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A Week In Brief
Monday, May 11, 2020
In This Issue
Sponsor Spotlight - Bell & McCoy Lighting
AIA outlines how to safely return to work
AIA National Virtual Town Hall
Specifying Plumbing Fixtures for Education
Revolutionizing Flexible Space
Napkin Sketch Competition
Women in Architecture Happy Hour
AIA Golf Tournament - June 15!
Booths and Sponsorships Available
Fitzsimmons Architects & Lingo Const. Doing Good!
Mark Your Calendars!
May 12: Virtual Lunch & Learn
May 19: Virtual Lunch & Learn
May 20: AIACOC Board Meeting via Zoom
May 21: Women in Architecture Virtual Happy Hour
June 11: AIA Luncheon (details coming soon)
June 15: AIA Golf Tournament
July 16: Architecture after 5 at Wallace Engineering
August 5: AIA Luncheon
August 27: Architecture after 5 at Olsson
September 17: AIA Luncheon
September 24: Architecture after 5 at ZFI Engineeering
October 1-2: AIAOK Conference on Architecture 
October 17:  2020 AIA Architecture Tour
October 22: Architecture after 5 at Timberlake Construction
November 6: OCFA Drinks X Design
November 12: AIA Luncheon
November 13: AIACOC Design Awards Celebration
November 19: Architecture after 5 at Spur Design
December 3: Architecture after 5 at FSB Architects & Engineers

Sponsor Spotlight - Bell & McCoy Lighting 
We are thankful for the support we receive at AIA Central Oklahoma from our sponsors.  Since we aren't seeing each other right now, we'd like to spotlight one of our chapter package sponsors each week!

2020 Corinthian Sponsor:

Tell us three facts about your company:

1).  Bell & McCoy has offices in 7 states.

2).  OKC office is in the SOSA neighborhood.

3).  Bell & McCoy holds an annual Halloween Contest.

A few images to showcase the work of Bell & McCoy Lighting and Controls. 

AIA outlines how people can safely return to offices post pandemic 

Re-occupancy Assessment Tool V1.0

The purpose of this document is to provide architects, private clients, and civic leaders a framework of strategies for reoccupying buildings and businesses that are in the process of transitioning from being fully closed to fully open. This document aims to provide a range of general mitigation measures to consider, with the understanding that the risk of infection can only be "flattened" and not eliminated entirely. Solutions require a coordinated approach between building features and operational practices.

As a reminder, you can find this and other COVID19 Resources on our AIACOC website HERE.

AIA National Virtual Town Hall Tomorrow
American Institute of Architects EVP/CEO Robert Ivy, FAIA and 2020 President Jane Frederick, FAIA want to hear from you.
Please join your colleagues from around the country for AIA's first member-wide Virtual Town Hall. The moderated discussion will provide an opportunity to hear firsthand about AIA initiatives and resources that ensure architects are central to society's efforts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and to create a healthier, safer, more equitable, and sustainable post crisis world. Space is limited, so please register today.
Tuesday, May 12 th at 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CST

Virtual Lunch & Learn on Tomorrow!

Specifying Plumbing Fixtures for K-12 and Higher Education Facilities

presented by

Learning Objectives:

Examine the factors that influence commercial restroom design for K-12 education facilities such as design, specification process, product preference for new construction vs. retrofits, water conservation and sustainability efforts.

Review the factors that influence commercial restroom design for higher education facilities such as design, specification process, product preference for new construction vs. retrofits, water conservation and sustainability efforts.

Identify how product selection of electronic sensors, low flow and dual flush toilets, retrofits for faucets and flushometers, as well as solar and turbine power contribute to water conservation for energy and cost savings.  

Understand how compliance with ADA affects commercial restroom product selection for education facilities.  

Attendees will earn 1 hour of HSW credit for participating in this virtual learning opportunity.  

Virtual Lunch & Learn on May 19th!

Revolutionizing Flexible Space/ Automated Operable Partition 

presented by

Learning Objectives: 

To recognize the advantages of automated flexible spaces to manage spaces more effictively and efficiently.  

To compare and contrast between three types of automated partitions, including sizes, acoustical and finish options, and safety measures.  

To understand the acoustical separation (how sound moves) as it relates to flexible spaces and partitions- discussing STC, NIC and surrounding construction.

To understand the storage and structural consideration of these dynamic systems and the impact on overall design.

To compare overall cost implications- both initial and life cycle. Selecting products with an eye to overall cost to the client and also the environment.  

Attendees will earn 1 hour of HSW credit for participating in this virtual learning opportunity. 

Napkin Sketch Competition
Women in Architecture Happy Hour

AIA Golf Tournament - JUNE 15, 2020! 
AIA Central Oklahoma Golf Scramble
Monday, June 15, 2020
10:00 a.m. Tee Off
River Oaks Golf Club
10909 Country Club Road, Edmond

$150 per player
$600 per team of 4
Mulligans $10 each
Putting Contest $20 each

Hole Sponsor (with player) $425
Hole Sponsor (no player) $300
Putting Contest Sponsor $500
Longest Drive Sponsor $500
Closest To The Pin Sponsor $500

Register Today.  No Payment is due until July 15!

Booths & Sponsorships Now Open for AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture #AIAOK20


Fitzsimmons Architects & Lingo Construction - Doing GOOD THINGS!
Fitzsimmons Architects teamed up with Lingo Construction to design and build a Personal Protection Pod for medical staff. It eliminates the need for disposable PPE during virus testing. 

It started when a local health system wanted to launch a broad testing initiative but needed to preserve PPE. They looked at what other countries like S Korea were doing & found the booth idea. So Brian engaged Lingo, the Fitz team made modifications, Brian found the gloves online and Lingo donated the materials and their time to construct it. A couple of physicians tested it for size and usability, and it was delivered to Saint Anthony's North on May 7.


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