Design Implementation - 5.5 PDH
Material selection, specifications, and maintenance guidelines allow landscape architects to ensure that their designs are faithfully and successfully brought to life. How can landscape architects be empowered in the studio and on the construction site? How do client needs and wishes influence design choices and outcomes? Sessions in this package of 2021 conference recordings share tools and methods for communicating design intent through successful documentation, innovative strategies, and new technologies for the design, construction, and post-construction life of projects.
ASLA members receive 25% off with this bundle; non-members receive a 15% discount.
2021 session recordings in this package:
Encompassing 59 acres, the soils surrounding the Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C. uniquely reflect planting soil trends of the last century, creating a patchwork of soil types in a small footprint. Studying these landscapes, we present the impact of various soil types and a resilient soils approach for the future.
The carbon footprint from the billions of tons of concrete placed each year is substantial, resulting in nearly 8% of total global emissions. This session will provide attendees with tools to reduce the carbon footprint of concrete through use of high-volume cement substitutes, concrete mix optimization, and carbon sequestering technologies.
The GBCI course ID for this course is 920025327, 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 https://sitesonline.usgbc.org.
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Getting projects built well is hard! Diverse owners, project types, complex designs, costs of labor and materials, demanding timelines, “perfect” installations, all converge making project delivery a daunting challenge. This session, by veteran designers, construction managers, and owners, share overlooked fundamentals of designing and building in today's construction environment.
Construction documents play a key role in communicating between designers and contractors. This presentation focuses on the quality control measures of construction documents, both drawings and specifications, and aims to improve the accuracy and efficiency of the overall construction.
All designed landscapes require maintenance, yet this crucial aspect is often neglected. This session considers contemporary cases where maintenance is recognized as integral to the design process and to a landscape’s long-term success. Alternative, practical, and implementable strategies for the maintenance and monitoring of public places will also be presented.