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64CE - Technology to Specs and Procurement: Get the Lighting You Want

25 May 2018 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

1.5 ConEd Learning Hours

Why is it so difficult to get what you want when it comes to lighting?
Architects’ common grievances include that fixture technology is confusing, lighting controls don’t work as expected, and the procurement process seems mired in mystery. The good news is that this doesn’t have to be the case, and this seminar will help you make sense of it.

First, we will deconstruct the industry, the players and their roles. Who adds value? What does the lighting distributor do? Where does the money go?

Then, we will navigate through the design process. How does one prepare an accurate lighting budget? The causes of unpredictable results, from colour shifting to cost overruns, will be uncovered and resolved.
Finally, the seminar will launch a bold new approach to procurement with two case studies that unlock the mystery and illustrate how you can, indeed, get what you want.

Learning Objectives
1. Develop an understanding of the lighting industry and where to find value added.
2. Discover new steps that enable complete and co-ordinated construction packages.
3. Learn how to develop an accurate lighting budget.
4. Be exposed to a different model for procurement.

Deborah Gottesman, P.Eng., MBA, LC, Assoc.IALD,

Deborah Gottesman is principal of Gottesman Associates, an award-winning architectural lighting design firm with distinctive expertise in heritage and sustainable design. She is experienced in all facets of light, from design to manufacturing, and understands lighting from all perspectives. Currently, Gottesman is retained by the OAA for lighting and daylighting of their headquarters on its journey to net zero.