Wed 3/6 8-3pm Northern NY Code Conference - Crowne Plaza Hotel, 101 Olympic Dr. Lake Placid NY
Tues. 4/2 8-12pm Lake Placid - Olympic Conference Center, 2634 Main St. Lake Placid NY Wed. 4/3 8-12pm Malone - Malone Call Firemen Station, 37 Finney Blvd. Malone NY
Technology Changes to Improve your Building Construction- Fran Gloekler
Sustainability in Product Technologies
Carbon Reduction in Wallboard
LED Changes in Lighting
Recycled Content in Sourcing Products
Air Barrier Technologies
Purposes and Design
Vapor Barrier and Insulation considerations
High Performance Substrates for Improved
Tile and Stone Substrates
Fran Gloekler of USG Corporation has over 30 years in the
His experience has involved training in Wall and Ceiling
technologies from Owens Corning Corp and USG Corporation. Certified AIA
trainer. Comprehensive training in Air Barrier technology, products
and application. Training in Sound and Construction practice installation for
Gypsum board and Finishing. Contractor training specialist for Engineered panels for
floors, walls and sheathings
He has hands on building experience including 4 years of complete
project management of home construction, extensive remodeling construction
Graduated with a Master of Arts in Business Management SUNY UB.
Benefits of Blown Insulation & Air Sealing Homes- Craig Marden
ProCat Machine for blown insulation in attics and walls
Faster product installs
Dealing with air leakage
Marden is a Sr. Field Application Specialist in the Building Science group at
Owens Corning. Twenty years experience in construction, weatherization
and energy efficient construction and retrofit, conducting thousands of blower
door tests on residential buildings. Professional
experience include: Adjunct Faculty: Building and Construction Technology
Program-UMass Amherst, Construction Management, Carpenter, HERS Rater, LEED
Rater, Energy Auditor, Heating system installer, Solar thermal installer, Air
sealing technician. Craig holds a Massachusetts Construction Supervisors License
and is a Certified Passive House Consultant.
Vinyl Windows for High Performance Homes- Matt Sullivan
Understand the material characteristics of vinyl, especially as they relate to
• Realize the design flexibility
and sustainable attributes of vinyl in both residential and commercial
• Discover how vinyl achieves
optimal thermal and physical performance for fenestration products
Treated Engineered Wood Siding- Jason Hanna
Review current siding category
History of engineered wood
Full spectrum design
capabilities in one product line
and raised in Saratoga County, Jason was formally educated at Paul Smith’s College
(Pre-Prof. Forestry) and SUNY ESF (Wood Products Engineering) with a good dose
of independent lumber and building materials dealers and carpentry along the
way. After finishing school, he worked for an engineered Wood
Manufacturer (LP or Louisiana Pacific in 2003/2004 and 2016-present), a distributor
(Parksite/ DuPont Tyvek 2004-2011) and an independent LBM Dealer (Curtis
2011-2016). My strengths are in building science, real-world assemblies
and installations, engineered wood performance and carpentry.
Stone Wool (Mineral Wool) in Interior & Exterior Applications- Timothy Wester
Define and explain what stone wool insulation
is and how it is manufactured.
differences between stone wool, glass fiber, and foam insulations.
the key features and value added benefits of stone wool.
the ecologically sustainable aspects of stone wool.
Tim is a resident of Syracuse, NY, born and raised. He's been with ROCKWOOL for
approx. 2 years covering all of Upstate NY and Vermont. He spends his time educating people in NY and VT
about the importance of a vapor open but air tight systems in a wall assembly.
Building Science has become a strong passion of his, along with skiing, boating
Importance of Vapor Permeable Exterior Insulation and Window Detailing- Dan Edelman
the environmental forces put on a residential building and explain how to make
it an energy efficient dwelling.
the importance of vapor permeable exterior insulation and name at least two
benefits of different insulations.
the features and benefits of GPS foam in the context of building science.
two ways to insulate the weaker points, windows and doors, of a wall assembly.
by Director of Sales, BRINC BP, Inc. Dan Edelman. Dan is a high-performance
building material specialist, with more than two decades of experience in
energy-efficient and green building practices, with an emphasis on moisture
management in wall assemblies. His knowledge base includes passive house and
net-zero energy design principles.
Designing and Specifying Custom Windows for Luxury
Residences- Tim Whitelaw
Understand the design considerations for selecting windows for
custom luxury homes.
Review the variety of window materials, operating hardware, and
home automation options available for luxury homes.
Understand the installation issues common to luxury residential
Tim Whitelaw has been a construction industry professional for
over thirty years. His experience includes working as a project manager for a
general contracting firm, as well as working as a sales manager for a retail
Tim joined Crawford Door and Window Sales, supplier of Pella Window and Door products in 1989. He has help various positions within the company working as both and inside and outside sales representative and has held his current position as Commercial Division Manager since 1991.
Inspecting Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses - Gunnar Isaacson
How to's and what to avoid
Gunnar Isaacson has been
involved with the roof truss industry for over 35 years. After working for over
10 years for truss fabricators, mostly as a truss designer, Gunnar joined MiTek
in 1992 and has for the last 10 years been MiTek’s sales manager for New York,
New England and New Jersey .
Building a Better Deck and Rail- Andrew Furjanic
Identify characteristics to consider when selecting decking or railing
Identify market and installation trends for decking and railing projects
Most notable code listing agencies related to decking and railing
installation criteria as it relates to composite decking and railing
Andrew has 12+ years as a
Territory Sales Manager with AZEK Building Products and 29 years of related
industry experience previously with GE Equipment Services and Armstrong World
Graduate of Penn State University. 6 years of active
duty in the US Navy in the field of aviation.
Code Compliant Exterior Systems for Wood-framed Buildings- Mike Duval
Latest code and design standards for wood framed exterior wall assemblies
Various product approaches to air barrier and water-resistive barriers (WRBs)
Differences between multi-product solutions and single product solutions
Benefits of continuous insulation added to exterior sheathing
Michael is the Regional Sales Manager for Huber
Engineered Woods and covers the Upstate NY market.
Michael is very dedicated to the LBM
industry. He is a board member of the Eastern NY Lumber Dealers Association and
is the immediate past President of the North Eastern Young Lumber Execs (NYLE).
Michael Serves on the NYS Builders Association’s Research and Education
Foundation. Michael is also involved with the Capital Region Home Builders
& Remodelers Association. He is a member of their Code Council. Michael is
also involved with the Construction Specification Institute (CSI) and belongs
to the Rochester and Eastern NY Chapters. Michael was recently recognized by
the Rochester chapter of CSI with the 2018 Ontario Award. This award is given
for strong commitment to providing the Rochester construction community with
Introduction to Ventilation- Gary Church-Smith
Understanding the necessity of ventilation
Compute the proper size of a ventilation system given square footage and number of residents
Evaluate the differences in exhaust, balanced and supply ventilation options to meet ASHRAE standards.
Gary Church-Smith, has 39 years’ experience in the Wholesale
Sales/Construction Industry. Gary has been in ventilation sales and instruction
for 26 year, providing ventilation solutions by selling
high-end ventilation products through the wholesale distribution channel.
Prior to his employment at Panasonic, his experience included sales and
technical support for a wholesale distributor of ventilation products,
Contractor sales in a major lumber retailer, and owner of a contracting and
His first hand background and general knowledge
of US local building codes and future trends gives him the ability to educate
best practice and preferred method of installation to distribution, installers,
architects, designers, engineers and builders.
Code Required Lateral Deck Attachment- Mark Guthrie
Proper Use of Metal Hangers in Residential Framing & the Do's and Don'ts of Roof Truss Systems- Tim Lynch
Tim is currently Northeast Business Development Manager
for Prime Source Building Products. He has over 20 years experience in building
materials sales including 18 years in Engineered Wood Products and Truss
Design. In addition Tim spent 10 years as Regional Product Manager for
Engineered Wood Products for 84 Lumber.
Designing Floor Systems
with Engineered Wood Joists - Bill Sweeney
Factors for consideration when designing
Appropriate design strategies for code
requirements and client satisfaction
Types of engineered floor components, their
capabilities and limitations
Engineering, design and support available
Bill worked for Georgia Pacific for 18 years, in various positions
throughout the Northeast including Sales Manager, Commodity Trader, Engineered Wood
Specialist & purchaser and Outside Sales Rep.
Sales Manager at Coastal Forest Products (14 years). Started
Engineered Wood Products program at Coastal Forest Products 14 years ago.
Member of several boards including NAWLA (North American Wholesale Lumber
Assoc) Education & Marketing Boards
Weather Resistant Barriers in Vertical Exterior Wall Construction - Jeff Calabrese
The issues addressed by weather resistant barriers
How to specify weather resistant barriers based on performance criteria
Installation and specifications to consider, how to choose the best option for your job
Jeff Calabrese is co-owner of
Preferred Marketing Associates, Inc.
A professional sales agency representing manufacturers in the building
material and millwork industries.
For the past 33 years Jeff has become
an excellent resource for his customers, architect, builders and
consultants. Jeff and his agency’s
expertise are well recognized in the fields of daylighting, building envelope
moisture management, acoustical performance in walls and floors, doors
millwork, and wood.
Jeff has done hundreds of AIA Continuing
education classes for the design community.
Fox Blocks (ICF) Installer Training- Jefrey Martusewicz
Insulated concrete forms.
Crew sizing for
of Fox Block line-up
Jef brings over 25
years of experience of training, installing and designing with ICF. He has put
well over 2000 Contractors, Designers, Engineers and installers through
trainings. Jef has been involved in tens of thousands of projects from
basements, complete homes and commercial projects. He brings real life
experience to the training to guide you through your future builds and designs.