Online Continuing Education
Walter P Moore experts are facilitating distance learning for industry partners. During this time of social distancing, there is an increased opportunity for valuable conversation and learning. We encourage all attendees to join the meeting using the video webcam feature so we can see all participants during the call and have better participation, should technology permit.
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Learning Unit (LU) hours may be available.
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AIA CES Course Number - ASD 111
for Walter P Moore (K300)
This course is 1.0 LU.
While commissioning of many building systems has existed for many years, Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) is relatively new to the design and construction industries. This presentation will provide an overview of the practice of BECx and its benefits and then dive further into the various approaches as defined by industry standards.
Upon completing the course participants will be able to:
- Describe the general function and performance requirements of the building enclosure
- Describe the process of BECx with an understanding of the value the process can bring to a project;
- Describe the various stages of BECx and the deliverables typically produced; and
- Identify the various codes and standards bodies that have incorporated BECx into them
AIA CES Course Number - AWR 001
This course is 1.0 LU.
Tuesday, June 16
12:00 - 1:00 PM CT
Andy Yung, PE, CFM, D.WRE
This is a course in communicating risk, particularly flood risk, and is intended to serve as a basis for further discussion regarding how we refer to various magnitudes of flooding and how we communicate that information to those at risk in a way that is meaningful.
- Explain what a 100-year flood is and is not.
- Broadly define the uncertainty associated with flood risk.
- Describe the problems with communicating the previous objectives to the public.
- Communicate flood risks effectively to clients for the purpose of building more flood resilient communities.
Thursday, June 18
12:00 - 1:00 PM CT
Mark Williams, PhD, PE, SE, PEng
Managing Director, Houston Diagnostics
This webinar utilizes the ASCE Infrastructure Report Card as a framework to discuss a standardized process and procedures for conducting inspections and condition assessments of critical infrastructure assets (bridges, dams, water treatment plants, power plants, etc). Inspection procedure recommendations are provided to aid a qualified team leader in carrying out the planning, observation, classification, and documentation of the physical condition of the asset. Condition assessment procedures are discussed to determine the need and priority of maintenance, repair, or rehabilitation actions based on information obtained from the structural inspection. The intent is to provide a systematic and proactive program for managing and maintaining critical infrastructure assets.
- Identify four types of critical infrastructure assets.
- Understand how infrastructure assets are graded.
- Recognize the difference between inspection and condition assessment.
- Understand the planning, observation, classification, and documentation process for inspection.
- Understand how the condition assessment process can be used for managing and maintaining critical infrastructure assets.
Past Session Recordings
Presenter: Gustav Fagerström
Enclosure Engineering finds itself in the middle of an unprecedented upheaval of established norms, from perspectives of design as well as project delivery. This comes with the advent of ever more advanced digital/computational tools, increasingly stringent demands on building performance, energy use and carbon emissions, and the introduction of new materials and fabrication methods—all while maintaining the highest architectural standards. To this end, this workshop aims to expand on how we may leverage strategically positioned partnerships and collaborations and specialty knowledge, in order to educate stakeholders, maintain quality of the end product, and manage risk. Four professionals who together encompass architecture, engineering, applied research and fabrication – with special knowledge in building skins – will each present case studies from their respective field of expertise.
Presenter: Eileen Phan
Today we live in an era of Data. Data can be stored and shared in many different ways. One huge way our industry has needed to work with data in its raw form has been Interoperability. Varying interoperability tools have been developed/used across many companies. In this session, we will learn the simplicity behind Walter P Moore's interoperability tools and how a simple storage method allows for accessibility by non-programmers and rapid adaptation for additional tools such as quantity tracking, change management/incorporation, model comparisons, and data visualization evolved from it. Join us, you might find a simpler method that works for you and your team as well.
Presenter: Timon Hazell
Make your hard work count 3X over. Don’t choose one platform for Automation and Process Workflows in your companies. Buckle down, learn some python and make your hard work platform agnostic. We now have three powerhouse engines to accomplish the impossible in shorter timelines: Dynamo, Grasshopper with Rhino.Inside and pyRevit. Timon Hazell will share an example and current questions they are answering at Walter P Moore to build libraries that are reusable regardless of the platform of choice. Join us to walk through a cross-platform example.
Host: Kadim Alasady
Grasshopper scripts can quickly become complex and immense to sift through. While working on complex stadium and arena projects, an approach evolved into modularizing the script by creating clusters that can be stored as "user objects" for ease of accessibility. This approach has helped in simplifying scripts and decreasing troubleshooting time. Moreover, with decreasing visual complexity of the scripts, many team members find it increasingly palatable to dive into Grasshopper scripting without being overwhelmed. The hope is to break down the complexity of Grasshopper script so that early adopters aren't dissuaded from acquiring a skillset that can drastically increase productivity.
Panel Discussion with Aaron White, PE
If you are struggling to learn how to adapt your business to a fast paced, ever-changing climate of technology in practice, this is the panel for you! Join us in hearing how these AEC Tech Leaders are driving transformation from within their firms. We won’t pull any punches, we want to know their successes and failures. How else can we grow as an industry without an honest conversation? Bring your challenges, this is your chance to engage in meaningful conversation about the transitional issues you are facing. We will explore real world ways to foster innovation within an established company. Not all companies have the same culture, these three panelists will also discuss how culture in their firms has either fostered or inhibited change. We expect in all this you will uncover ideas you can use to help your business during the rapid change in the industry.
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