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Rain Screen Wall Systems

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
11am-1pm

Free and open to all. Space is limited.
Please call Taiger Murphy at 415-872-9941 or tmurphy@imiweb.org to register.

1.5 CES/HSW LUs

Among the most popular building enclosure choices are rain screen walls and systems.  This program investigates the building science and evolution of wall theory from mass walls to drainage and cavity walls finally to both pressurized and non-pressurized rain screen systems.  The attendee then learns specific details of common terra cotta, porcelain and composite panel systems operating as a rain screen. Sponsored by the International Masonry Institute

Presenter:  David Sovinski, National Director of Technical Services, International Masonry Institute

David began his masonry career over thirty years ago, and has held positions in project management, estimating and field supervision.  He managed masonry projects in New York City, Houston, Dallas and Chicago before moving to the International Masonry Institute (IMI).

BART TOD Tour

Saturday, October 28, 2017
9:30am-2pm
Cost: $5 AIA Members / $10 Nonmembers.
Click here to register. Space is limited.

3.5 CES LUs

Join the Regional Urban Design Forum for a BART tour of transit-oriented development in three East Bay neighborhoods. We’ll be learning about successes, lessons learned, and challenges facing all TOD. We will tour transit oriented developments at three BART stations: MacArthur, San Leandro and Fruitvale. 

Our intent is to explore existing, current and future developments, looking at the elements of development that were successful, lessons learned and partnerships that evolved. Invited speakers include architects, developers, city leaders and BART directors and staff. The tour will be limited to 20 people.

 

Postponed: Rain Screen Wall Systems

This event has been postponed, new date TBA.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
11am-1pm

Free and open to all. Space is limited.
Please call Taiger Murphy at 415-872-9941 or tmurphy@imiweb.org to register.

1.5 CES/HSW LUs

Among the most popular building enclosure choices are rain screen walls and systems.  This program investigates the building science and evolution of wall theory from mass walls to drainage and cavity walls finally to both pressurized and non-pressurized rain screen systems.  The attendee then learns specific details of common terra cotta, porcelain and composite panel systems operating as a rain screen. Sponsored by the International Masonry Institute

Presenter:  David Sovinski, National Director of Technical Services, International Masonry Institute

David began his masonry career over thirty years ago, and has held positions in project management, estimating and field supervision.  He managed masonry projects in New York City, Houston, Dallas and Chicago before moving to the International Masonry Institute (IMI).

 

Concrete Disasters

Presented by East Bay / Oakland Chapter CSI / Cosponsored by AIA East Bay

Friday, November 17, 2017
8am-1pm
Cost: $95
Click here to register.

4 CES LUs

Four presentations on different types of concrete failures. Case studies of what went wrong, why it went wrong and how to make sure it doesn’t go wrong again.

About the Presenters:

Cruz Carlos, Jr. PhD, PE & Dr. Shakhzod Takhirov
Concrete Structures – Disasters and Failures

Christine Diosdado, P.E., Associate Principal – Building Technology
Floor Failures: Measuring and Mitigating Moisture in Concrete Slabs

Jose E. Mendoza, P.E
Do’s & Donts in Concrete Reinforcing Steel

Fari Barzegar, Ph.D., P.E.
Cracking of Terrazzo Shower Pans: Investigation of Installation, Testing & Computer Simulations

The Construction Specification Institute is a national organization of Architects, Engineers, Specifiers and Owner’s Representatives dedicated to the advancement of building information management and education of project teams.

2017 Westcon Symposium: Learning from Failures

Monday, October 30, 2017
7:30am-5pm
Location: Berkeley City Club at 2315 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
Before 10/20: $265 Members / $290 Nonmembers. After 10/20: 290 Members / $315 Nonmembers
Click here to register.

7.5 CES LUs (6.5 CES/HSW LUs)

Learn about concrete investigations, water intrusion & condensation, standard of care & quality assurance/control at this program for architects, engineers and contractors.

Topics for this years symposium include:
• Concrete Investigations
• Water Intrusion & Condensation
• Standard of Care & Quality Assurance/Control

Click here to download the Westcon program: XCAL-WestConSympoBook-Brochurepdf-1

Westcon is a diverse group of professionals dedicated to the delivery of construction expertise and knowledge. Westcon promotes high standards of professionalism, protects the general welfare of the construction industry, improves the practice of the professional construction consultant, and offers construction expertise and knowledge.

About the Presenters:

Fari Barzegar, Ph.D., P.E., Habitat Engineering & Forensics, Inc.

Justin deWolfe, P.E., Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Philip D. Dregger, P.E. R.R.C., and President of Technical Roof Services, Inc.

Joshua B. Kardon, PhD, SE, F.ASCE, Joshua B. Kardon + Company Structural Engineers

Christopher Nelson, Senior Consultant at Technical Roof Services, Inc., and Pacific Building Consultants

Joe Pinon, P.E., RDH

Bill Weber, Senior Consultant for Richard Avelar & Associates

Design on Tap: A Drinking Tour

Hosted by the Young Architects Forum & the Design Tours Committee

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
5:30pm
Beginning location: Comal, 2020 Shattuck, Berkeley
$5 AIA Members & employees of Chapter Member Firms/$10 Non-members
Space is limited; click here to register.

1 CES LU

Studio KDA kicks off our first Design on Tap event, leading a tour of three popular Berkeley restaurants…with great bars! We’ll learn about the design of Comal, Tender Greens & Makers Common while enjoying small bites and no-host drinks. Space is limited and refunds not provided.

About the Speakers:

Marites Abueg, principal, Studio KDA. A licensed architect, Marites designed her first restaurant,  A Cote, in 2000  (with Mark Becker Inc.) and was hooked on restaurant design’s perfect combination of food, communal gathering and sensory experience.  Since then, she and husband Keith Morris formed Abueg Morris Architects designing over 40 food-related projects before combining forces with Charles Kahn, AIA to create Studio KDA. Marites is design obsessed and focuses her work on beautiful and balanced lighting, conversation-allowing acoustics, “right” color, ergonomics, and brand-supportive look, feel and fit.

Going Electric: A Roundtable Discussion

A Small Firm Forum Program

Thursday, October 5, 2017
Noon-1:30pm

No Registration Required. BYO Lunch (brown-bag lunch)
Free AIA Members / $3 Guests

1.5 CES LUs

Participants:       

  • Moderator: Mercedes Corbell, AIA, Architect
  • Dan Johnson, Sustainability Architect Beyond Efficiency, Berkeley
  • Colin Swan, Skytech Solar
  • Larry Guistino, CEO, A1 Sun
  • Michael McCutcheon, Allied Member, McCutcheon Construction, Berkeley
  • Nancy Malone, AIA, Architect, Siegel and Strain Architects, Emeryville

Amid the urgency to reduce our culture’s carbon footprint that damages our planet’s atmosphere and contributes to rising sea level and dramatic climate events, architects have a unique opportunity to contribute to a solution. Building by building, we can shift away from natural gas* and toward electrically powered buildings. Our buildings can serve as “batteries” powered by the sun, for our cars. Imagine the transformation in our cities, towns and roads.

At the same time, architects have to deal with seemingly constant code and regulations changes, the challenges of delivering projects well, and for some, the added challenge of running a business. There’s never enough time in the day. We will provide information, inspiration and resources for further learning at this roundtable discussion among local experts.

*Natural Gas: burning natural gas releases gases into the air, mainly carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide. Additionally, the destructive side effects of natural gas occur before it even makes it to the pipes that carry it to users; it’s in the most commonly used and economical method of extracting natural gas, known as “fracking.”

Learning Objectives:

After completing this program, attendees will…

  1. Learn about going electric and how it relates to California 2030, Architecture 2030 and carbon neutrality.
  2. Be able to list at least three reasons to go electric and how to get started.
  3. Learn about the associated costs (construction and soft costs) and which experts might be involved during design and construction.
  4. Identify the role of Solar PV (private and community) in going electric.

Micro-Retail and Principles for Instant Placemaking

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
5:30-7:30pm
Free AIA Members / $10 Guests
Click here to register.

1.5 CES LUs

David Baker Architects and DDG are known for innovative city-making. Join us as principals David Baker, FAIA and Craig Hamburg discuss placemaking via micro-retail from conception to financing, design and realization.

Discover How IdeateApps Can Increase Your Revit Productivity and Efficiency

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
11:30am-1pm
Free and open to all. Lunch provided by Ideate.
Click here to register.

1.5 CES LUs

IdeateApps is a collection of eight tools that can dramatically increase your Revit productivity and efficiency. In this presentation, we will quickly summarize and show how each tool can streamline your Revit workflows, and increase your Revit productivity. Increasing your productivity has never been this much fun!

About the Presenter:

Richard W. Taylor, Associate AIA – Technical Evangelist, Ideate Software
Richard Taylor has over 25 years of experience working for companies that develop architectural and engineering software solutions such as Intergraph, Bentley, and Autodesk. He has over 15 years of Revit experience, and was part of the original development of Revit while at Revit Technology Corporation. He worked 12 years at Autodesk where he presented, taught, and worked to improve features in Revit. Richard holds both a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies and Masters of Architecture from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Richard is currently a Technical Evangelist for Ideate Software Solutions and continues to work with AEC clients worldwide, developing, and consulting on BIM solutions. In his spare time, he is active in his local community and is an elected member of the local Planning Board where he evaluates new developments, regional planning, and design criteria.

Learning Objectives:

From this presentation, attendees will…

  1. Learn about the eight tools to  increase Revit productivity
  2. Understand how these tools create efficiency
  3. Gain insight on how each tool can streamline Revit workflows
  4. Increase Revit productivity.

New Parking Policies and Housing Opportunities

A Small Firm Forum Program

Thursday, September 7, 2017
Noon-1:30pm
Free AIA members / $3 guests
Brown-bag lunch (BYO lunch)

1.5 CES

Throughout the East Bay, City Councils are approving sharp reductions to residential parking requirements, which advocates say make it less expensive to develop housing and transforms the urban realm to be more pedestrian oriented and walkable.  The changes reduce the amount of parking required for residential and commercial buildings throughout the area, with the largest reductions concentrated in areas closest to major transit hubs, such as downtown Oakland or at BART stations. In those areas, the new regulations reduce the required parking to zero and instead set a cap on the maximum amount of parking allowed. This session explores embracing new mobility, new parking regulations and the positive impacts they are having on market rate residential and affordable housing development opportunities in the East Bay.

About the Presenter:

Steve Line is a Director at VIA Architecture in Oakland.  He is interested in the applicability of transit-oriented development (TOD) principles for aligning urban development with housing affordability and more sustainable and livable cities.

Learning Objectives

After completing this program, attendees will…

  1. Learn how changing parking regulations effect urban residential projects in the East Bay.
  2. Understand the principals of right sized parking and our ability to build more affordable housing.
  3. Understanding how new technology (e.g. smart parking) is creating new development opportunities.
  4. Become knowledgeable on what resources and strategies are available for developing innovative alternatives for on-site parking.