Friday, August 21, 2009

Procrastinators Series

Attendees have three registration options. They can attend (1) the full day of classes (2) only the morning classes or (3) only the afternoon classes. Each one hour of teaching is the equivalent of one Continuing Education Learning Unit (CES LU).

Full Day (
8:30am - 5:30pm )
Attendees will earn 8 CES LUs. Of these 8 units they will earn 1 ADA Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) LU, 6 Health Safety and Welfare (HSW) LUs and 4 Sustainable Design (SD) LUs.

Half Day/Morning (
8:30am - 11:40am )
Attendees will earn 3 CES LUs. Of these 3 units, they will earn 1
ADA Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) LU and 1 Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) LU.

Half Day/Afternoon (
12:10pm - 5:30pm )
Attendees will earn 5 CES LUs. All 5 of these units will qualify for Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) LUs, and 4 of these units will qualify for Sustainable Design (SD) LUs.


AIA East Bay Procrastinators’ Series Schedule

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

8:00 – 8:30

Registration and Breakfast

8:30 – 9:30

Inclined and Vertical Wheelchair Lifts

1. Review the standards used in the design, manufacturing and installation of wheelchair lifts and limited use elevators

2. Discuss the accessibility requirements outlined in:

3. American Disability Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG)

4. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

a. Section 1: Compliance with Codes & Standards

b. Section 2: ADA Accessibility Guidelines

c. Section 3: Wheelchair Lifts

d. Section 4: LU/LA Elevators

Speaker: Neil Chaitin, McKinley Elevator Corporation


9:35 – 10:35

Urethane Grout Technology

Learn the ANSI standard requirements for the various grout types and characteristics. Look at the good and the bad of each grout type & how they are each maintained. Know what to look out for to avoid problems. Know what items are important when selecting the proper type for your product.

Speaker: Woody Barker, Bostik

1 LU

10:40 – 11:40

Understanding Quartz Surfacing Material

1. Understanding of what Quartz surfacing material is and:

2. What is Quartz?

3. The role Quartz has played in history

4. Where can Quartz be found?

5. The physical properties of Quartz

6. What is the Breton manufacturing process?

7. Differences between acrylic solid surfaces, stone, and Quartz surfaces

8. What you get when you combine Quartz surfacing material, and Microban antimicrobial material

Speaker: Dennis Rickman, Cosentino USA



11:40 – 12:10

12:10 – 1:10

The Beauty, Longevity and Earth Friendly Benefits of Clay

Due to the increased focus on designing structures that lessen the impact on the environment, now more than ever building materials are scrutinized along these guidelines. This course will educate the architect on the “cool roof impact” on the building industry, the “green” benefits of using clay tile, and the differences between clay and other roofing materials.

Speaker: Courtney Fischbeck , US Tile


1:15 – 2:15

Glass Floor Walkways and Stair Treads

Upon completion of this course you will have a better understanding of designing Glass into Walkways and Stair Treads and how the following are taken into

consideration during the design process:

• Support Methods & Installation

• Safety and Modesty

• Slip Resistance


Speaker: Steve Weddle, Innovative Building Products, Inc,


2:20 – 3:20

Designing with Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)

This program introduced Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) as a construction technology as well as highlights the benefits of ICF construction for builders and occupants. By the end of the program, participants will have the information and knowledge required to design with ICFs.

Speaker: Gary Brown, Amvic Building Systems


3:25 – 4:25

Decorative Surfacing Treatments to Existing Asphalt ( HMA ) Surfaces

At the conclusion of this course you will have a better understanding of the following:

- Hot Mix Asphalt ( HMA )

- Benefits of HMA

- Available Systems

- Important System Characteristics

- Creative Potential

Speaker: Gavin Lee, Integrated Paving Concepts


4:30 – 5:30

The Evolution of Roofing to Sustainable Cool Roof Systems

•Describe the evolution of modern roofing.

•Understand the difference between roof coatings and fluid applied roof systems.

•Describe the “Heat Island Effect”

•Understand the principles of a “Cool Roof”

•Understand the benefits of “Cool Roofing”

•Understand the benefits of Sustainable Roofing.

Speaker: Mark Alexander, Hydro-Stop, LLC



Full Day

$50 - Chapter Member

$65 - AIA member of another chapter

$100 - Non-member

Half Day/Morning

$35 - Chapter member

$50 - AIA member of another chapter

$70 - Non-member

Half Day/Afternoon

$30 - Chapter member

$45 - AIA member of another chapter

$60 - Non-member


Registration is now open. Click here to register.

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