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2016 Energy Standards Overview

Friday, September 16, 2016 10am-3pm $25-$60; Prices vary, see below Click here to register 2-4 AIA CES/HSW LUs California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards are updated on an approximately three-year cycle, and the new standards take effect January 1, 2017. Representatives … Continue reading

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The Myth of our Code and the “One-Earthquake Building” Webinar

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Noon-1pm Free lunchtime webinar Click here to RSVP 1 HSW/LU CU Most of the general public and even many of us in the A/E world, subscribe to a huge misconception about the intent of our building … Continue reading

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Codes 101: Building Codes for Beginners

an Emerging Professionals Event Session One: Monday, May 18, 2015 (6-7:30pm) Session Two: Monday, June 15, 2015 (6-7:30pm) Price: Free AIA Members, Students & Employees of Chapter Member Firm/$10 Non-Members RSVP Required; light refreshments will be served. Please Click Here to RSVP Attendees … Continue reading

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Building Code Issues – Emergency Escape and Rescue Windows

Emergency Escape and Rescue Windows – Section 1029.1 of the CBC and Section R310 of the CRC (2013 Ed.) Kerwin says the concept and requirement for escape and rescue windows in residential occupancies have been in the code for a … Continue reading

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Codes: Fire Protected Openings

Kerwin says: Section 716.6 of the 2013 California Building Code (CBC) addresses the requirements for fire protected-rated glazed opening. The desire for to accommodate glazed opening within fire rated partitions has always been in the code, ever since the original … Continue reading

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Building Code Issues: Guards at Operable Windows

Guards at Operable Windows Sections 12013.1 and 8 By Steven R. Winkel, FAIA, CASp and Kerwin Lee, AIA, CASp Kerwin Says: The requirement for the application and use of guards, previously called guardrails, are seldom totally understood by designers and … Continue reading

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Building Code Issues: Earthquake Reminder

by Kerwin Lee, AIA and Steven Winkel, FAIA, CASp Kerwin Says: The earthquake on August 24th was just a reminder that we live in earthquake country. It has been about 25 years since Loma Prieta shook the Bay Area on … Continue reading

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Building Code Issues: The Code Needs to Make Way for Greener Buildings

Kerwin Says: We have our Green Building Code in California, which is unique to the world. To truly be green, other parts of the Building Code needs to change or at least be more flexible to allow greener methodology to really … Continue reading

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2013 Major California Building Code and Residential Code Changes

Thursday, May 8, 2014 Noon – 1:30PM Free Members $3 Non-members 1.5 HSW/CES LU’s The program will give an overview of the major changes to the newly adopted 2013 California Building Code and California Residential Codes. The program will focus … Continue reading

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Green Building Policies & Codes

Friday, March 22, 2013 Noon-1:30pm 1.5 CES Lus Free and open to all. Please rsvp to events@aiaeb.org for room setup. Green Building Policies & Codes Join the Forum on the Environment to demystify local green building policies and their impact on your … Continue reading

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