Flue Gas Vent Material and Standards (CEU Course)
Instructor: Mallory Epstein, Centrotherm Business Development Engineer & Codes
How venting is evolving with the changes in heating equipment and how venting requirements are aligning with existing venting codes and standards
The presentation will stress how to vent safely in today’s world of high efficiency appliances including new materials, codes, and standards
Design on Demand: BI Value Propositions (CEU Course)
Instructor: Daniel Hughes, Bradley VDC Strategist | Specifications & ADA Specialist
Mr. Hughes serves as Bradley Corporation’s VDC\BIM Strategist for the Bradley VDC-Assist
Initiative. He serves as a Specifications & ADA Specialist supporting Bradley Sales, Engineering, Marketing and Client Care departments servicing design & construction clients. The Bradley BIM\Revit Library of 1,000 Revit product models serves as the core to all virtual design tools. Since 2002, he has provided technical and project consulting on more than $5 billion of client Revit projects, while providing in-depth Revit training to over 700 AEC professionals. He owned an Autodesk Software Reseller-Consultancy for fifteen years and served nine years with five Wisconsin architectural and engineering firms.
Mr. Hughes’ printed works and accredited VDC\BIM, ADA & Safety CE presentations, have served thousands of members from numerous AEC associations.
He brought these in-person CE classes to UAE-Dubai\Abu Dhabi, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Cairo Egypt, Kuwait and Jordan. 800 design professionals, from 50 firms attended his classes onsite in their offices during business hours.
The design professional will assess multiple Design-On-Demand BIM-based processes; that create project deliverables for a Just-In-Time (JIT) project workflow. Evaluate how a BIM Level-Of-Development (LOD) Specification serves as a team playbook for contractually assigning BIM roles and responsibilities for producing contract documentation. Investigate how LOD ensures consistent BIM product-model creation with defined levels of graphic detail and product data. Discover how several BIM Value Propositions create BIM Deliverables at the ‘speed of design and construction’. In turn, they become valuable tools for client communications, project marketing, on-time scheduling and budgeting.
Upon completion of this course, the design professional should be able to
1. Identify eleven valuable BIM-based Design Processes for accessibility, life safety, material selection, daylighting simulations, and space planning for the Facility Designer.
2. Evaluate how quality building-product manufacturers’ BIM models create contractual deliverables; that meet projects’ BIM Execution Contracts and Levels-of-Development (LOD).
3. Assess common BIM Processes & Tools for successful Accessible Design.
4. Recognize how building-product manufacturers’ BIM specification data is embedded, retrieved and synchronized to provide improved coordination between disciplines, more accurate drawings, specifications, schedules and keynoting.
5. Describe BIM Visual Design and Data Management Tools, that expedite creation of well-coordinated documentation between design, construction and facility management teams.
Plumbing Code Requirements Unique to Healthcare
Instructor: Dave Mason, P.E.
Dave is a licensed professional mechanical engineer who works in the role of technical lead for the mechanical engineering staff at OSHPD. In this role he works to stay current on research to improve the prevention of hospital acquired infections, acts as a technical focal for fellow design professionals and staff, and drafts OSHPD amendments to the California Mechanical and Plumbing Codes. He has been an employee for the State of California since 1999, and has designed approximately 300 projects. His work prior to A&E consisted of aerospace engineering where he did stress and fatigue analysis on Boeing Commercial aircraft, military aircraft and satellite structures. He is a graduate of Cal Poly, SLO.
Explain some of the rationale behind the plumbing codes and new developments
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