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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

­8:00 AM­ -­ 9:00 AM

­Designing Commercial Projects with Manufactured Stone Veneer

­Design guidelines for sustainable manufactured stone veneer buildings, including product innovations and industry-related educations.

­9:00 AM­ -­ 9:05 AM
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­9:05 AM­ -­ 10:05 AM

­Dry Stack Masonry

­This presentation will identify the many benefits of concrete block construction as a time tested and durable building material. Though highly valued by industry professionals as a preferred building material for reasons such as fire resistance, sustainability, and wind resistance, traditional masonry has seen somewhat of a decline in market share, primarily due to the lack of skilled masons and speed of construction. Recent advancements in concrete block manufacturing, particularly in the ability to better control the actual height of the unit, has created an opportunity for masons to install block without the use of mortar. Since masonry design codes refer to and provide values for systems that use mortar, this presentation reviews what is currently in the code and what The Masonry Society (TMS) is doing to anticipate the wider acceptance of dry-stack masonry through the publication of dry-stack guidelines and eventual adoption into the IBC. An in-depth look at potential applications and unique benefits of dry-stack masonry systems are discussed.

­10:05 AM­ -­ 10:20 AM
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­10:20 AM­ -­ 11:20 AM

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TPO Technology: Performance & Recent Developments

TPO roofing membrane has now been part of the roofing industry for 20 years and has become the leading segment as far as total volume used on an annual basis. With almost 10 billion square feet installed around the world, TPO has proven that it is an effective roofing material providing building owners with a low-cost, highly reflective, energy-efficient roof system. Participants will learn the advantages of TPO roofing membrane versus other materials and how the use of new technology has allowed TPO to become even more resistant to a wide range of rooftop conditions. There is a reason for the astronomical growth of this roofing membrane and the presenters will shed light on the reasons why.

­11:20 AM­ -­ 11:25 AM
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­11:25 AM­ -­ 12:25 PM

PVC Roofing Materials: Performance, Construction, Functionality

PVC is one of the most diverse products in the building industry and one of the most misunderstood. This presentation will help to better understand why PVC is one of the most versatile and modifiable thermoplastics. With all the different formulations, types, reinforcements and construction, knowledge of this product type will assist the specifier in creating better specifications.

­12:25 PM­ -­ 12:45 PM
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­12:45 PM­ -­ 1:45 PM

­Introduction to Laminated Glass

­Laminated glass has been used in a variety of architectural applications ranging from office buildings and schools to institutional and high-security buildings. A variety of interlayers in clear and tinted are available, providing post-breakage retention. UV filtration and impact resistance. This course presents the history and development of laminated glass from its inception as an automotive product to move advanced structural glass applications.

­1:45 PM­ -­ 2:00 PM
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­2:00 PM­ -­ 4:00 PM

­Advanced FBC: Life Safety Plans-Graphics & Codes

­This course will highlight the information required by the Florida Building Code (FBC) 6th Edition (2017) to show compliance with the design’s Means of Egress. The course will review the Florida Building Code (FBC) requirements for Means of Egress and show, using the methods of National Fire Protection Association Standard 170, how to prepare a Code-compliant Life Safety Plan.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

­8:00 AM­ -­ 9:00 AM

­Solutions for Large Openings in Wind Borne & Coastal Areas

­This seminar provides an overview of large opening glass wall systems, their structurally engineered components, and how they provide a perfect solution for large openings in coastal areas for commercial and residential applications.

­9:00 AM­ -­ 9:05 AM
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­9:05 AM­ -­ 10:05 AM

­Energy Performance

­To provide an understanding of the Energy Efficiency Programs and knowledge relating to the Florida Energy Code, the NFRC(National Fenestration Rating Council) and Green Building Programs.

­10:05 AM­ -­ 10:20 AM
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­10:20 AM­ -­ 11:20 AM

­Floodplain Design, Construction and Impacts on Flood Insurance

­This course provides insight into the importance of proper foundation flood vents and compliance with Building Codes and FEMA standards and how they can effectively prevent major damage to buildings due to flooding. The course will review applicable codes pertaining to foundation flood venting, including a complete review of FEMA’s new Technical Bulletin TB-1. After the course, participants will have a thorough understanding of the difference between non-engineered openings and engineered openings and the important role they play in designing a sustainable structure.

­11:20 AM­ -­ 11:25 AM
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­11:25 AM­ -­ 12:25 PM

­Home Elevators

­Home elevators protect the public’s health safety and welfare but adding convenience, accessibility, resale value and even a touch of luxury to their home. This course provides an overview of the value of home elevators, planning for home elevator installation and code requirements. In addition, the program will include a learning sheet for referencing future planning.

­12:25 PM­ -­ 12:45 PM
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­12:45 PM­ -­ 1:45 PM

­The Art of Metal Wall Panels: Corrugated & Concealed Fastener Attachments

­An advanced review of metal wall panel profiles, both corrugated, exposed fastener and concealed, hidden fastener, their proper application with field examples of flashing details “do & don’t”, specific applications of these wall panel products and how they all affect environmental efficiency, project sustainability, and product performance.

­1:45 PM­ -­ 2:00 PM
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­2:00 PM­ -­ 4:00 PM

­Advanced FBC: Code Compliant Construction Documents

­The course provides an overview of what an architect should be including on Construction Documents that will facilitate a road map for the plan reviewer, providing a shorter time period for issuing building permits.

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