NEW DATE - Webinar: Modernizing Design and Delivery

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    Thursday, September 17 2020

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Through the use of technology, architectural and engineering designers can work together to iterate ideas quickly in 3D and test fit numerous alternatives. Is having so many options beneficial? Can designers find ways to hone in on best approaches quickly? Case studies will be shown to examine these questions and more, while working in the early design phases. This presentation will also outline how the delivery of a model as a construction document, if done correctly, can provide benefits to the design team, contractors, and owners. Presenters will show case studies of sharing models to contractors and fabricators downstream, including best practices to tee up model hand success and the common pitfalls to avoid.

Presented by: Erleen Hatfield, PE, AIA, LEED AP

Erleen Hatfield, PE, AIA, is the Managing Partner of the Hatfield Group, a multi-disciplinary engineering consulting firm based in New York. She has over 25 years of experience in the design of complex structures worldwide.

She frequently writes and presents on topics related to innovation and technology in engineering and architecture. Her firm, Hatfield Group, focuses on synthesis of engineering and architecture, putting client value first. Hatfield Group, uses bespoke engineering design, technology, and innovation to achieve their clients’ goals.

With a keen appreciation for design she has worked on iconic buildings around the world. She sits on numerous national industry boards and teaches at the Yale University School of Architecture. Her experience includes the new $1.5B home of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, the Mercedes Benz Stadium, with an innovative aperture-style retractable roof. Other projects include the new headquarters for PNC Bank in Pittsburgh and the 9/11 Pavilion at the World Trade Center site in New York City.

She has been featured on television programs such as the Science Channel “World’s Greatest Stadium” and on the History Channel’s “Building Giants.” She was named a “Power Player” and “Game Changer” by Sports Business Journal magazine. She is both a licensed engineer and architect, as well as a LEED BD+C certified professional.

Organized by:  AIA|DC Technology Committee

Sponsored by: SmithGroup

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how to the use of parametric iterations can enhance the design process for all stakeholders;
  • Discern the pitfalls and advantages of using technology for iterative design, using a case study;
  • See how improvements in the delivery of construction documents provides benefits to both the design team and contractors; and
  • Analyze the best methods for model hand off to contractors for specific project types and sizes.