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The Art of Incorporating Wind and Microclimate Control Features in Building Design (1 HSW)
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The Art of Incorporating Wind and Microclimate Control Features in Building Design (1 HSW)

When: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Where: AIA San Francisco
130 Sutter Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, California  94104
United States

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Many of the decisions made early in the design process affect the microclimate around a building and can influence owner and occupant satisfaction as well as building performance. Early wind engineering input supports successful integration of helpful design concepts when changes are readily made at lower cost, in lieu of band-aid solutions forced to merge with a final design. This seminar discusses the role of microclimate influences – wind, sun, air quality, noise, vibration, and so on – on master plans and building concept development. The presentation identifies new modelling, design and construction technologies and discusses the most effective ways to incorporate engineering studies into the design decision process in a timely fashion.


Learning Objectives

  1. Understand wind flows around buildings and how those flows affect pedestrian comfort and safety.
  2. Learn how to design for a better outdoor wind environment and, ultimately, the success of a project.
  3. Learn how the wind environment around buildings can be modeled and assessed using appropriate tools at various design stages
  4. Learn how a pedestrian wind study can be used to promote more comfortable outdoor environments, create more walkable communities and obtain approvals from local authorities.


About the Presenter

Frank Kriksic, Senior Project Manager & Microclimate Consultant, Principal

Frank is a veteran project manager who combines deep technical expertise in micro-climates with three decades of experience in building design and planning projects. In his role as Microclimate Consultant and Principal, Frank has led hundreds of projects to successful outcomes through effective consultation with architects, planners, engineers and developers. Whether a project’s central challenge is enhancing pedestrian comfort, achieving project entitlement with local authorities, or managing a building air quality / odor challenge, Frank’s experience and management capabilities help our clients meet their objectives.