Ballinger Associate Principal and Director of Healthcare Planning Christina Grimes, AIA, LEED AP, ACHA, EDAC moderated a panel discussion organized by AIA Philadelphia and SMPS Philadelphia. Panelists Diana Henkel, Assistant Director of Infrastructure at NYU Langone Health; Kelly Miller, Architect and Project Manager at RWJBarnabas Health; and Suzanne Morris, Director of Construction Management at Nemours Children’s Health System discussed topics driving facilities decision-making.
Ballinger Senior Project Manager, Karen Brooks, AIA, LEED AP BD+C and University of Pennsylvania Senior Project Manager, Margo Pietras Barnes, PE, LEED AP, CBCP will present a talk at this year’s virtual International Institute for Sustainable Labs (I2SL) Conference. The annual conference is a technical forum focused on meeting the challenges of energy efficiency and environmental sustainability in laboratories and related facilities.
The presentation, “Breathing New Life into an Antiquated Building: A Sustainable Approach to Lab Transformation,” is a case study of the University of Pennsylvania’s Stemmler Hall, which recently underwent a transformative renovation.
The presentation is part of Session E1, taking place tomorrow Wednesday, October 7 from 12:30 to 2 PM.
Ballinger Principal and Chief Structural Engineer Angela M. Fante, PE, SECB, LEED AP, created a walking tour of structural engineering sights in downtown St. Louis, MO. Available on the PocketSights mobile app, the tour is designed for professional engineers as well as a general audience and highlights structural engineering feats throughout the city.
Angela serves as Chair of the Public Relations Committee for the American Society of Civil Engineers Structural Engineering Institute (ASCE SEI) and with SEI support, created the three-mile tour for the upcoming Structures Congress scheduled to take place in St. Louis April 5-8. The tour includes stops at Union Station Hotel (the conference venue and a historic former train station containing what was once the world’s longest truss span), the iconic Gateway Arch, Eads Bridge, and the Wainwright Building, a Louis Sullivan building which is often referred to as the first successful utilization of steel construction.
Available for download now, the tour will officially debut at a Structures Congress networking event on April 5.