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November 20, 2016

IECC Energy Review and Masonry Compliance Options

Program #: EMX-1

AIA/CES Learning units: 1 SD HSW This Sustainable Design and Health, Safety and Welfare presentation discusses the changes in the Model Energy Codes, notably the 2012 IECC (International Energy Conservation Code) are creating challenges to masonry wall systems.
November 20, 2016

Designing with Innovative Architectural Blocks for Buildings

Program #: OSKA-01

AIA/CES Learning units: 1 Concrete blocks are not just for foundations and basements. Architectural masonry units are animating the facades of schools, supporting columns of healthcare facilities and gracing the arches of shopping malls.
November 20, 2016

The Concrete Benefits of Glazed Masonry

Program #: TREN-1

AIA/CES Learning units: 1 Glazed concrete masonry units (CMU) are a safe, clean alternative to structural glazed facing tile (SGFT) and ceramic tile. This HSW program addresses sustainable design as well as the LEED® points that may be achieved using glazed CMU.
November 20, 2016

Concrete Masonry Walls for Mold and Moisture Prevention (HSW)

Program #: TREN-02

AIA/CES Learning units: 1 This one hour HSW presentation will focus on architectural concrete masonry units and proper construction techniques to counter mold. This presentation meets AIA requirements for a one-hour Health, Safety and Welfare credit.