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Oberfield Lecture: Marion Weiss - Inside Nature

Organized by : AIANY Interior Design Committee Sponsored by : Price : Free #AIANYInteriorDesignCommittee #Seminars #InteriorArchitectureKnowledgeCommunity #CommitteeonDesign #lecture

 09-23-2013 | 18:00 - 20:00 ET

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2016 AIA IAKC Sponsorship Prospectus

The American Institute of Architects Interior Architecture Knowledge Community (IAKC) provides leadership and expertise to practitioners of interior architecture and design, working cooperatively with its members and other interiors organizations to address relevant, timely practice issues,...

AIA IAKC Sponsorship Prospectus 2016.pdf

Building Brands Going Global

Recently named as one of the Top Retail Design Influencers of 2012 by Display and Design Ideas (DDI), his industry-leading thinking has been recognized by influential publications including Businessweek, Interior Design, Contract, and Hospitality Design, to name a few

 09-30-2013 | 18:00 - 20:00 ET

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Drexel University College of Media Arts and Design (CoMAD) URBN Center

2014 Committee on Architecture for Education Design Excellence Award Category: Excellence Description: The respectful repurposing of a landmark Venturi, Scott Brown decorated shed provides a new home for Drexel University’s College of Media Arts and Design. Key goals driving the project...

Drexel University College of Media Arts and Design (CoMAD) URBN Center.pdf

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4: Bau, Centre Universitari de Disseny

Five years ago, Bau, Centre Universitari de Disseny (Design College of Barcelona) opened its new campus, and now occupies an entire city block in the newly revitalized neighborhood of Poble Nou, District 22@, which was Barcelona’s main industrial zone at the end of the 19th and beginning of the...

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Designing for Low Vision

Low vision affects health and safety in an increasing percentage of the population as it ages. Since 2011, a Rothschild Foundation Task Force has been working with the National Institute for Building Sciences to develop a set of low vision standards for the design and operational procedures for...

DFA Breakfast 2017 - NIBS Low Vision Committee.pptx

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2016 Public Architects Workshop Resources

Resources for the Public Architects Workshop WE203 - Architects, Public Architects, and P3 Development: Innovation, Challenges, Lessons Learned #Tips #Presentations #Development #publicarchitects #CaseStudies ...

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AAH1704: Building Enclosure Fundamentals–Air Barriers for Health Care Facilities

This webinar is sponsored by the Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) on May 9, 2017 from 2–3pm ET. Earn 1.0 AIA LU/HSW. This presentation is a primer on building science as it relates to the exterior enclosure with particular emphasis on the air barrier. Air barriers play an important...

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Focus Search - • 2015 - Continuous air barrier required throughout the building envelope (except Climate Zone 2B Air Movement & Barriers Code Requirements – Opaque Envelope Allowable air leakage at 0.3 in. w.g. (75 Pa)  Material: 0.1 perm 1.0 perm <=10 perm Additional Considerations Vapor Diffusion • Very slow process (less than airflow) • Vapor retarders control diffusion • Can be combined with air barrier and/or moisture barrier • Should be located on the “warm” side of the wall • Only one vapor retarder per wall assembly Additional Considerations Vapor Diffusion Common Vapor Retarders:  Polyethylene film  Fluid-applied vapor retarder  Self-adhering sheet membranes  Aluminum foil/FSK  “Smart” vapor retarders Other Materials that Serve as Vapor Retarders  Oil and epoxy based paints  Polystyrene board insulation (XPS)  Vinyl wall coverings  Sheet metal & glass Additional Considerations Vapor Diffusion Insulation in Stud Space Hybrid System Insulation in Cavity “Cold” Climate “Hot” or “Cold” Climate Additional Considerations Vapor Retarder Placement  Warm/humid climate  “Smart” vapor retarder  Perforated vinyl wall covering “The product is not suited for cooling climates with high outdoor humidities… Do not use with vinyl wall coverings or vapor retarding paints” - Manufacturer’s Literature Additional Considerations Vapor Diffusion Issues: Hot Climate Condensation on sheathing Vapor retarder on cold side of insulation Additional Considerations Vapor Diffusion Issues: Cold Climate Building Enclosure Fundamentals Summary  Air barriers serve to reduce energy consumption and help mitigate moisture issues with the building envelope  Continuity, integration, and compatibility are key to air barrier design, installation, and performance  Performance of healthcare building enclosures are dependent on the performance of not only the air barrier, but also moisture barrier, thermal barrier, and vapor retarder  Thermal barrier code changes as well as interior design conditions make healthcare facilities especially susceptible to increased risk of condensation Time for Questions and Comments Moderator John Kreidich McCarthy Building Cos