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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.

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  • 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:

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  • 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.

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New & Noteworthy

AIA/HRC Taliesin Colloquium

From Grime to Sublime: Standards for Cleaning Masonry Buildings
October 10-11, 2014, plus special workshop on October 12
Earn about 8 hous of CEUs

The maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation of existing buildings often include cleaning the exterior surfaces of stone, brick, terra cotta, and concrete. There are philosophical, aesthetic, technical, scientific, and economic factors that should be considered when specifying materials and methods for cleaning. What is the masonry material, and what is the cause and composition of soil?

The program will open with an outdoor desert terrace reception followed by the keynote lecture on Friday evening, and a tour of Taliesin West by staff, faculty, and students.

2014 AAJ Fall Conference: Architecture for Social Justice

November 5-8, 2014 | Hilton at the Ball Park – St. Louis, Mo.

Emerging Professionals Scholarship Application is available!

A renewed emphasis on community policing, restorative justice, evidenced-based programs, and community re-entry, to name a few, is leading to a re-thinking of how we treat offenders and the role of criminal justice in our communities. As architects we need to develop facilities responsive to these new attitudes and direction. These changes will shape the way we plan justice facilities now and in the future.

In this conference we will explore how current justice facilities are meeting the demands for change, and how this will affect the next generation of justice architects.

7th Annual CRAN Symposium in Charleston

Earn up to 22.5 AIA LUs + HSW.
Registration closes Friday, August 29, 2014.

The AIA Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN) will hold its 7th annual symposium on September 18-20 at the Mills House Wyndham Hotel and Hibernian Hall on Meeting Street in historic Charleston, South Carolina. Entitled ‘The Architecture of Influence,’ the three-day symposium, open to all AIA and non-AIA members, will bring together custom residential architects from across the country to learn, share, and discuss relevant topics in the field of residential architecture.

Keynote speakers will be Andres Duany, FAIA, founding partner of Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co., and Robert A.M. Stern, FAIA, founder and senior partner of RAMSA.

AIA COD 2014 Fall Conference in London

Earn up to 27.5 AIA CES Learning Units.
Registration closes Friday, August 22.

The 2014 theme of Big Cities | Big Ideas is leading the COD on explorations of bold and often groundbreaking big ideas in architecture and urban design in the two most influential cities in the world. Journey with us now in COD's inaugural visit to London, a city that is witnessing resurgence with a number of large-scale urban development projects in many areas of the city.

Conference Tours are divided into major segments, focusing on the Big Ideas of specific areas of the city. The areas include West London, East London, Battersea/Vauxhall/New Covent Garden/Nine Elms, City of London and Southbank. We will open the conference with a boat tour of the city from the River Thames. Please note that the tours and the speakers are in the final planning stages and are subject to change.

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.

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AIA Contract Documents

Upcoming webinar:

Earn one AIA HSW LU for attending a free webinar: “Using AIA Tools to Manage Legal Issues on Sustainable Projects," on Tuesday, September 9 from 1:00-2:00 PM EST.  Listen to sustainability experts on the roles, responsibilities, risks and opportunities unique to sustainable design and construction projects and discover how to reduce, or better allocate, contractual risks using the AIA’s Sustainable Projects Contract Documents and the revised AIA Sustainability Guide. 
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AIA Contract Documents just released the 2014 versions of the Design-Build documents. The significant updates include the flexibility to accommodate various ways in which a design-build project can be delivered, the addition of an Owner’s Criteria and updated Insurance and Sustainable Project Exhibits.
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AIA Contract Documents released Sustainable Project (SP) versions of the Construction Manager as Adviser (CMa) and the Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc) documents. The CMc and CMa delivery models are beneficial for sustainable projects because the construction manager’s involvement in the early stages of the project results in collaboration between the owner, the architect and the construction manager in development of the owner’s sustainable objective and the sustainability process. To get free samples of the new Sustainable Project (SP) documents, go to