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.
Southeast Concrete Masonry Association (SCMA) has created a Concrete Masonry Academy designed to provide monthly education webinars on a variety of topics for all industry professionals at no cost.
The SCMA will continue to focus on the design and construction of Concrete Masonry buildings. The instructors will include member experts along with other industry presenters. Each webinar will offer either AIA-CES Learning Units and Professional Development Hours.
Owners are realizing the value of incorporating sustainable design and materials into their facilities has on the environment, building efficiency, and occupant health. Many owners are now shifting traditional sustainability coordination efforts from architects of record to consultants who specialize in sustainability and may or may not be architects.
This course will describe Insulation and it’s associated applications in commercial low-slope roofing related to energy-efficient design, fire resistance, code compliance and enhancing building resiliency.
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.