Courses

Diversity and Inclusion: Historic Preservation as a Tool for Cultural Perpetuation

Program Description: Join us on this week’s episode of Tangible Remnants, as we sit down with Ira Matt, Director of the Office of Native American Affairs at the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, who has over 22 years of historic preservation and cultural resources management experience. Ira brings a wealth of knowledge to the discussion on cultural nuances, diversity, and compassion in the workplace. In this enlightening conversation, Ira shares his extensive knowledge and insights on navigating cross-cultural communication, working with tribal nations, and the positive impact of implementing historic preservation as a tool to effectuate cultural perpetuation. Tune in to this episode to learn valuable tips on how to cultivate compassion and understanding in the workplace, and enhance your communication skills with people from all walks of life. Learning Objectives: Identify cultural nuances that impact cross-cultural communication in the workplace. Apply techniques for cultivating compassion and understanding when working with people of different backgrounds. Explain the benefits of implementing historic preservation as a tool for cultural perpetuation. Evaluate strategies for effectively working with tribal nations and respecting their cultural heritage. AIA CES Program ID #: GMG.0016 Approved Type: Elective Approved Credit Hrs: 0.5 LU Program Length: 40:22 Minutes Program Level: Entry Category: Project Development & Documentation

Making Architecture Approachable

Program Description: Get ready to explore the world of architecture and its accessibility in an engaging episode of Context & Clarity Join hosts Jeff Echols and Katharine MacPhail as they welcome Emily Mottram, Founder of Mottram Architecture and a prominent figure in the field. As the host of the E3 podcast and Co-Host of the BS + Beer show, Emily brings a wealth of expertise and experience to the conversation. In this enlightening episode, Emily Mottram shares her insights on making architects and architecture more approachable to a wider audience. Gain a fresh perspective on architecture by focusing on people and their experiences within the built environment. Prepare to be inspired as Emily challenges traditional approaches and encourages architects to create inclusive and meaningful spaces. Learning Objectives: Recognize the impact of architecture on occupants and understand how the effects shape the spaces we create. Explain the significance of architectural influence on occupants to foster effective communication about the importance of design. Analyze Emily Mottram’s insights and experiences in making architecture more approachable to a broader audience. Evaluate the importance of considering people’s experiences within the built environment to gain a new perspective on architecture and develop inclusive and meaningful spaces. AIA CES Program ID #: GMG.0017 Approved Type: Elective Approved Credit Hrs: 1.0 LU Program Length: 1 Hr 17 Minutes Program Level: Entry Category: Art & Architecture

Inside Meow Wolf: The Structural Secrets Behind Denver’s Wildest Attraction

Program Description: Welcome to Unstruct! In this episode, we explore the construction and design of Meow Wolf, also known as Convergence Station, located in Denver, CO. Meow Wolf is an art and entertainment company that brings imagination to life with elaborate, immersive, multi-story exhibits inside. The building itself was constructed in a tight pie-shaped footprint with only 10 feet of clearance between the road and building in some locations, presenting unique design challenges. Joining us are Peter Kelly, PE, a Project Manager with KL&A who was responsible for the structural design portion of this project, and Michael Olsen, PE, the Detailing Manager with KL&A who was responsible for the detailing and construction support of this building. Together, they provide valuable insight into the challenges and solutions involved in constructing Meow Wolf Denver. Listen in to discover the innovative strategies used to make this project a success and learn more about the design and construction of this unique and fascinating building. Learning Objectives: Identify the key design and construction challenges faced by the Meow Wolf Denver project team, including the unique footprint of the building and its location between two major highways. Explain the innovative strategies used by the project team to address these challenges, including the use of complex structural systems and detailed construction planning. Evaluate the importance of collaboration and communication among team members in the success of a complex construction project, such as Meow Wolf Denver. Assess the impact of unique and creative design elements on the overall success of a building project, and the importance of incorporating these elements into the planning and construction process. AIA CES Program ID #: GMGH.0009 Approved Type: HSW Approved Credit Hrs: 0.5 LU Program Length: 41:05 Minutes Program Level: Entry Category: Project Planning & Design

The Power of Early Coordination

Program Description: Join us on this episode of BuildSmart, where we have the privilege of speaking with Patrick MacLeamy, former CEO of HOK, a leading architecture and design firm, about his discovery of “the Effort Curve,” now famously known as “the MacLeamy Curve.” In this compelling conversation, Patrick shares his experience of how answering a critical question about the profession led him to discover a groundbreaking approach that revolutionized the industry. As a seasoned architect with over 50 years of experience, Patrick shares his insights into the philosophy and origin behind the MacLeamy Curve, and how it has helped to improve HOK and the architecture profession at large. Listeners will gain valuable insights into the importance of shifting efforts earlier in the project timeline, coordinating with engineers and contractors early on, and measuring twice to cut once. Patrick’s experience and credentials as a seasoned architecture and design leader make this episode a must-listen for anyone in the industry, as well as anyone interested in project management and efficiency. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of the great minds in architecture and design. Learning Objectives: Explain the concept and philosophy behind the Effort Curve and how it relates to project management in architecture and design. Evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of shifting efforts earlier in the project timeline and coordinating early with engineers and contractors for best results later, based on the insights shared by Patrick MacLeamy. Analyze how the MacLeamy Curve has had a significant impact on HOK and the architecture profession at large, and how it has contributed to improving efficiency and project outcomes. Apply the lessons shared by Patrick MacLeamy, such as the importance of measuring twice to cut once, to your own approach to project management and problem-solving, in order to achieve better outcomes and improve overall efficiency. AIA CES Program ID #: GMG.0004 Approved Type: Elective Approved Credit Hrs: 0.5 LU Program Length: 33:11 Minutes Program Level: Entry Category: Project Management

The Timeless Legacy of Ray Eames: How She Redefined Design and Inspired Generations

Program Description: Join the She Builds Podcast as they uncover the fascinating life and groundbreaking work of Ray Eames, a pioneering designer who, alongside her husband Charles, transformed the world of design and architecture. Throughout the episode, the hosts delve into Ray’s innovative use of materials, her dedication to creating accessible and mass-produced designs, and her enduring impact on the world of furniture design. From her early years in California to her time at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan and her influential collaborations with Eero Saarinen and Herman Miller, listeners will learn about Ray’s journey to become one of the most celebrated designers of the 20th century. Don’t miss this episode to hear the untold story of a woman whose legacy continues to inspire designers today. Learning Objectives: Analyze Ray Eames’ innovative use of materials in furniture design, including her contributions to the development of mass-produced furniture and the importance of accessibility in design. Evaluate Ray Eames’ impact on the world of furniture design, from her collaborations with influential designers like Eero Saarinen and Herman Miller to her enduring legacy in the industry today. Describe Ray Eames’ journey to become one of the most celebrated designers of the 20th century, including her early years in California and her time at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. Evaluate the significance of Ray Eames’ life and work as a female pioneer in the field of design and architecture, including the challenges she faced and the lasting impact of her contributions to the industry. AIA CES Program ID #: GMG.0015 Approved Type: Elective Approved Credit Hrs: 0.5 LU Program Length: 32:32 Minutes Program Level: Entry Category: Project Planning & Design

From Architect to Developer: Secrets Revealed

Program Description: On this episode of Context & Clarity hosts Jeff Echols and Katharine MacPhail, dive into the fascinating world of architecture and development with James Petty. James is not only an accomplished architect but also the author of the game-changing book “Architect & Developer: A Guide to Self-Initiating Projects.” During this episode, James will unveil the secrets of seamlessly transitioning from an architect to a developer. With his wealth of expertise and impressive credentials, he has successfully bridged the gap between these two disciplines. Whether you’re an architect, a developer, or simply curious about the synergy between these two fields, this episode will equip you with practical knowledge and inspiration to embark on your own self-initiated ventures. Don’t miss out on this enlightening episode, where we uncover the boundless possibilities that lie at the intersection of architecture and development. Learning Objectives: Identify key strategies and techniques to seamlessly transition from an architect to a developer. Analyze principles and concepts to understand how self-initiation can revolutionize the architectural and development industry, empowering individuals to take control of their projects and ventures. Gain insight into development basics such as funding sources and team building. Understand the value of combining architectural knowledge with development skills. AIA CES Program ID #: GMG.0018 Approved Type: Elective Approved Credit Hrs: 1.0 LU Program Length: 1 Hr 11 Minutes Program Level: Entry Category: Practice Management

Shaping Spaces, Shaping Lives: The Power of Storytelling and Empathy in Architecture

Program Description: In this episode of Tangible Remnants we dive into the fascinating realm of race and architecture with Dr. Kendall Nicholson, a licensed educator, trained architectural designer, and Director of Research and Information at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). In this thought-provoking conversation, we explore the fascinating intersection of race and architecture, uncovering the power of storytelling and empathy in shaping our built environment. Throughout this discussion, you’ll learn how everything is connected and how Dr. Kendall Nicholson’s experiences in one aspect of his life inform and enrich all others, and to gain a deeper understanding of the importance of equity, education, and curriculum within the discipline of architecture. Get ready to be inspired as we delve into the profound impact of race and architecture and the interconnectedness of our world. Learning Objectives: Analyze the relationship between race and architecture, as discussed by Dr. Kendall Nicholson, and evaluate the impact of storytelling and empathy on shaping the built environment. Recognize the interconnectedness of various aspects of life and comprehend how personal experiences in one area inform and enrich other aspects, as exemplified by Dr. Kendall Nicholson’s experiences and expertise. Assess the significance of equity, education, and curriculum within the discipline of architecture, based on the insights shared by Dr. Kendall Nicholson, and understand their role in creating a more inclusive and diverse architectural landscape. Synthesize the knowledge gained from the podcast episode to develop a deeper understanding of the profound impact of race and architecture, and explore the implications of this interconnectedness in our world. AIA CES Program ID #: GMG.0019 Approved Type: Elective Approved Credit Hrs: 1.0 LU Program Length: 45:17 Minutes Program Level: Entry Category: Art & Architecture

Building Brands That Last: Unearthing Emotional Worth & Customer Perception

Program Description: Welcome to the Build Your Brand podcast, hosted by Jeff Echols. In this episode, we examine the concept of value versus price and how it influences customer perceptions. Jeff shares a personal anecdote about baseball cards and the emotional value attached to them, illustrating how nostalgia and personal experiences can impact the perceived worth of a product or service. Drawing parallels to Southwest Airlines, a renowned brand, we learn how they’ve focused on delivering value to customers, rather than simply competing on price. By understanding what customers truly value and making strategic business decisions, Southwest has achieved profitability and sustained success in the airline industry. Tune in to gain insights into the importance of empathy, customer-centricity, and evolving your business model to align with customer needs. Discover how you can differentiate your brand and build long-term success by providing genuine value. Learning Objectives: Understand the concept of value versus price and the importance of customer perception in determining value. Analyze the impact of emotional components in customer valuation. Identify the drawbacks of competing solely on price and the challenges associated with that business model, considering factors such as profitability, scale, efficiency, and differentiation. Evaluate the importance of understanding customer needs and preferences. AIA CES Program ID #: GMG.0021 Approved Type: Elective Approved Credit Hrs: 0.25 LU Program Length: 16:17 Minutes Program Level: Entry Category: Practice Management

Unleashing the Power of Residential Construction Estimating

Program Description: In this episode of the EntreArchitect Podcast, host Mark R. LePage speaks with Chris Previte, a Licensed Construction Supervisor and Licensed Real Estate Salesperson with over two decades of experience in the residential remodeling industry. Chris shares how his company Success Techniques, Inc., provides services such as feasibility studies, estimating, planning, and contract writing to architects and builders looking to streamline their businesses. Throughout the episode, listeners will learn the importance of residential construction estimating and how homeowners can make informed decisions by assessing a property’s total value, including potential additions and remodeling projects. With over 400 successful projects launched under his supervision, Chris’s insights and experience are invaluable to architects looking to grow and scale their businesses. Learning Objectives: Summarize the services provided by Success Techniques, Inc., including feasibility studies, estimating, planning, and contract writing, for architects and builders looking to streamline their businesses. Explain the importance of residential construction estimating, including assessing a property’s total value and potential additions and remodeling projects, and how it can help homeowners make informed decisions. Describe how Chris Previte’s experience in the residential remodeling industry, with over two decades of experience and over 400 successful projects launched under his supervision, can provide valuable insights for architects looking to grow and scale their businesses. Identify strategies that architects and builders can use to streamline their businesses, such as outsourcing services to companies like Success Techniques, Inc., and leveraging the expertise of experienced professionals like Chris Previte. AIA CES Program ID #: GMG.0009 Approved Type: Elective Approved Credit Hrs: 1.0 LU Program Length: 49:36 Minutes Program Level: Entry Category: Project Planning & Design

Unlocking the Potential of Power Over Ethernet Technology

Program Description: This episode of SPACES is conversation with Hannah Walker, RCDD, CCNA, Chief Operating Officer at Sinclair Digital discussing the advantages and implementation of Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology, benefits of PoE, the importance of properly selecting PoE-enabled devices and the need for a reliable power source, different types of PoE, and the need for careful planning and implementation to ensure that it is used effectively and safely in network environments. Learning Objectives: Analyze the key principles and components of the Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology, including the types of devices and cabling used to transmit power and data over the Ethernet network. Evaluate the advantages and limitations of using PoE technology in different network environments, such as large enterprises, small businesses, and home networks, and identify the factors that affect the performance and reliability of PoE systems. Apply the knowledge of PoE technology to design and configure a PoE-based network solution that meets the requirements of a specific business or home networking scenario, including selecting the appropriate PoE-enabled devices, calculating power budget and voltage drop, and troubleshooting common issues in PoE systems. AIA CES Program ID #: GMGH.0006 Approved Type: HSW Approved Credit Hrs: 0.25 LU Program Length: 26:14 Minutes Program Level: Entry Category: Project Planning & Design

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