Joel K. Sims, AIA, is an internationally recognized speaker on architecture. For the past 15 years he has been a faculty member of the APPA Institute for Facilities Management. APPA is the gathering place for those engaged in the field of educational facilities management, and is dedicated to the ongoing evolution of its professionals into influential leaders in education. Currently Mr. Sims teaches the following APPA Institute courses:
Course 442: Designing for Maintainability
Discuss procedures to assure that institutions achieve the best overall value from their investment in new or renovated facilities. Understand the balance between aesthetics and durability and how they both play an important role in design. Discuss the evaluation of facility designs based on life cycle costs and learn the questions to ask during the design process so that you help create an overall better product.
Course 446: New & Emerging Products/ Materials for Building Design
This class will focus on new and emerging products and materials suitable for use in the construction of higher education facilities. We live in an age where products are being developed at an exponential rate. It is important to keep up to date with new developments. Come see some new and interesting building products and materials. We will also identify some poor performing products as well as some “tried and true” building materials. Joel K. Sims, AIA, speaks at state, national and international conferences as well as providing consulting services to other architectural firms and institutions. To schedule Mr. Sims for your conference or event, please CONTACT US.