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CEU Weekend

CEU Opportunities at the BAC 

Architects, take advantage of the opportunity to fulfill professional development requirements at the BAC. Sessions provide a combination of HSW and LU CEU credits. BAC faculty and guest speakers will address critical topics that affect the work of today's design professional.

Upcoming Sessions

2014 CEU Session Topics

2014 CEU Presenters


Upcoming Sessions

Saturday, June 7, 2014 & Sunday, June 8, 2014
Pricing: $
199 per session; $545 for entire weekend
Registration:
pce@the-bac.edu  or by phone 617-585-0101

Saturday: 8:30AM - 5:30PM
Sunday: 9:00AM - 1:00PM


2014 CEU Session Topics

Session 1
Saturday 8:30AM - 10:30AM: Design Renovation: Adapting Homes and Neighborhoods to Meet Reality of Changing Needs

Description: First comes the emergency. Then comes the "Now what?" In the aftermath of events both extraordinary and mundane - a car accident, an elderly parent's illness, the birth of a child, the Marathon bombings -everyday physical environments often start to get in the way, and activities both normal and necessary become difficult or even impossible. This course will discuss current thinking about universal design, focusing on real world situations, and the realities of working with existing, modest New England building stock. In the realm of small renovation projects, it's especially critical for architects to take a leadership role as accessibility codes often don't apply. This also opens the door for inventive thinking and tailor-made solutions.
Instructor: Gretchen Schneider 

Saturday 10:30AM - 12: 30PM: Design/Build: Legal Aspects and Professional Climate Change
Description:  
This presentation will focus on Design-Build Contracting, sources of Design-Build project delivery and the types of Design-Build contracts. The traditional design and construction process typically places the designer and builder in contention. The design-build process encourages otherwise contentious parties to be partners for success. This is a discussion that highlights the necessary changes in attitudes and expectations for the contractor and designer.
Instructors: John McDonnell & James Landau 

Session 2
Saturday 1:30 - 3:330PM: Healing Gardens, Homes, and Facilities: Planning for The Big Boom
Description:  
In recent years we have seen increased importance placed upon health and person-centered design. All projections indicate that the Baby Boomers are not done wielding their power to change the U.S. social norms, and clearly they have every intention to revamp what it means to grow old, what treatments are used to promote and maintain health, and what healthcare environments will look like. In this presentation participants will gain an understanding of generational paradigms and world views, and discuss how those concepts remain the same and differ throughout the United States now and in coming generations.
Instructor: Dak Kopec 

Saturday 3:30 - 5:30PM:  Massachusetts Building Codes: An Update
Description: This presentation will focus on Design-Build Contracting, sources of Design-Build project delivery and the types of Design-Build contracts. The traditional design and construction process typically places the designer and builder in contention. The design-build process encourages otherwise contentious parties to be partners for success. This is a discussion that highlights the necessary changes in attitudes and expectations for the contractor and designer.
Instructor: Mike Grover 

Session 3
Sunday 9:00 - 11:00AM: Basic Principles and Types of Tensioned Fabric-Membrane Architectural Structures
Description:
This presentation will discuss the basic physical principles behind the design, modeling, manufacturing, and installation of the type of tensioned fabric and membrane architectural structures that can be used for a variety of design applications for temporary and permanent covers for buildings, facilities, canopies,  and other indoor and outdoor spaces.
Instructor: Pedro R. Munoz

Sunday 11:00AM - 1:00PM: Structure and Color: Working Together
Your architectural design is beautiful. But is the design project complete? Can it be enhanced with a shrewd use of color, or could color mistakes compromise the beauty (and monetary value) of your project? Color and design should work together to create a unified whole. In this presentation, we will identify some common architectural color mistakes and address how you can avoid them, while focusing on ways to strengthen the overall design though color.
Instructor: Gloria Roberston 

 

 

2014 CEU Weekend Presenters