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Structural Systems Prep Seminar

Saturday, April 5 (10:00am – 5:00pm)
Saturday, April 12(10:00am – 5:00pm)

Classes start at 10am and *may* run to 5pm; some classes end prior to this.
12 CES LUs if you complete both sessions 

Price for complete seminar :
$73 for AIA East Bay Members
$104 for AIA Members of Other Chapters
$145 for non-members

Click here to register.

Just need one or two days? Please call the chapter office at 510/464-3600.

$10 additional fee for any registrations on the day-of the seminar. We cannot guarantee same-day space.

Taught by Larry Wong, SE

Studying for the ARE? The AIA East Bay can help! We offer ARE Prep Seminars for candidates preparing for the ARE. Classes are grouped so you can take the review session to identify and improve areas of weakness, and then take the exam before studying new topics.

AIA members and allied professionals bring their years of knowledge and experience to an informative review session for those familiar with the basic material covered in each section of the exam. At the end of each class students evaluate the course content and materials, as well as the presenter’s knowledge and presentation skills. This ensures the quality of the program is high from year to year.

Building Systems Prep Seminar

Saturday, April 26 (10:00am – 5:00pm)
Saturday, May 3(10:00am – 5:00pm)
Saturday, May 10 (10:00am -  5:00pm)
Classes start at 10am and *may* run to 5pm; some classes end prior to this.
18 CES LUs if you complete all three sessions

Price for complete seminar :
$111 for AIA East Bay Members & Employees of Member Firms
$165 for  AIA Members of Other Chapters
$222 for non-members

Click here to register.

Just need one or two days? Please call the chapter office at 510/464-3600.

$10 additional fee for any registrations on the day-of the seminar. We cannot guarantee same-day space.

Taught by Shweta Mhatre, Assoc. AIA.

Studying for the ARE? The AIA East Bay can help! We offer ARE Prep Seminars for candidates preparing for the ARE. Classes are grouped so you can take the review session to identify and improve areas of weakness, and then take the exam before studying new topics.

AIA members and allied professionals bring their years of knowledge and experience to an informative review session for those familiar with the basic material covered in each section of the exam. At the end of each class students evaluate the course content and materials, as well as the presenter’s knowledge and presentation skills. This ensures the quality of the program is high from year to year.

California Supplemental Exam

Saturday, June 29, 2013
10am-5pm

Cost:
AIA East Bay Member: $36.50
AIA Member of Another Chapter: $52.00
Non-member: $72.50

Click here to register

There’s no blackout period this year for the California Supplemental Exam (CSE). AIA East Bay offers a prep seminar to review all major areas covered in the CSE in a one-day session.

Instructor: Ed Mojica, AIA

 

ADA Day: April 19, 2013

**SOLD OUT** Friday, April 19, 2013
8:30am-2:45pm
ADA Day: Accessibility for California Architects
Presenter: Craig Williams, CASp
Location:
AIA East Bay, 1405 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612
Cost: $100 AIA Members / $140 non-members
Includes coffee, fruit and lunch

SOLD OUT

This 5-hour presentation will complete all California required ADA/Accessibility hours for architects’ 2013 licensure renewal.

This course will cover the application of common ADA requirements for existing Title III “Public Accommodation” facilities.  The instructor will cover the most commonly litigated access issues in California.  The course is designed for Architects, Engineers, building professionals, CASp’s and Code officials who are conducting accessibility site evaluations, preparing designs, performing plan reviews and construction field verification at existing buildings.

The goal of this program is to highlight and feature those areas common to most buildings, facilities and sites.  In addition, the training will also touch on common errors, omissions and assumptions that lead to confusion, redesign, project delays, change orders and cost overruns. We will discuss how to avoid errors and omissions, substandard construction and the exposure to complaints and legal action that can arise from non-compliance and deficiencies in accessibility.

The presenter will emphasize the specific technical provisions of the new 2010 ADA Standards and point out areas where it differs from the old guidelines. We will also be introduced to the anticipated changes in the 2013 California Building Code.

This course will focus on California accessibility and Federal ADA requirements pertaining to existing buildings. The material is presented in three parts, combining an overview of up-to-date regulatory requirements with hands-on activities. The presentation will follow an outline similar to the following, with the addition of a section on Universal Design and Multi-Family Housing:

Part I: General Code Framework for Working with Existing Buildings

Understanding and properly applying California code and Federal standards as they relate to existing buildings

Important definitions relevant to existing building accessibility

Triggering elements: Additions, alterations, repairs, change of use and occupancy

Accessibility Compliance Strategies – practical applications

Part II: Common Accessibility Requirements That Arise in Existing Buildings

Overview and application of 2010 CBC and the 2010 ADA technical requirements pertaining to parking, exterior paths of travel, interior paths of travel, stairs, elevators, restrooms, drinking fountains and signage

Tools and effective techniques in properly applying state and federal design standards

Part III: Practicum and Discussion

Identifying and solving common practice problems stemming from deficiencies in access compliance

Reasonability and the imperfect world

Navigating the permit process efficiently – avoiding common pitfalls

Strategies and practical methods to consider in practice

Standard of Care, QA/QC and verification

Changing Landscape – Code cycles – 2010 ADA Standards & 2013 CBC

2013 California Building Code and NEW Chapter 11B Public Accommodations

February 6, 2013
5:30pm
to approximately 8:30pm (including reception)
Cost: $16 Chapter members and employees of chapter member firms; $30 guests

Click here for more details and to register.

The first monthly program of the year is postponed a week (to February 6) so we can present a panel of code experts to talk about the 2013 California Building Code and NEW Chapter 11B Public Accommodations.

Kerwin Lee, AIA, Steven Winkel, FAIA and Erick Mikiten, AIA present the 2013 California Building Code and the NEW 2013 California Building Code’s Chapter 11B for disabled access for public accommodations. This program is followed by a wine & cheese networking reception.

1.5 CES/HSW LUs (1 MCE hour).

 

ADA Day: Accessibility for California Architects

Friday, January 18, 2013
8:30am-3pm (coffee & fruit available from 8-8:30am)
ADA Day: Accessibility for California Architects
Presenter: Craig Williams, CASp
Location:
AIA East Bay, 1405 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612
Cost: $100 AIA Members / $140 non-members
Includes coffee, fruit and lunch

Click here to register.  REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 5pm Wednesday January 16.

This 5-hour presentation will complete all California required ADA/Accessibility hours for architects’ 2013 licensure renewal.

This course will cover the application of common ADA requirements for existing Title III “Public Accommodation” facilities.  The instructor will cover the most commonly litigated access issues in California.  The course is designed for Architects, Engineers, building professionals, CASp’s and Code officials who are conducting accessibility site evaluations, preparing designs, performing plan reviews and construction field verification at existing buildings.

The goal of this program is to highlight and feature those areas common to most buildings, facilities and sites.  In addition, the training will also touch on common errors, omissions and assumptions that lead to confusion, redesign, project delays, change orders and cost overruns. We will discuss how to avoid errors and omissions, substandard construction and the exposure to complaints and legal action that can arise from non-compliance and deficiencies in accessibility.

The presenter will emphasize the specific technical provisions of the new 2010 ADA Standards and point out areas where it differs from the old guidelines. We will also be introduced to the anticipated changes in the 2013 California Building Code.

This course will focus on California accessibility and Federal ADA requirements pertaining to existing buildings. The material is presented in three parts, combining an overview of up-to-date regulatory requirements with hands-on activities. The presentation will follow an outline similar to the following, with the addition of a section on Universal Design:

Part I: General Code Framework for Working with Existing Buildings

Understanding and properly applying California code and Federal standards as they relate to existing buildings

Important definitions relevant to existing building accessibility

Triggering elements: Additions, alterations, repairs, change of use and occupancy

Accessibility Compliance Strategies – practical applications

Part II: Common Accessibility Requirements That Arise in Existing Buildings

Overview and application of 2010 CBC and the 2010 ADA technical requirements pertaining to parking, exterior paths of travel, interior paths of travel, stairs, elevators, restrooms, drinking fountains and signage

Tools and effective techniques in properly applying state and federal design standards

Part III: Practicum and Discussion

Identifying and solving common practice problems stemming from deficiencies in access compliance

Reasonability and the imperfect world

Navigating the permit process efficiently – avoiding common pitfalls

Strategies and practical methods to consider in practice

Standard of Care, QA/QC and verification

Changing Landscape – Code cycles – 2010 ADA Standards & 2013 CBC

ADA Day: November 29, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012
8:30am – 2:45pm
AIA East Bay
1405 Clay Street, Oakland

Check-in and coffee from 8-8:30am. Program begins at 8:30.

Cost: $95 AIA Members; $135 Non-members before November 1st.
Price increases $5 after November 1st.

Click here to register.

Presenter: Craig Williams
This 5-hour presentation will complete all California required ADA/Accessibility hours for architects’ 2013 licensure renewal.

This course will cover the application of common ADA requirements for existing Title III “Public Accommodation” facilities.  The instructor will cover the most commonly litigated access issues in California.  The course is designed for Architects, Engineers, building professionals, CASp’s and Code officials who are conducting accessibility site evaluations, preparing designs, performing plan reviews and construction field verification at existing buildings.

The goal of this program is to highlight and feature those areas common to most buildings, facilities and sites.  In addition, the training will also touch on common errors, omissions and assumptions that lead to confusion, redesign, project delays, change orders and cost overruns. We will discuss how to avoid errors and omissions, substandard construction and the exposure to complaints and legal action that can arise from non-compliance and deficiencies in accessibility.

The presenter will emphasize the specific technical provisions of the new 2010 ADA Standards and point out areas where it differs from the old guidelines. We will also be introduced to the anticipated changes in the 2013 California Building Code.

This course will focus on California accessibility and Federal ADA requirements pertaining to existing buildings. The material is presented in three parts, combining an overview of up-to-date regulatory requirements with hands-on activities:

Part I: General Code Framework for Working with Existing Buildings
Understanding and properly applying California code and Federal standards as they relate to existing buildings
Important definitions relevant to existing building accessibility
Triggering elements: Additions, alterations, repairs, change of use and occupancy
Accessibility Compliance Strategies – practical applications

Part II: Common Accessibility Requirements That Arise in Existing Buildings
Overview and application of 2010 CBC and the 2010 ADA technical requirements pertaining to parking, exterior paths of travel, interior paths of travel, stairs, elevators, restrooms, drinking fountains and signage
Tools and effective techniques in properly applying state and federal design standards

Part III: Practicum and Discussion
Identifying and solving common practice problems stemming from deficiencies in access compliance
Reasonability and the imperfect world
Navigating the permit process efficiently – avoiding common pitfalls
Strategies and practical methods to consider in practice
Standard of Care, QA/QC and verification
Changing Landscape – Code cycles – 2010 ADA Standards & 2013 CBC

Click here to register.

5 CES/HSW/MCE Lus

ADA Day

Friday, August 24, 2012
8:00am – 3:30pm
AIA East Bay
1405 Clay Street, Oakland

Registration and coffee from 8-8:30am. Program begins at 8:30.

Cost: $95 AIA Members; $135 Non-members

Click here to register.

Presenter: Craig Williams
This 5-hour presentation will complete all California required ADA/Accessibility hours for architects’ 2013 licensure renewal.

This course will cover the application of common ADA requirements for existing Title III “Public Accommodation” facilities.  The instructor will cover the most commonly litigated access issues in California.  The course is designed for Architects, Engineers, building professionals, CASp’s and Code officials who are conducting accessibility site evaluations, preparing designs, performing plan reviews and construction field verification at existing buildings.

The goal of this program is to highlight and feature those areas common to most buildings, facilities and sites.  In addition, the training will also touch on common errors, omissions and assumptions that lead to confusion, redesign, project delays, change orders and cost overruns. We will discuss how to avoid errors and omissions, substandard construction and the exposure to complaints and legal action that can arise from non-compliance and deficiencies in accessibility.

The presenter will emphasize the specific technical provisions of the new 2010 ADA Standards and point out areas where it differs from the old guidelines. We will also be introduced to the anticipated changes in the 2013 California Building Code.

This course will focus on California accessibility and Federal ADA requirements pertaining to existing buildings. The material is presented in three parts, combining an overview of up-to-date regulatory requirements with hands-on activities:

Part I: General Code Framework for Working with Existing Buildings
Understanding and properly applying California code and Federal standards as they relate to existing buildings
Important definitions relevant to existing building accessibility
Triggering elements: Additions, alterations, repairs, change of use and occupancy
Accessibility Compliance Strategies – practical applications

Part II: Common Accessibility Requirements That Arise in Existing Buildings
Overview and application of 2010 CBC and the 2010 ADA technical requirements pertaining to parking, exterior paths of travel, interior paths of travel, stairs, elevators, restrooms, drinking fountains and signage
Tools and effective techniques in properly applying state and federal design standards

Part III: Practicum and Discussion
Identifying and solving common practice problems stemming from deficiencies in access compliance
Reasonability and the imperfect world
Navigating the permit process efficiently – avoiding common pitfalls
Strategies and practical methods to consider in practice
Standard of Care, QA/QC and verification
Changing Landscape – Code cycles – 2010 ADA Standards & 2013 CBC

Click here to register.

5 CES/HSW/MCE Lus

Upcoming Spring ARE Seminars

Studying for the ARE? The AIA East Bay can help! We offer ARE Prep Seminars for candidates preparing for the ARE. Classes are grouped so you can take the review session to identify and improve areas of weakness, and then take the exam before studying new topics.

AIA members and allied professionals bring their years of knowledge and experience to an informative review session for those familiar with the basic material covered in each section of the exam. At the end of each class students evaluate the course content and materials, as well as the presenter’s knowledge and presentation skills. This ensures the quality of the program is high from year to year.

Click on the program title for more information and to register.

April
Saturday 14: Programming, Planning, & Practice with Hafsa Burt, AIA (10:00am – 5:00pm) – 6 CES LUs

Saturday  21: CSE Lecture with Douglas Whiteaker, AIA (10:00am – 5:00pm) – 6 CES LUs

Saturday 28: Schematic Design with Jeremiah Tolbert, AIA (10:00am – 5:00pm) – 6 CES LUs

May
Saturday 5:  Structural Systems I with Larry Wong, SE (10:00am – 5:00pm) – 12 CES LUs*
Saturday 12: Structural Systems II with Larry Wong, SE (10:00am – 5:00pm)
Click here to register for complete seminar.
*Can only attend one or two of the days? Please call Rochelle Yearwood at 510/464-3600 x12.

Click here for the complete ARE Seminars schedule and additional information.

Seminar Prices (priced per day):
$36.50 for AIA East Bay Members
$52 for AIA Members of Other Chapters
$72.50 for non-members

Location:
All lecture sessions will be held in the chapter office or the auditorium of the Elihu Harris State Office Building, both at 1405 Clay Street.

Video: IDP & ARE–Weathering the Storm

Let’s face it; getting an architectural license is hard. There’s paperwork, bureaucracy, expenses, time–all in addition to studying and proving that you have the right stuff to be an architect.

On Tuesday, March 20th, the Emerging Professionals Group and the Young Architects Forum hosted a panel discussion on the licensure process.  This video highlights how seven recently licensed architects (and one soon to be) made it through the storm (relatively) unscathed.  These panelists answer questions regarding everything from study strategies and resources to logging IDP hours and the benefits of having a license.

The video is split into 4 parts.

Part 1:
Which test should I take first?
What study materials do you recommend?
Check out the video:

Part 2:
Where can I get help paying for the ARE?
How much time did you spend studying for each test?
What do you do if you fail (and things to be careful of so you don’t fail).
Check out the video:

Part 3:
Additional study tips and resources.
How long should it take for NCARB to get back to you? [in regards to submissions you make to them]
How do you determine the experience needed to begin testing?
What’s the deal with CIDP?
How can you earn IDP units if you are currently unemployed?
Check out the video:

Part 4:
How did you get all the different types of experience [required by IDP]?
Why should you get a license?
Check out the video:

The panelists include:

Jamie Brown, AIA
Gray Dougherty, AIA
Nate Dison, AIA
Deepika Padam, AIA
Bryan Rayburn, Assoc. AIA
Manan Shah, AIA
Jeremiah Tolbert, AIA
Phoebe Wong, AIA
Moderator: Mylanie Ventanilla, Assoc.AIA