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2017 Member Appreciation Party & Annual Business Meeting

Thursday, December 14, 2017
5:30-8pm
Free AIA member and employees of chapter member firms / $38 guests
Location: Makers Common, 1954 University Ave, Berkeley

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AIA East Bay Members, sponsors and welcome guests gather at Maker Common in Berkeley for our annual Member Appreciation Party and Annual Business Meeting. We’ll have heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer and soft drinks–and a celebration of you, our members! Selected beer and wine is hosted, additional no-host options are available.

Vectorworks v2018: New Features and Improvements

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
6-8pm
Free and open to all.
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At this meeting we will discuss and demonstrate the most significant new features of Vectorworks 2018 – the user interface changes and the enhancements that speed productivity and BIM creation and exchange.

About the Presenters:

Peter Thayer – Architect, OAG Architects Inc., Benicia, CA.

Peter has been using Vectorworks/MiniCAD software for over 15 years, providing residential architectural services with his firm in Benicia.

Paul Majka – Principal, Paul Majka Architect Inc., San Francisco, CA

Paul is a seasoned professional in Architecture with about ten years of experience with Vectorworks, and is currently running an architectural practice in San Francisco.

Learning Objectives:

  1. See how to use multiple and floating view panes to see 3D “models” from multiple angles, and design and document sheet layers simultaneously.
  2. Learn about the new features to control parametric object parameters through styles.
  3. See how enhancements to editing of site models, walls, roofs, “live” sections and elevations can be used to increase productivity.
  4. Understand the interface changes for document sheet layouts and publications, and worksheet data.

Are you new and interested in attending?
Send an email to the user group leaders Paul Majka vwx@paulmajka.com or Peter Thayer pthayer@oagarchitects.com.

COTE Happy Hour

Thursday, November 16, 2017
6pm
Free and open to all. RSVP to events@aiaeb.org.

All are welcome at this 2017 Committee on the Environment meeting. We’ll review results from a recent member survey focused on embodied carbon, discuss what we learned from last month’s COTE, and more!

Post-Disaster Safety Assessment Training

Friday, January 12, 2018
9am-5pm
$62 AIA Members; $75 Non-members
Includes lunch and all training materials
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6 AIA CES/HSW LUs

Please register by 5pm Friday, January 5, 2018.

Become a registered Safety Assessment Evaluator and be prepared to help local governments perform accurate facility-safety assessments in the aftermath of a disaster.
AIA East Bay and the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), will present an all-day training program available to licensed architects, registered engineers, or certified building officials and inspectors.

This full-day training will provide guidelines and procedures for making post-disaster building safety evaluations. The purpose of these evaluations is to determine whether damaged or potentially-damaged buildings are safe for use or if entry should be restricted or prohibited.

This training provides procedures for two different levels of safety evaluation and advice on evaluating structural, geotechnical and nonstructural hazards:

  • Where to look for damage.
  • How to rate the safety significance of damage.

About the speaker:
Statewide Safety Assessment Program Coordinator Jason Spotts is a civil engineer with over 15 years of experience.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this full day training, you will:1) Become proficient in California’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) Safety Assessment Program (SAP)

2) Become registered to assist jurisdictions across California and the nation with accurate evaluation of facilities, buildings, and infrastructures in the aftermath of a disastrous event

3) Qualified individuals will earn a State-issued OES badge (in addition to 6 AIA/ CES HSW LUs)

From Cal OES: “The Safety Assessment Program utilizes volunteers and mutual aid resources to provide professional engineers and architects and certified building inspectors to assist local governments in safety evaluation of their built environment in an aftermath of a disaster. The program is managed by Cal OES with cooperation from professional organizations. SAP produces two resources, SAP Evaluators, described above, and SAP Coordinators, which are local government representatives that coordinate the program. Cal OES issues registration ID cards to all SAP Evaluators that have successfully completed the program requirements.”

 

Design Forecast: Technology Practice Area

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
5:30-7:30pm
Early registration (before November 6): Free AIA Members and employees of chapter member firms / $10 Guests
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1.5 CES LUs

Douglas Wittnebel, AIA takes a look into trends in the world of technology and workplace at this evening program. We’ll discuss:

– Where is tech workplace design going?

– What would a tech workplace ecosystem look like?

– How does health and wellness tie into tech?

How to Get Paid on Time

Thursday, November 2, 2017
Noon-1:30pm
Free AIA Members / $3 Guests
BYO Lunch (brown-bag lunch)

1.5 CES LUs

SFF Host: Deborah Lane, Architect

This Small Firms Forum is dedicated to billing, from contract negotiation to receiving payment:  What works and what doesn’t work. Topics include:

How do you decide what and how much to bill (your contract fee for service)?:

  1. Do you bill by the hour, by the job or both?
  2. How do you determine the amount of time a job will take? Does the time you thought you’d spend increase or decrease?
  3. Do you collect additional fees if the job takes more time than you anticipated?
  4. What kind of clauses do you have in your contract for unanticipated changes in work such as increased building permit submittal requirements etc.?

What system(s) do you use to bill?

  1. Are there specific times of the month or specific intervals that work best?
  2. How close after billing do you require payment?

Do you get paid on time?

  1. How soon after billing do you required payment?
  2. If a client doesn’t pay on time, what steps do you take.

If you have no issues with charging clients and getting paid on time, please come and let the rest of us in on your secrets! Please Note: All should be mindful that AIA is restrained by court decision, from discussing specific hourly rates or percentages.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this program, attendees will…

  1. Learn how other architects weigh the benefits of hourly vs. fixed fee contracts.
  2. Learn techniques to manage additions to the work which are outside of the original scope.
  3. Develop a perspective on the range of billing intervals used by small firm architects.
  4. Learn some of the ways late or refused payments can be managed.

 

Rain Screen Wall Systems

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
11am-1pm

Free and open to all. Space is limited.
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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
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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).