All CSI Expo seminars will be approved by the AIA for 1.0 LU/HSW credit each = 4 total credits for the day.
Early-Bird Seminar #1 (8:00am - 9:00am): "The Perfect Wall" by Joe Lstiburek You don’t want the wall to burn, blow away or fall down when the earth shakes. And you need to keep the water out. Keep the air in and the air out. Keep the vapor in and the vapor out. Keep the heat in and the heat out. So you need a water control layer, an air control layer a vapor control layer and a thermal control layer. You add these layers to the structure and make sure stuff does not burn. Done. Except walls are never constructed perfectly. And the order of the layers might matter. Now what? Physics intrudes. The Second Law is a pain and Arrhenius causes grief.
Learning Objectives 1. To gain an understanding of environmental separation 2. To gain an understanding of construction of walls in commonly constructed buildings. 3. To gain an understanding of the Second Law of Thermodynamics and building assembly design and construction 4. To gain an understanding of the Arrhenius Equation and its impact on building durability
Seminar #2 (10:00am - 11:00am): “Where the Building Meets the Sky” by Joe Lstiburek Green roofs meet compact roofs and both meet plaza decks. Anyone can design and build a sloping roof with a vented attic. What a concept. Drain the rain and vent moisture away if it gets in. Only seriously deranged people would construct flat roofs that are unvented. Apparently we must all be seriously deranged because compact flat unvented roofs are the norm. And now we are planting things on the top of them? How come this works? Actually, how come this used to work easily but no longer does….
Leaning Objectives 1. To gain an understanding of green roof construction. 2. To gain an understanding of construction of roofs in commonly constructed buildings. 3. To gain an understanding of compact roofs. 4. To gain an understanding of plaza decks
Seminar #3 (1:00pm - 2:00pm): "Access Control: Coordinating Security Hardware for your Project” by TJ Gottwalt and Greg Pacitti Have you ever struggled with coordinating door hardware and security requirements when writing specifications? Virtually every non-residential building today has some form of security or access control solution. This interactive session will walk you through the quagmire of issues in relation to security door hardware raised by MasterFormat 2016, and show you specific ways to improve construction documentation to enhance the construction process and final delivery to the owner. This session will cover various coordination techniques and share best practices. You won’t want to miss this engaging and informative session!
Leaning Objectives 1. Determine best practices for coordinating door hardware and security products between Division 08 and 28 in construction specifications; 2. Identify the various components of an access control system; 3. Implement strategies to benefit their clients’ security plans; 4. Write specifications that minimize issues during the bidding and construction phases
Seminar #4 (3:00pm - 4:00pm): “Next-Generation Sustainable Architecture: Buildings as Air Pollution Remediators” by Nik Nokolov Research into photocatalytic architectural concrete has been progressing for over ten years and this emerging technology offers building professionals a renewed opportunity to contribute toward sustainable goals by enabling the design of radiation-active architectural facades that can lead to potential advances in passive air pollution remediation. The presentation will discuss current research, designs methods, and projects that incorporate environmentally derived data into the design of building façade components made of innovative photocatalytic concrete.
Learning objectives: 1. Explain the background of photocatalytic concrete 2. Describe the opportunities for computational methods of designing for maximum performance of photocatalytic concrete 3. Discuss two case studies of photocatalytic concrete building façade components 4. List the advantages and limitations of building facades designed for photocatalytic performance