September 1, 2017
From September 13 to 15, CONSTRUCT, produced by Informa Exhibitions, will bring architects, specifiers, engineers, and other design/construction professionals to the Rhode Island Convention Center for the opportunity to attend educational sessions led by trusted experts, experience first-hand the newest in building products and services, and network with peers and other industry professionals.
The 61st CSI Annual Convention, held in conjunction with CONSTRUCT, also gives the Institute a chance to honor its membership and continue developing CSI’s mission.
The show offers fun social events, technical tours, and vanguard speakers, as well as a much-heralded education program (both in classroom seminars and amidst the expo hall floor) that allows design/construction professionals to gain new insight and earn valuable credits.
Over the next few pages, The Construction Specifier looks at the various professional development offerings while also providing attendees with a schedule, floor plan, and list of the many exhibitors coming to Providence. On page 8, we also explore the advantages of being part of the Young Professionals (YP) Day. To stay completely up to date, you will also want to keep checking www.constructshow.com, and connect with CONSTRUCT on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to keep current on what is going on with the show and in the industry.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
8:00 a.m.−9:00 a.m.
W01−High-performance Window Replacement and Renovation
Tony Cinnamon and Sarah Sinusas
For existing buildings, high-performance glazing systems can address many concerns, but complete window replacement may not be practical or desirable on every project. This session discusses field testing and analysis used to assess windows, and considers strategies to select a suitable replacement or restoration approach.
W02−The Immersive Web and Why it Matters to the Built Environment Professions
Immersive technology is blurring the line between the physical world and the digital, simulated one. Technologies like augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) are ‘upgrading’ how many architectural/engineering/construction (AEC) firms conduct business, communicate with clients, and collaborate on projects.
W03−Unlocking Door Hardware Specifications
Door hardware plays critical roles in fire, life safety, and accessibility. The attendees will leave with a better understanding of how to read and comprehend a door hardware specification, and gain insight on how to interpret the ever-confusing hardware set.
W04−The Architect’s “Means and Methods:” Navigating the Chaos and Complexity of Today’s Construction Documents
Michael Czap and Gregory Buchanan
The production of construction documents has become much more complicated since the days of pencil and paper. Learning from proven lean thinking and process management theories, this session will explore approaches to the work that leverage the efficiencies of tools like building information modeling (BIM) and databases.
9:20 a.m.−10:20 a.m.
W05−View from the Top: The Owner’s Representative
This session allows you to move to the other side of the table and get a better feel for the expectations of the owner’s rep, as well as how to make the project a success. Those attending will learn from real-world examples of project failures that occurred due to communication breakdowns and bad documents.
W06−The ADA Quiz: Multifamily Edition
Americans with Disabilities Act/Fair Housing Act (ADA/FHA) requirements have been around for more than 25 years, but there is still confusion and misinformation on exactly what the requirements are, when they apply, and which document or standard should be referenced to find the answer.
W07−The Future of Making Things: The Balance of Digital Technology and Fabrication with the Craft of Building
One can lose sight of the opportunities design and fabrication technologies offer to improve the built environment in modest ways. This discussion of Studio NYL case studies focuses on primary structures and façades ranging from small art installations to stadiums and high-rises.
W08−Constructability and Critical Transitions of Air, Vapor, and Moisture Barriers
This session identifies the different substrate conditions and critical transitions on a complex building. It provides the tools to understand the sequencing for completing the installation, as well as for preventing constructability issues and potential rework in the field.
10:35 a.m.−11:50 a.m.
W09−The Complete Wall: Hands-on Demo of Detailing for a Continuous Air, Water, and Thermal Assembly
Come get your hands dirty! This session provides an interactive learning environment demonstrating how to create a continuous and effective building envelope, including the air barrier, weather barrier, and the continuous insulation, along with fasteners and flashing. Small groups will work on mockups that include transition examples like windows, penetrations, roof connections, and foundations.
W10−Test Your Code Knowledge: Means of Egress
Brush up on code knowledge during this highly engaging and fun session. Using live polling devices, each participant will respond discreetly to a series of questions based on Chapter 10 of the International Building Code (IBC) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101, Life Safety Code.
W11−Who’ll Stop the Rain: Considerations for Specifying Rainscreen Systems
This session provides clarity on the rainscreen specification process through the lens of a forensic architect. It offers an overview of wall systems, reference standards, test methods, a detailed list of requisite design considerations, and a survey of recent project experience lessons learned.
W12−AIA Contract Documents 2017: Revised General Conditions, Owner-Architect, and Owner-Contractor Agreements
Salvatore Verrastro and Lane J. Beougher
This program offers insight into the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA’s) revision process and the key changes. The participants will understand how the revisions impact their practice and examine how the new Sustainable Projects Exhibit can be used to provide a positive outcome regarding the health, safety, and welfare of building occupants.
1:10 p.m.−2:25 p.m.
W13−TCNA and ANSI: Specifying Successful Tile and Stone Systems by the Book
Based on the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) ceramic, stone, and glass tile standards, this session explores the coordination between the documents and how to effectively use them in specifications. It discusses recent changes to the standards, along with how they benefit project specifications.
W14−Building Information Modeling: Specifications, Software Applications,
and Integrated Project Delivery
BIM has revolutionized the way that construction documents are being produced. The speaker explains how different firms use the process, and how information imbedded in the model can improve performance specifications. He will review ‘Level of Development’ per AIA G202-2013 and explains how to transition technical specifications from UniFormat alphanumeric designation into MasterFormat systems of classification.
W15−The Dangers of Delegated Design
There is a trend of delegating more design responsibilities for elements of construction projects from design professionals to contractors. While this may be convenient for the designer, delegated design operates in a legal gray area of statutory, regulatory, and contractual requirements. What do you need to know?
W16−How Resilience in Building Materials, Energy Efficiency, and Building Codes Impact Project Specifications
Design professionals and developers are taking steps to design buildings that go beyond minimum life safety requirements and incorporate the principles of resilient, performance-based design. The public safety benefits of resilience in building codes and energy efficiency can also help communities withstand extreme weather disruptions.
2:40 p.m.−3:40 p.m.
W17−Avoiding a Waterproofing Failure: The Architect’s Role
Waterproofing failures are the top source of post-construction claims, even though the products and procedures exist to produce reliable waterproof assemblies. This talk explores project photographs, drawings, and constructed conditions for below-grade construction of an actual project where design coordination was ignored. It demonstrates some common mindsets and oversights, and how they can lead to expensive correction.
W18−Selling with Guide Specifications
This program looks at how to use guide specifications to effectively communicate product values, functions, and system integration. It also demonstrates how to effectively review and comment on design professional specifications.
W19−What You Should Know Before and After Roofing Installations
Richard Freewalt and Erin Borradaile
This session breaks down the various components and information needed in roofing submittal packages and offers an overview of installation testing methods. The speakers share lessons learned and cover specification coordination, along with common deficiencies, communication requirements, and commissioning.
W20−Preparing for the Architecture Registration Exam 5.0
Architecture Registration Exam (ARE) 5.0 is the biggest update to the test in 15 years. This session explores methodology, study techniques, and other tips for those preparing for their first exam.
W21−Through the Eyes of the Contractor: Using Specifications to Bridge the Gap Between Design and Construction
This presentation provides first-hand insight into how the general contractor uses the project specifications to understand the project materials and quality goals, how the specifications are used to effectively communicate with bidders and secure qualified bids, and how they can be crafted to more effectively communicate the project quality goals.
4:00 p.m.−5:30 pm
W22−What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: New Issues Regarding Fire Protection for Steel Structures
Craig Boucher and Eric Montplaisir
Building code changes, structural design changes, and updates in test methodology and listing of fire-resistive designs at third-party fire-testing laboratories have all resulted in radical shifts in fire protection for steel structures, but these alterations may have gone unnoticed. This session explains what you need to know.
W23−Specs 101 for the Uninitiated
Explore some of the basic principles of specification organization, language, procedures, general requirements, and roles and responsibilities. This session is appropriate for anyone who would like a better understanding of specifications and their role in the project delivery process, as well as basic procedures to avoid conflicts.
W24−Specifying Target Value Delivery
As lean and target value delivery are broadly adopted, specifiers who are hired during the construction document phase could find themselves becoming obsolete. Documenting performance criteria, quality levels, products, and installation takes place much earlier in the process and may be completed by someone else. This session maps out target value delivery so specifiers can find where their scope went and have the vocabulary to chase it.
W25−The Cavity Wall Conundrum: Balancing Water Intrusion, Airtightness, Thermal Resistance, and NFPA 285 Compliance
Many designers are pushing the envelope with open-joint rainscreens and other unconventional wall orientations. Without
a robust weather-resistive barrier (WRB), though, water gets in. Also, the code requires continuous insulation (ci) and, possibly, continuous air barriers. The air barrier, typically directly behind the ci, is tied to combustibility issues and compliance with NFPA 285. What is a designer to do?
W26−Hot Topics and Emerging Trends in AEC
Get together with peers to discuss hot topics, emerging trends, challenges, and opportunities, from augmented reality to offsite/modular construction (and everything in between). This is an open forum where the exchange of ideas, opinions, and information is encouraged. Ask questions of the panel of thought leaders or share your own insights.
Thursday, September 14
7:45 a.m.−9:15 a.m.
H01−Proper Specification Writing for Glazed Aluminum Curtain Walls
Do you know how to properly specify testing and performance requirements? How about sealants and accessories or finishes and tolerances? In using MasterSpec Section 084413, “Glazed Aluminum Curtain Walls,” the speaker reviews a specification section line by line to explain what it all means.
H02−State-of-the-art Details for Masonry Construction
This session includes state-of-the-art details and specifications for masonry (brick, stone, and concrete masonry unit [CMU]), tile, and restoration projects that have emerged as a result of new code, energy, safety, and moisture control requirements. It assists with anchored masonry veneer, adhered veneer, rainscreen walls, flashing details, top of wall details, partition walls, column details, large-format tile, terrazzo details, and many other related wall systems.
H03−Symbiosis: The Importance of Collaboration between the Owner, Architect, and Contractor
Symbiosis is defined as a close, prolonged relationship between two or more species. In construction, we have relationships of mutual benefit or dependence, too. This presentation compares two projects with varying levels of trust and interdependence. Using real-world examples, it points to specific red flags indicating potential problems.
H04−Understanding and Ending Moisture-related Flooring Problems
Peter Craig and Scott Tarr
Along with case studies, experts will address where moisture leading to flooring problems originates, how it moves and migrates, and how to protect concrete slabs-on-ground. The speakers discuss what can be done to avoid or correct a moisture-related flooring or coating problem.
H05−Beyond the 2015 Energy Code: Exceed IECC, Meet Local Regulations, and Make Buildings Better
There are many ways to make buildings better, exceed code, stay within the budget, and even save owners money. Simple steps include effective use of light-emitting diodes (LEDs), taking advantage
of commissioning and blower door testing, and increasing the efficiency of HVAC systems. This talk also explores resiliency, techniques for avoiding thermal bridging, and ways to ensure both more efficient insulation and better air barrier installation.
Friday, September 15
7:30 a.m.−8:30 a.m.
F01−What is a Building Enclosure?
What happens when the inside gets into the thing separating it from the outside? Worse, what happens when the outside gets into the thing separating it from the inside? Do you let the inside out and the outside in, or kick them both back? Do you let the outside in…or kick it back? The answer depends on many factors, including materials, interior environmental loads, exterior environmental loads, and energy flow. Join Dr. Joseph Lstiburek, dubbed the “dean of North American building science” by Wall Street Journal, for this entertaining and practical presentation about the building enclosure.
F02−Architecture Disrupted: Transforming an Evolving Industry
Bradford Prestbo and Gerard Gutierrez
We are departing from a model in which architecture is commodified and our focus is on a discrete structure or site. Instead, we are becoming social problem-solvers, actively understanding and shaping cultural, environmental, and economic spheres. The future of our profession relies on us transitioning from narrow technical experts to broad social thinkers and doers. The industry needs to expand beyond a conventional fee-for-labor business model and be more entrepreneurial by seeking other revenue streams, such as product design, software development, acting as an incubator, and taking equity stakes in projects.
F03−Biophilic Design: Incorporating Natural Elements into Your Design
Biophilic design is the incorporation of various natural elements using techniques to improve occupant health, employee productivity, and overall interior environment. This session features case studies and supportive data to show how commercial, educational, and medical building projects can benefit, using solutions from water features and daylighting solutions to acoustic treatments and analogs of nature in elevated visual planes.
F04−The Accessible Restroom: Why Doesn’t ADA Just Give Me the Solution?
Public restrooms are one of the most critical building amenities because they must be responsive to a wide range of human needs and also provide service to people with an equally wide range of abilities. This program takes an in-depth look at designing an accessible restroom, including putting together all the components in ADA, while addressing the current code.
F05−Acoustics and Noise Control in Building Design
This session simplifies acoustics and noise control theory, breaking down sound frequencies in an easily understood manner, with sound clips for illustrating reverberation levels. Acoustic strategies will be presented for common building types where noise control is often required, and treatment considerations will be discussed for rooms with different acoustic design goals.
8:45 a.m.−9:45 a.m.
F06−Conflicting Expectations: Understanding Standard of Care Provisions
How can service providers talk to their clients about reasonable expectations for errors and omissions? This session addresses risk management best practices related to the standard of care on design and construction projects, including negotiating standard of care provisions in industry standard agreements and client-drafted forms, insurance and compliance issues, and current research on setting client expectations for projects.
F07−She’s a Specifier, He’s a Product Rep: Different Roles, Same Goals
Cherise Lakeside and Eric Lussier
While specifiers do not buy building products, their overall influence on a project is undeniable. This session explores the different perspectives on what product reps do right and wrong before, during, and after a sales call, as recognized by an architectural specifier and an experienced rep. Discussion of specifications, sales practices, substitutions, social media, and communication techniques will take place to improve the architectural sales call for both sides.
F08−Avoid Catastrophic Estimating Errors Through a Proactive Construction Quality Program
Being proactive and anticipating the issues leading to common construction failures is key to getting it done right the first time—in the field, on the original construction set, and at the originally estimated cost. This session explores a proactive quality program that starts at the schematic and design development stage, while describing common construction and what is needed to build successfully, through several detailed failures or near-misses from past projects.
F09−LEED v4: Market Transformation in Action
LEED is the world’s most widely used green building certification. Its latest version includes many updates that have left practitioners grappling with how to specify and evaluate products and technologies. Participants will learn the major updates and explore the various changes made to the way building products and materials are evaluated.
F10−Roofing: Where the Building Touches the Sky
Flat roofs, sloping roofs, shingle roofs, membrane roofs—do you vent or do you not vent? Do you need an air barrier or not? Do you need a vapor barrier or not? What happens with metal roofs? Ice dams? What happens when you have a pool? How about an ice rink? Questions, questions, and questions—Dr. Joseph Lstiburek has the answers.
On Tuesday, September 12, from 6 to 8 p.m., Union Station Brewery offers fun, food, and beverages for those attending CONSTRUCT for the first time. There is no cost to attend the Tamlyn-sponsored event, but registration is required and limited to 200 people.
On Wednesday, September 13, the CSI Welcome Reception—sponsored by BSD, Informa, ClarkDietrich, PPG Paints, and Roxul—takes over the Rhode Island Convention Center’s ballroom from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Your ticket gets you a sit-down, family-style New England clambake dinner, along with two drinks, live entertainment, special prize drawings, and more. Proceeds from a fundraising event will be divided between the Rhode Island School of Design and the CSI Foundation.
The CONSTRUCT 2017 General Session and Keynote Presentation features important information about the show and CSI, as well as Pritzker Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne’s talk. The founding principal at the interdisciplinary architectural firm Morphosis, he will reflect on his work and career, taking attendees on a journey that includes:
The event takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 14.
As the world quickly emerges in the form of large, urban environments, the design/construction industry is being challenged with integrating buildings and infrastructure into the urban fabric of ‘smart city’ initiatives and innovations. Big Data, the Internet of Things, augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR), kinetic energy, autonomous vehicles, and drones are a few of the rapidly evolving innovations specifiers and other industry players need to understand.
The stewardship of the digital DNA of the built environment through data-centric tools like computer-assisted design (CAD) and building information modeling (BIM) is no longer valued just for the individual building project, but rather its extended value in the interconnection and interoperability of this data in the context of smart buildings, neighborhoods, and cities.
On Friday, September 15, speaker Paul Doherty leads a ‘Game-changer’ session from 10 to 11 a.m., entitled “Specifications in the Age of Smart Cities: How Specs Are Changing the World.” Its goal is to teach participants how to:
From 12 to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13, an interactive problem-solving session (and buffet!) will strive to identify multiple prevalent problems within the industry. Led by Cherise Lakeside and Eric Lussier, teams will be allotted time to brainstorm an out-of-the box, collaborative, forward-moving solution to a given architectural/engineering/construction (AEC) problem. The intent is to improve communication, collaboration, unique ideas, and the sharing of perspectives from different disciplines.
Close out the week with the best party at CONSTRUCT! Join us at Skyline at Waterplace from 7 to 10 p.m. to network, enjoy live music, and take in the scenic views of Providence. Registration for CSI Night Out (limited to those 21 and older) includes two beverage tickets, appetizers, and entertainment. Skyline is within walking distance of the host hotels. Come casual and ready to party! Event sponsors include BSD (Platinum), Behr (Gold), ATAS International Inc., AWI, Allegion, LP Building Products, PPG Paints, DuPont (Silver), and Tnemec (Bronze).
On Thursday, September 14, a ceremony from 6 to 7:30 p.m. will feature CSI awards including the Outstanding Chapter Commendations, Distinguished Membership, The Construction Specifier Article of the Year, and investiture of new CSI Fellows. It will be followed by the CSI Celebration of Fellows—a preregistration-required cocktail event sponsored by ATAS and Sherwin-Williams.
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|CONSTRUCT 2017 EXHIBITOR BOOTHS (AS OF AUGUST 3)|
|AceClamp – 1231
Acorn Wire and Iron Works – 1134
Advanced Building Products – 1207
AES Industries. – 312
AGC Glass Company North America – 1103
Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) – 1034
Airex Manufacturing Inc. – 1330
Airline Louvers – 409
Alpine SnowGuards – 1208
American Gypsum Company – 603
ARCAT Inc. – 803
Architectural Engineering and Construction Institutes of ASCE – 1328
Architectural Products Magazine – 316
Archovations Inc. – 1217
ARCOM–The Specification Experts – 703
Ardex – 937
Armatherm Inc. – 641
Ashford Formula – 1127
ATAS International Inc. – 705
Atkore International – 1019
AWI Quality Certification Corporation – 602
Barrette Outdoor Living – 509
BEHR and KILZ Paints & Primers, A Masco Company – 927
Benjamin Moore Paints – 737
Berridge Manufacturing – 512
Best Bath Systems – 426
Best, Precision, Stanley – 919
Bristolite Daylighting Systems – 1109
Building Systems Design Inc. – 613
CHI Overhead Doors – 1121
Carlisle Construction Materials – 704
CEMCO – 1112
Century Chutes LLC – 1202
CertainTeed Roofing – 419
Chief Buildings – 427
CHUTES International – 1221
ClarkDietrich Building Systems – 1126
Cline Aluminum Doors Inc. – 506
CoatingsPro Magazine – 319
Contractors Register Inc. – 418
CornellCookson – 839
Cosella-Dorken Products Inc. – 1131
CSI – 713
CSW Industrials – 813
Custom Building Products – 1302
CustomTech by Custom Building Products – 1304
D&P Custom Lights and Wiring Systems Inc. – 1027
DACS Inc. – 634
DaVinci Roofscapes – 1316
Detex – 1111
dormakaba – 513
Dow Building Systems – 410
Draper Inc. – 806
Duncan Galvanizing – 1230
DuPont – 505
Durability + Design – 437
ECHOtape – 1107
EcoSupply – 305
Emme Controls – 431
Entrematic – 530
EPIC Metals – 1007
Excel Dryer Inc. – 831
Fabcon Precast – 535
FabricMate Systems Inc. – 417
FCIA – 639
Ferguson Perforating – 537
Firestone Building Products – 604
Flex Membrane International Inc. – 1135
FreeAxez LLC – 1216
FSR – 1205
GAF – 802
Georgia Pacific Gypsum LLC – 631
Global Security Glazing – 1331
Gordian – 317
Green Link Inc. – 411
Hacker Industries Inc. – 1318
Hager Companies – 907
Henry Company – 327
Hilti Inc. – 519
Hohmann & Barnard Inc. – 1006
Hunter Panels – 516
Husky Yellow Guard by Poly-America – 1229
Innovative Access Solutions, LLC – 402
International Cellulose Corp – 837
International Masonry Institute – 1317
Intertek – 318
Invisible Structures Inc. – 536
JointMaster – A Division of Inpro – 1228
Keene Building Products Inc. – 637
Ketcham Medicine Cabinets – 1333
Key Resin Co. – 1017
Kinetics Noise Control – 930
Kingspan Insulated Panels – 1106
L & T Import and Export Corp – 326
Lafayette Venetian Blind Inc. – 835
Low-E Insulation – 405
LP Building Products – 527
Ludowici Roof Tile – 526
Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association – 1220
Marino\WARE – 313
Marvin Windows and Doors – 913
Master Wall Inc. – 1036
MIA+BSI: The Natural Stone Institute – 638
Mohawk Sign Systems Inc. – 331
Momentive Performance Materials Inc. – 935
National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) – 1329
National Comfort Products – 416
New Millennium Building Systems – 403
Noble Company – 1117
Northern Facades Ltd. – 740
NTA Inc. – 636
Nucor, Vulcraft/Verco Group – 1226
Nystrom Inc. – 736
O’Keeffe’s Aluminum Ladders – 1116
Oldcastle–Echelon Masonry – 309
Overly Door Company – 738
Owens Corning, LLC – 1204
OXX – 434
Pacific Stair Corp – 303
Paskr Inc. – 1209
PDQ Industries Inc. – 1130
Pecora Corporation – 321
Pella Commercial – 1031
Plastic Components Inc. – 1119
PPG Industries Inc. – 1003
Pratt & Lambert Paints – 408
Quality Powder Coating – 1037
R.H. Tamlyn & Sons LP – 731
Reef Industries Inc. – 1203
RetroPlate Concrete Polishing System – 1129
Ron Blank & Associates Inc. – 702
Roofing Contractor/Walls & Ceilings – 310
Roxul Inc. – 1009
Rust-Oleum – 640
SAFTI FIRST Fire-rated Glazing Solutions – 1118
Salsbury Industries – 1312
Schindler Elevator Corporation – 605
Schluter Systems LP – 435
School Guard Glass – 1219
SCHOTT North America Inc. – 1004
SCIP – 406
Sherwin-Williams – 1011
Sika Sarnafil – 936
Smart Vent + ILC Dover – 1102
Speedymason LLC – 430
Stadium Savers Ltd. – 1104
STEGO Industries LLC – 607
Sto Corp – 407
Tnemec Company Inc. – 903
Tower Industries Inc. – 1326
Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing – 1234
Trim-Tex Inc. – 1227
Tubelite Inc. – 1002
U.S. Rubber Recycling Inc. – 1212
UL – 1235
Ultimate RB Inc. – 503
Ultra-Tec Cable Railing – 1313
V&S Galvanizing LLC – 1040
Versico – 606
Viper II Vapor Barriers – 1315
W.R. Meadows Inc. – 502
Weather Shield Windows & Doors – 335
Williams Products Inc. – 1319
Wood Haven Inc. – 1210
Wooster Products Inc. – 413
York Flashings – 1035
For updates, visit www.constructshow.com.
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