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.
9 AM - 11 AM
Title: "Back to Basics: Building Height, Area, and Construction Type Workshop"
CEUs: 2 HSW
Speaker: Jay Ierardi, PhD, PE
Description: One of the building code's most basic functions is to regulate building height and area based on use group and construction type. This workshop explores the relationship between these elements within the context of the 8th Edition of the Massachusetts State Building Code. A basic height and area calculation is used as a starting point and is built upon to introduce the available options for the treatment of mixed uses; accessory, non-separated, separated firewalls, and separate detached buildings. Architectural and construction professionals of all experience levels will benefit from this primer on height and area analysis which will serve as an overview of fundamentals for those in the early stages of their career as well as a refresher for seasoned veterans looking to understand the subtle changes due to the 2009 IBC and Massachusetts amendments.
- Learn how to perform a basic height and area calculation for single use group situations, including increases granted for sprinklers and excess frontage.
- Learn how to determine required exterior wall ratings and opening limitations based on fire separation distance.
- Understand mixed use conditions in order to be able to identify accessory occupancies to the main use.
- Evaluate mixed use scenarios using non-separated and separated mixed use approaches.
Bio: Jay Ierardi, PhD, PE is a Code Consultant with AKF Group, LLC and a licensed Fire Protection Engineer in Massachusetts. He is an ICC Certified Building, Fire, and Accessibility Plans Examiner, an NFPA Certified Fire Protection Specialist, and a contributing author of The SFPE Engineering Standard for Calculating Fire Exposure to Structures. Jay's specialties include existing buildings, structural fire resistance analysis, and fire modeling. He can be reached at (617) 535-8241 or email@example.com
11 AM - 1 PM
Title: "Let's Tell the World About You"
CEUs: 2 HSW
Speaker: Debra LaPorte, CPSM, Principal, Debra LaPorte Communications
Description: In this two-hour session students will explore brand, communications, marketing and public relations as they relate to the design professions.
Participants will learn:
- How to define your firm's talent and successes
- How to increase your firm's visibility
- How to utilize social media as a tool
- How to get published
Bio: Debra LaPorte, CPSM, works with architects, interior designers, and other industry related professionals on a variety of marketing and public relations endeavors. Her experience includes residential, corporate, commercial and institutional projects. Debra is a Certified Professional Services Marketer and has over 30 years of experience with national architectural firms as well as boutique, residential private practices. Prior to starting her own practice in 2007, Debra worked at The Stubbins Associates where she was appointed an Associate of the firm; TRO/Jung Brannen; Marsters & Partners; and Siemasko & Verbridge. Her clients have graced the covers of numerous magazines and she has placed projects in local, regional and national publications including Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, Robb Report, This Old House, Beautiful Homes, New England Home, Design New England, Boston Home and Boston Common magazines.
Title: "Cutting Edge Design Software Workflow"
Description: We will be exploring the integration of technology into the design process, starting with thinking through CAD with parametric constraints, math base relationships and the vernacular of design, working from the 2D object creation to basic 3D geometry modeling. Then switching to BIM enabled applications since BIM can create 3D geometric models that can be connected to processes that can crate: presentation, fabrication, rendering, animation and augmented reality content.
Title: "A Practical Guide to Incorporating Technology Into Your Next Project"
Description: Technology is everywhere-be prepared to meet your client's growing needs and demands! Participants will be able to identify areas where technology impacts design and discuss such key areas such as value to the client, benefits of properly planned for and installed components, key elements, budgeting, best practices, and common misconceptions. Attendees will leave with an in-depth knowledge of the types of technologies that can be installed into residential projects and the proper infrastructure that is needed to support these complex systems, as well as being able to incorporate essential time lines needed for engaging an electronic systems professional in the design and build process.
Title: "The Art and Practicality of Hand Drawing"
Description: In an increasingly digital world, traditional hand drawing has become nearly obsolete. This two hour interactive workshop focuses on the necessity, efficiency and professional and personal benefits of integrating hand drawing and rendering into the practice of architecture.
Title: "Color Specifications and Client Lives"
Description: The color choices made for residential applications have direct practical impact on everyday life in the physical space, from temperature variances and lighting effectiveness to area perception and the usage life cycle. Color specialist Gloria Robertson will provide a short background and several key examples of the very real differences colors we specify can make to the end user of residential space you design.