Join this free webinar as AIA Contract Documents Committee members, who are experienced design firm practitioners, review the various families of documents and examine how to select the appropriate Owner/Architect agreements to fit your project size and complexity. Presenters discuss their own projects as case studies during a panel discussion that includes the process of selecting, negotiating and drafting AIA contracts.
The ABA Forum, in conjunction with the AIA, has assembled an expert panel to lift up the curtain and explore some of the key changes, the bases for the changes, and how they are being interpreted and applied in the industry, including the individuals who were integrally involved in drafting these documents. Whether you are a construction lawyer, consultant, or an industry practitioner, you won't want to miss this important program for a summary of the key changes, from the perspective of project owners and construction managers.
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.
COVID-19 has spurred one of the most intense economic downturns of our time. The pandemic has shifted the profession to a virtual workforce overnight and 2020 graduates are entering the profession with a lot of unknowns. Starting your career in the midst of a recession can be intimidating, but architects learned a few lessons in 2009. Join architects who entered the workforce during the Great Recession of 2008 as they speak to their own experiences, share some practical steps to move towards economic stability, and offer guidance on how to maintain mental well-being and build a resilient career.
This session will review the impact COVID-19 will have on building design and systems as it relates to acoustics, technology, and lighting design. Acoustically, the workplace will require redesigning. The current high-density hoteling of workers will not be accepted in the future due to social distancing. This will impact office acoustics as well as noise levels within restaurants.Over the last 3 months, the A/E industry has found that most of us can work from a laptop and if we have a high-speed connection, can work from home. We have been remotely doing that at client meetings and job sites for years. It is the actual production work that is more efficient on larger and multiple monitors that will create the challenge.
Given the varied use of educational facility spaces – from classrooms to kitchens to gymnasiums - the selection of proper floor and wall surfaces is a complex decision involving many environmental considerations. The right system protects your investment, the wrong system could result in costly repairs, damage to the building and its contents, possibly an early replacement, regulatory citation or disruption to students and faculty. During the presentation, the presenter will discuss the following learning objectives to get a better understanding of resinous floor and wall surfaces for educational facilities.
Participants will describe impact of background noise on speech and privacy Participants will discuss acoustical importance of absorptive materials Participants will describe impact of wall and ceiling construction on acoustics Participants will list requirements for environmental noise, background noise, speech privacy and sound isolation
The evolving construction industry, recent code changes, increasing sustainability requirements and challenging economy are just some of the factors increasing demand for safe, healthy, high performance educational facilities. Today’s schools are more than just buildings; they are interactive learning environments. They are gathering places. They are safe havens for the community. This presentation will discuss recommendations on how to design and build high performance, sustainable and resilient schools, with reduced life-cycle costs. The benefits of prefabrication and off-site construction will be identified in the context of precast/prestressed concrete architectural and structural building solutions. And case studies will highlight high performance attributes - including optimization of numerous versatile, efficient and resilient building applications.