San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
We cordially invite you to attend a full day of Continuing Education (CE) Seminars. Individual classes are not available for the event. Pricing includes breakfast, lunch, snacks and validated parking. This All Day CE program is 6 CEUs
Full Day Schedule:
8:30-9:00 Breakfast and Registration
Due Diligence for Land Acquisition or Land Development
David S. Brewer, PE of BrewerEscalante
David Brewer’s presentation on Due Diligence for Land Acquisition or Land Development will focus on some of the typical the risks of land acquisition and land development. The presentation will describe many of the typical feasibility issues encountered relating to the planning and design of projects. Special attention is given to the physical and political constraints on development projects and the steps needed in due diligence to address those constraints. The presentation will bring development risks into focus. The proper role of the developer’s professional team in managing risks will be described. The concepts presented will quickly and permanently increase the effectiveness of project feasibility studies and pre-development A/E services.
- Have a checklist applicable to the physical and political constraints that may impact a small retail project development in Houston, Texas.
- Be able to help their clients understand the risks of land acquisition and development.
- Be able to assess the risk tolerance of their clients.
- Be able to help their clients scope and plan the due diligence process.
- Be able to help their clients understand the proper role of the developer’s professional team in managing risks.
Fire and Smoke Curtains: Meeting Atrium Smoke Requirements
Presention by SmokeGuard
Organized by Brent Olsen, Griesenbeck
This course will introduce the use of fire- and smoke-rated curtains as fire and smoke separation in atrium, stair and escalator designs in open floor plans. The course includes a review of the building code requirement for these designs and how flexible rated curtains can be used to comply with these requirements. We’ll cover the use of flexible curtains to supplement smoke evacuation or to replace smoke evacuation altogether as an alternative smoke control solution. Where required by code, the use of these curtains to provide floor to floor separation of escalators and stairs not part of the main egress path will be reviewed.
- Discuss building code requirements for fire and smoke protection for atrium designs, interior stairs and escalators.
- Describe the sustainable features of fire- and smoke-rated curtains.
- Explain how fire and smoke curtains can be used to supplement or replace smoke evacuation systems in ways that save energy
- and reduce mechanical systems costs.
- Summarize the ways fire and smoke curtains may be specified so they enhance daylighting by supporting atrium design.
Choosing the Right Roofing System
Presented by Sika Sarnafil
- What is single-ply roofing
- The advantages of single-ply systems
- What is the difference between thermoplastic and thermoset
- Membrane formulation and mfg. differences
- The methods of attaching single-ply systems
- Important points to consider when choosing the right roofing system
Break for Lunch
Recommended Guidelines for Design and Construction of Inground Swimming Pools in Texas
Presented by David Eastwood, Geotech Engineering and Testing
Organized by AIA Houston
Mr. David Eastwood, P.E. with Geotech Engineering and Testing will be discussing "Recommended Guidelines for the Design and Construction of Inground Swimming Pools in Texas". Many inground swimming pools are built in the Texas. The author has observed some of these pools experiencing movements, cracking, etc. The purpose of this seminar is to high-light prudent practices and guidelines for design and construction of pools to protect the public and pool contractors against a faulty pool design and construction. Pool design and construction should always consider the effects of subsoil, groundwater, structural considerations, drainage, trees, slopes, etc. Some case histories regarding forensic evaluation and repair of pools will also be discussed.
- Design, construction, materials, environmental conditions, and wear and tear.
- Causation for foundation distress and repair techniques
- Various testing requirements for earthwork, concrete and pool during construction.
- Building pool near bayou/lakes
Managing Sound Transmission
Presentation by Ron Smith, Marvin Windows and Doors
This program addresses issues relevant to the need for sound resistant products in homes and businesses. The topic includes the science of sound, sound transmission testing protocols and rating systems, and ways to achieve higher STC ratings.
- Explain what the acronyms TL, STC, OITC, and NC mean
- Explain how different building materials affect sound transmission
- Describe key aspects to creating better sound resistance using windows
- Define specifications you can make to improve STC ratings
6 Learning Units
AIA Members will have their credits reported.
All Non-Members will receive certificates.
Tickets may be purchased online or at the door.
When & Where
315 Capitol, Suite 120
Houston, TX 77002