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What Architects Need to Know: AIA Master Agreements and Task Orders

Does your design firm perform repeat or similar work for the same client or from a consultant? Would you like to manage risk and streamline the contract process for these projects? Geared towards architects, this webinar will provide an overview of the AIA Master Agreements and Task Orders and explain how they can be used to provide a wide array of select services over the course of several projects.

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PVC Roofing Materials – Performance, Construction, Functionality

This course will describe the many benefits of using a white reflective PVC roofing membrane for the benefit of saving energy and reducing the use of fossil fuels. The decision of which buildings to use PVC roofs will be discussed on how the uses tie into the building use to minimize occupant disruption.

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How to Choose the Right AIA Document for your Project

Join this free webinar as AIA Contract Documents Committee members, who are experienced design firm practitioners, review the various families of documents and examine how to select the appropriate Owner/Architect agreements to fit your project size and complexity. Presenters discuss their own projects as case studies during a panel discussion that includes the process of selecting, negotiating and drafting AIA contracts.

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AIA WS | June *VIRTUAL* Section Lunch

Mark R. LePage is the Partner in Charge of Operations at Fivecat Studio Architecture, a leading residential architecture firm located in Westchester County, New York. Mark and his wife, architect Annmarie McCarthy, launched Fivecat Studio in 1999 at the age of 29 with no money and no clients. Together they have grown the regional firm to a staff of six, managing projects worth more than $10 million. Mark is the founder of Entrepreneur Architect, this online education resource inspiring architects to build better businesses. He launched the blog in 2007 as a personal project to document ideas for business success. In 2012, Mark relaunched Entrepreneur Architect at EntreArchitect.com and introduced the The Entrepreneur Architect Podcast. Working to become an influential force in the profession, Mark’s mission is to teach sole proprietors, small firm architects and students the importance of business success in the profession of architecture.

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Important Changes to the AIA 2019 Construction Manager Documents

The ABA Forum, in conjunction with the AIA, has assembled an expert panel to lift up the curtain and explore some of the key changes, the bases for the changes, and how they are being interpreted and applied in the industry, including the individuals who were integrally involved in drafting these documents. Whether you are a construction lawyer, consultant, or an industry practitioner, you won’t want to miss this important program for a summary of the key changes, from the perspective of project owners and construction managers.

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7 Deadly Construction Contract Clauses

Construction clauses that you believe to be benign, may actually jeopardize the financial well-being of your design firm, and the health, safety, and welfare of the public. It is imperative for design firms to have a thorough understanding of these “deadly clauses” and how to identify and correct faulty language in order to mitigate associated risks. Join us for a free webinar as presenters review construction contract clauses regarding instruments of service, right to withhold or offset fees, reliance on owner supplied information, coordination of owner’s consultants, limiting liability, compliance with civil rights legislation, and prevailing party clauses.

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AIA WS | *VIRTUAL* Lunch & Learn – RESCHEDULED

Learn about the latest trend in interior design: Biophilic Design, which is the incorporation of natural elements using design techniques to improve the environment, employee well-being and productivity. This presentation is more than just theory, it offers case studies and data that back up this type of design and shows how retail, commercial, school, health and hospital buildings and employees can benefit substantially by incorporating the principles of biophilic design. From water features, daylighting, acoustic treatments, sounds and natural imagery to analogs of nature and elevated visual planes, the techniques and materials to invoke them are available for the next generation of design.

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Fleece Membranes and Urethanes Adhesive

In this program the participants will learn about the physical characteristics of the different types of fleece backed single-ply membranes including; EPDM, TPO, PVC, and KEE HP, as well as gain an understanding of the benefits of the addition of fleece to the membrane. Benefits of two-part urethane adhesive will be discussed including; reducing VOC and adhesive order risks, product performance, the different methods of application, and packaging. We will review case studies on new construction, reroofing options, discuss the benefits to the building owner, as well as the sustainability and durability of this roofing assembly.

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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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