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, September 16, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
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
Look Smart! Smart Connected Plumbing Fixtures for Commercial Restrooms
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Alyssa Romero

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 AIBC Learning Unit
  • 1 ASPE CE Hour
  • 1 IDCEC HSW CEU
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Tepid Water
Tuesday, September 13, 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
Continuous Insulation and ACM/MCM Rainscreens in High Wind Zone Steel Stud Construction
Monday, September 12, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Boris Brkanovic

This course outlines the dangers posed by Mother Nature and how science, codes, testing and methods have been developed to a platform upon which to build and combat these forces. We will also address how proper incorporation of martials including continuous insulation and air and weather-barrier systems will improve...

  • 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
Benefits of High Efficiency Gas Water Heaters: Tank & Tankless Commercial Applications
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Ron Nevill

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
Privacy Partitions in Today's Commercial Restroom
Thursday, September 1, 2022 - 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 restroom experience, demand for increased privacy, and solutions for making your restroom the best room.

  • 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
Gate Operators: UL 325 and ASTM F2200 Standards Safety Review
Monday, August 29, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Nick Valdez

Define the UL 325 and ASTM F2200 Standards and their importance, list the different types of gates available and the types of gate operators that are used to maneuver them. Explain the importance of entrapment zone protection, the devices available to protect these zones and their placement, and identify the difference...

  • 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
Railing Made Simple
Friday, August 26, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Joseph Pass

In this course, we will familiarize attendees with styles and trends within railing systems and discuss how railing material choices affect safety, appearance, and future maintenance. The design professional will learn about code compliance and how product standardization helps to meet regulatory goals. 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
 Fiberglass Doors: Gateway to Performance Comparison
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 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 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 Performance Considerations
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Chris Buffalo

Exterior wood specification can be challenging. Many factors such as finish, exposure and drainage should be considered when designing for exterior wood application. This course explores those factors as well as providing case studies showcasing differing field results.

  • 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
Enduring Beauty: High Performing Polymer Cladding Systems
Thursday, August 11, 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
Continuous Insulation and ACM/MCM Rainscreens in High Wind Zone Steel Stud Construction
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Matt Stevens

This course outlines the dangers posed by Mother Nature and how science, codes, testing and methods have been developed to a platform upon which to build and combat these forces. We will also address how proper incorporation of materials including continuous insulation and air and weather-barrier systems will improve...

  • 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, August 8, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Jason Foura

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
Rethink Water Heating
Friday, August 5, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Josh Jenkins

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
Designing Functional Outdoor Living Spaces
Friday, July 29, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
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
Commercial Sectional Door Systems
Friday, July 22, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Mark Scharff

In commercial sectional door applications, safety, efficiency and longevity are crucial. We discuss commercial sectional door solutions that address the unique needs of typical commercial & public door applications. The course will address the types of commercial sectional doors and the options of commercial door...

  • 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
Energy Savings With Air Curtains
Thursday, July 21, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Naga Thiyagarajan

Air curtains create a seamless barrier of air over any door, window, or opening, offering significant energy savings to building owners and help maintain interior building temperatures. This course examines how air curtains reduce whole building energy consumption, provide thermal comfort, and maintain air quality even...

  • 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
Friday, July 15, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Sam Koopman

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
Trending Accessible Design Standards: Restrooms, Locker Rooms & Adjacent Public Spaces
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
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 AIBC Learning Unit
  • 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, July 11, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Ron Nevill

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

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