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

How to Stand Out, Attract and Win Design Projects by Applying Pareto's 80-20 Principle to Marketing Messages
Wednesday, February 19, 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
How to Treat Concrrete
Friday, February 7, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By David Brown

In this one-hour course, you will discover the problems associated with the concrete construction and describe the impact concrete floor's appearance and performance. We will evaluate how to control and possibly conquer the "biggest problems" that concrete has as surfacing material. We will explore how to recognize the...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Exterior Wood Performance Considerations
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 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
Managing Project Specific Details
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Jake Boyer

A depiction and analysis of unusual and problematic detailing conditions from specific projects that go beyond use of a manufacturer's standard details for common conditions. This shows how fluid-applied flashing and detailing products rather than peel & stick membranes can be successfully used to handle...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Enduring Beauty: High Performing Open Jointed Cladding Systems
Friday, December 20, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
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
Elevating Design With Copper
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 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
Barrier-Free Restroom Design Strategies Utilizing Optimal Hand Drying Solutions
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
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
What Should be Considered When Specifying a Masonry Veneer Cavity Wall System?
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Herbert Slone

What should be considered when specifying a masonry veneer cavity wall system? this course will educate participants on the functional components and system attributes of the most common exterior wall system, steel stud with masonry veneer. The course will detail key system components such as air / water restrictive...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Autoclaved Aerated Concrete: Old Technology, New Applications
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
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
Color Trends Throughout History
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Amy Griffin

In this CEU, we will take a step back to evaluate color trends throughout the significant eras, and discuss how trends tend to resurface in ways that feel new or fresh for the period.

  • 1 AIA LU CE Hour
Privacy in Today's Commercial Restroom
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 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 a restroom experience, demand for increased privacy, and solutions for making your restroom the best room.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
The Use of Sound Control Fenestration in Building Design
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Chris J. Solari

Through this course, design professionals will receive an overview of acoustic fenestration including the importance of acoustic design, standards and certifications, and design considerations and methods.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
The 7 Deadly Sins of Waterproofing
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Dean Moilanen

This briskly-paced presentation will touch on some of the most common (and frequent) reasons why waterpoofing for ceramic tile and stone can go wrong, as well as offering practical "real Life" solutions to make sure you do not fall victim
to one or more of the "7" Deadly Sins. The list of sins is based on...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Access for All - Universal Design & Toilet Room Accessibility
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Daniel Hughes

In this program, we'll discuss accessibility and ADA compliance in restroom design. We'll identify who needs accessibility in the restroom. We'll also review the principles of universal design as well as proper placement of fixtures and accessories and clearances in accordance with code and ADA guidelines and...

  • 1 ADA Fulfills State Accessibility/ADA/Barrier-free requirements
  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
  • 1 RCEP PDH for Engineers
Moisture Management and Exterior Cladding Performance
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
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 a...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Continuous Insulation & ACM/MCM Rainscreens in High Wind Zone Steel Stud Construction
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
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
Introduction to Terracotta Panels
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Bob Carter

This course will give an overview of the use of terracotta panel claddins as a building finish material. The design advantages and disadvantages of various types of terracotta cladding will be presented along with an explanation of installation methods. In addition, types of building addemblies and cost considerations...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Prefabricated Ornamental Rails
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Kevin Harris

Today builders are feeling the impact of a tightening labor market.
One of the ways architects can assist contractors to continue to succeed - even as securing additional skilled labor becomes more difficult - is to include prefabricated (built off-site) architectural products in their designs.

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
Selecting The Best Sports Floor
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
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
Site Quality Assurance Programs Make a Complete Wall
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Presented By Herbert Slone

Project development and documentation is of little consequence if the materials selected and the building assemblies specified are not installed correctly in the actual building. Site Quality Assurance Programs (QAP) integrate into the project management, construction and evaluation process to enhance the chances of...

  • 1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour