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METALCON / October 6-8 / 2021 Tampa

Metal Architecture at METALCONLive!

METALCONLive! and Metal Architecture, the leading authority on the use of metal in architectural applications and building design, educating architects, design professionals and engineers, have teamed up to provide a unique series of webinars showcasing projects that illustrate the beauty, durability, efficiency, and sustainability of metal.

Who should attend?  Architects, design professionals, specifiers, contractors and engineers engaged in new construction, retrofit, renovation and modernization of buildings.

A panel of three industry leaders will discuss how metal building products support the increasing demand for sustainable building practices. Often viewed as a glamour product because of its versatility, metal components can also bring high performance to any projects.

Two architects will discuss their selection process for metal building components on recently excecuted projects. Rick Schneider, FAIA, principal of ISTUDIO Architects, Washington, D.C., will talk about the Marvin Gaye Recreation Center in Washington. Hafsa Burt, studio head, hb+a Architects, San Francisco, will present her vision for a modular residential construction that can fit in any environment, which she calls the Box Factory.

Providing technical insight and bringing his extensive knowledge of metal components and sustainable building practices will be Bob Zabcik, P.E., technical director, Metal Construction Association.


This webinar qualifies for one AIA LU and its FREE!
This session will explore the role of metal in meeting a zero-carbon world using Civitas as a case study in process and application. 
The name Civitas, translated as “community,” was given to represent the Yoakum family’s desire to create a meaningful experience through connected spatial relationships, transparency, and material continuity. While producing all the same expressive elements of its new urbanist neighbors, Civitas introduces a new composition of material and transparency while reframing the spatial and architectural expectations of an environmentally responsible house. The architect, aligned with his family, challenged the design team to integrate healthy, resilient, high-performance, and sustainable strategies to achieve the design framework for a 200-year design life cycle. 
Civitas is certified LEED Platinum for Homes. Per the International Living Futures Institute, it is the first registered Zero Energy and Zero Carbon single-family dwelling in the world and is currently under review for certification. As an immersive tool for experimental thinking and design exploration, this project is a living lab laying the groundwork for ongoing and future projects within our design practice with its broad application of high-performance strategies for a variety of typologies. 
Join Barry Yoakum, FAIA, Principal, archimania, and Civitas homeowner for this session to explore how:
Salvaged structural steel was used to limit the carbon footprint for the hybrid structure
Exterior cladding provided a low maintenance, durable finish that expressed a compatible scale to the neighboring homes
The neutral material pallet provides a canvas for light, shadow, and texture to be featured as an ever-changing dynamic expression
The operable screen panels provide flexible tunability to filter light, shadow, and an implied boundary around the south and western facades
Overall integration supported high-performance goals

Presenter: Barry Alan Yoakum, FAIA, Principal, archimania, Memphis, Tenn.
Barry Yoakum is principal of archimania and an ardent advocate of visionary, collaborative and high-performance design. He champions progressive, modern architecture irrespective of program, typology, or budget. His Appalachian roots, along with his well-traveled global experience, continues to shape his realized work. He encourages architectural advancement in concert with a dialogue that engages the public to better understand the efforts required to realize a better built environment. His work has been recognized nationally and internationally, and featured in AIArchitect, Architect, Architectural Record, Architecture, Architecture Newspaper, Architecture Week, Architectural Digest, Building Design & Construction, Contract Design, Dwell Magazine, Metal Architecture Progressive Architecture, residential architect, a NOVA Award, and a National Endowment for the Arts Citation.