Chief Facilities Officer School District of Osceola County
03:45 PM - 04:30 PM
Zero Energy on a Shoe-String Budget
There is a $400 billion demand for energy to power our buildings each year. But, 30% of that energy is wasted, resources are dwindling, and a shift has begun in the way we design and construct buildings.
The losses due to natural disasters in three of the last 15 years exceed $100 billion, and it’s getting more costly. While much of the existing risk could be cost effectively reduced by elevating, strengthening, removing buildings or by various other measures, the resources needed to do so greatly exceed the funds available from traditional public-sector mitigation budgets.
Mitigation Investment Lead, Risk Management Directorate within FIMA at FEMA
11:35 AM - 12:05 PM
Mitigation: How Do You Make People Care?
In spite of overwhelming evidence from the Multihazard Mitigation Council and others that resilient construction is a smart long-term decision, Americans routinely choose lower-cost conventional construction.
Vice President, International Homeland Security and Emergency Management, IEM
10:55 AM - 11:25 AM
If It Makes So Much Sense, Why Is It So Hard To Do Mitigation?
The Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves studies found that the benefits of hazard mitigation far outweigh the costs. However, mitigation investments are not being made at levels commensurate with these benefits.
How will the role of the architect change in a future of ubiquitous artificial intelligence-driven design tools? How can subjective judgements and qualitative goals be reconciled with quantitatively-driven digital design tools? This session will explore these questions through the lens of multi-objective optimization and demonstrate software workflows to balance project goals that are both aesthetic and quantitative in nature.
Extending Virtual Design and Construction for Facilities Management
FM has extensive information needs on various aspects of individual components comprising the asset portfolio during operation and maintenance (O&M). The inefficiencies of insufficient interoperability intrinsic to traditional information management practices and the considerable financial losses are driving the industry to search for more integrated, sustainable, and automated practices.
Multifamily Affordable Product Research Analyst, Fannie Mae
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Modular Multifamily Housing as an Affordable Supply Strategy
The high cost of developing multifamily housing is a major contributor to the affordable housing supply crisis. Studies have reported that hard costs comprise 65% to 73% of total development costs. Modular construction, which can significantly cut hard costs, could provide a good opportunity for cost savings in the building process.