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Free Continuing Education programs at IFAI Expo Americas 2010

News | October 6, 2010 | By:

Architects are invited to attend three free Continuing Education programs to earn AIA/CES credits at IFAI Expo Americas 2010 in Orlando, Fla. These sessions will provide helpful information on the use of specialty and technical fabrics.

“How to Design Green Roofs and Landscapes” will be held Tuesday, Oct. 26 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Rosen Plaza. This session has been co-organized with the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) and reviews the use of geosynthetics in designing sustainable, energy-efficient green roofs.

Bruce Dvorak, ASLA, Dept. of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning, Texas A & M University
Nicole Eisenhradt, Tecta America Corp.
Marco Sanchez, ML Ingenieria
Allan Wingfield, AIA, Colbond, Inc.

“Fabric Structures Symposium” will take place Thursday, Oct. 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Orange County Convention Center. Codes, regulations and standards are shaping the future of fabric structures. Case studies involving code challenges and solutions will be presented by experienced industry manufactures. Participants will learn where this industry is headed through a look at inspirational emerging designs.

Jim Chadbourn, Rubb Building Systems
Ken Keberle, Karl’s Event Rental
Joe McKenna, SkyShades
Edward Peck, Thornton Tomasetti
Wayne Rendely, PE
Sherry Webb, Bondcote

“Architectural Opportunities—Exploring Fabric Structures” will be held Thursday, Oct. 28, from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Rosen Plaza, ending with a reception. This session examines the fact that we live in a new world with a new perception of architecture. Attendees will see and hear how fabric structures fit in this new role. Materials discussed include PTFE fiberglass, PVC polyester, silicone/glass, ePTFE, HDPE mesh, ETFE films and foils,and polyolefin. This event is co-organized with the Fabric Structures Association (FSA).

Sam Armijos, AIA, Fabric Structures
Wayne Rendely, PE
Raffi Tomassian, DNK Architects, Miami University

To register before Oct. 15, 2010, contact Barbara Connett at or +1 651 225 691. Please include contact information, state license and AIA numbers when registering.

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