The Business of Architecture

This program encompasses course offerings that may benefit the professional in a variety of ways. Courses may involve the financial aspects of the practice, marketing, innovations, case studies and management issues. Additionally, courses will be included that inform the practitioner about tools available to make the learner a better architect, and organizations and standards that can provide similar professional growth. Users can search the catalog using CSI division numbers, keywords, manufacturer names, or product descriptions.

A World of Plastics: Designing Practical Solutions

Program: The Business of Architecture

Discarded plastic is piling up around the world and pooling in the ocean drawing increased attention from global corporations, NGOs and consumers. From campaigns & commitments to use less plastic (especially single-use and hard-to-recycle plastic) to initiatives for Building Product manufacturers to make products differently and create better recycling streams, there are many efforts underway to find new solutions that improve the lives of people and our ecosystems. Academic and manufacturing / recycler points of view will showcase the life cycle of plastic building products and explore opportunities for organizations of all sizes to be part of the solution. Presenters will explore and discuss opportunities to develop new business models, innovations & multi-stakeholder approaches.

Can Your Spec Reverse Global Warming?

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

IDCEC Course No. CEU-109303 Your IDCEC member credits will be reported for you.

This course is a recording of a presentation from GreenBuild 2018. According to experts, carbon emissions from the built environment need to peak within the next 15 years for Earth to have a chance of staying below the global warming tipping point. Within that same time period, 900 billion square feet of new buildings/major renovations will be constructed globally. The building sector is the world’s single largest emitter of Green House Gases (GHGs), accounting for 30-40% of total global GHG emissions. Although operational emissions account for more of a building's carbon footprint over its entire life, between now and 2050, half of the carbon footprint of that 900 B ft2 will be embodied carbon. To address this, manufacturers must reduce the carbon footprint of building products. This session will equip manufacturers, architects, designers, and other building industry professionals with specific and practical strategies for selecting products and materials that reduce embodied carbon emissions and move the industry toward making carbon-storing products the rule, rather than the exception. This course presents experts in climate-friendly design, product manufacturing and specification writing who will empower students to ensure their daily work contributes to creating a climate fit for life.

Cast-Iron Architecture: Its History and Future

Program: The Business of Architecture

Tracing the history of cast-iron as a building material, this CEU also showcases the rich history of CornellCookson as an American family business that played a significant role in developing the early New York skyline.

Design Firm Management Series: Staying In Front of Your Customers

Program: The Business of Architecture

For the good of your practice: This lively video features construction marketing expert Jim Nowakowski discussing how your design/architectural service can get a better understanding of the market today in view of ongoing "Digital Disruption." The course will give you a better understanding of the tools available to help keep your services relevant, and of your own value in the scheme of business today.

Design Firm Management Series: Staying in Front of Your Customers By Telephone

Program: The Business of Architecture

The program will discuss how architects can get a better understanding of the market today in regards to servicing their customers through the use of personal contact: calling. You will gain a better understanding of the different types of phone techniques to keep specialized services forefront to their customers.

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