Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Info in your BIM: Dynamic Notes Management

a Vectorworks Users Group Tuesday, September 8, 2015 7:00-9:00pm Free, all are welcome. Click here to RSVP 1.5 CES LUs Create, customize, and leverage a central database of drawing annotations for all of your projects Save time Prevent errors Standardize … Continue reading

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ArchNews August 2015

ArchNews August 2015 Out Now! This month’s issue includes: Project Profile: Remodel of a Dixon Home in Oakland, California Architecture Camp: East Bay and Fam 1st family foundation co-hosted the second annual Youth Architecture AIACamp in June, a week-long program that exposes middle … Continue reading

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AIA Design & Health Research Consortium to Expand: Applications Due October 16 For University-led Research

The Architects Foundation, along with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), today announced that a new member Request for Qualifications (RFQ) will available September 1 as part of an expansion of … Continue reading

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Strong Conditions Persist for Architecture Billings Index

Long struggling Northeast region starting to rebound The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) is reflecting healthy and sustained demand for design services in nearly all nonresidential project types. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate … Continue reading

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Lunch and Learn: Errors and Omissions from the Litigation Trenches

Thursday, November 12, 2015 Noon-1:30pm Free, lunch will be provided by Long & Levit Click here to RSVP 1.5 CES LUs What types of errors and omissions led to legal disputes? Long & Levit LLP will present a survey of … Continue reading

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Lunch and Learn: A/E Risk Management in the Field

Friday, September 25, 2015 Noon-1:30pm Free, lunch will be provided by Long & Levit Click here to RSVP 1.5 CES LUs Long & Levit’s recent study of pre-claim and litigation matters against A/E professionals reflects that more than 80% of … Continue reading

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Member Profile: Jay W. Janda, AIA

I’ve always treated architecture as a logical process – one that involves applying rational thought and solutions to an intricate collection of conflicting requirements. Buildings are, after all, fairly permanent parts of our environment and their design and construction deserves our … Continue reading

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Firm Profile: Baran Studio

Baran Studio Architecture is a full-service design firm with projects that include mixed-use, commercial, large-scale residential, and single-family homes. Our work balances the conventions of design and construction with an open mind toward invention.  The underlying studio philosophy incorporates adaptability, improvisation, and … Continue reading

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Green: The Flexlab at LBNL

The Worlds Most Advanced Building Efficiency Test Bed As I was thinking about what to write for this month’s article, I realized that I’ve never written about the FLEXLAB at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. I toured a few months back … Continue reading

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The Codes are a Sign of the Times

Kerwin says: The building regulations need to change and evolve to reflect changes in technology and to promote the intent of the code.  The origin of the codes is from the prevention of calamities, like the Chicago Fire or the 1906 … Continue reading

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