Building Material Basics for Planners Lunch & Learn: A free event, with lunch provided, to hear an overview of what every planner needs to know about building materials. Call us today to schedule one in your office!

Course Description: Since planners are often the authors of local policies that govern architectural design; this session will provide a review of basic construction techniques and an objective analysis of the characteristics of different cladding materials to help enable effective policy writing and development review. Participants will be shown visual diagrams of how the construction of structures and the function of cladding materials have an impact on the long term durability of the built environment. Additionally, participants will learn about important characteristics of materials such as their function, sustainable factors, proper uses, and costs. This background knowledge is designed to give planners who write and implement design policy a deeper understanding of construction techniques and terminology to improve their ability to comment on architectural reviews and write design policy. A review of existing policies in Colorado will allow participants to visual the translation of design policy into the built environment and examine the different ways which design policies are structured.

This session is presented by Jessica Ibanez, AICP of the Colorado Brick Council and has been requested for 1 AICP CM credit. Contact Jessica at 303-325-2641 or for more information. If you are interested in having this session or another one of our educational offerings in your community, click here for more information.

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