ARCHITECT | National Architecture Week hits Pinterest and Foursquare
National Architecture Week, an AIA event to promote awareness of architecture’s role in the public realm, will kick off on April 8 on Pinterest. As April 8 is Easter, the week’s first pinboard will highlight churches and other religious institutions. Other pinboards posted over the week will explore other typologies. To further the theme of the week—“Design Connects”—AIA president Jeffery Potter, FAIA, will post a welcome video on the AIA’s YouTube channel, and AIA will host a Foursquare check-in sweepstakes.
Henderson Engineers is excited to again present HEI University. Committed to the A/E/C industry, five classes have been developed, based on the current trends and hot topics throughout the industry.
Whether you are searching for continuing education credits or are simply interested in these topics, our hope is that these one hour sessions will be informative, educational and a great opportunity to network with your peers. All classes will be held at the AIA KC, 1801 McGee Suite 100, Kansas City, MO 64108.
The following courses are being offered:
Conceptual Design and Master Planning
Date: Tuesday, April 10th, 8:00-8:30 continental breakfast, 8:30-9:30am course session
Presenters: Dustin Schafer, PE, LEED®AP BD+C, CEM and Ryan Evans, PE, LEED® AP BD+C, MBA
Approved for: 1 AIA CEU and 1 GBCI CE (LEED® specific)
Water Management for LEED®
Date: Tuesday, April 17th, 8:00-8:30 continental breakfast, 8:30-9:30am course session
Presenters: Ryan Evans, PE, LEED® AP BD+C, MBA and Mike Monthey, PE, CPD Approved for: 1 AIA CEU and 1 GBCI CE (LEED® specific)
Underfloor Air Distribution: Benefits to Energy, Occupant Comfort and Air Quality
Date: Tuesday, April 24th, 8:00-8:30 continental breakfast, 8:30-9:30am course session
Presenters: Ryan Evans, PE, LEED® AP BD+C, MBA and Elise Kirchhofer, PE, LEED® AP BD+C
Approved for: 1 AIA CEU and for 1 GBCI CE
Trends in High Performance Sports Design
Date: Tuesday, May 1st, 8:00-8:30 continental breakfast, 8:30-9:30am course session
Presenters: Dustin Schafer, PE, LEED® AP BD+C, CEM and Kevin Lewis, PE, LEED® AP BD+C
Approved for: 1 AIA CEU (pending) and for 1 GBCI CE (pending)
Eye on Equity: Embracing Social Agendas at the Local Level
Date: Tuesday, May 8th, 8:00-8:30 continental breakfast, 8:30-9:30am course session
Presenters: Ryan Evans, PE, LEED® AP BD+C, MBA and Jeremy Knoll, LEED® AP BD+C
Approved for: 1 AIA CEU and 1 GBCI CE (pending)
For further information and to register, please click HERE.
We ask that you only RSVP for the classes you are able to attend, as space will be limited. Also, if there are others within your organization you would like to attend, feel free to forward the link – we just ask that you keep the invite within your company.
CSI | Kansas City Chapter Annual Industry Awards
What better marketing than to have great looking awards in the lobby of your office. Or even more impressive is an individual award on the shelf in your cubical. Awards always look good listed on marketing materials or on a resume’. The time has come to submit nominations for the KC CSI Annual Industry Awards. We have developed categories this year that truly reflect recent trends in our industry. Nominations can be self submitted or you can nominate another individual or company.
Award Categories and Criteria
Excellence in Specifications Writing – This award is given to a specifications writer who has demonstrated excellence in specifications writing through product research, efficient and cost effective solutions that are communicated in a clear and concise manner.
Excellence in Craftsmanship – This award is given to an individual or company that has demonstrated excellence in adhering to specifications and demonstrating quality craftsmanship in the implementation of the specification.
Innovative Project Delivery – This award is given to a General Contractor that demonstrates innovation in project delivery.
Innovation in Sustainability – This award is given to a company that has demonstrated innovative approaches to sustainability in project delivery, company operation, or overall “green” project.
Green Energy Conference 2012: Making It Real
Green Energy Conference 2012: Making It Real
Join us for the GEC 2012!
Topics will include:
• Sustainable Residential Projects, both new and retrofit
• GSA Update
• Teaching Old Buildings New Tricks – commercial retrofitting
• Green Lighting controls
• Sustainable Project Funding
• Case Studies
• Living Building Institute
We will also be offering optional GBCI classes that will be held in the afternoon after the conference. You can either attend these as a stand alone event for $10 per session or they are included in the price of the conference.
The program will be worth 5 Sustainable Design Credits.
When: May 10th, 2012
Where: IBEW Local 124
Cost: $99 members and $149 non-members
AIA Kansas City Fellow Announces Planned Gift to UMKC Foundation for Design Education
The University of Missouri-Kansas City and the UMKC Foundation announce a $300,000 planned gift from Theodore Seligson, Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) and visiting professor in the Department of Architecture, Urban Planning + Design.
The gift will supplement The Seligson Fund that was established in 2010 in Seligson’s honor by his friends and colleagues. The purpose of the fund is to enhance the education of the design disciplines in the department and to provide financial assistance for projects that support its mission, including lectures, colloquiums and visiting design teachers.
Volunteers Needed | The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Sun Pavilion
The new Sun Pavilion installation with the artist Tm Gratkowski and Generator Studio is inviting volunteers to be a part of this sculptural collage installation. They will be dis-assembling furniture and collaging the parts on a wall in the west container on the site. There is light and power provided.
Interested volunteers can call Kurt Flecksing at 913.406.8076 to set up times to meet and work on the site. The available hours are:
Volunteers will neeed to bring their own hand tools; drills mostly, skil-saws, hand-tools etc…
AIA National Convention | Call for Delegates
NCARB | IDP 2.0 Final Phase Goes Into Effect 3 April 2012 REPORT YOUR EXPERIENCE TODAY!
All experience in the e-EVR prior to noon EDT 3 April 2012 will be rolled over to IDP 2.0 in accordance with the rules in the IDP 2.0 Interns’ Rollover Guide. However, the status of your hours in the e-EVR will have implications as to how you are rolled over to IDP 2.0.
• ONLY experience in the “submitted” or “approved” status in the e-EVR will be considered when determining if hours qualify as exempt.
o “Submitted” experience reports are hours you have submitted to your IDP supervisor, mentor, or NCARB for approval, but have not yet been approved.
o “Approved” experience reports are hours that have been verified by your IDP supervisor, mentor, or NCARB, and are now included in your IDP hour totals.
• Experience reports in the “saved” status in the e-EVR will rollover to IDP 2.0, but they will not be considered for exemptions or waivers. o “Saved” experience reports are hours you have entered for a specific reporting period, but have not yet submitted to your IDP supervisor, mentor, or NCARB for approval.
• ALL experience is subject to review and evaluation by NCARB for compliance with the program.
If you have earned the required core minimum hours required in an existing training area or category, you may be exempt from having to satisfy the new core minimum hour requirement in the corresponding IDP 2.0 experience area or category. Learn more
NCARB anticipates a significant increase in usage of the online reporting system leading up to the 3 April 2012 rollover deadline, so you are encouraged to submit hours well in advance.
DON’T WAIT. SUBMIT YOUR IDP HOURS NOW.
Billings Remains in the Black Four Months in a Row
With the moody Architectural Billings Index landing in positive territory for the fourth straight month in February, the architectural community might begin to exhale a sigh of relief. Project inquiries alone saw its highest spike since 2007, up from 61.2 to 63.4 (anything over 50 indicates an increase in billings).
But with the wild swings of 2011 still fresh, AIA’s chief economist Kermit Baker steadfastly noted caution, particularly on the part of clients. “The factors that are preventing a more accelerated recovery are persistent caution from clients to move ahead with new projects, and a continued difficulty in accessing financing for projects that developers have decided to pursue,” Baker said in a statement. Nevertheless, Baker acknowledged that this month’s index was more good news for the design and construction industry.
ARCHITECT | High Line’s Third Phase Unveiled
New York City’s acclaimed High Line is getting longer. New plans unveiled by the nonprofit organization Friends of the High Line and the City of New York will extend the elevated greensward north of its current West 30th Street terminus. Dubbed the “High Line at the Rail Yards,” the new $90-million section will be located between West 30th and West 34th Street, extending west from 10th Avenue to 12th Avenue along the Hudson River. It will encircle a portion of the Hudson Rail Yards property that is being redeveloped to provide more than 12 million square feet of new office, residential, retail, and cultural space.