Past Webinars

Past Webinars

Ron Blank & Associates offers live instructor-led AIA and LEED continuing education webinars. The webinars offer many different CE hour credits that include AIA HSW CE Hours, and ADA/Barrier-Free CE Hours. This page features past webinars hosted by Ron Blank & Associates. Users can access previous webinar recordings for research and education purposes. Building product manufacturers sponsor the free AIA continuing education webinars, which are taught by industry experts. Webinar topics may include roofing building materials, insulation, doors and windows, architectural paints, ADA accessibility codes and requirements, and more!
Recordings of past webinars do not offer completion credit

Advantages of Polyiso In Below-Grade Applications
Wednesday, March 27, 2024 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Matt Stevens

This course explores the below grade use of polyisocyanurate (POLYISO) insulation to meet energy code and maximize thermal performance of the building foundation. Let us help dispel the myths that have been created relative to POLYISO insulation while discussing its thermal performance, water absorption, and load...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Managing Building Movement with Joints
Tuesday, March 26, 2024 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Chris Kasa

This course will help the designer to correctly determine the proper specification for building movement joints. Selecting, designing, detailing, and specifying building joints is a complex task which can be simplified by following a logical process to first determine joint requirements, location and type. Once we know...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Designing Functional Outdoor Living Spaces
Friday, March 22, 2024 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Jason Foura

This course provides an overview of the growing outdoor living space and popular building materials used for its design, with a focus on outdoor kitchens. Many issues may arise during the design process that can make specifying difficult. This presentation will address how to create safe and functional outdoor living...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Designing Aluminum Railings For Residential and Commercial Applications
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Jeff Surovi

Imagine stepping out to enjoy outdoor living spaces made safe because of railings that protect and complement exterior design. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss aluminum railings as they relate to aesthetic, strength and durability of materials and code compliance, loading testing and sustainable solutions....

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 ASLA LA/CES PDH
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 IDCEC HSW CEU
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Firestop Specifications: What Architects Need to Know
Thursday, March 14, 2024 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By John Zalepka

According to the IBC, “…Construction documents shall be of sufficient clarity to indicate the location, nature and extent of the work proposed and show in detail that it will conform to the provisions of this code…as determined by the building official.” Failure to properly to do so can jeopardize life safety and...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 ICC CEU
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Polyiso - The Next Generation Air & Water Resistive Barrier
Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Kyle Rogalski

To educate about ‘Building Longevity and Sustainability’ and how these concepts impact making buildings more energy efficient. The course examines how foil-faced polyiso continuous insulation can function as multiple control layers, providing Air and Water Resistive Barriers, in addition to providing a thermal control...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
High-Performance and Low Maintenance Railing
Friday, February 23, 2024 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Joseph Pass

In this course, we will educate attendees with style and trends in railing, the audience will leave knowing how these trends play a critical component in the design process of an outdoor living space. Design professionals will learn about railing materials and systems and how the end user wins by having a railing system...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Interior Finish Firestopping
Thursday, February 15, 2024 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By John Zalepka

In this one-hour course, the basics of Interior Finish and Joint system design for firestopping installation are covered. Additionally, this course covers joint types, how they are tested and what to look for when choosing the correct UL system for each application. Finally, this course covers movement capabilities, how...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
The Only Canopy Course You’ll Ever Need
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Steve Standridge

This course provides a detail-oriented, full-scope plan for integrating canopy and sunshade solutions into the greater building project. The discussion emphasizes implementing best-practice methods and specification of canopy and sun control devices to gain expert function, maximum sustainability, and state-of-the-art...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Enduring Beauty: High Performing Polymer Cladding Systems
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Nat Whitehurst

This course encourages participants to think outside the box and consider using polymer cladding as a material to create aesthetic, enduring, and moisture resistant rainscreens that will better protect buildings and its occupants. We will discuss other more commonly used products and the issues faced with each. We will...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
 Moisture Management and Exterior Cladding Performance
Monday, February 12, 2024 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Jason Foura

In this hour webinar you will learn about moisture management and exterior cladding performance. The newest technology for moisture management systems. Also, learn how to compare and contrast the various exteriors. You will also understand how PVC siding and drain-able weather resistant barriers work together for...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Specifying for Safety Emergency Eyewash & Shower Equipment
Tuesday, February 6, 2024 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Ryan Pfund

This one-hour course provides an overview of the types and use of emergency wash equipment, the latest ANSI requirements that affect design, and tepid water requirements for emergency equipment.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 ASPE CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 IDCEC HSW CEU
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Kitchen Cabinet Construction Methods, Finishes and Applications
Friday, January 19, 2024 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Jason Foura

In this course, the design professional will have the opportunity to explore current trends in the housing market to realize the growing need for kitchen cabinets that fit multifamily projects. This course focuses on providing general information about the different types of substrates, finishes, assembly methods, and...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Exterior Wood Performance Considerations
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Chris Buffalo

Exterior wood specification can be challenging. Many factors such as finish, exposure and drainage should be considered when designing for exterior wood application. This course explores those factors as well as providing case studies showcasing differing field results.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
HIT THE DECK! Solution Paths to Successful Exterior Deck Installations
Tuesday, January 16, 2024 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Dean Moilanen

The use of ceramic tile & natural stone on exterior decks has become increasingly popular for both residential and commercial projects. Despite the proliferation of waterproofing and tile installation products and systems, this type of installation is still subject to installation challenges which can result in...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 IDCEC HSW CEU
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Moisture Management and Exterior Cladding Performance
Friday, December 29, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Jason Foura

In this hour webinar you will learn about moisture management and exterior cladding performance. The newest technology for moisture management systems. Also, learn how to compare and contrast the various exteriors. You will also understand how PVC siding and drain-able weather resistant barriers work together for...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Designing Functional Outdoor Living Spaces
Tuesday, December 26, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Jason Foura

This course provides an overview of the growing outdoor living space and popular building materials used for its design, with a focus on outdoor kitchens. Many issues may arise during the design process that can make specifying difficult. This presentation will address how to create safe and functional outdoor living...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Polyiso - The Next Generation Air & Water Resistive Barrier
Thursday, December 21, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Matt Stevens

To educate about ‘Building Longevity and Sustainability’ and how these concepts impact making buildings more energy efficient. The course examines how foil-faced polyiso continuous insulation can function as multiple control layers, providing Air and Water Resistive Barriers, in addition to providing a thermal control...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
The Only Canopy Course You’ll Ever Need
Wednesday, December 20, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Steve Standridge

This course provides a detail-oriented, full-scope plan for integrating canopy and sunshade solutions into the greater building project. The discussion emphasizes implementing best-practice methods and specification of canopy and sun control devices to gain expert function, maximum sustainability, and state-of-the-art...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Elevating Design with Copper
Tuesday, December 19, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Larry Peters

In this one-hour course, you will learn about the amazing qualities of copper and its inherent sustainability in the built environment. The properties and characteristics of copper and copper alloy offer versatility, sustainability, and unlimited design potential. Examples of good design practices will be evaluated...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour

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