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BackPacked Architecture: Design, Construction, and Human Energy
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BackPacked Architecture: Design, Construction, and Human Energy

When: Friday, October 7, 2016
9:00 AM
Where: Appalachian State University
401 Academy Street
Boone, North Carolina  28608
United States
Presenter: Appalachian Energy Center
Contact: Janet Miller

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How might we understand better what it means to be sustainable by exploring the human energy involved in the design and construction of buildings? This day-long interactive workshop uses the little bits of architecture known as shelters, or lean-tos, as an investigative lens to examine complex design and construction issues by scaling down the problem in order to scale up sustainable strategies. The social, economic, and environmental impacts of buildings are increasingly-present considerations of design and construction professionals. Whether site analysis and site logistics, material selection and material detailing, or passive design and behavioral design strategies, this workshop will consider what it means to design, and design well, when the site is remote, and when the only energy available to construct – or assemble – is human energy. Field work for this program is a possibility; participants should have clothing and equipment appropriate for mild to moderate trail walking Learning Objectives: -Participants will learn about cataloging construction means, methods, and maintenance of back country facilities. -Participants will learn about the logistics of and special design considerations for building on back country project sites with limited resources available. -Participants will learn about environmentally responsible resource management strategies for back country sites. -Participants will learn about the potential role of small-scale prefabrication in the design and construction of recreational shelter facilities.

Early Registration Cost: $200* (lunch included) *Cost after
: $250
Students in UNC system Early Registration Cost: $175** **Student Cost after
: $200 Continuing
Education Credits Offered: 6 LU|HSW, 6 PDH
All attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion Instructor: D. Jason Miller, AIA, NCARB.

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