Conference Schedule

 












The Conference At-A-Glance

 

The 2017 Midwest Architecture Conference just outside of Chicago, delivers key informational seminars for architects and building professionals in a convenient one-day program. Earn 7.50 LU's in a single day, including 1.0 LU for visiting with exhibitors at the trade show.  Earn 4.5 LU's with our afternoon option starting at 1:00 PM.

OnSite Attendee Registration Opens at 7:00 AM on Tuesday, October 3rd. 

View our At-A-Glance schedule below, or Download the At-A-Glance Schedule here

View a detailed Interactive Schedule here which provides details on each seminar including full description, presenters and bios.
 

 
Time ROOM A ROOM B ROOM C ROOM D ROOM E Courtyard
8:00 am - 9:00 am Negotiating the Building Code Maze-
Ricard Piccolo - Building & Fire Construction Code Services
HSW
CLOSED
An Architect's Building Envelope Lessons Learned 
John Birazzi - Klein and Hoffman
HSW
Avoid Catastrophic Estimating Errors Through a Proactive Quality Program
Corey Zussman - Pepper Construction
HSW
Architectural Acoustics & Noise Control 
Sarah Brown, Topakustick
HSW
What Non-Engineers Need To Know About Structural Masonry
Sam Rubenzer - FORSE 
HSW
 
9:00 am - 9:15 am Break          
9:15 am - 10:15 am IECC - Commercial Energy Code Compliance
 Matt Brown - APA - The Engineered Wood Association 
HSW
Innovations in Steel  
Joseph Dardis - American Institute of Steel Construction
HSW
 
The Rules of Engagement: Insight into the Claim and Litigation Process
Melissa Roberts - USI Insurance; Eric Singer - Ice Miller; Cynthia Russell- CNA
Introduction to Multi-Family Construction using Engineered Wood Products
Dennis Bott - Boise Cascade
HSW
Fire, Forests and the Future of Healthy Buildings
Cheryl Ciecko - Cheryl Ciecko, Inc. 
HSW
 
10:15 AM SHOW OPENS          
11:15 am - 12:15 pm Contract Do's and Don't
Robert Stanton and Tom Harkins- Willis Towers Watson
HSW
Storefront or Curtain Wall? 
Doug Dietrich - Tubelite 
HSW
Enhanced Writing Skills for Construction Professionals 
George Everding - CSI St. Louis
HSW
Architects and Passive Fire Resistance for Buildings    
Michael Hannan - Underwriters Laboratories
CLOSED
 
Regenerative and Adaptive Community Revitalization: Multi-level Approaches
Craig Anz, Marjorie Brooks, Rolando Gonzalez  - Southern Illinois University
HSW
 
 
12:15 Noon - 1:45 PM Lunch - SHOW          
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Significant Changes to the 2015 IBC
Kimberly Paarlberg - ICC
CLOSED
Understanding and Selecting Fresh Air Ventilation Systems 
Steve Easley - Steve Easley & Assoc Construction Consultants
HSW
 
Continuous Insulation - The Basics & Beyond
Drew Clausen - Owens Corning 
HSW
 
The Effects of Building Movement on Interior Finishes and Solutions
Keil Zornow - Trim - Tex
HSW

Better BIM Workflows
Leeswan Bolden - GRAPHISOFT
HSW
 
NCARB & You: Certification Alternatives
Michelle Dixson - NCARB
 
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
 
SHOW          
Keynote: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm   Keynote Presentation: "Pushing the Envelope" -  Noah Biklen, LEED AP, AIA - Principal, Deborah Berke Partners     
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
 
Evening Social           
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm The New Illinois Accessibility Code - 20 Years in the Making (and Counting)! 
Leah Riley - Burnham Nationwide
CLOSED
Managing Condensation and Thermal Performance with Continuous Insulation 
Brian Shores - Huber Engineered Woods 
HSW
Energy Analysis & Design Instincts: Why rules of thumb can't always be trusted
Hanh Pham - The Weidt Group 
HSW
How Employee Engagement Drives Growth
Dave Molenda, CGA, CPMA, CPBA - Positive Polarity, LLC 
 
How Architects Can Best Utilize the Experience of a Structural Engineer  
Terry McDonald and Bill Ipema S.E. - Klein and Hoffman
HSW
NCARB & You: Certification Alternatives
Michelle Dixson - NCARB
 
                             *All seminars qualify for 1.0 Learning Unit.   Health, Safety and Welfare is noted by HSW.  The Keynote presentation qualifies for 1.50 HSW