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*This event is occurring as a live webinar. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the program; please continue to register.*

Join William Bahnfleth, representing ASHRAE, and Jessica Sheridan, representing AIA, in a conversation about how each professional organization has mobilized to support their respective memberships in navigating the challenges presented by COVID-19. They will discuss how the engineering and architecture community might anticipate changes in the near- and long-term and the greater value of integrated design services. In the discussion, the panelists will respond to these four learning objectives:

  1. What are the most important principles to emerge as we prepare ourselves and our clients to re-enter our shared indoor environments?
  2. What are some of the important open questions about re-occupancy that are yet to be resolved and what aspects of building science, immunology, and behavioral science contribute to establishing trust in our buildings?
  3. What and where are the most critical “knowledge” and “practice behavior” gaps in traditional project team workflows? How do we challenge our comfort zones while simultaneously also managing our risks?
  4. What are some important lessons learned so far, including surprises, success stories as well as failures, that serve as reminders that we are always “practicing” in terms of meeting the health, welfare and safety expectations in our communities?

William P. Bahnfleth, PhD, PE, FASHRAE, FASME, FISIAQ, Professor of Architectural Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
Jessica Sheridan, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Mancini Duffy, 2019-21 At-large Director, The American Institute of Architects

About the Speakers:
William Bahnfleth
is a professor of architectural engineering at Penn State University and is a fellow of ASHRAE, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the International Society for Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ).

His research interests cover a wide variety of indoor environmental control topics including chilled water pumping systems, stratified thermal energy storage, protection of building occupants from indoor bioaerosol releases, ultraviolet germicidal irradiation systems, and others. He is the author or co-author of more than 170 technical papers and articles and 14 books and book chapters.

Professor Bahnfleth currently serves as chair of the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force.

Jessica Sheridan, AIA, is a senior associate at Mancini Duffy. Collaborating on a range of projects from innovative temporary structures to large-scale commercial developments, she thrives on building consensus among diverse stakeholders to improve the built environment. As a member of Mancini’s leadership team, she is accountable for project management in the firm and leads its resilience initiatives.

For AIA, Jessica has held positions on the local, state, and national levels. She has enjoyed leadership positions with the AIANY Emerging NY Architects Committee and the AIANY Design for Risk & Reconstruction Committee. Most recently, she served on the Executive Committee on the New York State Board and as a New York regional representative on the AIA Strategic Council (2015-17).

Organized by
AIA New York Committee on the Environment
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