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

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Designing for Safety Emergency Eyewash & Shower Equipment
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 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 IDCEC CEU
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
Specifying the Lowest Maintenance Wood Sealers
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Ray Killian

In this one-hour course, the design professional will be given the opportunity to consider ways that pre-finished wood products may be used to enhance the beauty of natural wood while expanding its life expectancy. Various types of stains and sealants will be discussed to discover the advantages and disadvantages of...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 IDCEC HSW CEU
Barrier-Free Restroom Design Strategies Utilizing Optimal Hand Drying Solutions
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Kevin Summerlee

Examine the ADA Standards, and identify how hand drying methods can impact the design professional decisions that apply to an Accessible Design restroom. Through this thorough review, the design professional will recognize common challenges encountered in barrier-free restroom design, and how to integrate safe...

  • 1 ADA Fulfills State Accessibility/ADA/Barrier-free requirements
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Protective Treatments for Masonry and Concrete
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Jake Boyer

An overview of the effects of water on masonry architecture. Types of masonry water repellents are compared and contrasted. Application methods are discussed. The program ends with a look at treatments for protecting masonry against non-water threats such as oil and graffiti.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
How to Treat Concrrete
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By David Brown

In this one-hour course, you will discover the problems associated with the concrete construction and describe the impact concrete floor's appearance and performance. We will evaluate how to control and possibly conquer the "biggest problems" that concrete has as surfacing material. We will explore how to recognize the...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Selecting The Best Sports Floor
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 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
The Use of Sound Control Fenestration in Building Design
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Chris J. Solari

Through this course, design professionals will receive an overview of acoustic fenestration including the importance of acoustic design, standards and certifications, and design considerations and methods.

  • 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
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Richard Petrie

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

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Privacy in Today's Commercial Restroom
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 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 a restroom experience, demand for increased privacy, and solutions for making your restroom the best room.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Floodplain Design, Construction, and Impacts on Flood Insurance
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Brian Shaw

Discuss property's flood zone, map errors, urban sprawl on drainage, adverse impacts of development in flood zones and climate changes in addition to a number of factors.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Why Pigments Matter
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Amy Figueroa

This course exploers how choices affect the appearace and performance of architectueal paint. We will discuss the types of pigments used in architectural paints, how paint is tinted, and how the choices of pigments and colorants influence factors such as hide, gloss,fading, durability, and pride.

  • 1 AIA LU CE Hour
  • 1 IDCEC CEU
Decorative Concrete Application and Trends
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Chris Sullivan

Decorative concrete continues to evolve driven by an increased level of artistry at the Contractor level. In this presentation you will learn the tools and methods to increase productivity.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Wall Systematization
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Herbert Slone

Specifying "complete wall systems" helps designers reach design decision faster. Working with manufactures that provide "complete systems" better insures meeting codes for fire resistance, air and water leakage, improving function and sustainability. THis course reviews "complete wall" concepts including efficiency and...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Modern Material for Contemporary Design
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Nelson Wills

oday 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...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 IDCEC CEU
Elevating Design With Copper
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
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
Up Against a Wall
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Dean Moilanen

This presentation will provide the architect and specification writer with a thorough understanding and framework of knowledge with regard to "best practices" when installing ceramic tile and natural stone over interior wall/vertical surfaces.
A review of substrate preparation and options, waterproofing, movements...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Selecting The Best Sports Floor
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 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
Autoclaved Aerated Concrete: Old Technology, New Applications
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Mike McCormick

This course provides an overview of autoclaved aerted concrete (AAC) with a discussion of the raw materials and production process, and a focus on the beneficial properties of the wide range of AAC products available today for use in a variety of commercial and residential projects.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Why Pigments Matter
Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Jennifer Limberg

This course explores how choices affect the appearance and performance of architectural paints. We will discuss the types of pigments used in architectural paint, how paint is tinted, and how the choices of pigments and colorants influence factors such as hide, gloss, fading, durability, and price.

  • 1 AIA LU CE Hour
  • 1 IDCEC CEU
Continuous Insulation & ACM/MCM Rainscreens in High Wind Zone Steel Stud Construction
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Matt Stevens

This course outlines the dangers posed by Mother Nature and the science, codes, testing and methods in which to build and combat these forces.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour

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