CE Learning Zone

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The CE Learning Zone provides in-depth information and analysis presented by our exhibitor community. Earn AIA Continuing Education (CE) credits through these 60-minute sessions that provide practical, innovative ideas and solutions to invigorate your business. Sessions are held on the show floor with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration required.

Wednesday, November 6

10:30 am - 11:30 am

LZ01: Henry Co Presents: Advanced Waterproofing Solutions with a PUMA System

Speaker:  Todd Skopic

This presentation will describe overcoming waterproofing challenges by utilizing a liquid-applied PUMA system. PUMA is a cold fluid-applied waterproofing system with quick-curing technology providing longterm stability, permanent UV exposure resistance to impact, scratches, punctures and slip resistance.

PUMA technical advances allow for waterproofing certainty where sheet-applied membranes are difficult to install due to complex design and construction requirements. Through this step-by-step presentation, you will understand how PUMA may solve common installation obstacles and how to properly specificity/install a PUMA system to suit project specific needs. Enjoy an engaged discussion, find out which system is right for your project, and ask project specific questions.


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

LZ02 | Diptech Presents: Designing Bird-Friendly Façades in a Digital World

Speaker:  Eyal Porat

With glass collisions killing 365 to 988 million birds each year in the United States alone, several cities have already adopted some form of bird-safe glass regulation. Join this session to explore the process of designing and creating bird-friendly patterns for glass and get inspired by the story of how one architectural firm managed saving thousands of birds from colliding into a renovated façade, through a unique and creative digital solution.


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

LZ03 | Eldorado Stone and Cultured Stone Present: Designing Commercial Projects with Manufactured Stone Veneer

Speaker:  Susan King

Design guidelines for sustainable manufactured stone veneer buildings, including product innovations and industry related education.


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

LZ04 | Andersen Windows & Doors Presents: Materials & Cladding – AAMA Finishes 

Speaker:  Chuck Monteforte

Explain how different materials contribute to energy efficiency and overall sustainability goals including recycling and low maintenance. 


4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

LZ05 | mindful MATERIALS Presents: 20k by 2020, An Industry Led Content Curation Campaign

Speaker:  TBD

How is mindful MATERIALS driving change and who is leading the charge? The most robust industry led movement driving accessibility to reliable health & sustainability product data. Learn about the past, present and future of mM and how this health & sustainability product platform, created by industry, for industry is transforming how leading firms are ensuring that their project footprint is an informed as possible.

In addition, learn how Matter, a new materials management platform directly connects to the mindful MATERIALS Library allowing firms to create private company libraries and projects accessing reliable, connected data. Be a part of the dialogue. www.mindfulmaterials.com


Thursday, November 7

10:30 am - 11:30 am

LZ06 | Reeb Millwork Presents: Exterior Wood Doors and the Battle Against Moisture

Presenter:  Steve Gerard

This course covers the construction of wood doors and the latest technologies available that can enhance wood doors' resistance to water infiltration. Topics include the use of wood doors in architectural designs, key components of stile and rail wood doors and moisture protection. 


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

LZ07 | Carbone Presents: AN IPD Approach To HVAC Equipment Replacement Using VRF Alternative

Speaker:  Darcy Carbone

When planning an HVAC retrofit or replacement of HVAC equipment nearing its end-of-useful service life, a standardized integrated project delivery (IPD) team approach between building owner, HVAC contractor, and equipment manufacturer can streamline the work while improving space comfort and energy performance using variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system application. 


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

LZ08 |  Boral Building Products Presents: Understanding Poly-Ash Siding and the Other Categories of the Exterior Siding Market

Presenters:  Bill Warfield, Garry Prevedini

An examination of the new Poly-Ash category of exterior siding as it relates to other types of siding, specifically around the areas of installation, maintenance, and sustainability.


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

LZ09 |  Architectural Products Presents: 2030 is Just Over a Decade Away: A Systems Approach to Resilient Sustainability

Presenters:  Jim Crockett, Kevin Miskewicz, Brent Trenga, Andrew Wilson

With a major push toward energy-efficiency and reduced carbon footprints while insuring that structures remain functional, many municipalities and states—notably California and New York—are pushing to reduce and, eventually, eliminate fossil fuel as the major source of energy while insuring that buildings perform or "bounce back" after natural or man-made disasters. Particular focus in this panel discussion is on energy-efficiency and water mitigation.


4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

LZ10 |  LG Electronics U.S.A. Presents: Design and Cost Benefits of Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Technology

Presenter:  Jason Signor

This course is an overview of Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) technology and its application. The focus of this course is to educate attendees on the installation cost of VRF systems. Design applications will be illustrated and discussed.