April Chapter Meeting

AIA Akron & ASHRAE Akron/Canton Chapter Meeting

When:              April 14, 2015

Where:            Summit Artspace, 140 E. Market Street, Akron, OH – third floor

The building is located at 140 E. Market Street on the corner of Market and Summit Streets. The building has colorful flags on it and has old engraving that says Akron Public Library. Visitors should turn south onto Summit Street and park in the lot behind the building, on the street or at the Art Museum lot across Summit Street. The entrance is on Summit Street. Someone will be at the door to direct people to the elevator.

Time:               Registration 4:30 – 5:00

                          Presentation 5:00 – 6:30    

                          Dinner @6:30 w/open bar – followed by a social

                                  including the opportunity to explore the artists’ galleries

Cost:                AIA Member, included in membership.

                          ASHRAE Member, $30 to be received at registration.

                          Non-Member, $32 to be received at registration.


Registration:  Click Registration Button below. Deadline to register is noon 4/9/15.

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Legal Considerations in Digital Practice and Building Information Modeling


This course explores digital trends in design and construction- such as building information modeling (BIM) – and investigates the ramifications digital developments have on project participants, project success and the public in general. Key topics will include the use and exchange of digital data, the impact of digital data and BIM use on project communication and efficiency, and other issues related to the use and transmission of digital data.


Learning Objectives:

1. Explore new issues and trends in digital practice and building information modeling; discover business and practice implications to be considered by owners, architects and contractors; and assess the effects of these trends on practitioners and the public in general.

2. Understand roles and responsibilities in projects that utilize digital practice and building information modeling; and recognize their effects on traditional roles and how digital practice and BIM will minimize confusion and project delays and contribute to a more efficient process.

3. Analyze the potential liability associated with the transmission and use of digital data; including key issues associated with the appropriate transmission, maintenance, management and archiving of digital data and with post project uses of digital data for facilities management and other Owner related interests.

4. Discover the new AIA Contract Documents addressing digital practice and understand how they facilitate the responsible use and exchange of digital data, including BIM, on a project.


Paula Selvaggio with Oswald Companies

Eric Pempus with Oswald Companies

Attorney Martin Pangrace with Brennan, Manna & Diamond.


Deadline to Register Is Noon, March 9, 2015

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