Smart Buildings: The Internet of Things and Seniors
Thursday, December 12, 2019
1 pm ET, noon CT, 11 am MT, 10 am PT
This course is AIA approved for one Learning Unit (LU).
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Technology is revolutionizing the way we live, how we communicate, and how we care for ourselves and one another. The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way senior living communities are connecting, serving, and caring for their residents. Implemented well, technology strategies and products could keep seniors connected and safe and help alleviate some of the stress on the caregivers supporting them. However, there are concerns and pitfalls to avoid about the connectivity of all things. This session will highlight useful technology and applications for senior living, while keeping potential security and privacy issues in mind.
• Identify how products, technologies, and design strategies combine to make smart environments.
• Identify senior-specific care and community technologies and products.
• Assess the pitfalls and challenges of integrating these technologies into care design.
• Explore future resources for the implementation of smart technology strategies into care design.
Grant Warner, AIA, LEED AP
Principal, D2 Architecture
Effective Site Visits: More Than A Road Trip
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Conducting site visits and facility tours has become a routine part of programming and pre-design activities as facilities and designers wish to learn what designs have or have not worked. Often these site visits are under-planned, causing participants to walk away without a clear sense of what they have learned. Site visits should be considered a form of post-occupancy evaluation, following a rigorous format for data collection. This session describes an easy way to implement a format for conducting successful pre-design site visits or post-occupancy evaluations. Participants will leave knowing the right questions to be be asked and skills to be developed, such as active watching and experiential viewing.
• Appreciate how facility tours can inform your project programming and design efforts.
• Explore the types of information that can be developed by treating site visits as mini post-occupancy evaluations to inform design decisions.
• Understand the importance of pre-planning, to achieving successful results from touring exemplar facilities.
• Obtain a format for documenting helpful and valuable design insights from your site tours.
Addie Abushousheh PhD, EDAC, Assoc. AIA,
Environmental Gerontologist. Research Associate, The Center for Health Design; Part-Time Faculty, Kent State University; Senior Advisor, Abacus Institute.
Gaius Nelson, President, Nelson Tremain Partnership, P.A. - Architecture and Design for Aging
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