Building Doctors: Diagnosis and Treatment of Underperforming Facilities
October 24 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm CDT$49.00
A building and the human body are in many ways synonymous. Other than the obvious difference, that of stationary versus free movement, both have complex systems that interrelate and perform as a completely functioning entity. Buildings like humans, as they age, develop “medical” symptoms affecting performance that, if not detected or “diagnosed” early will lead to significant and costly remedies. The purpose of this course is to introduce professionals to the awareness of system interrelationship, avoidance of environmental pitfalls, methods of assessment or “diagnosis”, and possible treatments so that we can recognize our role as “Building Doctors”.
- Understand the primary systems in a building and how they interact with each other.
- Recognize the possible “symptoms” that these systems may be underperforming and the possible causes.
- Compare forensic architecture and engineering to being a “building doctor”.
- Discover how a “building doctor” can help “treat” an underperforming building.
Learning Units: 2 LU/HSW hours
AIA Course Number: AIAPDH510