Upcoming Events

September 20, 2018 4:00 p.m. / Washington, DC

Examining Building Enclosures with Combustible Materials

Following a series of exterior fires in high-rise buildings around the globe, the fire protection industry has taken a closer look at the role exterior wall construction played in these events and how fire protection strategies can adapt. In this seminar, we will review recent examples of these fires and share current trends in exterior wall design.
September 20, 2018 5:00 p.m. / AIA San Francisco, Hallidie Building

Maximizing Future Building Value by Increasing Durability, Improving Recovery Potential, and Reducing Maintenance Costs

Whether designing a new project or flipping an existing building, there are steps project teams can take to design building enclosures and structural systems that withstand the test of time. In this presentation, we will discuss how focusing on recovery in a resilience context can also encourage building design that can accommodate changes in use and provide flexibility for the long term without significant future investment.
September 26, 2018 5:30 p.m. / SGH New York

Considerations for AEC Teams Working in Buildings with Older Structural Systems

Speaker(s): Steven Hall
Older buildings are integral to the culture and character of metropolitan areas, but can present challenges in adaptive reuse projects. In this presentation, we will discuss common limitations of older structures and how teams can navigate these challenges to create a modern space within the confines of the existing building.