#SocialDistancing Learning Event

Presented by SJ Mallein & Associates


SJ Mallein & Associates will be doing something special for our 2020 DesignSmart event. This year we will be hosting a three-day event with two programs each day. Please join us on Tuesday, November 10, Wednesday, November 11, and Thursday, November 12, for a variety of innovative continuing education programs focusing on building envelope systems.

This year we are offering several prize opportunities to program attendees, including gift cards and three sets of 2021 Cubs tickets! Check out below for additional information.

Each program will award one (1) hour of continuing education credit. The programs are FREE to attend but prior registration is required.

Class size is limited for each program so REGISTER TODAY!
Each program qualifies for one (1) AIA HSW CEU.


Tuesday, November 10th

Meeting the
ASCE 7-16 Standard

Presented by Firestone

11am Start Time
Manufacturing Plant Tour:
Roof Edge Termination and
Presented by Metal-Era

12:30pm Start Time

Wednesday, November 11th

Innovations in Fall Protection
and Adoption

Presented by Rooftop Anchor

11am Start Time
"It’s in the Details"
A Roundtable Conversation on the Importance of
Good Roof System Details 
Presented by Firestone

12:30pm Start Time
Course Description

Thursday, November 12th


Presented by Firestone

11am Start Time
Changing the Way We Think
of Prefabrication: New Solutions for
Your Building Envelope
Presented by Georgia-Pacific

12:30pm Start Time
Course Description


Each day of DesignSmart we will be giving away a set of four tickets to a Cubs game during the 2021 regular season. Participants who attend both programs on a given day are automatically entered to win. The three drawing winners will each receive four tickets to Chicago Cubs game during the 2021 regular season.
See below for additional information.

A chance to win a $25 Gift Card every session!

During each DesignSmart class session,  a $25 gift card will be awarded to the first attendee who can correctly answer a question related to the program topic. 

DesignSmart 2020 Programs


Meeting the ASCE 7-16 Standard

The updated ASCE 7 standard included many changes, and this program will explain how the “new” ASCE 7-16 standard affects roofing systems from design all the way through installation. The course provides an overview of ASCE 7 standards and geographic adoption while reviewing the changes in the new ASCE 7-16 standard. Participants will gain a working knowledge of the impact of wind speed on design and how the new standards affect roof installation methods.

 Tuesday, November 10, 11:00am

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Manufacturing Plant Tour:
Roof Edge Termination and ANSI/SPRI

Metal-Era is the largest and most accomplished edge metal systems manufacturer in North America, with the broadest portfolio of tested roofing and building envelope solutions on the market. A series of dynamic robots help standardize products and improve efficiencies – equating to consistently higher performing products that ship fast. Participants of this expansive one-hour tour will gain a better understanding of the edge system manufacturing process from design through installation to meet building code compliance. 

 Tuesday, November 10, 12:30pm

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Innovations in Fall Protection and Adoption

OSHA’s new Walking-working Surfaces and Fall Protection rule place the burden of compliance on the building owner. This presentation will provide guidance on properly designing and specifying fall protection solutions and mitigating risk for both the building owner and the design team.

 Wednesday, November 11, 11:00am

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It’s in the Details: A Roundtable Conversation on the Importance of Good Roof System Detailing

Join us for a roundtable conversation as we discuss the most common details that must be addressed in any roof design, while exploring the basic concepts involved in both single ply and asphalt roof system details. We’ll also take a look at a number of examples of what NOT to do when it comes to detailing your roof as well as exploring benefits of liquid-applied flashing solutions.

 Wednesday, November 11, 12:30pm

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Optimized Insulation: Efficient Roof Design for Efficient Buildings

This program explores the different types of rigid board roof insulations prevalent in the industry today and compares their performances while reviewing energy code requirements & environmental issues influencing insulation, rigid insulation board layout and attachment methods, and moisture & condensation concerns.

 Thursday, November 12, 11:00am

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Changing the Way We Think of Prefabrication: New Solutions for Your Building Envelope

Learn how prefabricated construction is advancing in vertical segments from hospitals to government, hospitality to office, and beyond. Prefabrication firms are expanding, and new design-build business models - including their own prefabrication factories - are disrupting traditional building approaches with significant success. A live wall demonstration is also tentatively planned.

 Thursday, November 12, 12:30pm

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3rd Annual SJ Mallein Food Drive

Online Donation Food Drive

SJ Mallein & Associates is proud to once again partner with the Greater Chicago Food Depostitory to bring awareness, collect food, and raise money for our second food drive. No one should ever go hungry, especially during the coming holiday season. In lieu of bringing a food item, as in previous years, we instead ask that you help us by making a secure monetary donation by clicking the “Online Donation” button below. Every dollar raised through this virtual food drive will be used to buy nutritious food for our community.


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Disclaimers and Other Fine Print...

Course credit will be awarded ONLY if the attendee is present during the program.  Course credit is not earned by registration only.
In order to receive credit for attending this event, we must be able to identify you through your name or telephone number.

This is an online event. Login information for each course will be sent via email no later than one week prior to the program.

ADD TO CALENDAR NOTE: "Add to Calendar" does not import a meeting link. The link will be emailed to you prior to the event.

Each baseball ticket package consists of four (4) tickets to one (1) Chicago Cubs baseball game during the 2021 baseball regular season. Selection of the actual game for each day’s winner will be determined at a future date. Winners will be contacted with a choice of games with the first selection from the available game options going to the winner of the November 10, 2020 drawing; the next selection from the remaining available game options going to the winner of the November 11, 2020 drawing; and the final selection from the remaining available game options going to winner of the November 12, 2020 drawing.
 Winners selected in the one of the three baseball ticket package drawings are eligible for only one (1) prize for the week.
Winners of one of the six question-and-answer contests at the end of each CEU are eligible for only one (1) gift card for the week.