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

Designing Functional Outdoor Living Spaces
Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 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 AIBC Learning Unit
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Advantages of Polyiso In Below-Grade Applications
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Steven Kristensen

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 AIBC Learning Unit
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Rethink Water Heating
Monday, May 23, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Tom Schroeder

The challenge for plumbing design professionals is finding the right balance between performance and efficiency in water heating systems. The information covered in this presentation is applicable across the commercial, residential, and industrial built environment. A review of plumbing code requirements and insights...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBC Learning Unit
  • 1 ASPE CE Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Specifying Residential Upholstered Furniture to Safeguard Human Health
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Dr. Marilyn Black

Is it possible to specify residential upholstered furniture that protects people from both fire and chemical hazards? This course explores this issue and highlights research related to fire barrier technology. By better understanding the history of flame retardants and their impact on human health, current residential...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBC Learning Unit
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Managing Airborne Pathogens with Air Curtains
Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Frank Cuaderno

Air curtains create a controlled stream of air across a door or window opening, providing significant energy savings to building owners and helping to maintain interior building temperatures. In addition, some have optional features that can clean and sanitize the air near the opening. This course examines additional...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBC Learning Unit
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
When It Rains, It Pours: Protecting Your Assets with Flood Control Solutions
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Gene Kennedy

Flood protection is a vital part of many projects to ensure a building and its occupants are kept safe in the event of a flood. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss how to incorporate flood control solutions in order to comply with building flood protection requirements. Participants will be able to identify...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBC Learning Unit
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
The Devil is in the Details: Common Pitfalls Specifying Commercial Boilers & Water Heaters
Monday, May 16, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Ron Nevill

Overlooking the smallest detail in the beginning can cause huge issues later on. Join us in this one-hour course as we cover common pitfalls designers face when specifying commercial boilers and water heaters. We will review different types of installation and application errors that can cause major safety concerns.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBC Learning Unit
  • 1 ASPE CE Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Fiberglass Doors: Gateway to Performance Comparison
Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Herb Martin

In this one-hour webinar, design professionals will learn about the physical and structural components of fiberglass entry doors, comparing their performance to those of wood and steel doors. It will discuss the rating systems put forth by the National Fenestration Rating Council and North American Fenestration...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBC Learning Unit
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Moisture Management and Exterior Cladding Performance
Friday, May 6, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Logan Arneson

In this hour-long webinar you will learn about moisture management and exterior cladding performance, the newest technology for moisture management systems, and 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 a...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBC Learning Unit
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Privacy Partitions in Today's Commercial Restroom
Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Sarah Schanke

In this program, we explore the current trends and issues changing the way we design restrooms. We'll discuss what users want in restroom experience, demand for increased privacy, and solutions for making your restroom the best room.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBC Learning Unit
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Architectural Coatings: What is in a Coatings Specification?
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Arturo Lugo

The Architectural Coatings industry has spent the last several years developing innovations to improve performance, durability and finish for coatings products applied to Metal Components. This seminar will update the design and construction community on the latest technologies to achieve AAMA compliance, define...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBC Learning Unit
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
 High Performance Door Solutions for Food & Beverage Manufacturing
Friday, April 29, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Mark Scharff

In food and beverage applications, conditioned air control and productivity are critical. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss high performance door solutions that address the unique needs of food and beverage manufacturing, processing, storage, and distribution facilities from dock to freezer and everything in...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBC Learning Unit
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
The Power of Organizing: Transform Your Space with Custom Closets & Storage Solutions
Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Millie Podesta

Nowadays, our homes aren’t just homes—they’re offices, classrooms, and gyms, to name a few. Architects, designers, homeowners, and residents are looking for functional and flexible storage solutions that look great, too! Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss custom closet and storage solutions that promote...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBC Learning Unit
  • 1 IDCEC HSW CEU
  • 1 NKBA CEU
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Custom Canopy Design: Structural Design, Material Options and the Optimal Process
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Mike Merritt

The design of custom and special purpose canopies is a comprehensive process. The course breaks the process down into manageable steps. We examine the structural performance and design options based on loading criteria and material limitations. We discover how the structure design impacts the canopy top choice and...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBC Learning Unit
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
 Benefits of High Efficiency Gas Water Heaters: Tank & Tankless Commercial Applications
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Eric Conner

To optimize the design and performance of commercial water heater systems, professionals should understand the difference between standard and high efficiency gas water heaters. Join us in this one-hour course as we cover the benefits of high efficiency gas water heaters and how to easily convert from standard to high...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBC Learning Unit
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Exterior Wood Performance Considerations
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
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 AIBC Learning Unit
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
When It Rains, It Pours: Protecting Your Assets with Flood Control Solutions
Friday, March 25, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Gene Kennedy

Flood protection is a vital part of many projects to ensure a building and its occupants are kept safe in the event of a flood. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss how to incorporate flood control solutions in order to comply with building flood protection requirements. Participants will be able to identify...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
Tepid Water
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Jim Vaccaro

Considering the vast number of situations that involve handling hazardous chemicals and materials during the normal course of business suggests that architects needs to be acutely aware of the impact on infrastructure design and specifications surrounding emergency equipment. Understanding the minimum requirements for...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 ASPE CE Hour
Designing Functional Outdoor Living Spaces
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Scott Fedas

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 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
High Performance Door Solutions for Food & Beverage Manufacturing
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Mark Scharff

In food and beverage applications, conditioned air control and productivity are critical. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss high performance door solutions that address the unique needs of food and beverage manufacturing, processing, storage, and distribution facilities from dock to freezer and everything in...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour

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