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"With kickoff just 42 hours away many conference attendees should now be arriving in town. I'll be blogging about the CAE conference, and wanted to kick things off by welcoming everyone and offering up some ideas for a sunny Saturday in Seattle."
Follow Michael Weller, Assoc. AIA and his live blogging of the CAE Fall Conference: Welcome to Seattle | CAE Seattle Day 1 | CAE Seattle Day 2
We are experiencing attorneys initiating discrimination suits for non compliant Toilet Facilities at existing restaurants and other public buildings in South Florida although the buildings are in full compliance for the code standards in effect when they were built. Typically they settle out of court for a few thosand dollars and move on to the next case.
My question is: If a building is in compliance with the code at the time it was built and is not being renovated, is it necessary to reconstruct toilets for current ADA compliance? Read more and join the discussion.
The realtor's description says "Frank Lloyd Wright inspired home". This bothers me. First, this is not FLW's style (you are free to disagree - I'm always willing to learn!). Mies Van de Rohe, yes, Saarinen, yes, even a little Phillip Johnson, but not Wright. Secondly, and more importanly, why would the realtor simply not give credit to the architect who ACTUALLY designed it?
I'm on a bit of a rant about this, but what I really want to know is how can we work better with realtors to promote our industry while helping them with their business? It seems like an important business relationship that doesn't currently exist. Does anyone have suggestions on what we can do? Read more and join the discussion.
AIA TAP has complied a survey of the current state of BIM Standards/Guidelines. This includes known private and public specifications, both well-established and those currently being developed. In addition, AIA TAP has reviewed and commented on the content of these standards/specifications, highlighting conformity to open standard principles. For more information click here.
Corporations are making rights grabs to claim ownership over things that you actually bought from them. For instance copyrights on music and other media have recently been claimed to limit the purchasers rights to resell the media. Corporations are pushing for similar treatment for devices that incorporated media or software. So for instance, if they had their way you would not be able to sell last years smart phone without the manufacturer's permission, or perhaps a cut of the sale.
To me, this paves the way for designers to have a commission on any subsequent sale of homes they have designed. What do you think? Any chance AIA legal is watching these developments? Read more and join the discussion.
Watch and download a video interview with Bud Dietrich from the 2012 AIA CRAN Symposium on using Houzz.com to connect with clients and how to demonstrate to homeowners the value of an architect. Watch the video.
Submission Deadline: 5PM ET, November 12, 2012 -
The Small Project Practitioners Knowledge Community presents the ninth annual Small Project Award Program to recognize the work of small project practitioners and to promote excellence in small project design. This Award Program strives to raise public awareness of the value and design excellence that architects bring to all project types, including renovations and additions, no matter the limits of size and budget. For full eligibility rules, judging criteria, and submission requirements or to submit your project materials, visit the 2012 AIA Small Project Awards Web page.
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Best Practices in Business Development
Earn 1.25 CEH | Thursday, October 18 | 1pm-2:15pm ET | 10-11:15am PT | Register Now at No Cost
AIA Practice Management Knowledge Community continues a free Webinar series this month with an in-depth look at the dreaded five letter word--SALES. This webinar will explore Business Development Planning and best practices for measuring your firm's success and will include results from a survey conducted during registration for this event.
Brand Building in the Era of the Empowered Client
Earn 1.5 CEH | Thursday, October 25 | 1-2pm ET | 10-11am PT | Register Now at No Cost
One of the biggest challenges for residential architects today is working with clients who are more empowered than ever - empowered about what designs they like, what products they want, and what they know about your firm before they even sit down to discuss their project. Given this, residential architects can stay one step ahead by managing their web presence to tell their story as efficiently and effectively as possible. A panel of three AIA members will discuss online marketing goals & analytics, how to invest your time online, the benefits and concerns with sharing information online.
Sponsored by Housing Knowledge Community | View the complete series archive.
A New Norris House
Earn 1 HSW CEH | November 5 | 12-1pm ET | 9-10am PT | Learn More
BY-RIGHT/BY-DESIGN: Los Angeles Housing Designed & Developed
Earn 1 HSW CEH | December 3 | 12-1pm ET | 9-10am PT | Learn More
Designing Residential Ventilation for Indoor Air Quality and Thermal Comfort
Earn 1 HSW/SD CEH | 12-1pm ET | 9-10am PT | Learn More
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