October 2, 2007
by: Murrye Bernard Assoc. AIA LEED AP

In this issue:
·2007 AIANYS Convention: There’s Still Time to Sign Up
·NCARB Updates Security Guidelines
·2007 AIA Mid-Year Podcast Offers Cathup Briefing

2007 AIANYS Convention: There’s Still Time to Sign Up
The AIA New York State 2007 Convention, The Past As Prologue, will be held this week, October 4-6, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in NYC and hosted by AIANY. If you have not signed up already, go to the AIANYS website and register today. Full registration is $375 for architects, $200 for associates, and $575 for non-members. A-la-carte day and event-specific rates are also available.

If you are unable to attend convention events, don’t miss the Host Chapter Party at the Center for Architecture on Thursday, October 4, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. RSVP online here.

NCARB Updates Security Guidelines
Today’s designs must prevent and detect threats from criminal and terrorist acts aimed at the structure and its occupants. The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) new monograph, Security Planning and Design, presents concepts, principles, and processes for incorporating enhanced security into the design of new and existing buildings.

Comprising nine chapters, the monograph examines contextual issues for security at regional, community, and local levels; outlines the process used to define security needs; profiles building security technologies; and presents methods for protecting people in buildings from chemical, biological, and radiological contamination.

Those who successfully complete the Security Planning and Design quiz will earn 12 professional development units and/or AIA learning units in health, safety, and welfare. The monograph’s price includes the web-based quiz, score reporting process, and one free retest if needed. Online, fax, or mail orders are accepted for all NCARB monographs. Order online or visit the monograph section of the NCARB web site to see other titles available.

2007 AIA Mid-Year Podcast Offers Cathup Briefing
AIA members’ vigorous federal advocacy efforts in the first half of 2007 enabled the Institute to lead on issues that matter to architects, from sustainability to tax relief, on a national scale. Three priorities comprised: energy-efficient federal buildings; extension of the commercial buildings tax deduction; and fostering green infrastructure. Listen to the mid-year federal advocacy briefing on AIA PodNet.


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