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Architects' Day Session, Part 2 of 2

Tuesday, October 25, 2022  1:30 PM - 3:30 PM, H-Reunion A

The objective of this session is to identify what tools the Licensed Design Professional can employ to efficiently design a more constructible project.
Included in the session are the following presentations:
- The Anatomy of a Ballpark
- NEU: Galvanizing a Transformation of the Concrete Industry
- Ethics from the Perspective of a Practicing Engineer
Learning Objectives:
(1) Explain how to reduce carbon footprint specifying concrete materials;
(2) Discuss ACI's Center of Excellence NEU Program for carbon neutral concrete;
(3) Conduct Professional Engineer ethics training;
(4) Relate successful uses of structural concrete elements as architectural concrete.

This session has been AIA/ICC approved for 2 CEU/PDH credits.

The Anatomy of a Ballpark

Presented By: Thomas Smith
Affiliation: HKS, INC
Description: This presentation will explore the process of designing and building Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. Thomas Smith is a Vice President in the Sports & Entertainment Group at HKS, Inc., where he has practiced sports architecture for over 20 years. With a passion for baseball, the majority of his career has placed an emphasis on ballpark design at all levels of competition. Smith's most recent completed project placed him in the role of Senior Project Architect at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas where he was involved from conceptual design through construction administration.

NEU: Galvanizing a Transformation of the Concrete Industry

Presented By: Andrea Shokker
Affiliation: NEU - ACI Center of Excellence For Carbon Neutral
Description: Concrete has a major impact for achieving net zero in infrastructure applications and there is urgent need for a cultural shift as well as practical considerations for implementation. This presentation will focus on how architects can help lead this change with support from NEU, a recently established ACI (American Concrete Institute) Center of Excellence on Carbon Neutral Concrete.

Ethics from the Perspective of a Practicing Engineer

Presented By: Michael Lee
Affiliation: Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
Description: This presentation will discuss ethical guidelines that govern the conduct of licensed professionals involved with engineering and construction. Topics will include our duty to protect the health and safety of the public, a need to act as faithful agent for our client, and the concept of direct supervision and control. Example scenarios will be presented to illustrate application of ethical guidelines, including dilemmas that might challenge our better judgment. The material in this presentation will draw from the presenter's experience as a structural design engineer and forensic consultant, and as the subject of a disciplinary investigation by an engineering board.

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