About This Series

These hour-long webinars are intended for designers, facility managers, construction managers, BAC signatory contractors and BAC members.

All webinars will be held from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST. 

Upcoming Programs 

May 2, 2017
Constructing Resilient Buildings & Communities 
Brian E. Trimble, PE, LEED AP
Director, Industry Development and Technical Services

With the recent rash of storms, fires and floods, it is more important than ever to design and construct buildings and communities that can resist these extreme events. While building codes represent the minimum for life safety, they don’t deal with the property loss in these events. Designing above code will result in a higher level of performance and more durable structures that are better able withstand damage from high winds, fire, flooding, and other potentially serious events. This presentation will cover the principles of resilient design and construction for both structures and communities. Basic resilient principles will be discussed and how to incorporate them into any design. Case studies of buildings and communities that have done it well will be presented. These longer lasting buildings can be adapted to future uses, avoiding demolition and replacement and be less of a burden on their communities.

May 16, 2017
Masonry Design, Construction & Care
Pat Conway, AIA
Director, Industry Development and Technical Services
This seminar reviews proper moisture, thermal and movement control design for masonry walls and insight into how successful masonry assembles are constructed in the field. This seminar also reviews typical care and maintenance strategies for masonry walls and what to look for during periodic inspections.


While the webinars are free, registration (on right) is required.

Thank you

For more information, contact Dawn Lafey at (301) 291-2110 or email 

Continuing Education

Each webinar meets AIA/CES criteria for 1 HSW learning unit, which will be reported directly to AIA. Contractor members will receive 1 Contractor College learning unit for each webinar.