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:
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: MICHAEL E. BRUDER
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.
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A.R.E. 5.0 Study Sessions, hosted by AIA Akron
Akron, OH 44304
April 4 Chapter Meeting
Leveraging Information with VDC Technologies
Park at Akron Children’s Hospital, Cedar Building
157 West Cedar Street
Akron, OH 44308
5:30 Check In on the 2nd Floor
6:30 Presentation, 1 LU/HSW
7:30 Presentation Completed
Registration will close at noon, on April 2nd, 2018.
VIRTUAL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGER
Phil brings a wide range of expertise in Building Information Modeling processes including pre-construction, site planning, phasing, construction, MEP Coordination and facilities management. Phil is committed to bringing innovation to every project with practical use of technology, aimed at facilitating collaboration and communicating information effectively among project stakeholders.
LEED Green Associate
FAA Certified Drone Pilot
Leveraging Information with VDC Technologies
Virtual Design and Construction Staff Phil Nagle and Neale Whitehead of Welty Building Company will discuss various innovative technologies and processes the can be used throughout the design and construction of a project. These tools are focused on enhancing collaboration between teams, reducing material and financial waste, and creating a safe and efficient work environment for everyone involved on the project. The tools that will be covered in the presentation include 3D laser scanners, virtual reality, fully-integrated BIM to prefabrication, and field observation techniques for continuous improvement. Technical examples will be shown from Akron Children’s Hospital projects to illustrate the benefit of the processes, discuss team member feedback, and explain lessons learned through the developmental journey.
After the course presentation, the session will allow users to interact and engage with these technologies to see their benefit first-hand. Equipment will be setup at different stations within the room, and the group will cycle through the stations to observe, experience, openly discuss the various tools in operation.
- Identify how 3D laser scanners and drones are used to capture existing conditions, generate models that can merged with other design data, and review content in various platforms to aid in streamlined programming and design.
- Investigate the tools and workflow associated with virtual reality, and identify value-added functions in development of design with active involvement of building occupants to ensure their spaces are designed to provide the best care.
- Describe how a fully integrated model can be leveraged for precise layout and prefabrication of building components to reduce material waste, improve quality of construction, and reduce worker strain.
- Identify various construction observation techniques and analysis procedures to capture current state of activities on site for collaborative team review, and explore improvements that focus on worker safety, efficiency, and quality of work in adherence to design documents.
Presentation, 1 LU/HSW
If you have any questions, contact Jillian Tipton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330.699.9788.
AIA & CSI Lunch & Learn (March 28, 2018)
Light and Color with LEDs
Presented by Myriad Energy Solutions
Our eyes can play tricks on us when it comes to color and how the eyes adapt. Lighting designs are affected, positively and negatively, by this. Understanding basic vision science, and how the eye perceives colors of objects and the environment, are important elements in design considerations. Comprehending color metrics that are used with conventional and LED sources will allow for a more thoughtful technical and artistic approach to the design.
- Understand the basics of vision science, and how we see color in our environment.
- Describe current color metrics and terms such as: CRI and evolving color scales, Correlated Color Temperature, and trichromatic theory.
- Describe how lighting affects how we perceive the color of objects and the environment, and the tradeoffs between color rendering and efficacy.
- Understand these effects when designing lighting solutions, using conventional and/or LED sources.
IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
March 1, 2018 Chapter Meeting
The Akron Children’s Hospital
Considine Professional Building Addition Tour
Tour Address: 215 West Bowery Street Akron, Ohio. Park in the Bowery Parking Deck
5:30 Registration – Meet in the construction field office on the 2nd floor of the building (the ground floor off Bowery Street). All hard hats, glasses and PPE will be provided for the tour.
6:00 Tour departs
7:00 Tour terminates
7:20 Meet at Baxter’s for drinks and social hour. Baxter’s Address: 205 S Main St, Akron, OH 44308
Visitors are required to wear pants and closed-toe shoes.
In March 2017, Akron Children’s Hospital broke ground on a 230,000-square-foot addition to the Considine Professional Building. The new building will bring together all of our outpatient clinics on the Akron campus.
Tour of Considine construction, 1 LU/HSW
There will be a brief project presentation and tour of the 220,000 SF addition to an existing medical office building.
Evaluate Lean Principles and how they merge with an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) method during design and construction to maximize efficiency.
Observe the advantages of above ceiling rack prefabrication for building systems. They will participate in detailed design techniques using BIM technology to fully understand above ceiling coordination prior to starting onsite.
- This course will cover how exterior envelopes in building construction can be fast-tracked using prefabricated wall panels. Participants will evaluate wall components to determine what was achievable for construction while maintaining the design intent.
This course will cover construction Takt Sequencing utilizing a Last Planner System (LPS) to produce predictable workflow and rapid learning during design and construction.
Brian Lapolla, AIA (Akron Children’s Hospital)
Marge Zezulewicz, AIA (Hasenstab Architects)
Tom Conti (Welty Building Company)
1841 Merriman Rd, Akron, OH 44313
Join us for a evening of camaraderie, hors d’oeuvres, and cocktails. Bring a set of new hats and gloves to donate to the Boys and Girls Club of the Western Reserve and receive an additional drink ticket.
RSVP (email@example.com or 330-699-9788) to the AIA Akron Office.
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AIA Akron & Akron-Canton CSI
November 8, 2017 Lunch and Learn
- Safe and Responsible UAV operations- as this technology rises in popularity, so do the regulations. UAVs reduce the fatality rate of workers when accessing difficult and high risk locations as well as other safety hazards. This course will illustrate the value which safe UAV operations can provide.
- Applications within the A/E/C industry- all of the uses and limitations to add efficiency and reduce costs. UAV’s provide accurate imagery from an aerial perspective to help improve everything on a site, even the social demographics of an area. There are a variety of uses such as aerial photography, Topographic mapping, DTM and DSM modeling, 3D Point Cloud modeling, progress photos, facility assessments, and inspection of infrastructure, parking lots etc., as well as many, many more.
- Technical capabilities of the UAV, its flight characteristics, limitations etc. Due to the longevity of the imagery and its accuracy, it could still be valuable 50 to 100 years from now.
- Knowledge of FAA regulations
Course #CTL021 – 1 HSW
AIA CES Provider: CTL Engineering, Inc.
Chad Hankins has been with CTL Engineering for almost two years in the role of Senior Geologist. He also now heads up the Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) department which has become a great tool supporting all of our services. He has a BS in Environmental Science from Kent State University and graduated in 2013. Chad has over 20 years mining experience in exploration and hydrology. He was on site in Alaska when he was with the Newmont Company. When Chad worked for Barrick he was on site in Nevada, Utah and Canada. He also has experience in copper exploration in Zambia working for Teal Mining Company. Chad is FAA certified and following are some of the projects in which he utilized the UAS. Our UAS team, led by Chad, did a building envelop survey of the downtown Columbus iconic multi-story building – ‘James Rhodes Tower’ – a 41 story, 690 feet sky scraper, the tallest building in Columbus and 5th tallest in Ohio. The fame from this project led to another project for doing the survey of another historic and iconic building well known as ‘Lincoln LeVeque Tower’ a 47 story Art Deco Style, 555.5 feet sky scraper, the tallest building from 1927 to 1974 in Columbus. The team also mounted an infrared camera and conducted roofing survey of the largest convention center in Columbus – Greater Columbus Convention Center – a 1.8 million square feet facility to identify water leakage.
Registration will close with 20 registrants or
Noon, November 3rd, whichever comes first.
IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
At the time of registration, you will receive an “on screen” confirmation of registration. Next, you should receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive this email, you did not successfully register for the meeting. Please try again or contact the office, 330-699-9788.
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On November 2, 2017 AIA Akron is hosting the Dueling for Schooling Fundraiser to benefit the Chapter’s annual scholarship program at The Tangier. Past fundraisers have been a great success, raising monies for Kent State University’s College of Architecture students and professional education programs for members. This year’s event will feature Dueling Pianos International and is sure to be a wonderful evening! There will also be a number of silent auction items to bid on. Please consider joining us for an evening of fellowship and entertainment.
|When:||Thursday, November 2, 2017
5:30 Social, 6:30 Dinner, 7:00 to 9:00 Entertainment
|Where:||The Tangier – 532 W Market St, Akron OH 44303|
- Single Reservation – $60.00
- Table for 8 Reservation – $450.00
OUR DUELING GUEST STARS:
Artist: Noel Leaman:
As a former Dueling Pianos Entertainment Director for 6 traditional Dueling Pianos venues located in Michigan, Alabama and Florida, Noel has trained many of today’s up and coming Duelers in the art of Sing Along. He is also responsible for creating our innovative wedding performance format. With over 2,500 Dueling Pianos performances under his belt, Noel has placed smiles on hundreds of thousands of faces from California to Japan to New York. Amid the thousands of Clients, Dueling Pianos International has served, Noel is requested more than any of our other entertainers combined!
Artist: Dan Louisell:
Dan is considered to be one of the funniest entertainers on the Dueling Pianos circuit. His clever and witty comedic timing along with his award-winning smile have made him one of the most sought after Entertainers on the Dueling Pianos circuit. When not on the road, Dan can be seen performing at one of many Sing Along venues in his hometown. If you are fortunate enough to have Dan perform at your next event, ask him for a CD of his comedic material.