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Tuesday, November 19
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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A02 Proper Energy Modeling of Larger Buildings: Saving money in design, construction and operations Energy Solutions HSW

This workshop is directed at architects, project managers and developers who use results from energy modeling for HVAC sizing, energy measurement, and Code and LEED compliance. Energy modeling is often misused, costing time and money. An energy model created to size HVAC systems should not be directly used to demonstrate Code or LEED compliance, just as an energy model created for Code compliance should not be used to predict energy savings. The presentation will show how a proper energy model gives the architecture team freedom to pursue their vision while complying with Code, systems and other restraints. Models from high-rise residential, office, health care and university projects will be used.

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  • Adrian Tuluca R.A., Senior Principal - Viridian Energy & Environmental, A Vidaris Company
  • Catherine Bobenhausen, Senior Industrial Hygienist - Viridian Energy & Environmental A Vidaris, Inc. Company
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A03 Four Barriers For Four Wetting Potentials Building Enclosures HSW

This presentation looks at the four wetting potentials that exterior wall assemblies are exposed to due to the climatic difference between the interior and exterior environment. The four barriers needed to effectively separate the two environments and not create moisture problems are identified. The science and physics behind the inclusion and location of these barriers will be discussed. Various exterior wall assemblies will be reviewed and critiqued. The 2012 International Energy Code requirements for insulation exterior wall assemblies will be reviewed and critiqued. Live hygrothermal analyses will be run to show which insulation schemes work and which ones do not.

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A04 Iterative Design Workflow using Revit and 3DS Max Software & Technology CR

Dedicated 3D visualization has become a common practice in medium-to-large architecture and design firms. Inherent to its in-house nature, the specialization focuses on supporting projects iteratively through the design process. For those of us who use 3D as a tool for validating design decisions quickly and interactively, we see the design process at the center of the 3D artist’s workflow. This session will guide the audience through the steps involved in creating a proven 3D workflow that takes advantage of linking capabilities of Revit software models inside 3DS Max. Attendees will learn useful practices, tips and tricks that facilitate design exploration and subsequent production-level design visualization.

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A05 Renovating Historic Buildings for Academia: Two Technical Case Studies Existing Buildings HSW

Converting historic buildings into environmentally and economically sustainable academic spaces can be a challenge. The influence of building massing, structure and construction type, window and envelope typologies, systems integration, and code compliance are all important factors to be considered when planning a renovation project. This presentation will focus on two academic projects; Building 2 at MIT, and the Chicago Theological Seminary at the University of Chicago. Presenters will first discuss academic programming trends and space planning strategies used to accommodate a wide range of users and will finish by exploring technical treatment strategies used to upgrade historic envelopes and the architectural interventions needed for expansion.

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A06 Phytotechnologies: Using Plants to Clean Up Contaminated Sites Urban Universal HSW
The EPA estimates there are over 450,000 brownfields in the US alone, most in urban areas. Redevelopment of these parcels is critical to sustainable urban land use, and phytotechnologies, the ability of plants to uptake, hold or degrade contaminates from soil, air and water, is an untapped remediation strategy. Cost-effective, natural cleanup methods can be effective in mitigating many on-site pollutants if implemented correctly. Recent scientific studies on Phytotechnology will be presented, including advantages and limitations of plant-based cleanup. This session will also explore PhytoForensics, a new set of techniques that uses data from plants to track subsurface contaminates.
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A07 Architecture and Climate Change post “Sandy” Resiliency HSW

Hurricane Sandy was a wake-up call for New England, bringing renewed focus on the impacts of climate change and sea level rise. The Boston Harbor Associates published “Preparing for the Rising Tide Report” in February 2013 providing policy makers, planners and property owners with site-specific examples of how to assess vulnerability and increase resilience to coastal flooding over time. City governments, regulators, developers and large institutions are working with scientists, engineers and climate experts to define specific local challenges and develop preparedness plans. A panel of decision makers will discuss how to diminish risk exposure to their stakeholders and real estate portfolios to uncertainties of climate change. They will discuss what they expect from the architecture community in helping inform the many issues and challenges being raised post-Sandy.

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  • Nathalie Beauvais, Int'l Assoc. AIA - Kleinfelder
  • John Bolduc, Environmental Planner - City of Cambridge Community Development Department
  • Nicole Fichera, Innovation District Manager - Boston Redevelopment Authority
  • Bryan Koop, Vice President - Boston Properties
  • Pam Delphenich, Director of Campus Planning + Design - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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A08 Skin and Bones: Breaking Structural Façade Design Down to its Essence Building Systems & Commissioning HSW
This presentation will examine how to realize greater architectural vision by designing custom systems rather than specifying proprietary products. By examining how façade elements perform and showing how they can be reassembled in unique ways, designers can create more efficient, elegant systems that perform as well or better than traditional approaches. Systems that will be discussed in detail include all-glass structures, point fixed structures, tensile façade systems, structural silicone systems, mega-panel and modular glass systems, and more recent projects using digitally fabricated metal skins, Ductal skins, GFRC and Fiber Reinforced Polymers. In short, this seminar will explore how to best manipulate modern façade technology in a non-proprietary way to meet a variety of project criteria including aesthetics, thermal/moisture performance, structure and cost.
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A09 The Urban Ring Today Urban Boston CR

The Urban Ring concept has been developing since 1972 and has reached a stage where incremental transportation improvements are taking shape throughout the corridor surrounding downtown Boston. This session will describe the status of those improvements, discuss recent analysis and its implications, and lay out some next steps.

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A10 SMART Business Development in the A/E/C Marketplace Business Development CR

In an increasingly competitive marketplace, A/E/C industry professionals have become keenly aware of the importance of establishing and maintaining a strong network of colleagues. In this interactive session, five A/E/C marketing veterans will give concrete advice on using SMART business development to maintain and build these relationships, and then leverage them into new business opportunities. Participants will hear first-hand accounts of each of the SMART Business Development tenets and the five distinct actions that make up SMART Business Development: Securing a professional network; Maintaining existing clients; Acquiring new clients; Revealing your competitive advantage; and Tending a business development and marketing culture within your firm.

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A11 What If A Building Could Breathe? Case Studies HSW

At 33 stories and 800,000sf, The Tower at PNC Plaza will serve as the new headquarters of PNC Financial Services Group and aspires to be the greenest skyrise in the world. Redefining the typology of tall buildings, the tower strives to exceed LEED Platinum performance and creates a dynamic relationship among the building, its occupants, and the community. An analysis of sustainable components on 20+ buildings worldwide was conducted while resulting design decisions such as urban context, work styles, and sun orientation were evaluated holistically. These factors molded the form of the iconic tower with energy-saving tactics setting the stage for an exciting innovation: a breathable building.

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A12 Cabin Architecture Today Project Types CR

Cabin construction has a rich history in the US and has produced an extensive typology of modest dwellings. For architects, cabin design runs the gamut of experimentation, prefabrication, vernacular exploration, and rustic revival. Today’s designs employ a wide variety of materials, engage in energy conserving systems, and emphasize craftsmanship. This presentation will include material from four books the speaker has produced on cabins from across North America.

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A13 Micro-Housing: Who needs it? Trends CR

Following a year where micro-units were portrayed as both the solution to urban housing affordability and the scourge of living in a place smaller than your parent's garage, this panel will separate fact from fiction. The 2013 Boston Housing Report Card reaches beyond trend into the data of housing demand, addressing the demographic and financial shifts that will come with the next generation of urban dwellers. Potential transformations to housing policy will be discussing using examples from other cities and looking at the one in three people in Boston who are between the ages of 20 and 34 searching for housing they can afford.

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8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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T02 Famous Steampunk House Tour in Sharon MA Tours CR

Visit the only functional Steampunk House in the world! The Steampunk House has been featured in print such as the Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, CNN, Huffington Post, NPR and featured on MTV, A&E, Discovery and HGTV. You can take a virtual tour at www.modvic.com .

IBM just announced their new Social Sentiment Index based on pattern tracking in social media and found Steampunk the new and long lasting design trend! Check out this article:

http://adage.com/article/dataworks/steampunk-inspired-ibm-s-trend-tracking-brands/239146/

ModVic works with clients all across the country to take personal, meaningful objects, creatively combining them with relevant and cool period objects and machinery to transform the ordinary into incredible Steampunk functional art. The Steampunk art and design process celebrates history, while setting a path for a re-imagined better future -- telling the personal stories of individuals, families, organizations and places.

Bruce Rosenbaum, owner of the Steampunk House and Steampunk’s number one ambassador and it biggest fan will be your tour guide. You will see a 1000-pound Steampunked 1930s movie projector, a three-screen computer station, once an early 1900s pipe organ, a modernized 1890s JL Motts cast iron cooking stove and much more.

Tours are meeting at the BCEC, in SE Lobby C - directly outside the exhibit hall entrance. There will be a large ‘ABX Tours Meet Here’ sign in the lobby, along with a BSA staff member and someone to check you in before you board the bus. Every tour will be taking a bus to your destination. The listed tour times above include travel, so the start and end times indicate actual departure and arrival times from the BCEC.

Important: You need to pick up your badge at Registration before the tour starts, so please arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow time to do so. Registration is inside exhibit hall C.

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9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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T01 High-rise Living in a Beautiful Landmark District: Fort Point’s 319 A Street Tours HSW

SOLD OUT. A walking tour of the new residential tower located immediately adjacent to the BCEC in the heart of the Fort Point Channel Historic District. Inspired by the rich textures and large windows of Boston’s newest Landmark Districts, the 19th Century industrial loft buildings of the Fort Point Channel, this 20 story high-rise rental residential building is due to open at the end of 2013 and was designed by ADD Inc and developed by Gerding Edlen of Portland Oregon, known for their high degree of sustainable design. The project is targeting LEED Gold and has Photovoltaic panels designed into its façade. Take a walking tour with ADD Inc Project Principal James Gray, Design Principal and Director of Sustainable Design B.K. Boley, and Gerding Edlen’s development team of one of the Seaport Districts newest housing projects.

Tours are meeting at the BCEC, in SE Lobby C - directly outside the exhibit hall entrance. There will be a large ‘ABX Tours Meet Here’ sign in the lobby, along with a BSA staff member and someone to check you in before you board the bus. Every tour will be taking a bus to your destination. The listed tour times above include travel, so the start and end times indicate actual departure and arrival times from the BCEC.

Important: You need to pick up your badge at Registration before the tour starts, so please arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow time to do so. Registration is inside exhibit hall C.

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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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A21 The Legal BIM Frontier: New Contracts and Recent Case Developments Business Management CR

This presentation will educate design professionals about the current BIM contract forms and potential liabilities of producing a project using a BIM process. After explaining that BIM is a process rather than a software application, the discussion will shift to BIM Contracts, specifically AIA E203, AIA G201, AIA G202, AIA C106, and ConsensusDOCS 301 BIM Addendum. The conversation will touch on BIM Execution Plans, recent developments in BIM such as changes in the CAD Release document concept, and litigation issues connected with BIM such as Standard of Care when performing energy or other model analyses, the changes within the Spearin Warranty, and BIM settlements.

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A22 Avoiding Pitfalls With Spray Foam Insulation Building Enclosures HSW

The use of spray polyurethane foam insulation in building construction has increased dramatically over the past decade because of its superior insulating qualities, performance, and ability to provide all four barriers needed to effectively separate the interior environment form the exterior environment. As expected, problems have arisen due to improper installation equipment and techniques, a lack of understanding of the properties of the material, and improper detailing. We will address these issues as well as show how spray foam provides the most effective means to comply with the 2012 IECC insulation requirements.

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A23 Revit for Small Projects: Is it Worth the Effort? Software & Technology CR

Many firms have shared their Revit successes with large multi-million dollar projects, but can your firm benefit from using Revit for small projects, interior projects or renovations? How can you leverage the tools in Revit to fit the size of your project? This session touches on tools for managing and implementing Revit on small projects and presents methods and metrics from several case studies.

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A24 Renovation and Retrofit of Existing Buildings in Urban Environments: A Structural Engineer’s Perspec Existing Buildings HSW

In high density cities like Boston, many construction projects involve the renovation and/or modification of existing structures. Even new construction interfaces with existing structures, whether its owners trying to maximize space above or below grade, hospitals and colleges expanding, construction next to historic buildings or within landmarks, or the desire to reuse buildings as an alternative to demolition. This presentation will discuss issues that an engineer should expect when working on an existing structure; where to start, how to get information, understanding old material types and construction techniques, use of testing to obtain information, the need to upgrade lateral systems, and dealing with field conditions.

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A25 The Benefits of Density: Sustainability Urban Universal HSW

There have been many presentations focused on what architects can do on the micro scale regarding sustainability and socially responsible design. This discussion looks at macro issues that architects should also consider as part of their practice. The panelists will establish factors that make an area denser, including relationship to basic services, vehicle miles traveled, and neighborhood planning. The goal of the second workshop is to discuss how denser urban areas reduce the environmental demand on infrastructure, the benefits denser urban areas have when considering climate change/ adaption and the benefits gained through more  open space.

(Attendance is not required at both Benefits of Density workshops)

*Please note that “The Benefits of Density: Sustainability” is now at 10:00am.

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A26 Measured Retrofit Results: 10 Simple Things? Building Energy: High Performance Residential (sponsored by NESEA) HSW
Measured results from common energy efficiency retrofits and energy savings actions are hard to find. This session will summarize the results of many large scale impact evaluations based on billing data as well as smaller scale research projects that demonstrate real world savings from a range of efficiency measures. Many commonly recommended measures and actions have a poor track record of savings, while others work as expected. Potential explanations for the results will be discussed, while claims of rebound effect will be exposed as mostly scapegoating.
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A27 Pushing the Limits of Design Through the Integration of Architecture and Structure Building Systems & Commissioning HSW
New structural systems and technologies are expanding architects boundaries and it’s critical that designers keep abreast and learn how they can be applied to modern forms and high performance buildings. To this end, the presentation will discuss materials, digital fabrication, systems for reinventing existing technologies, sustainability through resource conservation, and biomimicry's ability to create lighter more elegant cost-effective structures. The presenters will show how inventive structural design can work at any scale, from a modest residence to a massive convention center. By keeping only the intelligent, critical elements that make systems special, the 'bones' can be reworked to project parameters while aligning more precisely to the architect's original vision.
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A28 Sustainability in the City: Solving Environmental Challenges in the Back Bay Urban Boston HSW

Boston’s problem of depleted ground water levels jeopardizing wood pile and other building foundation types is particularly acute in the Back Bay. This presentation examines how the Boston Architectural College (BAC), The Boston Groundwater Trust, local government and design professionals are cooperating to ameliorate the crisis. The BAC prioritized the issue as the first implementation project of its Green Campus initiative. While exploring the idea of recharging storm water into the ground beneath the adjacent Public Alley No. 444, the college realized the potential to implement geothermal energy generation at the same time.

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A30 The New England Aquarium: Performing Surgery on a Waterfront Icon Case Studies CR

The New England Aquarium is one of Boston’s most popular public institutions and is known internationally for its programs and visitor experience. It has grown through both modest and ambitious renewal projects since its inception in the 1960s, but none as intensive as the current interior reconstruction of its central ‘Giant Ocean Tank’, or ‘GOT’. For this panel, project team leaders will highlight major planning, design and construction considerations that affected the systems technology and infrastructure renovation. The panelists will elaborate on some of the unique measures and precautions, all while keeping the attraction open to the public.

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A32 Selling sustainable buildings and products in a green-fatigued culture Trends CR
So your building is LEED certified, made with recycled materials, and extraordinarily Green. Who cares? This presentation will plot the building industry’s green marketing with general cultural trends as North America has moved from green-stimulated to green-fatigued. From the emotions fueled by cultural events such as the publishing of Silent Spring, to the mainstreaming of Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability, to modern greenwashing prompting the FTC to block the term “green” from marketing claims, this talk examines where the building industry lands along the continuum and how it can react to stay relevant. Looking at shifts in language and culture can help us identify what the industry needs to keep striving for sustainability in the future.
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  • John Rooks, President & Founder - The Soap Group
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A33 Future Trends in the Independent School Market in MA Project Types CR
There are close to 250 private, independent schools in the Commonwealth eager to attract new students to their campuses. To stand out in a competitive market, schools must find ways to differentiate themselves while providing outstanding academic, athletic, and arts programs, in addition to state-of-the-art facilities. The experts on this panel will discuss current and future trends of this ever-evolving industry. Topics include: What the demographics are saying for the future of these educational facilities; what types of construction are in the planning stages; and how the A/E/C community can assist schools in reaching their goals.
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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A42 A Reality Check: How Well Do Energy Upgrades Improve Home Efficiency? Energy Solutions HSW

The panelists set out to answer this question by tracking energy use for all of their projects, and comparing pre and post-project usage. Using a combination of tools, including emonitoring and an online energy tracking platform, Rachel and Paul are striving to quantify the impact of efficiency measures on energy usage, and assess the energy performance of their portfolio as a whole. At this session, they will share energy usage data they have gathered from several residential projects, discuss how these data compare to pre-project expectations, and share preliminary usage numbers for their entire portfolio.

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A43 ADA Updates 2013 Access HSW

Every year we are pleased to have a representative from the U.S. Access Board update us on all things ADA. This session will address the different accessibility guidelines for pedestrian routes in parks and recreation areas, trails in outdoor developed areas and “shared use paths” - off-road transportation and recreation for various users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, skaters, and people with disabilities. We will see the Board’s cool new visual simulation/explanations of the ADA Standards and the why behind the requirements. We will learn about proposed changes in future ADA guidelines. There will be plenty of time for your questions.

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  • Kathy Gips, Director of Training and Technical Assistance - New England ADA Center
  • David Yanchulis, Coordinator of Public Affairs - U.S. Access Board
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A44 Life Cycle Analysis of Residential Construction Building Performance HSW

The Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub) at MIT is developing streamlined and comprehensive models for Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) for different construction systems with a focus on housing. LCA is a method that allows decision makers to quantify the environmental performance of buildings. While multiple LCA tools exist, most are out of reach for developers, builders, architects, and homeowners and require specialized knowledge. In this interactive workshop, MIT researchers will present LCA’s of residential construction and the role of LCA’s in the design process, including current decision-making metrics, when and how tools are used to determine LCA, and how to increase accessibility of tools to decision makers.

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  • Randa Ghattas, Research Associate - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Elsa Olivetti, Research Scientist - MIT Materials Systems Laboratory
  • Jeremy Gregory, Executive Director - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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A46 Historic Preservation Meets Building Science: The Mallett Deep Energy Retrofit Building Energy: High Performance Residential (sponsored by NESEA) HSW

This recently completed project set out to demonstrate the compatibility of historic preservation and deep energy retrofits. The project, a renovation of an 1886 cottage, generated considerable controversy within the historic preservation community. A series of compromises allowed the project to go forward and achieve remarkable air tightness levels. The presenters will review the process associated with planning DERs in historically relevant structures as well as the specifications required to achieve exceptional air tightness.

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A47 A New Approach to Multi-family Mechanical Systems Building Systems & Commissioning HSW

This presentation will focus on mechanical systems for two 100+ unit new construction multi-family projects: Old Colony, Boston and Fairfax Gardens, Taunton. We will focus on system selection for Town Homes, Low Rise and Mid Rise building types, as well as integration with high performance enclosures, new technologies, the value engineering process, green programs impact, lessons learned, and outcomes. The goal of the workshop is to provide architects, engineers, developers, contractors and operators with mechanical system knowledge that can be applied on their next project.

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A48 Most Common Code Mistakes Code HSW

This seminar reviews the most common building code mistakes we have encountered in our work. Issues include mistaken interpretations, common oversights, and common variances which are assumed to be allowed as-of-right. We will review example cases for many of the issues to demonstrate the impact these mistakes can have on a project. Code provisions for new and existing buildings will be addressed.

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A49 Ten Steps for Launching an Award-Winning Communications Program Business Development CR

This presentation will discuss ten steps to launching an award-winning external communications program, using GEI Consultants’ own program, as implemented by Rhino PR. Panelists will use a real-world case study to show how the plan was created and implemented and will provide takeaways for attendees. Although GEI is a national firm, small, local companies can benefit just as much from external communications. The overall impact of PR versus advertising and direct mail is clear: PR can result in coverage of a company’s key projects or branding messages in full view of hundreds if not thousands of people.

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A50 High Rise Mixed Use at Downtown Crossing: The Millennium Tower and Burnham Building Case Studies CR

The Great Recession left in its destructive wake a prominent scar in the heart of historic Boston: the "Big Hole" at the Filene's site. Five years later, a new project re-envisions the uses for the landmark Filene's flagship store coupled with a new residential tower to rise alongside. The new Millennium Tower will be the third tallest building in Boston, altering the city skyline and establishing a marker for Downtown Crossing. Discussion will include a summary of issues critical for the city, an explanation of the project approval process, and some of the many technical challenges for the mixed-use project including restoration of the terracotta façade and constructing the tallest cast-in-place concrete tower in Boston. Takeaways include an understanding of Daniel Burnham's design contribution to the retail heart of the city, how the Boston Civic Design Commission reviews projects of this magnitude, fulfilling expectations for City and Federal Landmarks approvals, and the design challenges of a mixed-use high rise in a dense urban site. Panelists include lead architect Blake Middleton FAIA; Kairos Shen, Chief Planner, Boston Redevelopment Agency; Ellen Lipsey, Boston Landmarks Commission; and Andrea Leers FAIA, Boston Civic Design Commission.

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  • Blake Middleton, Partner - Handel Architects
  • Kairos Shen, Chief Planner - Boston Redevelopment Authority
  • Ellen Lipsey, Director of Historic Preservation/Executive Director - City of Boston/Boston Landmarks Commission
  • Andrea Leers FAIA, Principal - Leers Weinzapfel Associates Architects
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A52 Sssshhh…It is Steampunk by Design Trends CR
IBM has named Steampunk the next rage of 2013-2015. All major national publications, TV shows, and fashion houses have jumped on the "Steampunk Train". Bruce Rosenbaum and the Steampunk by Design team have been asked to collaborate on retail stores, design showrooms, restaurant/hotel chains and a major amusement company to bring the Language of Steampunk to their facilities. Projects are in the works from Boston to Seattle. We will define how to conceive, source and make Steampunk.
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A45 Resilient City Building: Planning for Local Energy Resiliency HSW

We are seeing the implications of climate change as our cities are ravaged by catastrophic weather events. These events, which have increased fourfold since the 1980s, often result in disruptions to critical community infrastructure, including energy generation and distribution networks. The design disciplines need to broaden their scope and take steps to ‘future-proof’ our cities. This presentation will introduce practitioners to the idea of planning for thermal infrastructure. It will explore the symbiotic relationships between land use, thermal energy demand and fuel sources through an international lens, highlighting the type of ingenuity and common sense innovation that is required to encourage community resilience. 

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  • Brad Bradford, Community Energy Planner - International District Energy Association
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A41 Improving Strategic Planning For Design and Construction Organizations Business Management CR

Strategic planning can improve design and construction firms profit and productivity, and increase client satisfaction and employee engagement. Done well, strategic planning enables organizations to move from reacting to what rfp’s come in to “inventing their future”. Despite this potential, few strategic planning efforts produce optimal results. Some analyze financial, market and organizational data extensively but fail to develop effective vision and goals. Others create compelling goals but neglect business realities. Others conduct useful analysis and promising reports, but fail to secure senior management support. Drawing on panelists’ extensive real world experience, participants will learn to identify and avoid predictable problems and to understand and apply current best practices.

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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AFH1 Design Like You Give a Damn!  An introduction to Architecture for Humanity featuring local projects CR
Design like you give a Damn is a motto adopted by Architecture for Humanity a few years ago and is a simple expression of the organization’s mission. AfH is a volunteer non-profit organization set up to promote architecture and design and to seek solutions to global social and humanitarian crises. Through a global network of building professionals, AfH brings design, construction and development services to communities in need.

In this one-hour workshops members of Architecture for Humanity Boston (AfHB) will describe the worldwide organization and the local chapter and describe several AfHB projects both in the Boston area and in the developing world. A focus will be put on four projects: an orphanage in Nepal, a trade school in Haiti, an organic agriculture training center in Madagascar and an as-yet unidentified local Boston-area project. Time will be allotted for questions and discussion. There will also be a discussion of the challenges of preparing designs in Boston, far away from the site and the community for which the project is to be built and the communication challenges of working in the developing world. Time will be allotted for questions and discussion.
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3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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T03 Vertex, 11 Fan Pier Boulevard Tours CR

Join Elkus Manfredi on this interior and exterior tour of one of two new 16-story buildings constructed for Vertex headquarters at Fan Pier in Boston’s Seaport District. The biomedical research laboratories and offices in both buildings comprise 1.1 million square feet with retail and restaurant on the ground floors. Public-private funds supported the construction of the buildings including refurbishment of the public accessibility, landscaping, utilities, sidewalks and construction of a new water public transpiration dock.

Leaders from Elkus Manfredi's design team will conduct the tour

Tours are meeting at the BCEC, in SE Lobby C - directly outside the exhibit hall entrance. There will be a large ‘ABX Tours Meet Here’ sign in the lobby, along with a BSA staff member and someone to check you in before you board the bus. Every tour will be taking a bus to your destination. The listed tour times above include travel, so the start and end times indicate actual departure and arrival times from the BCEC.

Important: You need to pick up your badge at Registration before the tour starts, so please arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow time to do so. Registration is inside exhibit hall C.

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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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A61 Office Culture and Award-Winning Design Business Management CR

How does the physical environment and culture of a firm enable the creation of award-winning design work? Do firms that consistently achieve high quality design exhibit measurable qualities that can be understood and implemented in other offices? Does workplace design influence successful work flow through direct mentoring, collaboration, office infrastructure, knowledge sharing and exposure to quality products and tools? Does workplace design impact creativity, problem solving and innovation or is it the impact of the office culture? A panel of award-winning architects will discuss if there is a relationship between tangible physical resources and intangible culture. Benefits to the profession include elevating design, improving culture and workplace design, and increasing employee retention.

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A62 Extreme Efficiency and Air Tightness: A Case Study of Two Certified Passive House Project Energy Solutions HSW

This presentation will take an in-depth look at the design, construction, and performance of two certified Passive House buildings. The two projects are wildly different: One is the renovation of a 130 year old brownstone residence in Brooklyn, NY and the other is the new construction of a Montessori School in Hollis, NH. We will look at the unique strategies taken by the design team for each building to achieve the superinsulation, air-tightness, ventilation, and mechanical performance required by the Passive House Standard. Energy performance data to date will be shared.

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A63 Details for the Building Enclosure Building Enclosures HSW

In this workshop you learn how to stay out of trouble when detailing building enclosures. A brief review of building science (the management of heat, air and moisture) is combined with a review of contemporary details for commercial construction and how the principles of building science are applied to them. The principles of rainscreen cladding are integrated into the presentation. The presenter is nationally known for his expertise in the design of building enclosures.

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A64 The ADA and the Regulations of the Mass Architectural Access Board Access HSW

Since the updated ADA Standards for Accessible Design went into effect in 2012 several of us have been figuring out the differences between the new ADA Standards and the regulations of the Massachusetts Architectural Access Board. Critical issues include employee-only areas, entrances, accessible routes, elevator requirements, when LULAs (limited-use/limited-application) elevators may be used, houses of worship, requirements for accessibility in alterations, and access to recreation areas such as pools, playgrounds, courts and ball fields. This session will provide an analysis of each of these areas, as well as design differences for ramps, toilet rooms, transient lodging bathrooms and parking lots. One of these years the federal and state access requirements will harmonize, but until that happens we’ll be offering this workshop.

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  • Kathy Gips, Director of Training and Technical Assistance - New England ADA Center
  • David Yanchulis, Coordinator of Public Affairs - U.S. Access Board
  • Debbie Ryan, Principal - Deborah A. Ryan Associates
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A65 Ten easy steps to becoming an expert at monitoring and measuring the performance of your projects Building Performance HSW

This session is a “how-to” guide for incorporating project performance measurement into a design, construction, or engineering practice. The focus is on small-scale residential and light commercial construction. The steps are: 1. Establish the baseline; 2. Decide what's important to measure; 3. Determine a winning "score"; 4. Select the appropriate equipment for the task at hand; 5. Calculate the budget for time and equipment costs and determine how it gets paid for as a billable cost, as a marketing investment, as part of the education and training budget, or something else; 6. Integrate equipment installation into the construction workflow; 7. Commission the monitoring equipment; 8. Use the monitoring equipment to then commission the building; 9. Learn to separate signals from noise; 10. Repeat on the next project, only better, by learning from mistakes.

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A66 The Benefits of Density: Economics Urban Universal CR

There have been many presentations focused on what architects can do on the micro scale regarding sustainability and socially responsible design. This discussion looks at macro issues that architects should also consider. The panelists will establish factors that make an area denser, including relationship to basic services,  vehicle miles traveled, and neighborhood planning. This workshop will cover the economic benefits of a denser society, including how cities stimulate interaction and invention, how they can maximize their tax base, and why real estate performs the way it does.

(Attendance is not required at both Benefits of Density workshops)

*Please note that “The Benefits of Density: Economics” is now at 3:30pm.

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A67 Rising Tide: Planning for Boston’s Uncertain Future Resiliency HSW

How do rising sea levels impact how we develop and build in the future? Learn what architects, engineers and urban planners are doing to make coastal infrastructure more resilient. Learn what the most important factors to consider are in conditions of uncertainty. Share your voice in a conversation about designing for the future as panelists use Preparing for the Rising Tide and the Museum of Science's Rising Tide: Planning for Boston's Uncertain Future as guides. You'll leave with an understanding of how rising sea levels are affecting the built environment and what you can do to adapt existing structures and build new ones to respond to forecasted changes in our environment.

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A68 Health Opportunities and Pitfalls of Energy Upgrades: What Doesn’t Smell Can Still Hurt Us Building Energy: High Performance Residential (sponsored by NESEA) HSW

Energy upgrades can profoundly impact indoor air quality. While following best practices for ventilation and source control may reduce exposure to pollutants, ignoring air quality issues can lead to significant health risks. This session presents new EPA guidelines for protecting occupant health during energy upgrades, as well as new research on changes in occupant health after weatherization. It’s a must know subject for programs and companies seeking to minimize liability issues and improve client health.

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  • Ellen Tohn, Principal and Founder - Tohn Environmental Strategies
  • Jonathan Wilson, Deputy Director - National Center for Healthy Housing
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A69 Introduction to the International green Construction Code (IgCC) Code HSW

Market transformation is a deliberate intervention to achieve new patterns of behavior in the marketplace. The metrics introduced by the USGBC in their LEED rating systems provided incentives for new sustainable practices in design and construction. This began a process of innovation that is now reaching the final stages of market transformation: codification. This seminar will describe the development and contents of the IgCC, the latest addition to the International Code Council's "Family" of codes. We will see how the points of a voluntary rating system translate into mandatory code language and explore the implication of this new code for the future of architectural practice.

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A70 Breakfast of Champions in the Age of Social Media Business Development CR

Is Social Media making you feel isolated and less connected? How do you really get to know and trust new colleagues and learn from your professional peers? Our panel of architects and designers, members of the breakfast club “Woman Design”, will illustrate how service to the community can make strong connections and lead to collaboration on jobs. Known for their popular charrette, “Home Design Road Show”, members will present projects and give you tips to link today's social media with good old fashion networking, to fuel your business into the future.

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A71 What Would Gropius Do?: Restoring Modernist Icons ArchitectureBoston HSW
Following up on their article in ArchitectureBoston American Gropius issue, the authors will discuss the challenges, problems, and solutions of restoring the envelopes of modernist icons. Case studies include: The Walter Gropius House in Lincoln MA, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Zimmerman House in Manchester NH, the Philip Johnson Thesis House in Cambridge MA, and SOM’s Beinecke Rare Book Library in New Haven CT.
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  • Matthew Bronski, Associate Principal - Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.
  • Brent Gabby, Senior Principal - Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.
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A72 Programmable Built Environments Trends CR
There is a disciplinary convergence upon us that spans from the nano-scale to the human-scale. We are now able to program everything from bits to DNA, proteins, cells, proto-cells, new materials, even products, architecture and infrastructure. Programmability and computing are now ubiquitous across scales and disciplines. We need to translate these phenomena into solutions for large-scale and global applications rather than focus on increasingly smaller-scale technologies. This means looking to the built-environment, from manufacturing, construction and infrastructure, to develop more adaptive and resilient cities in the future. The key to applying this computational intelligence is human-scale self-assembly and programmable materials. We have demonstrated that self-assembly is scale-independent and have produced prototypes ranging from 1D, 2D, 3D and even 4D systems aimed at inventing a future of programmable built environments.
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A73 Boston Museums: Strategic Growth Project Types CR

Boston’s Museums are a critical component in the cultural life of our City. This panel of leaders in the growth of several key family museums will discuss their approach to master planning and the phased implementation of expansion and renovation projects. Using examples of recent and current projects at the New England Aquarium, the Museum of Science, the Discovery Museum, the Children’s Museum, and the Franklin Park Zoo, panelists will discuss incorporating operational and facility improvements with visitor experience enhancements, balancing project budgets, and creating public excitement. The workshop will also acknowledge the challenges of keeping volunteer non-profit Boards motivated over a long period of time, and building community support for the whole process.

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A74 5x5x5 Variations on a Smarter City Urban Universal

Five design ideas that make our cities smarter are presented and five experts respond, including Story Bellows of Philadelphia’s Office of New Urban Mechanics; Neil Brenner, Professor of Urban Theory at Harvard GSD; Nicole Fichera, the BRA’s Innovation District Manager and George Thrush, director of Northeastern University’s School of Architecture. This panel is coordinated by the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance and the BSA Urban Design Committee.

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  • George Thrush FAIA, Professor & Director - School of Architecture at Northeastern University
  • Neil Brenner, Professor of Urban Theory - Harvard GSD
  • Nicole Fichera, Innovation District Manager - Boston Redevelopment Authority
  • Jurij Paraszczak, Directory Industry Solutions, Smarter Cities and VC group Relationship Manager - Thomas J. Watson Research Center
  • Story Bellows, Co-Chair Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, Philiadelphia -
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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AFH2 Appropriate Construction Technology – low cost, low impact construction techniques for developing wo HSW
Much construction throughout the developing world is completed without the industrial processes common in the developed world. Low cost, low impact technologies using locally-available materials can provide local employment, engage the local community and avoid negative environmental damage. In this one-hour session, members of Architecture for Humanity, Boston will discuss the philosophy behind the use of such materials and techniques, discuss the experience of the chapter in designing buildings in the developing world to be built with economical locally available materials and the challenges that they can pose. Several AfHB projects and some non-AfHB projects will be used as examples. Time will be allotted for questions and discussion.
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A81 The Advanced Building Guide: A Prescriptive Path to a High Performance Building Building Performance HSW

Small to mid-size commercial buildings make up 95% of the commercial stock in the United States and 50% of the square footage. Many of these projects forgo energy-efficient technologies and strategies because of perceived higher costs and added design time. High energy performance and smaller construction budgets are not mutually exclusive, however. Over 100 projects have used the Advanced Buildings Core Performance Guide as a prescriptive path to high performance building. A new version of will be released this fall, allowing design teams to create buildings up to 30% over ASHRAE 90.1-2007. This session will introduce the new guide and its relation to IECC 2012 and the MA Stretch Code, explain opportunities for technical and financial assistance from Mass Save and offer case study perspective.

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A82 Waterproofing for Severe Weather Events Resiliency HSW
Severe weather events such as high-intensity thunderstorms, super storms, and hurricanes can cause catastrophic short and long-term water damage to buildings and systems in a matter of hours. This presentation uses recent waterproofing projects to explain the various options for preventing and/or managing water leakage through building enclosures from such events. Methods for assessing flood risk including review of FEMA flood maps and estimation of flood recurrence probability will be discussed. Classic flood control and waterproofing methods will be summarized and state-of-the art waterproofing technology will be explored. Case studies of dense urban sites with below-grade foundations will be highlighted. The presenters will show how to classify, evaluate, and select waterproofing and flood management systems for new and existing buildings that are prone to water intrusion from high water tables, coastal flooding, storm water sewer backup, and high-intensity rainstorms.
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A83 Heat Pump Water Heaters in Cold Climates Building Energy: High Performance Residential (sponsored by NESEA) HSW

Heat Pump Water Heaters (HPWH) can use much less energy than conventional electric water heaters, but they remove heat from the home. Do they make sense in a cold climate? If so, what are the right conditions for use? How do they compare to other water heating options using gas, LP or oil? Speakers will present data from several HPWH studies and will discuss challenges and opportunities in cold climates.

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A84 MEP/FP Systems Basics: Understanding the Systems and Designing for Success Building Systems & Commissioning HSW

This workshop contains everything non-engineers (such as architects) need to know about the basic function and operation of HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, and electrical (MEP/FP) building systems in an easy-to-understand way. The presentation will address the difference between certain systems, what they are, how they operate, and samples of what buildings they are in. It will discuss how to incorporate the systems into the design of a building based on function, performance, and clearances, and why certain systems are used within different buildings. Building systems in actual buildings in Boston will be used as examples.

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A85 Meeting the New Base and Stretch Energy Codes Code HSW

With the adoption of the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) the new base energy code will now be equivalent to the current "stretch" energy code which has been adopted by 131 municipalities. In this seminar we will introduce the contents of the new base energy code and speculate on the future of the "stretch" code.

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A88 Designing Your Perfect Architectural Career The Emerging Professional
Architectural careers have potential to do much more than provide income. At their best, they stimulate intellect, provide opportunities for creative expression and offer channels for engagement with interesting peers. Pitfalls can derail architects from getting the most from their careers, however. The same talents that help land a job can restrict career development, by pigeonholing employees into tasks and opportunities. The need to earn an income can make it necessary to take on dead end tasks. Limited mentoring interests of senior designers can make it difficult to find guidance. This workshop helps participants design their career path to more effectively clarify and achieve their goals. Panelists will identify predictable problems and how to avoid them. Attendees will leave with an understanding of what’s possible in architectural careers and specific tools to help them achieve it.
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SA1 ABX Social
Meet and connect with architecture firm leaders and building industry professionals of all levels. You will be linked to the most successful professional networking event of the season.
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B01 Revolutionizing Project Management Delivery with the Last Planner System Business Management CR

Feedback and metrics from project teams working on last planner pilot projects nationwide provide evidence that this new process is adding significant value. Last planning has increased efficiency and collaboration, enhanced quality, improved safety, and produced less waste. At first, many trades were skeptical. It meant planning and working around shorter modules and schedules, and engaging with each contractor’s work on a day-to-day basis. Join us to discover how implementing the Last Planner system on the recently completed MassArt Residence Hall project, Boston’s first Lean Construction project, converted all stakeholders from skeptics to disciples as it made up an impressive thirteen weeks in the schedule.

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  • James Grossmann, Vice President of Operations - Suffolk Construction Company
  • David Lunny, Senior Associate Principal - ADD Inc
  • Dan Ocasio, Architect/Senior Project Manager - Massachusetts State College Building Authority (MSCBA)
  • Kurt Steinberg, Executive Vice President - Massachusetts College of Art and Design
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B02 ArchiCAD BIM Introduction Part 1: Software & Technology CR
This hands-on class will introduce participants to Building Information Modeling (BIM) in ArchiCAD and key foundational concepts to leverage a Virtual Building in the BIM process. Techniques for accurately model­ing basic elements and documenting them will be taught within ArchiCAD.
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B03 Multi-Family Housing and Accessibility: Untangling the Confusion Access HSW

No one set out to confuse us, but if you've worked on a multi-family housing project in Massachusetts or another New England state, you know how difficult it is to figure out what requirements apply. FHA, MAAB, ADA, UFAS, ABA, Section 504, IBC, Type A, Type B, Type C, Group 1, Group 2A, Group 2B. Confused? You are not alone. We will clarify accessibility requirements under the federal Fair Housing Act, the ADA, Massachusetts AAB regulations, the International Building Code (which has been adopted by RI, NH and CT) and, for federally funded projects, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Come with your questions, leave with some answers.

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  • Kathy Gips, Director of Training and Technical Assistance - New England ADA Center
  • Debbie Ryan, Principal - Deborah A. Ryan Associates
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B04 Assessing and Rehabilitating Mid-Century Modernist Concrete Facades Existing Buildings CR
Built primarily in the 1960’s, many iconic mid-century modernist concrete (MC2) buildings are now regarded as historic or architecturally significant and thus deserving of careful restoration and stewardship. Many also exhibit extensive concrete deterioration. Drawing from experience rehabilitating and/or investigating MC2 buildings designed by Hilario Candela, Eduardo Catalano, Paul Rudolph, Eero Saarinen, Josep Lluis Sert, Skidmore Owings and Merrill and others, the various maladies and deterioration mechanisms that can befall exposed concrete will be described, investigative and diagnostic approaches outlined, and pros and cons discussed. The ever-challenging restoration task of matching the color and texture of uncoated (“raw”) exposed weathered concrete with site-mixed repairs will also be addressed.
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B08 Innovative Skin Systems Building Systems & Commissioning HSW

Successful building skins are part of holistic solutions where body and skin function together within a symbiotic whole. With the advancements in existing materials and the expanding body of new technologies, building skins can be designed and engineered as catalysts for high-performance architecture. This presentation will tackle the complexity of keeping up with the evolution of skin materials and systems by reviewing recent advancements that contribute to the development of intelligent, dynamic and high-performance skins. Materials and technologies such as ETFE membranes, Electrochomtic Glazing, Building Integrated Photovoltiacs, Super Insulators, as well as advancements in more traditional materials like glass and fabrics, will be discussed.

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B10 Creating a Massachusetts Model of Inclusive Cultural Environments Socially Sustainable Design (sponsored by IHCD) HSW
Through the leadership of the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), the Commonwealth is pioneering a first-in-the-nation development of inclusive design guidelines for the cultural sector. The Institute for Human Centered Design is creating the guidelines building on effective practices from across the globe. They will focus on outcomes rather than fixed standards with the goal that everyone can access, use, and understand the environment independently and naturally, regardless of ability or age. Access to culture is a basic human right and central to socially sustainable communities. The session will lay out the vision, process, opportunities for participation, and expectations of a MCC Design Certification Program.
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B11 When I’m 84 ArchitectureBoston HSW
Will baby boomers really go gently into that good night? From hippie communes to over-55 communities, and from political activism to encore careers, boomers re-invented adolescence and are re-visioning retirement. What does an aging demographic mean for architects designing everything from homes to communities?
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B12 Naturally Ventilated Healthcare Project Types HSW

Healthcare architecture today places a high priority on views and daylight, but not the connection to the outdoors through an operable window. Spaces feel less institutional, but the risk of infection limits the creation of spaces that breathe. According to the Energy Information Administration, nearly 52% of hospitals annual energy costs come from heating, cooling and ventilation. Using initiatives like the 2030 Challenge, hospitals must find ways to reduce their energy consumption while continuing to provide patient comfort and care. By analyzing the differences between domestic and international codes, we will explore the implications of centralized, decentralized, passive and active ventilation strategies. Best practices for typical patient room and inpatient unit will be discussed.

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SB1 WID KEYNOTE BREAKFAST: The Value of Design: Creativity Cage Match CR

What happens when you lock a product designer, a real estate developer, an architect, and a creative director together in a room? Which design professional will dominate? Will sparks fly or will creativity and inspiration ensue? No, this is not a new reality show, it’s a discussion sponsored by Women in Design. The field of design is so vast that we tend to focus on our own practice areas, missing out on innovations and inspiration from other fields. This year Women in Design has asked five practitioners from diff­erent design professions to hold a lively discussion about di­fferent types of design value and how we can better communicate these  values to the public and to our clients. Moderated by Gail Ravgiala of Design New England, this salon-style conversation will be energetic and inspiring. Send your questions for the speakers before the event by emailing them to WID.ABX.boston@gmail.com.

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8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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T04 Preserving America’s Oldest Timber Truss Church:  The Old Ship Meeting House in Hingham, MA Tours HSW

Old Ship Meeting House in Hingham, which dates from 1681, is believed to be the oldest surviving heavy timber truss church in the United States. The building is distinguished by its late gothic style trusses with arched top chords, reminiscent of a ship’s hull.; In 2009, a team of historians, structural engineers, and expert craftsmen worked together to address significant damage to the original framing of Old Ship and preserve the building for future generations. As part of its investigation, the team discovered surprising new evidence of the building’s original construction and adaptation over the centuries. Creative solutions, combined with the latest computer modeling technology, allowed for a cost-effective and historically sensitive repair system.; In our presentation, we will tell the story of the Old Ship preservation including a brief history of the building and its significance, the initial discovery of damage, research on the building archaeology, documentation of the historic fabric using a Building Information Model, and ultimate implementation of the repairs. We will also review the remarkable building fabric that survives at Old Ship, both for its conservation challenges and how work afforded us the opportunity to learn more about the architectural history of the building.

Tours are meeting at the BCEC, in SE Lobby C - directly outside the exhibit hall entrance. There will be a large ‘ABX Tours Meet Here’ sign in the lobby, along with a BSA staff member and someone to check you in before you board the bus. Every tour will be taking a bus to your destination. The listed tour times above include travel, so the start and end times indicate actual departure and arrival times from the BCEC.

Important: You need to pick up your badge at Registration before the tour starts, so please arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow time to do so. Registration is inside exhibit hall C.

Please note: If you wish to view the attic and basement areas of the building, which require access via a ladder, are encouraged to wear appropriate shoes and attire.

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  • David Odeh, Vice President - Odeh Engineers, inc.
  • Andrea Gilmore, Historian and Consultant - Building Conservation Associates
  • Thomas Willson, Owners Representative - Old Ship Meeting House
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T05 Famous Steampunk House Tour in Sharon MA Tours CR

Visit the only functional Steampunk House in the world! The Steampunk House has been featured in print such as the Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, CNN, Huffington Post, NPR and featured on MTV, A&E, Discovery and HGTV. You can take a virtual tour at www.modvic.com .

IBM just announced their new Social Sentiment Index based on pattern tracking in social media and found Steampunk the new and long lasting design trend! Check out this article:

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ModVic works with clients all across the country to take personal, meaningful objects, creatively combining them with relevant and cool period objects and machinery to transform the ordinary into incredible Steampunk functional art. The Steampunk art and design process celebrates history, while setting a path for a re-imagined better future -- telling the personal stories of individuals, families, organizations and places.

Bruce Rosenbaum, owner of the Steampunk House and Steampunk’s number one ambassador and it biggest fan will be your tour guide. You will see a 1000-pound Steampunked 1930s movie projector, a three-screen computer station, once an early 1900s pipe organ, a modernized 1890s JL Motts cast iron cooking stove and much more.

Tours are meeting at the BCEC, in SE Lobby C - directly outside the exhibit hall entrance. There will be a large ‘ABX Tours Meet Here’ sign in the lobby, along with a BSA staff member and someone to check you in before you board the bus. Every tour will be taking a bus to your destination. The listed tour times above include travel, so the start and end times indicate actual departure and arrival times from the BCEC.

Important: You need to pick up your badge at Registration before the tour starts, so please arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow time to do so. Registration is inside exhibit hall C.

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8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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B09 Code Compliance for Existing Buildings Code HSW

Massachusetts adopts the 2009 International Existing Building Code (IEBC) with local amendments. There are several compliance options, each with different implications for a given project. This added complexity has made design and approval of renovations, additions and changes in use in existing buildings more challenging. This seminar will provide an overview of the IEBC with discussion of case studies. Special emphasis will be placed on the implications and status of Massachusetts amendments with regard to fire protection and structural requirements.

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T06 Dudley Village Neighborhood Revitalization Project Tours HSW

Dudley Village features 50 affordable rental housing units and 6,260 square feet of commercial space in the Dudley Street corridor of Dorchester. The development is a model "Urban Village" with healthy density, adjacent commercial businesses, and an accessible commuter rail station. The complex fits seamlessly into the existing brick architecture of the neighborhood and is a model of a green affordable rental property built to Energy Star II levels, including a photovoltaic array. Dudley Village has already received the BSA's John M. Clancy Award for Socially Responsible Housing. The tour is hosted by the architects, The Narrow Gate, who will discuss the building design and facility highlights. They will speak to the tangible and intangible transformation of the neighborhood through the creation of community.

Tours are meeting at the BCEC, in SE Lobby C - directly outside the exhibit hall entrance. There will be a large ‘ABX Tours Meet Here’ sign in the lobby, along with a BSA staff member and someone to check you in before you board the bus. Every tour will be taking a bus to your destination. The listed tour times above include travel, so the start and end times indicate actual departure and arrival times from the BCEC.

Important: You need to pick up your badge at Registration before the tour starts, so please arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow time to do so. Registration is inside exhibit hall C.

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B07 Chapter 40B Fundamentals: Demystifying Affordable Multifamily Development Multifamily and Green Construction (sponsored by BRAGB)

Multifamily development is hot, yet the permit process for affordable, multifamily is still perceived as hard to understand and favoring the larger, regional or national developers. Once the process has been demystified, however, it’s just as accessible to the mid-sized builder. This session will first explain the basics of permitting a project under chapter 40B. What are the fundamental differences of permitting an affordable versus a market rate multifamily project? The second part of the presentation focuses on the key components of the affordable process; site eligibility letters, local permitting, appeals and project changes will all be addressed.

Credits Information: Class has been approved by the MA Board of Building Regulations for 2.0 Continuing Education Credits toward renewal of the Contruction Supervisor License, in the "Business Practices" category.

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T07 Google’s Cambridge Campus Tours CR

SOLD OUT. Located in the heart of greater Boston’s technology community, Google’s Cambridge campus plans consist of over 300,000 square feet of space spanning 3, 4 and 5 Cambridge Center, with two new structures that seamlessly connect the three buildings. The campus concept allows for increased flexibility and growth as Google’s business needs evolve. Program/tour highlights include a 20,000 sf full-service cafe, a 5,000 sf bistro, barista, fitness center, flexible meeting spaces, game rooms, nooks, crannies and everything in between.

Tours are meeting at the BCEC, in SE Lobby C - directly outside the exhibit hall entrance. There will be a large ‘ABX Tours Meet Here’ sign in the lobby, along with a BSA staff member and someone to check you in before you board the bus. Every tour will be taking a bus to your destination. The listed tour times above include travel, so the start and end times indicate actual departure and arrival times from the BCEC.

Important: You need to pick up your badge at Registration before the tour starts, so please arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow time to do so. Registration is inside exhibit hall C.

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B21 Listen, Anticipate, Innovate: Creating Value through Design Business Development CR
Creating a beautiful consumer environment is one measure of successful design. Ensuring that the customer experience resonates with their perception of the brand and solidifies the value that they place on that brand is another. The perceived value your client places on your design, from inception through conclusion of a project, is another measure. Using real world examples and research, this interactive presentation will provide insight into the factors that should drive design decisions when crafting user experience. We will examine how consumers and clients determine “value” and the critical role a retail store plays in positioning a product or service in a crowded marketplace.
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B22 LED Lighting: Worth the Risk? Energy Solutions HSW

LED technology is changing the lighting world, from design to applications to language, creating confusion along the way. Almost no other industry has changed as rapidly as the solid-state lighting market. Specifications are obsolete almost before they are published. Building owners are demanding installation of solid-state lighting, yet the confusion and misinformation in the LED market creates real risks for architects and specifiers. This course provides an overview of LED lighting, from the basics of the technology to the design choices made by manufacturers. Differences between LED and traditional lighting will be reviewed, including physics, economics, performance, and even the culture. New design opportunities will be addressed, including how the corresponding risks can be managed.

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B23 When Bad Details Happen to Good Buildings Building Enclosures CR
In this interactive workshop, examples of problematic exterior details will be presented with a variety of ways they fail during the design, construction, and maintenance sequence. The session first reviews the basic building science and durability principles of high-functioning exterior details. Errors resulting from faulty design, installer interpretation, unexpected consequences of weather and field conditions, and other contributing factors will be looked at. Participants will then break into teams where they’re given flawed details to rework. The goal is transform a problematic detail into one with constructible results without compromising the Design Intent. Each group will present proposed solutions to the larger group for further comment.
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B24 Plans to Practice: Learn How to Avoid Common Compliance Oversights Access HSW

Cases involving complaints against architects for failing to design facilities that incorporate access for people with disabilities are on the rise. This presentation highlights common oversights architects make when incorporating accessibility into plan development, and common oversights made in the field by contractors during construction. Simple solutions will be discussed that, when incorporated into plan development and construction, help produce projects which are truly accessible. The common oversights highlighted are those which have been the subject of several complaints against architects and contractors, and have, in some cases, resulted in litigation. Learn how to avoid these oversights before they occur.

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B25 Tips for Successful Stone Facade Restorations Existing Buildings HSW
Masonry and stone buildings make up a large portion of the Northeast’s architectural heritage. While generally durable, periodic restoration is required to address long-term deterioration, maintain watertight integrity, and solve problems like corrosion of embedded steel. This presentation examines the facade restoration process from initial assessment through construction. The speakers will review assessment techniques, typical construction detail for early 1900s masonry facade, and common sources of deterioration. We will discuss stone restoration options (repairs to damaged stone, cleaning, replacement material options, etc.), typical repairs to the underlying structure, and approaches to re-anchoring stone masonry. We will examine the advantages and disadvantages of the different techniques, including durability, material preservation, cost, and workmanship sensitivity. We will also discuss techniques for including quality control and quality assurance measures into the bid documents to help ensure a successful restoration project.
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B26 ArchiCAD Introduction: Part 2 Software & Technology CR
This hands-on session builds on the “ArchiCAD BIM Introduction: Part 1” session. In this class, the foundations of progression from the ‘General’ to the ‘Specific’ develop into a system that automates the documentation of Building Information. Data views such as element schedules and Zone information will develop from the model. Tools and techniques for documenting more complex elements and forms will also be discussed. Attendees will see a consistency and logic to the ArchiCAD interface that will help them infer solutions to future questions and challenges. Part 1 is not a pre-requisite for attendance.
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B27 Planning and Design for Resiliency and Climate Change Resiliency HSW

Recent extreme weather events challenge us to plan for climate change. This session will examine responses to current and anticipated sea level rise, precipitation, wind and temperature changes. Panelists will present a framework for adapting designs and evaluating life-cycle costs in the context of extreme weather events. Attendees will learn about new planning initiatives from the City of Boston, discuss examples of specific considerations and design modifications to adapt buildings for greater resiliency, look at alternative approaches in land use design, and view examples of land restoration and adaptation projects.

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B29 Pass Your Smoke Control Acceptance Test the First Time Every Time Code HSW

Whether you are a building owner, engineer, architect, on general contractor, some of the most stressful moments in any project happen in the weeks leading up to getting a Certificate of Occupancy. It’s a gauntlet of tests where any misstep can be costly. One of the most challenging tests is the acceptance test of a building’s smoke control system (i.e. stair and elevator pressurization, atrium smoke exhaust, etc.). Join us for a panel discussion on the inspection, commissioning, and acceptance testing of smoke control systems. We will discuss common reasons for failure during the fire department acceptance tests, what can be done during design to avoid them, and the critical role that an experienced special inspector will serve in getting the system to pass the first time.

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B30 A Quest for Balance: Designing for Sensory and Cognitive Diversity Socially Sustainable Design (sponsored by IHCD) HSW
Even the most committed practitioners of inclusive design struggle balancing features that facilitate the experience of people with sensory limitations and those that support people with cognitive issues. Three of the premier experts in the field will share current research and practice examples. John Zeisel, Ph.D., author of Inquiry by Design and I’m Still Here and President of Hearthstone Alzheimer Care and Co-Founder of ARTZ is Artists for Alzheimer’s® highlights insights from neuroscience about what’s effective for people with cognitive conditions. Hansel Bauman, director of campus design and planning at Galluadet University will share his perspective from the emerging field of DeafSpace. Gina Hilberry will discuss techniques responsive to low vision and blindness, particularly with wayfinding and effective communication. Together they will discuss the overlaps and conflicts between these sensory and cognitive challenges and explore how recent insights and methods can help designers find a balance.
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B31 Who’s Afraid of MOOCs ArchitectureBoston CR
MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Classes. How do they work? How well do they prepare students to compete in their chosen fields? What happens to collegiality, networking, and collaboration when architecture schools exist in the cloud? Can a high quality of education be attained if students and teachers never clap eyes on each other?
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B32 The Changing Face of Primary Care Project Types CR
Following the 2011 Presidential Proclamation extolling the “vital resource” of primary care in this country, there has been a significant and targeted effort to expand, upgrade and re-commit to primary care services. This effort is signaled not only in the construction of new facilities, but in improvements and operational efficiencies to existing facilities. Our review and analysis makes for an intriguing and sometimes surprising case of how primary care clinics can best serve their populations, survive the impact of changes to our medical system and meet the expectations of care providers and patients alike. We will demonstrate how planning, medical and education programming, and flexible spaces contribute to the development of primary care sites as centers for hope and health in under-served communities in the area.
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B33 Developing Young Leaders: Staying current in a time of change The Emerging Professional

We have changed the way we work, the technology we use and the way we communicate. How does the architecture profession stay relevant in a time of change? In this workshop we emphasize the value of engaging young professionals and the importance of adapting to current communication trends. Using Payette’s Young Designers Core as a case study, we investigate the importance of a structured program that fosters open communication, innovation and support for designers at all stages of their career. In response to the AIA’s repositioning of its role within the profession and engagement of young leaders, the Young Designers Core has adapted its practices to continue to develop young leaders beyond the individual firm.

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SB11 Getting Ink for Your Design
Meet the editors. Hear the pitch. This is your

chance to get both sides of a good story. How

do editors like to be approached? What are

the best practices in the PR world? Fiona Luis,

deputy editor of ArchitectureBoston magazine

and Rachel Levitt-Slade, editor of Boston

Home magazine will be joined by Susan Shelby

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interactive panel discussion on press for the

design world.
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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B41 Choosing Between Two Popular Delivery Methods: Design-Build vs. CM At-Risk Business Management CR
Public and private owners are realizing with increasing frequency that the traditional design-bid-build model does not create the best result. Owners want to build faster, cheaper, and better buildings, and are realizing that selecting the low bidder does not necessarily accomplish those goals. Our blue chip panel discusses the effect a project delivery method can have from an Owner’s, Contractors, and Architect’s perspective, focusing on two popular methods: Design-Build and CM At-Risk. We will discuss issues such as speed, cost, quality, and flexibility when weighing the decision of which delivery method is best for which projects.
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B42 Specifications for the Exterior Enclosure Building Enclosures HSW

Can specs make your building dry, airtight, and durable? Learn what language to include in your specs to help ensure that the exterior envelope is constructed correctly, and learn how to differentiate the work of different trades. Division 1 of your specs must include mock-ups, testing, and quality control procedures. Technical sections should clearly address air and vapor barriers, sheathings, insulation, flashings, windows, curtain wall, roofing, and waterproofing. Language on the drawings and in the spec must match! Handouts include model sections for testing and exterior enclosure commissioning.

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B43 Here Comes the Sun: Applications of Solar Energy Energy Solutions HSW

We can make much better buildings when we understand the sun and its relation to the site and building. We’ll look at the nature of the solar resource and how much reaches us as heat and as light. We’ll use NREL’s online tool PV Watts to calculate how much solar energy reaches any surface of a building or collector, and what that means for serving needs such as heating, cooling, hot water, electricity, and lighting. Then we’ll look at applications; passive solar heating, cooling load avoidance, solar thermal collection for heating and hot water, daylighting, and solar greenhouses, with a focus on defining the task and applying the sun to serve it. Why frack when you can harvest the sun?

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B44 Bioregional Urbanism: A Sustainable Methodology for Designers Urban Universal CR
Bioregional Urbanism (BioUrb) is a practice methodology that helps cities and regions become more resilient and self-sufficient and measurably contribute to global sustainability. A team of designers, scientists, policy practitioners, and community partners in the Boston area are developing the methodology for application in regions around the world. The session introduces the underlying research, theoretical framework, practice methods, and applications. It will also contextualize BioUrb within the broader context of the emerging field of sustainable urbanism. In contrast to other urbanisms, BioUrb focuses on translating land suitability analysis, resource and climate science, and human well-being science into design practice methods.
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B45 Designing for Coastal Storms Resiliency HSW

Design for coastal storm surges has taken a higher profile because of recent events. This panel will discuss several aspects to consider when designing coastal architecture. What does research tell us about surviving the impacts of storm events? What are the legal standards that will impact future projects? And with over 90% of the developed coastal area committed to residential use, how are designers approaching high value investments in these conditions?

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B47 Roof Design for Resiliency, Performance and Longevity Building Systems & Commissioning HSW

For the majority of buildings, the roof system is critical to the overall performance and success of the building envelope. Not only should the roof be the first line of defense against the weather and weather events, it should provide an energy efficient, long lasting, durable solution. RoofPoint, while used as a roof rating system, can also be an important design tool for resilient, energy efficient, long-term performing roof systems. The presenter discusses the RoofPoint program and how it can be used by architects for new construction and reroofing projects.

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  • James Kirby, VP of Sustainability - Ctr for Environmental Innovation in Roofing
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B48 Building for Everyone: A Universal Design Approach in Ireland Socially Sustainable Design (sponsored by IHCD) HSW
This workshop explains the process the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design at the Irish National Disability Authority took to produce this series of booklets. The 2013 series provides guidance on a universal design approach to all new buildings and the use and adaptation of existing environments. Given the 21st century diversity of people, a universal design approach results in buildings and places that can be used and enjoyed by everyone and reduces the need for expensive changes or retrofits at a later stage. Developers, designers, builders and building managers are encouraged to be innovative and think creatively about solutions that meet the needs of all building users.
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  • Neil Murphy MRIAI, Senior Built Environment Advisor - Center for Excellence in Universal Design at the National Disability Authority of Ireland
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B49 Design Strategies and Technologies for the Blind and Visually Impaired Socially Sustainable Design (sponsored by IHCD) HSW
It's hard to contemplate architecture without sight. It’s harder yet to design for architecture that is unseen or not seen well. Nevertheless, the decisions we make, and don't make, profoundly affect the visual and non-visual accessibility of our work. Chris Downey, AIA, who has been blind since 2008, leads a presentation about the architectural experience of the blind and visually impaired. The development of visual impairment software that filters digital renderings to demonstrate how the same clear view would be seen through various types and levels of visual impairment will be introduced. This altered view allows designers to adjust their work as it relates to glare, contrast, shadows, patterns, light levels, and form. Technologies such as the Arup SoundLab will also be discussed, showing that the acoustic character of a building can be used to create contextual experiences and real-time interactive feedback.
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B50 A New Maternity Wing at St. Boniface Hospital Project Types HSW

St. Boniface Hospital is located in mountainous terrain, 3 1/2 hours west of Port of Prince. The new 20,000 SF addition, with an annual volume of 1,200 births, demands “back to basics” strategies. The most formidable challenge is accessibility in terms of transportation, resources, technology infrastructure and labor skill sets. Local sourcing has become cliché in the U.S., but it’s the only option in Haiti. This session focuses on working with what's readily available for building materials and technology and adapting to seismic demands. Sustainable architectural features such as roof forms that maximize ventilation and rain water collection will be discussed, as well as how the design takes into account local cultural habits and practices.

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B51 The 90 Minute MBA for the Emerging Professional The Emerging Professional

A repeat of last year’s popular seminar, the 90 Minute MBA for the Emerging Professional will introduce basic business principles for the design profession. To succeed in today’s volatile marketplace, emerging professionals must have a strong business foundation to survive and thrive. This seminar offers insights into how a firm is created, managed and sustained, as well as what role younger professionals typically play in their firm’s success.

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SB2 WID Awards Ceremony & Luncheon

The WID Awards Ceremony & Luncheon serves as the primary public presentation for this year’s Women in Design Award of Excellence. Begun in 2000, this annual award honors individuals who have exhibited exceptional achievement in person, process, product and position. Past winners will present the awards to this year’s honorees: Carole Wedge FAIA, Gail Sullivan AIA, and Kathleen Lugosch FAIA. Join WID for a truly inspiring event.

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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AFH3 Design Like You Give a Damn!  An introduction to Architecture for Humanity featuring local projects CR
Design like you give a Damn is a motto adopted by Architecture for Humanity a few years ago and is a simple expression of the organization’s mission. AfH is a volunteer non-profit organization set up to promote architecture and design and to seek solutions to global social and humanitarian crises. Through a global network of building professionals, AfH brings design, construction and development services to communities in need.
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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B61 Professional Development: How to Foster a Creative Environment Business Development CR

This seminar challenges current leadership structures by presenting a new way of thinking about design leadership, the role of junior and senior designers and the impact of non-traditional management on firm culture. We will hear from studio leaders of 3 design firms: TRO Jung Brannon, Gensler, and Invivia, who will present how they foster innovation and creativity. They will demonstrate how design is enhanced through collaboration and effective leadership and how encouraging professional development increases productivity and reduces employee turnover. Come prepared to engage in a design conversation that will challenge conventional roles and thinking.

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B62 Energy Planning for Today and Tomorrow Energy Solutions HSW

The presentation focuses on the current energy efficiency programs available from the Program Administrators (the Utilities) and how to maximize the incentives and rebates available. We will review the natural gas and electricity efficiency programs, the process it takes to navigate the programs, what the potential payment and incentive/rebate will be, and examples of these project types.

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B64 Sustainability in Practice: Genzyme Headquarters after a decade Building Performance HSW
At its completion in 2003, the Genzyme Headquarters was one of the first examples of a modern, high performance building in the Boston area receiving a LEED Platinum rating. The panel, including representatives from the architecture, engineer, and facilities teams, will discuss how design metrics and technologies have evolved over the past decade and how the Genzyme Headquarters compares to High Performance buildings of today. The panel will also compare design to actual performance data, and how the building facilities team has worked to maintain and improve building performance.
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B65 Bottom Up Urbanism: The Engagement of Public Space Urban Universal CR

This panel presents contemporary design strategies that promote and inspire engagement, creativity and innovation in public space. Emerging movements, generally by younger design practices, that capitalize on site and program will be discussed, highlighting case studies from grassroots installations to the Venice Biennale. Bottom up urban strategies include user driven and user produced events such as “parking day”, “chair bombing”, and other temporary events intended to catalyze the permanent transformation of spaces. The panel aims to provoke progressive thinking about ways to re-imagine public space beyond passive recreational use, and in so doing, actively engage communities in the revitalization of their cities.

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B66 Can Your Building Survive Resiliency HSW
Severe weather such as coastal storms, extreme temperatures, floods, windstorms/tornadoes, winter storms, and earthquakes have increased in frequency resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in property and business activity losses. This presentation will provide building owners, property managers, architects, and engineers the insight to assess their facility’s ability to withstand emergency situations, evaluate opportunities for renovations to ensure critical infrastructure is out of harm’s way, prepare business continuity plans, and understand the value of regularly testing and practicing disaster recovery procedures.
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B67 Getting It Right: Enclosure Commissioning and Construction Phase Testing Building Systems & Commissioning CR
Enclosure commissioning is an essential process for high performance green buildings and construction phase testing is a significant component of the commissioning process. This interactive session focuses on specification requirements for building enclosure commissioning and the quality assurance benefits of construction phase testing. We will examine factors affecting performance requirements, review applicable tests for different project types, discuss the role and responsibilities of commissioning agents, address the limits of testing, what to expect in the field during particular tests, and how to interpret results. Demonstrations will involve testing tools and equipment.
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B69 Universal Design in Housing: Incentivizing Policies and Practice Socially Sustainable Design (sponsored by IHCD) HSW
The social function of housing stands at the crossroads between policy and practice. Despite the potential benefit of public/private collaboration, housing innovation is largely limited to advances in environmental sustainability, leaving behind the social considerations that remain at the heart of multi-family housing. Government agencies in both Ireland and Boston have undertaken projects that return emphasis to the user in the design of housing. Both incorporate best practices in Universal Design at an agency level, with different tactical approaches: The creation of U.D. Home Guidelines in Ireland, and in Boston, the development of materials. This workshop details the results of both projects.
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  • Neil Murphy MRIAI, Senior Built Environment Advisor - Center for Excellence in Universal Design at the National Disability Authority of Ireland
  • Josh Safdie, Director of ICHDstudio - Institute for Human Centered Design
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B70 Historic Preservation and Design for Inclusion: Model Precedents Socially Sustainable Design (sponsored by IHCD) HSW
The National Historic Preservation Act was passed in 1966, just two years before passage of the Architectural Barriers Act, the first federal accessibility regulations in the US. In the intervening years, these two legislations have been perceived to work at odds, which doesn’t have to be true. In this session, two architects present case studies from historic properties in the US and UK that find a balance between historic preservation and design for inclusion.
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B71 Pushing Wood Framing To Higher Heights Project Types HSW

Massachusetts adoption of the IBC in the 8th edition of the State Building Code has significantly altered the ability to build taller structures in wood framing. The change is allowing height, area and construction type options for mixed-use structures previously not possible. In this session, we will explore the design and technical challenges of building to five (and more) stories with wood framing.

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B68 Boston Fit City Initiative Update Urban Boston CR

In May 2013, the City of Boston and the BSA hosted a Fit City Summit that brought together planners, designers, health professionals, business and community leaders, and academics to examine how the built environment impacts health and how it can foster physical activity on our streets and in our buildings. Get the download from the Summit and learn more about fostering sustainable designs that not only spur creative economic development, but also improve the quality of life for Boston residents.

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  • Megan McClaire, Associate Director - Boston Public Health Commission
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B72 Innovations in Architecture: Products that are changing the game Trends CR

This presentation explores the ideas and development behind innovative technologies in architectural products focusing on interior materials, modes of production and connections to the design process. The A&D industry has radically changed over the past few decades due to cutting-edge advancements in design tools, software and robotics. As a result designers and architects have boundless new channels for customization. Emerging interior materials and the groundbreaking software and technology that make the process faster, more affordable and sustainable, will be discussed in depth.

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  • Paul Reiss, Cofounder & Creative Director - Artaic Innovative Mosaic
  • Ted Acworth, Founder & CEO - Artaic Innovative Mosaic
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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AFH4 Appropriate Construction Technology – low cost, low impact construction techniques for developing wo HSW
Much construction throughout the developing world is completed without the industrial processes common in the developed world. Low cost, low impact technologies using locally-available materials can provide local employment, engage the local community and avoid negative environmental damage. In this one-hour session, members of Architecture for Humanity, Boston will discuss the philosophy behind the use of such materials and techniques, discuss the experience of the chapter in designing buildings in the developing world to be built with economical locally available materials and the challenges that they can pose. Several AfHB projects and some non-AfHB projects will be used as examples. Time will be allotted for questions and discussion.
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SB12 Tweet Up
Meet your virtual network face-to-face in the Quad and share more than 140 characters along with libations and refreshments. Register in advance and you’ll receive one

free drink ticket. Learn Twitter how-to’s from colleagues and social media experts and perhaps take home a door prize. Connect with us now: #ABX2013
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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SB6 Networking Mixer co-hosted by CSI Boston, BRAGB, and Home Innovation Labs
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SB3 WID: Happy Hour

Come on and get Happy and support the Sharewood Project with Women in Design. The Sharewood Project offers free, unscheduled healthcare to the medically underserved populations of the greater Boston area. Network with your colleagues, enjoy a cocktail, and support a worthy cause by participating in a raffle.

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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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SB7 The Unbuilt Reception & Forum CR

The Unbuilt Awards reception and forum brings this year’s jurors, award recipients, and others with an interest in design together for an informal happy hour and discussion of contemporary design ideas reflected in submissions, which will all be on display.

5:00pm - 6:00pm - Reception in the Design Gallery on the show floor
6:00pm - 7:00pm  - Forum in room 107A

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SB14 SMPS Reception

Join the Boston chapter of the Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) for informal networking, lively conversation, and fantastic raffle prizes.

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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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B81 Developing Integrated Sustainability Solutions and Value Added Services through Cross Discipline Col Business Management CR

In an era of environmental, economic and social change, designers are challenged to address increasingly complex issues with fewer resources than in the past. Focusing on a range of collaborations between architects, urban planners, landscape architects, and engineers, including the emerging role of landscape architects as project leaders/design team facilitators, panelists demonstrate that a calculated integration of design disciplines can strengthen sustainable projects and broaden approaches to solving complex issues. As the scope of site design and campus master planning expands to address issues of urban ecology, infrastructure and sustainability networks, a deeper understanding of the various issues is required, making multidisciplinary collaboration necessary from conception through construction.

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B83 Natural Ventilation Design Building Performance HSW

Architects, engineers and building owners will be introduced to the need for and benefits of natural ventilation in buildings. This workshop will outline the basic physical principles of wind- and buoyancy-driven natural ventilation in buildings, and will then cover common problems encountered when a natural ventilation system fails to perform, leading to the design of an unsuccessful, costly and inefficient system. Each aspect will be discussed in detail, using real life examples of successful and unsuccessful systems. Design/operational suggestions will be provided.

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B84 Middle Income Housing Initiative Urban Boston CR

The new Middle Income Housing Initiative in Boston builds on the Mayors goal of making 1 million sf of City-owned real estate available to small builders in 2013 and 2014. The initiative has three core goals: 1) increase the number of middle-income homeowners in Boston’s neighborhoods to offset some of the losses from the foreclosure crisis; 2) support property values in higher foreclosure neighborhoods by replacing vacant lots with well-designed homes; and 3) create business opportunities for small, locally based builders to stimulate construction-sector employment. The panel will discuss the outcomes, opportunities and lessons learned from this and the E+ positive pilot programs.

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  • Jay Lee, Assistant Director of Design Construction Openspace - DND/COB
  • Sheila Dillon, Chief of Housing and Director - Department of Neighborhood Development
  • Reay Pannesi, - DND - Department of Neighborhood Development
  • Donald E. Wright, Deputy Director, Real Estate Management and Sales - Deparment of Neighborhood Development, City of Boston
  • Ralph Parent, - Rhyno Developments
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B85 DeafSpace: An Architectural Pattern Language For a More Sustainable and Livable World Socially Sustainable Design (sponsored by IHCD) HSW
Deaf people inhabit a rich sensory world with a visual language, visual and tactile spatial awareness, and a culture constructed around these linguistic and cognitive abilities. Throughout history deaf people have customized their physical environment to maintain social connection, wellbeing and personal identity. These strategies and their architectural manifestations are known as DeafSpace, an emerging discourse that goes beyond accessibility to create an architecture attuned to the unique deaf ways of being and challenges contemporary design and construction practices. This presentation explores DeafSpace to highlight the unique contributions deaf people can make toward a more livable and sustainable future.
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B86 How Do We Know if Buildings Really Work? Socially Sustainable Design (sponsored by IHCD) HSW

In the UK, it’s increasingly critical that buildings meet their energy performance targets in order to meet the legally binding EU carbon-reduction targets for the built environment sector. Performance targets include all forms of energy use, from heating and ventilation, to computers, appliances and lighting, all tied to how the building is used by both occupants and managers. This workshop looks at how buildings actually perform, how to evaluate and measure their performance, and how to change standard consulting, design and construction practices to ensure low energy use. It will further highlight how issues such as usability and communication can affect energy performance.

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  • Lisa Ann Pasquale, Director - Six Cylinder Limited
  • Ruth Super, Architectural Designer/Interior Specialist - Institute for Human Centered Design
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B87 The Big Three IMP Project Types CR
This session allows participants to hear directly from leadership at the “Big Three” higher education institutions in Boston about their 10-year Institutional Master Plans (IMP). Each presenter will not only describe the specific projects their institutions hope to build in the coming years, but describe in detail the larger planning principles which are guiding them. The workshop begins with an overview from the BRA on the City of Boston's IMP process and a discussion of the many effects of campus development.
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  • David Grissino, Senior Architect/Urban Designer - Boston Redevelopment Authority
  • Paul Rinaldi, Vice President - Boston University
  • Kathy Spiegelman, Vice President - Northeastern University
  • Harris Band, Senior Director of Allston Master Planning - Harvard University
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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SB10 Meet Masschusetts
Join us for informal professional networking with a wide range of planning and design professionals. Hosted by Boston Society of Architects, Boston Society of Landscape Architects, MA Chapter of the American Planning Association, Massachusetts Association of Consulting Planners, and the Massachusetts Chapter of the USGBC
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SB13 Roger Williams University Alumni Reception
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SB4 Wentworth Institute of Technology Alumni Reception
Join us for this Wentworth tradition by the waterfront. Wentworth alumni, friends, and parents are welcome to attend our Architecture Boston Expo alumni reception following a day at the BCEC. Two complimentary drink tickets will be provided per attendee. Networking, an Institute update from the President, and an exchange of ideas are all part of this alumni program.
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6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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SB5 University of Cincinnati Alumni Reception
Please join fellow alumni from the College of Design ,Architecture, Art and Planning for a lively evening of conversation, connection and, of course, our annual Skyline Chili raffle.
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SB9 Rensselear Polytechnic Institute Alumni Reception
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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SB8 Boston Architectural College

Join President Ted Landsmark, to connect with fellow alumni, BAC faculty and students and other members of the BAC community for an evening of cocktails and conversations.

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6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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SB15 Syracuse University School of Architecture Alumni Reception

Join fellow Alumni from Syracuse University’s School of Architecture for an informal evening of conversation, networking and connection at our inaugural ABX Reception. There will be a brief presentation at the beginning of the reception showcasing some current alumni work. Attendees are encouraged to submit work to Scott Mandeville ’04 for inclusion (sbmandeville@gmail.com).

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Thursday, November 21
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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C01 Lean Construction 101 Business Management CR
Lean production caused a revolution in the manufacturing world, challenging traditional notions about how to plan and manage work, achieving new levels of performance in return. A similar revolution is happening in construction. Lean Construction makes it possible to improve quality, safety, and shorten project duration while reducing cost. In Lean Project Delivery, the facility and its delivery process are designed together to better reveal and support customer purposes. This panel looks at the philosophy, principles and techniques of Lean Project Delivery and distinguishes it from other project delivery practices. Integrated Project Delivery principles, value definition, Target Value Design, Last Planner, Lean supply chain, pull methods, project production system design, continuous improvement in practice, and Lean culture will all be discussed.
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C02 Lighting the Future Energy Solutions HSW

The lighting industry is undergoing a revolution, with major advancements in solid-state lighting and conventional fluorescent technology. Lighting efficiency and lamp life have fundamentally changed in recent years. Manufacturers are coming out with 100,000 hour LED fixtures and 85,000 hour linear fluorescents, with similar life span as some HVAC equipment. The necessity to change a light bulb is approaching obsolescence and projects can be designed with half the Light Power Density from just a few years ago. A panel of experts will present the latest developments in lighting technology, explore the impact of these technologies in energy efficiency and in building design and maintenance, and discuss how these advancements will change the built landscape.

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  • Chin Lin, Senior Associate and Green Resources Manager - HMFH Architects, Inc.
  • Chris Ripman, President and Principal Consultant - Ripman Lighting Consultants
  • Jeff Landes, Principal - Omnilite
  • Tom Ward, Vice President - Finelite
  • Richard Rattray, Specification Sales Engineer - OSRAM SYLVANIA
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C03 At the Intersection of Architecture and Facilities Management Building Performance CR

Facilities management is an ever-changing and inherently complex process. This workshop demonstrates how architects can sort through building data to make informed decisions with their clients on future planning projects. Architects are able to look at buildings with a holistic point of view, taking into account program use, quality of conditions, regulatory compliance, construction costs, and aesthetics. With the proliferation of building information modeling, this information can be organized into a comprehensive database directly linked to BIM or CAD drawings using smart tags and attributes. The result is a living system that provides insight into how facilities are functioning, and can be utilized in managing, maintaining, and planning facilities.

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C04 Landscape Urbanism: Understanding it Within its Context Urban Universal CR

Landscape Urbanism is a relatively new term and in some cases, viewed as a controversial theory. Regardless, its objectives are being used by design professionals to shape communities and public spaces throughout the country and the world. It is among the friendly company of other design theories including, New Urbanism, Ecological Urbanism and Emo Urbanism. This workshop highlights their differences and discusses how the theory is being applied by designers today. Prominent open spaces and their relationships to landscape urbanism approaches will be examined and discussions will include the fiscal, technical and regulatory environment. Case studies will include an in-depth look at the Rose Kennedy Greenway and how Landscape Urbanism tenants could make the park even better.

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  • Erik Bednarek, Director of Landscape Architecture - The Cecil Group
  • Kathy Bradford, Senior Landscape Architect - Bioengineering Group
  • Jessica Leete, Principal - Ager Group
  • Linda Jonash, Director of Planning and Design - Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy
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C05 On The Edge: Life at a Coastal Summer Colony and Beyond Resiliency HSW
For several years our multidisciplinary team has been studying oncoming shoreline changes and development through the prism of Roy Carpenter’s Beach (Roy’s), a long time summer colony in Rhode Island. Climate and coastal change is as much about nature’s forces as it is about the dynamics of our own culture, including significant economic consequences. Roy’s is a microcosm for many of our larger coastal communities and if we can’t figure out what to do here, how will we do so in a more complex coastal and cultural ecology? The panel will show its work through science, graphics, written and oral history, cultural images, and vignettes, along with unique perspectives and sustainable economic, planning, and design solutions, including how LEED for Neighborhood Development is a viable tool for sustainable hazard mitigation.
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C07 The Five W’s of Building Enclosure Commissioning Building Systems & Commissioning HSW
As facades and wall assemblies become more complicated to achieve energy efficiency goals and as organizations begin requiring Building Enclosure Commissioning, it is critical that Owners, architects, engineers, and contractors understand their respective roles and responsibilities. By answering the five W questions; Who, What, Where, When and Why (not necessarily in that order) the presentation explains in detail the value of Building Enclosure Commissioning and how to implement it on new and existing buildings including ASHRAE, NIBS, and ASTM guidelines and LEED v4 requirements.
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C08 Beyond the Bronze Horse: Designing Places for Public Art Urban Boston CR
Designing for public art can be complicated with increasing use of ephemeral art and community engagement. How do you design space for unknown demands and a vagabond client using part art, part exhibit and part event? Find out who constituents are and what they need. Issues apply equally to public or private space, indoor or outdoor, from facades and lobbies to courtyards, plazas and parks. Experts who are stakeholders and clients will discuss parameters of planning, real estate development, architecture, art, curating and community organizing. Case studies of Bartlett Yards and FIGMENT will be used. Bring your current projects and questions and learn what is needed to move from a beautiful place to a dynamic space that supports engagement with artists and community.
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  • Susan Israel, Principal & Founder - Energy Necklace Project
  • Ron Mallis, founder - BostonAPP/Lab
  • Dan Sternof Beyer, Public Artist - New American Public Art
  • Mark Matel, Project Manager and Enterprise - Rose Architectural Fellow at Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation
  • Jason Turgeon, Energy Water Specialist - FIGMENT Boston
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C09 How to apply for Publicly Funded Projects Business Development CR

The Commonwealth has a large construction program in place that is expected to grow over the next few years. It consists of Office/Lab buildings, College and University facilities, Correction and Recreation facilities, and other miscellaneous work. Additionally, there are many School Building projects slated that are under the control of the State School Building Authority. This workshop addresses application requirements such as Ownership, Membership, Licensure and MBE/WBE. It will address applying for individual projects versus House Doctor projects, interviews, application forms and Master File forms. The process for School Building projects will be addressed including hiring practices.

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C10 Let There Be Light: Restoring the MIT Great Dome and Barker Library Rotunda Case Studies HSW

No more iconic building exists than the Building 10 Dome on the campus of MIT. Since 1916, it has been the symbol of the campus itself. In the 1940s, MIT covered the oculus in the Dome, resulting in the Barker Reading Room being lit solely by electric lights. They recently decided to reopen the oculus, restore it to its original grandeur, install new lighting, paint it to match the original colors, and upgrade the acoustics. The panel will present the challenges of understanding and replicating early 1900s design and construction and the adjustments needed to embrace current techniques, all while working in a fully functioning library.

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C11 Breaking Down Brutalism Project Types HSW
This presentation addresses the complexity of re-purposing underperforming and unappreciated mid-century modern buildings of the ‘Heroic’ period between the 60’s and 70’s, sometimes referred to as Brutalism. The panelists believe that careful building assessment and planning can serve contemporary needs and energy efficiency standards and that repurposing results in significant savings over demolition and replacement. The renovation and expansion of two Paul Rudolph buildings will be looked at: The central library at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and the Orange County Government Center. A working template for assessment and re-purposing will be explored through four technical and design issues relative to renovation and transformation: Program Fit; Envelope and Systems assessment; Cost; and Image.
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C12 The ABC’s of Spec Literacy The Emerging Professional

Geared towards emerging professionals, this workshop will help you navigate the complex language of specifications. The panel, comprising a spec writer, cost estimator, architect, and contractor, will compare their experiences writing and working with specs to empower attendees with an architectural background to be “spec-literate.” The often-cumbersome task of locating information within specs will be streamlined through an introduction to their embedded structure. Additionally, participants will come out of the session with an understanding of technical specification language, and a familiarity with contractors’ interpretation of specs. Cost estimators will address the consequences of poorly written or inaccurate specifications.

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8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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T09 Tour of Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems’ Building Technology Showcase Tours HSW

Completed in 2013, the Building Technology Showcase is Fraunhofer CSE’s headquarters in Boston’s fast-growing Innovation District, a deep energy retrofit of a 100-year-old building that serves as a “living laboratory” for R&D of advanced sustainable energy technologies. To bring the BTS from vision to reality, Fraunhofer CSE enlisted the support of dozens of manufacturers and other partners from the buildings and construction industries, who donated energy-efficient services, systems, and materials to the renovation effort. Our project supporters range from innovative Massachusetts-based start-ups to respected multinational corporations like Siemens, Philips, OSRAM, DuPont, Dow Corning, and ThyssenKrupp.

Tours are meeting at the BCEC, in SE Lobby C - directly outside the exhibit hall entrance. There will be a large ‘ABX Tours Meet Here’ sign in the lobby, along with a BSA staff member and someone to check you in before you board the bus. Every tour will be taking a bus to your destination. The listed tour times above include travel, so the start and end times indicate actual departure and arrival times from the BCEC.

Important: You need to pick up your badge at Registration before the tour starts, so please arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow time to do so. Registration is inside exhibit hall C.

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  • Kurt Roth, Director - Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems
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C06 Intricacies of MA Energy Code for Multi-Family Development Multifamily and Green Construction (sponsored by BRAGB)

Multi-family development has many paths to Energy Code Compliance, starting with categorization as Low-Rise (Residential Code) or High-Rise (Commercial Code) and Stretch Code or Non-Stretch Code. There are also other Energy Efficiency Programs (EEPs), to consider, including monetary incentives from Federal Tax Credits; utility sponsored Rebate Programs; and Marketing Programs such as ENERGY STAR Homes, LEED-for Homes and the National Green Building Standard. For certain projects, LEED for Homes and/or ENERGY STAR Homes might even be required by local code or the funding program.; Join Michael Browne, President of Energy Raters of Massachusetts, Inc., to discuss the technical and practical aspects of MA Energy Code for Multifamily Development and the relationship of meeting energy code to other energy efficiency programs.

Credit Information: Class has been approved by the MA Board of Building Regulations and Standards for 6.0 Continuing Education Credits toward renewal of the Construction Supervisors License. 3.0 credits in the catgeory "Energy" and 3.0 in the category "Code Review".

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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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C21 How to Get a Great Building Business Development CR
Not all works of architecture are created equal; some buildings are exceptional. This workshop will explore how architects and clients work together to fashion great buildings. The panel includes two prominent architects and two prominent clients, each of who have done award-winning Boston buildings, just not with each other. Come for a lively discussion; not about a specific building commission, but about how owners choose architects and work with them to achieve the client’s design ambitions, and about how architects work with clients to achieve an exceptional result.
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C22 Incentivizing Lighting Quality Energy Solutions HSW
This session looks at how lighting quality is being supported by utilities through incentives. Case studies will demonstrate the lighting design process and how utility incentives help promote lighting quality. The lighting design process is shown to be motivated to reduce energy use through modeling, daylight design, efficient fixture specification, lighting controls and commissioning. Specific examples and research will demonstrate how an integrated lighting design process promotes quality while reducing energy use.
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C23 Glazed Aluminum Curtain Walls: Current Trends, Innovations & Specifying for Performance Building Enclosures HSW

Glazed aluminum curtain wall dominates much of today’s commercial architecture and construction landscape. When properly considered, designed and installed, curtain walls provide a solution that balances the important connections and separations between interior and exterior spaces. This presentation explores the current trends and innovations that are affecting the way we see and use curtain wall, including a frank discussion about building energy and how designers, manufacturers and owners are responding or may be affected. In light of ever growing design and performance criteria for curtain walls, important specification and performance criteria will be addressed. Several case studies will demonstrate both failures and successes for curtain wall specification, design and installation.

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  • Wei Lam, Associate Principal - Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates
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C25 High Performing Properties: The Cornerstone of Economic Recovery Existing Buildings HSW

Whether you own or operate one building, a campus of many or a portfolio that spans the globe, existing buildings are crucial as uncertainty in the economy, increasing environmental pressures and changing legislation impact the way buildings are constructed and maintained. High-performing buildings are more able to respond to changing business needs, providing flexibility in space use and accommodating changing technology and evolving communication networks. High-performing buildings use resources such as water, energy, materials and land more efficiently, achieving significant reductions in operating costs. High-performing buildings create better environments, improving how institutions deliver their mission. Attendees will learn what the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is doing to protect its asset and the steps involved to reduce operating costs, increase occupant comfort and set goals to meet future needs and protect future assets.

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  • Julian Astbury, Associate Principal - Arup
  • Jenna Ide, Deputy Director - Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM)
  • Krista Lillis, AICP, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Buildling Group - Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM)
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C26 Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Controlling Noise and Vibration in your Buildings from Adjacent Transportat Urban Universal HSW

Healthy communities thrive on residential, commercial, and business developments in close proximity to transportation resources. The regional benefits of this smart growth approach can be many, such as less congestion, reduced sprawl and associated infrastructure costs, and steady property values. To perform successfully, however, these developments must control noise and vibration from nearby road and rail systems that can intrude into building spaces. The panel will discuss a wide range of noise and vibration issues associated with transportation sources and how the building team can evaluate and mitigate potential problems.

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C27 Commissioning for Dummies Building Systems & Commissioning CR

Building Commissioning is a hot buzzword in the construction industry. The goal of commissioning is to provide a double check of the building systems. This workshop covers design through assembly to functionality. It covers a breadth of systems from enclosures to mechanical, electrical, and HVAC. There are standards that have been developed to provide consistent services. In this buffet of construction servings, however, the service is a la carte and most customers make their table reservation right before dessert. At the end of the session, attendees will have an overview of the commissioning process, its purpose, the components and the players.

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  • Matt Root, Senior Project Manager - Conservation Services Group
  • Michael Schofield, Senior Project Manager - Conservation Services Group
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C28 2012 IECC/New Massachusetts State Energy Code Impacts on High-rise Multi-family Residential Code HSW
Using 45 Stuart Street as a case study, this workshop will examine the potential impacts of the new energy code on high-rise residential buildings. The project has been permitted and is currently under construction and the presentation will compare and contrast the net impacts of the new proposed MA Energy Code on the building design. Effects of the new code requirements (positive or negative) will be reviewed for impact on the building envelope including the exterior facade, glazing quality, and allowable quantity of glazed openings. Further, the effect of the code on the mechanical systems overall efficiencies and the allowable lighting densities will be reviewed.
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C30 Living Building Challenge Workshop: Hitchcock Center for the Environment Case Studies HSW

For over 40 years the Hitchcock Center for the Environment has been a leader and innovator in environmental education. Located in Amherst, MA, Hitchcock serves an array of students, from pre-school to professional, and is affiliated with over 25 environmental and nature organizations. Consistent with the organization’s goals, the schools new interpretive education center will meet the “Living Building Challenge” requirements, incorporating design strategies from the Biomimicry Institute. Still in the design stage, the presentation is part case-study and part design workshop, asking participants to engage in the collaborative process. The presenters will provide unique perspectives on technical, environmental, and educational issues, encouraging dialogue around the future of sustainable architecture.

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  • Sam Batchelor, partner - designLAB architects
  • Lauren Todd, Associate Landscape Designer - Stephen Stimson Assocaites
  • Jim Newman, Founder & Principal - Linnean Solutions
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C31 Increasing Resilience: Facing the Rising Tide ArchitectureBoston HSW

Last October 29th, the largest storm ever to hit the East Coast caused catastrophic coastal flood damage in New York and New Jersey. Hurricane Sandy brought new public awareness of how climate change is ushering in an era of extreme storms and rising seas. Had the storm hit Boston at high tide instead of less than six hours earlier, flood waters could have reached City Hall. In February, The Boston Harbor Association released Preparing for the Rising Tide to help property owners and policy makers increase Boston’s resilience to tomorrow’s higher tides. This workshop builds on that research, available at www.tbha.org/work.

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  • Vivian Li, President - The Boston Harbor Association
  • Julie Wormser, Executive Director - The Boston Harbor Association
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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C29 Getting Public Work with MA Local Housing Authorities Business Development

Attention sole proprietors and small design firms: Are you interested in getting public work? New Formula Funding legislation in Massachusetts requires new approaches to designing and financing small capital improvement projects at the Commonwealth’s 250 Local Housing Authorities. 1200+ new capital improvement projects will be generated over the next 18 months and the Department of Housing and Community Development needs qualified architects and engineers to provide professional design services directly to LHAs for these projects. Typical LHA projects include; selective siding repairs, roofing replacement, window and door replacement, boiler replacement, etc. Not worked in the public sector before? DHCD will highlight key topics to get you up to speed. If you are interested in this business opportunity, the LHAs need your talents.

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  • Richard Ness, Director - MA Dept. of Housing & Community Development
  • Jim McCurdy, Supervising Architect - DHCD - Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Simone Early, Design Review Architect - DHCD - Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Lisa Audette, Executive Director - Franklin Housing Authority
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SC1 Fit City Charrette

Some of Boston’s most beloved neighborhoods and landscapes, like the Back Bay and the Fens, began as design solutions to 19th century public health problems. Our most pervasive health challenges today—obesity, type 2 diabetes, asthma, heart disease, stroke—are once again begging for great design. Boston ranks as one of the healthiest US cities, yet more than 50% of our adults are obese or overweight. For the past six months, architects, planners, public health experts, academics, and advocates have discussed how the built environment impacts our health. The CDRC invites you to join as they turn the discussion into a hands-on design workshop.

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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AFH5 Appropriate Construction Technology – low cost, low impact construction techniques for developing wo HSW
Much construction throughout the developing world is completed without the industrial processes common in the developed world. Low cost, low impact technologies using locally-available materials can provide local employment, engage the local community and avoid negative environmental damage. In this one-hour session, members of Architecture for Humanity, Boston will discuss the philosophy behind the use of such materials and techniques, discuss the experience of the chapter in designing buildings in the developing world to be built with economical locally available materials and the challenges that they can pose. Several AfHB projects and some non-AfHB projects will be used as examples. Time will be allotted for questions and discussion.
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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C41 Lean Construction 201 Business Management CR
Application of Lean Construction for all phases of project delivery is increasing and demand for companies and practitioners with knowledge and experience in Lean Project Delivery is growing. In response to this demand, new chapters of the Lean Construction Institute (LCI) have sprouted across the country and AGC of America has developed a Lean Construction Education Program to earn an AGC Certificate of Management—Lean Construction (CM-LC). In this workshop, members of LCI NE and AGC of MA will conduct a simulation and debrief with participants illustrating the concept and benefits of pull to control the production. The simulation will be followed by a discussion of how pull is used in the Last Planner® System to support planning and management of the design and construction of a project. The session will provide a hands-on illustration of basic Lean Construction concepts to expand participants understanding of Lean Construction, its benefits and how it is applied.
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C42 Living With LED’s Energy Solutions CR

LED’s are the new liberator in the lighting world. They last forever, use very little power and can replace all previous light sources. If you believe this, you need to come to this presentation. How good are they really? How have they been used effectively? What are the things you need to know about them before using them? What are the issues that could get you in trouble? This presentation will lead you through the maze of LED realities so that you can utilize this new technology successfully.

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C43 Air Leakage and Building Tightness Verification in Commercial Buildings Building Enclosures HSW

Controlling air movement is an important design and construction issue in all building types. Reducing air leakage can have a significant impact on durability, comfort, and efficiency. This session reviews the protocols for testing air leakage in commercial buildings, including the Stretch Code requirements and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers airtightness standards. Lessons learned from recent tests will then be discussed and examined to ensure the appropriate air barrier details are in the plans and specifications to achieve success.

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  • Wei Lam, Associate Principal - Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates
  • Matt Root, Senior Project Manager - Conservation Services Group
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C45 Refined Occupancy for Bikes Inside Homes, Offices, and Grocery Stores Urban Universal CR

Since 1890, bicycles have not been valid occupants inside homes, offices, or grocery stores; relegated to the barn, porch, cage, or rain. This workshop discusses design and space requirements in detail for highly convenient personal bicycle waiting rooms inside apartments, homes, offices, and stores. Included will be shallow scrubbers to clean tires in lobbies and bicycle waiting stations at cubicles so the bicycle also serves as a “Social Bridge” conversation connection. Grocery store dimensions will be discussed for allowing bicyclists to use their bike as a cart. Lessening resistance to refined occupancy for bikes inside will make for Fit Cities.

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  • Anne Lusk, Research Scientist - Harvard School of Public Health
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C47 Egress Requirements of the Mass Building Code 8th ed., Chapter 10 Code HSW

Refresh your knowledge and understanding of the MA Building Code 8th ed. requirements for egress. The presentation covers; the requirements for exit access, exits including the provisions allowing open egress stairs and single exits, exit discharge, remoteness, accessible means of egress, calculating occupant load, required exit width, assembly aisle egress, special locking arrangements, horizontal exits, guards, handrails, and fire escapes. Major egress code differences between past editions of the code and 8th edition, IBC based code will be highlighted, as well as some of the variations in egress code requirements in the other New England States.

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C49 Brigham Green: Recreating a Healing Landscape for the 21st Century at Brigham & Women’s Hospital Case Studies HSW

In celebration of its Centennial, and in keeping with Brigham’s mission of wellness and healing, a new open space is being built in the heart of Brigham Circle. The Thea and James M. Stoneman Centennial Park located above a new 400 car underground parking garage will create a new identity for the hospital. The project facilitates integrated access to ambulatory healthcare services, connecting with the MBTA Green line, bus mass transit and the Hubway system. Pedestrian circulation restores the welcoming civic space connection to the hospital’s symbolic main entrance and to the neighborhood and greater Longwood Medical Center area. The proposed landscape is not historic restoration but a contemporary interpretation of a central green.

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C50 Student Housing by the Numbers Project Types CR

Learn how key leaders in New England academic institutions are solving the financial and logistical challenges of providing competitive quality on-campus housing for their undergraduates. Learn by the numbers how size, mix and changing demographics can affect the cost and operations of student housing projects; the present and future obstacles facing institutions trying to keep students on-campus; and what qualities they are looking for in their planner/architect/contractor teams to help them in their mission.

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  • B.K. Boley, Principal - ADD Inc
  • Jeffrey Solomon, Vice President - Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Edward Adelman, Executive Director - Massachusetts State College Building Authority
  • Larry Siegel, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs - UMASS Lowell
  • Kurt Steinberg, Executive Vice President - Massachusetts College of Art and Design
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C48 They’re Just Not That Into You: The Importance of Relationship Building With Owners Business Development CR

Cranes dot the Boston skyline, owners are busy and the future is bright. As your firm gets busier too, the struggle to maintain and develop relationships that lead to sustained work gets tougher to accomplish. Join us for an interactive discussion panel that pulls from a broad cross section of Boston’s most influential owners and developers of design and construction projects. Hear directly from them what they expect and enjoy about the business development process and more importantly how to build relationships that surpass simply “getting on the RFP list”. Audience participation is welcome and expected.

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  • Renee Driscoll, Business Development Manager - Rolf Jensen & Associates, Inc.
  • James Koloski, Director - Shawmut Design & Construction
  • Bill Kane, Vice President - BioMed Realty Trust
  • Mary Nardone, Vice President - Boston College
  • Ralph Pelosi, Executive Director Support Services - Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Sean Murphy, Director of Design & Construction - Liberty Mutual
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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AFH6 Design Like You Give a Damn!  An introduction to Architecture for Humanity featuring local projects CR
Design like you give a Damn is a motto adopted by Architecture for Humanity a few years ago and is a simple expression of the organization’s mission. AfH is a volunteer non-profit organization set up to promote architecture and design and to seek solutions to global social and humanitarian crises. Through a global network of building professionals, AfH brings design, construction and development services to communities in need.
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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C61 Passive House: The True Basis for Net Zero Energy Solutions HSW

As the Net-Zero approach to residential construction becomes more commonplace, we evaluate what steps are necessary to move to the next level of green by incorporating Passive house techniques, thereby reaping the greatest benefits from this earth friendly approach to design and construction. A case-study will be used to demonstrate the design and construction principals that are employed to radically reduce energy consumption and nearly eliminate the need for heating or cooling. The result is green by design, economical to build and affordable to operate.

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C62 Media and Architecture Integration: New Territories for Lighting and Architecture Software & Technology CR

Media displays are everywhere today. How do designers balance the demand for media integration with available technology and aesthetics, and do so with finesse? Large scale digital media technology has its own terminology, experts, software, and timelines. This workshop addresses these issues as well as key challenges presented by architectural-media integration, using the recently completed project for the InterContinental Hotel Miami as a case study. The project, completed in 2012, employs 300,000 LEDs in 90,000 individually addressable pixels, many of which form a 19-story seamless digital canvas. Attendees will learn the need-to-knows of LEDs and low-res display design as they relate to architectural applications, in order to confidently approach this technology in their next project.

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C63 Energy and Performance Modeling Beyond the Basics Building Performance HSW

Whole building energy analysis has become commonplace for large projects due to the popularity of LEED certification and the Stretch Energy Code requirements. This session explores modeling opportunities beyond basic energy compliance, addressing project specific questions including façade orientation, window area, HVAC system selection, daylight energy savings, daylight quality and annual daylight exposure. Attendees are provided insight into the landscape of available software tools, including several case studies. The key to successful building performance modeling is to know what questions to ask when and what software to use when and by whom.

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C64 Creating Great Urban Places: Learning from Award Winning Projects Urban Universal CR

How do we evaluate urban excellence? Can great projects be designed by architects alone? What is the future of development in American cities? This session will consider the complex, collaborative process of placemaking and the economic, social and environmental aspects of design. It will examine the architect’s role in the development of urban projects and emerging trends in practice. The session will also explore the impact of awards programs in highlighting innovation and projects that shape the future of American cities utilizing case studies from five projects that received the 2013 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence. An overview of the Award, including the intensive application and selection process, will be given.

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C65 Preparing for Risk Mitigation Planning for NE Resiliency HSW

Hurricanes bring with them flooding and windstorm effects. In addition, New England and even Boston are at risk from damaging earthquakes. Architects, engineers, business owners, homeowners and community leaders need to know how all of these hazards might affect them; individually and collectively. Risk Mitigation Planning requires establishing base condition data on which assumptions about optimal mitigation efforts can be developed. Two speakers from FEMA will summarize FEMA maps and maps from other federal agencies that depict the risk zones, and will demonstrate how FEMA calculates risk.

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C66 Mid Construction Commissioning: Diagnosing infiltration before it’s too late Building Systems & Commissioning HSW

Reducing infiltration is a relatively easy way to decrease energy use, but testing for air tightness often occurs too late in the process. Diagnostic tests such as the blower door accompanied by thermal scan and smoke machine are most effective when the issues revealed can still be easily and cost effectively fixed. This workshop outlines key opportunities for testing for and reducing infiltration. Residential and commercial success stories will be shared as well as lessons learned from doing it the wrong way. Current infiltration specifications and realistic targets will be discussed, as well as ways of achieving them.

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  • John Rahill, Partner - Black River Design, Architects
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C67 The Changing Residential Energy Code: Moving form 2009 IECC to 2012 IECC Code HSW
The next version of the energy code is coming quickly. The emphasis on performance testing is increasing and mechanical ventilation is now required. In this workshop we will review the changes between 2009 and 2012 IECC. We will discuss how these changes will impact details, material selection, and current practices. We will also look at the stretch code and how that is changing to keep ahead of the changing energy code.
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C68 Architectural Photography: Shoot Your Project and Get Published Business Development CR

Develop a strong, organized approach to a professional commercial photo shoot, where the end result leads to new clients and major publication. Learn how to work with a PR firm to get major industry articles published in time for international conferences. Understand how working with project teams early can help understand their vision and develop the stories to communicate these concepts. Learn how to create storyboards and shot lists that will help develop consensus, direct a shoot and support targeted marketing efforts. This presentation will show examples of processes and tracking tools, along with guidelines for client communications. Case studies ranging from small interiors to complex built-to-suit projects will show how to plan for the unexpected and ensure a smooth shoot.

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C69 Not Your Father’s Oldsmobile: The Brown University Fitness and Aquatics Center Case Studies CR
Colleges and universities are under tremendous pressure to keep enrollment up and attract the best and brightest students. Studies show that the physical campus can play an important role in a student’s selection process. A clear balance needs to be struck between finite budgets, programmatic needs, and design excellence. The design-build delivery model is often thought of as an option for delivering a known program for the lowest possible cost or fastest schedule. It’s actually a particularly good solution for complex projects with demanding requirements. Learn how Brown University utilized the design-build delivery process to enhance collaboration and successfully achieve design excellence under a controlled budget. The discussion will focus on the new Aquatics and Fitness Center completed under the design-build partnership of Shawmut Design and Construction and Robert A.M. Stern Architects.
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C70 Haiti Beckons Project Types HSW

Paul E. Fallon has made 18 trips to Haiti to design and supervise construction of three buildings there; each opened in 2013. All three projects combined volunteer American design, engineering and construction experts with local workers and adapted Haiti’s traditional concrete construction to create high quality, earthquake resistant structures. This workshop describes Paul’s experience working in a country without building codes or organized construction trades and addresses the challenges of designing buildings conceived to developed world standards in a developing society with unreliable infrastructure or maintenance capability.

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C71 Customize This! The Custom Product Revolution Trends CR
Manufacturers have traditionally created products based on consumer tastes, but as preferences became disjointed, an appetite for customization developed. From what we eat to the cars we drive, personal preferences are reflected in everything we do today and the A&D industry is not immune to this trend. Designers are striving to create completely unique spaces while staying within budget and time constraints. The 3D printing “maker subculture” is indicative of a movement not only in open source software and DIY, but also a desire for custom. To meet the demand, we’re seeing a rise in advanced software, digital fabrication, and robotic manufacturing. Armed with new technologies, this session discusses how custom products can be created quickly and within budget.
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  • Paul Reiss, Cofounder & Creative Director - Artaic Innovative Mosaic
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