Architect Conference

Architects Conference at Kuiken Brothers’ LIVE Product Expo
Earn Up to 5 Continuing Education Credits at this FREE Event
Seminar Seating is VERY Limited, So RSVP Today!
Thursday, November 3, 2022 – Sheraton Crossroads Hotel, Mahwah, NJ

Kuiken Brothers’ LIVE Product Expo 2022 is a must attend event for architects looking to earn continuing education credits and receive a hands-on learning experience from Kuiken Brothers’ premier manufacturer and distribution partners. Walk side-by-side with your industry colleagues to learn more about the products that are readily available at our locations throughout the region. This event only showcases products that our team of experts have been trained on and are either in-stock, or readily available through our distribution partners ensuring if you specify, your projects will stay on-time, and on-budget.

Thursday, November 3, 2022 – Sheraton Crossroads Hotel, Mahwah, NJ

REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 9:30AM, SHOW FLOOR OPENS AT 10:00AM


10:30AM – 11:30AM ARCHITECT SEMINAR OPTIONS

10:30am – 11:30am    Specification and Inspection of Engineered Wood Products

Presented by Josh Nau/ Tony Carbone, Boise Cascade Engineered Wood Products
Qualifies for 1 AIA/CES LU (HSW)

Course Overview:

Description: This course is designed for all participants to recognize what the code says in relation to specifying Engineered Lumber Floor systems. In addition, every participant will learn the proper installation methods as well as proper inspection of Engineered Lumber Floor Systems.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain the required knowledge needed to converse with a manufacturer regarding product
  • Learn the recommendations of a manufacturer for proper installation and inspection of engineered lumber floor systems
  • Use manufacturer provided literature to find proper details to be used in the inspection of and installation of engineered lumber floor systems
  • Identify bad installation through inspection and how to remedy issues.

10:30am – 11:30am       Transforming Residential Design Through Unique Applications of Interior Doors

Presented by TruStile Doors
Qualifies for 1 AIA/CES LU (HSW)

Course Overview:

This is a course which demonstrates the history, trends, steps designers can take to design doors into projects and the overall effect that designing with interior doors can have in a custom project.

Learning Objectives:

  • Highlight the role of interior door design during select architectural periods
  • Review interior door application trends
  • Explore new opportunities to design interior doors into projects
  • Understand how doors interact with larger consumer trends

12:00PM – 1:00PM ARCHITECT SEMINAR OPTIONS

12:00pm – 1:00pm  Window Code Fundamentals

Presented by Andersen Windows & Doors
Qualifies for 1 AIA/CES LU (HSW)

Course Overview:

Keeping up with ever evolving window codes can be a challenge for even the most experienced construction industry professional. This course will address some of the core codes and testing methods for windows, such as accessibility, emergency escape and rescue, fall protection, and safety glazing. Exceptions to the rules will also be addressed along with applications and scenarios where these codes apply.

Learning Objectives:

• Ascertain the different elements of accessibility codes for windows
• Identify emergency escape and rescue regulations, as well as exceptions to the rules
• Understand fall protection requirements, compliance methods, and the variance between residential and commercial applications
• Distinguish when and where safety glazing is required for windows

12:00pm – 1:00pm  Managing Condensation and Thermal Performance with Continuous Insulation

Presented by Huber Engineered Woods
Qualifies for 1 AIA/CES LU (HSW)

Course Overview:

This course takes a deep dive into current codes and standards and how continuous insulation fits into these evolving and changing requirements.  You will also learn about the importance of blower door testing and how it is evolving the way we build today.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the concept of thermal bridging and how it impacts building energy usage in green and sustainable building design
  • Define the commercial and residential wood frame wall insulation requirements found in the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
  • Explain how condensation forms in wall cavities and investigate strategies to mitigate risk of damage to construction while maintaining sustainable and healthy indoor environments
  • Identify the practical and green building characteristics of continuous insulation as part of the exterior wall sheathing compared with other alternatives

1:30PM – 2:30PM ARCHITECT SEMINAR OPTIONS

1:30pm – 2:30pm          Evolution of WRBs: Selecting the Right Protection for Your Project

Presented by Henry Company Building Envelope Systems
Qualifies for 1 AIA/CES LU (HSW)

Course Overview:

Evolution of exterior wall design and construction, along with increasing demands for occupant comfort, indoor air quality and energy efficiency have led to increasingly complex design and construction requirements. This course reviews weather-resistive barrier evolution and design options for residential and light commercial exterior wall assemblies to ensure long term stability, code compliance, and occupant health, safety, and welfare.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review exterior wall evolution
  • Understand evolution of forces that impact walls
  • Identify weather-resistive barrier systems and components
  • Highlight specification, design and material selection influences
  • Select the right weather-resistive barrier to suit project specific needs

1:30pm – 2:30pm       Understanding Stone Wool for Interior & Exterior Commercial Building Applications

Presented by Rockwool (Thomas Whipple, Architectural Sales Rockwool)
Qualifies for: 1 AIA/CES LU (HSW) 1 GBCI CE Hour

Course Overview:

The net energy savings realized in a properly insulated building are well understood. However, as design professionals strive to maximize thermal resistance, yet reduce mass in the wall assembly, insulation is increasingly being positioned in both the stud wall and the exterior side of the building envelope. This split insulation concept has introduced any number of design issues and concerns; particularly as relates to fire resistance, moisture management, and wall drying rates. This program focuses on the unique properties of stone wool insulation, and suggests how it can improve thermal, fire, water and sound suppression performance in a well detailed wall assembly.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explains and shows what stone wool insulation is and how it is manufactured
  • Identifies the differences between stone wool, glass fiber, and foam insulations
  • Explains the key features and value added benefits of stone wool
  • Discusses the ecologically sustainable aspects of stone wool
  • Illustrates applications for stone wool in commercial buildings and low slope roofing
  • Comments on Code Changes to IBC Chapter 26 and testing standards for NFPA 285

3:00PM – 4:00PM ARCHITECT SEMINAR OPTIONS

3:00pm – 4:00pm      Understanding Poly-Ash Trim and the Other Categories of the Exterior Trim Market

Presented by TruExterior Siding & Trim
Qualifies for 1 AIA/CES LU (HSW)

Course Overview:

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.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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 siding
  • Discuss the sustainable advantages of Poly-Ash trim products

3:00pm – 4:00pm      Creative Freedom Through Targeted Acoustics

Presented by CertainTeed Lucas Hamilton Building Science Applications Manager
Qualifies for 1 AIA/CES LU (HSW)

Course Overview:

The purpose of this course is for Owners, Architects, Contractors, and industry professionals to understand the importance of room acoustics in building planning, and its impact on healthcare, work productivity, and the learning environment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the negative impact of noise and the benefits of effective sound control
  • Define industry standards for acoustical measurements and their relevance in design
  • Create dynamic spaces through activity based design
  • Discuss the importance of coverage and placement when designing for optimal acoustics

4:30PM – 5:30PM ARCHITECT SEMINAR

4:30pm – 5:30pm         Innovative Cement Board Applications with Continuous Insulation

Presented by National Gypsum
Scott Hughes, Construction Design Manager

Qualifies for 1 AIA/CES LU (HSW)

Course Overview:

This program provides an overview of cement boards and their use in exterior applications. The program is focused on Cement Board Stucco Systems (CBSS) and Cement Board Masonry Veneer (CBMV) systems using Continuous Insulation as an option to meet the International Energy Conservation Code requirements. The program reviews CBSS and CBMV components, details and performance benefits for occupant comfort.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how Cement Board Masonry Veneer system and their components compare with conventional masonry veneer installation methods and the effects on building energy usage
  • Understand how to utilize Continuous Insulation with Cement Board Masonry and Cement Board Stucco systems to contribute to occupant comfort
  • Learn how Cement Board Masonry Veneer systems reduce material costs and environmental impact over traditional systems
  • Learn how the features and performance benefits of Cement Board Stucco Systems, using continuous insulation, compare to traditional stucco systems as it relates to ease of installation