Kick off 2017 with an update and lively discussion to learn the latest trends on Precast, Steel, Wood and Masonry.
Our 4 panelists: Tom Elliott, the International Masonry Institute (IMI); Chris Nespeca, Precast Concrete Institute (PCI); and Joe Dardis, the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) will present the latest technologies and innovations in their industries. Project examples and case studies will be used to illustrate their design versatility, ease of construction, sustainability and more.
The program will end with a Q&A from the audience and discussion between panel members. Robert Davidson, FALA, of The Austin Company will moderate.
Topics to be covered:
1. Design Versatility with project examples.
2. Structural aspects of each material
3. Ease of Construction – scheduling, availability
4. Durability, maintenance of materials
5. Economic – Life cycle assessment
6. How to use the products in an environmentally responsible way/energy efficiency.
7. Current trends in each industry.
8. How to coordinate your project with the other materials represented.
Questions from the audience are encouraged.
Cost: $50.00 Members / $65 Non-members includes breakfast
Earn 3.0 LU's in HSW. ALA and AIA approved.
Chris Nespeca is General Manager of Structural Products for Mack Industries in Valley City Ohio. Chris maintains PCI Certifications for both Plant Quality Control and Field Auditing of precast erecting activities. Chris is a regular presenter for PCI’s Lunch and Learn program for Architects and Engineers.
Tom Elliott has worked for three decades in the construction industry in project management, as well as field supervision. He is a long-standing member of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 5 OH. Tom also managed his own mason contracting business, and later worked in the restoration sector of the masonry industry.
Joe Dardis, AISC, is the Steel Solutions Center Advisor. Joe speaks on a variety of topics as part of the AISC Steel Talks program.