This special interest group is dedicated to people with an interest in the Architecture and Construction industry who wish to develop their knowledge and expertise. The objectives are the advancement of industry interests, to maintain awareness, share experience and knowledge with peers, and to learn and teach the best practices of architecture, construction and related fields. This group is well suited to people of any and all levels of interest and expertise in Architecture and Construction, especially for those who are in the business of building things.
Every month we will discuss a different topic of interest. Our schedule is:
9/5/2014 - Invisible Architecture: Camouflaged buildings are nothing new, but architects and designers are still learning how to refine and conceptualize these structures to help people experience form and space in unique ways.
10/3/2014 - Current & Future Advances in Surveying: The role of a surveyor is nowadays extremely significant. Advanced surveying techniques are more accurate, faster, and reliable than traditional methods, with new technologies emerging.
11/7/2014 - GFRC: If you aren’t yet familiar with glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) you should be. GFRC is a specialized form of concrete with many applications. One of the best ways to truly understand the benefits of GFRC is to take a deeper look into this unique compound.
12/5/2014 - Daylighting: Research in daylighting focuses on increasing how much natural light we can use in buildings, so as to decrease energy consumption for lighting, heating and cooling, improve comfort and well-being, generate aesthetical value, and provide a connection to the outside.
1/9/2015 - Forensic Structural Engineering: Determining the cause of structural failures is the challenging discipline of forensic structural engineering. Determination of civil and criminal liabilities drive many such investigations, but there are also valuable lessons to be learned from these failures.
2/6/2015 - Latest & Upcoming Architectural Movements: Can someone please tell me, what are our current architectural styles called and what is coming in the near future in Architecture.
3/6/2015 - Bamboo as a Building Material: The easiest, strongest, cheapest, and most durable material for building structures may now come from your garden.
This event is free for everyone. To participate you must RSVP through the MakerBar meetup group. Laptops are not needed, however you're welcome to bring it, hack on whatever you'd like, even if it's totally unrelated to Architecture and Construction. There will be plenty of awesome hackers from our community for you to meet.
The Architecture & Construction Special Interest Group runs on the first Friday of every month. You are invited!
This Architecture & Construction Special Interest Group is sponsored by F. J. Sciame Construction. Snacks and soft drinks will be provided courtesy of FJSC.