Building Performance sessions at A'19

Starts:  Jun 6, 2019 12:00 AM (PT)
Ends:  Jun 8, 2019 11:00 PM (PT)
Associated with  Building Performance

Building Performance sessions at A'19

ET114b Energy of the Mojave: The Ivanpah Solar Power Facility (NWA)
June 5 at 8am | Las Vegas Convention Center | 3.50 LUs/HSW/GBCI/RIBA

The Ivanpah Solar Power Facility is a product of the joint effort between NRG, Google, and BrightSource Energy to produce clean renewable electricity. Don't miss the chance to witness the scale and complexity of the Ivanpah plant and learn about the one-of-a-kind construction challenges it faced and the innovative thinking behind it. 

Alternate session: ET114b


WE109 Setting the Stage for High-Performance With an Integrated Design Charrette
June 5 at 8am | Las Vegas Convention Center | 3.75 LUs/HSW/GBCI/RIBA

Led by experienced charrette facilitators, this interactive session will function as a charrette to demonstrate the three-phase process. You'll learn by doing in this step-by-step session via interactive exercises and the sharing of group insights. Each of the three frameworks—LEED, Living Building Challenge, and COTE Top Ten—will be tracked. 


WE110 Advanced Enclosure Detailing Workshop
June 5 at 8am | Las Vegas Convention Center | 3.75 LUs/HSW/GBCI/RIBA

Join this interactive, hands-on workshop for emerging professionals and experts alike to develop high-performing exterior enclosure details. Group discussion will focus on fundamental detailing principles followed by case study examples of how those principles are employed. 


TH213 New Design Strategies for the New Electricity Grid
June 6 at 9:30am | Las Vegas Convention Center | 1.50 LUs/HSW/GBCI/RIBA

As buildings transition toward net-zero energy, performance, design, and operation must change to support grid dependability and improve community resiliency. Our uncertain future is certain to bring new levels of system integration across sectors that will redefine how buildings are designed, built, and operated. And the time to learn about it is now. 


EL141a IECC Energy Code Review and Masonry Compliance Options
June 6 at 10:30am | Oldcastle Ehelon Masonry Learning Lounge | 1 LU/HSW/GBCI/RIBA

This session will cover exterior wall requirements of IECC and continuous insulation and offer insights into which masonry wall systems offer continuous insulation. 

Alternate session: EL141b


EX201 Designing with Fire-Rated Glass
June 6 at 10:30am | CE Theater B | 1 LU/HSW/GBCI/RIBA

Gain a better understanding of how today's advanced fire-rated glazing systems meet additional requirements, such as ballistic, blast, hurricane, security, etc. You'll also examine the latest design options for fire-rated entrances, storefronts, curtain walls, and floors. 


EL601a Maximizing Roof-System Energy Efficiency & Performance
June 6 at 10:30am | GAF Learning Lounge | 1 LU/HSW/GBCI/RIBA

This session will take an in-depth look at lessons learned from field experience and published studies. You'll discuss the importance of energy sources—e.g. gas versus electricity—and clear up confusion around the effect of membrane reflectivity. 

Alternate session: EL601b


EL122a Moisture Management Strategies for Multifamily, Mix-Use & Light Commercial
June 6 at 12:15pm | Tamlyn Learning Lounge | 1 LU/HSW/GBCI/RIBA

This course will explore the movement of moisture in wall assemblies, cover key design issues and considerations, offer "better" and "best" solutions for moisture control, and examine how to integrate moisture control with exterior continuous insulation. 

Alternate session: EL122b


EX302 Continuous Insulation: Roof to Walls
June 6 at 12:15pm | CE Theater C | 1 LU/HSW/GBCI/RIBA

Join this course for an in-depth overview of CI. You'll acquire a thorough understanding of how CI addresses several building-envelope design challenges, such as thermal bridging, vapor drive-through exterior wall assemblies, and application/product considerations for various structures. 


EX103 Navigating Challenges for Better-Performing & Code-Compliant Wall Assembly
June 6 at 2pm | CE Theater A | 1 LU/HSW/GBCI/RIBA

Attend this session for an update on continuous insulation and its role in past, present, and future building envelope assembly designs. 


EL904 Vegetative & Protective Membrane Roof Assemblies: What Lies Beneath
June 6 at 3:30pm | Owens Corning Learning Lounge | 1 LU/HSW/GBCI/RIBA

Join us for a review of the high-performance attributes of PRMA components. The discussion will include definitions of building code/performance standards and will highlight best specification practices to meet fire, wind, thermal, and moisture performance. 


FR214 Zero Made Easy—Advanced Energy Design Guidance for Office Buildings
June 7 at 9:30am | Las Vegas Convention Center | 1.50 LUs/HSW/GBCI/RIBA

This session will introduce designers to the latest volume of the Advanced Energy Design Guide (AEDG) series developed jointly by AIA, ASHRAE, IES, and USGBC, with support from the US Department of Energy. 


EX406 Who’s the Culprit in WRB-AB Leakage?
June 7 at 12:15pm | CE Theater D | 1 LU/HSW/GBCI/RIBA

Extreme weather can stress wall assemblies, causing water entry in the building envelope. And even fasteners attached to sheathing are a point of vulnerability. Join this session to examine parameters and outcomes of water-penetration demonstration testing on adhesively adhered cladding attachments using ASTM E331 methodology. 


SA116 From Death Rays to Earthquakes: High-Performance Envelopes Under Extreme Conditions
June 8 at 10am | Las Vegas Convention Center | 1.00 LU/HSW/GBCI/RIBA

Conventions for building performance are challenged at an incredible rate in contemporary design and construction. Established performance criteria have expanded to include the emerging demands of resiliency, incorporating greater loads, and anticipating possible extreme events. Join this session to examine how extreme forces such as hurricanes, earthquakes, solar concentrations, and air blasts required resilient solutions. 


SA213 Aligning Budgets With Energy Conservation Goals: An Energy Analysis Charrette
June 8 at 11:30am | Las Vegas Convention Center | 1.50 LUs/HSW/GBCI/RIBA

Join us for a special charrette experience, where you'll navigate active challenges using real-world building characteristics and designs. You and other participants will act as design team members from all disciplines and gain a greater understanding of how to evaluate and improve building energy performance.  


SA214 Meeting 2030: Energy Modeling to Control Cost & Save Energy
June 8 at 11:30am | Las Vegas Convention Center | 1.50 LUs/HSW/GBCI/RIBA

Join us for a special session with the writers of AIA’s newly revised Energy Modeling Guide. Filled with practical guidance and real-world examples, this new guide is your ticket to zero emissions. Find out how to get the most out of working with energy modelers and how to proactively lead the energy modeling process. 


SA219 The Essentials of Integrated Daylighting Design
June 8 at 11:30am | Las Vegas Convention Center | 1.50 LUs/HSW/GBCI/RIBA

Topics will include daylight fenestration; integrated lighting control; and automatic, fixed, and manual shading systems. The insights offered here will help you deliver beautiful, successful designs for daylighted buildings to satisfy even your most demanding clients. 


SA316 3D Printing Concrete Forms: The Future is Now
June 8 at 1:30pm | Las Vegas Convention Center | 1.00 LU/HSW/GBCI/RIBA

Join us at this session to discover real-world applications of 3D printing, such as the high-profile Domino Sugar renovation in Brooklyn. You'll learn how its versatile, durable solutions provide a greater ROI while maximizing the quality of your projects. 


SA412 Managing Your Energy Modeler in Early Design: High-Performance Buildings
June 8 at 3pm | Las Vegas Convention Center | 1.50 LU/HSW/GBCI/RIBA

Join us for a fast-paced examination of how to implement your energy modeler in early design and set achievable goals for cost-effective, high-performance buildings. This highly interactive session will give you hands-on problems to solve in small groups, paired with example results from typical simulations. You'll discover how to get fast, low-cost simulations that help you determine the effectiveness of your design decisions.


Las Vegas
Nevada, NV 89109
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