Design and Wellness in Educational Settings, presented by Amanda Gale
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.
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.