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

FEVE Architectural Coatings: High Performance Coatings for Expansive, Sustainable Design
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Kristen Blankenship

In this one-hour course, we will discover the strengths and advantages of FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats. We will evaluate coating performance tests including accelerated weathering and real-time weathering and what the implications are for the life of different coatings. We will explore the many design possibilities that...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Moisture Management and Exterior Cladding Performance
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Jason Foura

In this one 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 a...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Insulated Roof Decks
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Brian Ng

A discussion on the increasing adoption of insulated roof decks in the North American, including descriptions on what insulated metal roof decks entail, comparisons of insulated metal roof decks with more traditional systems, and design considerations for insulated metal roof decks.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Managing Condensation, Water Intrusion, and Energy in the Real World
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Abe Koury

Window-opening air and water leakage has been a difficult problem for the construction industry. This course evaluates building failures, conventional construction approaches, and new developments in waterproofing techniques to show a path forward for designers seeking higher-performing wall assemblies.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Trash, Recycling & Linen Chutes: Components and Installation
Monday, November 16, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Doug Galeone

Trash, recycling, and linen chutes must be designed, installed, and maintained to meet the 2019 NFPA 82 standard. This course addresses trash, recycling, and linen chutes and includes discussions on system components, accessory components, compactors and sorters, and meeting NFPA 82 requirements. The program also guides...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Access for All - Universal Design & Toilet Room Accessibility
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Daniel Hughes

In this program, we'll discuss accessibility and ADA compliance in restroom design. We'll identify who needs accessibility in the restroom. We'll also review the principles of universal design as well as proper placement of fixtures and accessories and clearance in accordance with code and ADA guidelines and...

  • 1 ADA Fulfills State Accessibility/ADA/Barrier-free requirements
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 IDCEC CEU
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
Transforming Lives Through Open Minds, Organization, and Universal Design
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Barbara Snook

In this one-hour presentation, we will explore how organization plays a role in promoting a better quality of life for building occupants. We will review principles of inclusive design and how they can help people with all levels of abilities and challenges, including physical, cognitive, and neurodevelopmental...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 IDCEC HSW CEU
Copper: Essential Element of Sustainable and Resilient Design
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Larry Peters

In this one-hour course, you will learn copper’s contribution to sustainability in the built environment. Leave the program with a better understanding of how copper enables our world to work more efficiently, it’s contribution to resilient construction and infrastructure, and responsible production. Up to date imagery...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Designing for Safety Emergency & Shower Equipment
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Daniel Hughes

An overview of the types and use of emergency wash equipment, latest ANSI requirements that affect design, and tepid water requirements for emergency equipment.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 ASPE CE Hour
  • 1 IDCEC CEU
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
Fiberglass Door Gateway to Performance Comparison
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 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 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Scuff-Resistant Paint for High-Traffic Environments
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Rudy Forjan

In this CEU, we will introduce you to another option available for high-traffic commercial environments, scuff-resistant paint. We'll explain how it works, how it differs from other coating developed for high-traffic commercial environments, and how it helps improve all-around performance.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 IDCEC HSW CEU
Exterior Wood Stain Considerations
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Chris Buffalo

Since the VOC law changed in 2012 transparent and semi-transparent stain performance evaluation has become challenging. Many factors such as texture, solvent restrictions and the use of hazardous chemicals in cleanup and maintenance should be considered when specifying a stain for exterior wood use. This course explores...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
How to Stand Out, Attract and Win Design Projects by Applying Pareto's 80-20 Principle to Marketing Messages
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm EDT
Presented By Richard Petrie

This psychologically potent framework enables architects around the world to differentiate their firms. Features real like examples from architects who are becoming recognized as authorities in their markets when they apply three powerful messaging tools.

  • 1 AIA LU CE Hour
Selecting The Best Sports Floor
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Dan Heney

The health, safety and performance of athletes is affected by the playing surface. This course discusses the key selection considerations used for material specification of maple or synthetic sports floors and describes a variety of subfloor and surface configurations. The Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association (MFMA...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Locker Solutions for Every Place and Purpose
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Sarah Schanke

Lockers come in many shapes and sizes. In this one hour course, we will learn about ADA compliance and sustainability as it relates to lockers, and we will take a look at different options that add to the visual appeal, and that make for easier user experience.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
The Impact of Noise in Buildings
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Russ Eisenberg

Provides a one hour overview of sound as it relates to the built environment,: discussions on the movement and measurement of sound, how it enters a building, and the health and productivity occupants affected by noise. Solutions for mitigating sound in retrofit situations as it pertains to windows will be discussed.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Kitchen Cabinet Construction Methods, Finishes and Applications
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Jake Grande

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 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Transforming Lives Through Open Minds, Organization, and Universal Design
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Barbara Snook

In this one-hour presentation, we will explore how organization plays a role in promoting a better quality of life for building occupants. We will review principles of inclusive design and how they can help people with all levels of abilities and challenges, including physical, cognitive, and neurodevelopmental...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 IDCEC HSW CEU
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Olivia Banks

We are going to look at three contemporary high-end materials: aluminum, glass, and high gloss acrylic. First, we will review the inherent qualities of each, then we will look at how each might be incorporated into your designs. We will review the design options of each application and how to specify these materials...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 IDCEC HSW CEU
Designing Functional Outdoor Living Spaces
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Phil Rainbow

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 LU CE Hour

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