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Now Practice Now: Turf—Where do we work? How do we work?

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    Free and open to the public

Presented by Paul E. Kassabian, P.E., P.Eng, C.Eng; Juhun Lee; and Christian H. Sjoberg

Join us for the third seminar in our 2018 series, hosted by Simpson Gumpertz & Heger at Atlantic
Wharf in Downtown Boston.

We are at an exciting time in the design and construction profession. Using computational approaches, we can develop multiple solution options for problems faced by architects, developers, and contractors. We can provide more and better technical information for projects than ever before. However, with that comes a different way of thinking and working together that is still a work in progress. Given the risk-averse nature of the AEC Industry, we must first take small steps of continuous innovation – using small projects or small parts of larger projects – to create improved work processes and deliverables. In this seminar, we will show this innovation through case studies from actual projects involving structural framing options, new loads for repurposed existing structures, structured facades, concrete formwork layout, and pile layout optimization.

After attending this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how computational approaches can develop new solutions that improve our built environment through innovative structural design.
  • Identify challenges that come from adapting new technology to maximize these approaches while avoiding safety issues from first-time users.
  • Recognize initial steps where computational tools can be incorporated to improve aspects of structural design, including materials selection, and construction processes.
  • Discuss real-world examples of computational design.

For those who qualify, 1.0 LU/HSW is available.

5:30 - 6:00PM Registration & Refreshments
6:00 - 7:00PM Presentation & Discussion
7:00 - 7:30PM Cocktail Reception

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