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

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

Stucco — Doing It Right®

Gain a competitive edge! AWCI is offering attendees an opportunity to increase their knowledge by attending a Doing It Right seminar on October 20. These seminars (exterior envelope, gypsum and stucco) were developed for owners and upper and middle management: project managers, foremen and estimators.

Each seminar provides seven hours of education and will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 20. There will be a break from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for participants to walk the trade show floor and have lunch.

Your registration for a Doing It Right seminar includes a complimentary trade show pass to Intex Expo on October 19 and 20.

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.

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.

Gypsum— and Exterior Envelope—Doing It Right® Combo

Two high-demand topics with a twist. AWCI is condensing two Doing It Right seminars (gypsum and exterior envelope) into one for this one-time presentation. Meeting the demands brought on by more stringent regulations that focus on new performance requirements has made achieving a successful project in our industry even more challenging. Understanding the fundamental basics of these codes and the building science behind them is essential. 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.

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.