SCMA Concrete Masonry Academy: Free AIA Credits and Professional Development Hours

Southeast Concrete Masonry Association (SCMA) has created a Concrete Masonry Academy designed to provide monthly education webinars on a variety of topics for all industry professionals at no cost.

The SCMA will continue to focus on the design and construction of Concrete Masonry buildings. The instructors will include member experts along with other industry presenters. Each webinar will offer either AIA-CES Learning Units and Professional Development Hours.

Check in for new topics and our most popular topics offered each month!

May 2020

Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET
Topic: Masonry iQ ( 1 HSW )
Featured Speaker: Mike Riva

Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET
Topic: Understanding Structural Masonry ( 1 HSW )
Featured Speaker: Steve Sunderman

Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET
Topic: Through-Wall Flashing Compatibility, Sustainability and Performance ( 1 HSW-GBCI LEED CE Hrs. )
Featured Speaker: George Arnold

Meet the Speakers

Mike Riva

Mike Riva is the National Sales Manager for 3DiQ and CAD BLOX. Since joining 3DiQ, he oversees all sales and marketing and travels around the country sharing Masonry iQ with architecture firms to highlight how it makes masonry easier than ever to design with in Revit. With a background in software consulting, Mike brings in-depth knowledge of how software can be utilized to provide solutions that drive advancement in array of industries and companies.

Steve Sunderman

Steve Sunderman, RA, LEED AP/BD+C, BPI is a licensed architect, LEED Accredited Professional with Building Design + Construction Specialty (LEED AP/BD+C), Building Performance Institute (BPI) Analyst and is a certified pervious concrete technician. His many years of diversified architectural experience include extensive design, project management, energy conservation and environmental equity for a wide variety of stakeholders & building types throughout the United States and the Middle East. Since the early 1970’s, he has promoted alternative energy, environmental conservation and equitable facilities design, often focused on utilizing mass construction such as concrete. Most recently, he has provided educational seminars on resiliency, high-performance facilities, environmental sustainability & low impact stormwater management.

George Arnold

George Arnold has been a partner with Specified Materials for the last 30 years. He represents York Flashing that produces a full line of moisture control products and systems for both residential and commercial applications for the construction industry. George specializes in building envelope systems throughout North Carolina and South Carolina. He holds a Bachelors in English from UNC Charlotte.


June 2020

Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET
Topic: Aggregates 101 ( 1 HSW )
Featured Speaker: Kevin Vaughan

Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET
Topic: Dealing with the Challenge of Mid-rise Wood frame Construction (1 AIA LU )
Featured Speaker: Derek Hodgin

Meet the Speakers

Kevin Vaughan

Kevin Vaughan, P.E. is a Professional Engineer (P.E.) and is the Director of Technical Services for Vulcan Material Company, Mideast Division in Greensboro, NC. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Clemson University. Kevin has worked in the construction materials industry for 23 years and has worked with Vulcan Materials Company for 18 years.

Derek Hodgin

Derek A. Hodgin has over twenty-five (25) years of experience as an engineering consultant and is responsible for facility condition inspections, failure analysis, damage assessments, and forensic engineering investigations of all types of structures. Mr. Hodgin is licensed as a Professional Engineer in twenty-three (23) states. Mr. Hodgin’s experience includes failure analysis of a wide variety of building envelope and roof systems. Additionally, Mr. Hodgin has been involved with design, permitting, construction management, and failure analysis of a wide variety of civil and coastal projects such as residential and commercial developments, marinas, docks, shoreline stabilization and retaining systems, basin and channel dredging.

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