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

Building a Better System with Stone Veneer Siding
Thursday, October 12, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By George Fritz

In this one-hour course we discuss drainage and drying, as well as stone veneer as it relates to water infiltration, installation, aesthetic design, and innovative technology. Participants will be able to evaluate the benefits of interior and exterior applications of stone veneer.

  • 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
The Future of Exterior Facades: How Modular Panel Systems and Technology are Revolutionizing the Metal Panel Industry
Thursday, October 5, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Chris Kimball

Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss Modular Panel Systems (MPS) as they relate to the demand for utility and performance in exterior cladding selections. After this course, participants will have mastered expertise in MPS including sustainability measures, pressure equalized rainscreens and design aesthetics...

  • 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
Protecting People and Property: Fortifying Building Safety with Ballistic, Blast, Storm Impact & Forced Entry Solutions
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Wade Arnold

As the number and volatility of threats to facility security and safety continue to escalate, protection is becoming paramount in the scope of today’s facility design. Whether it’s high-level protection from ballistics, blast, storm impact or forced entry, this course reviews the various protection levels, testing...

  • 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
Benefits of High Efficiency Gas Water Heaters: Tank & Tankless Commercial Applications
Tuesday, October 3, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Kevin Brace

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 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 ASPE CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Elevating Design with Copper
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 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 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
Enduring Beauty: High Performing Polymer Cladding Systems
Tuesday, September 26, 2023 - 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 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
The Advantages of Polyiso In Below-Grade Applications
Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Ben Herlache

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
The Only Canopy Course You’ll Ever Need
Wednesday, September 20, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Steve Standridge

This course provides a detail-oriented, full-scope plan for integrating canopy and sunshade solutions into the greater building project. The discussion emphasizes implementing best-practice methods and specification of canopy and sun control devices to gain expert function, maximum sustainability, and state-of-the-art...

  • 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
Moisture Management and Exterior Cladding Performance
Friday, September 15, 2023 - 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 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Lead Lowdown: Exploring the Dangers of Lead
Tuesday, September 12, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Alyssa Romero

The prevalence of lead in drinking water isn't an isolated issue. This course takes a deep dive into the dangers of lead and the harmful effects of consuming lead in drinking waters, and answers basic questions about why lead is dangerous, how it got into our drinking water, where it is found and who is at risk. The...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 ASPE CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 0.1 NKBA CEU
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Kitchen Cabinet Construction Methods, Finishes and Applications
Monday, September 11, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Stuart Averbach

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
Firestop 101 - Part 2
Friday, September 8, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By John Zalepka

The Firestop 101 course focuses on the basics of passive fire protection. The seminar will cover why firestopping is used today, where it is required, how it is tested, product options, UL systems selection and common installations.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 ICC CEU
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Firestop 101 - Part 1
Thursday, September 7, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By John Zalepka

The Firestop 101 course focuses on the basics of passive fire protection. The seminar will cover why firestopping is used today, where it is required, how it is tested, product options, UL systems selection and common installations.

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 ICC CEU
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
High Performance High Speed Door
Thursday, August 31, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Bryan Ellis

Overhead Door High Performance High Speed rolling doors.

  • 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
Continuous Insulation and ACM/MCM Rainscreens in High Wind Zone Steel Stud Construction
Thursday, August 24, 2023 - 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 martials including continuous insulation and air and weather-barrier systems will improve...

  • 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
The Devil is in the Details: Common Pitfalls Specifying Commercial Boilers & Water Heaters
Wednesday, August 23, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Chris Johnson

Overlooking the smallest detail in the beginning can cause huge issues later on. Join us in this one-hour course as we cover common pitfalls designers face when specifying commercial boilers and water heaters. We will review different types of installation and application errors that can cause major safety concerns.

  • 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 RCEP PDH for Engineers
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Firestopping Engineering Judgments
Thursday, August 17, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By John Zalepka

Firestopping Engineering Judgements, or “EJs” as they are commonly referred to as, show up on construction projects often when field conditions differ from the original intended design. These unanticipated construction hindrances encountered in the field often cannot be easily or cost-effectively redesigned, so firestop...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 ICC CEU
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Building a Better System with Stone Veneer Siding
Thursday, August 10, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By George Fritz

In this one-hour course we discuss drainage and drying, as well as stone veneer as it relates to water infiltration, installation, aesthetic design, and innovative technology. Participants will be able to evaluate the benefits of interior and exterior applications of stone veneer.

  • 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
Post-Frame Construction in Low-Rise Commercial Buildings
Wednesday, August 9, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Matt Milby

Post-frame construction, with its durability, design flexibility, and energy efficiency, is the perfect choice for any low-rise commercial building. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss post-frame construction methods including foundations, columns, and trusses, as well as materials, coatings, and paint options...

  • 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
The Advantages of Polyiso In Below-Grade Applications
Thursday, July 27, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Ben Herlache

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

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