Drones for Good

May 25th Chapter Meeting
final call
Drones for Good
When:  May 25, 2017, Deadline to register is May 19, 2017
Where: The Ruhlin Company

6931 Ridge Road
Sharon Center, OH 44274
Cost:  AIA Members – Included in dues, Non-Members of AIA Akron – $25,
AIAS Students – $10, KSU students – $15
5:30 pm       Dinner – arrive early and sign-in.
6:30 pm       Seminar
7:30 pm       Drone Demonstration
Continuing Education:
    Thomas Wasinski, certified Remote Pilot/Drone Operator and Founder of Aerial Agents will be highlighting all of the benefits of UAV/Drone Technology as well as safe operations and best practices.
“Drones for Good” Presentation will cover:
* Inspecting inaccessible and hazardous areas
* Gather accurate site data
* Safe Operations of drones on the job site (Do’s & Don’ts)
* Best Practices
* FAA regulations
* Practical uses
* The difference between the many types of small Unmanned Aerial Systems
Learning Objectives:
  1. Safe and Responsible UAV operations are going to be extremely important as this technology is becoming a big part of our future. There will be drones on every job site, before, during, and after construction is complete. When humans try to access hard to reach places for inspection purposes, there has been tragedy. We can reduce the fatality rate of workers needing to access difficult and high risk positions by using the UAV technology that is available to us.  Our firemen benefit greatly from the perspectives that a drone provides. This course will illustrate the value that safe UAV operations can provide.
  2.  An aerial 360º view will surely help anyone get a perfect perspective of a target site. Once the boundaries of the site are viewed in a way that hasn’t been previously available, this can inspire new ideas and fresh concepts. This includes the planning and design of parking surfaces/garages and entrances/exits of the certain location by monitoring traffic patterns. UAV’s provide accurate imagery from an aerial perspective that has been used to help improve even the social architecture of an area. This includes the best location for playgrounds, pools, recreation areas, Tree and plant life, etc. that may be part of a community based housing or other various specialized lifestyle living facilities.
  3. 100% accurate imagery is always extremely valuable to site planners and architects alike. The imagery could also be valuable 50 to 100 years from now. The way that visual data is preserved now, allows society to have a record of the way an area looked previously. Even fireman have benefited from the invaluable perspectives that drones have been known to provide. By empowering our police, firemen, and EMS workers with view that help them discover the best angles to pursue.
  4. Knowledge of FAA regulations
Course number: OHAK052517
Learning Units:  2 HSW’s.
Deadline to Register Is May 19, 2017

2017 Akron-Canton CSI ProductFest & Expo


2017 Akron-Canton CSI ProductFest & Expo
Thursday, May 18, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
John S. Knight Center – Downtown Akron
•  Eight Diverse Education Sessions  – Topics for Design Professionals and Contractors, including seminars by NFPA and others on the latest in smart home and building technology
• ‘Meet and Greet’ Pavilions  – includes Owners, Contractors, and Construction Managers.  This special area will allow attendees and exhibitors to meet with representatives of some of the largest construction project generating entities in our area on a one-to-one basis.
•  Trade Show Floor  – Meet with over 50 diverse exhibitors displaying their newest and innovative products
•  Beer Tasting – Akron’s Finest Craft Brewers’ will be represented at sampling stations along with a complimentary dinner
Find more information here!

May 10 Lunch + Learn

 AIA Akron & Akron-Canton CSI
May 10, 2017 Lunch and Learn
Insulated Composite Back-up Panels
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“Insulated Composite Back-up Panels – A Simpler Solution” and why they are an excellent option for building envelope weather barrier construction.  The presentation explores exterior wall design performance; energy code requirements; the influence of air, moisture, thermal and vapor barriers; and actual project case studies are presented.

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Eric F Pros aia

Dear AIA Akron,

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April Chapter Meeting

April Chapter Meeting
Planning to Grow Akron
When:  April 5, 2017, Deadline to register is March 29, 2016
Where: Aqueduct Brewing
529 GRANT ST #106, Akron, OH 44303
Cost:  AIA Members – Included in dues, Non-Members of AIA Akron – $25,
AIAS Students – $10, KSU students – $15
5:00 – 6:00       Registration & Social
6:00 – 7:00       Presentation
Continuing Education:
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March 22 Lunch + Learn

AIA Akron & Akron-Canton CSI
March 22, 2017 Lunch and Learn
Sustainable Solutions for Shading & Daylighting
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One hour seminar detailing the use of sun controls on commercial buildings.  Read more

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Any question, every challenge, all the topics & skills

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Thousands of architects, designers, and firm owners rely on AIAU as their problem-solving partner. With more than 160 fast-paced courses led by some of the industry’s best architects and firms, AIAU is the leading source for expert instruction, ideas, and inspiration.

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