In this eLearning series provided by the AIA, participants will learn the nuts and bolts of workplace harassment, how to address it, and the best practices, strategies, and solutions for how to initiate and sustain a workplace culture transformation. The course is free for members and is accessible through AIAU.
The drumbeat of news about effects related to a changing climate—and the resulting loss of life and property—refuses to stop. The 2018 IPCC report clearly communicates the urgency to take substantial steps towards reducing our energy consumption and combating climate change—for our well-being and that of our environment.
With 40 percent of US energy consumed by buildings, architects play a key role in making significant reductions in CO2 emissions. The AIA 2030 Commitment program offers architects a way to publicly show their dedication and track progress toward a carbon-neutral future. Since 2009, participants in the Commitment have reported the performance of their firm portfolios over each calendar year. The data, collected via the 2030 Design Data Exchange (DDx), includes building type, area, baseline energy performance, and predicted energy performance.
Firms who have joined the 2030 Commitment are already putting in the work. In this single year, the 2030 Commitment participants reported energy savings equivalent to the carbon that would be sequestered by 21 million acres of forest in the US in a year. That’s nearly as big as the state of Maine.
Learn more about the impact 2030 Commitment firms are making in the 2017 by the numbers summary report, now available for download.
AIA Akron members and guests are invited to attend our Annual Meeting on Monday, October 15th at Laziza’s Restaurant in downtown Kent to recognize our volunteers, current members, and learn about the current state of the Chapter. This year will also feature a keynote presentation by Michael Bruder, Kent State University’s University Architect and Executive Director of Facilities, focusing on the ten-year renovation and construction process to improve Kent State University’s campus, including the phasing process, master planning, financing, and Q&A.
AIA members earn 1 LU credit.
Annual Meeting Agenda:
Michael E. Bruder has been with Kent State University in the Office of the University Architect since 1999. In his current role as University Architect and Executive Director of Facilities, Planning and Design, Michael is responsible for all design and construction projects on the Kent Campus as well as Kent State University’s seven regional campuses.
With a staff of 25 full-time employees, the office manages over 200 projects per year with an annual design and construction budget averaging $100 million. In the fall of 2017, the university completed the Foundations of Excellence construction initiative that involved the addition of 300,000 s.f. to the campus and the renovation of seven major facilities. The completed buildings have been recognized for their outstanding design and commitment to sustainable architecture.
In 2017/18, he led the team that developed the university’s first comprehensive facilities master plan in 20 years. The 10-year, $1.2B “Gateway to a Distinctive Kent State” master plan was adopted by the board of trustees and phase I of the master plan is approved to move forward. He will oversee the implementation of key Gateway plan projects including a new building for the College of Business Administration and the rehabilitation of an aging facility into a modern Design Innovation Hub.
In his role as university architect, he stresses a collaborative process to provide well-designed, sustainable buildings in a cohesive campus plan that fosters a positive environment for learning, researching, living and working for students, faculty and staff.
The National Center for Education and Research on Corrosion and Materials Performance (NCERCAMP), is hosting a two-day event on sustainable concrete Thursday-Friday October 11 & 12, at 264 Wolf Ledges Pkwy. University of Akron, Akron, OH. 44325
Low additive high early-strength concrete is becoming more popular, but what is it?
Concrete is a versatile building material that enjoys excellent thermal mass and varied design options but can require significant amounts of noncementitious materials carrying a high carbon footprint for maintenance. Low additive high early strength concrete relies on natural solutions and chemistry to produce more resilient concrete with less impact on our environment.
Smart micro-encapsulated corrosion inhibitors help guard against concrete corrosion, specifically in areas where steel rebar makes contact with the concrete matrix. This system of limiting corrosion of concrete will be explained in a one hour lecture on October 12th by NCERCAMP’s own Dr. David M. Bastidas.
On the 11th & 12th of October, live demonstrations of another natural concrete, reactive copolymerizing solids (RCS), will take place outside on campus.
For more information contact: NCERCAMP1@uakron.edu
Join Stan G. Guidera, Professor, Architect and Autodesk Certified Revit Professional for an 8-week online course focusing on Revit architectural design software on/line. This self-paced course will cover fundamental through intermediate concepts as participants create a 3D model of a commercial office building, then use that model to generate construction and presentation documents.
This course will begin mid-June and is open to the public. If you are interested in joining, contact Stan Guidera at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AIA & CSI Lunch & Learn (June 13, 2018)