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AIA Nevada / NSBAIDRD Seminars
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When: 12/06/2018
7:00am - 5:30pm
Where: Silver Legacy Hotel & Casino
407 N Virginia St.
Reno, NV  89501
Contact: Caron Richardson

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$45.00 - Includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch
Registered for 8 AIA CE/HSW's and qualifies for the 2 Code CE Requirements in the State of Nevada


7:00 - 8:00am
Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 10:00am
New 2018 Northern Nevada Building Code Adoptions and Permitting Submittal Process
Presented by Mark Meranda, CBO
Building Official, Building & Safety, Community Services, City of Sparks

A discussion on the criteria for developing the 2018 Amendments for Northern Nevada and timelines for approval and implementation of ICC Building Codes. We will also discuss the Permitting Submittal Processes for the City of Sparks including online applications and payments. Then there will be a question and answer session.

10:00 - 10:15am

10:15 - 11:15am
Session 1: Going Curbless
Presented by Dean Moilanen, AIA Las Vegas Allied Member
Director of Architectural Services - Noble Company

Curbless showers are in high demand, sometimes solely for their streamlined look, other times because of ADA compliance efforts or similar aging-in-place design measures. This course will provide a brief overview of the growing demand for curbless showers, the difference between curbless and barrier-free, the installation methods in the TCNA Handbook, and a host of design and installation considerations for a successful project.  We will talk about what is required for a curbless shower to comply with ADA guidelines and how to be sure to meet applicable plumbing codes and wet-area coefficient of friction for flooring.  We will briefly review the various kits and systems for constructing curbless showers with emphasis on their benefits, nuances, and important best practices to be aware of when designing and installing.

11:15am - 12:15pm
Session 2: Going Linear
Presented by Dean Moilanen, AIA Las Vegas Allied Member
Director of Architectural Services - Noble Company

“Going Linear” provides a step-by-step approach to the growing trend in design:  Linear Drains! Technical advancements have allowed manufacturers to produce larger dimensional tiles for installation, but the use of those tiles with a typical drain requires relief cuts taking away from the design intent.  There are many choices, but not all drains are created equal.

12:15 - 1:15pm
Lunch is Served

1:15 - 2:15pm
Session 1: Artisanal Craft in Sustainable Spaces
Presented by Eric Dietz
VP of Sales, Native Trails

Artisanal Craft in Sustainable Spaces presents the value of bridging cultures and combining artisan heritage with innovative design, and illustrates how the craftsmanship of furnishings made by hand with sustainable materials can meet today’s design goals of green design. This course also looks at choices that can be made to select home furnishings made from durable, recycled, recyclable, renewable, or reclaimed materials to improve the lives and livelihoods of others.

2:15 - 3:15pm
Session 2: Sustainable Materials For The Bath
Presented by Eric Dietz
VP of Sales, Native Trails

Sustainable Materials for the Bath provides an overview of sustainable materials for the bath, including performance, maintenance and frameworks for assessment. It focuses on recycled copper, sustainably made concrete, FSC-certified bamboo and reclaimed wood.

3:15 - 3:30pm

3:30 - 5:30pm
Bio-Inspiration: Designing For A Resilient Tomorrow
Presented by Jeff Roberts, AIA, LEED AO BD+C, NCARB
SERA Architects

With the rapid technological advances over the past two decades, society has access to more information than ever before, yet we are staring at some of the most challenging sustainability issues we have ever faced. Evaluating today’s lifestyle needs balanced with the ability to gift a prosperous future to coming generations, will require a critical look into our own backyards. This introspective look into our lives should rapidly expand to our neighborhoods, our watersheds, regional ecosystems and ultimately the biomes where we live. Design innovation grounded in collaborative solutions for a resilient tomorrow may just be found in 3.8 million years of biological genius that surrounds the places we love.

To understand the methods for creating regenerative places we must first understand how to resonate with our evolutionary past.  Design solutions based in bio-inspiration has the potential to be an innovative influence in shifting the way we design while developing a new way to live, work and play!

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