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USGBC North Carolina Charlotte Branch: Evolution of Lightweight Building Materials

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Starts On - May 24, 2016 - 11:30am
Ends On - May 24, 2016 - 1:00pm
101 West Worthington Avenue
Charlotte , NC 28203

Come and network with 100+ like-minded professionals at Byron's South End! Enjoy a nice hot buffet lunch along with great networking while earning CEU's!

Evolution of Lightweight Building Materials
AIA MR0002 / GBCI #0090008584

This course, Evolution of Lightweight Building Materials MR0002, is designed to educate individuals on how and why building materials have changed throughout modern history. The course demonstrates progression of lightweight materials through different architectural building types and building materials.

Each piece of architecture discussed is uniquely related to specific building material. Many types of building materials are presented highlighting material weights, sustainability impacts, performance properties, fire resistance, materiality, advantages and disadvantages of each material. This course initially discusses heavier mass materials progressing to lighter weight building materials.

The course concludes with conversation of future building materials, intriguing and exciting minds, and suggesting new and innovative future building materials. The course will be approximately 60 minutes in length. The material will be presented in a lecture style using a digital slide show and digital media.

Learning objectives

  • Learn the history of lightweight building materials.
  • Explain why these building material changes are important to architecture and design.
  • Be able to distinguish the correlation between architecture materials and historical events.
  • Become knowledgeable on future possibilities of building materials.

Speaker: Dawn Spears

Dawn Spears has been a member of the USG team covering North Carolina for the last 8 years. As an Architectural Services Representative, Dawn assists clients and offers sustainable high performance solutions.