The start of a new semester brings with it a new series of public lectures. We are happy to announce the four speakers mentioned below, who will present on various current topics in the built environment.
All lectures are open to the public and are held on Mondays from 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm in the Olver Design Building Room 170. Zoom options will be available, too. Want to get notified when these are? Sign up for our email list.
INTEGRATING THE OLD AND NEW: FACING THE CHALLENGES ON A CONSTRUCTION REMODEL
Jack Manifold, CEO of J. Manifold Construction, LLC
September 19, 2022
Using specific case studies, learn vital elements of construction from the old to the new regarding structural integrity, foundational excellence, and project sitework elements for both remodeled commercial and residential buildings.
IRA 2022 AND ITS IMPLICATION ON THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
Dr. Adewale Adesanya, Founder/CEO Havenergy Consulting Inc.
October 17, 2022
By reviewing provisions of the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and what it means to building professionals, the lecture highlights steps towards actions in the built environment that addresses climate change and boosts the administration’s commitments on environmental justice (EJ).
CARBON DRAWDOWN NOW: TURNING BUILDINGS INTO CARBON SINKS WITH BIO-BASED MATERIALS
Jacob Deva Racusin, Dir. of Building Science, NewFramework
November 07, 2022
Human influence on warming the atmosphere is enormous. Using case studies, data, and material examples the lecture rekindles hope by analyzing the natural cycle of carbon absorption and storage, and the role of forests and wood products in mitigating carbon emissions.
UTILIZING DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION FRAMEWORKS TO DESIGN AND BUILD SOFTWARE
Mark Harrison, Product Manger, Trimble Inc.
December 05, 2022
Creating industry-leading design software like Trimble SketchUp requires a designer’s understanding of and sensibilities for the processes that it needs to support. This talk explores the many ways in which designers (technologists, architects, and others) can help shape the software user interfaces and technologies that they work with on a daily basis.
You can find the calendar entries for these here: http://umass.science/bctlectures.