April 20, 2011
by Emily Nemens

In this issue:
· 2011 Convention — Make Your Plans Today!
· AIA Adds New On-Demand Documents
· NCARB Talks
· e-Calendar


2011 Convention — Make Your Plans Today!
The AIA 2011 National Convention and Design Exposition is just around the corner, 05.12-14.11 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The theme of the conference is “Regional Design Revolution: Ecology Matters.” Advance registration is available here and housing can be reserved through the convention website. AIA’s new publishing partner Hanley Wood organized the conference. More than 800 exhibitors and 200 programs are planned for the three-day convention. Concurrently, AIANY and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, with AIA New Orleans, and Tulane University Prevention Research Center, will be hosting “Fit Nation NOLA — Healthy communities through design.” More information and registration can be found here.


AIA Adds New On-Demand Documents
With 13 new contract documents, AIA.org has expanded its suite of on-demand contract documents to 48. The additions are:
· B201–2007 (formerly B141–1997 Part 2), Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Design and Construction Contract Administration;
· B202–2009, Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Programming;
· B203–2007, Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Site Evaluation and Planning;
· B204–2007, Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Value Analysis, for use where the Owner employs a Value Analysis Consultant;
· B205–2007, Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Historic Preservation;
· B206–2007, Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Security Evaluation and Planning;
· B207–2008 (formerly B352–2000), Standard Form of Architect’s Services: On-Site Project Representation;
· B209–2007, Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Construction Contract Administration, for use where the Owner has retained another Architect for Design Services;
· B210–2007, Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Facility Support;
· Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Commissioning;
· Standard Form of Architect’s Services: LEED Certification;
· Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Architectural Interior Design;
· Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Furniture, Furnishings and Equipment Design.

For more information, or to download, visit http://documentsondemand.aia.org/. As always, contract documents are on sale at the AIANY office Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Contact info@aiany.org with any questions.


NCARB Talks
The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has launched a new video series entitled “NCARB Talks,” featuring short, informal conversations with architects on staff. These videos give viewers a glimpse of individual triumphs and challenges on the path to licensure. They discuss their experiences with the Intern Development Program (IDP), the Architect Registration Examination (ARE), and the importance of getting licensed and ultimately NCARB certified. Videos are available at http://www.ncarb.org or http://www.youtube.com/user/NCARBorg.


eCALENDAR
eCalendar includes an interactive listing of architectural events around NYC. Click the link to go to to eCalendar on the Web.

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