February 2016
  Upcoming Events
Architectural Copyright: Understanding the Rights and Risks Related-An Architect's Instruments of Service
March 9 @  5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

This informative presentation will include and overview of the history of the development of architectural copyright law and enable attendees to understand the foundation of the applicable laws.  

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Safety Assessment Program (SAP) Evaluator Class
March 11, April 1, April 8 @  8:30 am - 4:00 pm

8 HSW's

The Safety Assessment Program (SAP) utilizes volunteers and mutual aid resources to provide professional engineers and architects and certified building inspectors to assist local governments in safety evaluation of their built environment in the aftermath of a disaster. The program is managed by Cal OES, with cooperation from professional organizations, such as American Institute of Architects (AIA).  Cal OES has scheduled 3 SAP Evaluator training sessions for southern California.  Orange County Sheriff’s Department and AIA Orange County are currently seeking licensed architects to volunteer their services as SAP Evaluators.  For additional information, please click below

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Universal Design and Meeting the Needs of an Aging Population- AIAOC Lunch Program
March 15 @  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Explore the demographic trend of aging in the US and their physical and psychological needs. Baby boomers are more physically active, live healthier lives and have a stronger desire to remain independent than the previous generations.  The majority of boomers prefer to age in place, regardless of their physical abilities. There are many laws for accessibility in the US and around the world. Whereas accessibility is a legal mandate universal design has no determined minimum level of compliance.  This CEU looks at the 7 Principles of Universal Design and will address how to implement them into practice.

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COTE Mixer & Presentation: Water Regulations and the True Value of Water
March 24 @  5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

New legislative measures are being taken to counter the effects of the severe drought impacting California.  This seminar will instruct architects on new water use restrictions and how design of the built environment is key to the success of water restrictive usage.

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Title 24- Hotels and High Rise Apartments, Compliance with New Regulations to Automate HVAC, Lighting and Plug Load Energy- AIAOC Lunch Program
March 30 @  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The 2013 California Energy Code has changed many requirements to automate HVAC, lighting and plug loads based on real-time occupancy sensing.  We will discuss how this is particularly emphasized in hotels and high-rise apartment buildings and has major implications on energy performance of the building, the design aspects and how this will affect occupants, including a review of key points in the energy code.  Building owners, developers, designers, architects, engineers and other building practitioners will learn a.) how to comply with Title 24, b.) key aspects to related technology, c.) how sensors can boost energy savings, and d.) understanding how these measures affect the building design, construction and occupational comfort, health and safety.

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ARE and CSE Review Class
February 23rd- CSE  &
March 1st- ARE @ 6:00 pm -9 :00 pm

Pursuing licensure?  Attend these upcoming CSE  and ARE overview programs.

May 19 @ 8:00 am - May 21  @ 5:00 pm

Registration for AIA Convention 2016 is now open!

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Member Referral Program 
Help support AIAOC’s 2016 Member Referral Program! 

New members receive free 2016 Convention registration.  

  News and Happenings
  At Your Service
Inside Houzz: Enter PlayHouzz 2016
Houzz and AIA are launching a charitable playhouse design competition to showcase architecture and the value of design through the creative work of architecture professionals and students in the U.S. and Canada. AIA components whose members submits at least 20 entries will be eligible to receive a $5,000 grant to build the winning design

International Living Future Institute Hosts Third Annual Net Positive Energy + Water Conference
Join us for the third annual Net Positive Energy and Water Conference, dedicated to the exchange of technical expertise, bold strategies and provocative case studies—all aimed at accelerating the global shift toward Net Positive Energy and Water buildings and communities.

What’s your order for the 2016 AIAOC Community Leaders Breakfast Series?

Whether you’re seeking to develop relationships or want to influence policy that affects the built
enviroment, the “AIAOC Community Leaders Breakfast with...” series is the members voice to
local advocacy.

Who would you like to meet in a roundtable setting in 2016?
tell us here
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