Register now for Procrastination Day, a full-day workshop offering members an opportunity to catch up on continuing education credits and learn about new topics to elevate the quality and efficiency of their practice.
Procrastination Day features presentations by AEC product and service providers and is open to members and nonmembers. Breakfast and lunch are provided, with a happy hour to follow.
Magnesium Oxide (MgO) Floor Panels for Multifamily Buildings — 9 AM – 10 AM
Steve Alfaro, Huber
This course looks more closely at designing and constructing with MgO panels. We begin with a description of the material and its properties and its code compliance characteristics related to fire resistance. The sound attenuation capabilities are also reviewed. Its installation, particularly compared to wet-laid gypsum underlayment, is presented. Overall, using MgO panels is an option for specifications and design of multifamily projects around the country.
- Identify the physical characteristics of magnesium oxide (MgO) panels in terms of their make-up and basic performance attributes for use in floor assemblies in multifamily projects.
- Investigate the fire-resistance capabilities and testing standards that demonstrate the ability for MgO panels to provide fire safety in buildings.
- Assess the acoustical capabilities of MgO panels in terms of meeting or exceeding code requirements for multifamily buildings on certain tested assemblies in dwelling separations.
- Compare and contrast the use of MgO structural panels with other floor underlayment options, particularly gypsum underlayment, to specify MgO panels appropriately in multifamily floor assemblies.
Preventing Floorcovering Failures Through Integrated Design — 10:05 AM – 11:05 AM
Mike Nuckolls, ISE Logik
Finish elements such as the floorcovering system greatly impact the final aesthetics of a structure. Floorcovering specification sections often do not address the floorcovering system’s compatibility with the application type and intended service use. This is not done intentionally; rather, it is an innate result of a misunderstanding of sufficient compatibilities of the various types of floorcovering systems with their installed environments.
This course discusses published floorcovering system installation standards and specifications that aid in the strengthening of 09 sections to avoid these incompatibilities. In addition, identification and categorization of various floorcovering system failures, immediate and latent, are presented, as well as how to properly prevent these failures from occurring during the design process for a successful floorcovering system installation.
- Identify the documents that clearly define proper installation of the floorcovering system.
- Recognize the impact of misspecification of floorcovering systems.
- Evaluate the impact of improper floorcovering systems installation.
- Specify appropriate ambient site conditions to avoid floorcovering system installation failure.
Common Code Approaches and What’s New — 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
Angel Jones, SLS
The presentation focuses on generally accepted code interpretations. The framework of the presentation is loosely based on the adoption of the 9th Edition of 780 CMR as well as various hot topics of interest industry-wide. The presentation covers issues affecting all portions of projects from plans examination to field inspections during construction. Topics range from sprinkler requirements and smoke control to firestopping and NFPA 285.
- Understand which code interpretation approaches proposed by design teams are commonplace and generally accepted practice
- Identify deficiencies in a project design that are the typical result from improper specification
- Identify the key code amendments changes impacting several areas of fire and life safety
- Understand what’s new in the Fire and Life Safety industry and which topics of interest will affect projects
Low Carbon Concrete Masonry — 11:10 AM – 12:15 PM
Steve Sunderman & Kisia Kimmons, SCMA
This one-hour online educational session demonstrates the easiest and most effective strategies to lower the carbon footprint of construction projects as a means to move us toward a safer and more sustainable future. Participants will better understand:
- WHY it is so important to use low embodied carbon cement, concrete, and masonry;
- WHAT the latest industry strategies and standards are for minimizing the carbon footprint of our built environment;
- HOW easy it can be for the construction industry to improve project performance, save money, improve people’s lives and ensure a sustainable future.
- Recognize need for lowering our carbon footprint.
- Compare basic building systems carbon footprints.
- Identify types of cement and project applications.
- Recognize Portland-Limestone Cement as a low-carbon substitution for Type I/II Cements.
- Compare types of construction specifications.
- Understand how to specify concrete and concrete masonry systems for best performance, reduced risk and a lower carbon footprint.
Proper Planning for Residential Electronic Systems — 1:50 PM – 2:50 PM
Chuck Schlick, Bravas
As with other rough-in trades (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing), electronic systems should be planned for well in advance of construction and documented at the construction drawing phase of design. This course describes the processes used by professionals in the project planning, design, and installation phases of electronic systems. Participants will be able to identify different types of residential systems and the unique impact of each on specific design considerations, such as space, framing, electrical, and ventilation requirements. This course will also help attendees identify and analyze the benefits of working with trained electronic systems professionals.
- Describe the processes used by professionals in the project planning, integrated design, and proper installation phases of electronic systems.
- Recognize essential timeline for selecting and engaging an electronic systems professional for your project.
- Identify the different types of residential systems, the unique considerations of each, and appropriate systems integration.
- Determine electronic systems impact on the integrated design and construction relative to space allocation, framing requirements, energy, electrical and conduit requirements, proper ventilation and millwork, and home theater design.