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NEWS AND UPDATES – DISASTER ASSISTANCE TRAINING HELD AT NJIT

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NEWS AND UPDATES – DISASTER ASSISTANCE TRAINING HELD AT NJIT
by: Laurence E. Parisi, AIA – Regional Disaster Assistance Coordinator.

Two individual AIA-NJ training sessions were held on April 1st and 2nd. The first session was for Architects with prior Disaster Assistance Training to become certified as Trainers, to enable them to train and qualify new Volunteers in Safety Assessment. The second day [pictured above] was held to train architects and engineers in volunteer disaster recovery assistance. Promulgated by AIA-NJ President Justin A Mihalik, AIA, the two day sessions were a tremendous success.

April 1, 2016 was no fool’s day for the11 members of the AIA-NJ and AIA-NY who attended the first of the two day training sessions. Participating in the 8 hour “train the trainer” disaster assistance program were the executive members of AIA-NJ and AIA-NY. The training for both sessions was headed up by Michael Lingerfelt, FAIA from Orlando, Florida and assisted by Laurence E. Parisi, AIA Chair of the AIA-NJ Homeland Security Committee, former AIA-NJ President. Mr. Lingerfelt is an experienced trainer of the California Safety Assessment Program.

We are truly fortunate to have Michael as our trainer. This is the third training session he has headed up for AIA-NJ; in my opinion he is the most invigorating trainer on the planet. Working with Michael on these disaster assistance programs has been an enriching and rewarding experience. By providing and supporting this event, our intention is to expand the training capabilities of AIA-NJ and AIA-NY. It is a benefit to New Jersey and New York, as coastal states, to be able to conduct training sessions for volunteering architects and engineers to be certified as card carrying Safety Assessment Workers by the California Safety Assessment Program. As we have learned from the recent past, disaster may strike at any time, and preparation is necessary.

April 2nd was just as explosive as April 1st, as nearly 100 architects and engineers attended the daylong disaster assistance training session. Sponsored by AIA-NJ, the goal of this program is to train professional architects and engineers as certified volunteer assistants in rapid recovery in the event of a catastrophic disaster such as Super Storm Sandy.

These training sessions will continue to be held periodically as an ongoing effort to strengthen and increase the number our professional volunteers. To date, we have approximately 300 architects and engineers in New Jersey that have been certified by the Office of the California Emergency Management as safety workers. Following a disaster, these safety workers will be able to respond to an affected area and evaluate the safety of homes and buildings.

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 AIA-NJ “Train the Trainer” attendees pictured from left to right: Justin A. Mihalik, AIA President AIA-NJ, Verity Frizzell, AIA President Elect, Kurt Kalafsky, AIA Past President, Kimberly Bunn, AIA Immediate Past President, Michael Lingerfelt, FAIA, Trainer and Laurence E. Parisi, AIA, co-trainer and Past President.

We truly appreciate the hands-on efforts and logistical support of Ms. Laura Slomka, AIA-NJ Executive Assistant. We also wish to thank Urs P. Gauchat Dean of the School of Architecture and the administration of NJIT for allowing us to conduct our training at their facilities for these past sessions and all of the training sessions we’ve conducted.

AIANJ and AIANY COALITION TO PROVIDE DISASTER ASSISTANCE

THE AIA NEW JERSEY AND AIA NEW YORK COALITION TO PROVIDE DISASTER ASSISTANCE TRAINERS

The “Train the Trainer” event was held on April 1, 2016 Pictured from L to R: Tim Boyland, AIA AIANY, Mark Kruse, AIA AIANY, Verity Frizzill, AIA, Kurt Kalafsky, AIA, Kimberly Bunn, AIA, Dan Horn Assoc. AIA NY, Justin A. Mihalik, AIA, Illya Azaroff, AIA AIANY, Michael Lingerfelt, FAIA Trainer, Laurence E. Parisi, AIA Co-trainer.

The “Train the Trainer” event was held on April 1, 2016 Pictured from L to R:
Tim Boyland, AIA AIANY, Mark Kruse, AIA AIANY, Verity Frizzill, AIA, Kurt Kalafsky, AIA, Kimberly Bunn, AIA, Dan Horn Assoc. AIA NY, Justin A. Mihalik, AIA, Illya Azaroff, AIA AIANY, Michael Lingerfelt, FAIA Trainer, Laurence E. Parisi, AIA Co-trainer.

 

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AIA Convention in Philadelphia

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Join us in Philly for three can’t-miss keynotes and one action-packed program designed to engage, inspire, entertain, and educate.

Register by today, April 20, and you’ll save up to $100.

Day 1: Kevin Spacey, 8:15 am
Kevin Spacey’s talent for disruption and drive to challenge the status quo distinguishes his incredible career. He’s a game changer, a collaborator, and an innovator.   Learn more >

Day 2: Neri Oxman, 8:30 am
Architect and designer Neri Oxman heads up MIT’s Mediated Matter research group. Her wildly provocative designs and approach have earned her awards and recognition.   Learn more >

Day 3: Rem Koolhaas, Hon. FAIA, 2:30 pm
Architect, author, and urbanist Rem Koolhaas is one of the world’s most honored architects. Joining Koolhaas and moderating this keynote is architect and educator Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design.   Learn more >

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Women in Architecture Lecture May 26th

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Connect with Women in Architecture & Diversity

Join us May 26th
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Meet the Speaker: Lauren C. Anderson

A geopolitical and international security expert, and former FBI Executive, Lauren C.Anderson is the Founder and CEO of LC Anderson International. She is passionate about, and committed to, investing in women leaders and youth around the world to reduce conflict and to help address economic disparities. Anderson had a distinguished FBI career, with many “firsts”, including being one of the first women on an FBI SWAT team and the first woman to lead the FBI’s office in Paris, France, where she directed the FBI’s engagement in twenty-four countries. Anderson serves on the US Comptroller General’s Advisory Board at the Government Accountability Office (GAO), is a Global Ambassador with Vital Voices, a Lecturer at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, and a Director emeritus of International Women’s Forum New York chapter. Anderson is Leadership Ambassador with Take the Lead Women and she is an expert with the Women’s Media Center, providing commentary and insight to many media outlets, including as a member of the Huffington Post blogging community.

 

RSVP by May 18:

Kim Vierheilig, AIA, LEEP AP BD+C

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AIA South Jersey Meeting

AIA SJ April 19 2016 invitation

Remembering Malcolm Wells, FAIA

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As part of The Wetlands Institute’s 2016 Winter Lecture Series, AIA South Jersey President Bruce D. Turner, AIA was recently part of a retrospective and panel discussion at the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor, NJ. The topic of the presentation was The Legacy of Malcolm Wells, FAIA: The Father of Gentle Architecture. The bulk of the presentation was made by professor and planner Rev. Wayne Conrad. Rev. Conrad was a friend and colleague of Mr. Wells and spoke both personally and professionally about his relationship with “Mac”. He specifically focussed on Mr. Wells’ early life and career, his office in Cherry Hill, his churches in Moorestown and Cherry Hill, and his earth-sheltered architecture in general, including Wells’ home in Cape Cod. Rev. Conrad further reflected on how Wells’ work was inspired by the beauty of nature, and a need for a more sustainable world.

Mr. Turner’s portion of the discussion aimed to put Mr. Wells’ work in the context of the overall architectural profession at the time Mr. Wells was working as well as the professional environment we experience today. That included observations about codes and regulations, standards of practice, legal and liability concerns, LEED, sustainability, energy efficiency, the 2030 Challenge and Cradle-to-Cradle ideologies. He also sought to draw parallels for the audience with architects and architecture which they might be familiar, or recently observed in the media, such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Fay Jones, Bjarke Ingels, and Alejandro Aravena.

A third member of the panel was Rev. Bob Williams. Rev. Williams reflected on his personal liturgical experience ministering from Wells’ St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Cherry Hill. This also included observations about the use of light, the use of natural materials, and the sense of proportion and scale present in these buildings.

For more information about Malcolm Wells, FAIA, please visit his website here. For more information about the Wetlands Institute and other programs and activities they offer, please visit the Wetlands Institute website here.

NJ DCA Announces RREM and LMI Training Session

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA), Sandy Recovery Division is hosting a Training Session about the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation, and Mitigation (RREM) Program and Low- to Moderate-Income (LMI) Homeowners Rebuilding Program from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30th, at the Moonachie Civic Center in Moonachie, Bergen County. Below, please find a flyer with additional information. This session is intended for both architects already working with homeowners in the program and those interested in working with homeowners in the program.

People interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Lisa Ryan at [email protected] at least one day prior to the Training Session to reserve their spot and to submit any suggested questions or topics they would like addressed if time permits. If you have any questions about this program, please contact Lisa Ryan.

Lisa M. Ryan
Director, Strategic Communications
Sandy Recovery Division
New Jersey Department of Community Affairs
PO Box 823
Trenton, NJ 08625-0823
(609) 292-7083
[email protected]

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2016 AIANJ Disaster Relief Training

AIAeagle_2016Post Disaster Safety Assessment Program Training and Certification Seminar

April 2, 2016 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

at NJIT Weston Lecture Hall

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CSI 2016 Trade Show

The New Jersey Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Announces it’s 2016 Trade Show and Seminar Event– “New Technologies for Historic Buildings”

CSI_NJPaterson, New Jersey, June 2, 2016: The 2016 New Jersey CSI Chapter Trade Show and Education Day will explore the ways in which teams and teamwork contribute to better building, using recently-completed projects as examples. Come and learn with us, share your knowledge with us, and interact with others who share your quest for doing a better job of designing and constructing buildings.

Architects, builders, and product manufacturer’s work together with owners, developers, engineers, code officials, and financial experts to build the structures that keep the construction industry moving. It is as coordinated teams that professionals are able to adapt to economic cycles, architectural design trends, environmental concerns, codes and regulations, technology advances, education of new professionals, and current events, shaping our industry and the buildings that we make.

There is a developing emphasis on team building and teamwork in our industry. CSI is built on the idea that it is in sharing knowledge that teams are bound together to create the environments where learning, living, healing, working, and playing can take place.

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Trade Show Registration/Breakfast 8:00AM – 9:30AM
Seminars: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Programs to begin promptly at 9:30 AM. , Free to the Architectural Community & All Students—

NO Admission Fees / NO Seminar Fees

Location: Rogers Locomotive Storage Building, NJ Community Development, 32 Spruce Street, Paterson, NJ

AIA/CES HSW and CSI CEN Learning Units (Choose from 4 seminars throughout the day)

Please RSVP to Diana Rattazzi, 914-261-8603 ([email protected])

 

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