Recorded Presentations

Mar 4, 2013 ‐ Dec 18, 2017



Sessions

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 work
    flows 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
Standard: $165.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00

Creative Goal Setting for Women - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/NON-HSW)

Dec 12, 2017 3:00pm ‐ Dec 12, 2017 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

While at some points in our careers there are clear milestones to achieve, such as licensure or promotions, oftentimes, there’s no clear path ahead and we need to craft our own careers and set career goals. In this webinar, Mia Scharphie, of the women’s career advancement training company Build Yourself, will walk through how to set goals for creatives. You’ll learn frameworks and activities that can help you unlock inspiring and motivating career goals that will guide you in your day-to-day, and methods to be ‘creatively strategic’ in optimizing the investment of your time. We’ll also look at common pitfalls that women face in setting goals and harvesting the fruit of their efforts, how they overcome those pitfalls, and how they can have more of what they want in their careers. This session will also have a special focus on women with multiple passions. We’ll dispel the myth that ‘if only you could narrow down’ you’d be successful, and give you a pathway to success that respects being interested in many things.

Learning objectives:

  • Develop creative career goals, customized to their own interests.
  • Identify gender bias, both internalized and external, that can hinder women in setting and achieving career goals.
  • Identify and develop strategic projects or efforts to invest their time in growing in their careers.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

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

Urban Street Tree Planting: Correcting Myths and Misconceptions - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Nov 14, 2017 12:30pm ‐ Nov 14, 2017 1:30pm

Credits: None available.

Despite 35 years of research, books, articles and lectures, the profession still maintains many myths and misconceptions about designing with trees in urban spaces. Tree health is still at risk from all too common and obsolete design errors. This webinar will point out the most common of these errors, and provide best practice recommendations to develop truly sustainable urban landscapes. Based on the six most critical concepts of designing for healthy trees, this session will teach sound, science-based designs, details, and specifications. Better informed designers will have the tools to incorporate science and sustainability principles into the aesthetic principles that guide the design of these important landscape spaces.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand best practices related to urban street tree planting.
  • Incorporate the six most critical principles to attain sustainability in urban tree design.
  • Use the latest research findings to make decisions on soil options for urban trees.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

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

Resilient by Design: Building Better in Response to Rising Waters

Oct 23, 2017 12:00pm ‐ Oct 23, 2017 12:00pm

Credits: None available.

This panel session will demonstrate the role of landscape architecture in adaptively and equitably building resilience to flooding hazards to increase health, safety, and welfare for all. Panelists will discuss innovative strategies and techniques that address known and anticipated future issues across a range of social, environmental, and economic factors.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn design approaches to climate adaptation and hazard mitigation, most specifically flooding.
  • Understand the needs, issues, and opportunities associated with communities affected by recurrent flooding.
  • Gain insight into best practices that reduce loss of life and property due to flooding.
  • Examine policy and economic pathways to implement contextually appropriate design strategies.

Speaker(s):
  • Andrew Fox, ASLA, Coastal Dynamics Design Lab and North Carolina State University College of Design
  • Kofi Boone, ASLA, NSCU College of Design
  • Chuck Flink, FASLA, Greenways Incorporated
  • Gavin Smith, AICP, Coastal Resilience Center, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence
Standard: $185.00
Students: $25.00
Associates: $40.00
Members: $50.00

Demystifying Technology: How Landscape Architects and Clients Are Making Smarter Parks

Oct 23, 2017 12:00pm ‐ Oct 23, 2017 12:00pm

Credits: None available.

Learn how new hardware and software technologies are helping landscape architects innovate in the planning, design, and post occupancy assessment of parks and public spaces. In this session you will see case studies from Sasaki, Soofa, a start-up from MIT’s Media Lab, and the Park District of Oak Park, IL.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn what new technology currently exists in the market, both in hardware and software, and how landscape architects and clients are working together to deploy it in outdoor public spaces. 
  • Understand the challenges in bringing new technology to parks and public spaces and how to overcome them. 
  • Gain insight into how landscape architects can effectively collaborate with technology companies, and why such collaboration is valuable in the current era of smart cities and data driven decision-making. 
  • Learn directly from a public sector client where landscape architects can add value in helping make smarter parks and public spaces and where there is room for improvement. 

Speaker(s):
Standard: $185.00
Students: $25.00
Associates: $40.00
Members: $50.00

SITES: Devise a Truly Sustainable Maintenance Plan That Works for the Long Term

Oct 23, 2017 12:00pm ‐ Oct 23, 2017 12:00pm

Credits: None available.

How often do you integrate maintenance planning into your projects? Is maintenance a significant concern for your clients? A maintenance plan is a prerequisite in the SITES v2 Rating System. Review actual SITES certified examples of maintenance plans and gain insight as to how to improve your own.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the prerequisites and credits for Section 8, operations and maintenance of the SITES v2 Rating System.
  • Specify best management practices for devising a comprehensive maintenance plan.
  • Analyze challenges from actual project examples, review the solutions implemented to solve them, and discuss how the maintenance plan addressed future anticipated issues.
  • Develop a method for effectively assessing your client’s long-term maintenance capabilities to ensure the sustainability of your project.

Speaker(s):
  • Linette Straus, ASLA, SITES AP, Professional Practice Manager, American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Steven Spears, FASLA, AICP, Design Workshop, Inc.
  • Terry Guen, FASLA, Terry Guen Design Associates
  • Evan Mather, ASLA, AHBE Landscape Architects
Standard: $185.00
Students: $25.00
Associates: $40.00
Members: $50.00

The Process of Design: Making Meaning and Method. Where Do Ideas Come From?

Oct 23, 2017 12:00pm ‐ Oct 23, 2017 12:00pm

Credits: None available.

Three innovative designers discuss the importance of the iterative process in developing design ideas. Through case studies, the panelists share the inspirations that guide their work and discuss their design methods and the ecological systems and cultural meaning that emerge from their unique process.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the process of design.
  • Describe the collaborative nature of design in landscape architecture.
  • Discuss the unique design methods that define the work of three distinct landscape architects.
  • Understand how an adaptive process yields work that has cultural significance.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $185.00
Students: $25.00
Associates: $40.00
Members: $50.00

Climate Adaptation Through Landscape Architecture

Oct 23, 2017 12:00pm ‐ Oct 23, 2017 12:00pm

Credits: None available.

Climate change is a critical issue being addressed around the world. Landscape architects are playing a pivotal role in designing adaptations to its many impacts. This session first presents issues and adaptations from three U.S. climates: Northwest, Southwest, and Gulf Coast, followed by a panel discussion among the presenters.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn effective adaptations for water issues and impacts in each of three major regions of the country.
  • Learn effective adaptations for increased temperatures and degraded air quality in three major regions of the country.
  • Learn effective adaptations for biodiversity and habitat loss in each of three major regions of the country.
  • Understand the different adaptation, communication, and education tools used in these regions.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $185.00
Students: $25.00
Associates: $40.00
Members: $50.00

Urban Forests: Maintaining a City of Trees Despite Changing Environments

Oct 23, 2017 12:00pm ‐ Oct 23, 2017 12:00pm

Credits: None available.

This session explores the multifaceted strategies for urban forest management. Panelists will expand on the significant value of urban forests, including increased property values, energy conservation, stormwater treatment, air pollution reduction, and wildlife habitat. They will also discuss real-world solutions for preservation, planning, and maintenance to replenish aging urban forests.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how urban forests contribute to the history, functionality, and sustainability of a city or a campus.
  • Understand the challenges and successes of maintaining urban forests.
  • Gain insight into the landscape architect’s role in preserving urban forests alongside visionary clients.
  • Examine strategies for reducing water load, increasing native landscape materials, and saving money for cities and campuses.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $185.00
Students: $25.00
Associates: $40.00
Members: $50.00