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EventsNight School 25: Fundamentals of Earthquake Engineering for Building Structures
February 8 - April 19 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM ET
PDH Credits: 1.5 PDH per session (up to 12.0 PDH)
Rafael Sabelli, SE
- The principles of earthquake engineering
- The application of those principles in the fundamental procedures of seismic design
- How the material properties of steel are utilized in seismic design
Available as an 8-session package or individual live sessions.
Session 1: Feb. 8
Session 2: Feb. 22
Session 3: March 1
Session 4: March 8
Session 5: March 15
Session 6: March 22
Session 7: March 29
Session 8: April 19
Integrated Project Delivery
Monday, April 12 | 12:00 PM EDT
Course Number - AIACE101
This course is 1.5 LUs
|Hosted by||Walter P Moore|
Aaron White, PE
Project schedules and increasing design aspirations demand improved modes of project delivery over traditional methods. This seminar explores an innovation in project delivery that integrates the entire design timeline from concept to fabrication. The benefits to this approach include tighter coordination between building elements, better implementation of the owner’s design intent, and shorter schedules.
Blueprint for Success: Mining Architecture's Approach to EDI for Inspiration in Engineering and Steel Professions
Monday, April 12 | 12:00 -1:30 PM CDT
|Hosted by||NASCC: The Virtual Steel Conference|
Amanda Dean, PE, and Rebekah Gandy, AIA, LEED AP, Gensler
Structural steel, engineering, and architecture are innately intertwined industries. Each profession consists of skillful, creative practitioners who are passionate about their contributions to the built environment. We naturally understand that uniting our individual skill sets with those of our adjacent industries is vital for success, yet the value of embracing diversity within our own field is often overlooked. By making a conscious effort to be aware of and to accept the diverse realities of the individuals we build for, we gain valuable perspectives into our problem-solving approaches, opening the door to increased innovation. The programs, research, and conversations around EDI in the architecture world is currently outpacing the work done in engineering and steel professions. By evaluating the most effective programming generated by architecture professional organizations, universities, and companies, we have an opportunity to more effectively implement successful EDI programs in the steel professions and engineering industry and to build a more equitable and innovative AEC community.
The Elephant in the Room - Embodied Carbon in Practice
Thursday, April 22 | 2:45 - 3:45 PM PT
1 General LFA CE credit
|Hosted by||Living Future 21|
Dirk Kestner, PE, LEED AP BD+C, ENV SP
Director of Sustainable Design
- Describe the impacts of steel and concrete emissions on global emissions, and in relation to emissions from building operations
- Apply embodied carbon goals to current projects as a new method of environmental measurement
- Gain a better understanding of LBC and LEED Life-Cycle credits, and how material choices impact the results
- List strategies, methods, technologies, and priorities for reducing project emissions resulting from the construction, renovation, and demolition
Emissions from the manufacture of steel and concrete for infrastructure and buildings is roughly equal to the annual building operations emissions globally. This session will provide clear definitions and goals for embodied energy in architecture and engineering, and will explore emerging technologies to reduce the emissions from these materials.
Transitioning to a Hybrid Remote Firm
Monday, April 26 | 1:15 – 2:00 PM EDT
|Hosted by||ACEC Annual Convention|
Jim Jacobi, PE
As the world prepares to emerge from the impacts of the COVID 19, some firms are rethinking the way they will work post pandemic, including having a much larger contingent of employees working from home on a more regular basis. This session will explore issues that should be addressed in order to ensure a successful transition to the new working environment. Considerations for changes to employee policies, office configurations, work from home technology, innovative internal and external collaboration strategies and others will be discussed.
Guidelines For Handling a Cyber Security Breach
Wednesday, April 28 | 1:15 – 2:00 PM EDT
|Hosted by||ACEC Annual Convention|
Cybersecurity is key to keeping your IT systems up and running just as IT is key to keeping your business running. This session will highlight areas you should be addressing before, during, and after an incident occurs. It’ll also address how having an incident response plan can increase the speed of recovery and maybe even aid with your next insurance renewal cycle. Join us as we discuss ways to improve all phases of incident response cycle: Prevention, Detection/Response, Recover/Improve to help prevent what you can and respond faster when an incident does happen.
Designing for Lasting Impact - The Science Behind Enclosure Design and Performance
Friday, May 14 | 12:00 PM EDT
|Hosted by||Walter P Moore|
- Explore the pros and cons of an architectural cladding and cavity wall design with the waterproofing assembly.
- Summarize the performance characteristics of a mega panel unitized system, including the continuous insulation and weather-resistive barrier layers.
- Describe the fabrication engineering process of glass and metal mega panel unitized systems, including mock-up, testing and installation procedures.
- Apply insulation and waterproofing design concepts to the case study project.
Restoring Texas’ Historic Art Deco Icon
Thursday, May 20 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM ET
Jeffrey Kobes, PE, SE and
Jackie Byndas Prakhov, PE
- Identify Non-Destructive and Destructive Investigation Methods for Historic Renovation Projects
- Discuss differences in restoration and historical restoration standards
- Process, considerations, and challenges for historic façade repair
- Process, considerations, and challenges for historic waterproofing repairs
Dallas, Texas boasts world-renowned architecture, including the Hall of State building at Fair Park. This National Historic Landmark, constructed in 1936 for the World’s Fair, is considered the most significant Art Deco building in the State of Texas. To this day, it remains an important centerpiece for the State Fair of Texas, greeting two million visitors annually. Despite its status, continued use left the icon crumbling and plagued by leaks, putting historic artifacts at risk. Walter P Moore was enlisted to assess the damage extent of the limestone veneer and determine the sources of water infiltration. Upon completion of the investigation, repairs were designed for the deteriorated limestone veneer, long term water infiltration at the plaza and basement, roof leaks, deteriorated sealant at the historic windows, and determining the appropriate cleaning methods for the iconic, soft, Cordova Cream limestone cladding. Preserving historic buildings also brings additional challenges, including material compatibility, efforts to retain historic building materials, ensuring repairs will not impact the historic aesthetic, and meeting Texas Historical Commission requirements. This presentation will discuss overcoming the challenges of delivering the Hall of State project in time for the world-renowned Texas State Fair.
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