Buildings and Beyond – Steven Winter Associates, Inc.

Buildings and Beyond – Steven Winter Associates, Inc.

Latest Episodes

Air-Tightness Testing and Building Codes in Australia with Sean Maxwell
August 20, 2020

Standard construction (both in America and Australia) is sometimes a “race to the bottom” of who can satisfy the building code at the lowest cost....

Transportation in Cities with Zak Accuardi
July 07, 2020

The transportation sector poses significant opportunities for and challenges to reducing US greenhouse gas emissions as the Country’s highest-emissions sector. As a result of stay-at-home...

Training a Young Workforce to Operate Smart Buildings with Jonathan Spooner from Stacks + Joules
June 03, 2020

As technology in the built environment increases, the workforce demand for those who can properly operate these buildings also grows. On today’s episode, Kelly talks...

Universal Design and Accessibility in Mexico City with Luis Quintana
May 12, 2020

On this month’s Buildings + Beyond episode, we interview Luis Quintana to hear more about Universal Design and accessibility in Mexico City. We discuss who Universal Design is meant to help, and how Universal Design principles can allow equal access to...

How Codes Get Made with Gayathri Vijayakumar
April 08, 2020

In this episode, we learn all about the long and lengthy code development process from SWA’s own Gayathri Vijayakumar.

A Path to Zero Waste with Celeste McMickle
March 03, 2020

We often address large-scale sustainability issues by focusing on improving building energy use, material use, and accessibility. But what about waste? According to the EPA, the...

Mission Critical: Embodied Carbon in Sustainable Design with Kai Starn and Catherine Paplin
February 04, 2020

There is an enormous, industry-wide effort underway to incorporate accounting for embodied carbon in construction, because the realization has dawned that you can’t build ‘green’ without it.

The Keys to Commissioning with Kelly Westby
December 06, 2019

On this episode, Robb interviews co-host, Kelly Westby, who is also SWA's Commissioning Director. Kelly explains the importance of quality control and talks about how commissioning has evolved into a process, rather than a one-off measure.

NYC: A Melting Pot for People of All Abilities with MOPD Commissioner, Victor Calise
November 05, 2019

Commissioner Calise describes the actions that he and his team have taken to help NYC become one of the most accessible big cities in the US and reminds us that we need to take a human-centered approach, not just to design, but to life.

Passively Built with Jesse Thompson – A Look at Air-Sealing and Ventilation
October 01, 2019

A Look at Air-Sealing and Ventilation