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A Week In Brief
December 12, 2016
In This Issue
Support AIA in 2017
Cocktails & Credits
Architecture after 5
AIA OK Convention Survey
Support ARCPAC
Architects Blitz the Capitol
Underground Tour
Bell & McCoy Social Mixer
December 13: OCFA Underground Tour
December 14: AIACOC Board Meeting
December 16: AIA Arch Tour Applications Due
December 20: Architecture Tour Meeting
December 23-30:  AIA Office Closed
January 12: Cocktails & Credits Program
January 19: Architecture after 5 at CEC
January 24: Cocktails & Credits Program
February 2: AIACOC Luncheon
March 1: Architects Blitz the Capitol
March 23: Architecture after 5 at Emser Tile
March 24: AIA Sporting Clays Tournament
April 13: AIACOC Luncheon
April 17-22: Architecture Week
April 27: Architecture after 5 at Alvine Engineering
May 22: AIA Central Oklahoma Golf Tournament


Support AIACOC in 2017                   
AIA Central Oklahoma has started its 2017 Fundraising Campaign and we hope our allied friends will choose to join us again in 2017!

More information on sponsorship packages can be found HEREThese packages enable our supporters to be involved in multiple events throughout the year at a discounted price. 

Cocktails & Credits Programs in January                


Thursday, January 12, 2017
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
AIA Office


will present

Utilizing 3D Laser Scanning and Revit for Design and As-Built Information

Attendees will hear one hour of HSW credit.
This course will demonstrate the benefits of 3D Laser scanning for architectural and engineering design.  This course provides a concentration on using 3D laser scans for design and as-built information.  Each step of the 3D laser scanning workflow process is analyzed.  Additional post processing methods are reviewed for converting the laser scan point cloud raw data into common CAD platforms such Revit.  Applications, costs, and example case studies are also reviewed.
Learning Objectives:
  • Benefits of 3D Laser Scanning: Better design through better understanding of existing conditions.
  • 3D Laser Scanning Workflow and Process: Avoiding critical errors.
  • Post Processing Laser Scan Point Cloud Raw Data for better construction documents.
  • Applications and Examples of 3D laser scanning for improved adaptive reuse projects.
Space is limited.

Deadline to register, Tuesday, January 10, 2017.

AIACOC Members - FREE.  Nonmembers $10



Tuesday, January 24, 2017
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
AIA Office
Triple C Logo
will present

Understanding CCT & Color Metrics for Lighting

Attendees will hear one hour of HSW credit.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand correlated color temperature (CCT) and its effects on human perception.
  • Understand the importance of good color rendering and how it effects what we see as light reflects the object.
  • Understand shortcoming of CRI and other color metrics.
  • Background, evolution and rationale behind TM-30. How to interpret TM-30 when picking a light source that best suites the application.
Space is limited.

Deadline to register, Tuesday, January 20, 2017

AIACOC Members - FREE.  Nonmembers $10


Architecture after 5                   
Arch after 5                    
Mark your calendars for the January Architecture after 5 event! 

Thursday, January 19, 2017
at CEC Infrastructure Solutions
4555 Memorial Road, OKC

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Architecture after 5 is free to our AIA, Associate AIA and Allied members and their guests. 

Architecture after 5 is meant to bring the local A/E/C community together throughout the year for some much needed social time. 


Thank you to our host!
Help Us Fresh-Up the Fall Convention                   
We are conducting a survey to help us understand what members want out of the Fall AIA Oklahoma Convention.  Please take a few minutes to take this survey.  It's just 10 questions and will take 3 minutes or less. 

Haven't ever attended convention or its been a few years since you attended?  We REALLY want to hear your thoughts.  What would bring you back or bring you for the first time? 

Thank you in advance for your assistance with this! 
Governor Appoints Task Force To Look At Occupational Licensing                   
Last week, Governor Mary Fallin announced the formation of a task force to look into occupational licensing in Oklahoma.  The task force will look into all occupational licensing in Oklahoma, including Architects.  Architects protect the health, safety and welfare of the public but that doesn't mean our licensing law won't be under attack.   
As we look toward the 2017 Legislative Session, defending the practice of architecture will be at the top of our priority list.  However, we can't do this without your help.  We will need you to contact and visit legislators when asked and please be sure Architects Blitz the Capitol is on your calendar for March 1.  And most importantly please consider giving to ARCPAC as we will need this resource in our efforts to defend the practice of architecture. 
CLICK HERE  to give a donation or even better, become a recurring contributor and sign up to give monthly.  
Look for the ARCPAC logo on the left side of the web page to make your donation. 
Save the Date! Architect's Blitz the Capitol - March 1
UNDERGROUND Tour                   
Join the Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture for a tour of the UNDERGROUND. 

Downtown OKC's Underground (formerly known as The Conncourse) is a series of tunnels and skywalks that connect a large part of the central business district's buildings and parking garages. Opened in 1974, the tunnel system is about one mile long and covers more than 20 square blocks.

Jerry Church of Downtown Oklahoma City will lead the tour.  Klint Schor, Artist, will join us to talk about his exhibit along the way and David Pettyjohn of Preservation Oklahoma will be on hand to talk about Downtown OKC history in the orange tunnel. 

Tuesday, December 13
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Meet at the Skirvin Hotel

OKC Foundation Members: $10
Nonmembers: $15

Save the Date for Bell & McCoy Mixer on January 24!                   
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