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EventsUniversity of Houston: Fire Emergency Response and Repairs
Wednesday, August 11 | 9:45 – 10:45 AM CDT
|Hosted by 2021 TPTA Annual Conference & Tradeshow|
Keys to Efficiency: Climate, Energy, and Buildings
Tuesday, August 17 | 12:15 – 1:00 PM CDT
|Hosted by Kansas City Sports & Sustainability Symposium|
Randall Braun, PE
The Kansas City Sports & Sustainability Symposium at the Kansas City Chiefs' Arrowhead Stadium will convene regional professional and collegiate sports teams and venues, concessionaires, business and public leaders, and athletes to explore how the industry can make plays to advance healthier, more sustainable communities.
Programming will cover sustainability partnerships, efficiency within our built environment, and local action across environmental and social fronts. The day will be a combination of keynotes and panels, with ample time for networking and engaging with other event attendees. We will also have a small 'Vendor Showcase' for our sponsors with some select services/products on display.
We encourage you to include the ticket add-on to our post-event reception and a ticket to the Royals vs. Astros game that evening.
Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop 2021
Thursday, August 19 | 9:00 AM - 4:30PM EDT
The team will present between 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Interested in testing the structural potential of terra cotta outside common façade applications, Studio Gang designed a large-scale prototype that investigates the material’s compressive capability. Influenced by historic assembly methods as well as new fabrication technologies, the pointed-arch prototype (nicknamed “Archey”) demonstrates the spanning potential of this carbon-efficient building material by tensioning individual, extruded terra cotta units into a single, monolithic construction. Loosening the high-strength tensioning cables allows the entire prototype to be easily disassembled and reinstalled without waste. By reintroducing large-scale, structural terra cotta applications into production and use, the design demonstrates the environmental and functional possibilities of a modular, reusable, and low-carbon construction system.
Embodied Carbon and the Concrete Industry: What you need to know
Wednesday, October 19 | 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM EST
|Hosted by American Concrete Institute Convention|
Kelly Roberts PE, SE, LEED AP BD+C
Buildings alone account for 40% of the global greenhouse gas emissions. Two thirds of that total impact is from operational emissions while the remainder is from embodied emissions. Embodied emissions include all the emissions required to produce everything that goes into our buildings – the structure, enclosure and all the materials inside. Between now and 2050, half of the new construction emissions between now and then will be from embodied carbon. Therefore, the industry has begun to take action and groups like AIA 2030, Architecture 2030, SE2050, and USGBC have shifted their focus to include embodied carbon. In order to address this issue, we need to take steps to quantify and then reduce our impact. We can do this using a process called Whole Building Lifecycle Assessment (WBLCA). More and more project teams are using WBLCA as a design tool and are discussing decarbonizations strategies. As such, design professionals are actively and looking for low carbon material alternatives. Since cement is such a ubiquitous and carbon-intensive material, it is definitely at the center of these discussions. It’s important that the concrete industry be aware of what is being discussed in the market and how this will affect our industry in the future as this trend grows. This presentation will also look at examples of how this translates to the design documents, the specifications and ultimately the concrete mix designs.
* This event will take place in-person and will be broadcasted virtually.
Transdisciplinary Solution Finding for Accelerated Structure Delivery
Wednesday, October 20 | 11:15 – 11:55 AM MST
|Hosted by 23rd LCI Congress|
Scott D. Martin PE, LEED AP
Building projects continue to get larger and more complex, yet pressure to open these projects sooner results in tighter schedules and less time to figure a project out prior to building it. Often changes in building designs due to late decision making, deferred designs, or means and methods necessities lead to cost increases, schedule delays and finger pointing. IPD multi-party contractual agreements can set the stage for a more collaborative team environment, but what about Design-Build or CM-at-Risk projects when the financial success or failure has been shifted mostly to the builder? It is more imperative than ever to figure the complete project out virtually prior to building it. In this presentation we will look – through project examples – at how project risks can be reduced, schedules can be improved, and structures can be more comprehensively solved by a transdisciplinary team focused on all systems of the building working together to get the structure out of the ground quickly with the risks greatly reduced for the project team.
Achieving Team Trust - Embracing Different Perspectives
Wednesday, November 3 | 1:30 – 3:00 PM MDT
|Hosted by Design-Build Conference & Expo 2021|
Scott D. Martin PE, LEED AP
This panel will follow the highly acclaimed closing general session from the 2020 DBIA National Conference that featured a discussion among design professionals about their perspectives and recommendations for the design-build process. This panel will provide a more balanced set of perspectives in the same candid conversational style. Each panelist represents and brings perspective from a different place in the project organization chart, including a private-sector owner, lead design-builder, prime AE, key design consultant and key Trade Contractor. A skilled facilitator will moderate, posing provocative questions to each panelist that will provide the basis for them to share their perspective and opinion about key issues. A point-counterpoint discussion dynamic is anticipated to spur discussion and thought about how differing perspectives can be harmonized to achieve true collaborative effort.
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