APG University Online

Presented by Echelon Masonry


Join us bi-weekly for AIA-accredited webinars on modern solutions to the most pressing challenges in architecture, presented by experts from across the industry. From specification support to site planning to strategies to optimize the health and wellness of your occupants and beyond, APG U sessions offer up knowledge you need to succeed – and the LU and HSW credits you need to stay current.


Check out the current block of webinars below:


January 21, 1:00pm ET: Public Safety & Access Issues for Concrete Pavers (1LU|HSW)

  • Concrete is by far the most common pavement material used for sidewalks and walkways in the United States, but concrete pavers are rapidly gaining spec share due to their unique benefits. However, these materials require additional knowledge to ensure public safety and accessibility design considerations are properly taken into account.


    Join industry experts from Oldcastle APG as we dive into paver safety topics including current ADA criteria, slip resistance standards, test methods, permeable pavement solutions, and traffic calming and more – giving you all of the knowledge you need to successfully spec ADA-Compliant pavers walkways.

February 4, 1:00pm ET: Why Buildings Leak (1LU|HSW)

  • Mitigating water intrusion in buildings is priority one for effective building design, but remains a challenge for even the most experienced architects and builders. Identifying the key threat areas – including roofs, cladding systems, penetrations, foundations and more is step one, mitigating them is step two.


    In this session, Forensic Engineer Derek Hodgin from Construction Science & Engineering Inc, will walk through a deep-dive review of typical construction issues that result in water intrusion, plus proper detailing and repairs necessary to address these issues – from the simple to the severe, Join us for an in-depth look at the theory and real-world applications of successful moisture mitigation strategies that you can apply to your next project.

February 18, 1:00pm ET: Balancing Health & Performance Benefits Through Natural Lighting (1LU|HSW)

  • Extensive research has proven daylighting’s positive effect on building performance and occupant health, including physiological, health, and mental well-being in addition to substantial energy savings.


    Join industry experts from Oldcastle Building Envelope as we dive into the properties of heat-treated, laminated, and insulating glass and their applications, as well as understanding how glazing design can be used to manage building energy, improve ROI and revolutionize the health and wellness of your buildings’ occupants.

March 4, 1:00pm ET: Virtual Concrete Products Plant Tour (1LU|HSW)

  • Concrete masonry is one of the oldest building materials known to man, and one with humble manufacturing origins. While low-tech block manufacturing still takes place around the world, today’s modern plants are capable of staggering output with unrivaled precision, flexibility and speed.


    Join us for a virtual tour of one of Oldcastle’s state-of-the-art block plants as we review the quality control practices and procedures of manufactured concrete products and follow the steps from the arrival of the aggregates, to the initial mixing stages and through the production process.

    The tour will address the proper manufacturing techniques needed to meet the required fire resistance, energy efficiencies and overall sustainable qualities of CMUs – helping you know exactly what goes into the products that you’re specifying for your next high-performance project.




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