls for lateral load distribution, structural integrity and longevity, code compliance issues and preservative treatment for embedded wood posts. The flexibility of post-frame applications will also be illustrated with examples from a range of projects. 1 LU/HSW.


August 14, 2013, “Reducing Embodied Energy In Masonry Construction,” presented by Oscar Williams CalStar
Green construction has been around for several years. Current green materials and building practices are often self-certified and can be qualitative, rather than quantitative. This session will discuss the importance of product transparency and benchmarking, which are necessary for quantifying the reduction in environmental impact of sustainable products. The presentation includes a discussion of how life cycle assessments, product category rules, and environmental product declarations all relate to each other. The presentation then discusses how different green certification programs (LEED, Architecture 2030 Product Challenge, SMaRT) treat and incentivize life cycle assessments. Case studies are also presented. At the end of the program, participants will be able to 1) discuss product transparency and benchmarking and how they are the next step in sustainable building; 2) explain the LCA and EPD processes and their importance; 3) discuss how product benchmarking is applied to LEED and other green certifications; and 4) explain how product benchmarking was used in specific case studies. 1LU/HSW/SD, 1 GBCI.


August 28 – Topic TBD, Tublite


September 11, 2013 “Electronically Tintable Glass: A Project Showcase,” presented by Andrew Hulse, SAGE Electrochromics
We live in a dynamic environment, but until now our building envelopes have been static in nature – unable to effectively control the flow of the sun’s light and heat into buildings from hour to hour and from season to season. Electronically tintable glass provides the means to develop a dynamic façade with variable visible light transmission and solar heat gain coefficient, which saves cooling and lighting energy, and solves problems of excessive solar heat gain, glare, fading and the need for unsightly blinds. This session will briefly review dynamic electrochromic glass performance characteristics and its benefits. The presentation will then focus on a number of diverse case studies to demonstrate the application of electrochromic glass in different building types and glazing applications to achieve different objectives such as glare control, heat control, daylighting, occupant comfort and to facilitate sustainable design. A discussion of installation will also be included. At the end of this program, participants will be able to: 1. Analyze the impact of traditional solar control solutions, their associated energy penalty and contrast with the use of dynamic glazing; 2. Explain the energy and environmental benefits of electrochromic glass and discuss key control strategies for maximum energy conservation; 3. Examine the human factors’ benefit with electrochromics and discuss how durability improves sustainability; and 4. Understand key aspects of design for incorporating and specifying electrochromic glass to achieve maximum performance and potential contribution to LEED points. 1 LU/HSW/SD.


September 25, 2013, “Designing Integrated Sustainable Ceilings,” presented by Gregg Scharrer, United States Gypsum Company
This USG program will address the trend away from standard modular ceilings to more organized approach. The introduction of the course spotlights the current trends in ceiling design and the enhanced flexibility that designers have when working with the ceiling plane. With advancements in suspension systems and availability of larger size plank panels, designers and architects are no longer limted to standard 2’x2’ or 2’x4’ modules. Not only does that allow for enhanced creative expression, but also allows for many opportunities to design a truly sustainable ceiling. The program focuses on specific ways in which these integrated ceilings contribute to sustainability by discussing the integration of linear energy efficient light fixtures, high light reflectance panels, daylighting, product stewardship and improved indoor air quality. This program is designed to inspire designers to create fresh, clean, organized ceiling layouts while optimizing energy efficiency, day light, and indoor air quality. In addition, this program will address performance solutions around aesthetics, sound control, and sustainability as it relates to an integrated ceiling system. 1 LU/HSW/SD


October 9, 2013 – “Architectural Concrete: Ground and Polished with Integral Color, Dyes and Stains,” presented by Scott Reyes, LM Scofield
This course explains the basic principles behind the process. Discusses LEED project qualifying, slip co-efficient, coloring systems and maintenance. Learning Objectives: Participants will learn how to incorporate ground and polished concrete into their projects and understand how to select the proper grade and class for a polished concrete specification. They will learn about densifying concrete and how ground and polished concrete compares to other flooring materials. They will learn about floor flatness, light reflectivity. They will also learn how to properly color and maintain a ground and polished floor.


October 23, 2013, “Basic Doors, frames and Hardware,” presented by Tom Pekoc, ASSA ABLOY
This one hour course will cover basic components of the architectural door opening such as why you would use a mortise lock vs. a cylindrical and what order to specify different components. He will also cover various hollow metal and wood door types and how to avoid common mistakes when dealing with hardware. Tom is an Architectural Hardware Consultant (AHC) as certified by the Door and Hardware Institute (DHI) and a Certified Document Technician (CDT) as certified by the Construction Specification Institute (CSI). He has been in the door and hardware industry for over 30 years and consultants with architects, engineers, integrators and owners in regards to their door and hardware needs. He is up to date on current fire & life safety codes and specializes in access control applications. He is a Door Opening Consultant (DOC) with ASSA ABLOY. ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions. 1 LU/HSW.


November 13, 2013 – “Designing With Thin-Clad Stone – Tile, Curtain Wall and Open Rainscreen,” presented by Brian Mohr, Arriscraft International
This one hour course will discuss two distinct installation systems and five different potential uses for Thin-Clad Stone materials. These uses will cover both interior and exterior veneer applications The presentation will focus on both tile and “clipped” or anchored veneers. Learning Objectives: 1. To understand the mechanism of quarried stone formation and how Calcium Silicate Stone formation is similar. 2. To identify two systems for installing Thin0-Clad Stone materials and identify five distinct areas of use for these two systems. 3. Identify how those two systems and five distinct areas of use influence design decisions. 4. To recognize the overall design versatility of Thin-Clad Stone as a cladding material. 5. To understand the benefits of using Calcium Silicate Material (i.e. Green benefits). 1 LU/HSW.


December 11, 2013, “Understanding Ethics for the Design Professional,”Presented by Paula Salvaggio and Eric Pempus, Oswald Companies
This workshop helps architects and engineers understand the topic of ethics as it relates to the design professions. Participants will define ethical behavior, review professional association ethical canons, explore models for ethical decision making and develop strategies for ethical responsiveness. This workshop includes a case study workshop, materials from professional associations and an excerpt from the Contract Guide.
Paula M. Selvaggio is the Industry Segment Leader for Architects and Engineers at Oswald Companies. She has over 25 years experience in the design professional community and is a well recognized specialist in this field. Prior to joining Oswals Companies, Paula successfully managed Selvaggio-Teske for 10 years and doubled the business from its inception. Eric O. Pempus is a Risk Manager in the Architects + Engineers Industry Segment at Oswald Companies, working directly with our architecture and engineering clients for their risk management needs, including contract reviews and design professional and construction industry continuing educational programs. He is a licensed architect and an attorney, and has over 33 years of experience in the construction industry.1LU/HSW
2012 AIA Akron & Akron-Canton CSI Lunch & Learn Schedule
2011 AIA Akron & Akron-Canton CSI Lunch & Learn Schedule