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Materials Transparency and Liability Risk

  • COST

    $60 for BSA members ($120 for non-members

Transparency is the new normal. But for architects, working with greater knowledge of the content of building materials comes with risks. In 2014, the AIA Board of Directors adopted a position statement that “encourages architects to promote transparency in materials’ contents and in their environmental and human health impacts.” Can the specification of building materials known to contain potentially harmful substances be considered a negligent act?

This workshop brings informed perspectives to a discussion of how decisions can be made with full knowledge of building materials content while managing professional liability risks. It shares best practice recommendations as presented by participants in a national AIA working group and summit that led to the production of the AIA’s April 2016 white paper “Materials Transparency & Risk for Architects.”

Mike Davis FAIA, LEED AP, president, Bergmeyer Associates

For those who qualify, 2.0 LU/HSWs are available.

This session is part of the BSA Summer CE Workshop series, which provides opportunities to earn HSW credits before the state licensing deadline on August 31. Stay up to date on industry issues with these professional workshops, offered Monday, August 14 through Friday, August 18, 2017. BSA members save 50 percent and have their credits reported on their AIA transcript.