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The Weekly show: Building optimization tech, the future of smart cities, and storm shelter design

The September 24 episode of BD+C's "The Weekly" is available for viewing on demand.

September 24, 2020 |
The Weekly show: Building optimization tech, the future of smart cities, and storm shelter design

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors spoke with leaders from BR Architects, DLR Group, and Thomas Jefferson University about three timely trends: 
• Smart building analytics and building optimization tools
• The future of smart cities
• Community storm shelter design


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THE WEEKLY SHOW HIGHLIGHTS FOR SEPTEMBER 24, 2020

BD+C's Group Director Tony Mancini runs down the highlights from this week's show. 

 

 

SEGMENT #1 - Building optimization and smart building analytics, with Ruairi Barnwell, DLR Group

Ruairi Barnwell, Principal and Building Optimization Group Leader with DLR Group, speaks with BD+C's Robert Cassidy about building optimization and smart building analytics, and the shortcomings of the current building design process. When it comes to building performance, says Barnwell, the focus should be on outcomes, not predictions or following prescriptive tables in the code to "check boxes."

 

 

SEGMENT #2 - The future of smart cities, with Edgar Stach, Thomas Jefferson University

BD+C's John Caulfield interviews Edgar Stach, a licensed architect and a professor at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, about the future of smart cities, in terms of what's driving this movement and what still needs to happen for new and older cities to interconnect in ways that reduce energy consumption and improve livability and sustainability. Stach is the founder and past director of the Institute for Smart Structures at the University of Tennessee.

 

 

SEGMENT #3 - Community storm shelter design, with Bradford Russell, AIA, PE, BR Architects

Bradford Russell, AIA, PE, Director of Architecture and Engineering with BR Architects, talks with BD+C's David Barista about community storm shelter design, and updates to the key standard that drives design and construction measures for community storm shelters, ICC 500. Among the updates: more stringent impact requirements for specific components of storm shelters, including shutters and folding partitions.

 

 

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