BCT Lecture: Resilient Design: The New Paradigm in an Age of Climate Change

Alex Wilson, President of Resilient Design Institute, will address climate change impacts and how those will be influencing building design over the coming years. Examples of resilient design strategies will be presented as responses to flooding, wind, extreme temperatures, drought, wildfire, and the cascading impact of power outages....
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BCT Lecture: Miami Pedestrian Bridge Collapse Investigation

Senior Investigators of the National Transportation Safety Board will present the investigation into a pedestrian bridge collapse. This accident occurred on March 15, 2018, when a partially constructed pedestrian bridge crossing an eight-lane roadway in the city of Miami, Florida, experienced a catastrophic structural failure. The 174-foot-long bridge span fell about 18.5 feet. The presentation will provide a general overview of the investigation, as well as detailed findings related to the safety issue areas that were identified. This lecture is cosponsored by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering....
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BCT Lecture: Affordable High Performance Construction and the COVID Era

Seth Lawrence-Slavas, President and Principal at Wright Builders Inc. will present this lecture. The COVID era is with us to stay.  As material prices soar, labor availability plummets and shipping delays cause mass chaos in the building world, there remains the need to provide affordable, safe, energy efficient housing for the majority of the population.  We explore the real life world of project development, estimating, and physical construction in a sphere of affordability and how to manage the unexpected and expected consequences of the virus. This lecture brings tangible examples of success along with failure for an honest look at what it means to be building for the future....
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BCT Lecture: Acoustics and Vibration in Mass Timber

Rose Mary Su, the Principal Consultant at ACENTECH will present on the role of acoustics in mass timber buildings. Acoustics is the key to success for many buildings and building spaces. Most of us have dined in a noisy restaurant unable to hear our friend sitting across the table or tried to study in a library full of distracting noises. Workplaces today tend to be open and collaborative, but the noise level may inhibit productivity. Learn how acoustically comfortable space is achieved in the face of multiple obstacles....
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2022 Women Who Build Summit

Instigate, Inspire, Influence The Women Who Build Summit celebrates an inspiring day of educational presentations, motivational stories, confidence-boosting interactions, and networking opportunities. The event brings together women and men to celebrate, to explore, to connect, to share, and to inspire the innovators and glass-ceiling breakers of tomorrow.​ ...
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