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Category Archives: Continuing Ed
Continuing Education opportunities
NJIT on Tuesday, July 9th hosted a unique event Post-Sandy. Attendee Mindy Thompson Fullilove wrote the following recap for Rooflines: The Shelterforce Blog.
Below is excerpts from her writing, click on link to read the full article.
I spent the day at a workshop on July 9 called, “Post-Sandy: The Effect on the Urban,” held at New Jersey Institute of Technology College of Architecture. This rare meeting of the Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey sections of the American Institute of Architects was the first time architects from this large a region assembled to work on a problem.
What I got from this day of rich discussion and problem-investigation was that Sandy has awakened new willingness to collaborate across lines. This is a great breakthrough because the problems of water can only be solved through big discussions. Architects will be playing a key role in those conversations and their willingness to gather as a tri-state area will be of great import. Henk Ovink, from the Netherlands, joked that Americans know everything about security, but, he said, “When it comes to water, you don’t care.” Everyone laughed, but the point hit home and the group assembled was keenly aware that we have to care, and we have to work together.
But water isn’t the hardest part to tackle. The social equity issues that Damon Rich urged us to examine are barely considered. There is no system for thinking about the resolution of inequity. Having a map of a flood zone is an excellent tool for discussion, but there is no map of social inequity to help us visualize how those issued played in the cities of New Jersey. And it is at play, to the detriment of us all. Becoming able to see this, in practical ways that help us integrate it into better planning, is an urgent task for this Post-Sandy era.
AIA New York | AIA New Jersey | AIA Connecticut | AIA Rhode Island
Who: This event is open to anyone
When: Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Where: New Jersey Institute of Technology, Weston Hall, Gallery, Newark, New Jersey
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
As we weigh options of how to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy, we are forced to address the challenges of a Post-Sandy world. Superstorm Sandy hit 13 states including the 4 in our region. Ideally communities, public agencies, architects, engineers, planners and stakeholders are working hard to answer questions of temporality, resiliency and adaptability that will enable a rapid recovery and produce resilient communities prepared for the next storm or catastrophic event.
Although much of the attention of the storm has been on the shore and beach communities, we have not forgotten about the many urban cities that were also devastated by the storm. The urban city presents issues that include much higher densities of population, mixed use development, historic districts, critical and commercial buildings, and public transportation of all types.
Leaders from chapters of AIA New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island recognize that we are part of a broader network that must work together in order to produce thoughtful solutions and thorough results. Sharing best practices in resiliency, sustainability, health, safety and welfare, and the obstacles encountered along the way will aid in all of our efforts. Collectively we face 80 billion dollars in property damage, 650,000 affected buildings, displaced communities and a great degree of uncertainty.
This program will bring together and highlight efforts from across the region and act as a regional forum to share local design and policy initiatives, applied strategies and efforts, and lessons learned; to ignite conversation; and to find creative, practical and far-reaching recovery solutions that communities can implement in their current planning processes. The symposium and workshop will focus on the cities of Newark, Jersey City and Hoboken, and will discuss specific issues with the intent of developing strategies that will be implemented by each of them as they recover and rebuild.
Please join us and take part in this regional collaboration.
7:00 pm: Opening Reception (Location T.B.D.)
A block of hotel rooms will be available at the Robert Treat Hotel for those requiring an overnight stay.
8:00 am: Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:30 am: Opening Remarks/ Overview of the day
8:45 am: Presentation made by AIANJ/AIANY/AIACT/AIARI
9:45 am: Presentation made by NJIT and NYIT
10:00 am: Moderated Panel Discussion
10:30 am: Presentation by NJ Office of Homeland Security & Preparedness, Newark, Jersey City & Hoboken
11:30 am: Moderated Panel Discussion
12:00 pm: Lunch Break
12:30 pm: Design Workshop
4:30 pm: Pin up and Presentation
5:30 pm: Closing Comments
6:00 pm: Closing Reception
Price: Free to all attendees
CES: This event will be approved for AIA continuing education credits
AIA New York, AIA New Jersey, AIA Connecticut, AIA Rhode Island, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, NJIT School of Architecture & the Center for Resilient Design (this list will be updated as we confirm additional presenters)
AIA New York, AIA New Jersey, AIA Connecticut, and AIA Rhode Island and the AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee in collaboration with New Jersey Institute of Technology
While attending the national AIA Convention in Denver the following Diversity events are scheduled:
See all the programs offered at the convention this year: Click Here
CSI Philadelphia Annual Seminar Day
Affordable Housing: Innovation and Construction
On Monday, May 20, 2013, the Philadelphia Chapter of CSI will host its annual seminar day. The topic this year will be Affordable Housing: Innovation and Construction. The event will be held from 1:00 pm to 8:30 pm at The Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District, 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. David Stuzman, AIA, President of the Philadelphia Chapter of CSI, extends his personal invitation to all members of AIA New Jersey to attend this very worthwhile program. For more information and to register, please click here.
Working in collaboration with Atlantic Cape Community College and Hoagland Longo Moran Dunst & Doukas, LLP, Attorneys at Law, AIA South Jersey is pleased to announce a continuing education seminar: Legal Issues and Litigation Avoidance for Architects and Engineers. This is a full day seminar and will be held from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, on May 16, 2013, at the Mays Landing Campus of Atlantic Cape Community College. The instructors for the course are Andrew J. Carolwicz, Jr., Esq. and Richard W. Gaeckle, Esq., LEED Ap.
This program is approved for both 6 AIA/CES LU/HSW and 6 CPC Credits.
The professional practice of architecture and engineering is difficult enough without the threat of impending legal liability for providing one’s professional services. Nevertheless, the potential exposure to liability is a real issue that design professionals must recognize in performing their services. This program identifies those issues and offers risk management and litigation avoidance strategies that may be employed to help protect the design professionals from potential liability. Through interactive discussions, case studies and real life examples, this program will address the legal duties and professional obligations required of design professionals practicing in New Jersey. Issues of professional conduct versus civil liability, the standard of care expected of New Jersey design professionals, and methods available to limit the professionals’ liability will be addressed.
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify and define the scope of the legal standard of care and required professional conduct.
- Apply the professional legal duties and standard of care to actual practice situations in the context of construction site safety.
- Assess specific practice issues and developing trends in the profession and the potential for liability.
- Develop risk management and practice techniques to avoid potential liability.
For more information, a registration form and a course outline, click here.
Join the Architects League April 11 for our special Half day ADA seminar and regular membership meeting and Rebuilding Post Superstorm Sandy presentation by League Sponsor KSI, Professional Engineers, LLC. For more information or to register -
A 5-Credit all day seminar on the updated accessibility requirements called for in the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, the 2009 NJ State Building Code and the Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines. The seminar will cover both Commercial (2 hours) and Residential (3 hours) issues.
The Agenda will focus on the following:
-To review the accessibility requirements referenced by the NJ Barrier Free Subcode for commercial occupancies
-Highlight the changes and new requirements found in the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
-Review the accessibility requirements referenced by the NJ Barrier Free Subcode for multi-family residential occupancies and discuss applicability of the Fair Housing Amendments Act.
Upon completion of this seminar, you will be better able to:
-Identify NJ specific accessibility requirements and distinguish between:
Federal laws (ADA, FHA, Section 504, etc…)
Accessibility code requirements (Subcode and ICC ANSI A117.1 – 2003 with NJ amendments) -Determine the extent to which accessibility code provisions apply.
Review the major differences between the:
-1991 Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) & the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design.
-Identify the relationship between the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design and the NJ Barrier Free Subcode.
-Identify the purpose and technical requirements of the Fair Housing Act. When: Thursday, April 11, 2013
Credits: 5 HSW CES
1pm-6pm Course 6pm-7pm Cash Bar 7pm-8:30pm Dinner
Hamilton and Ward Steakhouse Center City Mall
110 Ward St, Paterson, NJ
Registration Fee: $75 ALNNJ Members $100 AIA Members
Dinner is free for all registrants and all ALNNJ Members
What Constitutes “Smart Design” To Be Focus of Free AIANJ Fall Symposium
Anyone interested in the worlds of architecture and design won’t want to miss the upcoming, free annual AIANJ Fall Symposium in Weston Hall, Summit and Warren streets, home of NJIT’sCollege of Architecture and Design (COAD). The event, set for March 6, 2013 from 4- 8 p.m. is a wonderful opportunity to hear fascinating debates among seasoned architects, designers and educators as they discuss questions like what is smart design while examining the ongoing technological transformation of the design disciplines.
The event should be easy to reach either via public transportation on NJ Transit Electric Light Rail (NJIT/Warren Street Station) or by car. Street parking should be available. Food may be purchased from vendors in the NJIT Campus Center.
“It is generally accepted that the history of innovation has relied heavily on technological advancements of the military,” explained event co-organizer Rhett Russo, associate professor at COAD. “However, equally significant contributions also belong to the history of architecture. The material procurement, maritime transport of stone, surveying and machinery necessary to build the great pyramids, as well many other significant structures, relies upon a robust network of distributed Intelligence, that seeks to overcome the lack of knowledge, time, space, and tools that are commonly available.”
Another question to be discussed: What constitutes design?
“Design has expanded exponentially at both ends of the spectrum,” said Matt Burgermaster, event co-organizer and assistant professor at COAD. “Design redefines both the large and the small to reveal unprecedented opportunities for innovation ranging from the global to the Nano-scale. How are architects and designers situating their work within these distribution networks? How do they innovate in this context? How have new approaches to business and logistics altered the way they conceptualize, construct and interact with our environment. These are some of the questions we will pose and hopefully answer.”
Speakers include the following COAD faculty members: Professor Glenn Goldman, FAIA + IIDA, Director, COAD School of Art and Design; Associate professors Keith Krumwiede and Richard Garber; Assistant professors Martina Decker, Taro Narahara, Jesse LeCavalier, Brooks Atwood and Andrzej Zarzycki.
March 6, 4:00pm – 8:00 pm
NJIT School of Architecture, Weston Lecture Hall
4 AIA CEU LU/SD/HSW
Please RSVP – (973_ 596-3080
NJIT & AIA-NJ Host event for aspiring architects on the IDP program and the ARE process.
Speakers and panelists will be from AIA-NJ, NCARB, and the NJ State Board of Architects.
In addition, Robert Ivy, FAIA, the American Institute of Architects Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer will be in attendance.
Don’t miss this informative event !
February 14, 2013 5:30PM-9:30PM
Weston Lecture Hall 1
To Attend, Please RSVP Online at: njit-csm.symplicity.com/surveys/IDP