RedVector RV-W082719

08/27/2019: LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR, Green Design Strategies: Best Practices for Construction Materials, Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 11am-1pm Eastern

08/27/2019: LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR, Green Design Strategies: Best Practices for Construction Materials, Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 11am-1pm Eastern

2 hrs. Webinar

Level: Fundamental

Item#: RV-W082719

SME: Rumanda Young, Ph.D.

The use of green construction materials and products represents one important strategy in the design of a high-performance building. This two-hour webinar discusses green construction materials and products, philosophies or points of view about what constitutes a green product, the criteria for defining environmentally friendly products, and the application of Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) in decision making for materials selection. Also included is discussion on emerging technologies making admirable progress in rethinking product extraction and application in construction. Case studies will highlight the path of standard construction materials as they become reinvented into more durable, sustainable, and green products.

Note: This is a live webinar delivered via GoToWebinar. Session instructions will be emailed to you 24-48 hours prior to the webinar and the morning of the webinar. If you have not received your instructions for any reason please call RedVector Client Support (1-866-546-1212) the day of the event. Webinars are live and interactive. Students will have the ability to directly interact with and ask questions of the presenter.

Course Objectives
  • Distinguish the role of green construction in the development of a high-performance, sustainable buildings
  • Recognize green construction materials and products and their criteria for acceptance within the industry
  • List standard principles for green construction materials that address economic, environmental, cultural, and legal issues
  • Describe innovative technologies that are being developed to improve performance or to provide new capabilities of building construction projects
Rumanda Young, Ph.D. Photo
Dr. Young is a Registered Landscape Architect (RLA) in the state of Texas and a Certified Planner (AICP).  She holds a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture (BLA) from the University of Arkansas, a master’s degree in city and regional planning (MCRP) with environmental planning emphasis from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a Ph.D. in urban planning and public policy. Dr. Young also spent time abroad in Cheltenham, England at the University of Gloucestershire focusing on sustainable development practices, environmental planning, and resource management.
Dr. Young has eight years of private practice experience, six of which working with the firm Carter & Burgess, Inc. She was involved in a variety of work including a wide range of park and recreational planning and design projects. Landscape Architectural experience ranges from preparation of detail site design plans, inventory and analysis documents, park, recreation and open space master plans, city-wide comprehensive plans, interpretive prospectus documents, construction document preparation, and preparation of grant applications and rezoning applications for cities throughout Texas, Louisiana, North Carolina and Oklahoma.

Dr. Young currently works as a Military Master Planner with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in the Planning, Environmental, and Regulatory Branch.  Dr. Young is involved in a variety of work including a wide range of military planning, programming, and design projects. Project Management experience ranges from installation design guides to campus master plans. Projects also focus on the impacts of development on human health and the environment, and improvements through better siting, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of military projects.

Dr. Young is also an adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, School of Architecture.  She teaches master’s level landscape architecture design studio course(s).


State Licenses
DC - Engineer (General - CE21800018)
IN - Engineer (General - Board Approved - CE21800018)