Thursday, May 8, 2014
6:00PM – 8:00PM
AIA East Bay Chapter Office
This presentation will review the current design plans for Latham Square. Options for seating, lighting, landscaping, paving materials and other elements will be presented by the project landscape architect for discussion. Other discussion topics will include fountain renovation and public art.
Visit oaklandnet.com/LathamSquare for more information
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Noon – 1:30PM
Free Members $3 Non-members
1.5 HSW/CES LU’s
The program will give an overview of the major changes to the newly adopted 2013 California Building Code and California Residential Codes. The program will focus on code changes that impact small firm practice in residential or smaller commercial projects.
1. Identify significant changes made in the basic 2012 IBC that are included in the 2013 CBC.
2. Identify California-specific changes to the 2010 CBC in the 2013 CBC.
3. Identify significant changes made in the basic 2012 IRC that are included in the 2013 CRC.
4. Identify California-specific changes to the 2010 CRC in the 2013 CRC.
5. Identify changes made by California in CBC Chapter 11A regarding access to covered multifamily housing.
6. Identify additional modifications to the 2010 ADAS by California in CBC Chapter 11B for Public Accommodations.
A Regional Urban Design Program
Friday, May 2, 2014
Free, all are welcome. Bring a lunch!
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1.5 CES LUs
New city neighborhoods are in demand. Yet those who try to build them face steep barriers and are often forced into compromises that undermine the urban vision. Urbanism, transit, and walkable streets challenge a deeply rooted suburban value system. Benjamin Ross, author of Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism, posits that in order to overcome this resistance, urbanists must think big and offer a compelling vision of change.
Please join us at AIA East Bay at noon on Friday, May 2, 2014 for a presentation by Mr. Ross on this relevant issue.
About the presenter:
Ben Ross was president of the Action Committee for Transit for 15 years. His new book about the politics of urbanism and transit, Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism, is published by Oxford University Press.
A Professional Practice Forum
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Free, all are welcome. Bring your lunch!
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1.5 CES LUs
The A/E/C industry is changing, rapidly. And the root cause is more than just the effect of the recession on our practices. Rapid changes in technology, better managed practices, and a more informed and involved client base are making it possible for architects to design better and faster.
In 2012, James Cramer, CEO of the Greenway Group wrote, “Data collected by DesignIntelligence and the Greenway Group show that design professions and the construction industry are more creative than ever in their business practices. For example, architecture and engineering practices are about 80 percent more productive in the past seven years, as measured by revenues per full-time equivalent staff.”
Join the Professional Practice Forum on Thursday, April 17th at noon to discuss the future of the practice. Questions to consider include:
- Is my firm more relevant this year than last?
- What might change next?
- Why do we do things the way we do?
- How do other professionals do what we do?
- Are we moving quickly and deliberately to reach tomorrow’s opportunities and new achievement levels?
- What are advances that other practices embrace–either in this country or abroad?
Curious about this topic? Read more in Cliff Moser, AIA‘s book Architecture 3.0: The Disruptive Design Practice Handbook.
At the end of this discussion, attendees will:
1) Be able to state at least two advances in technology that help firms be more efficient.
2) Be able to explain at least two methods of project delivery that help firms be more efficient.
3) Be able to list at least two improvements to document management and how they help firms.
4) Be able to explain at least two areas of diversification that firms can consider in becoming more relevant.
Friday, May 23, 2014
Noon – 1:30PM
Free and open to all!
1.5 CES LU’s
What your energy consultant should know and isn’t teaching you
Are you excited about the idea of understanding the underlying science and calculations of heat transfer and solar gain and how that informs building energy modeling tools? Rather than equating energy modeling with Title 24 energy code compliance, you have the power to leverage these tools to help optimize the energy performance of buildings, maximize thermal comfort for occupants, and ultimately create a truly successful project. In this talk, we’ll do some myth-busting and help make sense of topics that can sometimes seem to be overwhelmingly complex–but are often surprisingly simple.
Katy Hollbacher founded Beyond Efficiency in 2009 and has 15 years experience in the A/E/C and green building industries. Beyond Efficiency specializes in high-performance building envelope and HVAC systems consulting and helps clients literally “push the envelope” by applying technical expertise and analyses to optimize building performance.
Katy was the rater and energy consultant for the Carmel Passive House, a LEED Platinum home that won the 2013 Fine Homebuilding Best New Home award, as well as Merritt Crossing, a LEED Platinum multifamily affordable housing project that also earned California’s first ENERGY STAR Highrise certification. Katy was a founding board member of the non-profit Passive House California and is passionate about educating clients and team members on building science and best practices. At home in the field as well as the office, Katy has pounded nails, hung drywall, and pulled wires on various construction projects.
1. Participants will examine how conventional approaches to architectural design can contribute to excess energy use, and acquire a new understanding of heat flow dynamics in buildings and be challenged to apply this knowledge to optimize energy performance of projects.
2. Participants will contrast standard code-level building assemblies with high-performance assemblies, and calculate their contributions to heating demands and energy usage.
3. Participants will compare a variety of window specifications and shading approaches and demonstrate the significant impacts those choices can have on a building’s energy performance.
4. Participants will contrast a variety of energy-related metrics such as: average heating and cooling demands, peak heating and cooling loads, and total heating and cooling energy usage.
Monday, June 2, 2014
4:00PM – 6:00PM
East Bay Municipal Utility District, 375 11th Street, Oakland, Board Room 2nd Floor
Open to all!
Contact Timothy McGowan at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions
The East Bay Municipal Utility District and the Asian Pacific Employee Association are pleased to host Dr. Brian Maroney and other representatives of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge New East Span project team to update the technical engineering community on the challenges faced and the successes achieved during 2013-2014 along with new highlights of the on-going demolition work of the old East Span.
The following technical topics and various tools will be discussed and shared during the presentation:
• Latest update on the E2 anchor rods and the retrofit design
• Demonstration of non-destructive tests (Magnetic Particle Test, Ultrasonic Test, Radiographic Test) performed on the welds of the permanent steel structure
• Samples of bridge materials such as fastening assemblies for the tower, cable bands and orthotropic box girder spliced segments, weld plates
• Tools used for inspection during construction such as large calipers used to measure compacted cable and boroscope to inspect the grouting of the tendons
• Videos of mechanical tests performed on various bridge materials
• Latest information on the demolition of the existing bridge
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Noon – 1:30PM
Free and open to all!
1.5 CES LU’s
Charles Bryant, Director of Emeryville’s Planning & Building Department, will present “Planning in Emeryville”, a history of this small industrial city’s development in the 20th Century, its transformation during the era of Redevelopment, and the outlook going forward in the post-Redevelopment era, including the 2009 General Plan. A 2010 American Planning Association award winner, the General Plan focuses on making Emeryville more livable. It is recognized as both forward-thinking and practical. It emphasizes quality of life for the Emeryville community, including creating a more walkable and bike-able city.
The General Plan and related planning documents can be viewed and downloaded at: http://www.emeryville.org/index.aspx?NID=305
Charles S. Bryant, AICP, is the Planning and Building Director of the City of Emeryville, California, a city of 1.2 square miles on San Francisco Bay between Oakland and Berkeley, a position that he has held since August 2000. During his tenure, a new General Plan and Planning Regulations have been adopted and development has boomed, with the population growing by more than 50%. The city currently has over 10,000 residents and over 20,000 jobs. Prior to coming to Emeryville, Mr. Bryant worked as a city planner for the City of Oakland for 18 years, the last five of which he served as Secretary of the Oakland City Planning Commission. Mr. Bryant has a bachelor’s degree with a major in architecture from MIT and masters degrees in architecture and city and regional planning from the Joint Program in Urban Design at U.C. Berkeley. He is married with two adult children and lives with his wife in the Fairview Park neighborhood of Oakland.
1. Attendees will learn the history of development of a small industrial city in the early 20th Century
2. Attendees will learn the redevelopment process and how it played a key role in the city’s renaissance
3. Attendees will learn how the general plan process helps a community develop a vision for its future
4. Attendees will learn how the community’s vision is implemented through specific topical studies