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CPTED / Defensible Space

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_prevention_through_environmental_design http://www.cptedsecurity.com/cpted_design_guidelines.htm http://www.cpted.net/default.html VOCAB: Natural Surveillance Natural Access Control Territorial Reinforcement Maintenance

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Competitions

A couple of websites listing architecture competitions: Death by Architecture Bustler Archinect ArchDaily TheArchitectureRoom

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Licensure Comparative

The rabble rabble of discontent with the current examination, internship and fee structure has instigated a call for change in the now long and convoluted path to licensure.

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Associate Director Report 11/5/13

AIAIC ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR REPORT: November 5, 2013 1. Site Planning and Design Exam ‐ 3 exams scheduled before the end of the year ‐ Sessions will complete this month 2. Design competitions ‐ AIASFV IDP Competition [November 11th / $75 … Continue reading

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Sustainable Design

LEED CREDIT CATEGORIES: -Sustainable Sites -Water Efficiency -Energy and Atmosphere -Material and Resources -Indoor Environmental Quality (-Innovation and Design) VOCAB: EMBODIED ENERGY VOC SICK BUILDING SYNDROME LIFE CYCLE COST CFC ALBEDO SRI POTABLE WATER GREY WATER BLACK WATER FLYASH HEAT … Continue reading

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Codes, Standards, Acts, etc.

IBC – Model Code for construction & design – Other similar model codes UBC (seismic), BOCA (snow), SBC (wind) – Occupancy Types – Construction Types – Means of Egress NFPA – Model Code to minimize possibility & effects of fire … Continue reading

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Associate Director Report 9/3/2013

AIAIC ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR REPORT September 3, 2013   ARE/NCARB Blackout has officially ended today Candidates are now able to log on to the NCARB website and schedule exams versus logging onto the Prometric website Electronic Score Reports (versus waiting for … Continue reading

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Delivery Methods

AIA Delivery Method Brief AREFORUM Government Project Delivery Methods: DBB – Design Bid Build – Owner has a separate contract with Architect (designer/agent) and Contractor (builder) – Traditional Bidding Method – Promotes most competitive bidding climate – Creates adversarial relationship … Continue reading

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NCARB My Examination Page

Looks like NCARB actually finished as promised and the blackout is over. No reason to not schedule your exams now. There is a fact sheet outlining how the blackout will affect your rolling clock and the exam taking procedure. And … Continue reading

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Contracts (cont’d)

A201 General Conditions 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS – Instruments of service: studies, models, sketches, drawings, specs, etc. – Contractor and subs can reproduce instruments of service solely for project 2 OWNER – Contractor can request evidence of owners financial ability to … Continue reading

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