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Friday, May 3 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Best Practices for Healthier Materials: Design and Construction Perspectives

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LBC materials compliance now takes one-third the effort of five years ago. Seizing opportunities for continuing improvements can yield an overall ten times enhancement of the process.  We will share best practices, recount a little history, and identify the waypoints that will lead your project along the most efficient path to certification.
Two architects with current projects will show how they have achieved significant reuse of products already researched by other LBC project teams.
An LBC process manager will share forms, spreadsheets and procedures that provide efficient communication with design and construction teams for a large, complicated, multi-year construction project.
A construction manager will discuss the evolution of procedures that have enabled effective coordination with over 30 subcontractors to ensure a compliant palette of materials. This was accomplished without impacting the construction schedule, even though the materials research was not complete prior to the start of construction.

Participants will:
  • Recognize efficient ways to select products for consideration, including overcoming obstacles with the design team and resistance from contractors.
  • Understand cohesive procedures for communicating between materials stakeholders, taking into account their varied roles and responsibilities.
  • Review role- and project-specific forms and templates to standardize workflow.
  • Appreciate the market perspective and evolving efficiency gains resulting from research on 9,000 products—including refining and simplifying product choices, identifying products and categories needing the greatest improvement and highlighting those warranting continued pressure.

This session is approved for the following continuing education credits:
  • 1.5 LFA credits
  • 1.5 AIA LU credits

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Danielle Foisy

Project Designer, Kaplan Thompson Architects
Danielle graduated from the Syracuse School of Architecture in 2015 with a Bachelor of Architecture. While There, she was also a freelance graphic designer, a volunteer for local refugee groups, and a design intern with Cape Town, South Africa nonprofit. She received a citation for... Read More →
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Jim Rogers

Engineer, Turner Construction
Jim Rogers has been with Turner Construction since 2014 and has experience in site work, core & shell, and finishes. In that past year and a half Jim has worked closely with Integrated Ecostrategy to develop and explore processes on how to implement the materials petal on large scale... Read More →
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Lona Rerick

ZGF Architects, Sustainable Design Leader
Lona Rerick is a sustainable design leader at ZGF Architects LLP focusing on materials. Lona guides clients, design teams and contractors through the intricacies of materials selection, research, and specifications to assure that project goals are met.  Lona serves on the Health... Read More →

Friday May 3, 2019 3:30pm - 4:45pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Chiwawa Room #501