Building Show to Offer AIA Credits


Professional architects will have the opportunity to earn continuing education credits at multiple presentations planned for the upcoming D+D 2014 Conference and Exhibition.

Attendees to more than 25 courses, taught by national experts, are eligible to receive American Institute of Architects-approved LU (Learning Unit) credits. Several of those courses also offer HSW (Health, Safety and Welfare) unit hours.

The presentation topics include reflective roof coatings and systems, performance of air barriers, decorative coating materials and methods, and high-performance architectural coatings.

D+D 2014, themed “Advances in Protective and Aesthetic Technologies for Buildings,” will take place May 20-22 at the historic Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel in Cincinnati, OH. The conference program offers two tracks: Track 1, Materials Technology and Performance; and Track 2, Good Technical Practice.

Conference Program

The tentative list of speakers, presentations, times and AIA credits as of Friday (Feb. 21) follows. Participants should check the show website for updates.

Keynote Address

Wednesday, May 21, 9 to 10 a.m.

  • Dr. Joseph Lstiburek, Building Science Corp.: Don't Do Stupid Things

Track 1: Materials Technology and Performance

Session 1: High Performance Architectural Coatings
Chair: Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing

Wednesday, May 21, 10 a.m. to noon

  • Steve Revnew, Sherwin-Williams: New Coating Technologies that Enhance Occupant Experience (1.00 LU (Learning Unit) credit—AIA)
  • Dr. Kurt Wood, Arkema: Achieving Long-Term Coating Service Life on Metallic and Non-Metallic Building Component Substrates (1.00 LU credit—AIA)
  • Kristen Blankenship, AGC Chemicals: FEVE Resin Technology for High-Performance Architectural and Industrial Coatings (1.00 LU credit—AIA)
  • George Daisey, Dow Chemical Company: Protecting and Enhancing Your Building Envelope with Acrylic Coatings (1.00 LU credit—AIA)

Session 2: Reflective Roof Coatings and Systems
Chair: William Kirn, Quest Construction Products

Wednesday, May 21, 2 to 4 p.m.

  • Jarrett B. Davis and Joe Mellot, The Garland Company Inc.: Black vs. White...and Everything in Between (1.00 LU credit—AIA)
  • Mark Ryan, Shepherd Color: Expanding the Durable Color Envelope (1.00 LU/HSW credit—AIA)
  • William A. Kirn, Quest Construction Products: Design and Characteristics of a Novel Lightweight Insulating Concrete (LWIC) for Low Slope Roof Decks, Floor Leveling and Acoustical Insulation (1.00 LU credit—AIA)
  • Hashem Akbari, Concordia University: Advances in Development of Cool Roof Coatings (1.00 LU/HSW (Heath, Safety and Welfare) credit—AIA)

Session 3: Performance of Air Barriers
Chair: Laverne Dalgleish, Air Barrier Association of America

Thursday, May 22, 9 to11:00 a.m.

  • Tom Butt, Interactive Resources Inc., Architects and Engineers: Codes and Standards for Water-Resistive Barriers and Flexible Flashings (1.00 LU credit—AIA)
  • Paul Grahovac; Guy Long and Dave Kimball, PROSOCO: Preventing Water Intrusion into the Building Envelope through Proper Preparation of Rough Openings (1.00 LU credit—AIA)
  • Andre Desjarlais, Oak Ridge National Laboratories: Energy Efficiency and Durability of Wall and Roof Systems (1.00 LU/HSW credit—AIA)
  • Vincent Cammalleri, Simpson Gumpertz and Heger: Critical Details: Key Junctions and Interfaces for Air Barriers (1.00 LU credit—AIA)

Session 4: Decorative Coating Materials and Methods
Chair: Gary Henry, Durability + Design

Thursday, May 22, 2 to 4 p.m.

  • John Pugh, Los Gatos Studio: Trompe L’oeil: Bridging the Gap Between Art and Architecture (1.00 LU credit—AIA)
  • Gunar Gruenke, Conrad Schmitt Studios: Decorative Interiors: The More Things Change…(1.00 LU credit—AIA)
  • Jeff Greene, Evergreene Architectural Arts: The Power of Paint and Art in Architecture (1.00 LU credit—AIA)
  • Jill Pilaroscia, Colour Studio Inc.: Color Matters (1.00 LU credit—AIA)

Track 2: Good Technical Practice

Session 1: Good Practice in the Use of High-Performance Coatings
Chair: Ken Trimber, KTA-Tator

Wednesday, May 21, 10 a.m. to noon

  • Fred Goodwin, BASF Construction Chemicals: Preparation of Concrete for Rapid Coating Application (1.00 LU credit—AIA)
  • Kevin Knight, Edifice Tutorial Inc.: Durability of Paint/Coatings on the Exterior of Building Enclosures (1.00 LU credit—AIA)
  • Ken Trimber and Kevin Brown, KTA-Tator Inc.: Building Wall and Coating Condition Evaluation (1.00 LU credit—AIA)
  • Jeff Theo, Vulcan Painters Inc.: Building a Case for Commercial Contractor and Applicator Certifications

Session 2: Assuring the Performance of Restoration Materials and Techniques

Wednesday, May 21, 2 to 4 p.m.

  • Richard Rauh, Richard Rauh and Associates: Construction Technologies and Jazz Age Skyscrapers of the 1920s: Insights into the Durability of their Design
  • Elizabeth Moss, Swanke Hayden Connell: Asphalt Green's Fresh Face (1.00 LU credit—AIA)
  • Joe Marzahl, Firestone Building Products: Sustainable Alternatives to Replacing Industrial and Commercial Metal Roofs (1.00 LU credit—AIA)

Session 3: Concrete Polishing
Chair: Jennifer A. Faller, Concrete Polishing Association of America

Thursday, May 22, 9 to 11:00 a.m.

  • Kevin Sigourney, PROSOCO: Selection and Maintenance of Polished Concrete Floor Finishes (1.00 LU credit—AIA)
  • Todd Gomez, VersaFlex Incorporated: Restoring a Concrete Relic With Colour (1.00 LU credit—AIA)
  • Jennifer Faller, Concrete Polishing Association of America: Specifying Basics for Polished Concrete (1.00 LU credit—AIA)
  • Christopher Bennet, Husqvarna: Polished Concrete: Measuring Success (1.00 LU credit—AIA)

Session 4: Good Practice in Specifying Coatings and Other Finishes
Chair: Steven Reinstadtler, Bayer MaterialScience

Thursday, May 22, 2 to 4 p.m.

  • Joe Kujawski, Sherwin-Williams: Why Specifying High Performance Coatings for Commercial Spaces is a Smart Move (1.00 LU credit—AIA)
  • Joe Berchenko, ARCOM: How To Specify Paint (1.00 LU credit—AIA)
  • Steven Danielpour, HOK: Emerging Sustainable Coating Technologies (1.00 LU/HSW credit—AIA)
  • Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing: The Continuing Need for Coating Standards (1.00 LU credit—AIA)

Conference registration is open now. A discounted "early bird" rate is available through April 17.


Tagged categories: American Institute of Architects (AIA); Architects; Conferences; D+D 2014; Designers; Education; Good Technical Practice; Specifiers; Worker training

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