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REGIONAL LEARNING PROGRAMS!
Part One of our Eastern and Western Shore Regional Learning Programs is a wrap! More than 40 total attendees enjoyed two evenings of great food and drink, and presentations by industry experts on designing in tidal regions to preserve our historic assets; contract negotiation; and selection of appropriate window and door glass to achieve maximum efficiency.
If you missed them, join us for Part Two of our Eastern Shore program in July, and earn 2.0 HSW/LU credits in a gorgeous setting!
Our Regional Learning Programs bring together industry experts on a variety of topics, including historic preservation planning and materials, efficient mechanical systems design, contract negotiation, energy-saving residential design, code compliance, stormwater management, floodproofing, and trends in window and door design.
Eastern Shore Regional Learning Program, Part Two
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
5:00 – 8:00 PM
Crystal Room • 101 E. Dover Street • Easton, MD 21601
$15 Members and Allied Members • $25 Non-members
5:00 – 5:45 PM
Registration and Networking (with heavy hors d’oeuvres and liquid refreshments)
5:45 – 6:00 PM
Welcome and Introduction of Speakers
6:00 – 7:00 PM
“The Cold Facts About VRF”
Tim Chatterton, PE • RMF Engineering
Since the introduction of Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Systems in Japan more than 30 years ago, architects have been struggling to understand the benefits of their application in commercial buildings. Like ductless minisplits, VRFs use refrigerant as the cooling and heating medium. This refrigerant is conditioned by a single outdoor condensing unit, and is circulated within the building to multiple fan-coil units (FCUs). This course will identify the pro’s and con’s of utilizing VRF systems, lessons learned, and what architects need to know about the differences between this type of cooling system, and traditional HVAC systems.
7:00 – 8:00 PM
“Engineering Regulations Creating Architectural Challenges”
Kevin Parsons • Becker Morgan Group, Civil Engineering Division
Stormwater Management is a heady topic in this coastal region, and Architects have a responsibility to Owners to be knowledgeable of the effect environmental site design has on their building. This course will define stormwater management and why it is important, and review forest conservation, wetland, and critical area impacts on Architects in Maryland, including the use of Maryland MERLIN Online to determine impacts on design. Attendees will learn about multiple types of practices to achieve stormwater management based on site characteristics, and the process for regulatory review in Maryland.
THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING ALLIED MEMBERS FOR SPONSORING OUR REGIONAL LEARNING PROGRAMS:
Architectural Window Supply
Lynbrook of Annapolis
ATTENTION ALL ALLIED MEMBERS:
We are currently looking for sponsorship for our remaining Regional Learning programs.
Please contact Melinda Kay if you are interested:
REGISTRATION COMING SOON
Presented in collaboration with Charles Paul Goebel Architect, LTD
Tour of Salisbury University Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons has been postponed. Future date will be announced soon.