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
Friday, March 3, 2023 - 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 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Advantages of Polyiso In Below-Grade Applications
Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
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 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
High-Performance and Low Maintenance Railing
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
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 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Exterior Wood Stain Considerations
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
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 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Elevating Design with Copper
Thursday, December 22, 2022 - 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 practices will be evaluated...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Look Smart! Smart Connected Plumbing Fixtures for Commercial Restrooms
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Alan Squires

How smart is your commercial restroom? Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss plumbing fixtures and features in smart connected restrooms. Participants will learn how to specify handwashing systems, touchless sensor faucets & soap dispensers, and sensor flush valves to create a smart and stylish commercial...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Kitchen Cabinet Construction Methods, Finishes and Applications
Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - 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 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Advantages of Polyiso In Below-Grade Applications
Monday, December 19, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
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 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Selecting The Best Sports Floor
Friday, December 16, 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 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Enduring Beauty: High Performing Polymer Cladding Systems
Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
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 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
When It Rains, It Pours: Protecting Your Assets with Flood Control Solutions
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
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 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Rethink Water Heating
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
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 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 ASPE CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Commercial Door Operators; a UL 325 Safety Code Mandate Review
Friday, December 9, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Corinne Furfine

When automating commercial doors with the installation of commercial door operators, it is important to understand the types of doors available, as well as the commercial door operators that are used to automate them, in addition to understanding and complying with the requirements of the UL 325 standard.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
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

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