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Houston CE Academy

CE Academy, Inc.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 from 7:30 AM to 6:10 PM (CDT)

Houston CE Academy

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Houston CE Academy Event

September 19, 2012


Credits Earned*:

 1 AIA/CES LU Hour

4.5 AIA/CES LU/HSW Hours,


2 GBCI CE Hours for LEED Professionals,

& 0.1 IDCEC CEU for Interior Designers



7:00- 7:30 AM             Registration


7:30-8:30 AM                                                                                                                         

Sustainable Site Pavement Systems


Provider: Oldcastle Architectural | Course: SS101

      ·         Learn design applications for LEED projects utilizing permeable pavement systems.

·         Develop an understanding of improved land planning with use of underground storm water storage.

·         Gain knowledge of proper specification for construction of a permeable pavement system.

·         Determine storm water management strategies for regional soils and environmental conditions.


 8:40 -9:40 AM

Copper Clad Stainless


Provider: Engineered Material Solutions | Course: 000001

      •       Learn about the cost effectiveness and proven reliability of cladding. 

•        Become aware of the performance advantages of copper-clad stainless relative to           traditional copper.

•        Understand the design differences between solid and copper-clad stainless.

•        Review basic fabrication methods.


 9:50-11:20 AM

Understanding Special Purpose Doors and Windows
1.5 AIA/CES LU/HSW Hours
Provider: Krieger Specialty Products | Course: SPEC-01

 This presentation consists of a comprehensive overview of specialty doors, frames and windows – including acoustical/STC, blast, explosion and pressure resistant, bullet, ballistic and fragmentation/projectile resistant, radio frequency and electromagnetic interference shielded, stainless steel and thermal barrier types. The program investigates factors to consider when designing and specifying these special application products. It aims to educate, thereby helping ensure appropriate decision-making on applications. 



Security Grille Door Solutions in the Design Project: Application, Operation, Installation & Aesthetic
Provider: Dynamic Closures | Course: DYNAMCL1110_1


·    List and define typical applications for grille doors

  • Recognize the main operation choices for grille doors and how to choose the correct product when specifying a job
  • Understand the various available mounting options
  • Describe the layout options for side folding doors and learn how they can influence or complement the overall design integrity of your project
  • Gain an understanding of curtain and panel material choices and how they work to achieve continuity in your design                


12:30-1:30 PM            Lunch (Sponsored by Dryvit Systems, Inc.)


1:30-2:30 PM 

Steep Slope Stone Coated Metal Roofing Systems


Provider: InfoSpec, Inc.| Course: IMU07C


·         Define stone coated Metal

·         Depict how stone coated Metal roofing is manufactured.

·         Explain the benefits of stone coated metal roofing.

·         Demonstrate new and innovative ideas to take into the design process for schools, hospitals and other commercial applications, and to help you through that process.  

·         Discuss how specifying stone coated metal roofing systems may contribute towards a project earning LEED certification. 

·         Describe how Stone Coated Metal Roofing Systems are energy efficient & Energy Star qualified. 

·         Explain the cost benefits of Stone Coated Metal roofing systems.


2:40-3:40 PM  

Understanding Recycled Content Surfacing Material

1 AIA/CES LU/HSW/SD Hour (AIA Course Number: ICS06A);

1 GBCI CE Hour for LEED Professionals (GBCI Course ID: 0090003989);

& 0.1 IDCEC CEU for Interior Designers (IDCEC Course Number: 5974)

Provider: InfoSpec, Inc.


 This one hour live course describes the importance of recycled content surfacing products and how they affect a building's indoor environmental quality. We will review how these materials are manufactured and specified and we will evaluate how they may contribute towards LEED project certification. After a comparison on traditional and recycled surfacing materials, we will discuss the importance of going beyond "green".


3:50 – 4:50 PM

Exterior Insulated Cladding for Energy Efficiency and Architectural Diversity


1 GBCI CE Hour for LEED Professionals (GBCI Course ID: 0090005704)

Provider: Dryvit System, Inc. | Course: BL0002


·     Deconstruct the "perceived" value of traditional insulation methods and reduced

     performance within framed wall assemblies and reconstruct new strategies for

     developing true "effective" insulation value and high performance

  • Identify and define model energy code and green design standard's requirements for exterior continuous insulation.
  • Differentiate between "prescriptive"  R-value "performance"  U-factor wall design paths and recognize where continuous insulation must be integrated
  • Discover the interrelationship between exterior insulated cladding and the use of continuous insulation to achieve energy efficient, cost effective and aesthetically pleasing design solutions 


5:00 - 6:10 PM

Solving Architectural Noise Problems

Provider: International Cellulose Corporation | Course: 3696


·         Increase awareness of the need for acoustics before occupancy

·         Dispel the myths about cellulose as a finish product

·         Visible and Invisible Finishes

·         Acoustics & Economics – Light Reflectivity, Creature Comforts, Worker Productivity & Energy Savings

·         Life Safety Communications.









Have questions about Houston CE Academy? Contact CE Academy, Inc.

When & Where

Hampton Inn Houston/Galleria
4500 Post Oak Pkwy
Houston, TX 77027

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 from 7:30 AM to 6:10 PM (CDT)

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CE Academy, Inc.

The CE Academy is coming to a city near you!

Are you a design professional or spec writer in need of CE credit hours to maintain your AIA membership or state license? CE Academy, Inc. organizes 4-8 hours of continuing education in a seminar format so you can earn multiple CE hours at one time.

These AIA and/or GBCI registered courses provide education credit. CE Academy will also manage the reporting of your credits to the AIA and email you a certificate of completion for your records after the event.

Available education credits include:

>> AIA HSW CE Hours

>> GBCI CE Hours for LEED® Professionals

>> ADA Hours Accessibility/barrier-free

For more information email events@ceacademyinc.com.

For a list of accessible education and LEED webinar courses, please visit GreenCE.

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