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.

Optimized Design, Efficient Construction: How One Company Successfully Constructed a Massive Timber Project

Program: Architecture, Design and Building Science

This case study presentation offers a rare opportunity to learn about mass timber from a company that built one of the largest cross-laminated timber (CLT) projects in the US – a five-story, 156,000-square-foot office building in Hillsboro, Oregon. Swinerton Builders, which undertook all aspects of construction in-house, shares information on procurement and erection not easily found through other sources. Insights will cover preconstruction activities, including design optimization, proper use of BIM to manage the many prefabricated elements inherent in a large mass timber project, and phasing techniques. Site logistics, quality management, field production, and erection details are also discussed.

 

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Setting "Green" Purchase Boundaries

This course is an in-depth case study starting with the entry of certified wood into the retail market in 1994, fast forwarding to the crescendo of the activist campaigns in 1999 and ending with the 2018 cleaning chemicals policy. Learners will hear the strategic planning and decision making process on proactive sustainable sourcing. The course begins with a brief overview of how a retailer manages scores of sustainability concerns, what are considered to be material issues and how those considerations are prioritized. Additionally, learners will hear how instead of waiting for codes or laws, retailers can set purchasing boundaries for product standards in order that they would have less of an environmental impact than standard products.

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