Lisa Carey Moore presents healthy building materials

Lisa Carey Moore presents healthy building materials

Products used on a project can have significant and enduring health effects—not only on your building's occupants, but on the community where the products are made and on the workers who manufacture and install them.  Products may also have significant impact on the planet, through extraction, manufacturing, and eventual disposal. So where does one start when trying to incorporate healthier materials into a project?  The presentation shares case studies that highlight the challenges to, and opportunities for, bringing healthier materials into your next building projects, or your daily practice as a designer of any kind. Ms. Carey Moore's stories highlight lessons learned from her involvement with a range of Living Building Challenge project types, including educational centers, a large laboratory building, and renovation of existing buildings.  Links Living Building Challenge Materials Integrated Eco Strategy Presentation Video https://youtu.be/jsR2orr0r28...
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Russel Chapman presents the Sustainable Forest Initiatives

Russel Chapman presents the Sustainable Forest Initiatives

Russel Chapman‘s career has spanned multiple facets of the AEC world. He is an architectural consultant for Sierra Pacific Windows where he works directly with the architecture and design community helping to guide their decisions to best match their client expectations. Mr. Chapman speaks about the Sustainable Forest Initiative: the initiative’s principles; objectives; performance measures; indicators and history. It is imperative for us to understand Forest Certification and how growing our forests, in a sustainable manner, contributes toward green building strategies by sequestering carbon and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Links Sustainable Forest Initiative Sierra Pacific Windows Presentation Video https://youtu.be/n8_hPNKRNwo...
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Christopher Ling presents on the topics of Forensic Architecture and the Design Standard of Care

Christopher Ling presents on the topics of Forensic Architecture and the Design Standard of Care

In this talk, Christopher D. Ling, Principal of ARCHforensic, explains what Forensic Architecture is. It covers the design standard of care; what the architect’s responsibility is; design intent vs. construction coordination; means and methods;  common construction mistakes; inspection techniques; new technology and real life examples. Links https://archforensic.com/ Presentation Video https://youtu.be/wd8b9lz1HrU...
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Alison Moynihan presents her hopes for the Panelized Construction Industry

Alison Moynihan presents her hopes for the Panelized Construction Industry

Everyone wants to invent an easier, cheaper, higher quality way to build; and panelized or modularized construction looks like it has the potential to provide that dream. Unfortunately, like most inventions, it is not the idea that is powerful it is the details (and the people) that actually make it work. Panelized or modularized construction comes in hundreds of different forms and offers a lot of potential benefits, but it also has its difficulties. This is an attempt to clarify what the challenges are and what some of the current systems really offer. Alison is currently a Project Manager, Energy Consultant and Assistant Structural Designer for Foard Panel. Alison is a certified energy geek with a specialty in Structural Insulated Panels and a passion for finding practical and sustainable solutions for building design problems. Alison lives in Keene, NH in a terribly inefficient 19th century brick apartment building and dreams of knowing enough to help build a "good enough" building. Links Foard Panel Presentation...
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Jaron Vos presents on installing windows in insulated walls

Jaron Vos presents on installing windows in insulated walls

Fenestration openings are a critical component of the building envelope, especially in today's sustainable, energy-efficient buildings. Join us to discuss the impact of exterior insulation on fenestration installation design. Jaron Vos is the manager of the Architectural Solutions team at Pella Corporation, one of the nation’s top manufacturers of windows and doors. Jaron leverages his education in construction engineering and 16 years of experience as he leads Pella’s team of Architects, engineers and technicians responsible for solving fenestration application problems for Pella’s customers.  Links Pella Windows & Doors Presentation Video https://youtu.be/yV61h4bgZes...
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