Event Food for Thought

November 29, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:30pm

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AIA Austin
801 W 12th St
78701 Austin , TX


Food for Thought is AIA Austin's own continuing education program, offering a chance to earn 6+ CEUs to help with last-minute licensure and membership CE requirements at the end of year. Allied Members offer sessions on the latest techniques, practices, products, and technology in design and construction and one Allied Member also sponsors lunch. 

Participation in the program is open to AIA members at a reduced rate and is also open to non-members.




Schedule of Courses

9:00 am
Overview of Fire Rated Door Openings; 1 LU/HSW
Cameron McElhaney, CSI, CDT of LaForce, Inc.

Attendees will gain a complete understanding of the requirements of Fire Rated Openings in an interactive setting. While designing buildings with Fire Doors, many do not recognize all that is needed to achieve this level of fire protection. This presentation that is geared toward architects will clearly outline all portions that are necessary with a fun and entertaining approach.  The door, frame, and hardware code requirements will be covered with an emphasis on hardware specifying that is approachable to all. 
Learning Objectives: 
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to: 
1. Understand the limitations of Fire Rated Doors and Frames. 
2. Specify the proper hardware for a Fire Rated Door Opening. 
3. Determine acceptable modifications for existing Fire Rated Door Openings. 
4. Understand what is involved with a Fire Door Inspection. 

10:00 am 
Choices of Air Barriers for Commercial Building Enclosures; 1 LU/HSW
Corey Ball of Weatherization Partners/DuPont Building Innovations

The purpose of this seminar is to briefly review the impact of air leakage on building enclosure performance and to describe different types of air barrier systems for air leakage control. The seminar is organized in two sections:
1. The first section is a brief review of air leakage impact on building enclosure performance and the importance of air leakage control.
2. The second section provides a description of the main types of air barrier membranes for commercial building enclosure: mechanically fastened or building wraps, fluid applied (FA), and self-adhered (SA) or peel-and-stick. Other air barrier types such as Sprayed Polyurethane Foams (SPF) will also be reviewed. A brief description, examples of products and manufacturers, typical properties, application methods, system components and advantages & limitations will be discussed for each air barrier type.
Learning Objectives: After attending this seminar, you will be able to understand
1. The impact of air leakage on building enclosure performance
2. Basic features of Self-Adhered air barrier systems (SA)
3. Basic features of Fluid-Applied air barrier systems (FA)
4. Basic features of Mechanically-Fastened air barrier systems (Building Wraps)
5. Basic features of Spray Polyurethane Foams (SPF) and others (e.g. Board stock) air barrier systems

11:00 am
Acoustic Separation using Motor Driven Operable Partitions; 1 LU 
Nicole Zimmerle of TRW Central Texas

The objective of this course is to provide design professionals with a thorough understanding of the available motorized acoustically rate movable partitions used in interior applications. 
Learning Objectives:
1. To understand the importance of flexible space division - acoustic separation, revenue generation
2. To compare and contract three types of electrically powered partitions
3. To understand the acoustical performance properties, options available and how to best enhance performance
4. To understand the structural considerations of these dynamic systems and the impact on the overall design of the building.
5. To compare overall considerations for the various types of motorized acoustical partitions.   

12:00-12:30 pm - Lunch

12:30 pm
Elevated Waterproof Decking; 1 LU
John Posenecker of BES Exterior Solutions

Presentation will cover options for waterproofing systems that can be applied to elevated concrete decks.  Keys aspects of installation requirements of each system will be discussed. Humorous examples of design and construction issues will be discussed.
Learning Objectives:
1. Understand Available Waterproofing Options
2. Surface Preparation Requirements
3. Detailing and Application Challenges
4. Explanation of Electronic Leak Detection

1:30 pm
IBC 2015: Section 403, 1010, 1025 and Chapter 11 Accessibility; 1 LU/HSW

Jody Boatman, AHC, EHC, CSI, CDT of Allegion

This one-hour course will take you through Section 403 High-Rise Buildings concerning doors, frames and hardware, Section 1010 doors, gates and turnstiles and Section 1024 luminous egress path markings concerning doors, frames, and hardware, along with Chapter 11 accessibility
Learning Objectives: 
1. Discuss the requirements of Section 403 High-Rise Buildings concerning doors, frames and hardware.
2. Explain the requirements of Section 1010 Doors, Gates and Turnstiles concerning doors, frames and hardware.
3. Apply the requirements of Section 1024 Luminous Egress Path Markings concerning doors, frames and hardware. 
4. Discuss the requirements of Chapter 11 Accessibility concerning doors, frames and hardware.

2:30 pm
Frustrated by BIM in Design? Get Inspired!; 1 LU

Caleb Gonzales of CADeshack/GRAPHISOFT

Motivated by new technologies, a rising wave of architects are using BIM in the design phase to create inspiring architecture, interior design and urban planning. Join us to discover how firms from around the country are designing with ARCHICAD and pushing the boundaries of creativity and collaboration in ways never before imagined. We invite you to hear Principles of award-winning and acclaimed firms discuss how they're using BIM to tap the firms' potential while energizing and empowering their staffs creativity.
Learning Objectives:
1. How to start a project in design using BIM and avoid repetitive tasks.
2. Understand why BIM is increasingly valuable as a design process tool.
3. Identify how to simplify the review process in design using BIMx for client presentations and mobile review.
4. Learn the benefits of using one model from schematics through documentation and it's affect on the project workflow.