Procrastination Day

Earn up to 5 LU/HSW in one day

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

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Procrastination Day is back in person, offering a full day of continuing education to help you catch up on credits or learn about new topics to elevate the quality and efficiency of your projects while reducing costs.

The event is open to both AIA members and nonmembers, with presentations by Equitone, Kawneer, Cosentino, Apparatus Design, and ISE Logik. Attendees will get to enjoy fresh pastries, coffee, and lunch on us.

Presentation Agenda

Fiber Cement Architectural Façades – 9:00 am
Janel Allgeier, Equitone

Discover detailed information on fiber cement facade materials available and how they can be specified and designed to meet the needs of various project types.

  • Understand what through-colored fiber cement cladding materials are, their most important characteristics, and how they can benefit the health of the building
  • Understand the material application, fastening techniques, and function of the cladding
  • Understand the history of fiber cement and architectural facades with fiber cement materials
  • Understand the general design possibilities with through-colored fiber cement facade materials in ventilated rainscreen applications

When to Use Storefront or Curtain Wall – 10:05 am
Sneh Kumar, Kawneer

Explore the differences between storefront and curtain wall architectural aluminum framing systems, including the application intent for each system and how each is designed and performs. The presentation distinguishes between a project for which a storefront would perform and one for which a curtain wall is the correct application, and provides reasoning. Finally, learn about design principles, performance, and fabrication, and clarify why it is critical for designers to match the right system to the right application.

  • Understand what a storefront system is and how it is best utilized in a commercial project.
  • Understand what a curtain wall system is and how it is best utilized in a commercial project.
  • Identify key drivers that must be considered when deciding between storefront and curtain wall.
  • Understand the proper application of each architectural framing system.

Mineral Quartz: The Future of Sustainable Surfaces – 11:10 am
Pace Pickel, Cosentino

Green building benefits are more than its surface level financial and environmental merits, as they have also been shown to bring positive social impacts. Many of these benefits revolve around the health and wellbeing of people who work in green offices or live in green homes. In this course, participants will learn about the future of sustainable quartz surfaces. It discusses sustainable manufacturing practices and potential LEED credits that can be earned. Moreover, participants will learn how the industry is moving toward a more advanced sustainable technology as these techniques become expanded and combined. The course will review how these surfaces have become an ideal product for all commercial and residential applications.

  • Understand minerals and quartz products and the properties that set them apart from other surface materials
  • Review the manufacturing process of quartz “surfaces” and examine alternative production methods for a green and sustainable future
  • Discover new quartz innovations and the benefits of a sustainable project for the built environment and occupant health and safety
  • Identify fabrication techniques that can help fulfill your design vision, along with installation requirements for quartz applications

Lunch: 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

The Economic Value of Art and Design in the Workplace (Virtual) – 12:45 pm
Therese Lahaie, Apparatus Design

The office is being disrupted. In response, we need disruptive design. This presentation uses new research from sociology and psychology to examine the failings of existing office spaces, multi-year surveys that highlight users’ needs and frustrations, and examine flexible space concepts as a solution. We’ll consider what the Well Building Institute says about art and its effects on the experience of spaces. We’ll also use case studies to show the economic impact that justifies making art a priority in workplace design. Participants will gain new ideas for workplace design and, importantly, a new way of talking about the value of their services.

  • Evaluate economic impacts of design using case studies and new research in workplace design
  • Identify deficiencies of existing open office design as they relate to the formation of healthy and productive environments
  • Analyze the effects of art and design in the workplace on comfort, satisfaction and productivity
  • Describe forces behind the accelerating trend towards flexible spaces, the design goals in their formation, and the impact on users and business operations

Specifications Strategies to Eliminate Concrete Moisture – 1:50 pm
Mike Nuckolls, ISE Logik

In many projects, the installation of floor finishes is one of the last items to occur prior to substantial completion. However, 09 flooring specification sections require moisture testing before flooring can be installed on concrete slabs. When those moisture tests fail, the project faces time delays, unexpected costs, or both. This presentation explores the importance of “design intent,” misconceptions about field moisture testing and liability, and recommendations to eliminate concrete moisture as a project delivery issue while protecting the owner and design team from delays, cost overruns, and future flooring failures.

  • Discuss the history leading up to adhesive formulation changes and the resulting impact throughout the 1990s.
  • Name the specific industry document that drives the requirement to moisture test all concrete slabs.
  • Investigate the genesis of current 09 flooring specification language.
  • Explore the micro-silica and isocyanate activities embedded within current flooring specification processes and practices.
  • Specify sustainable design processes that eliminate: (1) project delivery delays due to concrete slab moisture, (2) subsequent bond or moisture failures, and (3) design team liability for each.

Date and time

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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