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Hardwood Floor Finishing

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Noon or 4pm
Location: Amber Flooring, 5652 San Pablo Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608
Free and open to all; RSVP to al@amberflooring.com

1 CES/HSW LU

Hardwood Floor Finishing is a continuing education course intended to provide an understanding about the life cycle of a hardwood floor in a residential or commercial setting. The course covers the benefits of specifying hardwood, each step of the sanding and finishing process and how design trends have contributed to advanced color techniques on site finished wood flooring installations. Attendees will also learn about proper long-term maintenance procedures that contribute to successful design implementation.

Key topics covered:
Why hardwood floors?
Types of hardwood flooring
Specifying the correct adhesive
Sanding and finishing process
Staining, sealing and finishing options
Oil-based vs. Water-based finishes
Proper maintenance
Sustainability/Indoor air quality/LEED/VOC regulations

Once the presentation is completed, we will open for Q&A to discuss any wood flooring specifying questions that you would like addressed, as well as how you can incorporate a variety of floor finishing systems (or options) as an effective design element.

Transforming Spaces: The Power of Public Art

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
5:30-7:30pm
Early registration (by June 26): Free AIA members and employees of chapter member firms / $10 Guests. Registration after June 26: $10 AIA members / $15 Guests.
Includes a wine & cheese networking reception.
Click here to register.

1.5 CES LUs

Eric Powell, Allied Member transforms environments through creating compelling, beautiful, unique works of art.  These works are responsive to the places where they reside.  They bring magnetism and unique character and businesses flourish.  His work marks and distinguishes these places by incorporating aspects of their history, natural surroundings and other relevant phenomena.

He will present images of his work and describe the arc of his creative journey and career, his sources of inspiration and the challenges of merging art with business. He will describe the richness and expansiveness of creating a personal language through art.

Eric will also discuss the collaborative process of public art and how the cross-pollination between art and architecture can enhance the outcome of a project.

About the Presenter:

With twenty-seven years of experience and five hundred completed commissions, Powell is well versed and highly experienced in the public art process and in working with cities, architects, landscape architects, designers, developers, arts commissions and other stakeholders. He is an effective problem solver, a skilled collaborator and a proactive and clear communicator.

Powell’s work is well rounded, comprehensive and site-responsive to the real needs of the client and of the project context. His body of public art works includes freestanding sculpture, wall-based sculpture and integrated architectural works such as gates, railings and sculptural screens. Powell finds that the diversity and range of his work allow him to respond to and take on virtually any project to create unique, timeless and enlivening works of art.

 

Major Changes to the 2016 California Building Code

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
11am-1pm
$40 AIA members and employees of chapter member firms; $60 non-members
Includes a sandwich lunch (gluten-free/vegan salad available for additional $5).
Click here to register.

2 CES/HSW LUs

Steve Winkel, FAIA, PE, CASp presents the major changes to the 2016 California Building Code in a two-hour lunchtime session. Please note this program does not qualify for California license renewal requirements, but it still extremely important!

About the Presenter

Steve joined The Preview Group in 2005 and manages the firm’s San Francisco Bay Area office. Steve has over 39 years experience as an architect, engineer, landscape architect and recently became certified as an access specialist in California. Steve is currently serving his third 4-year term as the Architect member of the California Building Standards Commission. He is also on the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences and is chair of the FEMA/NIBS Code Resource Support Committee which reviews and comments on building code changes related to seismic safety. Steve has served as chair of the American Institute of Architects Codes and Standards Committee. He is the author, along with noted illustrator Frank Ching, of the well-received book Building Codes Illustrated for John Wiley & Sons, now in its third edition. As both an architect and civil engineer with experience in project management, code analysis and quality assurance reviews, Steve brings a unique perspective and broad knowledge base to the firm’s work.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify significant changes made in the basic 2015 IBC that are included in the 2016 CBC.
  2. Identify California-specific changes to the 2015 IBC in the 2016 CBC.
  3. Identify changes made by California in the CBC Chapter 11A regarding access to covered multifamily housing and to CBC Chapter 11B for Public Accommodations
  4. Learn to recognize the impact of the noted changes on practice.

YAF: Adrianne Steichen, AIA of Pyatok

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
6pm
Location: Pyatok Architects, 1611 Telegraph Ave # 200, Oakland, CA 94612
Free and open to all architects licensed in the past ten years.
Please RSVP to events@aiaeb.org

1 CES LU

The Young Architects Forum visits Pyatok this month to hear how Adrianne Steichen, AIA, became a principal while still officially a “Young Architect.” (There’s a reason she was honored by the AIA as the National 2015 Young Architect!) Space is limited; please RSVP to events@aiaeb.org. This event is open to all architects licensed in the past ten years.

As a principal, Adrianne brings more than 15 years of experience in student and residential developments. She is a highly skilled technical architect and project manager, who has led several large urban housing projects overseeing design work, construction documentation, permitting, and construction administration, while also leading the office in the advancement of BIM techniques and implementation. Adrianne also leads in-house staff development and training. Adrianne has been influential in leading Avalon Hayes Valley at Parcel P from the entitlement phase—resulting in a unanimous vote for approval by the San Francisco Planning Commission—to construction, and in leading the schematic design phases of Orchard Park Redevelopment at UC Davis for University Student Living and Bowles Hall Residential College Renovation at UC Berkeley for Education Realty Trust.

About the Young Architects Forum
The YAF is a forum to assist recently licensed architects (of all ages) in their practice of architecture. They meet at 6pm on the third Tuesday of each month.

BIM Strategies for Collaboration and Data Management in SFO Airport Project

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
11:30am-1pm
Free and open to all. Lunch provided by Ideate.
Click here to register.

As part of San Francisco International Airport $2.4 Billion Redevelopment project, multiple design and consultant teams including Woodsbagot, HKS, Gensler, Kuthranieri, and others worked together for the redevelopment of SFO Terminal 1. The main challenge of utilizing BIM in a project of this scale is collaboration and efficient management of data. This session presents how Autodesk C4R is used to enable the teams to collaborate live in Revit, BIM 360 Docs and Glue used to share and coordinate effectively, and how Ideate tools were used to link large amount of data from Excel files to Revit more efficiently.

About the Presenters:

Pardis Mirmalek is an architect and programmer who’s work focuses on the overlap of design, data and technology. She has worked on a diverse range of projects in New York, San Francsico and Dubai. She received her master of architecture from Princeton University and is currently working as the BIM manager for Woodsbagot-HKS Joint Venture Partners for the SFO International Airport Project.

Sam Tahmasebi, PMP, LEED GA is the BIM Manager from Gensler San Francisco who holds a Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Construction Management from Columbia University. Prior to SFO project, Sam’s experience includes delivering and managing large scale BIM projects in New York including MTA East Side Access.

ADA/MCE Day – July 14, 2017

MCE/ADA Day: Accessibility for California Architects

Friday, July 14, 2017
8:30am-3pm
Cost: $110 AIA Members / $150 non-members.
Includes coffee and lunch.
Click here to register.

5 CES/HSW/MCE LUs

This ADA/accessibility presentation on public accommodations pertinent to California architects provides the full five hours required by the CAB for licensure renewal. The focus will be on public accommodation, Chapter 11B.

Presenters: Craig Williams, CASp.

Learning Objectives: Forthcoming

 

Tour of Mueller Nicholls Builders

Thursday, June 15, 2017
3-5pm
Location: MN Builders, 2400 Union Street, Oakland
$5 AIA members / $10 Guests
Click here to register.

1.5 CES LUs

Join us for a tour of this popular, Oakland-based custom cabinetry/millwork company, where we’ll take a shop tour through the CNC machinery and discuss interrelation between designer and builder.

Mueller Nicholls Builders is a leader in the cabinet and construction industries. They specialize in mid-sized to large comprehensive remodels, with turn-key solutions: everything from design assistance and permit expediting – to complete construction and installation capabilities. At MN Builders, they develop relationships with architects, designers, and other consultants; with staff;  with clients;  and with sub-trade contractors.

The Changing Rules for Accessory Dwelling Units

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Noon-1:30pm

Free AIA members / $3 Guests
Brown bag lunch (BYO Lunch)

1.5 CES LUs

SFF Host: Andus H. Brandt, Architect

This will be a round-table discussion on the changing rules regarding Accessory Dwelling Units, the official term for “Granny-Flats” and “In-Law Units.” Many architects in the area now have varying experiences, both good and bad, around these new rules. It’s time we share our newfound wisdom with each other!

Our discussion on “Accessory Dwelling Units in the East Bay” will roughly cover issues in eight categories:
1) Off- Street Parking

2) Public Transportation

3) Conversion of Existing Buildings

4) Setbacks

5) Floor Area

6) Roof and Wall Heights

7) “Efficiency Unit” requirements for small spaces

8) Other

The last category is a catch-all for issues the participants want to bring to the table. Much of the discussion will be about the parameters set by local planning departments, but this is not the only tack.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this program, attendees will…

  1. Learn the range of local requirements for ADUs.
  2. Gain a perspective of unexpected challenges other architects have faced in building ADUs.
  3. Develop a broader knowledge of successful ADU solutions.
  4. Learn about pending ADU requirement changes.

 

The Concord Reuse Project and New Town Planning

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
5:30-7:30pm
Early registration (by June 4): Free AIA members / $10 Guests
Late registration: $10 AIA members / $15 Guests
Click here to register.

1.5 CES LUs

Come hear the story of the Concord Reuse Project and how the plan has evolved over the last ten years.  The project will redevelop the former Concord Naval Weapons Station to become a model for transit-oriented sustainable design.  North Concord BART serves as a gateway to the 2,300-acre site.  The project will include 12,200 housing units, over 6 million square feet of commercial development and hundreds of acres of parks, open space and greenways.

FivePoint and Hart Howerton are working with the City of Concord to develop a Specific Plan and EIR by the end of 2018.  Rachel Flynn, AIA, Vice President with FivePoint Communities and Eron Ashley, AIA Managing Principal at Hart Howerton will present plans for this exciting project.

About the Presenters:

Rachel Flynn, AIA joined FivePoint in 2016 as Vice President of Planning where she oversees Lennar’s redevelopment of the former Concord Naval Weapons Station.  Prior to this, she was Director of Planning and Building for the City of Oakland. Rachel is the recipient of numerous awards and recognition from organizations such as the Jobs and Housing Coalition of Oakland, the SF Business Times, the Sierra Club of Virginia, the American Institute of Architects, the American Planning Association, and the Governor of Virginia.

Eron Ashley, AIA is a Managing Principal with Hart Howerton in San Francisco and his skills span from early master-planning, design and construction. Eron has led a variety of assignments including: community master plans in Abu Dhabi, Utah, Arizona, Colorado and Hawaii; full-service design of Pearl Island, Panama; a master plan for San Francisco’s Olympic Club; new clubhouse facilities in Phoenix and Park City; the mixed- use Emeryville Public Market; and The Island House boutique hotel in Lyford Cay, Bahamas.

 

Architectural Glass Systems Day

Title 24, NFRC Labeling Program and Dynamic Electrochromic Glass

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
8:30am-1pm
Free. Limited seating, RSVP required.
Location: 
Embassy Suites Walnut Creek, 1345 Treat Blvd., Walnut Creek
Click here to register.

3 CES LUs

This continuing education program includes three information-packed presentations.  We’ll begin with identifying Title 24 Part 6 code requirements for fenestration and understanding the changes from the 2013 to the 2016 code cycle.  You will be able to describe what NFRC is and how it is applied to Title 24, Product Certification Process (PCP) and Component Modeling Approach (CMA) and how the NRFC’s Label Certificate is achieved.  Lastly, you will be able to understand the impact of dynamic electrochromic glazing on the design of facades and evaluate the benefits, determining placement, and implementation in new building construction and retrofit applications.

Schedule:

8:30am – 9:00am Registration/Refreshments

9:00am – 11:00am Presentations

11:00am – 11:45am

Buffet Lunch

11:45pm – 12:45pm Presentations/Q&A

12:45pm – 1:00pm Networking/Q&A