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AIA LA City Leaders Breakfast Reception w/ Ciara Barnett
March 19 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am PDT
AIA LA City Leaders Breakfast Reception with Ciara Barnett – 2021 President, Los Angeles Basin Chapter of ICC
2021 City Leaders Breakfast Series Presented By: Psomas
We are delighted to announce that the AIA LA City Leaders Breakfast Series will resume as a virtual “bring-your-own-coffee & breakfast” event. For 2021, we’re aiming for 25+ receptions to showcase the numerous membership-based organizations that provide professional leadership in the A/E/C industry.
The next in our series will feature the leadership of the Los Angeles Basin Chapter of the ICC.
We are organizing these receptions as opportunities for the architecture & design community to hear from the leadership of numerous A/E/C organizations and the specific initiatives each organization is helping to advance.
Additional Prospective topics and themes will include:
+ Ensuring & Maintaining Industry Relevance as an A/E/C organization
+ Economic Recovery & Environmental Resilience Initiatives (Climate Action & Infrastructure)
+ Preparing the LA-region for 2028 and Beyond (Olympics & Paralympics, etc.)
+ Workforce development and S.T.E.A.M pipeline; Access to Careers in A/E/C
+ Opportunities to advance Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the A/E/C industry
+ Procurement Best-Practices, Alternative Project Delivery & Innovative Funding Sources
Ciara Barnett – 2021 President, Los Angeles Basin Chapter of ICC
Ciara Barnett is a Licensed Civil Engineer and Certified Access Specialist (CASp) working for Los Angeles County Public Works in Alhambra, CA. Ciara obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and her Master’s degree in Structural Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona. She has worked in multiple Divisions for Public Works, including Waterworks and Sewer Maintenance and Building and Safety. Most recently she was promoted to Principal Engineer to lead the Community Services Group. Ciara has spent most of her 20 year career working as a building plan check engineer and an office manager for Building and Safety Division. To see Ciara in action, feel free to watch her “My job in 60 seconds” posting on the LA County channel: https://vimeo.com/360317777.
Ciara Barnet is the 2021 President of the Los Angeles Basin Chapter of the International Code Council (ICC). The Los Angeles Basin Chapter of ICC represents 89 local jurisdictions and their associate members and they strive to promote uniformity throughout the Region. The Chapter hosts monthly meetings, with a training component of interest to their members. They also plan various trainings and webinars throughout each year, including fire-life safety, structural, accessibility, mechanical/electrical/pluming, energy, Code updates, new technologies, etc… Attendees to monthly meetings and trainings obtain ICC Continuous Education Units (CEUs). Currently the Chapter is working to become an AIA approved provider, so that attendees will get AIA CEU credits also. In addition, the Los Angeles Chapter of ICC have six active committees, working on topics of interest to local jurisdictions and building industry related personnel. These committees are the Administration and Code Coordination, Structural, Fire-Life Safety, Disabled Access, Inspection, and Sustainability Committees.