Wednesday, November 02 2022
12:00pm - 1:00pm
With the DMV region attracting the biggest names in tech, business, legal and finance, it has never been more important to understand current codes and design trends for interior environments – and a foundational knowledge of mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems is critical to the success of each project. Join GHT Limited as we share insight on MEP systems features for interior spaces, from the role of HVAC systems in space planning and design, to the fundamentals of power, lighting and controls.
Our experts will discuss the role of air distribution devices and specialty design requirements for different interior spaces, and expand on power for special space requirements, systems furniture and lighting. The session will close with a discussion of the latest trends and standards shaping office design, from implications of the global COVID-19 pandemic to adaptations for the hybrid workplace and designing for future flexibility.
- Understand the role of HVAC systems in interior office environments and learn how different systems can achieve performance and design goals.
- Identify spaces that require additional attention and high levels of coordination between the architect, engineer, and specialty consultants.
- Understand the role of advanced lighting and plug load controls in the new work environment.
- Recognize how trends such as indoor air quality (IAQ) strategies and challenges such as supply chain shortages will shape the future of interior office design in the DMV.
Senior Principal Don Norwood, LEED AP ID+C, leads the Electrical Section of GHT’s Interiors Studio. He specializes in multi-floor tenant projects, mission-critical computer and operations facilities, and historical renovations. Don is an expert in electrical engineering for highly technical, specialized spaces for clients with complex needs, such as technology, professional services, and legal firms.
Not only is Don an expert in his field, but he is also passionate about educating his GHT peers and colleagues as well as clients to improve project outcomes. Don leads the firm’s internal education program, GHT University, and spearheads additional technical training initiatives. When he’s not presenting the latest industry findings or completing a large-scale complex office fit-out, you can find him enjoying Jazzfest or Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
Senior Associate Megan Lubina, PE, LEED AP, leads the Mechanical Section of GHT's Interiors Studio. With more than fourteen years of experience in mechanical engineering and project management, she successfully manages the designers and processes that are essential to our projects. Megan's robust project portfolio includes large commercial headquarters, healthcare facilities, and institutional projects in the DC Metropolitan area.
As a Project Manager, Megan is passionate about client relationship management. Clients and colleagues often recognize her for her enthusiasm, initiative, and seamless management of projects from kickoff to completion. When Megan isn't presenting on mechanical engineering design concepts or completing a large corporate headquarters project, she enjoys training for half marathons and trying out new Italian recipes.