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The 100-Year Building: Design Considerations

Long-term building owners expect more from their buildings. They want defining buildings that have a low maintenance and operations cost, high degree of flexibility, sustainable features, and long service lives. In short, they are looking for the 100-year, reduced-maintenance, green building. But what does it mean to have a 100-year building? What are the architectural implications (or limitations) to a 100-year building? How can buildings be designed for adaptability or flexibility with future uses? How do you create envelope details that will stand the test of time? This session will explore these questions and how architects and engineers can deliver a design that helps a building live up to a 100-year expectation. Designing for long-term durability is a critical, though often underemphasized, aspect of sustainability. Each presenter will draw on his collective experience in building design. Bradford J. Prestbo AIA, CSI, CDT, Senior Associate and Gerry Guiterrez AIA, CDT, both from Sasaki Associates, Inc., will discuss incorporating various design principles and detailed envelope design considerations that can help protect the building and allow it to withstand the elements for the first 100 years and the next 100 to come. The presentation will finish with two case studies.

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