November 3, 2009 Issue of resourCES
The 2030 Commitment: Setting and Achieving Energy Goals with Integrated Design
Tuesday, December 1
2–3:30 p.m. ET
Presenter: Joel Loveland, professor of architecture and director, Integrated Design Lab for Puget Sound at the College of Built Environments, University of Washington
Description: Integrated design and project-delivery processes are critical to the creation of next-generation, high-performance buildings. This program, jointly presented by AIA Seattle and AIA National, explores how these processes help design teams collaborate more strategically to achieve building performance goals.
AIA/CES Credit: 1.5 LUs, qualifying for HSW and Sustainable Design (SD)
Registration:The event is free, but advance registration is required.
- AIA/CES Sustainable Design Requirement
- Registered Providers that Offer SD Courses
- AIA 2030 Commitment
- Contact Us: firstname.lastname@example.org
ADA Continuing Education Is Now Accessible Online
The new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, which went into effect in early 2009, vary in important ways from the ADA standards that architects have used for the last 17 years. Some states, such as California and Texas, require licensees to meet new ADA-related continuing education requirements. These online courses are available on demand:
- "The New ADA Standards: What You Need to Know"(1.5 LUs HSW), a free virtual session recorded at the AIA 2009 National Convention, explores the key differences between the new and old standards. You can find more free virtual sessions (14 courses, eligible for a total of 16.5 LUs) on the 2009 AIA Convention On-Demand Presentation Site.
- "Accessibility: Design and Disconnects"(1 LU HSW), offered by the AIA California Council considers the lessons learned from nearly three years of accessibility surveys in California, especially regarding the conflicts and overlapping areas in state and federal accessibility standards.
- "Accessibility: Case Histories"(1.5 LUs HSW), offered by the AIA California Council presents visual case histories from years of accessibility surveys, plan and specification reviews, and quality-control exercises in California architecture firms. The cases exemplify the disconnects between design and construction and offer potential strategies and solutions for design professionals.
- Pocket Guide to the ADA, 3d. edition
- Accessible Home Design: Architectural Solutions for the Wheelchair User
- ICC/ANSI A117.1-2003 Standard on Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities
AIANY Helps Procrastinators Meet Year-End Deadlines
Several AIA components around the country help members catch up on their continuing education requirements through annual "Procrastinator's Day" events, ranging from half-day seminars to full weeks that feature one or two courses per day. The AIA New York Chapter expects to draw about 300 of its 4,500 members to "Procrastinators' Days 2009" December 3–5.
"[Members'] demands prompted something that's near the end of the calendar year, to come to one place and at one time, that allows them to ‘blitz' their credits," says AIA New York Programs Manager Jesse Lazar. This year, participants can quickly secure up to 20 HSW credits from a schedule of 32 classes, offering 1 HSW credit each. Since 2008, the event has included Saturday sessions, making the program even more accessible to busy design professionals. Vendors who are AIA/CES Registered Providers also benefit from a simultaneous trade show, which is now the chapter's third largest annual fundraiser, says Senior Marketing and Events Manager Tara Pyle.
- See the event Web site
- Hear the full podcast about the AIA NY Program
- Check chapter calendars for any state or local Procrastinators' Days
Check Your State License Renewal Date
AIA members are registered in four states on the average. Although some state licensing renewal dates are based on birthdate or the original licensure date, the following 12 states process renewals by November 30 or December 31, either annually or biannually:
- Rhode Island
More Learning (and LU-Earning) Opportunities
Web Seminar—Healthcare 101: Ambulatory Care Facilities (1.5 LUs)
November 10, 2009, 2–3:30 p.m. ET
Greenbuild (HSW/SD LUs available)
November 11–13, 2009, Phoenix
Web Seminar—How to Make In-Roads into Government Design-Build Projects (1.5 LUs)
November 17, 2009, 2–3:30 p.m. ET
Build Boston (1 LU per workshop hour, HSW/SD LUs available)
November 18–20, 2009, Boston
Web Seminar—Carbon-Neutral Campus Architecture: Climate-Specific Design and Innovation (2 LUs HSW/SD)
November 19, 2009, 1–3 p.m. ET
Web Seminar—Setting and Achieving Energy Goals with Integrated Design (1.5 LUs HSW/SD)
December 1, 2009, 2–3:30 p.m. ET
Ecobuild (HSW/SD LUs available)
December 8–10, 2009, Washington, D.C.
AIA Calendar of Events