A16 - We Should Know Better: Top 10 Multifamily Design Mistakes

Wednesday, November 14 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM | 185A « Back

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The residential building industry has made incredible progress toward sustainability and energy efficiency goals. At the same time, senior Green Rater and Registered Architect Steve Klocke finds many new buildings under-performing because designers continue to make SIMPLE, AVOIDABLE MISTAKES. Smart design choices yield buildings that are easier to build, resulting in lower costs, more predictable construction schedules, and higher quality buildings. The inspections, testing and commissioning are more successful, and most importantly, a building that incorporates smart design decisions is more valuable to owners and occupants. Based on lessons he learned certifying over 1,200 dwelling units over the past seven years, Steve Klocke will present the TOP TEN DESIGN MISTAKES being made over and over again - and how to avoid them.

Learning Objectives:

List the top ten design mistakes that decrease constructability, affordability and quality of multifamily housing

Choose the smarter design choices from a selection of scenarios

Justify smart design alternatives to clients and contractors in terms of time, money, energy and health

Develop a SMART DESIGN CHECKLIST for your team to use on future projects

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Education Tracks: People's Voice

Event Type: Core Education Program > Session