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The June 7-11, 2021 Traditional Building Virtual Conference

The Traditional Building Virtual Conference presented 11.5 AIA CEU seminars over five days in June.

The Traditional Building Virtual Conference presented 11.5 AIA CEU seminars over five days in June with live Q & A, networking and a resource library of information about sustainable design, historic preservation, restoration/renovation and building healthy environments.

The education delivered Materials and Methods topics, featuring expert practitioner speakers: Richard Off, Kyle Sword, Jill Gotthelf, Walter Sedovic, Tom Newbold, Brent Hull, David Martin, Stuart Cohen, Constance Lai, Carl Elefante, Donald Rattner, Robert Orr, Brian Stowell, Alicia Cordle, Chad Thorell, and Joe Nardiello.

The Traditional Building Virtual Conference addressed the role that architects, contractors, the trades and building owners play in solving the many challenges facing our industry, from post-pandemic design; to reducing carbon, lowering energy costs, to social engagement, and health and wellness. Speakers offered solutions to these challenges with:

How to Design a Home Workspace for Optimal Creativity and Wellbeing, According to Science

Preserving Sustainability: Old Solutions to Big Problems

Terra Cotta Tile: Color Selection and Matching

Cabinetry for the Post Pandemic Home

Plaza Central: Social Integration and Setting

Global Perspectives/Local Practices: Sustainability and Historic Preservation

Stone Façade Restoration: Challenges and Best Practices

Frank L. Wright and the Architects of Steinway Hall

Storm Windows: Mitigating Heat Loss and Sound Transmission

Building Better with Traditional Materials- Exteriors

Healthy Environments for Re-Occupancy - H E R O™

Lowering the Carbon Footprint of Windows with Emerging Glazing Technology

Bronze, Cast Iron, and Cast Aluminum: Properties, Preservation and Performance

Beauty and Sustainability: Custom Wood Garage Door Solutions

The conference is available now on-demand with a total eleven and a half hours of education, and 11.5 AIA CEUs for $99. This access is available until June of 2022. Architects must pass an exam to earn their AIA credits.

The Traditional Building Conference sponsors underwrite this education throughout the year and play an important role in the Materials and Methods curriculum. These dedicated suppliers provide solutions via the TBVC on-demand experience with virtual displays, videos and interaction: Allied Window, Cambek, Crown Point Cabinetry, Ludowici, Pilkington, Historical Arts & Casting, and Haddonstone.

Detailed course descriptions can be found at For questions about the curriculum contact Education Director Judy Hayward For registration questions contact Carolyn Walsh For sponsor inquiries contact Jennifer Baldwin.

The next in-person Traditional Building Conference takes place at the historic Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables Florida on December 1-2, 2021. Registration for this event opens in July. Check for updates.

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