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

Fiberglass Doors Gateway to Performance Comparison
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
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
Don't Wait: A Canopy Prep Timeline
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Steve Standridge

Canopy systems are important additions to the building envelope, as well as providing a beautiful, unique aesthetic. Additionally, canopy systems require proper planning, knowledge, and a well-kept timeline. Architectural choices should drive the project, and as a result, the cost. In order to achieve the full...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Fast and Fully Loaded: 5D BIM
Monday, December 28, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Max Current

Design professionals will explore how a 5D BIM plug-in can improve the design process, allowing them to efficiently plan space and create storage solutions with creativity and flexibility. Dynamic design features , including accessibility and safety, with real-time pricing enhance the creative and decisioning process...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 IDCEC HSW CEU
The Human Color Experience & Color Trends 2021
Monday, December 21, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Michelle Guenther

Color is an important part of any design and has the ability to elevate the occupants’ experience of the final product. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss the effects color has on the physical and emotional state of occupants based on biological responses and cultural association. Participants will learn how...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 IDCEC HSW CEU
Retrofit Anchoring of Masonry and Stone Facades
Friday, December 18, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Kelly Morris

An overview of existing masonry and stone façade instability issues, the cause and recognition of these problems, and the cost-effective re-anchoring solutions for repair involving various masonry wall construction techniques. A detailed look into the different types of retrofit anchoring systems available to stabilize...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Elevating Design with Copper
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 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 practice will be evaluated long...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Kitchen Cabinet Construction Methods, Finishes and Applications
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 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 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
How to Stand Out, Attract and Win Design Projects by Applying Pareto's 80-20 Principle to Marketing Messages
Monday, December 14, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm EST
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
Copper: Essential Element of Sustainable and Resilient Design
Friday, December 11, 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
  • 1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
Modern Material for Contemporary Design
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
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 designs. We will review the design options of each application and how to specify these materials into...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 IDCEC HSW CEU
Selecting The Best Sports Floor
Monday, December 7, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
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
Exploring the High-Performance Benefits of Laminated Glass
Friday, December 4, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Michael Ondrus

While extensive laminated glass use is growing within the architectural market in the America, it has been a recognized design material employed in Europe for many years. In addition to the safety and security benefits it employs, laminated glass can also contribute to the comfort, health and well-being of building...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Privacy in Today's Commercial Restroom
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
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 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Designing Functional Outdoor Living Spaces
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 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 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
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 State Accessibility/Barrier-Free Req.
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 IDCEC CEU
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers

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