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
Provides a comparison of the functional and physical features of PMR systems to conventional low-slope roofing applications and includes a discussion about the ASCE 7 standard and its impact on wind uplift design and how weather events such as hail impact roof design.
AIA Winston-Salem's ACTIVATE project planned for October 21st, 2020, will engage our design community in a charrette to explore opportunities within H.O.P.E.'s current facilities for a kitchen classroom. We are actively seeking those in the community with a passion for design to join us for this event! Email email@example.com to register.
Scott Best, MBA is the Executive Director at H.O.P.E. of Winston-Salem a non-profit organization with the mission to use community-wide volunteer support to prepare and deliver nutritious meals to thousands of children in Forsyth County who are at risk for hunger via a food truck. Winston-Salem is one of the top cities in the entire United States for hunger in families with children. North Carolina and Louisiana are now the top states for hunger in children ages 0-4. One of every four children in North Carolina has insufficient food to meet nutritional needs! Come learn how H.O.P.E. is using their food truck to address this social is
Does your design firm perform repeat or similar work for the same client or from a consultant? Would you like to manage risk and streamline the contract process for these projects? Geared towards architects, this webinar will provide an overview of the AIA Master Agreements and Task Orders and explain how they can be used to provide a wide array of select services over the course of several projects.