Fall Conference Schedule

Emerging Technology in Home Design & Construction

As technology ramps up and future job sites include swarms of intelligent life, some artificial, buckle your seatbelt as we approach what the future may hold in the world of architecture, enginering and construction. Collected data, along with CAD files, will become the basis from which a host of technologies function autonomously. Learn how all this is trickling down into residential design and construction and how you can take advantage to further your business or career.

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2019 Fall Conference Schedule

Unless noted otherwise, all events are held at the Seattle Public Library – Central Library
1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA


November 7, 2019

8:00 a.m. ~ 6:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:00 a.m. ~ 9:00 a.m. Networking & Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. ~ 12:00 p.m.

Meet @ the Seattle Public Library – Central Library to board the shuttle

(3.0 E-CE)

Transportation is provided

D & B Field Trip 

Visit an unbeleivably teched-out house of smart-home obsessives. Jim Waymire of WAVE Designs in Seattle, WA will be guiding us through one of his company’s showcase homes and teaching you how to include smart-home technology in your home designs.

12:30 p.m. ~ 2:00 p.m. 

(1.0 E-CE)

Lunch-and-Learn Presentation – Sponsorhip opportunity still available
2:15 p.m. ~ 3:45 p.m.

(1.5 P-CE)

D & B Cafe –

D&B Cafe is an interactive event that may consist of round-table, fish-bowl, or open-space style discussions. Our presenters are not the only ones with knowledge. During this event, the attendees swap ideas and share knowledge.

4:00 p.m. ~ 6:00 p.m.

(1.5 P-CE)

D&B Happy Hour (and trade show) – 

  • Local chapter meet & greet
  • Sponsor & exhibitor networking
  • Hors-d’oeuvres & open bar (Beer & Wine)
  • Door prizes & more!


November 8, 2019

8:00 a.m. ~ 3:30 p.m. Registration Open
8:00 a.m. ~ 8:45 a.m. Networking & Continental Breakfast
8:45 a.m. ~ 9:45 a.m.

(1.0 P-CE)

Educational Session – Embracing Technology to Grow Your Business, by Benjamin Tabolt, BIM-R, CDG Project Studio

Changes in technology inevitably mean changes in the way we do business. The App Store is expecting to double its size over the next four years, reaching 5 million apps by the year 2020. The Play Store is growing by more than 1200 apps each day. Learn how to navigate and harness today’s technology to streamline everyday business practices, and how to be ready for the next innovation. Benjamin Tabolt, an architectural industry young-gun and owner of one of our nation’s fastest growing multi-national design firms, will be leading this fast-paced session. Ben will be covering important new aspects of a 21st Century business such as distributed teams, CRM solutions, contactless payment, and portable documentation tools. If you don’t know what all that means, you need to be in this session!

10:00 a.m. ~ 11:00 p.m.

(1.0 P-CE)

Educational Session – (PART 1) Rewriting the Rules on Lighting by Doug Walter, Architect

LED’s are a game changer. The primary source for illumination in any kitchen and bath should be natural light. However, the sun doesn’t shine all day and night long, so we need to provide amble electric lighting to keep illumination levels high. Since LED’s are already about 5x more efficient than incandescent, it is quite possible to increase light levels and lower energy consumption at the same time.

11:15 a.m. ~ 12:15 p.m.

(1.0 P-CE)

Educational Session – (PART 2) Rewriting the Rules on Lighting by Doug Walter, Architect

Learn tips and techniques for better lighting and daylighting in a way that increases homeowner comfort, satisfaction, and safety. Compare new LED light sources with tried and true fluorescent and halogen/incandescent lamps. Take away an understanding of the principles of good lighting to whatever projects you are working on.

12:15 p.m. ~ 1:45 p.m.

(1.0 E-CE)

Lunch-and-Learn Presentation – Sponsorship opportunity still available
2:00 p.m. ~ 3:00 p.m.

(1.0 P-CE)

Educational Session – 3D PRINTING: The Trojan Horse forcing the digitalization of Construction by Matthew D. Carli, Director, Innovation, at Laticrete 3D

There is a mega trend of construction technology and changes allowing for 3D printing. It’s not the future any more, buildings are being printed now. Will it revolutionize the way we design and build houses? Learn the current status of 3D printing, new building code proposals addressing the technology, and how you can be a part of the movement. Laticrete is a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry, and is solidifying its place as a driving force behind industry advancements with an investment in 3D printing mortar technology. Matthew will include two case studies showing their technology in action, a villa in Dubai and a pavilion on display at Columbus in Indiana, through December.

3:15 p.m. ~ 4:15 p.m.

(1.0 P-CE)

3D Scanning: The Future of As-built Documentation, by Benjamin Tabolt, BIM-R, CDG Project Studio

As-built can mean two things, an existing building that has never been documented in 3D, and the final rendition of a newly constructed building, because it’s never exactly like it was planned. Learn how 3D scanning and BIM technology can help you with projects that fit each of these examples, and possibly more. Ben Tabolt will give us a description of scanning technology, the types of scanning systems available to us, and explain what a point cloud is and how to use it. Ben will then take us from the point cloud to the model, with literal examples, and show us an accurate path to 3D as-built success. Case studies Ben will be using include his recent work at the Cog Railway Station, a residential renovation, and the Spings First Church, all in Colorado Springs, CO.

4:15 p.m. ~ 4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks & Recognition

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