COVID-19

Business Planning & Management Basics for Small Firm Architects

Leading a design firm offers a variety of unique challenges and opportunities. An unpredictable business environment and quickening pace of change requires firm owners to adapt, but how can firm owners proactively prepare for growth in uncertain times? We will explore strategies for business planning and effective management within an environment of unpredictability, including case studies illustrating best practices.

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Aspire Online Learning

Master class on the latest specialty tax benefits and strategies in recent CARES Act of 2020-2021, Coronavirus Relief and Tax Extenders Bill that just renewed some important original Energy Policy Act incentives for the design of energy-efficient buildings and renewable energy.

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Aspire Online Learning: 2021 AIA $timulus Plan Update

Master class on the latest specialty tax benefits and strategies in recent CARES Act of 2020, Coronavirus Relief and Tax Extenders Bill that just renewed some important original Energy Policy Act incentives for the design of energy-efficient buildings and renewable energy.

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North Carolina Architects

Using the Online Service to Edit and Finalize Contracts

With an increase in stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19, going to the office to print, scan and sign your contracts may not be an option. Join AIA Contract Documents technical staff for an overview of best practices in using the online service to create, organize and distribute your contracts without leaving your home. By attending this free webinar, you will learn best practices in editing documents and organizing your projects in the AIA Contract Documents online service, including editing offline, avoiding common formatting issues, setting your preferences, working with project data, and more!

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Acoustics, Technology, and Lighting – The Impact of COVID-19

This session will review the impact COVID-19 will have on building design and systems as it relates to acoustics, technology, and lighting design. Acoustically, the workplace will require redesigning. The current high-density hoteling of workers will not be accepted in the future due to social distancing. This will impact office acoustics as well as noise levels within restaurants.

Over the last 3 months, the A/E industry has found that most of us can work from a laptop and if we have a high-speed connection, can work from home. We have been remotely doing that at client meetings and job sites for years. It is the actual production work that is more efficient on larger and multiple monitors that will create the challenge.

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