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Wayde Hoppe: Successful Building Design Part 2

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Developers of commercial, industrial and institutional buildings are driven by return on investment. Today’s building owners are savvy, and seek to balance the initial cost with the payback. Functionality, aesthetics and methods of code compliance are each guided by financial investment and return. In this course you will learn, from the foundation to the roof, from the appearance to the operation, from construction to maintenance, tried and proven methods for analyzing design decisions that will lead you to a greater reputation as a designer.

Architects Training Institute has created a design course for building design that will assist you through all of the ins-and-outs of building development. The course integrates audio, video and written text for an enriching experience.

Building design Real World Example:

Let’s say a family owned a beach front property that was not only financially valuable but the source of many precious family memories. Unfortunately, the aging building was showing severe signs of movement, including rolling floors, buckling flooring and a sloping ridge line.  After demolition of the building, borings revealed that twenty feet below the surface laid a twenty-foot-thick layer of crushed seashells.  In order to rebuild the treasured home, the decision was made to drive wood piles sixty feet into the ground. The neighboring properties had to be monitored for damaging vibrations and the pile driving rig had to be supported on a mat in order to prevent sinking into the same abyss. After successfully driving the piles, a concrete grade beam was constructed, spanning between piles to support a new two story, brick home measuring nearly six thousand square feet in area. The family was able to maintain their favored site while gaining a new and stable building!

Understanding how soil conditions affect the design of a building and how to best make decisions that will assist you in delivering a successful design project is why we have written our course on Building Design. Architects Training Institute has partnered with Architect and Instructor Wayde Hoppe to create a design course for building design that will assist you through all of the ins-and-outs of building development. The course integrates audio, video and written text for an enriching experience.

About the Instructor

head-shot-of-instructor-wayde-hoppeArchitect and Instructor Wayde Hoppe has been a licensed architect for nearly 27 years and has been working in the design and construction industry since 1982. He has also been a principal and owner of two separate architectural firms.