FLORENCE, SC - The Steel Joist Institute (SJI) will host a webinar on "Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment" on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. EDT. The webinar will award 1.5 PDHs.
Several codes, standards and building rating systems now require or encourage the development of a whole building life cycle assessment (WBLCA) for new building designs. This session will investigate how these assessments are achieved, including identification of some of the potential pitfalls in the process. Included in the discussion will be the definitions of life cycle assessment (LCA) and WBLCA, sources of data, the relationship between LCAs and environmental product declarations (EPD), as well as commercially available software to conduct WBLCAs.
The learning objectives include the following:
- Define LCA and identify the differences between LCA and WBLCA,
- Explain the differences between LCAs and EPDs,
- Identify the advantages of steel frame construction from a life cycle assessment perspective, and
- Identify the important issues to consider when comparing WBLCA results using different software programs.
About the Steel Joist Institute
Besides setting standards for the steel joist industry, the Steel Joist Institute works closely with major building code bodies throughout the country helping to develop code regulations regarding steel joists and Joist Girders. The Institute also invests thousands of dollars in research related to steel joists and Joist Girders, and offers a complete library of publications and other training, research and design aids. The Steel Joist Institute is a not-for-profit organization. For more information, visit www.steeljoist.org or join the Steel Joist Institute LinkedIn group.
J. Kenneth Charles, III
Steel Joist Institute