Bring the family and join us Saturday, May 15th at 10 am at Oleary’s Tiki Bar in Bayfront Park in Sarasota as we get together for an Anova Flat Pack Planter build competition! We will be joining up in small groups and will race to see who can assemble their planter the fastest, with a prize for the winning group. We will have some tables in their outdoor space and will have lunch and drinks provided thanks to our sponsors: Anova Site Furnishings and SESCO Lighting. We look forward to seeing you there!
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Designing Green Roofs for Hurricane Impact
June 10, 2021 | 12:00 PM ET
Green roofs are not yet approved for the Florida Building Code by the Florida Building Commission (FBC) because there is concern that they are vulnerable to high, speed wind velocity damage and transport. Through a grant from FEMA and the FBC, two UF researchers in landscape architecture and engineering conducted full scale outdoor trials to research the effects of hurricane force winds on green roof assemblies. Built in place and modular trays were planted with a variety of species and subjected to incremental winds up to 120 mph. Pull out tests were also performed to learn anchoring qualities of plants.
This course is will provide 1.5 Continuing Education Credits
Florida DBPR Course Number: 11010
**If you would like CE credit, please be sure to enter your LA Number in your registration.
ASLA Florida Members: $20 | Non-Members: $30
Meet The Speaker:
Senior Lecturer Emeritus
Department of Landscape Architecture
University of Florida
Glenn Acomb, FASLA, split his career in professional practice and teaching at the University of Florida’s Department of Landscape Architecture.
At UF, he taught extensively in design and construction studios, and focused on sustainable site design and stormwater-based green infrastructure research. In 2009, he co-authored the Florida Field Guide for Low Impact Development (IFAS, 2009), as well as advising the preparation of national green design standards for the National Association of Home Builders, the U. S. EPA’s WaterSense program, and the Florida Green Building Coalition. In 2012 and 2013 his student teams won back-to-back national EPA competitions for green infrastructure, the “Campus RainWorks Challenge”.
Among his publications is LARE Review: Mastering Section C Site Design (PPI, 2007), the first book to aid in preparation for the LARE, and he has served as an instructor in FLASLA’s LARE Prep Courses for the past 20 years.
In 2007, he co-designed one of the first green roofs in Florida, UF’s 2,600 square foot, extensive green roof which served as research laboratory for his classes. He also conducted cutting-edge research in the effects of hurricane wind uplift on green roof assemblies for FEMA and the Florida Building Commission.
Early Bird Registration Ends May 15!
Join us to Walk the Walk together, July 15-17th, 2021 at the JW Marriot in beautiful downtown Tampa, Florida.
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Our 2021 Conference Theme is “Walk the Walk” - meaning a person should support what they say, not just with words, but also through one’s actions. For instance, how we think about, incorporate and celebrate culture; history; environment; economy; people in our design and practice as Landscape Architects. Focusing on our interaction with people and our environment and how we can flourish as a professional and local community.
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Hotel Accommodations: JW Marriott Tampa Waterstreet
The JW Marriott Tampa Water Street combines modern luxury with the sophisticated energy of Tampa's Water Street neighborhood. Designed to bring guests together, the JW offers multiple social spaces for cultivating new connections. Find wellness in the Spa, fitness center or the expansive resort-style pool with a sun terrace.
To book your room, click here or call 888-789-3090. All reservations must be booked by 6/22/21.
Due to our current environment with the Covid-19 Pandemic the ASLA Florida Chapter is continuing to monitor safety and health regulations. We are hopeful that we will be able to host our 2021 Conference and currently ask that all attendees plan to wear masks at all times throughout the Conference and monitor their health prior to attending. Please read through the Marriott Meeting Standards to better understand the changes you will see implemented and to best prepare to attend. Please be aware, by attending you voluntarily assume the risk of being exposed to or infected by COVID-19.
Please note, this conference format is subject to change. We will offer full refunds for Conference Registration up to 15 days prior to the conference.
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Leading, educating, and participating in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our cultural and natural environments.
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Pensacola, FL 32591