2013 Education Design Awards Call for Entries, Registration Extended for Free Webinar on LEED IgCC Sustainable Contract Documents, 2 Weeks Left to Win an iPad2, NAAB, NCARB, and eating our young...
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2013 AIA Awards: Call for Entries
Healthcare Design Awards
Submission Deadline: 5 p.m. ET, December 10, 2012
The AIA/AAH Design Awards showcase the best of healthcare building design, healthcare planning and healthcare design-oriented research. The awards highlight the trends of healthcare facilities and the future direction of these facilities. Projects should exhibit conceptual strength that solve aesthetic, civic, urban, and social concerns as well as the requisite functional and sustainability concerns of a hospital. The AIA/AAH will recognize the firms for their contribution to the healthcare environment. Find out more and submit your project.
TAP Building Information Modeling Awards
Submission Deadline: 5 p.m. ET, December 17, 2012
Since 2005, the AIA Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP) Knowledge Community has spearheaded an effort to highlight award winning "best of breed" case studies from the profession in the harnessing of Building Information Model (BIM) technology and processes to further design, construction and project excellence. Find out more and submit your project.
Education Facility Design Awards
Submission Deadline: 5 p.m. ET, January 14, 2013
The CAE Design Awards is an Internet-based marketplace of ideas. Through this forum the committee disseminates quality ideas on educational facility planning and design to clients, architects, and the public. As how we educate ourselves continues to evolve, we must evaluate and measure our successes, and have an arena in which to test ideas. This awards program is an opportunity to engage in critical evaluation and experimentation, not as an end in itself, but always in the context of our clients and their needs.
New for 2013: The CAE has integrated the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) Shirley Cooper and Walter Taylor Awards into the CAE submission and jury process. Since 1949, AASA has given these two awards in recognition of the two projects judged most outstanding for educational environments. The Shirley Cooper Award ispresented to the project that best meets the educational needs of its students. The Walter Taylor Award is presented to the project that best meets a difficult design challenge. If applicable, two CAE Design Award winners will be identified for these specific recognitions. Find out more and submit your project.
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Blueprints for Senior Living
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Registration Extended: LEED, IgCC and AIA Sustainable Projects Contract Documents
Due to popular demand, the previously sold-out webinar presented by AIA Contract Documents is now accepting more registrants. Please register now at no cost to secure your seat at this free upcoming webinar.
Monday, December 10, 2012 | 3:00-4:00pm EST | Earn 1 HSW/SD CEH
AIA Contract Documents presents a panel of experts—Joshua Ballance, Esq., Jessyca Henderson, AIA, and Stuart Kaplow, Esq.—to provide you with the latest information regarding green building, sustainable business practices, model codes and sustainable contracting.
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Win an iPad2: Complete Your AIA KnowledgeNet Profile
"Complete Your Profile" and you could win an iPad2! Complete your AIA KnowledgeNet profile by December 12, 2012 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time and submit the entry form via e-mail to be entered to win one 16GB iPad2 with Wi-Fi.
Double Your Chances by Contributing Content to the Site! Once your profile is complete, add five (5) pieces of content to the site and enter a second time. Eligible content includes blog entries, discussion forum posts, and library entries. Learn more on the iPad contest page.
Get your copy of An Architect's Guide to Integrating Energy Modeling in the Design Process
The AIA Energy Modeling Practice Guide serves to not only demystify energy modeling in general but also to provide tips and information that will help architects to better discuss energy modeling; the assumptions, the process, the tools and what the output means to potential design decisions - with their engineers, energy modelers, consultants, contractors, code officials and clients.
Written and assembled by a committee of architects, sustainability experts, and government building science officials, as well as AIA staff, the guide surveys a wide swath of the building design and construction industry to present baseline best practices for empirically evaluating the energy performance of buildings.
What is Healthcare Design?
I think we can all agree that Healthcare Design is unique in many ways, but as we think about the essence of "Design", I pose this question to the academy:
Is Healthcare Design fundamentally different from other areas of architecture? How and Why? Is that Good or Bad? Read more and join the discussion.
NAAB, NCARB, and eating our young...
This is response Perry's original post HERE It is clearly thread drift so I decided to start a new thread … I feel strongly that the requirement that one graduates from an NAAB accredited institution is obnoxious, exclusive, and sets our entire self fulfilling image of high brow exclusivity in place. It is the incubation of the exact cancer in the architecture process and paradigm. The resulting malignant tumors are the starchitect designed projects (irrespective of style including the modern (I don't give a rat's ass about codes and proven technology) to some of my over the top Disney (not exactly green) crap (there Greg, I said it) that are built as trophies for the owner and the ego of the architect themselves. Read more and join the discussion.
Selling Old Construction Drawings
Has anyone ever sold their old construction drawings rather than retain the rights, and if so, how did you value them? This is to a second or third time owner of the building. Read more and join the discussion.
Will design competitions make better cities?
"Good or great architecture can enoble good urban design. It cannot salvage bad planning, and ends up an egocentric expression when it tries." Read more and join the discussion.
Everything You Need to Know: AIA Contract Documents for Small Firms
Risk management and effective contract administration are crucial for small firms and sole practitioners. The Small Projects family of AIA Contract Documents provides comprehensive contract documents that can be used on residential projects, small commercial projects, or other projects of relatively low cost and brief duration, to protect the project and interests of all parties. In addition, the AIA publishes numerous other agreements and guides that are useful to small firms, including the recently published AIA Sustainable Projects documents and the AIA Guide for Sustainable Projects.
Join us as we discuss the various AIA contract documents that may be of interest to small firms and sole practitioners, how to use them effectively, and resources available to make contract administration more efficient. Hear from experts as they discuss common challenges small firms face and how to use appropriate contracts to properly allocate risks and responsibilities to achieve a successful project- to the benefit of all project participants, building inhabitants and the general public.
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LEED, IgCC and AIA Sustainable Projects Contract Documents
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