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

What is in a coating specification – Architectural Metal Coatings
Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Dale Pranga & Justin Ebert

The Architectural Coatings industry has spent several years developing innovations to improve performance, durability and finish for coatings applied to metal components. This seminar will provide updates on the latest technologies to achieve AAMA compliance, define nomenclature, and discuss characteristics of different...

  • 1 AIA LU CE Hour
Exterior Wood Stain Considerations
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 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
Rethink Water Heating
Monday, April 19, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Chris Anderson

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 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 ASPE CE Hour
Fiberglass Doors Gateway to Performance Comparison
Friday, April 16, 2021 - 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 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
A Range of Rainscreens: In-Depth Look at the Variety of Rainscreen Applications
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 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
Don't Wait: A Canopy Prep Timeline
Wednesday, March 10, 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
Privacy in Today's Commercial Restroom
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 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
How to Stand Out, Attract and Win Design Projects by Applying Pareto's 80-20 Principle to Marketing Messages
Monday, February 22, 2021 - 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
Don't Wait: A Canopy Prep Timeline
Wednesday, February 17, 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
Exterior Wood Performance Considerations
Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
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 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
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

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