Lunch and Learn Presentations

  • Date Fri, Apr 8, 2016 - 12:00pm — 1:00pm

Mutual Materials offers the following courses to the architectural community. Most courses qualify for Health, Safety & Welfare (HSW) credits for continuing education.

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BR 100 Designing Veneers with Face Brick / Qualifies for HSW
Course will examine the manufacturing process involved in producing brick, and review product types, building codes and successful detailing techniques.

BR 400 Masonry and Sustainable Design
Detailed overview of masonry’s role in sustainable design and achieving LEED certification with masonry products and wall systems.

NCMA 400 Overview of Concrete Masonry Design & Construction / Qualifies for HSW
Course covers how concrete block is manufactured, the difference between mortar and grout, and how to achieve watertight walls. A review of recent Northwest projects is included.


Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavements (PICP) – Design Professionals CE Program
This presentation provides an overview of the ICPI manual, Permeble Interlocking Concrete Pavements covering selection, project examples, design, specification, construction and maintenance. LEED credits, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and costs also covered. Earns 1 credit hour for health, safety, and welfare (AIA or ASLA).

Specifications and Construction Details for Interlocking Concrete Pavements
The presentation follows ICPI Tech Spec 9, Guide Specification for the Construction of Interlocking Concrete Pavement and explains how to specify and detail interlocking concrete pavements. Earns 1 credit hour for health, safety, and welfare (AIA or ASLA).

The Pattern Language of Concrete Pavers (Design Professional CE Program)
Following the book – Patios, Driveways, and Plazas – The Pattern Language of Concrete Pavers this presentation teaches the design vocabulary of basic paving patterns and progresses to more intricate variations. It demonstrates that segmental paving is a form of communications that helps explain the character of a place. Earns 1 credit hour (AIA or ASLA).

Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement: A Low Impact Development Training Tool for Design Professionals, Residential and Commercial Developers, Municpal Officials, and Schools & Universities
Four PowerPoint presentations provide a comprehensive explanation of PICP benefits to these four audiences. Subjects covered include reducing runoff and pollutants, ADA compliance, LEED points, public and private infrastructure cost reduction, green infrastrutcure and low impact development benefits, reduced saltwater incursions and combined sewer overflows, reduced air pollution with special surface coatings, plus visual appeal and supports neighborhood and campus identity. The presentations explain these benefits and more through project examples across the US and Canada. Programs are AIA and ASLA registered continuing education for lunch ‘n learn use. Created by the Low Impact Development Center for ICPI.

Life-cycle Cost Analysis for Municipal Interlocking Concrete Pavements Discover how interlocking concrete pavements, with their low maintenance costs, can compare favorably in many situations to asphalt and concrete pavements. Learn the details of life-cycle costing and each input variable.