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

Trending Accessible Design Standards: Restrooms, Locker Rooms & Adjacent Public Spaces
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Daniel Hughes

Accessible design is a core requirement for most facility design projects. Ten (10) Emerging Accessible Design Trends & Tools demonstrate how designers are applying them to their projects. The class identifies who needs and how to provide accessibility in the toilet & locker room space. The presentation...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 ADA Accessibility / Barrier-Free Req.
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD 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
Benefits of High Efficiency Gas Water Heaters: Tank & Tankless Commercial Applications
Monday, December 5, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Chris Johnson

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 ASPE CE Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Designing Functional Outdoor Living Spaces
Friday, December 2, 2022 - 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 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, December 1, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
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
  • 0.1 NKBA CEU
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Selecting The Best Sports Floor
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By John Evans

The health, safety and performance of athletes is affected by their 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 (...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Prefabricated Ornamental Railing Systems
Monday, November 28, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Milena Vega

During the era of a highly skilled labor shortage, to better serve the health interests of the community, traditional construction methods must change. Contractors must find new ways to work. How can architects, engineers, and designers help their builders and general contractors to succeed in the shortage of highly...

  • 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
Monday, November 21, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Sam Koopman

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 AIBC Learning Unit
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Chemistry 101 for Building Professionals
Monday, November 14, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Dr. Marilyn Black

Building professionals are charged with maintaining healthy built environments. With the flux of tenants and occupants, there is a constant flow of materials being moved in and out of a facility. These facility materials may be in the form of renovation construction materials or technology equipment. Often, materials...

  • 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
Specifying for Safety Emergency Eyewash & Shower Equipment
Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Daniel Hughes

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 AIBC Learning Unit
  • 1 ASPE CE Hour
  • 1 IDCEC HSW CEU
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Deconstructing Specifications Writing
Friday, November 4, 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm EDT
Presented By Craig Haney

The majority of design professionals prepare specifications for only a few projects each year, so they are not as proficient at specification writing as other aspects of their profession.
This one-hour course will teach you the basics of specifications, allowing you to produce accurate, enforceable specifications...

  • 1 AIA LU CE Hour
Tepid Water
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Chris Anderson

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 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
Efficiency & Turndown: Hype Vs. Fact About Gas Fired Water Heaters & Boilers
Friday, October 28, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Corey Auerbeck

Turndown has been a hot topic for a while now, but it isn’t a magic solution. Join us in this one-hour course as we separate the hype from the facts about high turndown, looking at real-world applications. Participants will learn why its better to focus on combustion and thermal efficiency to achieve high efficiency.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 ASPE CE Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
High-Performance and Low Maintenance Railing
Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
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...

  • 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
Exterior Wood Stain Considerations
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 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 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBC Learning Unit
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Selecting The Best Sports Floor
Friday, October 21, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By John Evans

The health, safety and performance of athletes is affected by their 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 (...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
High-Performance Fluoropolymer Coating-Powder/Liquid/ADS
Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Gary Edgar

When exceptional durability and performance are required for architectural extrusion coating, it is important to select the proper coating system. This program is an introduction to powder coatings and will enlighten the participant on how powder coatings qualify for FGIA/AAMA 2605, 2604, and 2603 standards, application...

  • 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
Monday, October 17, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Boris Brkanovic

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
Kitchen Cabinet Construction Methods, Finishes and Applications
Friday, October 14, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
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 AIBC Learning Unit
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Rethink Water Heating
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Bryan Lee

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
Enduring Beauty: High Performing Polymer Cladding Systems
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
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 AIBC Learning Unit
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour

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