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CHICAGO MORNING SEMINAR: Addressing Snow and Ice Hazards on Building Facade...

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Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

135 South LaSalle Street

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Chicago, IL 60603

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Join our Chicago Seminar Series to explore current and trending topics relevant to the AEC industry. You can choose from morning and evening sessions to hear from SGH’s national and local thought leaders and network with local professionals.

ABOUT THE JANUARY SEMINAR

Addressing Snow and Ice Hazards on Building Facades
Presented by Sean M. O’Brien, P.E., LEED AP

Falling snow and ice from buildings pose serious safety risks for the public, and can place architects, owners, and engineers in a vulnerable position for litigation claims. Complicating matters, there is little consensus in the industry on the best design strategies for mitigating the buildup and shedding of these winter hazards. This presentation will evaluate several mechanisms that enable snow and ice to accumulate on and fall from buildings. Using traditional snow retention designs for roofs as an introduction, we will focus on how snow and ice interact with projecting facade elements, and discuss how contemporary design trends and changes in climate patterns contribute to the problem. We will also review the lack of industry guidance for designing snow and ice retention systems, and discuss strategies for mitigating snow and ice issues on building facades.

After attending this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify potential risks of falling snow and ice from buildings.
  • Discuss factors that contribute to snow and ice accumulation on facade elements.
  • Understand code requirements and industry standards, or a lack thereof, for addressing snow and ice accumulation on facade elements.
  • Recognize how to mitigate the risk of falling snow and ice in the design of contemporary building facades.

Participants will earn 1.5 AIA/CES Learning Units (LU/HSW) for their attendance.


MORNING SEMINAR DETAILS


LOCATION
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
135 S. LaSalle Street, 38th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603

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AGENDA
7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Registration & Coffee
8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Presentation & Discussion
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Breakfast Reception


Attendance is free and open to all. We will serve refreshments. Space is limited. Please note that registration is required to attend.


CAN'T MAKE IT TO ONE OF THESE SEMINARS?

If you have a group of ten or more, we can bring the seminar to you or host a dedicated seminar for your firm at our facility! Contact us at events@sgh.com.

Chicago Office: 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 3800, Chicago, IL 60603 | Tel: 312.754.7500

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