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Technology Trends in Design and Construction

  • Tuesday, April 18, 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Connor O'Neill's, 318 South Main Street, Ann Arbor MI 48104


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“Technology Trends in Design and Construction” 

AIA /WCA Joint Continuing Education Event

Join us for a day long event and with *5* continuing education credits, co-hosted by AIA Huron Valley Chapter and the Washtenaw Contractors Association.

Planned sessions include topics on Smart Building Technology, Energy Modeling, and more.

Program will include lunch, two drink tickets, and a networking session with WCA members, who will also be in attendance for the two afternoon sessions.

5 LU; at least 1 HSW (and potentially 2 others pending HSW)

(1)  Kim Montague (Herman Miller) - Green Lean and Adaptive: Designing with the Future in Mind  

This presentation reviews the connections between sustainability efforts, lean operations and adaptive spaces. While each could be a separate topic, the thesis is that they are inherently linked to one another and form a strong foundation for a triple bottom line.

(2)  Jim Dirkes (Building Performance Team) - Early Design Energy Modeling
The capabilities, speed and flexibility of modeling software are increasing in ways that make modeling dramatically more powerful and cost effective. Energy modeling is "marrying" cost analysis and optimization algorithms, becoming a fast and eminently practical tool to inform decisions very early in the design process. It's a strategy that can transform design practice, cost effectiveness and energy / operating performance success.

(3)  Rich Nichols and Jodi Germain Tolliver (Blue Book) - Practice Management and Efficiency with The Architect Keystone Alliance

Help to develop business strategies by promoting your firm's successes and capabilities to owners and developers looking to hire and collaborate with architects. Get the resources to expose your firm to owners, get better control of your projects, learn how to reduce disruptive phone calls, find building product manufacturer information in seconds, and access free CEU courses 24 - 7.

(4)  Lise Newman (SmithGroupJJR) - Trends in Design - Office of the Future

As employers describe their most difficult challenge in today's competitive environment as attracting top talent, the design of the workplace plays a critical role in an organization's success.  This presentation will explore design strategies that enhance employee attraction, engagement, wellness, productivity and ultimately, retention through an Activity Based Workplace approach that balances the desire to collaborate and innovate with the need to concentrate.  Case studies from several southeast Michigan companies ranging from financial institutions, to global manufacturing and technology giants will be shared. 

(5a)  John Glaeser (Limbach) - Smart Building Technology

Constrained budgets, limited staff, and rising energy and operational costs are the new normal. At the same time, advancements in technology and smart building systems present some very real opportunities to improve both energy and operational efficiency. This presentation will cover the role that a modern, integrated Building Management System can play in enhancing building performance and streamlining operations practices, when properly applied.

(5b)  Tim Boggs & Paul Eiswerth (TEL Systems) 

Incorporating AV Technology in Planning and Construction

In the past, audio visual technology was generally an add-on to architectural design, but as technology has changed and advanced dramatically, and as more of it is called for by building owners and occupants, there is an increasing emphasis on planning and designing for AV technology from the very beginning of the project. This presentation will introduce the latest advances in audio and visual technology and the impact these technologies have on design and construction.


9:15 Registration

9:30 - 10:30 First Presentation - Green Lean and Adaptive: Designing with the Future in Mind (Kim Montague)

10:30 - 10:45 Break

10:45 - 11:45 Second Presentation - Early Design Energy Modeling (Jim Dirkes)

11:45 - 12:15 Lunch + Networking

12:15 - 1:15 Third Presentation - Practice Management and Efficiency with The Architect Keystone Alliance (Jodi Germain Tolliver and Rich Nichols)

1:15 - 2:15 Fourth Presentation - Trends In Design - Office of the Future (Lise Newman)

2:15 - 2:30 Break

2:30 - 3:30 Fifth Presentation - Smart Building Technologies (John Glaeser, Tim Boggs & Paul Eiswerth)

3:30 - 4:30 Networking (appetizers + cash bar)

Cost: $40 for members and $120 for non-members. The registration fees will include lunch and two drink tickets per person.

(WCA Members should sign up through WCA in order to get their member rate)

Location: Connor O'Neill's  318 South Main Street, Ann Arbor MI 48104

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