Data-driven science, control systems and even journalism are in vogue today, reflecting the increasing reliance on real facts and figures – rather than experience or subjective opinions – to drive successful pursuits.
This course covers the history of value engineering, the benefits it provides (even those beyond the budget), the value engineering methodology, when value engineering should happen and when it absolutely should not.
Among the most fundamental of architectural elements is the roof. Its principal purpose is to shelter a building’s occupants, contents, and structure from the elements, most critically from precipitation.
To keep interior spaces warm in the winter (and nice and cool in the summer), Building Teams report adopting more advanced approaches to envelope design and construction, whether for big-ticket cladding choices, window edge details, or meticulous
Designing and constructing the most durable and energy efficient building enclosures requires careful integration of materials and assemblies—as well as integration of the various disciplines on the project team.
Learn about glass fabrication processes with a concentration on BIG glass, an industry trend. Best practices for properly designing projects using big glass will be highlighted along with the benefits of using larger sizes.
This course describes the multiple challenges in designing high performance fenestration systems for building envelopes meeting architectural design needs to deliver energy performance, sufficient glazed area for optimized daylight admission and v
The objectives of sustainable design are broader than just environmental effects, having come to embrace issues of human health and performance. Many factors influence whether a building has a positive or negative impact on its occupants.