ASLA Webinars

Mar 4, 2014 ‐ Dec 18, 2017


Hosted by ASLA’s Professional Practice Networks (PPNs) and other ASLA departments as important issues emerge. These presentations provide landscape architects with information on current trends and products. Tune in live to ask experts questions, while earning LA CES approved PDH.


Sessions

SPOTLIGHT mini-series: Transforming Landscape Through Culture: Dance Principles & Archival Sources as Design Inspiration - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/non-HSW)

Aug 21, 2018 12:00pm ‐ Aug 21, 2018 1:00pm

Credits: None available.

The Anacostia riverfront in Washington, D.C., suffers from a severe lack of experiential diversity. Part I of this presentation explores how dance can be successfully translated into the landscape and how choreographic dance principles are helpful tools for creating a diverse and engaging landscape composition. Many dance principles can apply to landscape design. By approaching park design as a choreographer of dance, a designer can focus on the human experiences –how materiality and the environment influence movement, senses, and emotions, creating a diverse and engaging landscape composition.

Part II of the presentation illustrates how to integrate GIS into the design process of documenting, preserving, and interpreting historic landscapes. What began as GIS mapping of the land transfer of George Washington's five farms at Mount Vernon led to a healing garden concept for the historically African-American neighborhood of Gum Springs, founded by former slave, West Ford. This presentation will educate participants on mapping techniques and dataset analysis in ArcGIS in order to integrate ecological research with cultural landscapes, providing inspiration for design decisions and practical guidance in ecological restoration.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how choreographic dance principles can be translated into landscape design at the site scale
  • Gain a new approach to design and user experience by implementing choreographic dance principles to create contrast and stimulate movement, senses, and emotions.
  • Understand how to formulate the right questions for dataset construction and the design process feedback loop.
  • Utilize various methods for incorporating archival sources and ecological planting frameworks into GIS datasets.

PPN Mentors:

David Cutter, ASLA, Campus Planning & Design PPN
Kristina Snyder, ASLA, Women in Landscape Architecture PPN
Amy Wagenfeld, Affiliate ASLA, Children’s Outdoor Environments PPN

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $60.00
Members: $30.00
Associates: $20.00
Students: $0.00

Water Conservation in Landscape Irrigation - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Aug 7, 2018 12:00pm ‐ Aug 7, 2018 1:00pm

Credits: None available.

Water conservation is more important now than ever and in no place in landscape architecture is it more in the forefront than in irrigation. This webinar focuses on why designers should care about conserving water in landscape irrigation and how it ties into the triple bottom line of the environment, society, and economy for sustainable development. We’ll do this by exploring the biology, mechanics, and engineering behind plant water conservation, implementation methods through irrigation practices and technology, and how the result can be a landscape that uses significantly less water while preserving your intended look as a landscape architect. The talk will conclude with real life water conservation success stories.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the basic scientific processes of the soil-plant-air-continuum (SPAC) and irrigation system used to supplement water
  • Identify the major irrigation design principles in conserving water in landscape irrigation
  • Become aware of alternative water sources for irrigation to offset the need for potable water

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Speaker(s):
  • Michael Igo, Affil. ASLA, LEED AP, PE, Aqueous Consultants, LLC
Moderator(s):
Tags: PPN Hosted
Standard: $165.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00

SITES® v2 Precedent Studies and Lessons Learned - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) / 1.0 SITES-specific GBCI CE

Jun 27, 2018 1:00pm ‐ Jun 27, 2018 2:00pm

Credits: None available.

This presentation will provide the attendee with a high level introduction to the SITES® v2 framework, introduce two SITES certified projects (Chicago's Navy Pier and DC's United States Botanic Garden), share select quality example documentation and tips, review some of the challenges and value add of utilizing the SITES framework on these projects, and will offer strategies for successfully integrating and embedding sustainable design attributes throughout the pre-design, design, construction, and operations phases. The audience will walk away with a better understanding of the SITES framework and how it can be used to drive sustainability within their projects.

The GBCI course ID for this course is 0920016542, providing SITES-specific CE hours required to maintain SITES AP credentials. Participants will need to pass the exam at the end of the presentation in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants will need to self-report CE hours through their credentials account on usgbc.org.

Learning Objectives 

  • Recognize how SITES v2 can provide a ready-made framework to promote good design, sustainability and improved project outcomes, starting with a pre-design site assessment as required in P2.2.
  • Learn from case studies and understand associated challenges and opportunities using SITESv2.
  • Understand methodologies for embedding sustainable design and maximizing accountability (leveraging SITES v2 P2.1, P2.2, P4.1, P7.1, P8.1, c9.3, specifications and tracking tools).
  • Incorporate tips for quality SITES v2 compliance documentation into their projects, specific to C5.4, C5.5, C5.6, and C5.7.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Speaker(s):
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00
Standard: $50.00

ASLA Standard Form Contracts – In Practice - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/non-HSW)

Jun 12, 2018 12:00pm ‐ Jun 12, 2018 1:00pm

Credits: None available.

This presentation describes the structure and use of the ASLA Standard Form Contracts as a business tool developed to meet the needs of the profession by incorporating up-to-date critical elements of instruments of service. Contracts are tailored for landscape architecture professionals and the clients they serve. Beyond the specific ASLA Standard Contract, the presentation covers the importance of a landscape architecture consultant-client contract, the essential elements of a contract, the reasons the contract is needed, and liability issues for landscape architects.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn the purpose and practical use of the short form and standard form.
  • Know the importance of the liability clauses and how to negotiate an insurable contract.
  • Understand the importance of the client’s understanding of a detailed scope of work.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Speaker(s):
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00
Standard: $165.00

Landscape Performance to Demonstrate Impact: Sustainable Campus Landscapes - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

May 1, 2018 12:00pm ‐ May 1, 2018 1:00pm

Credits: None available.

Understanding the environmental, social and economic benefits of sustainable landscapes is essential for designers, developers, investors, and policymakers who influence land development and want better results. This session introduces and explores the concept of landscape performance and why it is critical to achieving sustainability and reaching key decision-makers, with a particular focus on examples from sustainable campuses in the United States. The Landscape Architecture Foundation will present an overview of the Landscape Performance Series, an online, interactive set of resources to help evaluate performance, show value and make the case for sustainable landscape solutions. Learn how the Case Study Briefs, Benefits Toolkit, Fast Facts, and more can be used to evaluate and demonstrate the impact of sustainable campus landscapes and how you can be part of this growing online resource.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the concept of landscape performance for campus landscapes and why it is critical to achieving sustainability and reaching key decision-makers
  • Learn about resources available in the Landscape Performance Series to show value, quantify benefits, and make the case for sustainable landscape solutions
  • Know how to access and submit projects, tools, and research to the online Landscape Performance Series database

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $165.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00

Universal Design in Play: A Behavioral Comparison of Three Playgrounds - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Apr 25, 2018 12:00pm ‐ Apr 25, 2018 1:00pm

Credits: None available.

Accessible play environments have received considerable attention in recent practice, yet little comparative research has been done evaluating the use of specific park and playground features. This research evaluates the value of Universal Design (UD) in playgrounds in a comparative study using new graphic methods addressing the primary UD question and overall physical activity in the park environment. The evidence-based findings can support public policy for the promotion of community-wide healthy active living.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the multi-faceted benefits of Universal Design in playground environments.
  • Describe the research-grounded basis for the conclusions presented.
  • Apply behavior observation techniques in public outdoor open space.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $165.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00

The Vibrant Cities Lab: Free Urban Forestry Resources, Research, and Tools – 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Mar 29, 2018 1:00pm ‐ Mar 29, 2018 2:00pm

Credits: None available.

The Vibrant Cities Lab offers easy access to the best available science about the impact of trees and green space on economic development, public health, transportation, equity or water quality – eleven impact areas overall. Each impact area offers curated research, case studies, policies, and plans from around the country. Vibrant Cities Lab also offers a step-by-step guide and assessment tool to help communities make sustainable urban trees a reality. Whether in public or private practice, serving large or smaller clients, this tool is designed to help expand awareness of the benefits of urban trees, such as real cost savings (for example, reduction in stormwater management costs), and implement best practices for growing urban canopy rooted in science and proven in communities like your own.

Objectives

  • Understand the multiple benefits of trees as an integral part of landscape design
  • Discover resources that help make the case to clients and others for strategic tree planting
  • Learn about GIS and web-based resources that estimate the impact and benefits of trees on properties – from single lots to institutional campuses, to communities as a whole.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Speaker(s):
  • Lauren Marshall, ASLA, PLA, ISA Cert. Arborist®, National Program Manager, Urban & Community Forestry, U.S. Forest Service
  • Laurence D Wiseman, Owner, CenterLine Strategy
Standard: $165.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00

February 2018 LA CES Provider Update

Feb 28, 2018 1:00pm ‐ Feb 28, 2018 2:00pm

Credits: None available.

Speaker(s):
Standard: Free
Members: $0.00
Associates: $0.00
Students: $0.00
PPN Roster: $0.00

Utilizing BIM to Improve Design and Workflow Efficiency - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Jan 31, 2018 1:00pm ‐ Jan 31, 2018 2:30pm

Credits: None available.

With today’s tight budgets, collaboration requirements and quick delivery of projects with regulatory or performance-driven guidelines, landscape architects need to work smarter, not harder. Explore the challenges associated with transitioning from traditional CAD platforms to building information modeling (BIM), new efficient workflows, and the benefits/challenges of this change.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn the deciding factors that compel firms to move from general CAD to BIM and how firms transition to new design workflows, including timelines, challenges, and helpful resources.
  • Identify the suite of tools and work flows available to assist and document design.
  • Explore practical uses of BIM from conceptual drawings and models to construction documents and presentations.
  • Understand how BIM workflows are used to complete applications for LEED, SITES, and state, local, and federal reviews and approvals.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Speaker(s):
  • Matthew Wilkins, ASLA, Chair Digital Technology PPN, Associate Designer/Planner, KTU+A Planning + Landscape Architecture
  • Robert Anderson, ASLA, Principal, ROBERT ANDERSON | landscape architect
  • Eric Berg, ASLA, LEED AP, Senior Associate Landscape Architect, Pacific Coast Land Design, Inc
Tags: PPN Hosted
Standard: $185.00
Members: $50.00
Associates: $40.00
Students: $25.00

Truly Inclusive? The Reward of Thrill in Universal Play Designs - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Dec 18, 2017 12:00pm ‐ Dec 18, 2017 1:00pm

Credits: None available.

This presentation focuses on inclusive play in outdoor playgrounds. Based on observations, interviews and research in a universal design public playground and a playground at a school for children with disabilities, we have deducted a series of recommendations for inclusive, universal play design for all abilities. One of the main considerations of the presentation is that we do harm when we underestimate the abilities of children with disabilities. As all other children, they love the thrill of physical play such as spinning, sliding, and swinging. The presentation will go through cases of good universal playground designs and functional playground equipment design features. Finally, we will touch upon working within the framework of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and beyond.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn key elements of inclusive play and universal design, based on observations and research with users and care givers.
  • Get new insights on playground planning and play equipment functionality.
  • Learn about the policy dimension of planning inclusive playgrounds, beyond the ADA.
  • Get an adult user perspective on accessibility and usability in public play areas.
  • Learn how the landscape architect can implement policies and insights of users in the final solution.
  • Understand how to advocate for standard solutions that fit all user groups.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Speaker(s): Speaker(s):
  • Ken Dobyns, Business Development Manager, Specification, Sales, KOMPAN Playground Solutions
Tags: PPN Hosted
Standard: $165.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00
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