Wednesday, October 20 | 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

(additional registration fees apply)
Course break from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch and visiting trade show floor.

Gypsum — and Exterior Envelope—Doing It Right® Combo

Gypsum— and Exterior Envelope—Doing It Right® Combo

Gypsum—and Exterior Envelope—Doing It Right® Combo centers on the challenges of achieving successful projects in our industry by meeting the demands of stringent regulations and focusing on new performance requirements. This two-part course will provide the information to make the contractor more knowledgeable in this ever-changing environment.

The first part of the seminar will focus on the installation of gypsum board systems. Course content is based on industry standards and best practices for installation. Topics covered include codes and standards, design issues, types of gypsum systems, red flags and solutions, finish systems and proj- ect management/quality control.

The second part of the seminar will clarify the subtle but significant differ- ences 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 can be confusing too. 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.

The fee is $200 for AWCI members and $300 for nonmembers and includes a complimentary pass to INTEX Expo on October 19 and 20. This seminar includes a break (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) to walk the trade show and for lunch.

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. 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.

Wednesday, October 20 | 7:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Stucco — Doing It Right®

Stucco—Doing 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.

The fee is $200 for AWCI members and $300 for nonmembers and includes a complimentary pass to INTEX Expo on October 19 and 20.

In 2002, after 40 years of 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 and is an AWCI past President.

Wednesday, October 20 | 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Stucco Inspector Program

By attending this class, city, county and state building inspectors as well as architects will learn how to identify types of stucco cladding and key concerns about the wall cladding, installation or condition. It does not include any destructive testing, or the use of any specialized equipment. This is for visual inspections using tools that a trained residential or commercial inspector should have with them on any inspection they perform. Attendees will learn to determine the type of stucco they are looking at, if there are concerns about the stucco and what they need to advise their clients their inspection. Course certificate earned upon course completion. Those currently employed by contractors, manufacturers or distributors are not eligible for the Stucco Inspector Program.

The fee is $325 for AWCI members and $425 for nonmembers. Includes a complimentary trade show pass to INTEX Expo on October 19 and 20.

In 2002, after 40 years of 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 and is an AWCI past President.