Building Programming: Ensuring Owner Requirements

When:  Mar 18, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (ET)

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Building design starts with capturing, understanding and confirming the client’s requirements. The process is critical to the start of a successful project. As programming transitions to conceptual design the program data can be used for design validation. A well documented building program gives visibility to critical design issues, early procurement requirements and begins to define data requirements for facility handover. This webinar will review the use of building programming applications through a series of project reviews.


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Learning Objectives

  1. Be able to lead a discussion regarding building programming within your firm, “What is it?”
  2. Be able to guide a project level discussion to consider using a building programming application, "How to get started?"
  3. Be aware of available software technologies for building programming, “Available applications”
  4. To be able to discuss the overall value of building programming to the project and client

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Stephen Swicegood, FAIA, IIDA, LEED AP, NCARB - Stephen is the Managing Director of the Gensler Atlanta office. A graduate of the Auburn University College of Architecture, Design and Construction, he is a 40-year veteran of the architecture and design profession. He holds NCARB certification and is licensed to practice architecture in 25 of the 50 United States. Stephen has held leadership positions at all levels of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). In 2004, he completed a three-year term on the AIA National Board of Directors representing over 4,000 AIA members in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. He currently serves on the CoreNet Atlanta Board of Directors and chairs the chapter’s Programs Committee. In the community, he chairs the Board of Directors of the Decatur Preservation Alliance.

Guy Messick, AIA- Project Architect: Licensed in California; experienced in interiors, educational, commercial, health care, mixed use and residential project types. Technologist: Director of Design Intelligence at IA Interior Architects Thought Leader: Understanding the connections between design and emerging technologies, I find methods for capturing relevant information from the edge environment, and making it available for AEC processes. I am passionate about the role BIM methodologies are playing in the present and future of the AEC industry, both in sustainability and economic terms. My goal is to be useful in the implementation of this new paradigm.

Tzveta Panayotova, LEED AP- Has ten years of experience in the architectural field, with seven years of laboratory design work. Throughout her career, she has been involved in laboratory planning and construction of multiple large scale international and technically complex facilities. As a space and laboratory requirements planner, Tzveta has utilized industry tools to create a cohesive information exchange for successful project delivery. Being an experienced user of the latest BIM technology, Tzveta is interested in integrating building design and data management.

John Reich- John joined The Beck Group in 2012 and has over 9 years of experience in the A/E/C industry.  As Preconstruction Manager within Beck’s preconstruction department, John estimates project costs from early programming through all phases of design. He also performs value engineering, plan and specification reviews, and assists throughout the design and procurement stages to ensure an efficient process in the start of construction.


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