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

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
High-Performance and Low Maintenance Railing
Friday, July 21, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Joseph Pass

In this course, we will educate attendees with style and trends in railing, the audience will leave knowing how these trends play a critical component in the design process of an outdoor living space. Design professionals will learn about railing materials and systems and how the end user wins by having a railing system...

  • 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 Specifications: What Architects Need to Know
Thursday, July 20, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By John Zalepka

According to the IBC, “…Construction documents shall be of sufficient clarity to indicate the location, nature and extent of the work proposed and show in detail that it will conform to the provisions of this code…as determined by the building official.” Failure to properly to do so can jeopardize life safety and...

  • 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
The Art of Water: Solving Water Delivery Challenges With Bottle Filling Stations
Tuesday, July 18, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Brian Rukas

In the pursuit of increasing sustainability efforts for a positive impact on the environment, more bottle filling stations are being put into building design specifications. Learn how bottle filling stations help to conserve energy, while encouraging the use of reusable bottles to minimize disposable plastic bottle...

  • 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
Exterior Wood Stain Considerations
Wednesday, July 12, 2023 - 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 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
Thursday, June 29, 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
Powder and Liquid FEVE Coatings for Curtain Wall & Other Architectural Applications
Wednesday, June 28, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Phil Hagerty

In this one-hour course, we will discover the strengths and advantages of FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats for curtain walls, windows, and other architectural elements, as well as maintenance re-coating of existing finishes. We will evaluate the lifetime effects of weathering on different coatings and review coating...

  • 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
High-Performance High-Speed Rolling Door
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By John Scara

High-Performance High-Speed Rolling Door types and applications.

  • 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
Monday, June 26, 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
The Only Canopy Course You’ll Ever Need
Wednesday, June 21, 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
High Performance Door Solutions for Food & Beverage Manufacturing
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Richard Noechel

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 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Firestopping Key Points
Thursday, June 15, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By John Zalepka

In this one-hour seminar, the basics of life safety and code compliant design for firestopping installation are covered. Additionally, this course covers major issues in design such as the coordination of different trades responsible for firestopping. A UL system approach for firestopping for mechanical, plumbing,...

  • 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
Specifying for Safety Emergency Eyewash & Shower Equipment
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Presented By Ryan Pfund

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 AAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 AIBD CE Hour
  • 1 ASPE CE Hour
  • 1 BOMI CPD Hour
  • 1 IDCEC HSW CEU
  • 1 OAA Structured Learning Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
  • 1 SAA Core Learning Hour
Kitchen Cabinet Construction Methods, Finishes and Applications
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 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 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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