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Conferences & Events
AIA Convention 2015
AIA Convention 2016
- Date: May 19-21
- City: Philadelphia
- Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center
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AIA Contract Documents 4.10 Launch: Explore Master Agreements, Task Orders and Other Small Firms Agreements
November 7, 2014
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.
Join us as we provide an overview of the AIA Master Agreements and Task Orders (to be released in November 2014) and how they can be used to provide a wide array of select services over the course of several projects.
- Learn about the AIA Contract Documents of particular interest to small firms and sole practitioners.
- Understand how the Master Agreement/Task Order contractual model can be used to establish repeat business with your clients.
- Explore how the Master Agreement/Task Order contractual model can be used to streamline the contracting process with the consultants you use most often.
- Know where to get AIA resources, tools and guides developed to assist you in understanding contract and risk management issues.
- Date: November 7, 2014 – 1-2:30 pm EST
The webinar will address design issues of community health, healthcare design, and integration of community input from three perspectives:
- Macro Community Issues [Janet Baum]
- Hospital Campus Considerations [Joanna Lombard]
- Community Engagement Strategies [Cynthia Beckham]
- Date: November 13, 2014 – 1:30-2:30 pm – EST
Recognizing a need for change to address demands for more efficiency, project complexities and sustainable results, the AEC industry is slowly transitioning to more integrated project delivery methods, fostering more collaboration. Concurrently, some firms are leveraging the benefits of BIM’s emerging technology to not only work smarter, but to ultimately facilitate this change in the way projects are delivered.
- Date:April 15-April 18, 2015
- Location: Detroit, Michigan
The American Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) connects architects and allied professionals interested in designing, building and using superior educational, cultural, and recreational facilities that meet the needs of students of all ages. AIA-CAE members educate the public about the value of quality educational facility design.
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The time for talk is over
Green design should be a goal for everyone to leave a greener footprint for future generations, starting today. That's what our Walk the Walk campaign is all about.Join the AIA's Walk the Walk Sustainability Initiative
AIA Community Service/Legacy Program
The AIA Legacy Events program was developed to promote sustainability and a legacy in the cities we visit. The AIA and American Institute of Architecture Students are working jointly to promote team-building and a dedication to leave a city better than it was before we arrived. Through volunteer activities we hope to create a lasting memory for architects, architectural students, and the general public.View the first issue of the AIA Legacy Event Newsletter
Green Meeting Tips
Before you throw your jack-o-lanterns and decorative gourds in the trash can, consider this frightful fact: the seeds from pumpkins germinate in landfills and the pumpkin vines create significant problems when composting trash. Instead, consider more environmentally friendly alternatives for recycling your Halloween and autumn decor: Chop up your pumpkin and burry it in your garden. Pumpkins are biodegradable and easily break down in the Earth's soil; Compost the pumpkin. Pumpkins can do wonders for soil, but make sure to remove the seeds before sending it to the compost; Recycle it as a plant potter. Arrange flowers and other greenery in the top of your pumpkin to use as table decor; Discard it in a forest or woodsy area. Insects and animals, like squirrels and deer, will naturally break the pumpkin down by making a snack of it.
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