This seminar will examine the advancement of radiant heat and sound control for today's construction, and how it effects the tile and stone industry. Tile and stone have excellent heat conduction qualities, but not as exceptional for sound abatement. Combining the two can be confusing, and if not properly addressed. could cause failure in the tile or stone floor. However, with proper details and specifications, the combination of in floor heat and sound control could offer a long term, maintenance free flooring assembly that adds great value to a project.
Sustainable projects offer exciting opportunities for the construction industry to drive positive change by reducing negative environmental impacts, improving energy efficiency, and enhancing the health of building occupants.
As an architect, owner, or contractor, properly documenting your projects through contracts documents is one of the most important things you can do to minimize risk and avoid litigation. However, completing these contract documents can be confusing and you may have many questions throughout the process.
This course has been designed to acquaint the viewer with the many aspects of Fire and Life Safety Code Requirements and how those Code Requirements affect egress and building design.
This course will describe the many benefits of using a white reflective PVC roofing membrane for the benefit of saving energy and reducing the use of fossil fuels. The decision of which buildings to use PVC roofs will be discussed on how the uses tie into the building use to minimize occupant disruption.
Mark R. LePage is the Partner in Charge of Operations at Fivecat Studio Architecture, a leading residential architecture firm located in Westchester County, New York. Mark and his wife, architect Annmarie McCarthy, launched Fivecat Studio in 1999 at the age of 29 with no money and no clients. Together they have grown the regional firm to a staff of six, managing projects worth more than $10 million. Mark is the founder of Entrepreneur Architect, this online education resource inspiring architects to build better businesses. He launched the blog in 2007 as a personal project to document ideas for business success. In 2012, Mark relaunched Entrepreneur Architect at EntreArchitect.com and introduced the The Entrepreneur Architect Podcast. Working to become an influential force in the profession, Mark’s mission is to teach sole proprietors, small firm architects and students the importance of business success in the profession of architecture.
The EPIC Metals Course covers the use of Architecturally aesthetic design solutions for open structure projects ranging from simple canopies to huge airport concourses. EPIC can provide over 70 different profiles of Acoustic and Non-Acoustic Roof and Floor deck, all intended to provide a finished Architectural ceiling while functioning as a major Structural component of the project. Many types of projects—schools, gymnasiums, Natatoriums, canopies, transportation facilities, conference centers, wellness facilities, multi-tenant buildings, perforated architectural screening, and more are addressed.
Learn about the latest trend in interior design: Biophilic Design, which is the incorporation of natural elements using design techniques to improve the environment, employee well-being and productivity. This presentation is more than just theory, it offers case studies and data that back up this type of design and shows how retail, commercial, school, health and hospital buildings and employees can benefit substantially by incorporating the principles of biophilic design. From water features, daylighting, acoustic treatments, sounds and natural imagery to analogs of nature and elevated visual planes, the techniques and materials to invoke them are available for the next generation of design.