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

Access For All- Universal Design & Toilet Room Accessibility
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
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 clearances in accordance with code and ADA guidelines and...

  • 1 ADA Fulfills State Accessibility/ADA/Barrier-free requirements
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 IDCEC CEU
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
Managing Condensation, Water Intrusion, and Energy in the Real World
Monday, May 11, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Patrick Downey

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
The Design Advantages of Synthetic Roofing Solutions
Friday, May 8, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Aaron Adams

This program will review the features and benefits of polyethylene based synthetic roofing material as well as compare this type of material to other types of high end roofing material. The program will also include the methods and conclusions of testing synthetic roofing material and well as go over the green features...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Drainage & Drying in the Exterior Wall
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Will Maley

Determining the best system for managing moisture can be challenging. Many factors such as climate, cladding, and cost should be considered when designing a sustainable wall. This course explores those factors, as well as trends in building codes and best practices.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Designing with Laminated Glass for Sound Control
Friday, May 1, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Julia Schimmelpenningh

Designing for sound reduction. Modern building designing designs emphasize liberal use of glass. Meanwhile, building owners and occupants demand comfort- including reduced ambient noise. However, sounds transmittance can be significant through glazing made with ordinary glass. This is especially a challenge for...

  • 1 AIA LU CE Hour
Elevating Design With Copper
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 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
A Range of Rainscreens: In-Depth Look at the Variety of Rainscreen Applications
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Kaylen Handly

Selecting the appropriate moisture management system for the building envelope can be a daunting task. Determining the appropriate rainscreen application can be based on several contributing factors – climate, building codes, cladding, and a variety others. This course will explore the importance of rainscreens as a...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Drainage & Drying in the Exterior Wall
Monday, April 27, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Kaylen Handly

Determining the best system for managing moisture can be challenging. Many factors such as climate, cladding, and cost should be considered when designing a sustainable wall. This course explores those factors, as well as trends in building codes and best practices.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
The Science of Color and Light
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Shawne Townsley

Investigate the interplay of color and light: this in depth course explores the design impact of lighting. Color Temperature. Color Rendering Index (CRI), and Light Reflectance Value (LRV). Additionally, we'll identify problems that occur as a result of product substitution and color matching.

  • 1 AIA LU CE Hour
  • 1 IDCEC CEU
Modern Material for Contemporary Design
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
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 your designs. We will review the design options of each application and how to specify these materials...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 IDCEC CEU
Exterior Wood Stain Considerations
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 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 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Designing for Safety Emergency Eyewash & Shower Equipment
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
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 ASPE CE Hour
  • 1 IDCEC CEU
Specifying the Lowest Maintenance Wood Sealers
Monday, April 20, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Michael Hoag

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
Locker Solutions for Every Place and Purpose
Friday, April 17, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Mark Tachino

Locker come in many shapes and sizes. In this one hour course, we will learn about ADA compliance and sustainability as it relates to lockers, and we will take a look at different options that add to the visual appeal, and that make for easier user experience.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Access For All - Universal Design & Toilet Room Accessibility
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
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 clearances in accordance with code and ADA guidelines and...

  • 1 ADA Fulfills State Accessibility/ADA/Barrier-free requirements
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 IDCEC CEU
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
Privacy in Today's Commercial Restroom
Monday, April 13, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Greg Borgia

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
Privacy in Today's Commercial Restroom
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 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
Locker Solutions for Every Place and Purpose
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Jim Rogers

Lockers come in many shapes and sizes. In this one hour course, we will learn about ADA compliance and sustainability as it relates to lockers, and we will take a look at different options that add to the visual appeal, and that make for easier user experience.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Kitchen Cabinet Construction Methods, Finishes and Applications
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Jake Grande

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
Privacy in Today's Commercial Restroom
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Tim James

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

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