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Metal Architecture at METALCON Live! Presents... Metal’s Role in Sustainability

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Rick Schneider, FAIA, APA, LEED AP
Principal @ISTUDIO Architects, Washington, D.C.
Rick Harlan Schneider, FAIA, APA, LEED AP, is principal, ISTUDIO Architects, Washington, D.C. He is a champion for sustainable design and his unrelenting commitment to climate action transforms the architecture profession and leads communities to a more equitable and resilient future. Schneider’s service as a board member includes the Virginia Tech College of Architecture + Design, the U.S. Green Building Council NCR, and the AIA Committee on the Environment. His award-winning work has been published in Metropolis, Dwell, Forbes and the New York Times.
Hafsa Burt, AIA, LEED AP
Studio Head @hb+a Architects
Hafsa Burt has been practicing architecture for 21 years. She has an undergraduate degree and a professional Master of Architecture from the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD). Burt has been running her own studio, hb+a Architects since 2009. Her portfolio includes work at the San Francisco Airport, institutional buildings, multifamily buildings, hospitality, retail, medical office buildings, and custom single-family homes. She also founded a development arm for the firm called Box Lab which is focused on active research and development in product and space design and zero energy/zero carbon buildings. She actively speaks on the topic of indoor air quality as it relates to the practice of architecture and is an industry expert on “Healthy Building Practices”. Burt has been awarded the title of ENR’s 20 Under 40 Construction Professionals in California and the American Institute of Architects' coveted Young Architects' Honor Award.
Robert A. Zabcik, P.E., LEED AP
President @Z-tech Consulting LLC
(as well as Technical Director, MCA) Bob Zabcik has been a leading resource for technical information in the metal construction industry, especially pertaining to sustainability issues for more than 30 years. He began his career with a large, Texas-based architecture and engineering firm, then spent over two decades at NCI Building Systems where he ended up as the Director of Research Development. While at NCI, Bob developed metal insulated assemblies using both IMP and traditional insulation systems and qualified their performance using industry standard tests and computerized approaches such as finite element and hear transfer analysis. Zabcik has also worked for a leading solar energy company and currently serves as Technical Director for the Metal Construction Association in addition providing engineering and technical consulting services focused on building energy efficiency, renewable energy solutions, sustainability and building science applications as well as structural design.