Wednesday, April 5, 2017
at 5:00 pm
105 Shillman Hall
First cost is the governing decision making criteria for any building project. While various metrics exist to better inform Owners about the myriad of environmental impacts associated with decision making during the design process – by detaching that data from first cost it forces life cycle assessment criteria to be a secondary consideration.
Using the Somerville High School project as a case study, we will review the anatomy of the traditional cost estimate, look at environmental impact criteria to integrate for consideration, and posit some modifications to the traditional estimating format that could make for better informed decision making.
Matt Rice AIA LEEP BD+C - Senior Associate
Matt is an architect and Senior Associate with SMMA, and has more than 15 years of experience designing educational facilities in and around the Boston area. An alumni of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, he has always been fascinated with the intersection of traditional architectural considerations (program, space & tectonics), design technology and sustainable building. SMMA is an integrated design firm located in Cambridge – with multiple architectural & engineering disciplines under one roof, we strive to provide the type of holistic design thinking that is a cornerstone for sustainable development.
Peter Bradly - President
Peter is the president of PM&C, one of the preeminent cost estimating firms in the Boston area. Peter is a graduate of the highly regarded Quantity Surveying program of the University of Ulster in Belfast, Northern Ireland, is a certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) and a member of the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE).