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Potomac Valley Architect - November 20, 2019 

Chapter News

Wheaton Regional Library and Community Recreation Center

LAST CALL FOR AIAPV’S ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

There’s still time to join us for AIAPV’s Annual Membership Meeting at the Wheaton Library and Community Recreation Center. We’ll be meeting in the Social Hall from 6:00 to 7:30 PM and then will tour the facility. Catch up with your colleagues, get the latest information on AIAPV’s activities, and earn 1.5 HSW credits! The Social Hall is located on the 2nd floor of the building. If you inquire at the Front Desk upon entering the building, personnel can direct you there.

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VOTING UNDERWAY ON ICC CODE CHANGES

Members of the International Code Council are eligible to vote on possible construction code changes from November 18 through December 5. The results will determine the changes to be incorporated into U.S. model construction codes, which will of course have an impact on building design.

AIA has developed a voter card of recommended positions on its high-priority issues. Of particular note, AIA and Architecture 2030 are sponsoring a Zero Code Renewable Energy Appendix (proposal CE264-19) as a voluntary appendix to the commercial energy code.

Please contact AIAPV Executive Director Sue Presti ([email protected]) if you are interested in reaching out to your ICC contacts or other relevant officials within Potomac Valley jurisdictions about the proposed changes and AIA’s priorities.



      

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For & About Members

JOIN OR RENEW FOR 2020 BY DECEMBER 31 AND ENTER A PRIZE DRAWING

Members who join, rejoin or renew early by December 31 may be eligible to be entered into a drawing for a prize. Visit aia.org for early renew and join/rejoin prizes and Terms and Conditions.

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CAD STUDENT ARCHITECTURE SHOWCASE

Wednesday, December 11
8:45 - 9:45 AM
| Frederick, MD

You are cordially invited to attend the 2019 Frederick County Career and Technology Center’s CAD Architecture Showcase. It will be held in the Spires Café, Frederick County Career and Technology Center. RSVP by December 6. For more information or questions, contact John Kriner, CAD Architecture and CAD Engineering Instructor, at 240-236-8536 (office) or 717-598-0349 (cell).

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BEST PRACTICE – NEGOTIATIONS

When it comes to negotiations, many design firms have a culture of avoiding confrontation. Shifting our perceptions, however, can help us change that: We can learn to define our interests, understand the other parties' interests, and — with good preparation techniques — conduct a mutually successful negotiation.

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BRILLIANT BRAZIL – 2020 ARCHITECTURAL TOUR

See why Brazil was named the World Capital of Architecture for 2020 by UNESCO and the International Union of Architects. With Architectural Adventures, experience Brazil's incredibly influential Modernist architecture and culture in the country's capital city of Brasília and the exciting city of Rio de Janeiro. Earn 19 LUs.

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IN-PERSON AIA CONTRACT DOCUMENTS TRAINING

Friday, December 6
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Washington, DC

Whether you are a new customer or want to sharpen your skills, come to DC on December 6 for an in-person, full-day training. Learn from an expert panel of AIA Contract Documents staff on how to get the most from the online service and learn about newly released documents. Earn 5 AIA LUs. 

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PREVIEW NEW AIA CONSTRUCTION MANAGER AS ADVISER DOCUMENTS

Tuesday, December 3
3:00 - 4:00 PM | Webinar
 

Join a free webinar to explore the newly revised 2019 AIA Construction Manager as Adviser (CMa) documents. Learn about the contractual relationships set forth in these agreements and how to properly allocate risks and responsibilities to benefit all project participants, building inhabitants and the general public. Earn 1 LU.

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AIA Sustainability Resources


Marin Country Day School Learning Resource Center and Courtyard by EHDD is a 2013 COTE Top Ten recipient.

COTE TOP TEN TOOLKIT

The COTE Top Ten Toolkit is a resource, accessible to all architects, that closes the information gap to designing high-performing, equitable, beautiful buildings. The Toolkit provides high-impact strategies, resources, and more for each of its 10 measures, which are also used to select the COTE Top Ten Award recipients.


MATERIALS MATTER ONLINE SERIES

The AIAU Materials Matter Certificate Program is a 5-course online series that works to untangle the complexities of material selection through materials transparency. It covers the different types of impacts on projects, people and the environment to enable architects to make better product decisions.


MODULAR AND OFF-SITE CONSTRUCTION GUIDE

Modular design can contribute significantly to the environmental sustainability of your projects, including reducing waste and operational energy use. The AIA Modular and Off-Site Construction Guide provides an in-detail explanation of the modular approach. Along with the opportunities and pitfalls designers should be wary of, there are case studies throughout the document that exemplify the concepts explained in the document.


ARCHITECT’S GUIDE TO INTEGRATING BUILDING PERFORMANCE SIMULATION IN THE DESIGN PROCESS

The decisions you and your team make early in the design process have a massive impact on the performance of your building. The Architects Guide to Building Performance helps you integrate building performance simulation into your design process, including decision-making early during the design process, how to work with the ASHRAE Standard 209, common questions and approaches for different simulations, and case studies that exemplify best practices.


RENOVATE, RETROFIT, REUSE – UNCOVERING THE HIDDEN VALUE IN AMERICA’S EXISTING BUILDING STOCK

With more than 90 percent of 2025’s building stock already standing, improving these buildings becomes a great opportunity for architects to make an impact. The AIA’s Renovate, Retrofit, and Reuse guide illustrates how architects can strengthen local economies, promote cultural resilience and curtail greenhouse gas emissions through energy-efficient retrofits.


LEVERAGING ENERGY TRANSPARENCY

An increasing number of cities are moving beyond energy transparency, mandating that highly inefficient existing buildings undergo detailed audits and upgrades to reduce their energy use. The Leveraging Energy Transparency brief discusses the movement towards energy transparency across the country and what it can mean for your practice!

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Education & Events

THE FUTURE OF ZONING REFORM IN MARYLAND

Wednesday, November 20
1:00 - 4:00 PM
| College Park, MD

Join the National Center for Smart Growth alongside stakeholders, academics, students, advocates, and state and local employees and officials in the Margaret Brent Conference Room at University of Maryland's Stamp Student Union to discuss the future of zoning reform in Maryland.

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ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING, RECEPTION AND TOUR OF WHEATON LIBRARY AND COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTER

Wednesday, November 20
6:00 - 9:00 PM
| Silver Spring, MD

Join the Board of Directors of the AIA Potomac Valley chapter for our chapter’s Annual Membership Meeting and Reception, followed by a tour of the Wheaton Library and Community Recreation Center. This is a free event for members of the AIA Potomac Valley Chapter; members of other AIA chapters and nonmembers are welcome to purchase tickets.

6:00 - 6:30 PM  Networking Reception

6:30 - 7:30 PM  Annual Membership Meeting

7:30 - 9:00 PM  Wheaton Library and Community Recreation Center Tour (conducted by lead designer Antonio Rebelo, AIA, of Grimm + Parker Architects) — Earn 1.5 LU/HSW

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UNDERSTANDING high pressure laminate (HPL) AND THE BENEFITS OF RAINSCREEN APPLICATIONS

Wednesday, November 27
12:00 - 1:00 PM
| Webinar

This course will cover the principles of back-ventilated rainscreen cladding, the benefits of using HPL façade panels as part of a building envelope, how to identify HPL façade panels based on the manufacturing process and by product performance, and the proper design and construction of rainscreen assemblies.

1 LU/HSW

AIAPV has partnered with Torti Gallas + Partners to offer a limited number of slots for live-webinar online-access of the firm's Lunch & Learn CEU events on the last Wednesday of each month. 

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SYSTEMS APPROACH TO ADVANCED GLAZED STRUCTURES

Tuesday, December 3
12:00 - 1:00 PM
| Webinar

The course will cover integrated glass and steel specialty systems, new technologies in advanced steel fabrication, ETFE for higher transparency and cost efficiency, and the evolution of structural glass systems.

1 LU

AIAPV has partnered with Grimm + Parker Architects to offer a limited number of slots for live-webinar online-access of the firm's Lunch & Learn CEU events on the first Tuesday of each month.

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25th Annual Review of Legal Decisions Affecting Architects and Engineers 

Thursday, December 5
1:00 - 5:00 PM
| Washington, DC

James F. Lee, Jr. and Jonathan C. Shoemaker look forward to presenting this annual seminar, reviewing legal decisions from across the country affecting Architects and Engineers and identifying “lessons learned” from those cases. Jim and Jonathan will review the legal challenges encountered by design professionals this year to provide practical “lessons learned” that may be applied to your daily practice. A reception to revive your spirits will follow a review of the trials and tribulations of your peers in 2019.

3.5 LU/HSW

Lee/Shoemaker PLLC is an Allied Member of AIA Potomac Valley

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CAPITAL AREA CRAN HOLIDAY PARTY!

Thursday, December 5
6:00 - 8:00 PM
| Tyson's Corner, VA

Join the Tri-Chapter Capital Area CRAN Committee for its annual holiday party to celebrate and network! The party will be held at Pella Windows’ new showroom. Food and beverages will be provided. Free and open to the public.

This event is generously sponsored by Pella — an AIAPV Annual Partner — in addition to Home&Design Magazine and Hoachlander Davis Photography. 

       

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ARCHITECTURAL POWDER COATING

Wednesday, December 18
12:00 - 1:00 PM
| Webinar

In this presentation, we will explain what is a powder coating, review its history, discuss the ingredients in powder-coating powder, address the application of powder-coating paint, and highlight the features and benefits of a powder-coated finish. We will talk at length about the differences between powder-coating and liquid finishes. AAMA paint specifications and environmental impact will also be discussed.

1 LU/HSW

AIAPV has partnered with Torti Gallas + Partners to offer a limited number of slots for live-webinar online-access of the firm's Lunch & Learn CEU events on the last Wednesday of each month. (This webinar will be held one week early due to the holidays.)

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Check our Calendar for more events. Visit our Job Board for recently posted local openings and visit the AIA Career Center for nationwide listings.

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Submission Deadlines

2020 CRIT Scholar Research Grant Program

Deadline – December 1, 2019

The AIAS announces its third year of the CRIT Scholar program in partnership with the AIA. Through CRIT Scholar, students passionate about architectural research may be awarded $1,000 towards their research and personally matched with an architect advisor who specializes in their topic area. Applicants do not need to have a completed project in order to apply and proposals in various stages of research will be reviewed. Those interested in applying must be an active AIAS member.

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Job Board

Architect/Designer
Nov. 6, 2019

Bowie Gridley Architects

Bowie Gridley Architects (BGA) is seeking Architect / Designers with strong design and visualization...

Project Architect
Nov. 6, 2019

Bowie Gridley Architects

Bowie Gridley Architects (BGA) is seeking a Project Architect to serve as project team leader. This ...

Construction Administrator
Nov. 6, 2019

Bowie Gridley Architects

Bowie Gridley Architects (BGA) is currently seeking a Construction Administrator with 8+ years’...

Interior Designer/Kitchen & Bathroom Specialist
Oct. 21, 2019

Landis Architects/Builders

Interior Designer Landis Architects/Builders is looking for a talented Interior Designer who is rea...

Project Designer/Architect
Oct. 21, 2019

Landis Architects/Builders

Project Designer/Architect Landis Architects/Builders is looking for a talented architect who is re...

Construction Administration Project Architect
Sep. 27, 2019

Mushinsky Voelzke Associates CHTD / MV+A

MV+A Architects is seeking a qualified licensed architect or construction professional to focus on C...

Project Architect
Sep. 27, 2019

Mushinsky Voelzke Associates CHTD / MV+A

MV+A Architects has an opportunity for a talented Project Architect to join our team. The Project Ar...

 

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Pella Windows and Doors Opens New Showroom in Tysons

Pella Windows and Doors has a new location in Tysons (8150 Leesburg Pike) that includes an interactive showroom. The store celebrated the new store with a ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 6.

11/11/2019 | [email protected] 

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Inter-lux Announces New and Improved Whitegoods Lightmeter App

Inter-lux has unveiled an updated and improved version of the original Whitegoods Lightmeter app created by lighting designers specifically for designers and architects.

11/01/2019 | [email protected] 

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Small Practice Group: AIA Potomac Valley’s Longest-Running Committee

Learn all about the Small Practice Group and the multiple benefits of gathering with other local small-practice architects who share in many of the same small practice issues and concerns.

10/01/2019 | [email protected] 

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