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Date

November 1, 2024

Start Time

11:45 AM

End Time

12:45 PM

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Metal Mastery: Meeting Building Codes with Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings

In this engaging presentation we dive into the intersection of building code requirements and the innovative solutions offered by pre-engineered metal buildings (PEMBs). Explore key compliance areas such as structural integrity, fire safety, energy efficiency, and accessibility standards, while discovering effective strategies for navigating documentation and approval processes. Real-world solutions and practical insights make this session essential for professionals seeking to optimize construction projects within regulatory frameworks.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover aspects of PEMBs that can aid in fire safety.
  • Structural integrity of PEMBs.
  • Regulatory frameworks that affect various construction and design projects.
  • How PEMBs can be utilized for ADA and accessibility standards.
  • Current codes and testing that all builders and designers need to be aware of in project design and erection.

Continuing Education Credits:

1.0 AIA LU

Amanda Turner

LEED Strategist, Cornerstone Building Brands

Amanda Turner is a seasoned professional with over 14 years of experience in the energy and sustainability sectors and has been at the forefront of driving innovative solutions to address sustainability challenges within various industries. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated a deep commitment to promoting sustainable practices and fostering a greener future. She is passionate about exploring new avenues for sustainable development and advocating for the adoption of eco-friendly practices. In her upcoming virtual presentation on Sustainability and Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings, she will draw upon her extensive knowledge and expertise to explore the intersection of sustainability principles with the construction industry. With a focus on Pre Engineered Metal Buildings, she will delve into how these structures can be designed, constructed, and utilized in a manner that minimizes environmental impact and maximizes resource efficiency. Amanda is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) and Guiding Principles Compliance Professional (GPCP).

Christopher Gonzales

Vice President of Operations and Supply Chain, Cornerstone Building Brands

Chris has over 21 years of manufacturing and supply chain leadership experience, including 15 years at GE.  He started his career in GE’s OMLP (Operations Management Leadership Program).  Chris has a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from UT RGV, and a Masters in Supply Chain Management from Penn State.  He grew up in South Texas in Rio Grande Valley and worked many service and sales jobs to pay for his studies.  Chris currently lives in Houston with his wife.  They have 3 adult kids (2 of which are at Texas A&M University).  He enjoys playing some golf, traveling internationally and domestically, eating new cuisines, and keeping busy with hands on projects.