8 AIA/CES Seminars for Architects at Kuiken Brothers Product Expo Thursday November 3, 2016

Thursday, November 3, 2016 – Sheraton Crossroads Hotel, Mahwah, NJ




11:30am – 12:30pm      Fire-Resistive and Fire-Rated Assemblies with Wood I-Joists (Qualifies for 1 AIA/CES, HSW Credit)

Presented by Josh Nau/ Tony Carbone Boise Cascade Engineered Wood Products

Upon Completion of this course you will learn:

  • The difference between fire-resistive and fire-rated assemblies.
  • The facts about engineered wood products and their fire performance.
  • Fire-rated assemblies with wood I-joists.
  • Exception methods to comply with Section R501.3 of the 2012 IRC®.

Discussion of specific I-Joist assembly applications will be had after the formal AIA credit presentation.

11:30am – 12:30pm         Understanding Poly Ash Trim and Other Categories of Exterior Trim in the Market (Qualifies for 1 AIA/CES, HSW Credit)

Presented by Joe Holcombe, Boral Composites, Inc

An examination of the new Poly-Ash category of exterior trim products as it relates to other types of trim, specifically around the areas of installation, longevity, maintenance and sustainability.

Upon completion of this course, you will learn:

  • Identify the various categories of exterior trim
  • Understand key attributes of each exterior trim category
  • Define the Poly-Ash category of exterior trim
  • Identify key applications and installation guidelines for Poly-Ash products
  • Discuss the sustainable advantages of poly-ash trim products


1:00pm – 2:00pm             American Farmhouse Style Guide Course Description (Qualifies for 1 AIA/CES, HSW Credit)

Presented by William Trillich, Andersen Windows & Doors/ Weiland Doors

This course provides an overview of the quintessential style elements for the interior and exterior of windows, doors and room trim of the American Farmhouse style house, including proportion, color, materials and glazing. Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Connect this style to the innovations of the Victorian Era, Queen Anne and Colonial style influences.
  • Describe the essential elements of the American Farmhouse style.
  • Understand the elements of the quintessential doors for the American Farmhouse style, including proportion, color, material and glazing.
  • Understand the elements of the quintessential primary, accent and transom windows for the American Farmhouse style, including proportion, color, glazing, grille pattern and trim.

1:00pm – 2:00pm Acoustical Measurements for Architectural Reasons (Qualifies for 1 AIA/CES, HSW & SD)

Presented by Lucas Hamilton, CertainTeed, Physicist

This course will briefly cover the basics of sound and acoustics and then delve into the commonly used acoustic tests for architectural evaluation of living, work and recreational spaces: reverberation time, transmission loss, STC (sound transmission class) and IIC (impact insulation class). The attendee will see how these metrics are useful in assessing the acoustic “quality” of a given design. We will examine some case studies of how these field measurements were used to formulate a solution to a severe condominium noise problem, and how the results were achieved.


2:30pm – 3:30pm           Specifying Door Systems with Increased Energy Efficiency and Resistance to Air and Water Infiltration (Qualifies for 1 AIA/CES, HSW Credit)

Presented by REEB Millwork

This course explains the advantages and benefits of a fiberglass entry door system as well as the parts and pieces that make up a complete door system. Understand how specifying fiberglass entry systems can meet project requirements for performance, comfort, and aesthetics.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify how the key components of a door and frame assembly can work together to help provide long term and consistent protection from the elements.
  • Understand how superior performance levels can be achieved through proper integration of manufacturer supplied door systems.
  • Identify how specifying fiberglass entry systems can assist in meeting project requirements for performance and comfort, as well as aesthetics.
  • Discuss the history and advantages of fiberglass entry systems.

2:30pm – 3:30pm        Specifying Traditional and Equivalent “EQ” Steel Studs per ASTM C645 (Qualifies for 1 AIA/CES, HSW Credit)

Presented by Brad Vrana, ClarkDietrich

Having problems understanding equivalent “EQ” metal framing and how it compares with traditional metal framing? Are you receiving the correct, properly tested material on your projects? Since their introduction much has been done to develop standardized requirements for “EQ” metal framing products. This presentation will address these questions as well as outline the ASTM standards that govern the specification and performance requirements of both traditional thickness and EQ products and how they meet the requirements of ASTM C645. The course will also show how the studs contribute to LEED credits. It will conclude with an analysis of how “EQ” studs are listed in fire-rated assemblies.


4:00pm – 5:00pm          Wall Bracing for Wind Design with 2015 IRC (Qualifies for 1 AIA/CES, Credit)

Presented by Norman Hall, Simpson Strong-Tie

This course was created to help familiarize structural engineers, designers, and architects with code-compliant wall bracing design techniques using the 2015 IRC. Course content includes:

  • Purpose of Wall Bracing
  • General Process for Designing Wall Bracing
  • Braced Wall Lines
  • Wall Bracing Methods
  • Wall Bracing Amounts and Locations
  • Design Tools

4:00pm – 5:00pm      The Evolution of Water-Resistive and Air Barriers in Commercial Building Envelope Construction (Qualifies for 1 AIA/CES, HSW Credit)

Presented by Eddy A. Esplund, Georgia-Pacific Gypsum, LLC

Examine the evolution of water-resistive and air barriers (WRB-AB) in commercial building envelopes and introduce new, all-in-one, integrated sheathing + WRB-AB systems as alternatives to traditional water and air management methods.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the function of a water-resistive barriers and air barriers in a building envelope/enclosure
  • Understand the advantages/disadvantages of various WRB-AB systems available
  • Discern the differences between all-in-one (integrated sheathing + WRB-AB) systems versus traditional WRB-AB systems
  • Identify the dissimilarities between the two all-in-one systems available in the marketplace today
  • Design for labor, material and installation time savings in future building











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