Demonstrates how energy-efficiency goals—when addressed beginning in schematic design—can be successfully achieved, saving valuable resources such as design-time and client budgets
This program will discuss thin brick manufacturing, sustainability and unique brick detailing when thin clay brick is employed in building design.
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.
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
To discuss Masonry Veneer Rainscreens and the wide variety of potential uses for them including new and renovation applications. This course covers how to meet the requirements of the Energy Code when utilizing these assemblies.
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.
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.