Continuing Education Seminars

Various Producers Council Midwest (PCM) members can provide AIA certified seminars for architectural continuing education credit. Please see the list below for titles, descriptions and presenters from the various companies that are members of PCM.

Please contact the presenter directly if you would like to arrange for an in-house presentation of any of these topics listed below.

AIA certified seminars are also presented at various PCM Construction Products Showcases such as Grand Forks, Sioux Falls, Bismarck and out-state Minnesota show locations.


Presentation Name Description AIA Credit HSW Accredited By Company Presenter






Single Ply Roofing Technology

This one hour long presentation will cover topics such as current technology employed in single ply roofing systems including seam and flashing technology, an overview of single ply roof system types including garden roof systems, roofing warranty review, and finally LEED and roofing.

1 Yes Carlisle SynTec, Inc. Dave Millard









EPDM-Defining the Standard for 50 Years

A brief description of single ply roof membrane systems, reviews the history of the seaming process and new seaming technology, addresses the black and white discussion, Life Cycle Assessment, studies the long term success of EPDM, looks at the sustainability and recyclability of EPDM and finally, it reviews new adhesives and how they conform to LEED requirements.
1
No
Group 4 Reps/ Architectural Consultants

Dave Millard

Gary Kanuit












Paperless Gypsum Technology Understanding how paperless, moisture and mold resistant gypsum products are used as commercial building solutions. 1 No Group 4 Reps / Architectural Consultants Tom House











Clay Roof Tiles An overview of the aesthetic versatility and the unsurpassed durability of clay roofing systems. 1 No Group 4 Reps / Architectural Consultants Tom House











Garden Roof Basic Design
1 Yes Group 4 Reps / Architectural Consultants Dave Millard











Garden Roof In-Depth design principles/maintenance
2 Yes Group 4 Reps / Architectural Consultants












Single-Ply Roofing Systems
2 Yes Group 4 Reps / Architectural Consultants












COOL Roofing! A look at environmentally-friendly commercial roofing systems, including cool, green and garden varieties.

K.R. Kline Eric Johnson











Basic Roofing 101 A selection process, commerical roofing starting with the basics.  Advantages/Disadvantages of all systems. 1 Yes K.R. Kline Eric Johnson








It's in the Details A review of the problems and solutions for the most common problem details in single ply commercial roofing. 1 Yes K.R. Kline Eric Johnson






Understanding FM 1-29 2006 Changes/Updates to meeting Factory Mutal Wind Uplift Requirements 1 Yes K.R. Kline Eric Johnson






Understanding ANSI/SRPI ES-1-98 Wind Design Standard for Edge Systems Used with Low Slope Roofing Systems 1 Yes K.R. Kline Eric Johnson






Archictectural and Low Slope Metal Roofing W33  A review of the materials, coatings and warranties involved in the design and selection process of architectural and low slope metal roofing systems. 1 Yes K.R. Kline Eric Johnson

 



Architectural Metal Wall Panel Systems  A review of the  material used in metal wall panel systems and an explanation of basic wall design, as it relates to wall panel systems. 1 Yes K.R. Kline Eric Johnson

 



Exotic Metal for Wall Panel and Roof Systems W17  A description of exotic metals and how they may be used in roof and wall panel systems. 1 Yes K.R. Kline Eric Johnson






Insulation 101 A review of the current acceptable insulations, advantages, disadvantages and proper system drainage. 1 Yes K.R. Kline Eric Johnson






Cold Fluid Applied Resin WaterProofing A look at the advantages and disadvantages of cold fluid applied polyester and polyurethane waterproofing.

K.R. Kline Eric Johnson






LEED and Garden Roofing A brief definition of LEED and a look at what impact roofing can have toward LEED points, including a closer look at garden roofs.

K.R. Kline Eric Johnson






Air Barrier 1:
Choices of Air Barriers for Commercial Building Enclosures   
This seminar describes the role of air barriers in building envelope air tightness and the main types of air barrier systems.  An air barrier system consists of a primary membrane plus installation and continuity accessories.  We will discuss the three main types of air barriers: mechanically fastened membranes or building wraps, fluid applied membranes, and self-adhered membranes.  A brief description of each type of air barrier system will include (1) Examples of Products and Manufacturers, (2) Typical Properties, (3) Installation Technology, (4) System Components, (5) Typical Applications.
1
Yes
Lavelle Company/ Hallmark Building Supplies/ DuPont
Tim Roble,
Lori Gunderson






Air Barrier 2:
Air Leakage Control in Commercial Building Enclosures
This seminar provides an overview of air transport mechanisms through the building enclosure and the role of air barriers in preventing the uncontrolled airflow.  The main topics will include the air barrier functions, benefits and performance requirements, current trends in air barrier codes and critical design considerations for the building envelope when choosing an air barrier membrane.
1
Yes
Lavelle Company/ Hallmark Building Supplies/ DuPontTim Roble,
Lori Gunderson






Durability 1:
Durable Building Enclosure Design
This course will cover the recent trends in NA Building Energy Codes, How to address both Energy Efficiency and Moisture Management/Durability, What are the tools available for moisture analysis, How to assess wintertime and summertime condensation potential, How to assess drying rates for different design options
1
Yes
Lavelle Company/ Hallmark Building Supplies/ DuPontTim Roble,
Lori Gunderson






Green 1:
Sustainable Building Enclosure Design   
A review of sustainable green building practices taught through case studies, followed by an overview of air barriers and their role in achieving energy-saving design.1
Yes
Lavelle Company/ Hallmark Building Supplies/ DuPontTim Roble,
Lori Gunderson






HAM 101:
Heat, Air and Moisture Management in Commercial Building Enclosures     
This seminar will cover heat flow mechanisms and heat control strategies, Air transport mechanisms and air leakage control strategies, Moisture transport mechanisms and moisture control strategies and we will cover the importance of heat, air and moisture management in buildings
1
Yes
Lavelle Company/ Hallmark Building Supplies/ DuPontTim Roble,
Lori Gunderson






Moisture 1:
Moisture management in Commercial Building Enclosures – 1
A study of the necessity for building redundancy in commercial building envelopes (wall systems) to help reduce damage due to water intrusion and energy loss due to air infiltration.
1
Yes
Lavelle Company/ Hallmark Building Supplies/ DuPontTim Roble,
Lori Gunderson






Moisture2: Moisture management in Commercial Building Enclosures – 2
An expansion of the Moisture 1 program.  In this expanded version we will view some of the standard details used in window installation today and discuss proper detailing for trouble free installation.
2
Yes
Lavelle Company/ Hallmark Building Supplies/ DuPontTim Roble,
Lori Gunderson






Designing with Solid Surface: How, why and where  to install solid surface material Solid surface is durable, elegant, and long lasting for countertops and so much more. Explore solid surface from the ground up -- its composition, performance and aesthetic benefits as well as recommendations for applications in homes, restaurants, offices, healthcare facilities, and elsewhere.

LG Solid Source, LLC Sarah Elliott






Pressure Equalized Rain Screen SystemsThis program is designed to help people identify the four types of exterior wall systems and their effectiveness, the fundamental principles of Rain Screen Systems and the factors that allow Pressure Equalized Rain Screen Systems to assist in controlling humidity, vapor drive and quality of conditioned spaces.
1
None
MG McGrath
David Rassmussen






Daylighting with Skylights and Curtainwall

How to use skylights correctly for optimum daylighting performance.

Help architects and specifiers understand the design limitations for the major glazing options.

Overview of the basic structural requirements for code-compliant skylights.

Summarize the economic and productivity advantages associated with the energy-efficient use of daylighting.

Controlling excessive solar heat gain with translucent glazing panels.

1

None

 

Major Industries David Nyseth

 



Window Installation Fundamentals
Learn the basics about window installation. This program provides a general overview of best-practice installation procedures for wood windows, aluminum clad windows, and structural installations, including a discussion on opening and unit preparations. (1 H/S/W)
1 Yes Marvin Windows Ken Modeen CSI, CDT, LEED AP






Window Fenestration and the USGBC LEED Green Building Rating System
This presentation gives an overview of the ways the US Green Building Council’s various LEED® Programs apply to windows. It reviews credit requirements within the commercial and residential rating systems, and goes into detail about how windows can contribute points towards LEED certification. (1 H/S/W SD)
1 Yes Marvin Windows Ken Modeen CSI, CDT, LEED AP






AAMA 2605-05
Learn about AAMA specifications for coated aluminum clad. The program looks at properties of aluminum as a substrate, describes tests a product must pass to meet AAMA standards and suggests reasons that finishes fail. (1 H/S/W)
1 Yes Marvin Windows Ken Modeen CSI, CDT, LEED AP






Architectural Design Software
MDS (Marvin Design System) is a window and door design and product specification tool that works with CAD. Within the software, units can be added to a project database which allows modifications such as hardware, jamb extension, casing options, divided lites, custom sizing and more. (1 LU)
1 Yes Marvin Windows Ken Modeen CSI, CDT, LEED AP






Historic Renovation: Windows
This presentation reviews window evaluation and rehabilitation planning for historic buildings. Window replacement is highlighted by case studies which illustrate historic window profile replication. (1 H/S/W SD)
1 Yes Marvin Windows Ken Modeen CSI, CDT, LEED AP






Beyond Performance: Assessing the Sustainability of Windows Sustainability concepts such as embodied energy, carbon footprint and life cycle are explained relative to fenestration products. Wood and clad wood, aluminum, fiberglass and vinyl are compared in terms of sourcing, manufacture and end-of-life disposal. A net zero residential case study is included. (1 H/S/W SD
1 GBCI CE Hour)
1 Yes Marvin Windows Ken Modeen CSI, CDT, LEED AP






Fiberglass Composites in the Window and Door Industry Understand how fiberglass, a composite material, provides superior and sustainable performance. This program explains the pultrusion process and its environmental impact and explores the characteristics and thermal properties of fiberglass.  (1 H/S/W SD)
1 Yes Marvin Windows Ken Modeen CSI, CDT, LEED AP






Controlling Sound Transmission
Learn the importance of building products’ acoustical performance and product ratings. This presentation will cover sound transmission loss, acoustical ratings, and ways to achieve the best ratings for a building’s location and use. (1 H/S/W)
1 Yes Marvin Windows Ken Modeen CSI, CDT, LEED AP






Glazing Codes
Receive an overview of the safety glazing requirements in the International Building Codes (IBC). This presentation explains the major window and door safety glazing requirements, what types of glazing can be used to meet standards and testing and labeling requirements to meet code. (1 H/S/W)
1 Yes Marvin Windows Ken Modeen CSI, CDT, LEED AP






Integrated Performance Standards
This program looks at consolidated performance standards, describing how window performance is measured and graded. Testing procedures are presented, along with information on performance factors, product codes and Hallmark certification. (1 H/S/W)
1 Yes Marvin Windows Ken Modeen CSI, CDT, LEED AP






Selective Coatings
This program focuses on the various Low E coatings currently available for fenestration products.  It describes the performance properties of each type of Low E Coating and their possible uses in varying climates and directional elevations. (1 H/S/W SD)
1
Yes
Marvin WindowsKen Modeen CSI, CDT, LEED AP






Introduction to Quartz Stone
Overview of machinery involved, MOH’s (hardness), manufacturing, fabrication, measuring, applications, and how it can contribute towards LEED points.
1 AIA CEU
Yes
Midwest Specialty Products LLC
Angelique Broin or Wendy Michaelson






Built Up Roofing 
This one hour long presentation will cover built-up roofing and current modified bitumen technologies, application methods and compatibility issues.
1
Yes
Snow Larson / CertainTeed
Snow Larson






Dex O Tex Decorative resinous Flooring
What are the design possibilities. What are your options.
1
Yes
Snow Larson
Cody Nelson






Green Roofs Green Roofs: Proper material selection and design guidelines. 1 Yes Snow Larson Jared Ochs






Green Roofing & Waterproofing
Please join us in an open discussion to learn about green roofing and waterproofing options. Learn about electronic field vector mapping, extensive and intensive landscape designs along with plaza deck and tunnel waterproofing. 1
Yes
Snow Larson
Jared Ochs






Floor Slab Moisture Vapor Problem Resolution Floor Slab Moisture Vapor Problem Resolution: Elimination of adhesive failures and moisture condensation, which can lead to mold and mildew problems. 1 Yes Snow Larson Jared Ochs






RPM Roof restoration System
Can all Roofs be restored. How do I chose a good restoration
No
No
Snow Larson
Cody Nelson






Environmental Coatings Compliance
This program will give the participant an understanding of the complexities of specifying performance- based coating systems on environmentally sensitive projects. The changing legislation of the various air districts throughout the United States, and the requirements of each, will be outlined. This understanding will allow specifiers and owners to recommend the appropriate coating system to meet the intent and requirements of both voluntary programs such as LEED and the various government mandated environmental control measures.
1
Yes
TnemecClick here for more information.






Epoxy & Urethane Flooring
Epoxy and urethane flooring continues to gain popularity in the commercial, institutional and industrial markets due to its durability, versatility and the fact that it can be installed seamlessly, making it very cleanable. Participants will learn about the importance of epoxy and urethane floor systems through discussion of proper surface preparation, material selection and specification.
1
Yes
TnemecClick here for more information.






High Performance Coatings
This program will cover the various types of high performance coating systems for interior and exterior exposed surfaces. Discussion will center around how high performance coating systems can provide additional protection and beautification for high-profile projects or areas subjected to harsh environments and abuse.
1
Yes
TnemecClick here for more information.






Selecting Exterior Topcoats Based On Aesthetic Performance Focuses on exterior topcoats and the aesthetic performance of different generic resin types based on color and gloss. It's objective is to provide a basic understanding of UV radiation's effect on the color and gloss of topcoats. 1 Yes Tnemec Randy Bartz






Fire Resistive Gypsum Products Receive understanding of fire testing, ASTM E119, and how gypsum base products perform under fire exposure. 1 Yes USG Chris Anderson






Gypsum Shaft Wall Systems Receive overview of technology, development of the system as well as its functionality as it relates to fire performance. 1 Yes USG Chris Anderson






Life Safety Systems Familiarized with through penetration, fire containment & UL 2079 including systems design and detailing. 1 Yes USG Chris Anderson






Abuse Resistant Systems Obtain understanding of what abuse resistance is, what type of testing is requested for your application and how various systems perform. 1 Yes USG Chris Anderson






Gypsum Area Separation Walls Receive understanding of what makes up an area separation firewall, why you may need one and how they are detailed and installed. 1 Yes USG Chris Anderson






Architectural Acoustics Discussion of the Nature of Sound, STC, CAC, NRC, factors of sound control, flanking paths, and ASTM testing methods related to partitions in the architectural environment. 1 Yes USG Chris Anderson






Basics of Sound Control Discussion of sound control related to Acoustic Ceilings in our working environment. Program includes products and applications. 1 Yes USG Chris Anderson






Plaster Systems Receive understanding of the details; benefits and limitations of specifying and using various plaster systems. 1 Yes USG Chris Anderson






USG Introduces LEED® for Schools 2009 CEU Program
Making The Grade – LEED® for Schools 2009 is a one-hour continuing education credit course that focuses on two components of the LEED for Schools 2009 requirements, acoustics and emissions. After taking the course, architects and interior designers will better understand the acoustical pre-requisite and the emissions earned credit opportunities under the LEED for Schools 2009 requirements. In addition, the audience will understand how good acoustical design can lead to better student performance and how product VOC emissions can impact the health and comfort of the learning environment.

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1 Yes USG Chris Anderson






Fire Resistive Ceiling Panels & Systems Discussion of the Design Requirements & Solutions to the various types of Ceiling Panels & Grid Systems as regards fire resistive assemblies. 1 Yes USG Chris Anderson






Drywall Ceiling Suspension Systems Receive understanding of the flexible design capabilities for both flat and curved drywall ceiling suspension systems 1 Yes USG Chris Anderson






Advanced Abuse Resistant Systems Obtain understanding of what abuse resistance is, what type of testing is requested for your application and how various systems perform. 2 Yes USG Chris Anderson






Advanced Architectural Acoustics Discussion of balancing Sound Absorption, Reflection & Reverberation as related to commercial construction. 1 Yes USG Chris Anderson






Seismic Construction Standards Receive an understanding of Seismic Restraint in accordance with the new IBC 2000 ASTM E580 for Grid Suspension Systems. 1 Yes USG Chris Anderson






Levels of Finish Receive an understanding of the Quality of drywall finishes. Learn the factors that effect levels of finish, and how to specify various levels of finish. 1 Yes USG Chris Anderson






Indoor Environmental Quality Discussion of the balance of environmental conditions in buildings that allow for maximum function, provide comfort, and productivity, and well-being of the occupants. 1 Yes USG Chris Anderson






Control Joints Provide a better understanding on the need for control joints & where they are required. Discussion of building expansion and detailing. 1 Yes USG Chris Anderson






Gypsum A Natural Mineral Discussion of the unique properties of gypsum, the various sources of raw materials, and recycled materials and other Green Issues related to gypsum and drywall products. 1 Yes USG Chris Anderson






Moisture Control for Buildings A discussion on water intrusion into buildings and a general understanding of thermal dynamics. This program will review the difference between vapor barriers, retarders and air barriers. 1 Yes USG Chris Anderson






Building Science An open discussion on building science from fire, sound, structural, thermal, and security points of view. This discussion will review all performance requirements related to the building's envelop. 1 Yes USG Chris Anderson






Environmental Issues Discussion of the USGBC's LEED rating system for buildings and the effect of material selection on the environment. In addition, the discussion of this rating system will be reviewed and compared to material embodied energy calculations. 1 Yes USG Chris Anderson






Moisture Intrusion Discussion on proper construction scheduling and material storage, proper detailing and understanding of vapor migration, and the discussion of building maintenance and preparation for occupancy. 1 Yes USG Chris Anderson






Sustainability An interactive discussion on building sustainability and the trade-offs of various material use and selection. Participants will have a better understanding of what sustainability is from indoor environmental quality and embodied energy to product/system performance and life cycle costs. 1 Yes USG Chris Anderson






Architectural Systems Design - Partitions This program will explore the six design parameters in partition selection. 1 Yes USG Chris Anderson






Gypsum Concrete Floors This program will explore various design parameters in gypsum concrete floors: Fire, Sound, Aesthetics, and Installation Considerations. Real life examples will be presented and design solutions will be established based upon these design parameters. 1 Yes USG Chris Anderson






Design Guide for Exterior Sheathings

This program will discuss the role of exterior sheathing relative to wall design, develop framework of performance, discuss major sheathing types and discuss specification of sheathings.

1 Yes USG Chris Anderson











 

 

 

 

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