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AIA Akron

AIA Akron is a local component of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). We represent over 170 members in 11 counties of the greater Akron area. Our mission is to organize and unite in fellowship the members of the Architecture profession. We promote the aesthetic, scientific and art of planning by advancing the standards of architectural education, training, and practice, to coordinate the building industry and the profession of architecture to ensure the advancement of the living standards or people through their improved environment.

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A.R.E. Study Sessions

Dear AIA Akron Board Members and Associates,

AIA Cleveland and AIA Akron Associate Directors are sharing the duties for A.R.E. Study Sessions. AIA Cleveland is handling the paperwork, documentation and a portion of hosting, but will share a portion of the money with us for Associate benefits such as study material, testing scholarships, speakers, etc.

We are looking for available conference rooms on Saturdays from 9am -2pm that will seat 25 comfortable with tables. The maximum attendance last year was 24 including speakers, but demand may have grown. If you are able to offer your company’s facility, please let me know so Akron can share in offering our support.

We are also looking for presenters for the 7 sections of the Architectural Registration Exam. We hope to have an established professional who has tested in the last 10 years along with a newly registered or recently section passing intern share together their thoughts on material covered and solutions they have developed. The ARE 4.0 is not much different than the previous versions, except for the combination of vignettes, changing the tests into 7 sections instead of 9.

The presenters would be given study material for their section and have the ability to review many weeks prior to speaking. Most study sessions had a walk-through of what was covered, were open to questions and discussions and then participated in the NCARB practice program available free online with the same design challenges for all and only two problems per section. If more speakers are from AIA Akron’s region, it may increase our share in the proceeds.

Below are descriptions of the test sections and what is involved in each for your review. The schedule has not been finalized yet, but we anticipate 1 per month starting in October and will work with your schedule to make the section timing be convenient. We anticipate structural systems and building systems to be co-lead by engineers that have participated in the past. Your time and preparation will be greatly appreciated.

Please pass on the presentation request to all members of your firms and contact me if you are interested in helping the future architects in our area study for these exams.

Best wishes,
Sarah Markley
Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C, NAWIC, USGBC NEOhio ACE
markley_sarah@hotmail.com
Phone 330.328.5778


ARE 4.0 Divisions

The ARE currently consists of seven divisions that can be taken in any order. Exams include a combination of multiple-choice, check-all-that-apply, and fill-in-the-blank questions and graphic vignettes. Individual exam guides and exam practice programs are available in the Preparing for the ARE section.

http://www.ncarb.org/ARE/Preparing-for-the-ARE.aspx


Programming, Planning & Practice

The application of project development knowledge and skills relating to architectural programming; environmental, social, and economic issues; codes and regulations; and project and practice management. [more]

Contains 40 sample multiple-choice questions, one passing and one failing solution for one sample vignette, and a list of references. [Exam Guide] [Practice Program]


Site Planning & Design

The application of knowledge and skills of site planning and design including environmental, social, and economic issues, project and practice management. [more]

Contains 39 sample multiple-choice questions, one passing and one failing solution for two sample vignettes, and a list of references. [Exam Guide] [Practice Program]


Building Design & Construction Systems

The application of knowledge and skills of building design and construction, including environmental, social, and economic issues, project and practice management. [more]

Contains 37 sample multiple-choice questions, one passing and one failing solution for three sample vignettes, and a list of references. [Exam Guide] [Practice Program]


Schematic Design

The application of knowledge and skills required for the schematic design of buildings and interior space planning. [more]

Contains one passing and one failing solution for two sample vignettes and a list of references. Updated July 2010. [Exam Guide] [Practice Program]


Structural Systems

Identification and incorporation of general structural and lateral force principles in the design and construction of buildings. [more]

Contains 38 sample multiple-choice questions, one passing and one failing solution for one sample vignette, and a list of references. An index of references available during the test is included. Due to copyright agreements, the actual pages cannot be displayed on our web site, but will be available during the test. [Exam Guide] [Practice Program] [References Available During the Test]


Building Systems

The evaluation, selection, and integration of mechanical, electrical, and specialty systems in building design and construction. [more]

Contains 42 sample multiple-choice questions, one passing and one failing solution for the sample vignette, and a list of references. [Exam Guide] [Practice Program] [References Available During the Test]


Construction Documents & Services

Application of project management and professional practice knowledge and skills, including the preparation of contract documents and contract administration. [more]

Contains 48 sample multiple-choice questions, one passing and one failing solution for the sample vignette, and a list of references. [Exam Guide] [Practice Program]

AIA AKRON AUGUST CHAPTER MEETING

“Terminal Tower Exterior Façade Renovation”

Ron Czaplicki, PE and Michael Mazzocco, PE of Barber & Hoffman, Inc. will present an overview of the five-year façade renovation of the landmark Terminal Tower, highlighting the work involved during the intricate restoration of this 52-story structure, including materials used and structural design.  Stringent historical requirements were adhered to, including Ohio Historic Preservation Office standards.  The building was constructed between 1925 and 1930, rising 708 feet above Public Square and is clad with ornamental iron, limestone, and terra-cotta masonry, much of which was replaced during the restoration.  The urban setting and height of the project provided many challenges to Barber & Hoffman.  This very successful project has won the 2010 ICRI Award of Excellence, 2010 Cleveland Engineering Society Restoration Project of the Year and the 2010 Cleveland Restoration Society and AIA Cleveland /Akron Chapter Preservation awards.

Mr. Czaplicki serves as Principal-in-Charge and Project Manager and Mr. Mazzocco is a Senior Engineer for Barber & Hoffman, Inc.

John Labriola, Chief Building Official of County of Summit Building Standards will present ground rules for submissions and what would be expected roadblocks. He will provide an overview of how to deal with the process, responsibility of the architect and completion of required paperwork. He will also discuss the future of electronic plan reviews.

 

Location: The Tangier,   532 W Market St, Akron, OH 44303-1893, (330.376.7171)
Time: 5:00-5:30 hors d’oeuvres |  5:30-6:30 John Labriola Presentation  |  6:45-7:45 Czaplicki & Mazzocco Presentation
Cost: AIA Akron members (including student members) – included in 2011 dues.
Non-chapter AIA or guests – $25.00.
To Register: Contact Carolyne Tinsley at 330-699-9788 or admin@aiaakron.org
by noon Friday, July 29, 2011
Learning Units: 1.0 AIA Learning Units or 0.10 CSI Continuing Education Units for each program will be issued. Each presentation is equal to 1.0 contact hour for other organizations requiring continuing education.

Contact Us

Jillian R. Tipton
Executive Director

2841 Riviera Drive, Ste. 120
Fairlawn Ohio 44333
Appointment Only. 

P: 330-699-9788
E: jtipton@AIAakron.org