Event Calendar

Friday, June 25, 2021

Emerging Construction Technologies – New Thought on the Way to Design Better Projects

Start Date: 6/25/2021 7:15 AM CDT
End Date: 6/25/2021 1:45 PM CDT

Venue Name: Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Apprentice and Training Center

Location:
1256 Estes Ave
Elk Grove Village, IL  United States  60007

Organization Name: Association of Licensed Architects

Contact:
Joanne Sullivan
Email: ala@alatoday.org
Phone: (847) 382-0630

We are pleased to offer this in-person, half-day event. Please review the Covid 19 Guidelines at the bottom of this page.

Attendees can earn 4.25 LU/HSWs through presentations on building continuity, mass timber and solar innovations. The day also includes networking opportunities and ends with a tour of solar panel assemblies and full-size mass timber training models.
 
June 25 Speaker Lineup
 
Corey Zussman, AIA
ALA Director of Quality - IL & WI
Pepper Construction
   
Archie Landreman
North Central Director, WoodWorks
Wood Products Council
 
   
Chad Sorenson
President and Co-Founder,
Sun Peak
 

FULL AGENDA - 4.25 LUs/HSW - ALA and AIA Approved
Members:  $35   Non-Members: $65

 
7:15 am Networking: Light Breakfast
Tabletops
 
8:00 am Opening/Welcome Jeff Budgell
ALA Board President
8:10 - 9:10 am Connections - a story about continuity, compatibility, + what architects should know Corey Zussman, AIA, ALA
Director of Quality - IL & WI
Pepper Construction
  Coffee Break  
9:20 - 10:20 am New Tall Wood Code Provisions: Understanding Advanced Design Topics Archie Landreman,
North Central Director
WoodWorks - Wood Products Council
  Coffee Break  
10:30 - 11:45 am Making Sense of Solar Anthony Janowski, Marketing Dir., Chicago Reg Council of Carpenters

Chad Sorenson, President
Sun Peak
 
11:45 am Lunch and Networking  
  Closing Remarks  
12:45 - 1:45 pm Tour of Solar and Mass Timber Exhibits Anthony Janowski, Marketing Dir., Chicago Reg Council of Carpenters

Archie Landreman,
North Central Director
WoodWorks - Wood Products Council

 


PROGRAM OVERVIEW 

Connections – a story about continuity, compatibility, + what architects should know
A building is like a stuffed animal; if the seams are not tight and complete, the stuffing will come out, even a small hole or an incorrectly attached eye will deflate the animal in time. We want to keep the stuffing in our buildings, and the only way we do that is to pay attention to the little details, joints, and penetrations. Understanding the connections that need to happen based on materials, building or room uses, and compatibility of materials will make the quest to create the best possible stuffed animal/building a reality. The presentation is about building environments, air, vapor, and water continuity.

New Tall Wood Code Provisions: Understanding Advanced Design Topics
In January 2019, the International Code Council (ICC) approved a set of proposals to allow tall wood buildings as part of the 2021 International Building Code (IBC). Based on these proposals, the 2021 IBC will include three new construction types—Type IV-A, IV-B and IV-C—allowing the use of mass timber or non-combustible materials. These new types are based on the previous Heavy Timber construction type (renamed Type IV-HT) but with additional fire-resistance ratings and levels of required non-combustible protection.
 
This presentation will take a detailed look at the new code provisions and methods of addressing the new requirements. Topics will include tall-wood specific high rise and sprinkler requirements, methods of demonstrating fire-resistance ratings, fire design for penetrations, connections and abutting panels, allowances for exposed timber, exterior walls, concealed spaces and more.

Making Sense of Solar
  1. Solar trends today
    1. Industry update and highlights
    2. Why solar is gaining prominence in our national conversation on energy, and how this will play out in the coming years
  2. Solar feasibility. What factors influence the suitability of solar for buildings?
    1. Economic considerations
    2. Structural considerations
    3. Electrical considerations
    4. Special considerations
  3. SunPeak & UBC Relationship
    1. Opportunities available by partnering moving forward; showcase mutual benefits
    2. Highlights of active project portfolio
    3. Lessons learned
    4. UBC member spotlight
    5. Plan moving forward
Tour of Solar Panel Assemblies and Installations and Several Full-Size Mass Timber Training Models
This one-hour tour will demonstrate various solar panel assemblies and installation technologies, as well as discuss several full-size Mass Timber training models demonstrating various structural materials and systems.
 
CURRENT COVID 19 GUIDELINES 
  • A mask is required. (Please wear standard masks only...no gaiters or scarves)
  • Your temperature will be taken at the door.
  • Please observe social distancing guidelines.
  • Tables will be set as single or based on guidelines in effect.
  • Food will be individually packaged.
Please call the ALA office at 847-382-0630 or email ala@alatoday.org with any questions.