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May 3

Using the New AISC and ASCE Specifications for Sustainable & Resilient Structural Stainless Steel Design

Stainless steel’s inherent strength, corrosion resistance, high recycled content, and performance under fire conditions make it an ideal choice for sustainable and resilient structural design.

November 17

The Benefits of Mass Timber for Community Spaces

With the built environment being responsible for nearly 40% of the country’s annual GhG emissions, using low-carbon mass timber systems is one way to help design a climate positive future. In addition to sustainability, aesthetics and occupant experience are often key drivers for the design of community-centric spaces such as cultural, recreational, and civic projects.

May 19

Municipal Timber: Reducing Embodied Carbon in our Cities through Code Change

One of the keys to making mass timber a go-to choice for designers and viable to owners is the changing building codes. The demand to reduce our carbon footprint and the willingness of municipalities to allow for new ways of building is leading to mass timber’s big moment. Join this special Trading Notes to learn how codes have changed to accommodate rising mass timber buildings and hear from the engineers and architects working on the projects.

December 9

Finding A Path to Decarbonization with Aluminum Extrusions: A Panel Discussion

For well over a decade, architects and developers have focused on reducing the carbon footprint of their projects. Through a combination of highly energy-efficient building systems, site-generated energy, and creative design, net-zero buildings have become not only feasible but also practical.

July 29

AEC Beyond Climate: Challenges and Commitments for 2030 and Beyond

Join this roundtable with AEC Leaders to discuss the challenges and commitments of the next decade and beyond as our standards are put to the test by a changing climate.

June 10

The Future of the Office: Acoustics, Material Health, and Occupant Comfort

What are some of the key ways architects and designers can improve occupant comfort in a space? How do we make spaces inviting so that employees want to return to the office? And how do we address spaces where people spend prolonged periods of time, such as educational or healthcare spaces?

November 5

Growing Home: Innovations in Wood Design for Multi-family Buildings

Engineered wood products like mass timber have been transforming the A&D industry. What’s next for the material? Increasingly U.S. architects and developers are exploring timber designs to address the nationwide housing shortage. This roundtable will show how designing with wood can create growth opportunities for owners and promote healthy and sustainable housing options for occupants. Drawing on a series of timber case studies, panelists will share lessons learned from working on multistory, multifamily projects including affordable housing and even college dormitories.

July 9

Women in BIM

Building Information Modeling (BIM) has been a major game changer in connecting the construction and architectural industry. The continued advancement in design, visualization, and construction coordination has flourished to help BIM specialists within firms of a multitude of sizes “model first and model best”. Even so, more can be done to not only attract, but also retain, female talent in a sector that is rapidly advancing. Cultivating supportive environments that share knowledge, skills, and best practices increase diversity and stand to benefit the entire industry.

June 4

Ghost Town: Converting Vacant Commercial Buildings into Housing

Throughout the pandemic, chatter about turning the waves of vacant office buildings into desperately needed housing has been circulating nonstop. With vaccination rates on the rise and employees trickling back into offices across the country, was this chatter a feasible reality or simply an echo that will be soon forgotten? It’s important to note this is not the first time New York has dealt with large swaths of vacancies or “ghost towns”. Converting offices or hotels into housing often means overcoming light and air requirements, costly upgrades, stubborn lease spans, and site-specific challenges.

May 13

Screen Time: Student Work Gets the Immersive Treatment

This one hour moderated panel is hosted by the Architect’s Newspaper in partnership with Eventscape. Gareth Brennan, the Founder & President of Eventscape, will give short opening remarks before turning the stage over to the speakers.

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