Create + Construct symposium in NYC focuses on construction of existing buildings

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The third annual Create + Construct symposium has been scheduled for Sept. 19 in New York City. The symposium is sponsored by Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH), a national engineering firm that designs, investigates and rehabilitates structures and building enclosures.

According to a press release about the event, the New York City Mayor’s Office reports that 90 percent of the city’s one million structures will still be in use in 2050. Building permits for construction on existing buildings have doubled in value over the last five years from $4.5 billion in 2011 to more than $9 billion in 2016, according to the New York Building Congress.

In the wake of this shift, Create + Construct will serve as a forum for AEC practitioners to discuss how to transform these structures and build a stronger New York City through adaptive reuse and rehabilitation.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) – accredited educational symposium has five sessions, including a panel discussion on the challenges of updating existing structures.

The symposium will include a keynote presentation by Annabelle Selldorf of Selldorf Architects on architecture and design trends affecting adaptive reuse projects, and a panel discussion on the current and future state of this critical market sector moderated by Guy Geier, AIA New York president-elect and FXFOWLE managing partner.

Final registration for the event closes on Sept. 12.The symposium will take place at the Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W 17th St. The event will begin with registration at 8 a.m. and conclude with a reception at 5 p.m.

For more information about the symposium, visit www.sgh.com/create-construct.

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