Sep
13
12:00 pm12:00

O.W.L.S. September Webinar- Live: A Holistic Approach to Sustainable Floor Covering

Learning Units: 1.5 HSW

It is naive to think that human actions to the environment have no consequence or effect on the future. It is especially critical in interior design to consider all sustainable aspects of a product or material in a space.

Sustainability goes beyond the product itself. It requires a higher level of environmental stewardship with a holistic approach to sustainability.

Truly sustainable products encompass more than one green attribute. In addition to material components, products should be made with sustainable manufacturing methods. It is critical to achieve a balance of both.

The continuing education course, “A Holistic Approach To Sustainable Floor Covering,” provides a general overview of sustainable floor covering features and certifications that encompass both product and manufacturing perspectives. From Environmental Product Declarations, Health Product Declarations, and NSF 140 to SMaRT and ISO 14001 certifications, this course reviews the myriad of methods to compare products based on various environmental attributes.

Cost: Free for Members
         $35 for Non-Members

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Aug
9
12:00 pm12:00

August Webinar-Live: High Performance & Resilient Precast Educational Facilities

Learning Units: 1.5 HSW

The evolving construction industry, recent code changes, increasing sustainability requirements and challenging economy are just some of the factors increasing demand for safe, healthy, high performance educational facilities. Today’s schools are more than just buildings; they are interactive learning environments. They are gathering places. They are safe havens for the community. This presentation will discuss recommendations on how to design and build high performance, sustainable and resilient schools, with reduced life-cycle costs. The benefits of prefabrication and off-site construction will be identified in the context of precast/prestressed concrete architectural and structural building solutions. And case studies will highlight high performance attributes -  including optimization of numerous versatile, efficient and resilient building applications.

Cost: Free for Members
          $35 for Non-Members

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Jun
14
12:00 pm12:00

June Webinar- Live: Design Solutions for Optimizing Building Energy Performance

Sponsored by: Southface

Learning Units: 1.5 HSW

The performance and value of certified green buildings has been a hot topic and open question for some time. When it comes to small commercial green buildings, which high-performance design and construction strategies are working well? Which need improvement? The Advanced Commercial Buildings Initiative at Southface studied small commercial buildings constructed within a regional, prescriptive green building program. The experienced presentation team will paint a complete picture of performance for various building types by factoring in component-level building monitoring and measured data including energy models, utility bills, and air tightness testing.

Cost: Free for Members
$35 for Non-Members

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Apr
12
12:00 pm12:00

April Webinar- Live: Understanding Active and Passive Floodproofing Options for Non-Residential Buildings

Sponsored by: Smart Vent

Learning Units: 1.5 HSW

Floodproofing measures are required for all buildings located in a FEMA floodplain. This course identifies the effects of hydrostatic pressure on building sustainability and explains dry and wet floodproofing techniques utilized to mitigate against flood damage. A review of the liability associated with each floodproofing option is provided. Relevant FEMA regulations, ICC building codes, and ASCE 24 are reviewed. The course provides an in depth analysis of active and passive floodproofing options and the effect each of these options have on a design. Case studies will demonstrate how to effectively incorporate floodproofing techniques in projects.

Cost: Free for Members
$35 for Non-Members

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Mar
8
12:00 pm12:00

March Webinar - Live: Designing the Traditional Interior

Sponsored by: The Institute for Classical Architecture and Art, NC Chapter

Learning Units: 1.5 HSW

The course will introduce the fundamental philosophy and elements of traditional architecture and their interiors.  Participants will learn the design principles that are common to the great buildings and interiors of the past.  Topics will include learning the appropriate use and configuration of columns, cornices, chimney pieces, windows and doors.

Cost: Free for Members
$35 for Non-Members

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Feb
9
12:00 pm12:00

February Webinar- Live: Decorative Hardwood Plywood & Veneer: Beautiful by Nature

Sponsored By:  Columbia Forest Products

Learning Units: 1.5 HSW

This course will better inform the architect and designer about decorative hardwood plywood in terms of its manufacture, uses, types, and sustainable attributes. The architect and the designer will gain an understanding of the different adhesives and core material options available, which options are more sustainable, and which options are most commonly used. Participants will also know what to look for in order to successfully specify decorative hardwood plywood and how the material can contribute to LEED projects.

Cost: Free for Members
$35 for Non-Members

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Dec
8
12:00 pm12:00

December Webinar- Live: Opening Doors to Design Opportunities with the Model Building Codes

December O.W.L.S. Topic:

Opening Doors to Design Opportunities with the Model Building Codes

Sponsored By: Maxson Associates

Get acquainted with the many aspects of the Fire and Life Safety Code requirements. Learn to differentiates between fire walls, fire barriers, and fire partitions. Understand the regulatory standards governing the use and application of opening protections. Finally learn the correlation between life safety product application and open design. 

Learning Units: 1.5 HSW

Cost: Free for Members
$35 for Non-Members


Speaker Biography

Ken Cox

Ken Cox is a technical consultant and product representative for Maxson and Associates specializing in Fire and Life Safety architectural solutions.  He is a graduate of Texas A&M University, and has been working in the construction industry for over 20 years.  Ken has been with Maxson and Associates for the past 7 years directly representing McKeon Door Company, Smoke Guard Corporation and Toal Door throughout the Carolinas.

Nov
10
12:00 pm12:00

November Webinar- Live: Active Distributed Daylight in the Building Core

November O.L.W.S. Topic: 

Active Distributed Daylight in the Building Core

Sponsored by: Maxson Associates

It's clear that in today's designs, there is a desire for natural daylight to be brought into the building envelope. However, the challenge is getting natural daylight deep into the building's core. This course will help in understanding the difference between passive and active daylighting, horizontal and vertical illumination and how natural daylight benefits human biology and office productivity.

Learning Units: 1.5 HSW

Cost: Free for Members
$35 for Non-Members


Speaker Biography

Trevor Maxson

Trevor Maxson is a technical consultant and product representative for Maxson and Associates specializing in space division and daylighting solutions.  He is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, and also holds a Masters of Divinity from South Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Trevor has been with Maxson and Associates for 5 years directly representing Modernfold, SunDolier, Klein, Tudelu, and Renlita Doors.

Oct
13
12:00 pm12:00

October Webinar- Live: Transition Planning: Answering Critical Questions for Small Business Planning

October O.W.L.S. Topic:

Transition Planning: Answering Critical Questions for Small Business Planning

Have you ever thought about what would happen if you lost one of your key employees? Are you concerned about what to do with the business when you leave, or simply wonder what the economic value of that business is? What would your business do in the event of something happening to you? Could it continue to run? What about estate planning and efficiently managing taxes?

This webinar is specifically designed to answer these critical questions for business owners. As a business owner, the value of your firm affects nearly every aspect of your business planning and person financial well-being. It may be hard to imagine now, but when you think about it, odds are the business you’ve worked so hard to create will be owned by someone else in the future. Eventually, you will either give up the helm voluntarily to a key employee of the firm, before or when you retire, or involuntarily as the result of an unexpected event. Whether your firm has been around for a few years or a few decades, being prepared for the next phase can be critical to future financial success. This webinar will answer these questions and help you to figure out what to do next.

Learning Units: 1.5 LU

Cost: Free for Members
$35 for Non-Members

Sep
8
12:00 pm12:00

September Webinar- Live: Architectural Fire-rated Glazing: An Application Guide

Sponsored by: Vetrotech Saint-Gobain

Intro to fire-rated glazing: Health, safety, and welfare remain a fundamental aspect of building design practices. Incorporating fire-rated glass products provides creative design options while adhering to current model building codes. The new generation of fire-rated products is available in larger sizes that can withstand a fire for longer periods of time, and many fire-rated products can provide high impact safety rating, solar control, sound reduction, bullet resistance and hurricane impact safety, to name only a few multi -functional features. This course will define categories of fire rated glass products, as well as the related test standards and current building code requirements for specifying architectural fire-rated glazing.

Learning Units: 1.5 HSW

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Jul
14
12:00 pm12:00

July Webinar- Live: Mid-Rise Design: Opportunity and Implementation

July O.W.L.S. Topic:

Mid-Rise Design: Opportunity and Implementation

Sponsored by: Woodworks

As increases in urban density become necessary to address growing populations, many building designers and developers are leveraging wood’s ability to achieve multiple, simultaneous objectives. Wood is a code-compliant solution to the challenge of how to cost-effectively increase density while creating vibrant and sustainable communities. Yet many familiar with the design of two- to four-story wood structures are not aware that the International Building Code allows five stories and more of wood-frame construction for residential uses such as student, senior and affordable housing, and for business, mercantile and military occupancies. Through an overview of design, detailing, and construction considerations, this presentation is intended to give architects and engineers the confidence to break into this growing market segment. Heights and areas will be discussed, including allowable increases, as will fire-resistive design, detailing for performance, shrinkage, structural framing, acoustics, and fire-rated assemblies.

When: July 14, 2015 @ 12:00 noon
Learning Units: 1.5 HSW

Cost: Free for Members
$35 for Non-Members


Presenter Biography 

Bruce Lindsey                       
Regional Director
Southeastern US WoodWorks 
Wood Products Council

Based out of Charlotte, NC, Bruce is a 20+ year veteran of the Wood Products Industry.  His multi-faceted career experience has included architectural design, structural design and various roles within the engineered wood products industry including, marketing, product management, distribution, consulting and sales.  He is a leading consultant in 4 and 5 story wood framed construction and has an extensive knowledge in the application and use of Engineered Wood Products.  As the Southeast Regional Director for the Wood Products Council, Bruce serves as a Wood Products Industry spokesperson and educator, dedicated to growing the knowledge and use of structural wood products in non-residential construction through a variety of forums and seminars reaching over 1,000 design professionals annually.  Bruce is one of the region’s current leading resources on the implementation and sustainability of wood products, working with local/state government, professional associations, and industry to promote the environmental and economic benefits of wood construction.