Kansas City ASCE October 2012 Joint Meeting with CSI
Date: Tuesday October 2nd, 2012
Location: Grand St. Cafe
4740 Grand Ave
Kansas City, MO 64112
Time: 11:30 am to 12:00 pm – Registration / Social
12:30 pm to 12:30 pm – Meal
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm – Presentation
Menu: Choice of Roasted Chicken, Shrimp Pasta, Pork Chop
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Speaker and Program: “Structures, Sustainability and Steel” By Ms. Erika Winters Downey, S.E., LEED AP – Great Plains Regional Engineer for American Institute of Steel Construction
Erika works as a liaison between project decision makers and members of the steel production and fabrication community to help assess the viability of structural steel framing options on upcoming projects. She is also an educational resource to the design community on technical and economic aspects of building with structural steel. Prior to becoming Regional Engineer, she was an advisor in AISC’s Steel Solutions Center. She has also worked for structural design firms in Chicago and Kansas City. Erika’s Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees are from the University of Kansas.
The future of building construction, structural steel, and sustainability all truly do go hand-in-hand. Attendees will understand where the building construction industry is in its process of embracing and adopting sustainable principals and measures and where the industry is heading in terms of environmental stewardship and life cycle assessment. They will also learn about the sustainable attributes of structural steel—such as its cradle-to-cradle manufacturing and recycling process of continual improvement in terms of reduced energy reduction and carbon footprint and its overall environmental stewardship. Attendees will understand how sustainable design is a trend that is consistent with the principles of integrated project delivery in general and building information modeling in particular and that a convergence of these three trends leads supports the overall sustainable goals of a building project.