Archive of 2010 Continuing Education (Jul - Dec)

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CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES @ AIA LOS ANGELES (Sep - Dec 2010)

  • REGISTRATION: You may register for all of the classes below at THIS LINK with the exception of the 10/8 GreenEDU Academy which requires registration HERE.

  • LOCATION: All classes are held at the AIA Los Angeles Chapter Office at the Wiltern Center (unless otherwise noted), 3780 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 800 Los Angeles, CA 90010 (corner of Western/Wilshire). Parking is available for $8 at the Ralphs/Wiltern Structure or on surrounding side streets (but be sure to read all posted parking signs).

SEPTEMBER 2010

REVIT: PHASING & SITES (9/24)

  • Date: Friday September 24, 2010
  • Time: 8:30 AM check in | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM seminar
  • Learning Units Provided: 4.0
  • Fees: $85 AIA Members or $175 Non-Members
  • Capacity: limited to the first 20 registrants
  • Required Materials: Participants to bring their own laptop with Revit 2011 already installed (free 13-month Revit 2011 trial download available from AIA|LA upon registration)
  • Course Description: This seminar is geared towards reviewing the Phasing and Site tools in Revit Architecture 2011. Participants will learn about adding phases to a project; assigning phasing to objects and setting up phasing views; using an imported file to create a topography; and adding sub regions, pads, parking and trees.
  • Instructor: Jason Gant, AIA, BIM Solutions - Jason is an Architectural BIM Manager for BIM Solutions with over 8 years experience in the AEC industry. He obtained a Master of Architecture from Tulane University and is a licensed Architect in the State of California.
  • CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS

OCTOBER 2010

GREEN EDU ACADEMY (10/8)

  • Date: Friday October 8, 2010
  • Time: 8:30 AM check in | 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM seminar
  • Learning Units Provided: 8.0 HSW/SD + GBCI continuing education units
  • Fees: $299 AIA Members or $349 Non-Members
  • Capacity: limited to the first 20 registrants
  • Required Materials: None
  • Course Description: This full day seminar, comprised of 6 unique sessions, will offer interactive learning experiences that keep you informed on the latest information available on LEED and the green building industry. The courses utilize real-world examples and engaging discussions to enhance the learning environment and student experience. The 6 sessions include the following topics: I. LEED for New Construction; II. Introduction to Sustainable Sites; III. Introduction to the Heat Island Effect; IV. Stormwater: Quantity and Quality Control; V. Introduction to Water Efficiency; VI. Integrated Project Deliver (IPD). Full class descriptions are available at this link.
  • Instructor: Danny Walsh, LEED APBD+C, Green Education Services - Danny joins Green Education Services after his internship with the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission at the Prince George’s County Planning Department where he consulted on their LEED Based Master Plan Design Guidelines. He also participated in a joint land use study with Andrews Air Force Base and the planning department and was appointed the Project Manager for a LEED ND pilot project. He was also responsible for reviewing and interpreting site plans and development proposal for the county. Danny also completed an internship at the Boston Redevelopment Authority in the Planning and Zoning Department where he conducted a comprehensive survey in the Downtown Crossing District and was involved with the area’s Economic Improvement Initiatives program. At GreenEDU, Danny helps to teach all of the course offerings focusing on sustainability, including LEED exam prep. His wide range of sustainable topics has been presented to over 500 students at GreenEDU. Danny is passionate about the green building movement and brings that energy to each classroom environment. Danny also helps to develop the course content for some of the continuing education courses available to help students maintain their LEED credential through GBCI’s Continued Maintenance Program. Danny earned his Masters in Land Use and Environmental Planning and Bachelors in Environmental Science both from the University of Michigan. He is a LEED Green Associate and a LEED AP BD+C.
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CA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (CAL EMA) POST DISASTER SAFETY ASSESSMENT PROGRAM (SAP) EVALUATOR TRAINING (10/14)

  • Date: Thursday October 14, 2010
  • Time: 8:30 AM check in | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM seminar
  • Learning Units Provided: 7.0 HSW
  • Fees: $150 AIA Members or $225 Non-Members
  • Capacity: limited to the first 20 registrants
  • Required Materials: None. An SAP Training Manual, ATC-20 & ATC-45 Handbooks will be provided at the class.
  • Course Description: The goal of the California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA) Safety Assessment Program (SAP) is to help local government perform accurate facility safety assessments as quickly as possible. This will allow people to use safe homes and businesses, and ensure that people are prohibited from entering unsafe structures after a disaster. SAP Evaluators survey damaged facilities to determine if there are safety hazards to building occupants or to the general public. SAP Evaluators also provide recommended posting of placards that denote the condition of each structure evaluated. This full-day Evaluator Training class trains civil engineers, architects, and building inspectors to do field evaluations of buildings and other infrastructure for safety. It includes the most currently updated curriculum prepared by the California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA), practical examples of post-disaster field conditions impacting structural safety, assessing the degree of severity, posting, and barricading procedures. QUALIFIED PARTICIPANTS (see important note below) will receive the Disaster Service Worker Emergency Response Team card. Possession of this card is required in order to participate in emergency CALBO call-out operations (photos of each participant will be taken and a loyalty oath are part of the in-class registration process). Important Note about this Class: To receive the Disaster Service Worker Emergency Response card, individuals must be certified as a licensed Architect, Engineer, Building Official, Building Code Official, Master Code Official, Building Inspector, Combination Inspector, Residential Building Inspector, Residential Combination Inspector, Building Plans Examiner, or Combination Plans Examiner.
  • Instructors: Dean Vlahos, FAIA, DLR Group WWCOT - Dean Vlahos, FAIA is a Principal/Architect and Director of Architectural Forensics for DRL Group WWCOT Architects, a full-spectrum architecture firm with offices in Chicago, Colorado Springs, Denver, Des Moines, Honolulu, Shanghai, China, Kansas City, Lincoln, Minneapolis, Omaha, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Seattle, Sacramento, Santa Monica, Riverside, Moorpark, and Palm Springs. Through his pioneering research, material testing and investigations on landmark projects, Dean has established himself as a leading national authority on forensics, building codes, construction technology, system analysis, construction industry inter-relationships, enhancing public safety and sharing his expertise throughout the profession. Over the last 32 years, he has successfully completed a wide range of building types including: hospitals, schools, auditoriums, commercial, justice, laboratory, correctional, single and multiple family facilities totaling over seven million square feet of building program space, at an approximate construction value in excess of $9 billion. Dean has participated in numerous speaking engagements and authored and co-authored numerous articles in architectural publications. Val H. Usle, AIA, LEED AP, Walt Disney Imagineering - Val H. Usle is the Executive Director of Sustainable Design for the Environmental Design and Engineering Division of Walt Disney Imagineering. Imagineering is the Division of The Walt Disney Company responsible for the design and execution of the company’s theme parks and resorts around the world. While pursuing an architectural degree in college, Val joined Disney in 1975 as a monorail driver at Disneyland. Following graduation from Cal Polytechnic University at Pomona, he transferred to Walt Disney Imagineering where over the decades, he has progressed through a series of functional and project management positions on both domestic and international resorts, the latter of which included several overseas relocations. In his current assignment, he is responsible for identifying, developing and, executing sustainability solutions at both the resort and building levels. Val is a licensed architect, a Platoon Leader in the California State Military Reserve, Certified SAP Trainer, and author of the novel Prairie Fire. He lives in a home he designed in Sierra Madre, California with his wife Maureen, and their two children.
  • CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS

REVIT: ADVANCED FAMILIES (10/22)

  • Date: Friday October 22, 2010
  • Time: 8:30 AM check in | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM seminar
  • Learning Units Provided: 4.0
  • Fees: $85 AIA Members or $175 Non-Members
  • Capacity: limited to the first 20 registrants
  • Required Materials: Participants to bring their own laptop with Revit 2011 already installed (free 13-month Revit 2011 trial download available from AIA|LA upon registration)
  • Course Description: This seminar is geared towards increasing the understanding of the Revit Architecture 2011 family editor. Participants will learn about creating a nested door family; visibility of nested families; shared families; and linking family parameters.
  • Instructor: Jason Gant, AIA, BIM Solutions - Jason is an Architectural BIM Manager for BIM Solutions with over 8 years experience in the AEC industry. He obtained a Master of Architecture from Tulane University and is a licensed Architect in the State of California.
  • CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS

NOVEMBER 2010

ADA: PREPARING FOR THE NEW ADA REGULATIONS (11/5)

  • Date: Friday November 5, 2010
  • Time: 9:00 AM check in | 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM seminar
  • Learning Units Provided: 5.0 HSW/ADA + fulfils requirement for CA license renewal
  • Fees: $125 AIA Members or $185 Non-Members
  • Capacity: limited to the first 45 registrants
  • Required Materials: None
  • Course Description: In April 2010, the Obama Administration approved the most sweeping changes to the ADA since the first set of rules was issued. Those attending the presentation will become familiar with the regulatory process and agencies that bring about ADA regulations and presented with an analysis of the elements within the new ADA that are more strict than the California Building Code or become regulated for the first time (such as windows, kitchen appliances and various recreation facilities). Construction costs, scheduling, and economic impacts brought about by the new regulations will be discussed generally and through examples. The seminar concludes with observations on the most commonly occurring design and construction errors and how to incorporate constructability best practices that enable timely, code-compliant construction.
  • Instructor: Mark Anderson, AIA, CASp, LEED AP, Cumming Corporation - Mark Anderson is the Director of Cumming’s Accessibility Services Group and responsible for all services related to ADA and accessibility regulations. Mark is a registered architect, plans examiner, certified access specialist, and founding member of the Certified Access Specialist Institute. Mark has extensive experience in facility assessment, transition planning, code consulting, and construction management, and provides critical assistance to owners and designers alike.
  • CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS

CAL GREEN CODES: HOW & WHY (11/19)

  • Date: Friday November 19, 2010
  • Time: 8:30 AM check in | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM seminar
  • Learning Units Provided: 3.0 HSW/SD
  • Fees: $55 AIA Members or $105 Non-Members
  • Capacity: limited to the first 45 registrants
  • Required Materials: None
  • Course Description: The 2010 California Green Building Code goes into effect in January 2011. This seminar will provide an overview of the new mandatory codes for residential and commercial buildings. You will also learn about the code adoption cycle and how CALGreen, the first-in-the-nation mandatory green building code, was developed. Additionally, you will have an opportunity to raise questions concerning your projects and implementation of the new code in Los Angeles.
  • Instructors: Dave Walls, California Building Standards Commission - Dave Walls was appointed Executive Director of the California Building Standards Commission in May of 2006. His appointment is supported by many years of experience in public policy, and the development and administration of programs pertaining to the education, implementation, and application of building codes in California. Most recently, Walls successfully directed the development and adoption of the 2010 California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen), the first in-the-nation statewide green building code. Walls also engineered the publication of the 2007 California Codes while streamlining the process to reduce the adoption timeline by more than 12 months. Prior to his CBSC appointment, Walls served as an administrator with the Division of Codes and Standards for the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). At HCD he orchestrated the rewriting of the disability access building standards for residential occupancies in California. A California licensed general contractor, Walls was formerly an official in the building inspection division for the County of Sutter, and for the City of Galt. During his tenure with Galt he developed the ADA transition plan for the city. Additionally, he serves as a commissioner on the California Seismic Safety Commission and as a member of the Hospital Building Safety Board. Doug Hensel, California Department of Housing and Community Development - Doug Hensel was appointed Assistant Chief of the Housing Standards Section for the Codes and Standard Division at the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) on July 7, 2006. Since January 2006, he has served as acting State Housing Law Program manager for HCD with oversight responsibility for the State Housing Law code program. From 2001 to 2006, Doug served as a District Representative for HCD developing code adoption packages. Prior to HCD, Doug spent 17 years working in local Building Departments as a permit center manager, plans examiner, inspector and capital improvement project manager. He is a licensed General Contractor and a Certified Building Official. Osama Younan, LEED, Los Angeles Department of Building & Safety - Mr. Younan is the Chief of the Mechanical Engineering and Green Building Section in the City of Los Angeles' Department of Building and Safety. He represents the Department on Green Building issues and other issues relating to sustainability and was designated by the Department as the lead person for the adoption of the 2010 CALGreen Code. Osama Younan is a member of the City of Los Angeles Green Building Team and was a member of the 2008 and 2010 California Green Building Standards Code Focus Group. Osama Younan is a licensed mechanical engineer with the State of California and a LEED Accredited Professional with the US Green Building Council. He serves on the California Building Officials Green Building Committee and he is the vice-chair of the Los Angele Basin Chapter Green Building Committee.
  • CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS

DECEMBER 2010

LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE EXAM PREP WORKSHOP (12/3)

  • Date: Friday December 3, 2010
  • Time: 8:00 AM check in | 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM seminar
  • Learning Units Provided: 8.0 HSW/SD
  • Fees: $200 AIA Members or $275 Non-Members
  • Capacity: limited to the first 45 registrants
  • Required Materials: None. It is recommended that at a minimum you read through the Introduction section of the LEED NC Rating System or Reference Guide as well as the LEED Green Associate Candidate Handbook to gain a basic level of familiarity before the class. You can download the LEED NC Rating System from USGBC National and the LEED Green Associate Candidate Handbook from GBCI. Both downloads are free.
  • Course Description: This full-day LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation Workshop is designed to prepare you to pass the test with confidence - the first time. The workshop will focus on the key information necessary to pass the LEED Green Associate exam, including: LEED implementation process, project site factors, water management, energy impacts, synergistic opportunities, stakeholder involvement in innovation, project surroundings, public outreach & test taking tips and strategies. In addition to delivering the material in a clear and concise format, this workshop presents the types of questions that are asked on the exam so you know what and how to study. We review example scenarios from real world projects to help you better understand and remember the material while giving you an opportunity to put the concepts to practice. One of the best ways to prepare for any test is to work through sample questions. Our workshops conclude with a 30-question in-class practice exam and a full 100-question take-home exam that accurately reflect the types of questions you'll see on the test. Included as part of the training, participants receive a workbook that summarizes the material and allows you to follow the outline of the course.
  • Instructor: Alex Spilger, LEED, GreenStep Education - Alex has taught LEED workshops through organizations such as local chapters of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and American Institute of Architects (AIA), the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and the Sustainable Building Advisors Program among others. He has also developed curriculum for UC Berkeley Extension where he teaches a 6-week LEED Project Management course. He draws from his experience working on over two dozen green building projects to offer practical and engaging workshops designed to prepare you to pass the test with confidence - the first time.
  • CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS

ADA: STEPPING THRU COMMERCIAL RESTROOMS (12/10)

  • Date: Friday December 10, 2010
  • Time: 9:00 AM check in | 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM seminar
  • Learning Units Provided: 5.0 HSW/ADA + fulfils requirement for CA license renewal
  • Fees: $125 AIA Members or $185 Non-Members
  • Capacity: limited to the first 45 registrants
  • Required Materials: None
  • Course Description: This course will provide an overview of restroom design, from toilets, lavatories, to typical restroom accessories including current signage requirements. There will be a review of the parameters of Accessibility for commercial restrooms in new construction in & outside of California. We will look in depth at issues related to lavatories, toilet compartments, grab bars, restroom accessories, and related signage. A combination of architectural details, photos, and codes will be reviewed so participants will gain a more comprehensive understanding of this specific topic.
  • Instructor: Janis Kent, AIA, CASp, Stepping Thru Accessibility - Janis Kent is a Certified Access Specialist (CASp), one out of about 300 in the State, and a licensed California Architect. She has been the accessibility specialist for a nationally recognized architectural firm and has been involved in the world of Accessibility since the 1980’s. In addition to managing a variety of architectural projects and providing professional training seminars for architects in Accessibility, she has surveyed existing buildings for accessibility compliance, provided quality control for numerous surveys of existing facilities throughout the country, and has been responsible for compiling standard architectural details nationwide. In addition, she is the founding president of the Certified Access Specialist Institute (CASI) which has been developed to provide support to CASI members and set higher standards for accessibility reviews. She is also on the Cerritos College Architectural Advisory committee and serves on the Board of Directors for the Long Beach/South Bay Chapter of AIA.
  • CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY & DISCLAIMERS

Cancellations made at least one week prior to the class will be refunded in full, less a $10 cancellation and processing fee. No refunds for cancellations will be given after that time. No refunds shall be issued for no-shows to the class. Registration may be transferred to another individual.

AIA/LA reserves the right to cancel any class where the minimum number of pre-registration registrants is not met. If such a cancellation occurs, registrants will be notified and given the opportunity to select an alternate and comparable class to attend. In the event such an alternate and comparable class is not available, then the registration fees will be refunded as appropriate. Further, dates, times, classes, program subject matter, instructors, panelists and fees are subject to change, without notice, at any time at the sole and absolute discretion of AIA/LA.

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