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  • 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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  • 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.

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New & Noteworthy

2015 Design for Aging Review, 13th Edition Awards Program

Submission Deadline: May 29, 2015 before 5pm ET

The Design for Aging Review program, a joint effort of the AIA and LeadingAge, includes a juried exhibition, a companion book, and education programs. The program encompasses a broad view of facilities designed for senior citizens, including nursing homes, dementia care, assisted living, and continuing care retirement communities.

Below is the list of non-refundable submission entry fees:

1. First Entry or Built, Not Built: $750.00 for each entry
2. Additional Project(s) or Small Project under $3 million: $500.00 for each entry

Join COD in Norway for the Spring Conference

Locally Grown | Norway – June 21-30, 2015

Registration closes on June 1, 2015. For discounted rates, register before April 15, 2015.

We will visit three cities - Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger - as well as rural places and projects in between. We will get an historical prospective by visiting a few key structures - a traditional wood farm village, a Stave Church as well as some 19th and 20th century projects. We will then visit new projects, with their architects, to learn how the evolving culture is influencing today's architecture and design.

These firms represent a wide variety of ages, nationalities, sizes of practices, and types of work. Some projects are bigger, some very small. In all cases the projects are rooted in Norwegian traditions while being innovative in their form and craft.

Apply for a $5,000 Scholarship with 2015 a/e ProNet

Application Deadline Extended: April 17, 2015
Results will be announced by May 30, 2015

Two students, who best demonstrate strong interest in practice and risk management, will each receive a $5,000 award.

Eligible applicants are:

1. Fourth year students in a NAAB accredited degree program, or
2. Fourth year students of a four-year pre-professional degree program in architecture accepted for direct entry to a two-year NAAB accredited M.Arch/D.Arch program, or
3. First year students in a NAAB accredited M.Arch/D.Arch degree program for students with undergraduate degrees in another discipline.

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AIA Contract Documents

Understanding the General Conditions of a Construction Contract
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 | 2:00 - 3:30pm | Eligible for 1.5 AIA CES/HSW LU | Fees: Member: $25; Non-Member: $40

A contract’s General Conditions define the requirements, responsibilities, and relationship between the architect, owner and contractor of a project.  Undesirable results, disputes, claims, and unmet expectations may result from the failure of the project team to fully understand these specifications. Join us for a detailed review and analysis of AIA Document A201-2007, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction, to discover the essential information that you should understand before you begin any project. Register here

Risk Management Essentials Pre-Convention Workshop

Part 1 (The Design Firm)
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 | 8:00am- 12:00pm | Eligible for 3.75 LUs | Fees: $190

Managing risk effectively is key to the success of design firms. Practitioners and subject matter experts will discuss risk management fundamentals and strategies including such areas as:

  • Quality control and responsible oversight
  • Establishing the Owner’s project requirements 
  • Defining the scope of project services and deliverables

Part 2 (The Construction  Project)
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 | 1:00pm- 5:00pm | Eligible for 3.75 LUs | Fees: $190
If not managed properly, risk can have devastating effects on the project and project team members. Subject matter experts will explore how to draft effective contract documents for various project delivery models, and discuss key risk topics such as:

  • Digital practice/BIM
  •  Sustainable projects
  •  Standard of care

Register for Part 1 & 2 Here

Beginners Guide to Using AIA Contract Documents and Software- In person! 

Friday, June 12, 2015 | 9:00am - 1:30pm | Eligible for 4 AIA/CES LU Hours | Location: AIA National | Fee: Member/Non-Member: $199

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. You will also participate in live demonstrations of the latest version of AIA Contract Documents Software to discover the key features that will save you time and money, and keep your projects organized. Register here

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