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A Week In Brief
Monday, May 4, 2020
In This Issue
Sponsor Spotlight - Manhattan Construction
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
Book Your Hotel for AIAOK Conference
ASHRAE Invites AIA To May Meeting
Mark Your Calendars!
May 12: Virtual Lunch & Learn
May 19: Virtual Lunch & Learn
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 Banquet 
November 19: Architecture after 5 at Spur Design
December 3: Architecture after 5 at FSB Architects & Engineers

Sponsor Spotlight - Manhattan Construction
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 Ionic Sponsor:
Tell us three facts about your company:

1).  Manhattan holds Oklahoma business charter number one as the first business officially registered in the State in 1907.

2).  We are still privately owned and under the Rooney family's fifth generation of leadership.

3).  Although we are known for performing larger projects, 85% of our contracts fall under $20-million in total construction cost.

A few images of the Manhattan team at work. 

Virtual Lunch & Learn on May 12!

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 

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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

Book Your Hotel for the 2020 AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture 

Hilton Garden Inn Edmond 
2833 Conference Drive, Edmond, OK

Group Name:  AIA Conference
Group Rate Includes: Wednesday, September 30 and Thursday, October 1.  
Group Rate: $104.00 plus tax 

Call 405-285-0900 and use the group name above



ASHRAE Invites AIA To May Meeting
The local ASHRAE Chapter would like to invite AIA to their May 6th meeting .....a discussion on The Future of the HVAC&R Industry- Trends, Risks, and Opportunities. The presenter will be Society VP Bill McQuade, P.E. The will be a virtual meeting using Go To Meeting.  

Bill McQuade is Vice President of Sector Services and the Sector Lead for the Applied Products. He comes to AHRI after 26 years working for the York International/Johnson Controls organizations in various technical, managerial, and regulatory roles.

He has a BSME, MSME, and MBA from Penn State University. The focus of his graduate research in the early 90s was the performance characteristics of HCFC and HFC alternatives to CFCs in air-conditioning equipment.
A regular attendee of UN climate and ozone meetings, he has provided input to the US, EU, and Chinese governments regarding ozone and climate regulation and legislation. He was selected by the U.S. Department of State and U.S. EPA to serve as an industry representative on the Indo-U.S. Taskforce on HFCs. Also, he has served as an expert on the U.S. Department of Energy HVAC Roadmap Collaboration Team (Oak Ridge National Lab).

Throughout his career, he has been very active member of our global industry. In the ASHRAE Society, he recently served as a Director-at-Large on the Board of Directors and is currently a Society Vice President for 2019. Over the years, he has served on various councils and committees. Most recently he chaired the subcommittee that developed the 2019-2024 Strategic Plan.
He has also participated in industry associations around the world, including: AHRI, European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE), European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficient Buildings (EuroACE), The European Building Automation Controls Association (eu.bac), In addition, he served for nine years on the Board of the Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric policy, where he was the most recent Vice Chair.
Bill is an ASHRAE Fellow and received the ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award in 2012. He is also a past recipient of Richard C. Schulze award for Distinguished Service from AHRI. During his career, he has been awarded 11 U.S. and International patents related to chiller design, oil separation, and chiller controls algorithms.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 6th from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. via Go To Meeting.  To register and get the Go To Meeting link, please email  Jon Wilmore at jwilmore@rbakins.com.

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