Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Atlantic Wharf (in the Fort Point Room)
290 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
Two blocks from South Station on the Red Line. Parking is available in the parking garage between Sorelle Café & Boloco (282 Congress Street and 284 Congress Street) for a $12 flat rate if you enter after 5:00PM.
5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Registration & Refreshments
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Presentation & Discussion
7:00 - 7:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
Participants will earn 1.0 AIA CES Learning Unit (LU/HSW) for their attendance. Attendance is free and open to all; please invite colleagues. We will serve refreshments and hors d'oeuvres. Space is limited to the first 100 guests to register.
ABOUT THE EVENT
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. These designs – typically consisting of noncombustible, combustible, or limited combustible construction over one- and two-story Type I concrete platforms – blur the lines between residential and commercial-grade construction, creating “light commercial” buildings often disguised as more robust commercial-grade structures. 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.
After attending this seminar, participants will be able to:
- Understand why podium construction is in high demand.
- Identify beneficial provisions and limitations related to implementing building code requirements for podium construction.
- Recognize key differences between residential, light commercial, and commercial grade construction and varying approaches to podium construction in use today.
- Discuss how durability and economics play a role in selecting structural and building enclosure components for podium projects.
Joshua B. Kivela, P.E. | Associate Principal
Nathan B. Wittasek, P.E., CFEI, LEED AP, CASp | Principal
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Facilities Managers
- Property Managers