Blog: Put Your Firm's Social Media on Auto-Pilot
By Ann Harris
Like the rotisserie ovens of bygone QVC ads, you can in fact “Set It & Forget It!” for social networking. Let’s free up time for billable work and get the tedium off your plate once and for all. You have better things to do with your time than manage a Facebook page. Things like, oh I don’t know, run your business. I give you here a quick rundown of how to put your social media on auto-pilot using one simple tool. Learn more.
Q: Given the differential in indoor/outdoor RH and temperature, building material characteristics, etc. How do you determine the location of the dew point in an insulated wall to avoid condensation within the assembly? [Alexander Esposito, AIA]
A: I don’t think maximum R is a design issue/challenge. I think controlling the source of moisture and decoupling it from cold surfaces is the approach I would take. If you look at a wall system on a cold day (20 degrees) for example, the exterior of the wall is the exterior temperature and the interior surface of the wall is at the interior temperature, say 70 degrees. The temperature within the wall assembly is a linear drop from inside to outside based on degrees/R value. If the wall had an R30 or R15 the inside would still be 70 degrees and the outside would be 20 degrees. The temperature would drop 50 degrees/R30 or 50 degrees/R15 to calculate the drop on a per R basis. If you know the dewpoint temperature of the interior air, you can calculate where the condensation will collect and after running typical scenarios, you should be able to design a wall that minimizes the threat of condensation. [Paul Fisette]
Download the complete Q&A from the March 5, 2012 Detailing for Durability webinar sponsored by the AIA Housing Knowledge Community.
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Blog: What was your first experience with architecture?
By AIA COD Knowledge Scholar Aaron Trahan
I pose the challenge to you, to dig into your past and remember one of your first experiences with architecture. I’m sure there are many, however, the first one that comes to mind is probably the one that was most influential to you. Share your experience in the blog comment section.
Profile: David DeFilippo, AIA
More than 33 years of experience in the design and construction in the academic, healthcare, and commercial sectors including a full range of project types such as proton energy facilities libraries, academic buildings, public schools, residential, offices, and industrial facilities. His knowledge of the construction process allows him to work with owners, contractors, and consultants in the team-based, problem-solving atmosphere required for the successful outcome of today’s construction projects. He is currently involved in the multi-state building program for Procure Centers which constructs a prototype facility that brings Proton Therapy to cancer patients in the United States. View His Profile. Complete Your Own Profile.
Audiocast: On Interoperability
The AIA’s Center for Integrated Practice (CIP) continues its monthly dialogue series, “From the Center for Integrated Practice,” with this issue: On Interoperability. Kevin Connolly, AIA, discusses the complexities associated with Interoperability, and how architects can better engage in this important topic. Markku Allison, AIA, moderates. Listen to the audiocast. Subscribe to the AIA PodNet channel on iTunes.
Supplemental Service Feature: Space Planning
Contributed by Gretchen Addi, Assoc. AIA, and Jacqueline Lytle, IIDA, Assoc. AIA
Space planning is an integral part of the interior design process, but the demand for it as a discrete service is growing. A client may need these services: to use space efficiently and effectively; to accommodate special processes and work flows; to create a desired image and atmosphere. The knowledge and skills required are: spatial design ability and skills; knowledge of interior detailing, materials, and finishes; expertise in selecting and specifying FF&E; knowledge of ergonomics; delineation and presentation skills; familiarity with building codes and regulations. The representative process tasks are programming (interiors); preliminary diagramming; space and schematic furniture plans. View the entire article. Download the presentation from the AIA’s Supplemental Architectural Services series.
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Form Follows Energy: Achieving the Passive House Standard for Habitat for Humanity
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