KnowledgeNet Roundup

 
Free Continuing Education Webinar Series
  • Free Continuing Education Webinar Series

    Earn Continuing Education Credits with the FREE webinars provided by the AIA Knowledge Communities. Each free webinar counts towards your continuing education requirements by granting AIA Continuing Education Credits (aka Learning Units or LUs). Interns may use the free webinars to qualify for Supplemental Experience IDP hours as well.

    At this time, the archived webinars are not available for on-demand CE credit.

    View the webinar series »

    View upcoming webinars »

  • Joint Publication of AIA/AAJ and InfoComm

    "AVIT Infrastructure Guidelines for Courts" 
    Design guidelines for architects, AV/IT specialists, judges, court administrators, and others concerned with courthouse and courtroom construction and renovation. 

    → The next presentation of this booklet will be at the show GovComm. Physical copies of the booklet will be given to the first 100 attendees to Peter Kiefer’s keynote, please see this link: http://www.govcommshow.org/SpecialEvents.asp

    Download the report now »

  • Webinar Transcriptions Now Available

    Transcriptions of select, high-ranking webinars are now available for download as a resource. The library entries below include not only the recording and supplemental materials, but also the transcribed webinar as a downloadable document.

    At this time, the archived webinars are not yet available for on-demand continuing education credit.

    View the transcriptions series »

New & Noteworthy

Call for Entries: 2015 COTE Top Ten/Top Ten + Awards Now Open

Submission Deadline: 5PM ET January 26, 2015
No exceptions will be made

The AIA COTE Top Ten / Top Ten + Awards program recognizes exemplary and innovative, built projects that establish a standard of over-all design excellence creatively integrating sustainable design strategies, demonstrating their benefits while educating and inspiring the profession and the public.

An architect or firm may submit more than one project, but each entry requires payment of a separate, non-refundable registration fee.

$325 (AIA members) | $450 (nonmembers)

2015 AIA Housing Awards

Submission Deadline: 5PM ET November 21, 2014

The Housing Knowledge Community of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) established this awards program to recognize the best in housing design for households of all incomes. The program emphasizes the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit, and a valuable national resource. It is the intent of the program to recognize quality work in a variety of design styles.

The non-refundable entry fee for this program is $375 for members and $750 for non-members.

2015 AIA/HUD Secretary’s Awards

Submission Deadline: 5PM ET November 21, 2014

The Housing Knowledge Community of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), in conjunction with the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), recognizes excellence in affordable housing architecture, neighborhood design, participatory design, and accessibility. Good design is a cornerstone of thriving homes and communities of all incomes and backgrounds. These awards demonstrate that design matters, and provide examples of important benchmarks in the housing industry.

The non-refundable entry fee for this program is $375.00.

Materials Matter Survey

Take the Materials Matter Survey!

We need your input as an AIA member to help inform AIA’s new initiative on materials and sustainability. We need to understand what matters to you and how you think about these issues, so that we can reach architects like you most effectively. We hope you can spare 5 minutes of your time to take our brief survey. Just click on the following link to access the survey, and note that all responses are confidential and will be reviewed in aggregate.

The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice (AHPP), 15th Edition

For the first time and exclusively for AIA members:

Get select chapters of your choice from The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice, 15th ed! They are sold individually and accessed electronically, costing only $19.95 while the full tome costs $225.

Authored by The American Institute of Architects (AIA), the chapters are the updated architecture profession's standard on practice issues. These indispensable resources cover all aspects of architectural practice, including legal, financial, marketing, management, and administrative issues. Content is significantly revised to reflect the changing nature of the business of architecture related to the impact of integrated practice.


Upcoming Webinars

AIA Awards Deadlines

Log in to see this information

AIA Contract Documents

Beginners Guide to Using AIA Contract Documents and Software - In-Person Training

Friday, December 12, 2014 | 8:00 am – 1:30 pm EST | Earn 4 AIA/CES LU Hours

Location:
AIA Headquarters, Washington, DC

Cost:

  • Before December 5: AIA Members: $149, Non-AIA Members: $199

  • After December 5: AIA Members: $224, Non-AIA Members: $299

As an architect, owner, or contractor, using comprehensive contract documents is the most important thing you can do to protect your project, minimize risk and avoid costly litigation. However, developing contract documents can be cumbersome, confusing and time-consuming. Having the right tools and knowledge to develop iron-clad contracts can make the process more efficient and help you better protect your assets. Don't miss this opportunity to attend an interactive session on the latest version of AIA Contract Documents and Software!

During this course, you will learn the importance of having written contracts in place, and the potential dangers in operating without them; explore the contractual relationship between the various construction parties and how contracts define the responsibility, authority, and expectations of each; and become familiar with the key features of commonly-used AIA contract documents.
Register here

Connect with AIA Contract Documents® on Social Media!

Facebook | Twitter | Testimonials

Like our page and follow us to stay up to date on industry news and the latest from AIA Contract Documents. We’re making announcements about events we’re attending, speaking engagements, new opportunities to earn Learning Units (LU’s) and much more!