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David Barista is Editor-in-Chief of Building Design+Construction and BDCnetwork.com, properties that combined reach more than 100,000 commercial building professionals, including architects, engineers, contractors, and building owners. David has covered the U.S. construction industry for more than a decade, previously serving as Editor-in-Chief of Professional Builder, Custom Builder, and HousingZone.com. He has won numerous editorial awards, including three Jesse H. Neal Awards and multiple honors from the Construction Writers Association and the American Society of Business Publication Editors.


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Is it possible to build a LEED Gold prison?

August 29, 2013

Why yes, of course it is. 

Correctional design exerts from Shive-Hattery and the Iowa Department of Corrections will demonstrate how at the upcoming BUILDINGChicago conference and expo, September 9-11 at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza.  

Their presentation, "Achieving LEED Gold for an Iowa Prison: A Unique Glimpse into the World of Sustainable Correctional Facilities Design" (Tuesday, September 10, 4:00-5:30 pm), will offer a unique opportunity to peer into the world of correctional design—in this case, a 150-year-old prison for which LEED Gold is being targeted. 

Panelists Michael Morman and Ryan Larson of Shive-Hattery and Mickel Edwards of the Iowa Department of Corrections will discuss how to successfully integrate sustainability into such a project when the chief project concern is security. They will analyze the difficulties of working on a prison campus while juggling the demands of LEED, security design, design coordination, and construction, as well as the owner’s foresight in requiring the use of BIM from predesign into a six-sided virtual reality lab, through contractor-required integration and updating during construction.

This AIA CES class is one of more than 70 continuing education sessions offered at BUILDINGChicago. For more information on attending the show, visit: http://www.buildingchicagoexpo.com/.

         
 
 

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