Principal Katie Popolow, AIA, DBIA, LEED AP BD+C will be on a panel discussing “Behind the Curtain for Design-Build.”
Session details: In the months before COVID-19 struck, the climate crisis was at the top of many people’s minds—from teenagers protesting in the streets, to large corporations pledging to become carbon neutral. In the A&D world, we saw growing awareness of embodied carbon and significant commitment from firms and clients alike. How can our learning from the current health crisis help us take the sustainability movement to the next stage?
Other speakers include Greg Zoll, DBIA, VP Facilities Management & Development, Sharp Healthcare; Michael Akavan, PE, CPD, LEED AP, Principal and CEO, MA Engineering; and Jim Conley, SE, DBIA, Principal, Structural Engineering, Coffman Engineers, Inc.; with moderator David Umstot, PE, CEM, Co-Founder and President, Umstot Project and Facilities Solutions, LLC.
Spending most of her formative years building a family cabin, Katie developed a muscle memory early on for creating. “I was a participant in every single aspect of construction: I dug trenches, became proficient with wood framed construction, pulled electrical wire, and installed all manner of interior and exterior finishes.” The sequence of construction, the ways…