AIA/CES Seminars at Kuiken Brothers Product Expo - Earn Up to 4 CEU/LU

Thursday, November 8, 2012 – Sheraton Crossroads Hotel – Mahwah, NJ 11:00am – 5:30pm

Please join us at our Product Expo where you can earn up to 4 AIA/CES credits and see the latest products on the market during the breaks.  This event will be the most efficient use of your time all year!

  • 11:00am – 12:00pm: Introduction to Wood I-Joists and Laminated Veneer Lumber (1 CEH/ LU)
  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm: Windows In Sustainable Design (1 CEH/LU HSW/SD)
  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm: Wood Acetylation: Offering a non-toxic path to preserve wood (1 CEH/LU)
  • 4:30pm – 5:30pm: Commercial Building Design – Comfortable Environments through Sustainable Design (1 CEH/LU HSW/SD)

Seating is limited to the first 100 architects, so please RSVP today!

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Introduction to Wood I-Joists and Laminated Veneer Lumber (1 CEH/LU)
11:00am – 12:00pm

Presented by Josh Nau and Tony Carbone, Boise Cascade Engineered Wood Products

The learning objectives for Learn the definition of Engineered Wood Products. Learn how Engineered Wood Products are manufactured and how the code approval process for wood I-joists and LVL beams works; Become familiar with the installation details for I-joists; Learn how to use design tools to properly size I-joists and LVL beams; Learn the environmental benefits of using wood as a building material.

Windows In Sustainable Design (1 CEH/LU HSW/SD)
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Presented by Pete O’Connor, Andersen Windows & Doors

This presentation addresses the role of windows in commercial and residential building energy performance, and window integration with key sustainable design strategies. Categories common in sustainable building rating systems are identified and contribution of windows defined. Third party certification of window performance, materials and environmental quality characteristics to support sustainable design is outlined.

Wood Acetylation: Offering a Non-toxic Path to Preserve Wood (1 CEH/ LU)
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Presented by Paul Murphy, Boston Cedar & Perennial Wood

This course will provide learners with a knowledge of wood acetylation and an understanding of the numerous benefits of acetylated wood products. This course will look at long-lasting performance benefits as well as how acetylated wood is a sustainable product that has been modified through a process that leaves no toxic substances in the wood. We will look at how the modified wood has improved dimensional stability over unmodified wood while maintaining the versatility and workability of wood.

Additionally, participants who are builders, trades people, designers, and architects may see a potential maintenance-cost savings for their clients and an environmental impact reduction because of the low maintenance requirements and improved durability of acetylated wood products.

Commercial Building Design – Comfortable Environments through Sustainable Design (1 CEH/LU HSW/SD)
4:30pm – 5:30pm

Presented by Lucas Hamilton, Certainteed Corporation

A program that provides an overview of comfortable environments through sustainable design in commercial Building Science. After completing this course you will be able to understand the concepts of green building through sustainable design; describe the three principles of sustainable design; understand credit categories for a green building raiting system, describe several factors affecting thermal comfort; understand ways to improve indoor air quality through controlled ventilation and material selection; understand how to create superior acoustical environments through sound control design practices; understand design strategies that help create a high quality visual environment.


Seating is limited to the first 100 architects. Please RSVP in advance.

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