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The Competition Begins…

“Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

What: Owner’s Rep Presentation + Brainstorming Inspirational Boards

Where: VOA Associates, 224 South Michigan Ave, Suite 1400

When: Thursday, January 7, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Why: 

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Important Files:

2015_CIRT Design Competion Boards FINAL <<<<IMPORTANT! CHECK THIS OUT

2016_Competition_Package_Description

 


Blog Quiz:

Tell us about your design ideas for the Bridge Competition. How are you conforming to the criteria outlined in the package description? Describe your role on your design team during the brainstorm process.

*Note: Answer this question by next Thursday to possibly receive a prize. Answer by emailing your response to lboley@voa.com. We would love to hear your thoughts! It can be brief, and do not be afraid to speak up!!


Next Meeting Where: Gilbane, 225 West Wacker, Suite 2160 (Floor 21)

THE SECOND PART OF THE MEETING WILL BE HELD OUTSIDE, WALKIN AROUND THE SITE. TEMPERATURE IN MID-30’S! DRESS APPROPRIATELY!

Next Meeting When: Thursday, Jan 14, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

 

Bridge Design/ Redesign and Construction Challenge

They are iconic signature pieces, marvels of engineering and construction ability…but, they also are invaluable to commerce, connectivity, and community…you must demonstrate:

  1. The importance of your site selection
  2. Why it is critical to undertake your plans
  3. What value does it provide
  4. Balance of functionality and design
  5. Impacts and approaches
  6. Lay out of the solutions as well as provide a cost estimate (per foot) to address the needs that is realistic and doable for the resources/financial support like available in the locale.

*The items highlighted in BOLD are the first couple items we’re going to try and justify.  You’ve been given a general area for your site, but it is up to you to figure out through site analysis, do you want to build a new bridge or renovate an existing bridge?  Do you want to renovate one bridge or all the bridges?  What kind of bridge are you going to build?  Pedestrian, Vehicular, Enclosed, Open, etc?  Why?  This week we will be analyzing our site’s potential to figure out what the best course of action is.  Keep in mind the pin-up boards you worked on last week – what ideas do you think might actually work out on the site?

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