ADA AND THE POWER OF INCLUSIVE DESIGN

PMPD-315

This course surveys local, federal, and international accessibility standards affecting virtually every habitable structure in daily life. Society is becoming more inclusive of disabled persons. Accordingly, architecture must move with the times and accommodate the requirements of both able-bodied and those with special needs.  Architects must create space that allows for maximum autonomy for all individuals. Despite the increase in the number of tools and techniques we have today, inclusive design  remains poorly understood by many. We must take a more human approach to architecture starting with a will to understand the term 'disability' and the needs of disabled persons in an effort to resolve the mismatches between people and space. An opportunity to revise exists  when there is a mismatch between the person and the space being occupied. Architecture is the art and responsibility of designing for all  persons. Topics include: I. Understanding local NYC Building Codes and Federal Law regarding accessibility; II. Understanding the global guidelines regarding accessibility; III. Appraise both domestic and international accessibility standards with existing projects; IV. Accessibility as a "wellness" and "holistic" consideration. Outcomes and Objectives: 1. Participants learn about accessibility standards 2. Participants disseminate ordinances addressing accessibility; 3.Participants apply critical life, safety, health welfare elements to existing case studies in the urban fabric. This class offers 7.5 hours dedicated to accessibility."

FRIDAY | ROY PACHECANO, AIA MSRED
MARCH 27  | 9 AM–5 PM
1 SESSION | 7 AIA/HSW LUs, 7 PDHs | $435 

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INTRODUCTION TO HEALTHCARE DESIGN-BEST PRACTICES, AND THE EVIDENCE-BASED DESIGN PRACTICE
PMPD-299

Healthcare Design is one of the fastest growing and most important fields in design and construction today and will be even more critical moving into the future. The design of healthcare facilities has been found to significantly impact patient health, employee safety and well-being, and to potentially mitigate medical error. It’s economic and social significance to our society is enormously important. This intense full-day course will introduce the subject of Healthcare Design from the perspective of Evidence-Based Design (EBD) thinking, as well as the EDAC process, and current best practices. The course will include introductions to healthcare design: research, design criteria for physical design outcomes, healthcare design history and current typologies, and also discuss LEED for Healthcare Design, lighting, sustainable materials, finishes & furniture for healthcare.

SATURDAY | VICTOR DADRAS, RA, NCARB, LEED-AP, APA, EDAC, NIHD
APRIL 18 | 9 AM–5 PM
1 SESSION | 7 AIA/HSW LUs, 7 PDHs | $435

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HISTORIC PRESERVATION: TECHNIQUES AND METHODS
PMPD-844

With so many buildings declared historic landmarks, architects are increasingly discovering that many of their projects require preservation expertise. Learn the technical and theoretical information necessary for the examination, documentation, and analysis of historic structures and their materials. Explore the various tools for preserving historic and existing buildings as established by the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, such as preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, and conservation, as well as adaptive reuse and reinvention; assess appropriate levels of intervention; discuss historic materials, such as masonry, metals, and wood; and identify materials and their physical properties and conditions. Please Note: Focus on case studies of current projects with historic buildings from start to finish that enhance aesthetic sensitivity through exposure to problems of restoration, adaptive use, and infill design of differing scales; and "show and tell" review of historic preservation documents: historic structures reports, construction documents, restoration specifications, feasibility studies, and conditions surveys.

THURSDAY + FRIDAY | L. EASTON
MARCH 19 & 20 | 9 AM-5 PM
2 SESSIONS | 14 AIA/HSW LU'S, 14 PDH'S | $870

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CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS WRITING
PMPD-836

Learn specifications writing techniques that boost
 your confidence to research, evaluate, write, and edit construction specifications. Understand the correct specifications writing language; use master electronic specifications systems and the internet to research, evaluate, and specify products and systems for construction. Explore the history of specifications writing, from development to present; the organization of a project manual; general conditions; general requirements and specifications; coordination of specifications and drawings; specifications writing techniques; structure and language; three-part format; the “do’s and don’ts” of specifications-writing language; specifications writing from the viewpoint of the contractor; current research and production techniques; use of master specifications systems; how the contractor views specification; use guides and product evaluations; how
 to research and produce specifications using the internet; setting-up your browser for research, evaluation, and specifications.

FRIDAY + SATURDAY | STEVEN DANIELPOUR, AIA, CSI, CCS, LEED AP BD+C
MARCH 6 & 7 | 9 AM–5 PM
2 SESSIONS | 14 AIA/HSW LUs, 14 PDHs | $870 

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BIOPHILIC DESIGN: SCIENCE, PATTERNS, PROCESS
PMPD-316

Indoors is the new outdoors. Join Helena van Vliet AIA for an introduction to the design of "Well-Being Places." This multi-sensory seminar builds on innate human spatial preferences, their evolutionary origins, purpose, and relevance in meeting todays’ sustainability and health challenges.

We will explore the science, building blocks, and patterns of places and spaces humans are hard-wired to love, where designing for cognitive ease and neurological well-being reveals itself as the most viable path to sustainability and homeostatic resilience. We will explore our biophilic relationship to nature, to sunlight, water, textures and olfactory experiences. Helena will share current research, new tools and resources for the design of places people will love. We only sustain what sustains us.

FRIDAY | HELENA VAN VLIET, AIA
APRIL 3 | 9AM-5PM
1 SESSION | 7 AIA/HSW LUS 7PDHS| $435

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INTRODUCTION TO THE PROCESS OF DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION
PMPD-740

Learn how communities throughout New York City and New York State began their revitalization processes, how they learned to capitalize on their assets, and how the extensive amount of information is organized into a comprehensive strategy with a specific work plan for implementation. The session will describe this unique approach that helps communities to achieve downtown revitalization success. This full-day (7-hour) course will be an intense comprehensive introduction to all of the elements that are involved in a successful downtown revitalization effort, including assessments, community visioning and charrettes, building façade restoration and design guidelines, and streetscape/urban design and placemaking basics, all as the components of creating a Main Street Strategy—a strategic action plan for downtown revitalization.

SATURDAY | VICTOR DADRAS + ROBERT DADRAS, DADRAS ARCHITECTS, DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION GROUP
APRIL 25 | 9 AM–5 PM
1 SESSION | 7 AIA/HSW LUs, 7 PDHs | $435

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INTRO TO HVAC SYSTEMS
PMPD-615

Learn the practical knowledge of HVAC systems that every professional in the construction industry needs. Focus on the engineering fundamentals and practical considerations for the selection of HVAC systems. Examine the different HVAC systems for commercial buildings and their applications and equipment types. In addition to the basics of the refrigeration cycle, discover how chilled water systems and heat pump systems work; how Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems perform; the basic principles of heat rejection devices; geothermal system operation; and concepts such as variable air volume (VAV), constant volume (CV), dual duct systems, heating loads, and more.

TUESDAY | JUAN C. TORO, PE
APRIL 7 | 9 AM–5 PM
1 SESSION | 7 AIA/HSW LUs 7 PDHs | $435

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NEW YORK CITY COMMERCIAL ENERGY CODE
PMPD-791

Focus on the prescriptive compliance path of the NYC energy code and on the selections of the code highlighted, explanations of the applicability of the section, and corresponding images of real-life building situations of compliant and non-compliant constructions. Review and analyze the mechanical, envelope and lighting/power requirements for commercial buildings. Introduction to building energy consumption and ASHRAE 90.1: NYC commercial energy code requirements and enforcement to ensure compliance, prescriptive compliance path using COMCheck: and the introduction to alternate performance-based compliance path using Energy Cost Budget Method of ASHRAE 90.1.

TUESDAY | JUAN C. TORO
MARCH  3 | 9 AM–5 PM
1 SESSION | 7 AIA/HSW LUs 7 PDHs | $435

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INTRODUCTION TO HVAC DESIGN
PMPD-792

Learn the engineering fundamentals and practical considerations for the design of components and layout of HVAC systems. Learn how to calculate cooling and heating loads for commercial buildings and apply the principles of psychrometric processes to the design of optimal air-conditioning and heating systems. Learn and identify the different types of HVAC systems and equipment commonly used in commercial buildings. This practical course outlines the design process for all major HVAC components including equipment selection and air and water distribution (ductwork and piping) and its major components (fans and pumps). You also study best practices in HVAC system design strategies for high efficiency building design from real-world case studies. Review the implications of the energy code and ASHRAE standard 90.1 and 62.1 in the design of HVAC systems. Ideal for engineers, architects, contractors, real estate developers and plant managers. Ideal if you plan, design, install or interact with HVAC systems for commercial buildings. This curriculum provides understanding of engineering fundamentals and systems operation, as well as knowledge of emerging technologies in HVAC.

MONDAYS | JUAN C. TORO
JAN 27-MARCH 30 | 6–9 PM, Skip Columbus Day, Veterans Day and Hanukkah
10 SESSIONS | 30 AIA/HSW LUs 30 PDHs | $1,700

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FENG SHUI AND ARCHITECTURE
PMPD-718

An overview of Feng Shui, from its ancient origins to its various schools of interpretation to its practical application in modern construction, will be presented. Case studies of buildings erected with and without these principals will be studied and compared. Symbolic and cultural aspects in architecture will be examined, including what constitutes a harmonious landscape in accordance with Feng Shui principles. Discussions regarding what benefits the occupants, as well as the interests of the public, will be covered. Examination of Feng Shui strategies that have been used in luxury buildings and in entire cities will be explored.

THURSDAY | LAURA BENKO
MAY 7 | 9 AM–5 PM
1 SESSION | 7 AIA/HSW LUs | $435

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SPECIFICATIONS WRITING, PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES
PMPD-801

Discuss the materials and products used in building construction; learnt the methods to research, evaluate, and select products; and practice specifications writing. Discover how to establish requirements, identify attributes and products, and write biddable and binding specifications. Focus on the Construction Specifications Institute’s Manual of Practice; organizational tools used by the industry to catalog, organization of a project manual; specifications writing techniques, structure and language.

TUESDAY | STEVEN DANILEPOUR, AIA, CSI, CCS, LEED AP BD+C
FEB 4 | 9 AM–5 PM
1 SESSION | 7 AIA/HSW LUs 7 PDHs | $435

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IMPROVING PUBLIC HEALTH BY GREENING YOUR SPECIFICATIONS
PMPD-955

Discuss the history of green design, including the research, studies and experiments that led to the adoption of the LEED® rating system. Participants will earn how to correlate studies to green design, understand the LEED® rating system, and learn hot to implement LEED® principles in specifications. Learn how to create and edit Division One General Requirements Sections to cover the procedural and administrative requirements necessary to make sustainable architecture practices a reality. Discover what has to be done to individual specifications sections to make them green and sustainable. This course will prepare the general practitioner with the tools necessary to implement green design principals in contact documents, and will cover the technical difficulties encountered with documenting compliance, as well as help the general practitioner to achieve LEED® certifications by creating enforceable specifications.

TUESDAY | STEVEN DANILEPOUR, AIA, CSI, CCS, LEED AP BD+C
NOV 19 | 9 AM–5 PM OR APRIL 14
1 SESSION | 7 AIA/HSW LUs 7 PDHs | $435

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RESIDENTIAL CONVERSION OF LOFT SPACES
PMPD-795

For architects or engineers currently planning a conversion project or who would like to supplement and enhance their range of knowledge and generate possible new sources of revenue, this course will enrich the professional’s tools by developing the knowledge required to understand and plan the conversion of commercial and manufacturing buildings to legal residential use. Issues involving the NYC Building J Code, the NYS Multiple Dwelling Law, the NYC Zoning Resolution, and the NYC Housing Maintenance Code will be investigated. The review process by the NYC Buildings Department and the NYC Loft Board will be explored.

TUESDAY I ARTHUR ATLAS, RA, NCARB
DEC 17 | 9 AM–5 PM OR FEB 18
1 SESSION | 7 AIA/HSW LUs 7 PDHs | $435

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