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Design Smarter with Structural Steel:

October 23, 2015

Sustainability + Multifamily, Hotel & Student Housing

Thursday, December 3rd
AIA Portland | 12-2pm

AIA Member $25| non-member $35

Lunch will be provided!

Course Description: Structural steel framing systems maximize space for occupant comfort, create versatile buildings for ease of design, and enhance the quality of construction to provide safe and healthy buildings. This program provides an overview of structural steel framing systems in mid-rise and high-rise projects and includes case studies which support efficient and economical methods of construction. The course presents a comprehensive view of the cradle-to-cradle structural steel supply chain from a sustainability perspective. Topics include scrap collection, mill production, fabrication, erection, operating energy and deconstruction.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore structural concepts that maximize space and promote occupant comfort with structural steel systems
  2. Discuss the versatile nature of structural steel and its ability to adapt to multiple functions
  3. Understand how to achieve higher quality buildings which provide healthy environments for end users
  4. Analyze the impact of fast, economical, and environmentally-conscious methods of construction
  5. Learn the advantages which make structural steel framing an economical and structurally sound solution for multi-story residential buildings
  6. Discover best practices for multi-story residential buildings when using the selected structural steel system to deliver a sound, safe and efficient building.

About the Presenters:
Jayshree Shah, AIA, NCARB, LEEP AP BD+C, has nearly a decade of experience designing and practicing architecture.  She has a strong focus on the multi-story residential market with research on apartments, condominiums, hotels, student and senior housing projects throughout the country.

Kristy Davis, LEED AP, has a background in civil and structural engineering with all experiences in design through construction administration.  She is the AISC Northwest regional engineer dedicated to assisting the design and construction community with technical solutions and resources for structural steel systems.  Kristy is available to help assess the viability of a structural steel option on upcoming projects.

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