This session explores how health care codes, regulations, and design guidelines impact the acoustical comfort of patients, their families, and building occupants. Participants will learn how acoustics has a positive impact on the design of healthcare facilities including hospitals and trauma centers, laboratories, and assistive living facilities.
Topics discussed include daylighting strategies available through the integration of structural sandwich panels, energy conservation, enhancements, options, form and aesthetics. The many benefits to health, productivity, safety and sustainable design will be discussed, as well as specialty applications including explosion venting, blast resistance, OSHA fall through protection and hurricane resistance
The presentation reviews the foundations of glass selection and explores options for meeting both aesthetic and performance goals. Covering the glass manufacturing process and the basics of performance measurement, it also provides a comprehensive overview of float and coated glass choices—and related fabrication decisions—that can affect the final appearance of the glass façade.
Master class on the latest specialty tax benefits and strategies in recent CARES Act of 2020-2021, Coronavirus Relief and Tax Extenders Bill that just renewed some important original Energy Policy Act incentives for the design of energy-efficient buildings and renewable energy.