Annual Meeting Recap & Upcoming Events

AIA Akron Members-
 
Thank you to everyone who participated in the annual meeting on Monday. The votes have been tallied, Julie Whyte will our 2019 president-elect and Melinda Scalfaro will be the AIA Ohio DirectorIf you were unable to attend our Annual Meeting and would like to know what was discussed, please reference the attached document, and let me know if you have any questions.
We look forward to seeing many of you at our upcoming events:
  •  October 23, 2018, 7:00 pm @ KSU’s CAED Building – KSU’s AIAS Napkin Sketch
    •  AIA Members are invited to participate in a Napkin Sketch competition hosted by Kent State’s AIAS chapter. Attendees will participate in a 60-second sketch competition, providing AIAS members the opportunity to interact with their professional counterparts in learning about critiques and design in a less formal atmosphere. Prizes will be awarded to the top three sketches.
  • October 25, 2018, 5:00 pm @ Missing Mountain Brewing Company in Cuyahoga Falls
    • The OH KY Chapter of IIDA invites members and guests of ASLA, CSI Akron-Canton, IIDA and AIA Akron to our next Akron Design Professional Happy Hour Social. This event is open to everyone -including non-members, guests and potential members. No RSVP needed.
  • November 1, 2018, 5:30 pm @ The Tangier – AIA Akron’s Dueling for Schooling Fundraiser
  • November 12, 2018, at 5:15 pm – 2019 AIA Akron Planning Meeting
    • Join the AIA Akron board as we discuss AIA Akron’s goals and events for 2019. The meeting will be held in the Fairlawn area, and information regarding the meeting location will be sent soon.
  • December 6, 2018, 5:30 pm @ Nuevo Modern Mexican & Tequila Bar– Joint Holiday Social

As always, let me know if you have any questions. 

Jillian R. Tipton 
Executive Director

TOGUCHI LECTURE

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
The lecture begins at 5:30 pm
Cene Lecture Hall
CAED Building, Kent State University

 

AIA and CSI members and guests are invited to Kent State University’s campus on Tuesday, October 9th to attend a this year’s Toguchi Lecture, presented by Billie Tsien. Titled “Practicing”, Tsien’s lecture will focus on built projects.

 

There will be limited seating available in the Cene Lecture Hall- attendees are encouraged to arrive early. If seating is unavailable in the Cene Lecture Hall, seating will be available in classrooms throughout the CAED Building, with the lecture presented on screens in each room. AIA & CSI members and guests are invited to join the KSU community for a reception with heavy hors-d’oeuvres following the lecture in the CAED Building. There will be no formal dinner for AIA & CSI members and guests this year. The nearest parking deck is the Kent Central Gateway, located at 201 E. Erie Street, Kent Ohio 44240.

 

Registration closes October 4, 2018.

 

September Chapter Meeting- Canceled.

UPDATE (9/10/2018): Grace Jeffers’s lecture on September 13th at Kent State University has been canceled due to a death in the family. This event will be rescheduled for a later date. Information will be sent when more information is available. 

AIA Akron members and guests are invited to our September Chapter Meeting, titled “Global Forestry 101”, by Grace Jeffers on September 13th at 5:30 pm. The meeting will be held in the Cene Lecture Hall at The College of Architecture & Environmental Design Building at Kent State University, and is open to the public. Those who register are invited to Treno for dinner after the presentation.
Lecture Description:
The world is losing its forests at such an alarming rate we now have global laws in place to protect our remaining woodlands. This lecture guides designers through the dense undergrowth involved in protecting forests. Designers will learn about endangered trees, their illegal logging, and how to identify the origin of wood before they specify. Global Forestry 101 also shows how to identify illegally obtained wood and reviews legal alternatives that protect forests and satisfies client needs. Recent global laws are very serious, and the lecture explores stark examples for design professionals to note so that they can protect their practices.
ffers’s lecture on September 13th at Kent State University has been canceled due to a death in the family. This event will be rescheduled for a later date. 

Two Day Concrete Symposium

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

Concrete Innovations

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

AIA State Economic Profiles

AIA National has recently published The State Economic Profiles, which contain economic indicators at the national, regional, and state level (e.g., employment, construction starts) to demonstrate the importance of architects and the industry to society. This important collection of economic indicators showcases the impact of the architecture industry on society including employment and gross domestic product. See how Ohio compares with the nation.

AIA Fellowship Submissions Due October 12, 2018

AIA Fellows are recognized with the AIA’s highest membership honor for their exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society. The prestige of FAIA after your name is unparalleled and the judging is rigorous.

Architects who have made significant contributions to the profession and society and who exemplify architectural excellence can become a member of the AIA College of Fellows. Only 3 percent of the AIA members have this distinction.

Submissions due October 12, 2018 prior to 5pm ET.

 

Click here to submit a fellow AIA Member. 

BBS Memo Regarding a Moratorium on OBC Storm Shelter Requirement.

BBS MEMO Ohio Board of Building Standards
July 13, 2018
6606 Tussing Road, P.O. Box 4009, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068-9009

On June 7, 2018, the Ohio General Assembly adopted House Bill (HB) 21 effective September 28, 2018 which includes new Revised Code (R.C.) § 3781.1010 enacting a moratorium on the building code requirement for schools to have storm shelters until September 15, 2019. The 2017 Ohio Building Code (OBC) adopted by the Board last year and effective November 1, 2017 included new Section 423.4 requiring storm shelters constructed in accordance with ICC 500 in Group E occupancies. New R.C. § 3781.1010 provides:

No rule of the board of building standards for the erection, construction, repair, alteration, and maintenance of buildings adopted under section 3781.10 of the Revised Code shall require the installation of a storm shelter in any school building operated by a public or private school prior to September 15, 2019, or in any such school building undergoing or about to undergo construction, alteration, repair, or maintenance for which financing has been secured prior to that date. Any rule adopted by the board that conflicts with this section shall not be effective with respect to any school building prior to September 15, 2019.

As used in this section, ‘school building,’ ‘public school,’ and ‘private school’ have the same meanings as in section 3781.106 of the Revised Code.

Building departments and school districts should consider the following when evaluating how new R.C. § 3781.1010 may affect proposed school construction project designs and submittals:

  1. Projects submitted before November 1, 2017: Proposed school building designs (new buildings, additions, alterations) submitted to the building department prior November 1, 2017 are subject to the requirements of the code in effect at the time of application. Therefore, OBC § 423.4 does not apply and would not be affected by HB 21.
  2. Projects submitted between November 1, 2017 and September 28, 2018: In R.C. § 3781.1010, the General Assembly prohibited requiring storm shelters in schools until September 15, 2019. Building Officials should consult with their legal counsel regarding whether resubmittal of the project is needed for the moratorium to apply.
  3. Projects submitted on or after September 28, 2018: The moratorium applies; therefore, a storm shelter constructed in accordance with ICC 500 is not required if the project is submitted prior to September 15, 2019. Additionally, if financing has been secured for a project prior to September 15, 2019 the moratorium applies regardless of when the project is submitted. Building Officials should consult with their legal counsel regarding what constitutes the securing of financing for the purposes of R.C. § 3781.1010.

After the expiration of the moratorium on September 15, 2019, a storm shelter constructed in accordance with ICC 500 will be required in Group E occupancies unless one of the above conditions apply, the project falls within a listed exception in OBC § 423.4, a variance is granted, or the project is for an alteration of an existing building and a storm shelter would not otherwise be required under OBC Chapter 34.

AIA Akron + The Akron Rubber Ducks

Join AIA Akron for our summer social with the Akron Rubber Ducks!

Bring your friends, family and potential AIA members and join us on Thursday, August 2nd for a 7:05pm Akron Rubber Ducks game verses Bowie. Included in your ticket is the choice of a hamburger or grilled chicken sandwich, french fries and a 24 oz. drink. The Rubber Ducks will also provide $1.00 Yuengling Lager drafts and fountain sodas!
 
All AIA members tickets are FREE (with the coupon code aia2018). Tickets for non AIA members are discounted at $17.00 per person.
 
To receive your free ticket to the Akron Rubber Ducks game on August 2nd and to purchase tickets for your guests, click the button below!
 
All ticket sales are final.