We will provide an overview of the history of energy generation and how electricity rapidly changed how buildings function. We will explore how architects can prepare for the continuing changes in the industry. We will also discuss the concept of electrification and how utility companies are planning for its future use in their delivery of power with the goal of carbon reduction.
Leading a design firm offers a variety of unique challenges and opportunities. An unpredictable business environment and quickening pace of change requires firm owners to adapt, but how can firm owners proactively prepare for growth in uncertain times? We will explore strategies for business planning and effective management within an environment of unpredictability, including case studies illustrating best practices.
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.