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  • June 12/13/14: AIA Codes Network Webinar Miniseries on ASHRAE 90.1-2010/2013/2016

    Join the AIA Codes Advocacy Program for a special learning opportunity this June. We’ll be hosting a special FREE three-part miniseries on America’s national model energy efficiency standard ASHRAE Standard 90.1. Each one-hour session will cover one of the three most recent editions from 2010, 2013, and 2016. One of these standards may already adopted in the jurisdiction(s) where you practice, and the newest editions will likely arrive in the coming years. What do architects need to know?

    Three opportunities for continuing education: Join in for just one or all three – You choose!

    Register today: http://bit.ly/2sdKRkW

    Part I – ASHRAE 90.1-2010 
    Monday, June 12, 2017 | 2:00pm– 3:00pm EDT

    Part II – ASHRAE 90.1-2013 
    Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | 2:00pm– 3:00pm EDT

    Part III – ASHRAE 90.1-2016
    Wednesday, June 14, 2017 | 2:00 pm– 3:00pm EDT

    Earn up to 3.0 AIA HSW LUs and/or 3.0 ASHRAE PDUs (1.0 for each intermediate-level course)

    Register today: http://bit.ly/2sdKRkW

  • Webinar: ICC Building Safety Month – Building Design Solutions for All

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | 2:00pm– 3:00pm EDT

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    Earn 1.0 AIA HSW LUs and/or 1.0 ICC CEUs with this intermediate-level course

    All communities need to protect their residents from disasters like fires, weather-related events and structural collapse. Model building codes are society's best way of protecting homes, offices, schools, hospitals, stores, and other critical infrastructure. Building Safety Month (BSM), founded by the International Code Council (ICC), is celebrated by jurisdictions worldwide every May. It’s a month-long celebration of all aspects of building safety that helps families, employers, and leaders understand and appreciate the best practices that keep safe the places where we live, work, and play. As a major sponsor of this event, the AIA is promoting the Week Two theme of “Building Design Solutions for All Ages”. Code officials certainly work day in and day out to keep the public safe, but Building Safety Month depends on the efforts of individuals like you! Architects are uniquely positioned to meet the needs of aging-in-place clients, provided they fully understand the design solutions and products that make living in a home easier.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Learn about Building Safety Month and how to promote it in your community through your state or local component activities.

    2. Identify best practices that communities and the construction industry implement to keep safe the places we live, work, and play.

    3. Appreciate the contributions of building code officials to constructing safe, vibrant, and adaptive communities now and in the future.

    4. Understand how architects are uniquely positioned to meet the needs of aging-in-place clients through design solutions and products that make living in a home easier.

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