’16 Lunch + Learn

2016 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 Carolyne Tinsley, 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

January 27, 2016, “Poly-Ash Trim and Other Exterior Trim Market,” presented by Jim Brocious, Boral.

An examination of the new Poly-Ash category of exterior trim products as it relates to other types of trim, specifically around areas of installation, longevity, maintenance and sustainability. Objectives: 1. Identify the various categories of exterior trim. 2. Understand key attributes of each exterior trim category. Define the Poly-Ash category of exterior trim. 4. Identify key applicaitons and installation guidelines for Poly-Ash products. Credits: 1 LU HSW

February 10, 2016,  “Roofing Options,” presented by Tommaso Constanzo, CDT, RRO, LEED AP BD+C, Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance Division.

This one-hour course is a review of the many different roof system options available to the designer. It provides a basic examination of system strengths and weaknesses, life cycle expectations, energy conservation impacts and other sustainable considerations.  Applied samples for each system available to view and discuss.  Learning Objectives:  1. Identify the different roof systems. 2. Have an understanding of each system’s strengths and weaknesses. 3. Discuss roof system energy conservation impacts. 4. Explain considerations for roof system selections. Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW

February 24, 2016,  “Using and Specifying Acid-etched Glass or Mirror in Interior or Exterior Glass Applications,” presented by John Dunn, Walker Glass.

To provide in-depth knowledge of acid-etched glass & mirror products. We will provide the most up to date and detailed information to provide understanding how performance and design objectives can be achieved with this type of product. This session will cover critical aspects such as, product characteristics, properties, specifications, constructability and  LEED Credits to facilitate and improve the decision making process. Learning Objectives:  At the end of this course, participants will be able to 1. Understand the acid-etch process; 2. Determine the advantages of acid-etched glass and mirror compared to other methods; 3. Determine how can acid-etched glass or mirror be used in interior & exterior applications; 4. Understand the important issues when writing acid-etched glass or mirror specifications  Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW

March 9,  2016,  “Air, Water & Moisture Management in Light Commercial Building Envelopes,” presented by JR Eyler, Huber Engineered Woods.

A study of how air leakage affects thermal performance and how moisture is managed in typical light commercial construction. Study focuses on roof and wall applications. Also includes discussion about some of the shortcomings of traditional methods and introduces alternative solutions of protecting the structure from air and moisture intrusion. Learning Objectives: At the end of the program, participants should be able to identify the benefits of air and water-resistive barriers. Participants will recognize how wall systems are susceptible to vapor and liquid water intrusion and understand how to protect the structure from it. Also, participants will be able to identify alternative methods for managing air and moisture in light commercial construction to avoid today’s most common pitfalls. Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW

March 23,  2016,  “Elevator Education 101 – Designing for Low-Rise Buildings,” presented by Dan Baylor, ThyssenKrupp Elevator.

This course is designed to be an engaging elevator education presentation geared towards the architectural audience who primary deal with low-rise buildings (5 stories or less).Learning Objectives: After completion of this course, participants will: 1. A brief overview of Vertical Transportation and some interesting facts that about it. 2. Understanding the key aspects of how to adequately choose the right size, speed, type and quantity of elevator(s) for a building, al ong with energy consumption and sustainable design. 3. A closer look at the aspects of a hydraulic elevator that influences a building’s design, with special emphasis on the energy usage of each. 4. A closer look at the aspects of a lowrise traction MRL elevator that influences a building’s design, with special emphasis on the energy. Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW

April 13,  2016,  “The Fundamentals of Clay Roof Tile,” presented by Brian Martucci, Ludowici.

This presentation provides an overview of the manufacturing process of Clay Roof Materials. Attendees were learn about other materials which compete in this category of roof materials. We will also cover the relevant ASTM standards associated with clay roof tile. A history and review of category roof profiles as well as discussion of current project applications will complete the presentation. Learning Objectives: At the end of this program participants will be able to: 1. List the benefits of terra cotta roof tiles. 2. Explain why terra cotta roof tile has more green qualities than any other roofing material. 3.  Identify the benefits of terra cotta roof tile vs. other roofing options. 4. Discuss common technical installation procedures. Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW

April 27,  2016,  “Understanding Mortarless Stone Veneer and Other Stone Veneer Products,” presented by Jim Brocious, Boral.

An examination of the new Mortarless Stone Veneer category of cladding products as it relates to other types of stone veneer, specifically around the areas of installation and applications. Learning Objectives: 1. Identify the various types of stone veneer products and material composition. 2. Understand the attributes of manufactured stone veneer products and installation systems. 3. Define the mortarless stone veneer category and installation method. 4. Identify key applications and installation guidelines for mortarless stone veneer. 1 AIA LU/HSW

May 11,  2016,  “Healthy Wall = Rainscreen and Ventilation,” presented by Jim O’Neill, Keene Building Envelope Products.

Learning Objectives: 1. Analyze the way that various wall systems are being detailed and identify potential flaws that can lead to moisture failures. 2. Review the benefits and principles behind having an airspace within the wall system. 3. Compare the performance of various wall systems using test results for rates of drainage and ventilation in mockup wall systems. 4. Establish the best practices for designing and constructing a well drained and ventilated wall system. 1 AIA LU/HSW

May 25,  2016,  “Architectural Acoustics and Noise Control in Building Design,” presented by Mike Bowen, Ketchum/Walton.

This program will review basic noise control and room acoustics concepts as they relate to building design.  Building code and ANSI standards for acoustics and noise control will be covered along with design methods for meeting and exceeding acoustic goals in a variety of spaces. Application and performance of typical acoustical materials and building assemblies will be reviewed. Learning Objectives:  After completion of the course, participants will be able to: 1. Better understand the acoustical ratings for STC (Sound Transmission Class), IIC (Impact Insulation Class), and T60 (Reverberation Time) and how changes in design effect these ratings and the building occupants. 2. Utilize cost effective building assemblies and interior finishes to achieve acoustic goals and minimize owner complaints. 3. Describe Reverberation Time goals for various room types and the impact on acoustic quality and communication clarity within the space. 4. Design to meet International Building Code requirements for STC and IIC rated assemblies in multi-family buildings. 5. Establish design goals for Schools based on the ANSI standard for classroom acoustics.

June 8,  2016,  “The Importance of Quality Detailing,” presented by Tommaso Costanzo, CDT, RRO, LEED AP BD+C, Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance Division

This one-hour course is a discussion of the complexities of flashing details as they pertain to different roofing systems. It also provides procedures on how to improve the quality of details by being code compliant and making other upgrades to the specifications. Samples of flashing details will be available to view and discuss. Learning Objectives: 1. Identify the different types of flashings. 2. Review the major reasons for flashing failure. 3. Develop specification language to avoid common errors in specifying flashing details. 4. Gain an understanding of how Factory Mutual Global, the National Roofing Contractors Association and the American National Standards Institute / Single Ply Roofing Industry (ANSI/SPRI)  ES-1 impact code compliance for flashings. Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW

June 22,  2016,  “Protect Your Assets: Water and Moisture Design Consideration in Concrete,” presented by Kendall Crooke, Viper Vapor Barriers

This session will focus on water and moisture design considerations in concrete in protecting assets, reducing moisture/water-related finished floor failures and reducing design risk. The presentation focuses on how integral waterproofing concrete technologies can help accomplish these objectives. The presentation will include an outline of the existing processes and methodologies of waterproofing concrete and also walk through comparative test results. The goal of the discussion is to provide an understanding of problems in design with concrete and a comparison of solutions to protect concrete and structural elements. Learning Objectives: After completion of this course, participants will understand how integral concrete technology can deliver sustainable benefit and protect assets from moisture with: Increased durability for structures Reduced risk in both design and construction; Increased moisture vapor protection to prevent floor finish failures Lower cost, and  Faster construction schedules. Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW

July  13,  2016,  “Liquid Applied Roofing and Waterproofing Membranes,”  presented  by  Mike Childress, Chilco

Liquid applied membranes should not be confused with coatings. The effectiveness and versatility of fluid applied membranes often makes them the only viable solution for complex waterproofing problems. This seminar will focus on the use of such systems as an alternative to conventional roof systems and a solution to challenging waterproofing systems. The use of these systems in historic preservation, facade repair and building envelope waterproofing will also be examined. Learning Objectives: 1. Gain an overall awareness of the various fluid applied roofing & waterproofing membranes. 2. Examine the basic differences between fluid applied membranes and coatings. 3. Review field installation considerations for each type of system. Credit: 1 AIA/LU/HSW


December 14, 2016 – TBD, Brian Antal, Dimensional Metals, Inc.

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