Convention Technical Sessions Announced


Technical sessions 1 and 2 will be held on Wednesday, July 30, and technical sessions 3 and 4 will be held on Friday, August 1.  Sessions are included in cost of registration and please register in advance.  Technical sessions include topics on Acoustics & Design, LEED, BIM and Environmental Solutions. 

Technical Session 1 – Acoustics & Design

“The Unseen Element: How Acoustics Affect the Human Experience in Your Design” – Steven Durr Designs, LLC – (1 LU/HSW)

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Wednesday July 30, 2014
9:00 am – 10:00 am CST

The sound of a room, or any space for that matter, can either serve to enhance or detract an experience.  Acoustics is often overlooked in the design of a space, even though the ability to hear, converse and feel comfortable matters a great deal to those who use it.  The relationship between a space and the people in it is directly related to an acoustic signature.  In this presentation, functionality and human element is relevant.  Participants will learn common sense items to consider when designing various venues, be it a restaurant, an auditorium or nursing home.  As architects, you control how people view a space.

 

  1. Explain the environmental, HSW, and financial reasons for using modular elements that integrate on a project.
  2. Describe different components in an integrated modular system for interior design and construction
  3. Recognize the implications of integrated modular systems and technology for the design and construction schedule, and from an HSW perspective.
  4. Compare and contrast the wellbeing, environmental and cost benefits of this approach to conventional interior construction.

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Technical Session 2 – DIRTT Environmental Solutions

“Integrated Modular Design & Construction for Sustainable Building Interiors” – Alicia Farrington, IIDA, LEED AP and Jennifer Jacobs, DIRTT Environmental Solutions, Atlanta – 1LU/HSW

DIRTT

Wednesday July 30, 2014
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Interior modular construction has evolved dramatically from the days of “tall furniture” with pool aesthetics, acoustics and limited adaptability.  This course explores integrated modular design and construction, and recent advances in technology that make it possible to integrate several modular systems at once.

These systems address environmental and HSW concerns at the same time as they speed up the design and construction process and achieve cost savings.  They are agile, responding rapidly to reconfiguration and reuse of component parts.  Technology is easily integrated and construction waste is virtually eliminated.  Learn more about this next generation of building construction and how it integrates with other building software and processes.

  1. Explain the environmental, HSW and financial reasons for using modular elements that integrate on a project.
  2. Describe the different components in an integrated modular system for interior design and construction
  3. Recognize the implications of integrated modular systems and technology for the design and construction schedule, and from an HSW perspective.
  4. Compare and contrast the wellbeing, environmental and cost benefits of this approach to conventional interior construction.

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Technical Session 3 – LEED

“A Visual Exploration: Integrating LEED into Architectural Design” – April Ambrose, Leed AP in BD&C, Territory Manager with Viridian (1LU/HSW) 

Friday August 1, 2014
1:30 – 2:30 pm

This presentation will feature LEED projects in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee.  Many visual images will be shown to help attendees understand architectural design issues in regards to projects seeking LEED for New Construction certification.  The relationship between high-performance design and LEED certified or ‘certifiable’ will be explored.  The benefits of integrative process will be stressed and critical timing will be defined for key design decisions in the LEED process.

Learning Objectives:

  • Relate examples of design issues related to LEED NC credits.
  • Describe the relationship between high-performance design and LEED certified or ‘certifiable’.
  • Identify benefits of an integrative process in pursuing LEED certification.
  • Define critical timing for key decisions in the LEED process

About April Ambrose, LEED AP in BD&C
Territory Manager with Viridian 

While this sustainability consulting firm is based in Little Rock, Arkansas, April is currently expanding the Viridian market from Arkansas into West Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama.  In the past 6 years she has been involved in over 100 LEED projects in nearly all the rating systems spanning 4 different versions and is currently the LEEDv4 liaison for the USGBC Arkansas Chapter.  She is a self-described ‘LEED-Nerd-Extraordinaire’.

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Technical Session 4 – BIM

“Full Benefits of BIM are only Unlocked when Collaboration is Maximized” 1LU/HSW

Yates

Friday August 1, 2014
2:45 – 3:45 pm

This is not easy. Historic contract methodology leans toward every company for themselves risk aversion (Adam Smith approach). This discussion will look at reducing to total risk on the project by addressing it virtually, then sharing the risk to the projects’ total benefit (Nash Equilibrium approach). The end result is less risk, that is better managed, and a happier client. It all comes down to getting a better contract in place when we start. Presented by Benjamin Crosby, Yates Construction

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