Podiums are popular building features because they allow owners to maximize the number of stories in a structure, increase unit density, and lower construction costs. In this presentation, we will highlight changes to the ninth edition of the Massachusetts State Building Code related to podium-style construction and explore best practices for durable and safe design.
May 17, 2018 4:00pm / District Architecture Center
Troublesome building issues can occur at any time and range in severity from minor nuisances to major defects. In response, project teams often conduct a forensic investigation to identify the causes and consequences of these issues. In this presentation, we will discuss the methodology behind building-related forensics and explore recent examples.
It is critical that we learn from failures lest we repeat the mistakes that cause them. While analyzing structural failures can involve complex technical and procedural issues, common themes repeat themselves. In this seminar, we will review lessons learned from catastrophic failures and explore the responses to these incidents.
We are at an exciting time in the design and construction profession. Using computational approaches, we can develop multiple solution options for problems faced by architects, developers, and contractors. We can provide more and better technical information for projects than ever before. In this seminar, we will show this innovation through case studies from actual projects.