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AIANO CEUniversity Q4

December 2, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Free – $20.00

AIA New Orleans hosts our final CEUniversity of 2022 on December 2nd from 12PM to 4:30PM at the AIA Center for Design (1000 Saint Charles Avenue). This event is free for AIA members, $20 for non-members, and features Professional Affiliate Members presenting on four separate topics that will update and improve the knowledge base of professionals in the A/E/C community. Our current class schedule is below:

12PM – Colloidal Silica Concrete Waterproofing, presented by Brandon Thomas of Vector Concepts

Learn about a concrete waterproofing method that’s been accredited by the USGBC, LEED, and other green rating organizations… colloidal silica concrete waterproofing! We’ll provide an overview of the characteristics of these concrete treatments, review associated environmental and health issues, and introduce a new concrete protection technology, SCP. We will identify substrates that are ready for application, and paint a picture of how easily this technology can be utilized in your building and design projects. HSW pending.

10-minute break

1:10PM – What Quality of Service Do You Want to Provide Your Customer, presented by Jose L. Villeda of JLV Construction

We’ll be covering 3 areas we feel are necessary to create an elevated customer experience that will take the customer from the design phase through a successful and positive building experience, with the intention to minimize design changes and unnecessary additional costs to the customer: knowing your customer (beyond their stated desires/intentions), knowing your customer’s builder (including expertise and price range), and the architect-builder collaborative relationship (addressing design/building challenges head-on, together).  We’ll provide both case studies and tips applicable for designers of all levels!

10-minute break

2:20PM – Lowering the Cost of Net-Zero Energy Buildings: Getting Windows and Walls Right, presented by Mark Isaacs of Wonder Window

The IPCC’s recent Code Red for Humanity tells us that climate change ‘damages’ are accelerating worse than originally projected. How does your NEXT building become Net Zero Energy, integrating rooftop solar with an AFFORDABLE high performance building envelope? Our approach uses fixed multi-pane acrylic windows that have been tested to NFRC thermal and optical standards, and the North American Fenestration Standards, with Quality Assurance & Control review by the International Codes Council Evaluation Services, with Listings set to publish. Low embodied carbon footprint eliminates about 1000 miles of long haul truck delivery per building, as the windows are currently made an hour outside of New Orleans in Bay St Louis, Mississippi in a social impact makers workshop paying living wages to the teen and young adults who assemble these windows. Hands-on exercises will enable architects to get window-to-wall ratios sized right for energy & daylighting comfort, tuned for each building orientation. The workshop will explore the architectural bay of a window, or grouping of windows, and the wall around them as a finite element useful in designing a wide range of buildings, while assessing their whole wall thermal resistance and cost.

10-minute break

3:30PM – Reusable Insulation Systems for Roofing and Waterproofing, presented by Sean Tufts of Siplast

This presentation takes an in-depth look at the composition of aggregate and cellular lightweight insulating concrete systems. The attendees will be presented with the unique performance and application characteristics of the system and will learn about an asphaltic pellet system and its application in conjunction with LWIC.

Lunch is also provided. Don’t miss your chance to get CE credits before the end of this year. This will be our last credit-approved class for 2022. RSVP below!


December 2, 2022
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Free – $20.00
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AIA New Orleans Center for Design
1000 St. Charles Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States


AIA New Orleans
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