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Convention Sessions Will Explore Practical Applications of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC)
The International Green Construction Code (IgCC) will be a game changer in the practice of architecture. As an "overlay" to existing international codes, it will bridge the gap between conventional code-complaint architecture and high-performance buildings.
An all-day preconvention session on Wed., May 16, from 8:30-5:30 (WE204 International Green Construction Code (IGCC) Design Workshop) will focus on the practical applications of the 2012 IgCC, including experience in performing an IgCC code review of a sample project in a hands-on, design-based workshop that will lead participants through a complete review of the IgCC. Participants from large and small firms are encouraged to attend. Speakers include Christopher Green, AIA, LEED AP, and Steve Winkel, FAIA, PE, CASp.
In addition, a two-part series will cover the content and development, adoption, enforcement, and educational issues associated with the 2012 IgCC. On Thurs., May 17, from 2-3:30pm, part 1 (TH214 IGCC Effects on Practice, Part 1: Development, Adoption, and Education) will be presented by Dennis Andrejko, FAIA, David Collins, FAIA, Maurya McClintock, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, and Joseph Simonetta. Part 2 on Thurs., May 17, from 4-5:30pm (TH313 IGCC Effects on Practice, Part 2: Managing Risk, Liability, and Legal Issues ) will cover liability, risk management, and emerging legal issues associated with green codes in general and the IGCC in particular. Speakers for part 2 include Don Brown, FAIA, Cara Shimkus Hall, Esq., FAIA, Timothy Twomey, Esq., AIA, LEEP AP, and Bill Wilson, II, FAIA .
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