Advance registration for educational events is strongly recommended. For events with limited capacity, as indicated by an asterisk (*), preference will be given to AIA Chicago members.
Questions: call 312/670-7770.
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Tuesday / November 27, 2018 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
A discussion of the physics and nature of sound, as they relate to architectural acoustics in general and senior living buildings, specifically. This course will share details and use examples to cover design criteria, such as NRC, CAC, STC and IIC factors of sound control, for the specification of building materials and systems.
Our speakers are from USG: architectural services representative Stacy Craig and senior acoustics researcher Andrew Schmidt.
- Discuss the physics of sound and acoustical terminology
- Recognize noise control measurements and their meanings
- Identify acoustical issues in senior living buildings and their different areas
- Locate guidelines specific to noise control, as they relate to healthcare environments
Bring your lunch; beverages provided. This presentation is approved for AIA and GBCI continuing education credit.
Design for Aging KC
Non Member Price
Thursday / November 29, 2018 / 12:00 PM - 1:40 PM
In this competitive marketplace, architects and design professionals must handle legal issues in highly complex projects, with often truncated fast-paced construction schedules, while balancing various project participants and, of course, the client-owner. How can architects play a lead role in communicating the project’s legal framework in order to help achieve this delicate balance?
Architects must also be proactive in using best practices during the all-important contracting phase to head off challenges presented by continuous changes to both the design and the schedule. How can architects develop legal agreements with owners and other project participants that will help avoid potentially significant consequences, if not liability, when things go wrong?
This presentation will discuss the "pain points" in the collaborative construction process and how architects can learn to deploy best practices to address them by engaging all parties in the early project framing stage. We will present and discuss an overview of techniques – from using AIA Forms and modifications to present clear contractual terms that appropriately allocate risk and responsibility across the project teams to learning how to handle issues, problems, and claims when they arise during a project (or long after the project is over).
- Learning Objective 1: Upon completion, participants will be able to distinguish between a “good” contract that can set expectations with the owner, properly define scopes of work, and appropriately allocate responsibility among the project team, as compared to a “bad” contract that will inevitably doom a project at its inception.
- Learning Objective 2: Upon completion, participants will be able to identify, evaluate and proactively take actions with respect to the architect’s project obligations that can help prevent or mitigate the various legal risks that can arise during the construction phase of a project.
- Learning Objective 3: Upon completion, participants will learn how to strategically develop dispute resolution terms and be able to utilize proven dispute resolution methodologies to help manage and resolve construction claims and disputes without the need for protracted litigation.
- Learning Objective 4: Participants will learn about the most important issues to address to help keep all parties on track when schedules and budgets are pressed. Participants will learn what to do, however, when things go wrong, with respect to preparing, prosecuting, or defending claims for delay, defects, extra work, cost overruns, nonperformance, default, interference and acceleration. Participants will also learn about trends in the insurer’s role in construction disputes.
Bring your lunch; beverages and dessert provided.
Speaker: Daniel Dorfman is chair of the Construction Law Practice at Fox Swibel in Chicago. With over a decade of experience in the construction industry, Daniel has handled construction matters exceeding $1 billion in project value for some of the most recognizable projects in the country. He represents local and national owners/developers, design and construction professionals, both on the front end in drafting and negotiating complex construction agreements and on the back end in commercial construction disputes. In addition, Daniel represents policyholders, both within and outside of the construction industry, in insurance coverage disputes.
Practice Management KC
Non Member Price
Tuesday / December 04, 2018 / 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Show off your cookie construction skills at our 2018 Gingerbread Architecture Competition!
Assemble your team of friends and show off your construction skills at our 2018 Gingerbread Architecture Competition!
We’ll supply materials and refreshments, you can just show up and create your dream home (feel free to bring more supplies if you want, but everything must be edible). You’ll have two hours to realize your confectionery architectural masterpiece. No experience with graham cracker construction? No problem. Unfamiliar construction technology has never stopped architects before!
Prizes will be awarded for the top two structures. All proceeds support Glessner House, Henry Hobson Richardson’s masterpiece of urban residential design.
Advanced registration is required. Snacks and adult beverages are provided and tours of Glessner House will be available.
$10 per person
$8 for members of Glessner House and AIA Chicago
Registration deadline is November 30, 2018
Glessner House Museum and AIA Chicago
Non Member Price
Wednesday / December 05, 2018 / 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Join your colleagues in the architecture & design community at AIA Chicago's 2018 Annual Meeting & Holiday Party. We will welcome our newly elected 2019 Board of Directors, honor our 25-year and 50-year members, and recognize Chicago's newly licensed young architects.
Event highlights include the presentation of the Chicago Awards in Architecture (student projects), Distinguished Service Awards, and our two Professional Excellence Awards - Firm of the Year and Dubin Family Young Architect.
6:00-6:30 - Program & Awards
6:30-8:30 - Reception
Special congratulations to
HARTSHORNE PLUNKARD ARCHITECTURE
2018 Firm of the Year
MATTHEW MCGRANE, AIA
2018 Dubin Family Young Architect
2018 Distinguished Service Award Recipients
Cost of admission includes cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. All proceeds from the event go towards funding AIA Chicago's numerous professional events and outreach initiatives.
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Non Member Price