June 26 – Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment


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Product Description

Several codes, standards and building rating systems now require or encourage the development of a Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) 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 LCA and whole building LCA (WBLCA, sources of data, the relationship between LCAs and environmental product declarations (EPDs), as well as commercially-available software to conduct WBLCAs.

This in-depth webinar is sponsored by the Steel Joist Institute (SJI) and participation will earn you 1.5 PDHs.

Learning Objectives

  • Define life cycle assessment (LCA) and identify the differences between LCA and Whole Building LCA (WBLCA)
  • Explain the differences between LCAs and EPDs
  • Identify the advantages of steel-frame construction from a life cycle assessment perspective
  • Identify the important issues to consider when comparing whole building life cycle assessment results using different software programs

Who Should Attend This Webinar?

Structural engineers, fabricators, detailers and connection design firms who are responsible for steel joist and Joist Girder building designs and their connections. Individuals who are responsible for the design of Joist Girder moment frames that are subjected to gravity and lateral loading as well as those responsible for auditing, reviewing or approving such designs will benefit from this course. Those with very little design experience as well as those with many years of experience will find the course beneficial.

Professional Development Hours

Each participant will earn 1.5 PDHs and receive a certificate of completion from SJI.

NOTE: If you are licensed in North Carolina, please submit your license number to SJI at as this is required to issue your PDH certificate. If you are registering for a site registration, we will need the license number for any attendee that is licensed in North Carolina.

Registration Fees

Registration is $75 per person for individual and $300 for site registration.

Note: Individual registration provides unique links for login for each individual you register. You will need to email the names and email address(es) of the additional individuals that you purchase an individual registration for so they can receive their unique link.

Site registration provides one link for login, allowing multiple people to view the webinar in one room.

Forms of Payment

Payments may be made online using a credit card. You may also pay by check, payable to SJI Webinars.

Webinar Day Schedule

Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Webinar: 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. (EDT)

Q&A session: 4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (EDT)