Procrastination Day

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Procrastination Day

Register now for Procrastination Day, a limited opportunity to catch up on continuing education credits or jump-start your AIA and state requirements. Join the virtual half-day learning event and earn up to 4 AIA LU/HSW credits from 2021 AIA Atlanta patrons Eco Spec, Dri-Design, Longboard Products, and Uzun+Case. Procrastination Day is also open to nonmembers.

Within two business days of registering, you will receive a separate email with access instructions. Participants who attend all four presentations will receive a $25 Amazon gift certificate. For additional assistance, please contact us here.


Each presentation is 1 AIA LU/HSW.

The Evolution of Thin Brick Masonry Cladding in the Building Industry
Dewayne Thomas, Eco Spec

This program addresses the history of thin adhered masonry veneers through the current day, types of finishes available, and the most common methods of installation. New code requirements, as well as compliant design solutions regarding air barriers, continuous insulation, and fire safety, are discussed along with cost comparisons, system capabilities, and limitations. Attendees will learn to evaluate various wall assemblies for their ability to meet code requirements for high energy efficiency, moisture and air management effectiveness, and fire safety.

  1. Understand the evolution of thin masonry cladding in the building industry
  2. Review the major methods of installing thin masonry veneers
  3. Be able to assess costs associated with the various design options
  4. Develop the knowledge to decide which system accommodates the needs of each project appropriately.

Single Skin Metal Panels for Pressure Equalized Rainscreen Systems
Andy Armento, Dri-Design

In this course, you will gain a better understanding of how single skin metal panels differ from composite panel systems, the different approaches to building envelope design, the importance of pressure-equalization in rainscreen applications, and the detailing and finishing options for single skin metal rainscreen panel systems.

  1. Explore different types of metal panels and how they can affect a building
  2. Discuss the basics of detailing climate-appropriate single skin metal panel pressure-equalization rainscreen wall assemblies
  3. Specify a metal panel with a suitable finish for a single skin metal panel pressure-equalization rainscreen wall assembly to meet a building’s projected cost, thermal control requirements, and maintenance lifecycle needs.

High-Impact Design Strategies to Transform Indoor Spaces Using Healthy Materials
Yvette Gillespie, Longboard Products

This presentation will explore sustainable building design practices with a primary focus on healthy materials, incentives, and programs. It will profile a number of unique projects that exemplify a range of aesthetic and environmental design goals. Presenters will share their experience and knowledge of sustainable building practices, including a discussion on the topics of basics of healthy materials, an overview of regulatory bodies and the latest standards, overcoming the challenges of cost issues and/or regulatory barriers, and highlighting customized approaches to material selection through case study discussions.

  1. Describe how contemporary designs incorporate sustainable materials to create healthier buildings
  2. Discuss the ways that sustainable ceiling and wall materials can contribute to occupant well-being
  3. Define the latest standards, certifications, regulations, and incentives in place for meeting a variety of sustainable building goals
  4. Discuss the main drivers and hindrances to designing sustainable buildings

The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design
Jim Case, Uzun+Case

The Kendeda building is an innovative mass timber structure, designed to meet the requirements of the Living Building Challenge.  Completed last year, the project has been awarded LEED Platinum status and has received numerous other awards.  It is expected to be awarded Living Building certification after one year of operations to verify performance, including net-zero energy consumption.  The team selection procedure, building design processes and construction methodology were truly unique and point the way toward a new more sustainable way of building.

  1. List the key laws that govern privacy and what impacts they have on facility design
  2. Discuss research findings showing why quiet spaces are essential to occupant well-being in hospitals, schools, and offices
  3. Articulate the amount of sound attenuation needed to ensure private conversations
  4. Describe door options that ensure acoustic privacy while meeting your design vision

Date and time

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
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