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SUMMER SCHOOL Session 7: Flood Plain Design and Acoustics

  • Holiday Inn One Holiday Inn Drive Mount Kisco, NY 10549 United States (map)

AIA Westchester + Hudson Valley and AIA Bronx present this years Summer School programs - 7 consecutive Tuesdays in July and August

Session 7a:   Floodplain Design, Construction, and Impacts on Flood Insurance
Session 7b:   “Stuff It or Wrap It”: Understanding Advanced Wall Systems Design with Continuous
Insulation (CI)
Date: August 27, 2019
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Venue: Holiday Inn, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
Price: $20.00 AIA Member
$15.00 Assoc. AIA Member
$50.00 Non-Members
Credits: 2 AIA HSW, 1 GBCI CE Hour (There will be a $20 fee for mailing a certificate of completion if
not picked up at end of class.)
Presenter:  Michael Carter, CFM,
Todd Kimmel, Northeast US Manager, Rockwool/

For a full description of all summer school courses, click here.

COURSE 7A: Floodplain Design, Construction, and Impacts on Flood Insurance

Program Description:

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.

After the course, participants will have a thorough understanding of the difference between non- engineered openings and engineered openings and the important role they play in designing a sustainable structure.

Learning Objectives:

• Describe floods, floodplains, and the potential hazards to buildings.
• Explain the differences between wet and dry floodproofing techniques and acceptable applications.
• Describe the role of flood openings in flood events to ensure resilient structures.
• Analyze the role of building compliance in securing reduced flood insurance rates and what mitigation.
• Compliance with Building Codes and FEMA Regulations.
• Resilient designs to prevent major damage.

COURSE 7B: “Stuff It or Wrap It”: Understanding Advanced Wall Systems Design with Continuous Insulation (CI)

Program Description:

This session explores evolving trends in building enclosure technology, and subsequent changes in energy efficient building design; with especial focus on the role of continuous exterior insulation (CI). The net energy savings realized in a properly insulated building are by now well understood, and these savings are increasingly being required by stringent local building and energy codes. Current building science research and field monitoring data will be presented, to demonstrate how the effective R value of various insulating materials perform and change in differing regional climates, temperature ranges, and seasonal conditions. Strategies for designing and constructing highly insulated and cost effective wall assemblies while still minimizing thermal bridging are also discussed.

Learning Objectives:

• Consider how recent changes in building and energy codes can and should influence your design strategy for producing whole building energy efficiency.
• Understand how proper material selection and good design for wall assemblies is critical for ensuring reliable long term energy efficient performance.
• Learn how newer cladding attachment systems are being utilized in the construction of highly insulated wall assemblies and how to apply these technologies to your projects.
• Gain a better understanding of how these systems are being installed in the field and the minimal changes to current construction practices.

Later Event: September 6
CA license holders!