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

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Decorative Concrete Application and Trends
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Chris Sullivan

Decorative concrete continues to evolve driven by an increased level of artistry at the Contractor level. In this presentation you will learn the tools and methods to increase productivity.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Wall Systematization
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Herbert Slone

Specifying "complete wall systems" helps designers reach design decision faster. Working with manufactures that provide "complete systems" better insures meeting codes for fire resistance, air and water leakage, improving function and sustainability. THis course reviews "complete wall" concepts including efficiency and...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Modern Material for Contemporary Design
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Nelson Wills

oday 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...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 IDCEC CEU
Elevating Design With Copper
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 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
Up Against a Wall
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Dean Moilanen

This presentation will provide the architect and specification writer with a thorough understanding and framework of knowledge with regard to "best practices" when installing ceramic tile and natural stone over interior wall/vertical surfaces.
A review of substrate preparation and options, waterproofing, movements...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Selecting The Best Sports Floor
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Dan Heney

The health, safety and performance of athletes is affected by the 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 (MFMA...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Autoclaved Aerated Concrete: Old Technology, New Applications
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Mike McCormick

This course provides an overview of autoclaved aerted concrete (AAC) with a discussion of the raw materials and production process, and a focus on the beneficial properties of the wide range of AAC products available today for use in a variety of commercial and residential projects.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Why Pigments Matter
Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Jennifer Limberg

This course explores how choices affect the appearance and performance of architectural paints. We will discuss the types of pigments used in architectural paint, how paint is tinted, and how the choices of pigments and colorants influence factors such as hide, gloss, fading, durability, and price.

  • 1 AIA LU CE Hour
  • 1 IDCEC CEU
Continuous Insulation & ACM/MCM Rainscreens in High Wind Zone Steel Stud Construction
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Matt Stevens

This course outlines the dangers posed by Mother Nature and the science, codes, testing and methods in which to build and combat these forces.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Porcelain Decking Systems: Boldly Going Where Man-Made Materials Have Gone Before
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Tory Weber

Learn about the evolution of decking materials and compare and contrast their characteristics. Discover cutting-edge developments in decking technology.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Kitchen Cabinet Construction
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
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
Privacy in Today's Commercial Restroom
Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 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
Enduring Beauty: High Performing Open Jointed Cladding Systems
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 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 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
The Fool-Proof Method to Find and Win Better Architecture Clients
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Richard Petrie

This psychologically potent framework enables architects around the world to differentiate their firms. Features real life examples from architects who are becoming recognized as authorities in their markets when they apply three powerful messaging tools

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Low VOC Traffic-Bearing membrane for vehicular decks
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Anthony Perez

In this course you will learn about the four scenarios when considering coating of vehicular decking.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Why Pigments Matter
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Jennifer Nelson

This course explores how choices affect the appearance and performance of architectural paints. We will discuss the types of pigments used in architectural paints, how paint is tinted, and how the choices of pigments and colorants influence factors such as hide, gloss, fading, durability, and price.

  • 1 AIA LU CE Hour
  • 1 IDCEC CEU
Designing Functional Outdoor Living Spaces
Friday, July 19, 2019 - 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 AIA LU CE Hour
Barrier-Free Restroom Design Strategies Utilizing Optimal Hand Drying Solutions
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Kevin Summerlee

Examine the ADA Standards, and identify how hand drying methods can impact the design professional decisions that apply to an Accessible Design restroom. Through this thorough review, the design professional will recognize common challenges encountered in barrier-free restroom design, and how to integrate safe...

  • 1 ADA Fulfills State Accessibility/ADA/Barrier-free requirements
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Autoclaved Aerated Concrete: Old Technology, New Applications
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Mike McCormick

This course provides an overview of autoclaved aerted concrete (AAC) with a discussion of the raw materials and production process, and a focus on the beneficial properties of the wide range of AAC products available today for use in a variety of commercial and residential projects.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Why Pigments Matter
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Jennifer Nelson

This course explores how color choices affect the appearance and performance of architectural paints. We will discuss the types of pigments used in architectural paints, how paint is tinted, and how the choices of pigments and colorants influence factors such as hide, gloss, fading, durability, and price.

  • 1 AIA LU CE Hour
  • 1 IDCEC CEU

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