Architecture & Engineering
Top tip for getting to Net Zero, ask for EPDs on assets
Sept. 23, 2022: Request environmental product declarations (EPDs) to focus attention and track embodied carbon and start looking at cement-replacement to help in the goal to Net Zero.
Underwriting the costs of California's new seismic retrofit rules
Retrofitting assets to comply with California’s strict new seismic building regulations could cost more than $150 per square foot - presenting significant cap-ex costs, but lots of buying opportunity.
A&E 2016 Meeting Report: Do we change the design - or design the change?
‚Äú You have to build for the people who live there.‚Äù ¬†‚Äì Paul Meadows
(for a print version of this report, click here.)
‚ÄúPeople are messing with our stuff,‚Äù declared NAREIM president Gunnar Branson. ‚ÄúThe users of our real estate are
Slides from Fall 2015 Architectural & Engineering Meeting
Slides are now available.
Sarah Greenwood's Sustainability Presentation
Building Information Management Slides
Barry Abramson Sustainability Update
Jeanne Tarvin Vapor Intrusion Update
MIT Urban Metabolism Presentation
A&E Fall Meeting Slides
Most of the slides from the September 25th-27th Meeting are now available:
NAREIM Facade Problems
Multifamily construction trends
Building Value Through Sustainability
Sustainability Metrics Options
Handling extreme weather, embodied carbon and getting better at contracts
Sept 21, 2022: Resiliency in the face of rising sea levels, mitigating environmental challenges, embodied carbon, and hazard prep. Presentations from the NAREIM Architecture & Engineering meeting in Denver.
Boosting NOI with building tech, 5G, rooftop leasing and wi-fi networking
From rooftop leasing, 5G, centralized wi-fi networks and fiber management, managing building technology can increase NOI. With Partner Engineering
Managing Risk in Foundation Construction by MRCE
Click here for the presentation by MRCE to the NAREIM Architecture & Engineering 2018 meeting in Nashville on managing risk in foundation construction. Please note, the presentation is for informational use only and not for external distribution
Slides from October 2016 A&E Meeting
Here are links to slide decks that were made available from this year's meeting:
A&E Presentation Slides
Presentation Slides from 2014 NAREIM Architecture & Engineering Meeting
Wireless Communication Issues and New Existing Buildings
Green Building Adoption Index
Green Building Adoption Index
Environmental Regulatory Updat
The ticking time bomb of exploding tempered glass
NAREIM's first in-person meeting of 2021 heard about nickel-sulfide inclusions which can appear decades after construction and are undetectable and untreatable before breakage. “It’s a ticking time bomb in your glass,” the meeting was told.
Transparency of information – in the building lobby – will be key to return to work
Smart dashboards on lobby doors or street thresholds displaying the cleaning status of a property, elevator wait times, occupancy and air quality will be critical to ensuring confidence in the health and wellness of an asset.
A&E 2017 Meeting Slides
Below please find links to¬†slide decks from this year's meeting:
Black Bear Energy Presentation
ProLogis Solar Presentation
Gensler Obsolescence Presentation
¬†1601 Curtain Wall Schedule Demonstration.mp4
¬†Denver Demo Video.mp4
¬†NAREIM MCM P
A&E 2015 Meeting Report: Building the Future of Real Estate
‚ÄúSuccess is a collection of problems solved.‚Äù - I. M. Pei
It is tempting to imagine that the built environment comes about because of heroic individuals like Mr. Pei. Whether a leader, an investor, an architect or developer, we usually giv
A&E 2013 Slides
For download of slides used at the 2013 A&E Meeting, go to the following links:
Sustainability Metrics & Execution
Edison Midnight Lunch Slides
Seismic Risk Mgmt
Introduction to the role of analytics - UBS