AIA Golden Isles – Weekend at the Beach

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AIA Golden Isles - Weekend at the Beach


8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Sea Palms Resort & Conference Center
515 North Windward Drive
St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Earn:  6 AIA approved HSW learning credits
Fee: $125

2019 Weekend at the Beach Schedule

8:30 – 9:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast

Understanding Today’s Sealants and Adhesives | 9 – 10a

This course will consider today’s sealants and adhesives and how they play a part in the building assembly. The difference between features and benefits as well as their specific contribution to the building’s strength, energy savings and protection.

Hand Rail Code Requirements and Design Construction | 10 – 11a

This course will describe the IBC and IRC code requirements for railings, how Railing Systems are tested to ensure their compliance of the IBC and IRC codes, design considerations of materials and spans, and how to improve Exterior Aesthetics using longer railing spans.

BREAK | 11 – 11:15a

Smartvent: Floodplain Design, Construction, & Impact on Flood Insurance | 11:15 – 12:15p

This course provides insight into the importance of proper foundation flood vents and compliance with Building Codes and FEMA standards and how they can effectively prevent major damage to buildings due to flooding. The course will review applicable codes pertaining to foundation flood venting, including a complete review of FEMA’s new Technical Bulletin TB-1.

LUNCH | 12:15 – 1:15p

Building Materials Impact on Health and The Environment | 1:15 – 2:15p

This course will give learners an overview of alternative exterior trim products, while exploring the associated health and style impact of the various types of alternative trim products available in today’s market. Guidance on sourcing building code compliant materials is also provided. Additionally, this course presents information regarding the environmental impact of trim product manufacturing and use.

Choosing the Correct Railing | 2:15 – 3:15p

This course is designed to help users evaluate material options available for hand rails and guard rails, determine appropriate materials and finished for a particular project, assess and apply code requirements to accommodate a particular project, and appraise advantages and limitations of each type of railing system.

BREAK | 3:15 – 3:30p

The Importance of windows In Building Envelope Performance | 3:30 – 4:30p

This program will provide an overview of the factors that make up a high-performing building and how modern materials and building practices meet expectations for occupant comfort, define unwanted heat transfer, air and moisture infiltration, identify factors and features of high-performing windows, and give insight to window standards and certifications that lead to a superior building envelope.

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