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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).

Designing Modern Wood Schools: A Guide for Architects and Structural Engineers

Thursday, October 26, 2017
9am-12:45pm
$20, Lunch Provided by Woodworks

Click here to register. Space is limited.

2 CES/HSW LUs

This course is intended for architects and structural engineers who are seeking a full system understanding of the unique design considerations associated with wood-frame schools. Architectural design and detailing topics specific to school performance criteria such as durability, fire and life safety, and allowable building size will be discussed. Schools space planning needs will be highlighted as will construction type selection and opportunities for wood use. Structural design steps, considerations, and detailing best practices related to gravity and lateral analysis of common school configurations such as classroom floor design and corridor wall framing will also be covered, along with options for wood-frame tall walls and long-span roofs in open areas such as gyms. With an emphasis on budget, this course will present designers with the information necessary to utilize wood framing as a cost savings tool.

Speaker: Janelle Leafblad, PE, Regional Director, WoodWorks

Napa ARE Bootcamp: PD&D

November 6, 2017-December 18, 2017
Locations in Napa TBA
6-8pm
$50 AIA Members and employees of chapter member firms/$75 Non-members
Click here to register

AIA East Bay’s ARE Bootcamp will provide a structured, rigorous study group for the Project Development & Documentation section of the ARE 5.0, with the goal of every person passing. Bootcamp meets Mondays in Napa (location TBD) beginning Monday, October 23 for eight weeks: 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11.

This Bootcamp is not a casual program, nor is it lecture format. Participants are required to sign up for the PD&D exam between December 19, 2017 – January 9, 2017.

Questions? Contact Sidney Sweeney at 510/464-3600 or sidney@aiaeb.org

 

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.

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.

ARE Bootcamp: CDS

Begins Monday, October 16, 2017
6-8pm
$50 AIA Members & Employees of Chapter Member Firms/ $75 Non-members
Click here to register. Limited space available

 

AIA East Bay’s ARE Bootcamp will provide a structured, rigorous study group for the Construction Documents & Services section of the ARE 4.0, with the goal of every person passing. Cost includes a set of Construction Documents & Services flashcards and access to study materials and knowledge experts.

Bootcamp meets Mondays at AIA East Bay beginning Monday, October 16 for eight weeks: 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4.

Participants must schedule to take the CDS section of the ARE between Tuesday, December 19, 2017 and Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Participants must provide proof of test registration to AIA East Bay by the third session of the Bootcamp (10/30). Please do not register if you cannot attend at least seven of the eight meetings.

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.

Lean Journeys in Architecture

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
5:30-7:30pm
Cost: Free. Event sponsored by Haley Aldrich.
Click here to register.

Four architects talk about their journeys in Lean to increase value and reduce waste in their work. Lean Construction techniques and processes come from the manufacturing world where a step saved is a dollar earned. Production system based on Lean values efficiency and productivity.

When these principles and practices are applied to an iterative process such as designing a building, they impact the way architects work and add value in their work.  Working in Lean is often described as a journey rather than a state. Four architects describe their respective Lean journeys and how their work has been impacted.

The Speakers:

John Long, AIA – Perkins + Will

Marianne O’Brien,  FAIA – SmithGroup JJR

Stephen Kieran, FAIA – Kieran Timberlake

Paul Davison, RIBA – Mark Cavagnero Associates