Designing the Richmond Olympic Oval: Challenges and Sustainability Features

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Program Description:

In this episode of Unstruct, we sit down with Paul Fast, the founder of Fast + Epp, a company known for its innovative and creative designs using hybrid materials in architecturally exposed structures. With over three decades of experience, Paul is highly regarded in the industry and has been involved in several prestigious projects. During the conversation, listeners will gain insight into Paul’s multidisciplinary approach to structural engineering, which includes his use of forward-thinking tools such as Fast + Epp’s internal embodied carbon tool. Listeners will also learn about the challenges and opportunities for sustainable design in the industry and how Paul is involved in the structural engineering community through his work on university advisory boards and the Structural Engineers Association of British Columbia. Furthermore, Paul shares his experience working on the unique design of the Richmond Olympic Oval, including the challenges faced during construction, the sustainability features incorporated into the facility, and its enduring legacy as a beloved community venue. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in innovative design, sustainability, and the built environment.

Learning Objectives:
AIA CES Program ID #: GMGH.0001
Approved Type: HSW
Approved Credit Hrs: 1.0 LU
Program Length: 45:46 Minutes
Program Level: Entry
Category: Project Planning & Design

Instructional Delivery Method(s):

  • Podcast

Program Length:

  • 45:46 Minutes

Approved Learning Units and Type:

  • 1.0 LU|HSW

AIA CES Program Approval Expiration Date:

  • Approved: 05/31/2023
  • Expiration: 05/31/2026


  • None

Program Level:

  • Entry

Advance Learner Preparation:

  • None

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