’14 Lunch + Learn

2014 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 $25 charge to non-members of AIA Akron and Akron-Canton CSI

January 8, 2014, “Floor Covering Installation Issues,” presented by Charlie Renner, H.B. Fuller Construction Products

Each year, millions of square feet of resilient flooring need replaced due to damage from moisture emission from concrete slabs.  In the last decade, manufacturers have removed solvents from adhesives to make them “Green.”  The unintended consequence is that most floor-covering adhesives now do not tolerate moisture.  In addition, the solvents were replaced with organic materials that can contribute to microbial growth when exposed to moisture.  This program will identify causes, conditions, and trends, as well as identify methods for addressing moisture issues to prevent damage to the flooring. Learning Objectives: 1. Participants will recognize construction trends and challenges as they relate to floor covering issues. 2. Participants will be able to identify different substrates and related surface prep required for proper floor covering installation. 3. Participants will understand the causes of moisture in substrates and proper methods of mitigation required for floor covering installation.  4.  Participants  will  learn  new  ASTM  standards  for  moisture  vapor  barriers  versus  mitigation membranes. Participants will understand floor covering adhesive options and the performance levels available to them. 1 LU/HSW.


January 22, 2014, “Pavement Design Alternates with Concrete,” presented by Bob Krulik, Ohio Concrete

This program provides an introduction to using Concrete pavements as alternates to conventional flexible pavement. Differences between flexible and rigid pavement design will be addressed, as will the numerous benefits of concrete pavement. Successful alternate design examples will also be reviewed. Learning Objectives: 1. Introduction to the difference between flexible and rigid pavement design. 2. Learn the benefits of concrete alternate design for cost and performance. 3. Learn the concrete pavement alternatives. 4. Discuss a case study of concrete alternates for National Accounts. 1 LU/HSW.

February  12,  2014,  “Fire-Retardant-Treated Wood  and  the  International  Building  Code,”  presented  by  Jim Gogolski, Hoover Treated Wood Products, Inc.

This session a discussion of fire-retardant-treated wood technical characteristics and building code related applications. Emphasis is placed on the testing and labeling required by the International Building Code. The building code, as  with many products, regulates the  use  of  wood in  construction. Two broad categories separate materials: combustible and noncombustible. Codes limit the applications of combustible materials on the basis of fire and life safety. The question is then, are there options available to using wood in lieu of a combustible material. Fire-Retardant-Treated Wood (FRTW) provides that option. Codes recognize FRTW for many applications where a noncombustible material is mandated. A few applications allow FRTW in lieu of on – hour ratings. Learning Objectives: 1. Understanding what is FRTW, and why it is allowed in noncombustible construction. 2. What products are available. 3. Product labeling; uses allowed in the building code. 4. Insurance recognition. 1 LU/HSW.

February 26, 2014, “Windows of Opportunity: Fenestration Innovations, Driven by Demand,” presented by Charlie McBrien, Marvin Windows and Doors

Over the last two decades, windows have evolved more quickly than perhaps any other building material, partly in response to demands for greater energy efficiency. Learn how new technologies in the design and manufacture of windows-including new framing materials, coatings, and glazings—are advancing the energy efficiency of both historic buildings and new structures. Learning Objectives, participants will be able to: 1. Describe new technologies that enhance windows’ energy efficiency. 2. List examples of how glazing and framing materials have evolved in response to market demand for greater energy efficiency. 3. Compare and contrast how new technologies will work in historic buildings and how they might not. 4. Show how new window technologies can be used to help achieve specific goals and requirements for energy efficiency on large-scale projects. Facilitator Qualifications: All Marvin AIA-CES presenters have been trained on CES guidelines and presentation skills. All are experienced architectural reps who have broad-base knowledge and hands-on experience working with architects on fenestration specifications. 1 LU/HSW.

March 12, 2014 “Turnkey Storage Solutions for the Public Safety Sector,” by Brian McCann, TAB

This program explains why efficient storage and space planning is becoming more important in the public safety and justice market. By understanding the concept of high-density mobile storage and key steps to reliable storage planning, it ensures the right type of equipment, as well as space requirements, are properly addressed. Various high-density mobile storage applications and storage specific architect considerations address challenges faced by  many public safety  facilities. Having proper storage solutions specific to Property & Evidence rooms along with the right Property & Evidence Management software system, can complement the property rooms’ specific storage needs, and provide a complete and efficient solution so integrity of the P&E room is ensured. It is also important to find a partner who can provide additional turnkey records management services to increase efficiencies and improve space utilization. This will help to save time, space, money and minimize exposure to risk. Learning Objectives: After completion of this course, participants will be able to: 1. Utilize key steps to reliable storage planning while demonstrating the concept of high-density mobile storage. 2. Review various high-density mobile storage applications pertaining to the public safety market and examine storage specific architect considerations that will help to reduce overall storage footprint. 3. Understand how the right Property & Evidence Management software system can complement proper storage solutions in P&E rooms and throughout the Chain of Custody. 4. Learn what other records management services can help public safety facilities increase efficiency and improve space utilization, while saving time, space, money and minimizing their exposure to risk. Facilitator Qualifications: All of TAB’s facilitators have been trained on CES guidelines and presentation skills, are certified presenters for our program, and committed to quality. In addition, they receive continuous training in the field and are considered industry experts. 1LU/HSW.

UPDATED  1/7/14      March  26,  2014,  “Needs  &  Considerations  for  Smart  Building  Systems  Integration,” presented by Thor Mollung, Allegion

This course gives architects an insight into the needs and considerations of integrating the systems required for smart building technologies. We will discuss the basic functionality of the major building systems that impact safety, efficiency, and occupant comfort required for an intelligent building and  we’ll go over the benefits and feasibility of smart building design. Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course participants will be able to: 1) Describe how building systems integrate to bring smarter design solutions to the building process. 2) State how systems and building efficiency effect occupancy and impact safety, and occupant comfort. 3) State how smart buildings increase energy performance. 4) List  the benefits and feasibility of smart building design. 1LU/HSW.

April 9, 2014, “Understanding Poly-Ash Trim and the Other Categories of the Exterior Trim Market,” presented by Jim Brocious, Boral TruExterior® Trim

An examination of the new Poly-Ash category of exterior trim products as it relates to other types of trim, specifically around the areas of installation, longevity, maintenance and sustainability. Learning Objectives: 1. Identify the various categories of exterior trim. 2. Understand key attributes of each exterior trim category. 3. Define the Poly-Ash category of exterior trim. 4. Identify key applications and installation guidelines for Poly-Ash products. 5. Discuss the sustainable advantages of poly-ash trim products. 1 LU/HSW.

April 23, 2014, “Use of Decorative Hardwood Plywood,” presented by Richard Poindexter, Columbia Forest Products

This course will better inform the architect and designer about decorative hardwood plywood in terms of its manufacture, uses, types, and sustainable attributes. The architect and the designer will gain an understanding of the different adhesives and core material options available, which options are more sustainable, and which options are most commonly used. Participants will also know what to look for in order to successfully specify decorative hardwood plywood and how the material can contribute to LEED projects. Learning Objectives: By completing this course, the design professional will be able to: 1. Discuss the basics of decorative hardwood plywood, how it is manufactured, and its sustainable attributes. 2. Compare and contrast the different types of cores and adhesives that are used to manufacture decorative hardwood plywood with an emphasis on urea formaldehyde and NAUF options. 3. Discuss the different types of veneer options offered (including species, grading, and cut). 4. Discuss the questions that need to be asked to successfully specify decorative hardwood plywood and LEED contribution. 1 LU/HSW & 1 GBCI CE Hour

UPDATED 1/7/14   May 14, 2014, “Environmental Product Declarations, what are they?” presented by Gregg Scharrer, USG

This USG course reviews what is an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) and what goes into them. This course review what is published in EPDs and how they are the scorecard of a Life Cycle Assessment of a product, system or service based on Product Category Rules (PCR) for that product family. This course reviews environmental impacts as outlined in ISO 14040 and how a PCR may or may not include all these Impacts. This course also discusses limitations using examples of LCA and how simple number comparisons can be misleading. Discuss covers additional attributes like durability, adaptability, and performance; after all the Greenest building is the one that does not have to be re-built. Proper specification and detailing of systems will improve the overall performance of your design solutions. We all know durability of a material can affect the building’s performance more than any other material attribute, for example, we would not use an un-coated steel exterior panel in a high-salt environment. Or a bamboo floor in a high-traffic public lobby. Durability is one of the biggest impacts on a product’s Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) but how is it determined? Product decisions are made everyday based on all kinds of attributes and trade-off. Understanding the LCA of the product you choose for you product will broaden your knowledge allowing you to make intelligent decision selections for your next project. Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) are surfacing, what are they and how do they differ from a product LCA? Learning Objectives: 1) Review a building LCA and percentage of Initial and recurring energies. 2) Review simple product Embodied Energy and compare with other materials. 3) Discuss material comparisons of Embodied Energy and LCAs. 4) Review why some materials should be recycled but others materials may use other options to achieve landfill avoidance based on their Embodied Energy. 1LU/HSW/SD

UPDATED 1/7/14  May 28, 2014, “Brick Exterior Wall Systems,” presented by Jim Tann, Belden Brick

James A. Tann is the President of the Brick Institute of America – Mid East Region, his current position since 1989.  He is responsible for all programs and activities of the Institute. He administers services for the states of Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia, western Pennsylvania, and western New York State. Today, brick masonry walls systems are much thinner than those built decades ago.  In most cases, the brick masonry constitutes only a fraction of the wall cross section.  Due to climatic exposures, masonry is pushed to the performance limit.  For satisfactory performance, wall systems detailing is of utmost importance.  Concerns now address moisture penetration resistance, differential movement, and anchorage details. This presentation addresses: the philosophies of Drainage Walls and Barrier Walls, Flashings, Weepholes, Reinforcement, Ties, and Movement. Learning Objectives: 1) Application of building code requirements in designing specific wall systems. 2) Design of wall systems to perform under climatic conditions. 3) Knowledge of brick masonry wall ties and anchors. 4) Understanding proper installation issues for expected performance. 1LU/HSW.

CANCELLED – June 11, 2014, presented by Kirk Newell, Matrix

UPDATED 1/8/14     June 25, 2014, “The Advantages of Continuous Insulation in Steel Stud Construction,” presented by Sam Messerly, Rmax

To educate about what ‘Sustainability’ means and how it is measured, what are the factors involved with ‘Building Longevity’ and how these concepts impact making buildings more energy efficient. We will also examine how much energy buildings use from an individual approach to the overall bigger picture. By reviewing codes and standards, that are currently in effect, will give us direction on how much Polyisocyanurate insulation is needed in steel stud design to meet these requirements. Another point of discussion will be, how to meet the continuous insulation requirements in steel stud building envelope designs and the benefits of using polyisocyanurate insulation and what are the physical properties, fire resistance and how to specify it. Review reasons and incentives for going beyond the code as well as supporting organizations and programs.   Learning Objectives: 1) Understand Building Sustainability and Longevity. 2) Learn about the Science Behind Thermal, Air & Moisture Control for Steel Stud Construction. 3) Interpret the Code Requirements for Building Envelope Design and Performance. 4) Discover How Polyiso Meets Requirements and Outperforms Traditional Methods for Optimum Control. 5) Examine How Professionals are looking to a Better Future. 1LU/HSW & GBCI CE 1 Learning Unit.

July 9, 2014, “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.

July 23, 2014, “Movable Wall Solutions,” presented by Kelly Sykeny, KI Wall Solutions

An overview of emerging trends and issues related to movable walls that architects and designers need to be aware of when assisting clients in designing their building construction. After completing this program, you will be able to: 1. Compare the structural makeup of common interior wall systems. 2. Explain how flexibility, sustainability, aesthetics and product life cycle cost define a movable wall system. 3. Recognize how moveable wall can be customized to create unique and adaptable work environments. 4. Describe key advantages to consider when selecting a movable wall system. 1LU/HSW.

UPDATED 1/7/14    August 13, 2014, “Structural Hollow Clay Masonry Design and Detailing,” presented by Shannon Perry, AIA, LEED AP, Interstate Brick

TOPICS: • Extruded brick manufacturing process • Large brick veneer • Structural clay units • Unit/labor and wall assembly cost comparisons • Heat and moisture wall analysis and ASHRAE • Water permeance • Movement joints • Construction scheduling • Sustainability attributes • Large veneer and structural clay for both primary and secondary wall systems • Brick as a curtain wall and structural brick panels incorporating unique construction methods. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 1) The properties and applications of Hollow Clay Masonry units. 2) Environmentally sound clay manufacturing practices. 3) Design and detailing of structural clay  masonry  units  in  load  bearing  and  non-load  bearing  assemblies  addressing  durability,  flexibility, longevity and sustainability. 4) Thermal and moisture analyses of various structural brick wall assemblies and their impact on the baseline energy performance requirements of the building. 1 AIA/OAA CEU HSW/SD, 1.0 GBCI

August 27, 2014, “Resinous flooring – Everything You Need to Know, Without Reading the Manual,” presented by Rick Olejnik, Florock

This course provides an overview of resinous flooring systems and introduces how appropriate site evaluation, including recognition of moisture-related issues, as well as substrate preparation and product selection, can contribute to a safer and healthier facility for individual end users and the community as a whole. Presentation of chemistry, industry standards, case studies and application best practices demonstrates how today’s resinous flooring, meeting the most stringent environmental regulations, offers greater durability, performance and aesthetics than ever before. Learn Objectives: 1. Describe the different types of resinous flooring in use today and the many unique benefits contributing to environmental sustainability and end user health and safety.  Explain how new “hybrid” floors combine superior industrial performance  with  outstanding  decorative  appeal  in  the  same  customizable  surface.  Be  able  to characterize materials by installation method and polymer type. 2. Discuss the pre-construction decisions that can extend the life of new concrete slabs and/or allow for existing slab renovation and reuse. Understand how thoughtful selection of durable and impervious resinous flooring prevents dangerous contaminants from leaching through the porous concrete into surround soil and community groundwater. 3. Attendees will recognize the sustainable performance, as well as health benefits of resinous flooring in terms of its: Ability to control concrete “dusting,” easing strain on air filtration systems and improving overall air quality; “Seamless” nature, offering bacteria few places to hide and allowing for improved hygiene and sanitation; Highly reflective floor finish options, reducing the need for additional lighting and energy consumption; Zero to very low VOC content. 4. Use typical applications and case studies involving resinous flooring skid-resistance, static dissipation, recycled content and locally sourced component options, as well as systems’ various chemical, abrasion, impact and thermal shock resistance properties, in designing durable, eco-friendly spaces that help safeguard inhabitants, while simultaneously qualifying for credits under green building programs. 1LU/HSW.

September 10, 2014, “What Makes a Membrane KEE?” presented by Dave Schultz, Fibertite Roofing Solutions

This program is a general overview in the nature and history of KEE including its introduction into roofing and the subsequent development of an ASTM standard. Learning Objective: At the end of the program, the participants will: 1) understand the nature of the KEE polymer; 2) the early use of KEE in coated fabric and subsequent transition into a roofing membrane; 3) the unique attributes of a KEE membrane and its manufacturer.  Qualifications: A career in the construction industry spanning more than 30 years, with an 8- year span as a Roofing Designer/Project Manager for a National Roofing Company. In this position he oversaw the installation of all types of Low Slope roofing systems including single-ply, modified bitumen and built-up-roofing by a variety of manufacturers. He provided inspection and evaluation surveys and subsequently technical guidance in design and installation to building owners and managers. Today Dave uses his knowledge & experiences as NE Ohio Area Manager for FiberTite Roofing Solutions by Seaman Corporation. Dave enjoys engaging the roofing industry in discussion related to the design, engineering, application  and  sales  of  different  roofing  systems  by  giving  presentations  to  audiences  that  include members of AIA and RCI, as well as roofing contractors and building owners. 1LU/HSW.

September 24, 2014, Topic TBD, presented by Susan Flowers, Cleveland Vicon

October  8,  2014,  “Intumescent Fireproofing: Principles  &  Types,”  presented  by  Bob  Bernard,  CSI, CDT, International Paint LLC.

This one-hour presentation describes and recognizes the different types of intumescent fire protection materials available to the design community as categorized by UL.  Attendees with learn about the challenges that thin film and mastic intumescent fireproofing can present if not properly specified and applied.  A thorough understanding of the application process will be explained; specifically the shop application process of epoxy intumescent fireproofing.  Pictures and samples will be available to show how intumescent materials look before and after they react during a fire scenario.  The latest developments in intumescent fireproofing technology and emerging market opportunities will also be discussed. 1LU.

October 22, 2014, Specifying Architectural Door Opening Egress Solutions,” presented by Tom Pekoc, ASSA Abloy

This one-hour course will cover NFPA-80 Fire Doors and NFPA-101 Life Safety Code as they pertain to doors and hardware within a means of egress.  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.  Tom will also discuss: What is positive latching? What is a preload electric strike?  Stairwell egress requirements for buildings over four stories. Where are delayed egress solutions acceptable? 1LU/HSW.

UPDATED 1/7/14  November 12, 2014, “Environmental and Industrial Hygiene Issues in Construction,” presented by Don Obermeier, LEED AP, OHST, PSI

Environmental and Industrial Hygiene Issues in Construction:  This course provides a background on a variety  of  environmental  and  industrial  hygiene  issues  that  must  be  addressed  when  planning  for  a construction, renovation and/or demolition project.  How many times have you heard of projects being derailed due to unknown and preventable environmental concerns?  How many projects have been delayed due to an unknown worker exposure concern?  By the end of this session, you will be more aware of potential issues and what to do in advance to better plan your projects.  We will present a few case studies and share lessons learned as well as discuss applicable regulations and how to assist your clients with compliance.  Learning Objectives:  1) A better understanding of what building materials might contain asbestos and relevant regulations for asbestos. 2) To learn about project considerations regarding asbestos, mold, and other environmental and industrial hygiene concerns in construction.  3) How to look out for subsurface contamination issues that could derail a project.  4) How to look out for building materials that might be hazardous and may need to be addressed during planning and construction of projects. 1LU/HSW.

December 10, 2014 – Available Date

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