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» New Podcast: Active Living and Sustainable Urbanism (21:01 minutes)
» How To Deal With Subcontractor Requests For Electronic Files
» Re-Roofing Museum Project
» Speakers Aannounced for TAP Hybrid Conference
» Copyright & Incomplete Projects
» Use of "Exisiting Specifications"
» Technology Assessment
» Research Question: BIM and Aging in Place
» Reactions to Michael Graves NYT Opinion Article
New AIA Podcast: Health and Design: Active Living and Sustainable Urbanism (21:01 minutes)
Robyne Kassen, Assoc. AIA and Sarah Gluck are co-founders of Urban Movement, a leading design firm involved with the creation of spaces that encourage active living. Their collaboration works under the premise that true health occurs when it is integrated into our daily lives, and that innovative and meaningful design happens when driven by human needs - what they call ‘Human Sustainability’. Urban Movement's collective clientele includes city governments, developers, landscape architects, architects, individuals, corporate companies and international organizations. Listen on AIA Podnet.
How To Deal With Subcontractor Requests For Electronic Files
Rarely do we get anyone to accept the agreement much less the service fee. The subs think they're entitled, being robbed, complain to the general and/or owner that we're being unreasonable and holding up the progress of the job and then we get the phone call from the latter pressuring us to pull our heads out of our nether reaches and give the subcontractor the drawings. In doing so we often have to spend several uncompensated hours cleaning up the drawings to remove sensitive, liability related or superfluous information to make the file useable to the subcontractor.
We would welcome input from others that have/are facing this problem and have developed strategies to address it with their clients and/or the subcontractors. Read more and join the discussion.
Does anyone have advice on how to procure a technology assesment. By that a mean a complete asssesment of needed computer upgrades company wide. All departments, i.e. production, accounting, marketing etc., applications, infrastructure, email, network etc.
We are in need of an overhaul, and our though is to generate an RFP to solicit some proposals for this service. Lookkng also for computer consultants who understand A/E firms needs, the obvous being graphic intensity, and could do a comprehensive look. Firm size is about 30. Read more and join the discussion.
Will anyone in this community be interested in participating in or simply sharing opinions on a research project that attempts to integrate the visualization and code-compliance checking enabled by building information modeling (BIM) in aging-in-place design?
We're at an initial stage of a 360 degree assessment of this idea, and we need input from the professional community. Please post here if you're interested! Read more and join the discussion.
Michael Graves and a Disservice to Our Community
Anyone else a bit outraged by Michael Graves NYT Opinion article?
I wrote some thoughts here:
I presume I'm not alone. Read more and join the discussion.
The Academy of Architecture for Health Foundation Grants Program
The Academy of Architecture for Health Foundation (AAHF), in coordination with the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health, is seeking research proposals that meet the mission of the Foundation and address problems and issues related to the enhancement of knowledge and effectiveness of those who create health care environments. For the 2012-2013 grants program, a priority interest is in the area of international health care planning and design. Funding up to $20,000 will be available from the Don Axon, FAIA, FACHA Memorial Fund. View the grant guidelines. Download the application.
National Association for Court Management (NACM) Call for Proposals
Court Management 2.0 is the theme for the NACM 2013 Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas, which will feature three plenary sessions, up to 40 breakout workshops, unlimited networking opportunities, and a dynamic exhibit show. The NACM Conference Development Committee is seeking proposals that will be informative and relevant, encourage opportunitiesfor learner engagement, and/or demonstrate application to the work of participants. View the Call for Proposals and Concept Paper.
Earn 1 CEH | September 14 | 1-2pm ET | 10-11am PT | Learn More
This presentation is a part of the ongoing AIA Technology in Architectural Practice webinar series. View the complete series archive.
The use of computer technology has allowed designers to explore inspiring and radical design ideas. And, when these ideas are presented to clients the designers are challenged with "Can this world-class architecture be constructed within the project budget?" Surely computer technology can assist designers to monitor predicted construction costs? Surely computer technology can automate the tedious task of measuring, counting and organizing design components for cost estimating? This webinar explores the challenges and successes of using BIM for predicting construction costs through a series of three presentations provided by Beck Technology, Project Time & Cost, Inc. and Vico Software.
Good for: Design firms of all sizes, designers interested in monitoring and managing costs, ensuring compliance with contract requirements of design to construction budget. Find out more about this webinar.
Earn 1.50 CEH | September 17 | 2:30-4:00pm ET | 11:30am-1:00pm PT | Learn More
AIA Committee on Architecture for Education presents this session that looks at the reinvention of General Electric's global leadership education center in Crotonville, NY, as it seeks to remain the vanguard of business education. This process involves recasting GE's training content (curriculum), experience (delivery and learning), and environment (facilities) as an integrated whole, requiring a bold move away from rote learning towards "experiential and trigger learning." This shift requires a mix of highly diverse spaces, many from outside the realm of business education, and tackles issues such as excessive technology saturation, creating human connections, and crafting experiences that can fundamentally change world views.
Earn 1.0 CEH | October 25 | 1-2pm ET | 10-11am PT | Register Now at No Cost
The AIA Custom Residential Architects Network presents a panel of three AIA members, Mark English AIA, Jane Frederick FAIA, and Stuart Narofsky AIA, will discuss online marketing goals & analytics, how to invest your time online, the benefits and concerns with sharing information online. Harold F. "Bud" Dietrich, AIA, moderates.
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.
This October 25, 2012 presentation is a part of a planned 2013 AIA Convention half day workshop, Tools and Trends in Web Platforms and Social Media for Residential Architects & Small Project Practitioners.
Sponsored by the Housing Knowledge Community | View the complete series archive
SEED: Social/Economic/Environmental Design
Earn 1 HSW/SD CEH | October 8 | 12-1pm ET | 9-10am PT | Learn More
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
Healthcare Essentials (formerly HC 101/201) is a series of monthly, web-based seminars sponsored by the by the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health. Each month, nationally recognized experts will conduct a 90-minute web seminar tailored to healthcare professionals.
Learn about proposed items addressing issues such as patient safety, healing environment, reduction in falls, and medication safety. These Guidelines changes directly impact the quality of the facility for the patient, staff and public.
[FGI Series 1]: Cure for the Common Code: Live Presentation @ AIA National
When: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 | 5:00 - 7:00 pm Eastern
Where: AIA National Headquarters | 1735 New York Avenue, NW | Washington, DC 20006
CEH: Earn 1.5 CEH HSW | Register Now | 150 Limited Seats!
Driving, Walking or Taking Metro to the Institute? Directions | Nearby Parking Garages
[FGI Series 2]: The Cure for the Common Code: How the 2014 FGI Guidelines will Affect You
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 | 2:00 - 3:30 pm Eastern | Earn 1.5 CEH HSW
AIA Member: $ 95.00 | Non Member: $120.00 | Register Now!
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[FGI Series 3]: The Cure for the Common Code - Part 2: Key 2014 FGI Guidelines Issue Poll Results
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 | 2:00 - 3:30 pm Eastern | Earn 1.5 CEH HSW
AIA Member: $95.00 | Non Member: $120.00 | Register Now!
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Register now for both September and October webinars to receive a $60 discount!
Single Event Registration: AIA Member: $95.00 each | Non Member: $120.00 each | 1.5 CEH HSW
Dual Event Registration: AIA Member: $130.00 | Non Member: $180.00 | 3.0 CEH HSW
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