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Historic Buildings – Archaic Structural Systems from the 1880s through the 1950s

Speaker: Chris Hartnett, PE, LEEDPrincipal EngineerAmerican Engineering Testing 1.0 LU/HSW*This program has been submitted for AIA accreditation. Certificates will be issued within two (2) weeks of the presentation date.This seminar describes structural evaluation and renovation/repair/adaptive reuse strategies for existing buildings that employ archaic building systems (1870s-1960s). These systems include iron and early steel framing, brick […]


Historic Buildings – Archaic Structural Systems from the 1880s through the 1950s

From the International Masonry InstituteHistoric Buildings – Archaic Structural Systems from the 1880s through the 1950sThis seminar describes structural evaluation and renovation/repair/adaptive reuse strategies for existing buildings that employ archaic building systems (1870s-1960s). These systems include iron and early steel framing, brick and stone mass-masonry wall systems, flat-tile floor systems, and historic wood-framed buildings (heavy […]


Advantages of Back Ventilated Pressure Equalized Terracotta Rainscreen

Presented by the International Masonry Institute.


High-Performance Thermally Efficient Walls

From the International Masonry Institute:High Performance Thermally Efficient WallsIn this program, we will demonstrate the necessary detailing and system components for high-performance masonry walls. Topics will include:• Air barrier systems• Thermally efficient masonry anchors• Anchor detailing to accommodate greater insulation thicknesses• Masonry support systems that allow greater continuity of exterior insulationSpeaker: Jeremy Douglas, CSI, CCPRDirector […]


Structural Technology for Practicing and Intern Architects

Join Virginia Tech School of Architecture and Design for “Structural Technology for Practicing and Intern Architects.”  This course provides an overview of the fundamentals of the structural technology topics that every architect should be aware of. It also helps intern architects prepare for the structural portions of the Architect Registration Examination (ARE5.0) offered by the […]


Energy Modeling Literacy for Architects

Energy modeling measures and improves what an architect designs to minimize the life cycle costs of utility bills and equipment. It is an open conversation for what a building could become when all disciplines work together. Often, energy modeling is one of the most valuable tools during the early (or sometimes later) design phase of […]


Materials Matter – Session Five

 Register now!This program is the fifth in the Materials Matter series of five continuing education sessions. Click here to return to the full series overview.Beyond Transparency: Materials Disclosure + PracticeThe AIA Materials Commitment, managing risk while encouraging material transparency, and immediate action items for design firmsSession 5 unpacks how to integrate healthy materials selection into firm culture […]


Materials Matter – Session Four

 Register now!This program is the fourth in the Materials Matter series of five continuing education sessions. Click here to return to the full series overview. Just Do It: Strategies for ProjectsTransforming firm culture, material reuse in Minnesota, project team perspectives and case studiesSession 4 presents frameworks for integrating knowledge of environmental and human health impacts from […]


Materials Matter – Session Three

Register now!This program is the third in the Materials Matter series of five continuing education sessions. Click here to return to the full series overview.Tools of the Trade: Assessment + ImplementationEmbodied carbon calculation in practice, guidelines for specs, and perspectives from practice on net zero energy + carbonSession 3 builds on the knowledge gained during […]


Materials Matter – Session Two

Register now!This program is the second in the Materials Matter series of five continuing education sessions. Click here to return to the full series overview. Healthy People: Materials Science + Human HealthMaterial health deep dive, antimicrobials in a post-COVID world, and perspectives from clients and practiceSession 2 delves into the science behind materials and human […]


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Matrix Newsletter June 2021

Matrix Newsletter June 2021

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