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

Privacy Partitions in Today's Commercial Restroom
Thursday, May 5, 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
Architectural Coatings: What is in a Coatings Specification?
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Arturo Lugo

The Architectural Coatings industry has spent the last several years developing innovations to improve performance, durability and finish for coatings products applied to Metal Components. This seminar will update the design and construction community on the latest technologies to achieve AAMA compliance, define...

  • 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
 High Performance Door Solutions for Food & Beverage Manufacturing
Friday, April 29, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Mark Scharff

In food and beverage applications, conditioned air control and productivity are critical. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss high performance door solutions that address the unique needs of food and beverage manufacturing, processing, storage, and distribution facilities from dock to freezer and everything in...

  • 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
The Power of Organizing: Transform Your Space with Custom Closets & Storage Solutions
Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Millie Podesta

Nowadays, our homes aren’t just homes—they’re offices, classrooms, and gyms, to name a few. Architects, designers, homeowners, and residents are looking for functional and flexible storage solutions that look great, too! Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss custom closet and storage solutions that promote...

  • 1 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBC Learning Unit
  • 1 IDCEC HSW CEU
  • 0.1 NKBA CEU
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Custom Canopy Design: Structural Design, Material Options and the Optimal Process
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Mike Merritt

The design of custom and special purpose canopies is a comprehensive process. The course breaks the process down into manageable steps. We examine the structural performance and design options based on loading criteria and material limitations. We discover how the structure design impacts the canopy top choice 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
 Benefits of High Efficiency Gas Water Heaters: Tank & Tankless Commercial Applications
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Eric Conner

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 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Exterior Wood Performance Considerations
Wednesday, April 13, 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
When It Rains, It Pours: Protecting Your Assets with Flood Control Solutions
Friday, March 25, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Gene Kennedy

Flood protection is a vital part of many projects to ensure a building and its occupants are kept safe in the event of a flood. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss how to incorporate flood control solutions in order to comply with building flood protection requirements. Participants will be able to identify...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
Tepid Water
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Jim Vaccaro

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 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 ASPE CE Hour
Designing Functional Outdoor Living Spaces
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Scott Fedas

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 HSW/LU CE Hour
High Performance Door Solutions for Food & Beverage Manufacturing
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Mark Scharff

In food and beverage applications, conditioned air control and productivity are critical. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss high performance door solutions that address the unique needs of food and beverage manufacturing, processing, storage, and distribution facilities from dock to freezer and everything in...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Energy Savings With Air Curtains
Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Frank Cuaderno

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 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Kitchen Cabinet Construction Methods, Finishes and Applications
Monday, February 28, 2022 - 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
Rethink Water Heating
Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
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
Specifying for Safety Emergency Eyewash & Shower Equipment
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Daniel Hughes

This one-hour course provides an overview of the types and use of emergency wash equipment, the 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 HSW CEU
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
Don't Wait: A Canopy Prep Timeline
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 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
High Performance Door Solutions for Food & Beverage Manufacturing
Friday, February 4, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Bryan Martin

In food and beverage applications, conditioned air control and productivity are critical. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss high performance door solutions that address the unique needs of food and beverage manufacturing, processing, storage, and distribution facilities from dock to freezer and everything in...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Deconstructing Specifications Writing
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Craig Haney

The majority of design professionals prepare specifications for only a few projects each year, so they are not as proficient at specification writing as other aspects of their profession.
This one-hour course will teach you the basics of specifications, allowing you to produce accurate, enforceable specifications...

  • 1 AIA LU CE Hour
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 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
Don't Wait: A Canopy Prep Timeline
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 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

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