AIA Akron: Dueling for Schooling


Save The Date!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

On Thursday, November 1, 2018, The American Institute of Architects Akron Chapter will be hosing our annual fundraiser- Dueling for Schooling at The Tangier. This fundraiser directly supports the Chapter’s annual scholarship program and provides educational programs for our AIA members. Yearly, AIA Akron provides scholarships to Kent State University’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design students and over 36 hours of continuing education opportunities for our members and community.
This event will feature Dueling Pianos provided by Dueling Pianos International and include a silent auction, raffles, and a variety of prizes to enable us to continue providing the necessary scholarships and educational opportunities to our local community.
To register for this event, click Register Now or visit www.AIAakron.org

 

2018 Cleveland Sand Festival

2018 Cleveland Sand Festival

AIA Akron’s Sand Castle

Construction Team Needs You!

 

Lets goes to the beach! Join AIA Cleveland & Akron at AIA Cleveland’s annual Sand Festival on Saturday, August 4th at Edgewater Beach. This event combines volleyball and sand castle construction to present a unique opportunity for local architects and designers to engage with the public on one of Cleveland’s premier beaches.

AIA Akron will be constructing a sand castle with the best of them, and we need you! If you would like to join the AIA Akron Sand Castle Construction Team, email Jillian R. Tipton, AIA Akron’s Executive Director no later than July 13, 2018.

All are welcome to this family-friendly event, generously hosted by Cleveland Metroparks and co-sponsored by AIA Akron.

Edgewater Beach
Saturday, August 4, 2018
8:00-4:00pm

Lunch + Learn: July 11, 2018

AIA & CSI Lunch & Learn (July 11, 2018)

Acoustically Enhanced Gypsum Board
Designed for High STC Wall Assemblies
 
Presented by Thad Goodman, National Gypsum
 
 

 
Over the years sound transmission in wall partitions has been a difficult issue to resolve. The use of sound resilient metal channels, double stud and staggered stud walls filled with  insulation was the design professional’s choice. As a result of innovation and a better understanding of acoustics, additional products are now available for the design of high STC wall assemblies.
 
Participants of this course will learn about the different sound resilient assemblies available for the design and construction of high STC wall partitions. We will also discuss fire rated assemblies, area separation walls and other wall partitions that require reduced sound transmission from space to space. At the end of this presentation participants will have a better understanding of conventional construction methods as well as an innovative means of  decreasing sound transmission while increasing valuable square footage.
 
 

LIMITED SEATING
Registration will close with 20 registrants or 
the Friday before our event, whichever comes first.
 

Revit Architectural Design Software Summer Online Course- Offered by BGSU Department of Architecture.

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 guidera@bgsu.edu.

2018 Cleveland Sand Festival

Saturday, August 4, 2018

8:00-4:00pm

Every summer, AIA Cleveland goes to the beach! The event combines volleyball and sand castle construction to present a unique opportunity for local architects and designers to engage with the public on one of Cleveland’s premier beaches. Register your team for what will be a day to be remembered! All are welcome to this family-friendly event, generously hosted by Cleveland Metroparks and co-sponsored by AIA Akron.

To register for this great event, click here!

Lunch + Learn: May 23, 2018


AIA & CSI Lunch & Learn (May 23, 2018)

Kerran Sink & Countertop Design, presented by Bennett Supply

 

 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018.

This AIA accredited course details the key considerations of sink and counter top design. This informative presentation will cover in detail sink material, shape, type and installation. We will also cover counter top materials and mounting options. 

At the end of this course, participants will be able to: 

  1. List the pro’s and con’s of the common materials used in sink and countertop construction, 
  2. Define the design considerations related to sink selection, including the various configurations and style features that are available, 
  3. Explain the different installation methods of sinks, including topmount, undermount and seamless integration, and
  4. Discuss the key design features, seam technology, and installation steps of seamlessly integrated sinks.

Register Now!


LIMITED SEATING
Registration will close with 20 registrants or
the Friday before our event, 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 jtipton@AIAakron.org

Lunch + Learn: May 15, 2018


AIA & CSI Lunch & Learn (May 15, 2018)

Design & Specification of ACM / MCM in Today’s Architecture: A Technically Orientated Discussion of Today’s Aluminum Composite Material 

Presented by Mitsubishi Chemical Composites America ALPOLIC Materials
 
 

 

Join us for a special edition Lunch & Learn

Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

This presentation will cover a wide range of timely topics important to the Architect, Designer, and Specifier of contemporary interior and exterior metal panels. It will provide an overview of aluminum and metal composite materials as well address ACM’s attributes, basic design guidelines, attachment systems, specifications, and cost considerations.

 
Learning Objectives 
  1. ACM/MCM: Definitions, attributes and material structures and the manufacturing process,
  2. Physical Characteristics including strength of material and PE & FR core.
  3. Finish Characteristics: Paint, PVDF’s vs. FEVE, and natural materials.
  4. ACM/MCM vs Other Alternatives.
  5. Attachment Systems including exterior (wet seal, dry seal and rain screen) and interior.
  6. Application Examples.
  7.  Cost Considerations.
  8. ACM/MCM Specification Writing.
  9. Project Communications.

Register Now!


LIMITED SEATING
Registration will close with 20 registrants or
the Friday before our event, 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 jtipton@AIAakron.org