I was able to attend CONSTRUCT 2014, which is the Construction Specifications Institute’s national conference in Baltimore Maryland this past week. The conference afforded me not only the opportunity to enhance my career development with some great continuing education sessions, but allowed me to connect with some of my new colleagues at Hord Coplan Macht and enjoy the festivities of the bi-centennial celebration of the writing of the Star Spangled Banner.
Over the past few years, CSI has been encouraging the attendees of the sessions to tweet during the sessions. What this allowing CSI do for everyone is to compile these tweets in Storify, allowing the session to be summarized and shared with the world, or at least those who are intested. Special thanks and shout out to CSI’s Kaitlin Solomon @KaitlinSolomon3 for putting these together. Below is a list of the sessions I was able to attend, with a link to Storify to allow anyone who is interested to learn more.
Session 1: Does Your Wall Assembly Have to be NFPA Code Compliant? https://storify.com/KaitlinSolomon3/construct-t04
Session 2: Access Control Coordination “When Division 08 meets Division 28” https://storify.com/KaitlinSolomon3/construct-t11-access-control-coordination-when-di
Session 3: Bridging the Gap when Specifying Sustainable Concrete: Translating Ideas Into Action https://storify.com/KaitlinSolomon3/construct-t13a-bridging-the-gap-when-specifying-s
Session 4: High-Performance Facades – Deviation from the Norm https://storify.com/KaitlinSolomon3/construct-t16-high-performance-facades-deviation
Session 5: Model Based Delivery – Shifting Design Delivery from Paper to BIM https://storify.com/KaitlinSolomon3/construct-t21-the-role-of-the-environmental-produ
General Session and Keynote: Creating the Future – Ideas, Innovations and Inventions that Could Change Your World https://storify.com/KaitlinSolomon3/construct-2014-general-session-and-keynote
Session #6: The Nuts and Bolts of Mentoring https://storify.com/KaitlinSolomon3/construct-w01-the-nuts-and-bolts-of-mentoring
Session #7: Designing Contractors: The Project Team’s Guide to Design-Assist, Delegated Design, and Design-Build https://storify.com/KaitlinSolomon3/construct-h06-designing-contractors-the-project-t
Session #8: Building a Successful System https://storify.com/KaitlinSolomon3/construct-h08
Session #9: Specifying Transitions: Utilizing Continuous Insulation for Maximum Building Performance https://storify.com/KaitlinSolomon3/construct-h14-specifying-transitions-utilizing-co
Session #10: God is in the DETAILS: A Detailed Case Study Review of Non-Traditional Façade Detailing https://storify.com/KaitlinSolomon3/construct-f03
Session #11: Organizing and Managing Contract Documents in Multiple Work Packages https://storify.com/KaitlinSolomon3/construct-f07
Matthew Porta, AIA LEED AP BD+C