May 29, 2014

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Chapter News

Contracts, Pre-Fabrication, Case Studies, Trends, and Collaboration at Design on the Delaware Oct. 29-Nov.1

Design on the Delaware is a collaborative conference examining the issues and opportunities of the built environment for design and building professionals in Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

Programs of particular interest to contractors, designers, developers and owners include:

Pre-Fabrication from Owner's Perspective: A. I. duPont Hospital for Children
Please join the AIA/GBCA Joint Committee and an expert panel of design and construction professionals as we explore the current state of pre-fabrication in our industry, as utilized on a complex hospital expansion at Nemours’ A.I. duPont Hospital for Children. Panelist will discuss the challenges and opportunities afforded by pre-fabrication from an owner’s point of view. This session is a collaborative session that will seek audience participation.

Residential Development Trends and Challenges
Members of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Philadelphia Chapter who are some of the top developers will speak to the trends and challenges of residential development in the region. Learn what's hot and what's not, new ways to work with architects and designers, what buyers want and how to get financing.

Contracts-The Architect's and Owner's Perspectives
In the negotiation of an agreement with an Owner, there will be points of disagreement about the appropriate balance of risk and reward … sometimes resulting in take it or leave it postures. This seminar will provide a point counterpoint to the perspectives of the Owner and the Architect on the more important subjects of disagreement in an effort to understand when you should “take it” or “leave it”.

Stewardship of the North Broad Corridor: Past, Present and Future
This program will explore the past, present and proposed development activities along North Broad Corridor (from Spring Garden to Girard) from a variety of perspectives to understand the goals and rationales of the developers, the public institutions, the designers, and the politicians.

Architects, Landscape Architects, LEED Professionals, Planners and other building and design professionals can earn up to 25 professional continuing education hours. Learn more at www.designonthedelaware.com.

Earn up to 25 CES at Design on the Delaware October 29 - November 1

The 11th Annual conference will feature 36 programs, 11 tours, two general sessions, two evening parties, design charette and trade show October 29-November 1 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel and the Center for Architecture.

Registration for 25 AIA credits is just $340 for AIA members if registered by midnight October 4. Registration options include one day, two day or individual programs at lower fees. Registration includes conference parties, general sessions, breakfast, lunch and trade show.  In addition to AIA credits, attendees can earn GBCI CM, AICP CM, LA CES and PDH continuing education credits. For more information and to register, visit www.designonthedelaware.com.

General Sessions Speakers are:

Thomas Christoffersen
Thomas Christoffersen, an architect and partner at Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), has experience on every notable BIG project including the multi-award winning VM Houses, the Astana National Library and the 8 House, which was awarded the World Architecture Festival 2011 Award in the housing category and the 2012 AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture. He most recently oversaw the detail design and construction of the 861,100 sf mixed-used West 57th building in Manhattan which aims for LEED Gold Certification.

Ken Greenberg

Ken Greenberg is an architect, urban designer, teacher, writer, former Director of Urban Design and Architecture for the City of Toronto. Founding partner of Urban Strategies Inc., and now Principal of Greenberg Consultants, he has  worked in cities as diverse as Toronto, Hartford, Amsterdam, New York, Boston, Montréal, Washington DC, Paris, Detroit and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Catheleen McGuigan
Cathleen McGuigan is editor-in-chief of Architectural Record, the nation’s leading architecture publication for more than a century. McGuigan, who is the second woman to serve as editor-in-chief, was named to the post in 2011. Under her leadership, Record won the 2012 Grand Neal award, the top American Business Media award for overall excellence. 

Stacy Levy
Stacy Levy works collaboratively with architect, engineers and landscape architects on projects that show the presence of urban nature and clarify the patterns of natural processes at work on the site. She works with water of all sorts, from acid mine drainage, to rainwater, to urban streams and rivers. Her work registers the changes in nature over the course of a day, a season, or a several years. Often using industrial materials from surveying and construction trades, she creates ways of understanding the dynamic processes of nature. Many of her recent projects utilize stormwater runoff to make rainwater an asset to the site.

Selected Conference Programs & Tours:

Contracts-The Architect's and Owner's Perspectives
In the negotiation of an agreement with an Owner, there will be points of disagreement about the appropriate balance of risk and reward … sometimes resulting in take it or leave it postures. This seminar will provide a point counterpoint to the perspectives of the Owner and the Architect on the more important subjects of disagreement through two speakers who regularly negotiate such agreements on behalf of their respective clients, architects and owners, in an effort to understand when you should “take it” or “leave it”.

Transforming the Reading Viaduct
Philadelphia's abandoned Reading Railroad viaduct is being transformed into a unique, elevated linear park. This presentation explores the design approach, which involved extensive public outreach, and how the project could ultimately spark future community development.  

Smart Design for a ‘SMART Working’ Environment
GlaxoSmithKline implemented a new design guide for facilities worldwide called SMART Working, with the goals of achieving a business that is sustainable, collaborative, and responsive. GSK employees in Philadelphia now have a LEED Platinum workplace environment which responds to their needs and supports them. This case study will emphasize the collaboration between the owner and the designers and the strategies involved to achieve the goals of the SMART Working System.

Penn's Krishna P. Singh Nanotechnology Center
Conceived as a seminal collaboration between two schools - The School of Engineering and Applied Science and The School of Arts and Sciences - The Singh Center for Nanotechnology creates a world class research facility bringing science and technology together in one place. This $91.5M project encompasses 80,000 GSF and is targeting LEED Silver Certification.

Re-imagining 8th and Berks - A Design Charrette
Asociación Puertorriquenos en Marcha (APM) Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI) for Eastern North Philadelphia was created to implement a long-lasting, sustainable, and comprehensive strategy to meet the challenges facing this community. Charrette participants will develop solutions for the redevelopment of a 1.8-acre, city-owned parcel at 8th and Berks
 

Member discount registration pricing available to APA, ASLA, GBCA, Engineers Club, Building Information Association, ULI, Associated Builders & Contractors and other design and building professions. Design on the Delaware is sponsored by: Microsol Resources, Architectural Glass Institute, O'Donnell & Naccarato, Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Urban Engineers, Keast & Hood Co. and AKRF

For information, go to www.designonthedelaware.com.

 

Member News

KidZooU: SMP Architects designs new cultural and educational attraction

On April 13 the Philadelphia Zoo—America’s first zoo—opened KidZooU: Hamilton Family Children’s Zoo & Faris Family Education Center. The Zoo’s largest construction project to date, KidZooU is a year-round destination with a multitude of indoor and outdoor experiences for animals and guests alike. Designed to LEED Silver standards and scheduled to complete certification this year, it occupies a 2.5-acre site and repurposes the former Pachyderm House with interactive exhibits, conservation stations and robust programming aimed at teaching toddlers to tweens how to become stewards of wildlife and the environment.

The design and construction team included Bruce E. Brooks & Associates Consulting Engineers, CVM Engineers, Arora Engineers, Viridian Landscape Studio, Meliora Environmental Design, David Nelson & Associates, Becker & Frondorf and W.S. Cumby. 

BLT Architects Announces the Hiring of Five Staff Members

BLT Architects announced today the hiring of four design staff members and an administrative assistant.

“BLT Architects has enjoyed plenty of growth this year, requiring us to increase our staff to meet demand,” said Michael L. Prifti, FAIA, Managing Principal at BLTa. “We look forward to the contributions our talented new staff members will make to our team.”

The new staff members include:

Lois S.K. Suh, a resident of Philadelphia, is a 2013 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Science degree in architecture and a 2005 graduate of Wellesley College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and architecture. She previously was a designer for Chan Mock Architects in Cambridge, Mass.

Ryan Sison is a 2013 graduate of Philadelphia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture and is a resident of Philadelphia

Andrea Polaski is a 2013 graduate of Philadelphia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in interior design and is a resident of Hillsborough, N.J.

Fay Leff, a resident of Philadelphia, is a 2013 graduate of Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science degree in interior design and a Master of Science degree in interior architecture and design.

Ann Margaret Durfee was hired an administrative assistant. A resident of Philadelphia, she completed an interior design professional certificate program at Moore College of Art and Design.

Affiliate News

Norwood’s Industrial Group Breaks Ground on 677,000SF Warehouse Distribution Center in the Lehigh Valley

The Norwood Company has recently commenced construction on a 677,000 square foot warehouse distribution center in Lehigh Valley Industrial Park VII, a 40 acre site that was previously part of Bethlehem Steel’s main manufacturing plant. Serving as Construction Manager, Norwood is working collaboratively with developer Trammell Crow Company, investor Clarion Partners and designer KSS Architects. The new building, situated in a Local Economic Revitalization Zone (LERTA), will feature 32’ clear height, 190’ deep truck courts, ESFR sprinkler systems, ample parking and an excellent logistical location near the I-78 / Rt 412 interchange. Norwood’s Industrial Group has completed more than 20 million square feet of comparable warehouse/distribution facilities. Project completion is scheduled for Spring 2014.

The Harman Group's Director of Parking Design to be Panelist for ADA Webinar on Parking

Bill Kavanagh, AIA, NCARB, The Harman Group's Director of Parking Planning and Design is lending his expertise to a webinar panel discussion, "ADA and Parking" hosted by the International Parking Institute (IPI).  The panel will discuss the parking regulations for the Americans with Disabilities Act, including political challenges in municipal parking, common mistakes that trigger non-compliance and recent changes that affect old and new spaces.

The webinar is moderated by Doug Holmes, the creator and editor of the CPARK-L parking listserv, a parking information source and clearinghouse for campus and municipal parking officials.  The panelists include Mr. Kavanagh, a licensed architect with more than fifteen years of experience in the design of parking garages and mixed use buildings; Linda Kauffman, former executive director of the Allentown Parking Authority and past chair of the IPI Board of Directors; and Teresa Trussell, Parking Operations Supervisor for Ohio University.

The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, August 21st at 2pm EDT.  For more registration information visit www.parking.org.  Information is listed on the Professional Development tab under Webinars.

Wohlsen Construction Honored with Nine Awards

Wohlsen Construction Company received nine awards from the Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) at the association’s Annual Excellence in Construction Awards Gala.

The Ben Franklin Skilled Nursing renovation project at Masonic Village at Elizabethtown located in Elizabethtown, Pa., won the Project of the Year Award. The project was designed by RLPS Architects Ltd., Lancaster, Pa.

Wohlsen received Green Building recognition by winning the first place Excellence Award in the Green GC Sustainable category for the Hamilton Health Center project located in Harrisburg, Pa. Advanced Building Design located in Johnstown, Pa., served as the design professional.

Winning First Place Awards of Excellence in Construction were the following:
• Ben Franklin Skilled Nursing Renovations located on the campus of Masonic Village at Elizabethtown, located in Elizabethtown, Pa. The project was designed by RLPS Architects Ltd., Lancaster, Pa.
• Unionville High School Additions and Renovations, located in Kennett Square, Pa. The project was designed by MM Architects, Inc. located in Lancaster, Pa.
• Gettysburg Energy and Nutrient Recovery Facility, located in York Springs, Pa, and constructed for EnergyWorks BioPower, LLC. Lewis & Associates Architects of Lancaster, Pa., served as the design professional.
• Jennersville Regional Hospital Patient Rooms, located in West Grove, Pa. Hart Freeland Roberts Inc. of Brentwood, TN served as the design professional.

Earning Awards of Merit were the following:
• Garrett Community Center located on the campus of Tel Hai Retirement Community in Honey Brook, Pa. The project was designed by RLPS Architects Ltd., Lancaster, Pa.
• Health and Wellness Center at Pleasant View Retirement Community in Manheim, Pa. RLPS Architects Ltd., Lancaster, Pa. served as the design professional.
• Hamilton Health Center Medical and Dental Clinic located in Harrisburg, Pa. Advanced Building Design located in Johnstown, Pa., served as the design professional.

Upcoming Events

Regional Architects Committee Fall Social and CES
Thu, 10/30/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Bath Authority (DreamLine's Headquarters), 75 Hawk Rd, Warminster, PA 18974
AIA Philadelphia
Yes, Registration is required
1 AIA/CES LU

Join AIA Philadelphia's Regional Architect Committee for its 2014 Fall Social hosted by DreamLine Shower Doors!

Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will be served!

DreamLine will be hosting The Architect's Guide to Glass Shower Doors Continuing Education Course prior to the Fall Social. The course is an excellent learning experience for Residential, Commercial and Hospitality architects. This incredibly knowledgeable one hour course, will provide you with emerging trends in the Shower Door Industry, Design, Function and Material consideration for Safety Standards; as well as specific research techniques to judge Global vs US Quality and Safety Standards.
 

Snow Load Presentation
Mon, 11/03/2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
QproQ Engineering Inc.
Yes, Registration is required
1.5 AIA/CES (HSW) LUs
adamm@qproq.com

Thank you for the opportunity to present the topic of snow loads during a lunch and learn session at your location. Professional Development Hours (PDH) along with certificates are awarded for the session for those in attendance and lunch will be provided.

In the United States, the determination of design snow loads for roofs are found in Chapter 7 of ASCE 7-10 and Section 1608 of IBC Vol. II 2009. The use of applicable codes helps to determine:

 - Ground snow loads Pg
 - Roof snow loads Pf
 - Additional loads (partial loading, unbalanced, and roof drift snow loads)

Several variables influence snow load:
 - Elevation
- local weather
- roof geometry
- building r – values
- building risk category

Assessing a building is a preventative measure to decrease the likelihood that a snow induced failure will occur. In addition, having a sense of where critical structural members are located will help detect early warning signs during inspection.

We look forward to seeing you soon. Thank you for your time, consideration and attendance. Wishing you the best. 

 

2014 Healthcare Benefits Annual Open Enrollment Meeting
Tue, 11/04/2014 - 10:00am - 11:30am
AIA Philadelphia, 1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Yes, Registration is required
Margaret Martin 6102302106 margaret_martin@ajg.com

As an AIA Philadelphia member, it’s time once again to think about your annual open enrollment. In 2015, we will again see some changes in benefit design as a result of the Affordable Care Act (Healthcare Reform). We look forward to working with you on this year’s renewal process.

Please RSVP for the Philadelphia AIA’s annual open enrollment meeting presented by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG) on November 4th. This meeting is tailored for organizations with 2-50 employees. Deadline to RSVP is Friday October 31st, 2014

Below are some notable changes from 2014 that will remain in place for the upcoming 2015 plan year.

Access and Benefits:
• Coverage must be offered (and rated) without considering pre-existing medical conditions. This eliminates the individual medical underwriting process.
• Eligibility waiting periods cannot be longer than 90 days. Most employers that currently have waiting periods longer than 90 days will change to "first of the month following 60 days of service".
• Plans must cover (and cannot place limits on) "Essential Health Benefits". Your plan(s) already include most of these benefits, however, pediatric services; including oral and vision care are new.
Taxes and Fees / Built into Premium:
• The Affordable Care Act charges fees in an effort to pay for the improvements mandated under the law. The combination of the PCORI Fee, the Health Insurance Fee, and the Transitional Reinsurance Fee will add approximately 4% to your premium costs for the coming year. (This will be factored into the renewal rates and rate alternatives that AJG will provide for you.)

Buying Opportunities:
• Employers can continue to provide coverage to employees through private plans.
• Employers can buy coverage for employees in the federal marketplace called SHOP.
• Individuals can buy coverage in the private marketplace or the federal marketplace.
• In 2014, the fine for not having health coverage was $95 per uninsured adult in the household (capped at $285 per household) or one percent of the household income over the filing threshold.
• In 2015, the fine for not having health coverage will be $325 per uninsured adult in the household (capped at $975 per household) or two percent of the household income over the filing threshold.
Getting Ready - Next Steps:
Review your budget and decide how much you can afford to spend on healthcare in the coming year. Many employers have a defined contribution approach that defines the employer cost and offers choices for employees to select based on individual/family needs and budgets.
• We will model alternate plans with your current insurance carrier which will be included in your renewal package.
• To obtain quotes from other private insurance plans or the federal marketplace, please contact Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG) at margaret_martin!@ajg.com or (610) 230-2106 to request a census that will need to be completed and returned by November 7, 2014.
Good News - We Can Help!
• The Affordable Care Act has made healthcare more complex. The good news is that you can continue to partner with AJG to obtain the best coverage and pricing available. We will continue to be paid by the insurance carriers selected and your rates will not be impacted by this commission or fee.
• We can also help evaluate additional benefits such as Life/AD&D Insurance, Long and Short Term Disability Insurance, and special Executive and Voluntary Benefits.
Please make sure you attend the Philadelphia AIA’s annual open enrollment meeting presented by AJG on November 4th for more details!

If you have any questions about your health benefits, please contact AJG via e-mail at margaret_martin@ajg.com or by phone at (610) 230-2106. If you are currently working with AJG, look for your renewal package the week of November 3, 2014 and call with questions.

Thank you for your continued membership and we look forward to seeing you on November 4th.
 

Summary of Major Changes in the 2014 Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities
Thu, 11/06/2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
AIA Philadelphia Health Facilities Committee
No, Registration is not required

A presentation and discussion of some of the major changes in the 2014 Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities

THE BUSINESS VALUE OF BIM FOR OWNERS
Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
ONLINE EVENT
Microsol Resources
Yes, Registration is required
1 AIA/CES LU

When: 11:00am - 12:00pm, Tuesday November 11, 2014
Where: Online Event
Credit: Microsol Resources is an Approved Provider through the AIA/CES and will provide Certificate of Completion for 1 AIA LU and PDH for this seminar.

PRESENTED BY MCGRAW HILL CONSTRUCTION AND MICROSOL RESOURCES

Now that owners everywhere are becoming more directly involved with BIM, their power is even greater to align BIM use with their specific goals, engage more effectively with all stakeholders, and extend the value of BIM beyond construction into facility management.

The Business Value of BIM for Owners SmartMarket Report from McGraw Hill Construction focuses exclusively on the business value of BIM from the perspective of owners around the world. Steve Jones from McGraw Hill Construction will share key findings from this research including:
Current BIM owners' level of involvement and plans to expand BIM use.
Top BIM benefits perceived by owners Owner perceptions about who is doing what with BIM on their projects
The effect of the impending UK BIM mandate on BIM activity there
The status of central government BIM policies around the world
A growing focus on the use of BIM for facility management

Greater owner involvement with BIM will accelerate the already-exciting pace at which it is growing around the globe. Tune in to this webinar to learn more about what owners think about BIM. 

REGISTER NOW

Design on the Delaware Conference and Trade Show
Wed, 11/12/2014 - 7:15am - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 6:00pm
varied
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel and Center for Architecture
AIA Philadelphia
Yes, Registration is required
20+ AIA, ASLA, AICP and GBCI CES

Program Proposals are being accepted for the 12th Annual Design on the Delaware Conference and Trade show.  Proposals are due April 11.

The three day conference offers 45 CES approved professional education programs for architects, landscape architects, planners, LEED AP professionals and engineers.  

Exhibition, sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available.  

Visit  www.designonthedelaware.com for more information.

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How To Succeed as A Marketing Coordinator
Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
SMPS Member Fee (no lunch): FREE, SMPS Member Fee (with lunch): $10.00, Non-SMPS Member Fee (no lunch): $15.00, Non-SMPS Member Fee (with lunch): $25.00
Pennoni, One Drexel Plaza, 3001 Market St., Suite 200, Philadelphia, PA 19104
SMPS Philadelphia
Yes, Registration is required
1.5 CPSM Credits
Andrew Katz (215) 254-7877 akatz@iisengineering.com http://www.cvent.com/d/b4qgk6/1Q

Many marketing professionals in the A/E/C industry stumble upon this career path, applying for a Marketing Coordinator position with little understanding of duties and responsibilities and having no idea of what it takes to be successful.

This SMPS session is geared toward Marketing Coordinators who want to produce at a higher level to gain greater responsibility and respect while generating more business for their firms. More importantly, those attending this session will leave armed with the knowledge and tools to help them succeed and get noticed by management and peers.

Come get the unvarnished truth from marketing leaders at two of the region's top firms - Elizabeth Zipf, Vice President, Hill International and Andrew Cushman, Vice President, Corporate Development, Urban Engineers.

Attendees will:
- Learn practical, applicable techniques that will make your proposals stand out and result in more wins for your firm.
- Understand the mindset, attitude, and characteristics that make a Marketing Coordinator stand out and perform above the pack.
- Gain insight into the goals and concerns of Marketing Directors so you have a better understanding of how you can make an impact.
- Receive advice for your specific challenges, issues, and/or concerns.

 

Cancelations made by 12:00 a.m. three business days prior to the event will be fully refunded. Due to SMPS Philadelphia's commitment with meeting facilities for food and beverage quantities, all cancelations after that time and no-shows will be ineligible for a refund. 

Healthcare & Higher Education Summit: Incentives and Financial Resources for Sustainability
Tue, 11/18/2014 - 7:30am - 10:30am
FREE (Donations accepted)
University of Pennsylvania's Smilow Research Center. 3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104
AIA Philadelphia
Yes, Registration is required

DVGBC and St. Joseph’s University Real Estate and Construction Alumni are hosting our second Healthcare & Higher Education Summit focused on Incentives & Financial Resources for Sustainability. This event will consist of 2 panels, one for financial drivers, and one for financial resources for sustainable “Eds and Meds’ Development. Breakfast will be served.

Panelists include
Robert Cottone, President and CEO, IMC Construction
Phyllis Cater, President, Spectrum Health Services
Kevin Mahoney, Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, University of Pennsylvania Health System
James Creedon, Senior Vice President for Construction, Facilities and Operations, Temple University
Michael P. O’Leary, PECO Manager, Energy Efficient Programs, PECO
Dr. Carolin Schellhorn, Professor of Finance, Saint Joseph's University
And more!

While this event is free, your personal or company contribution helps to cover our event costs for this summit and to fund DVGBC's mission: all contributions over $25 are fully tax-deductible. Register today and help us reach our goal!

If you're not able to contribute, you're still welcome to attend this great event for free!

GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR AUTODESK SUBSCRIPTION
Tue, 11/18/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
ONLINE EVENT
Microsol Resources
Yes, Registration is required
1 AIA/CES LU

When: 11:00am - 12:00pm, Tuesday November 18, 2014
Where: Online Event
Credit: Microsol Resources is an Approved Provider through the AIA/CES and will provide Certificate of Completion for 1 AIA LU and PDH for this seminar.

PRESENTED BY CORA COATES & ROWENA HARRY, MICROSOL RESOURCES

Interested in how to request the home use policy or previous software versions for your Autodesk software? Need to figure out how to download your software from the Autodesk Subscription Center? Want to learn more about Autodesk cloud credits?

Join us for an hour webinar as we show you some tips and tricks to boost the value of your Autodesk software investment with Autodesk Maintenance Subscription; the most convenient and cost-effective way to access the latest tools, flexible licensing, robust support, and services in the cloud.
Increase mobility and improve collaboration
Learn about how to set up your Autodesk 360 account, your cloud-based storage space, so you can complete more compute-intensive tasks in the cloud. And by storing design documents in the cloud, you can work online from anywhere. Find out more about Autodesk Cloud Credits and their benefits, as well as how to purchase, allocate and access your credits.

Access to the newest technology and design tools
Tips to show you how to download your Autodesk software from the Autodesk Subscription Center which gives you access to the latest software releases you're licensed for, as well as periodically released product enhancements.

Flexible access that fits the way you work
Find out how to request an at-home license and previous versions. If you're working remotely, it's important to have access to both prior and current versions of your software—and the ability to install it on home and office computers for use in multiple locations.

Technical support when you need it
Learn how to access Autodesk support (basic and advanced) with your Autodesk Maintenance Subscription which connects you to product support specialists for assistance with installation, configuration, troubleshooting, and more. 

REGISTER NOW

Through-Wall Flashing: Compatibility, Sustainability, and Performance
Tue, 11/18/2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Center For Architecture, 1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia
AIA/BEC - Philadelphia Building Enclosure Council
Yes, Registration is required
1 AIA/CES (HSW) LU/1 GBCI (CMP for LEED professionals)

All are invited to the next AIA/BEC-Philadelphia free lunch presentation.

ABSTRACT:

The masonry cavity wall has undergone dramatic changes with the addition of air barriers and insulation into the cavity. This presentation helps in the understanding the performance characteristics, compatibility issues with neighboring materials, the recycled/recyclable content, ability to survive installation, and life cycle costs of the different through-wall flashing materials. Matching a flashing system with the lifelong needs of your structure is critically important to the health and longevity of your structures.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

1. Composition of each type of flashing and their effects on sustainability and life cycle costs.
2. Have a better understanding of how to specify through-wall flashings and avoid compatibility issues.
3. Understand the performance characteristics different types of commonly used cavity wall materials.
4. Recognize the challenges of installation.

PRESENTER BIO:  Craig Wetmore, CSI, CDT, has over 20 years of experience in the building industry. Craig has been the President of York Manufacturing since 2009. He has a concentrated knowledge in through-wall flashings, moisture management and wall components. Craig is active in building community where he is a member of CSI, RCI, USGBC, ASTM and the ABAA. He serves as 1st Vice President for the Maine CSI Chapter, he is the chairperson of ABAA’s Voice Committee (education and outreach), is a member of ABAA’s Flashings and Terminations Committee, and serves as a Director on the Board of Directors of the ABAA.

SPONSOR:  BEC-Philadelphia thanks York Manufacturing, Inc. for being this month's lunch sponsor.  Visit their website at www.yorkmfg.com for more information.

University Housing: What Does the Future Hold?
Wed, 11/19/2014 - 5:00pm - 7:30pm
SMPS Member, In Advance: $75.00: SMPS Non-Member, In Advance: $95.00
Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
SMPS Philadelphia
Yes, Registration is required
1.5 CPSM credits. AIA credits pending

As a result of rapid student enrollment growth amongst U.S. higher education institutions, a need for more student housing on higher education campuses has developed nationwide. Join us on Wednesday, November 19th for an interactive panel discussion with experts on trends impacting the growing student housing sector and how your firm can capitalize on this fast-growing market.

Representatives from Temple University, University of Pennsylvania, BLT Architects, Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions and William Caruso & Associates will present the latest in student housing and dining trends. Our panelists will elaborate on the future of student housing growth as well as the recent shift toward private developer-driven student housing projects. Maggie Reed from Gilbane Building Company will moderate the discussion.

Learning Objectives

- Learn about trends in design within the higher education student housing market.
- Learn about the relationship between universities, developers, design teams, and other project team members.
- Learn about state-of-the-art trends in foodservice as it relates to student housing development.
- Learn and discuss the impact of the expansion of on-campus housing for local colleges and universities.
- Learn about the recent shift toward private developer-driven student housing.

 

Cancelations made by 12:00 a.m. three business days prior to the event will be fully refunded. Due to SMPS Philadelphia's commitment with meeting facilities for food and beverage quantities, all cancelations after that time and no-shows will be ineligible for a refund. 

2 Day SketchUp Workshop
Wed, 12/10/2014 - 9:00am - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 4:00pm
500
1015 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
SketchUpTrainer.com
Yes, Registration is required
self report

Become a SketchUp expert in just 2 days of training. The first day begins with the basics and sets you up for success to model quickly and effectively. The second day goes through CAD to SketchUp workflows as well as techniques for creating presentations and photorealistic renderings using a plugin called Podium.

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