DesignSmart 2022

SJ Mallein's Annual Continuing Education Event

City? Suburbs? You get to choose!
Same great programs, now at TWO great venues!

ELMHURST HALL
Elmhurst, Illinois

November 10, 2022
10a-3:30p

HARRY CARAY’S ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE
River North, Chicago

November 11, 2022
9:30a-3p

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Special thanks to our friends at ELEVATE for their support.
Come learn more about the evolution from Firestone to Elevate with Robert Anderson, CSI, CDT, Regional Accounts Manager with Holcim, Building Envelope Division.

For the first time ever, SJ Mallein & Associates’ acclaimed DesignSmart continuing education symposium will be held at two locations. Now you can choose to join us either in Elmhurst on November 10th or downtown on November 11th.

The complimentary event will feature four AIA-accredited continuing education presentations and open discussions on vegetative, concrete and waterproofing solutions.

The program will award four (4) hours of continuing education credits (4 LU/HSW).

The event features lunch and concludes with an open bar cocktail hour.

The event is FREE to attend but prior registration is required.
Class sizes are limited so REGISTER TODAY!

Plaza Deck Waterproofing Restoration

Plaza deck restorations present many challenges. This course will review the importance of specifying  the manufacturer's requirements for installation as well as specifying substrate requirements, protection of work and, third party inspections. The course will examine common field conditions that can impact health, safety and welfare of the users of the space.

Presented by
Brad Stare
Director of Sales - West
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Green Roofs and Amenity Decks:

Structural Loads and Fire Safety

With the addition of people, plants, furniture, and activities to rooftops, it is important to ensure these elements do not compromise structural capacity and are designed with fire safety in mind. This course will provide the design professional with resources and strategies to safely structurally load and design a fire-safe green roof / amenity space project.

Presented by
Ken Himmler
National Sales Manager
GreenUmbrellaSystems

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A Guide to Liquid-Applied Trafficable Surface Systems

The program explores the benefits of waterproofing trafficable surfaces and explores the general technologies and assemblies for both pedestrian and vehicular surface systems, as well as the difference between the two. Finally, proper quality control methodologies will be considered - what to look for before, during, and after the installation.

Presented by
Dan Knutson
North Central Distribution Manager
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Integrally Troweled Cure and Polished Concrete Floors

This course discusses the method used to create a polished concrete floor during the concrete finishing process using tools common in the industry to reduce labor, downtime, and environmental impact. Included in the discussion will be integral color options and maintenance and surface treatment methodologies.

Presented by
Ben Wiese
President
GreenUmbrellaSystems

Event Schedule - Elmhurst

10:00-10:30a
arrival and registration

10:30-11:30a
Session 1
Plaza Deck Waterproofing Restoration
(Presented by AVM Industries)

11:30-12:30p
Session 2
Green Roofs and Amenity Decks
(Presented by Greenrise Technologies)

12:30-1:30p
plated lunch

1:30-2:30p
Session 3
Traffic Ahead!
(presented by Gaco)

2:30-3:30p
Session 4
Integrally Troweled Cure and Polished Concrete Floors
(Presented by Green Umbrella Systems)

open bar begins

3:30-4:00p
open bar

Event Schedule - Chicago

9:30-10:00a
arrival and registration

10:00-11:00a
Session 1
Plaza Deck Waterproofing Restoration
(Presented by AVM Industries)

11:00-12:00p
Session 2
Green Roofs and Amenity Decks
(Presented by Greenrise Technologies)

12:00-1:00p
plated lunch

1:00-2:00p
Session 3
Traffic Ahead!
(presented by Gaco)

2:00-3:00p
Session 4
Integrally Troweled Cure and Polished Concrete Floors
(Presented by Green Umbrella Systems)  

3:30-4:00p
join us for a drink downstairs in the bar!

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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 annual food drive. No one should ever go hungry, especially during the coming holiday season. Help us by bringing a food item to one of the the DesignSmart events, or you can make 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.

Donate Today!

Elmhurst Hall

119 N York St
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse

33 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL 60654

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