AWCI's Annual Convention: Elective Education
Wednesday, March 28, 7:30 a.m.—5 p.m. - Elective Education
Invest in your knowledge! AWCI is offering attendees an opportunity to increase their knowledge by attending a Doing It Right seminar on March 28. These seminars (exterior envelope, gypsum and stucco) were developed for owners and upper and middle managementproject managers, foremen and estimators.
Each seminar provides seven hours of education and will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 28. There will be a break from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. so participants can walk the trade show floor and have lunch.
Registration for a Doing It Right seminar includes a complimentary trade show pass to INTEX Expo on March 27 and 28, 2018. Register by Feb. 28, 2018, to receive the early bird discount of $315 for AWCI members and $405 for non-members. Registration fees after Feb. 28, 2018, are $415 for AWCI members and $505 for non-members.
Exterior EnvelopeDoing It Right®
Even though energy codes have been in place for several years now, they continue to be a source of confusion for architects and contractors as they design, bid and install exterior walls. The International Energy Conservation Code® has made these exterior wall systems more complex to design and construct. The new code’s continuous insulation requirement, combined with ever-changing ASTM and ASHRAE construction standards, are presenting major design and construct challenges. Today’s architects need to know how to design to meet the IECC requirements. They must also provide solutions when details aren’t always available. This forces contractors to struggle with constructing exterior assemblies with cladding over multiple inches of continuous insulation and highly complex air and water barriers.
This program will clarify the subtle but significant differences between the IECC and ASHRAE 90.1 and how that relates to LEED® initiatives. Moisture migration and heat transfer are the fundamental elements that drive the codes and standards, and they, too, can be confusing. Codes, standards and building science link to high performance wall systems, which are substantially more sophisticated than what was designed and built just a few years ago. Sophisticated high performing wall systems rely heavily on proper detailing and installation. This course starts with codes and standards, discusses the underlying building sciences, and ends with information for the job site with a goal to make a project successful.
Robert Grupe, AWCI’s director of technical services, spent more than 38 years with United States Gypsum Company where he held various technical and management positions. Activities included product and system design and technical consultation to the AEC community. He currently is a consultant to the construction community where he has worked on several large scale international construction projects. He has authored numerous articles and given presentations on fire, sound and environmental issues as they relate to wall and ceiling assemblies.
GypsumDoing It Right®
This seminar is based on industry standards and best practices for the installation of gypsum board systems. Developed under the guidance of an expert oversight group made up of contractors and manufacturers, a few of the topics covered include codes and standards, design issues, types of gypsum systems, red flags and solutions, finish systems and project management/ quality control.
Michael Logue’s 35 years of experience in construction began as a lather with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners. For 13 years he was director of technical services at the Western Wall and Ceiling Contractors Association and served on numerous technical committees and speaking panels. Logue has served on the ASTM committee C11 since 2000 and has participated on dozens task groups. At Western Partitions, where he is the preconstruction manager, Logue provides technical oversight for estimating, project management and WPI prefab.
StuccoDoing It Right®
This seminar is based on ASTM C926 and C1063 and covers the application of portland cement-based plaster applied to metal and solid bases. Developed under the guidance of an expert oversight group made up of contractors and manufacturers, some of the topics covered include codes and standards, substrates, design considerations, materials, weather concerns and limitations of material/stress control/cracking.
In 2002, after 40 years successful experience as a plaster and drywall subcontractor, Mike Boyd formed Boyd Consulting Group. His company serves architects, building owners, developers, property managers, general contractors, exterior wall subcontractors, attorneys, insurance companies, real estate agents and homeowners. He is a Certified EIFS Inspector as certified by AWCI, the Exterior Design Institute and the Moisture Warranty Corporation.
Wednesday, March 28