Unique Challenges of Adaptive Reuse

SK&A Sr. Project Manager, Monika Crandall, PE, LEED AP, joined together with Heidi Leinbach, AIA, NCARB of Cooper Carry, and Andrew Schwartz, PE of SSA Engineering for an AIA DC Lunchtime Learning presentation on the “Unique Challenges of Adaptive Reuse.”

From AIA DC:

“This presentation offers an overview of the most significant design considerations and unique challenges in the architectural, MEP, and structural design of adaptive reuse projects. During the presentation, the speakers will use their past experience on various conversion types to emphasize the importance of field verification and close collaboration of all the design team members.  The speakers will focus on the practical aspects of the design and provide examples of construction administration challenges along with strategies to minimize the impact on base building.  SK&A Structural Engineers will be joined by Cooper Carry Architects and SSA Engineering to discuss this popular design option.”

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the importance of due diligence and field verification.
  • Describe strategies to minimize impact on base building.
  • Explore most common design aspects of adaptive reuse projects.
  • Identify greatest construction administration challenges.

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