If you would like to schedule a presentation at your office, please review the list and click the appropriate presentations and we will work with you to schedule:

  • Centria’s regional sales manager will discuss:

    (1) How to Recognize Metal Wall System Solutions for Different Climatic Conditions,

    (2) How Moisture and Thermal Problems Arise in a Building Enclosure and How to Prevent Them,

    (3) How to Comprehend the Importance of Air Barriers in Exterior Wall Design,

    (4) How to Identify and Assess Wall Testing Criteria and Performance Requirements,

    (5) Sustainability of Metal in Exterior Walls and

    (6) How to Acknowledge the Performance Aesthetic and Sustainable Advantages of Integrated Accessories.

    Length: 1 Hour Credit 1 LU/HSW

  • Specify aluminum composite material wall systems that satisfy conflicting code requirements and achieve performance goals

    Learning Objectives – After this course, you should be able to:

    1. Identify the basic elements of an exterior wall system.
    2. Discuss code-compliant options for providing the structural elements necessary to support the veneer, while simultaneously complying with water control, energy, and fire control requirements.
    3. Explain why it is impossible to specify a non-proprietary NFPA 285-compliant exterior wall assembly.
    4. Specify exterior wall systems that satisfy conflicting code requirements and achieve performance goals.

    Length: 1 Hour  Credits: 1 LU/ HSW, GBCI CE Hour, & 1 ACET CEU – ONLINE QUIZ

    https://continuingeducation.bnpmedia.com/courses/laminators-incorporated/codecompliance-conflicts-in-the-exterior-wall-assembly/

  • Learn about the latest technology and advancements louvers and selection criteria that should be considered when designing louvers.    Objectives discussed will be:

    1. Current Trends & initiatives in the louver industry
    2. Important guidelines for louver selection
    3. How architects & designers address rain entry through louvers into buildings
    4. What criteria should be used when specifying louvers
    5. Louver selection & design considerations
    6. The importance of louver testing and certifications (AMCA Standard 500-L wind driven rain testing; Miami-Dade County hurricane testing protocol)
    7. The future of louver-enhanced performance coupled with aesthetic flexibility

    Length: 1 Hour  Credit 1LU/HSW

  • Learn about improving the building performance and occupant comfort with unique sun control solutions.     Objectives discussed will be:

    1. Solutions to manage daylight & reduce solar heat gain
    2. Sunlight geometry information
    3. Options for conforming to LEED®
    4. Economic, environmental & human performance benefits of effective sun control
    5. Unique sun control applications & solutions through case histories
    6. System components & installation details
    7. How to select the right sun control system for your project
    8. Cradle to Cradle Certified™ information

    Length: 1 Hour  Credit 1LU/HSW

  • This course is designed to discuss ways to bring in natural daylight into commercial buildings and some technology available to accomplish this.  Length: 1 Hour Credits: 1 LU/HSW
    By end of presentation we will cover:

    1. Benefits and Reasons for using Natural Daylight
    2. Daylighting Strategies to Deliver Daylight Into Buildings
    3. Daylighting Technology
    4. Special Performance Benefits and Options
    5. Considerations for Sustainable Design and Energy Conservation
    6. Applications of natural daylighting
  • Topics discussed include the origins of translucent daylighting with the structural sandwich panel, considerations in design, enhancement of daylighting techniques, real energy conservation, the eight systems, and opportunities offered in contrast, design, form and aesthetics.  The benefits of diffused natural daylighting when used in stadiums, gymnasiums, practice facilities and aquatic centers are emphasized.  Specialty performance systems including Daylight Modeling, blast resistant, hurricane impact and OSHA fall through protection is included. Length: 1 Hour    Credits: 1 Learning Unit HSW/SD Certified

     

  • Subjects: Daylighting, Lighting, Energy Efficiency  – Learn about the latest advanced optical daylighting technology and the product category Tubular Daylighting Device (TDD) which makes daylighting a space as easy as applying traditional lighting equipment.  After a brief overview of typical daylighting strategies and key energy and human performance based reasons for daylighting today’s buildings, the audience is introduced to the three technology zones that are common to every TDD.  Commercially available component technologies are compared and contrasted, allowing the designer to make informed decisions.  Length 1 Hour   1 LU/HSW – GBCI Credit: 1 CE

  • In this presentation, it discusses the possibilities of Steel vs. Aluminum, Mechanical vs.                            Welded, as well as understanding the Basic requirements in specifying metal guardrails and handrails.  
                 Length 1 Hour 1 LU / HSW
                                                                

    1. Discuss different materials in metal railings
    2. Finishes and coatings available for metal railings
    3. Discuss Code Requirements when working with Metal Railings
    4. Review Infill Materials for railings
    5. Cover different mounting methods and techniques
    6. Compare different metal railing systems
    7. Look at actual project Designs
  • Participants will learn about using and designing with expansion joint covers, how buildings move and key issues and products relating to today’s requirements.  Objectives covered will be:

    1. Expansion joint cover information
    2. Key issues & new products relating to today’s requirement
    3. Types of building movements & how to address each through proper design and product selection
    4. Fire Barrier types & options
    5. How to select the right covers for your project
    6. Cradle to Cradle Certified™ information

    Length 1 Hour  Credit 1 LU/HSW

  • Participants will get understanding of working with wall protection products and how to properly select wall protection products.  Objectives covered:

    1. What causes damage to interior surfaces
    2. What is important for selecting appropriate wall protection
    3. A variety of wall protection applications
    4. Sustainability matters related to wall protection materials

    Length 1 Hour  Credit 1LU

  • Presented by Mays-Maune-McWard. We will be discussing “Fire & Smoke Protection Features of the International Building Code (IBC).  “What are the Five Walls & How they are Defined” along with the “Rules for Opening Protectives”. We will address all fundamental requirements, such as: Shaft Enclosures, Horizontal Assemblies, Vertical Opening Protection, Atriums, Area Separation, Occupancy Separation along with Special Requirements of Chapter 4.  Length 1 Hour 1 AIA CESLU – HSW

  • This course is designed to acquaint the viewer with the many aspects of FEMA 361, ICC Standard 500 and Life Safety
    Code Requirements and how those Code Requirements affect storm shelter design.  Length 1 Hour  1 LU/HSW 
    Attendees will:

    1. Learn to analyze the requirements for storm shelter design and construction based on IBC Section 423

                  and ICC Standard 500.

    1. Be able to list fundamental differences between ICC Standard 500 and FEMA 361.
    2. Examine case studies, learn the best designs and construction options for storm shelters.
    3. Learn the difference between operational wind load and static wind load.
  • This presentation discusses the options under 2006 IBC code section 707.14.1. (Referred to as the “Lobby Provision”). This presentation describes how smoke acts in a high rise, how codes have evolved to address smoke issues, and options allowed for adhering to the new IBC code requirements.  Discussion will also include the new requirements for the 2009 IBC. Participants have also found it useful to visit the web site of Smoke Guard to give them a sneak preview to the product.  Length 1 Hour 1 LU/HSW
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  • This course will introduce the use of fire- and smoke-rated curtains as fire and smoke separation in atrium, stair and escalator designs in open floor plans. The course includes a review of the building code requirements for these designs and how flexible rated curtains can be used to comply with these requirements. We’ll cover the use of flexible curtains to supplement smoke evacuation or to replace smoke evacuation altogether as an alternative smoke control solution. Where required by code, the use of these curtains to provide floor to floor separation of escalators and stairs not part of the main egress path will be reviewed.  Length 1 Hour  1 LU/HSW Learning Unit

  • We will be discussing “Fire & Smoke Protection Features of the 2015 International Building Code (IBC).  “What are the Five Walls & How they are Defined” along with the “Rules for Opening Protectives”. We will address all fundamental requirements, such as:  Shaft Enclosures, Horizontal Assemblies, Vertical Opening Protection, Atriums, Area Separation, and Occupancy Separation along with Special Requirements of Chapter 4 including storm shelters Length 1 Hour 1 LU/HSW

    1. Differentiate between Fire Walls and Fire Barrier Walls
    2. Code Requirements for placement of Fire Walls and Fire Barriers, their openings and opening protectives
    3. Discuss Smoke Mitigation challenges for R-occupancies, high rise buildings and atrium applications.
    4. See direct correlation between Life Safety, Product Application and Open Design
    5. Learn How Fire Rated Opening Protectives can Supplement or Replace Smoke Evacuation Systems to Save Energy and Reduce Costs
    6. Discuss FEMA requirements for Storm Shelters
  • We will cover advantages and disadvantages of daylighting strategies, technology used to deliver daylightingsas well as environmental impact and energy conservation impact with natural daylighting. Objectives covered during the course:

    1. Benefits and reasons for Diffused Natural Daylight
    2. Daylighting Strategies to Deliver Daylight into Buildings
    3. Daylighting Technologies
    4. Special Performance benefits and options
    5. Consideration for Sustainable Design and Energy Conservation
    6. Applications of natural daylighting in projects

    Length 1 Hour  1 LU/HSW