BNIM presenting at Greenbuild 2020
Jeremy Knoll, Kevin Nordmeyer, and Jason Kruse of BNIM will be presenting at the virtual 2020 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo from November 10-12. The virtual agenda will include interactive and collaborative education sessions, continuing education, virtual booths, future-focused keynotes from high-profile voices and valuable networking.
In BNIM’s 50 years of practice, our firm continues to strive for meaningful outcomes, designing human-purposed environments that focus on health, safety, well-being, equity, and sustainability. They will highlight strategies, material selection, project engineering, and fire safety operations focused on the health and safety of first responders and strategies to create more equitable and inclusive environments through the development of universal design standards and policies.
Jeremy Knoll, AIA LEED Fellow, will be presenting in the Designed To Burn: Expanding the View of Material Toxicity session on Tuesday, Nov 10, from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM CST. This topic was explored first by a team of architects, engineers, and firefighters in the greater Kansas City area, and has now expanded to the development of a new material and assembly testing methodology with Armstrong Labs in Texas, and the applied research by the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University. Bob Renton of Henderson Engineers and Jeremy will review the results of this growing body of research and outline the proposed Pilot credit and new ASTM/UL testing methodology.
Kevin Nordmeyer, AIA LEED AP, and Jason Kruse, AIA LEED AP BD+C, will be presenting in the Human Purposed Integrated Design - The Harkin Institute session on Wednesday Nov 11, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM CST. In this thirtieth anniversary year of the ADA, the new home of The Harkin Institute has been completed with a central focus on providing an inclusive environment with those with disabilities that extends beyond the requirements of the ADA. The presentation will focus on the inclusive process that was utilized to seek input from voices of the disabled community and the consideration of the definition of universal design, and the design strategies that were implemented in the building to create a universally accessible environment.