Life Safety and Emerging Technology Considerations for Today’s Architect

Session Title: Life Safety and Emerging Technology Considerations for Today’s Architect
Educational Track: Practice
Session Code: SA0119
Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019
Time: 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
LU/HSW: 1.5 LUs/HSW

Today’s society can be unsettling for architects who are vulnerable to claims for personal injuries, property damage and everything in between. While not all potential pitfalls can be avoided, this session will provide Participants with the tools required to reduce the likelihood of endangering the public. Architects who attend this session should be able to confidently navigate the day to day nuances of their craft knowing they are taking a proactive approach towards safeguarding the health, safety and welfare of the public, and consequently limiting their own exposure.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Consider challenges such as intellectual property rights, privacy rights and cyber security breaches which may impact the practice of architecture now and in the future,
  • Assess the specific dangers which are imposed upon the public by design and construction projects before such dangers occur,
  • Understand some of the new technology in both design and construction that is helping to reshape the industry,
  • More precisely evaluate whether to retain construction administration as part of their contractual responsibilities for a given project.

Content Leaders:

Keith J. Stevens

Partner, L'Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, LLP, Garden City, NY

Daniel A. McFaul

Partner, L'Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, LLP, Garden City, NY