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A Week In Brief
May 9, 2017
In This Issue
Lunch & Learn on Monday!
Register for AIA Kickball Tournament!
Small Firm Roundtable on June 6
AIACOC Golf Tournament- Sold Out!
AIA OK Conference & Expo - Booths Available!
Book Your Room for AIA OK Conference on Architecture
AIA Oklahoma Design Awards- Call for Entries
Help Build a Playground!
ASPE Upcoming Luncheons
May 10: AIACOC Board Meeting
May 15: Lunch & Learn
May 22: AIA Central Oklahoma Golf Tournament
June 3:  AIA Kickball Tournament
June 6:  Small Firm Roundtable
June 17: AIA / Downtown OKC Volleyball Tournament
June 22: AIA Central Oklahoma Luncheon
August 24: Architecture after 5
September 14: AIA Central Oklahoma Luncheon
October 19-20: AIA Oklahoma Fall Convention
October 20: AIA Oklahoma Design Awards Banquet


Myth of the Ladder Effect & Other Guardrail Safety Issues

Myth of the Ladder Effect & Other Guardrail Safety Issues 
presented by The Wagner Companies
Monday, May 15, 2017
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
AIA Office at 1300 North Shartel Avenue

Knowledge of hand rail definition
Knowledge of guard rail definition
Knowledge of code bodies and standards
Understanding of ADA, ANSI and handrail grasp-ability

Seating is limited

Sign Up for KIKCKIN' IT 2017!  

Saturday, June 3, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Lake Hefner Park
Lake Hefner Parkway & Grand Blvd.

Does your firm want to play but doesn't have enough to make a full team?  Contact us at aiacoc@cox.net and we'll try to pair you up with another group that might need players.  

Small Firm Roundtable Moved To June 6
Are you a small firm?  Join us for our next Small Firm Roundtable on Tuesday, June 6th at noon at the AIA Office. Bring your brown bag lunch and join us to learn more about Preparing Effective Proposals! 

Preparing Effective Proposals presented by Lindsay Long, CPSM of Poe & Associates and Chris Rickman, FSMPS, CPSM of ZFI Engineering.  
Lindsay Long, CPSM is the Marketing Coordinator for Poe & Associates, Inc. Her duties include coordinating marketing activities for Poe's three offices (Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Wichita, Kansas). Some of her responsibilities include proposal preparation, interview preparation, maintaining marketing databases, assisting Principals as needed with client contact/communication, and planning office functions and company-wide functions.  

Chris Rickman, FSMPS, CPSM joined ZFI Engineering in 1990 as a CAD technician. Since then, he has worked his way into a leadership role and is now a firm Principal and one of the largest shareholder in the firm.  His duties include coordinating all of the marketing and business development activities, managing the daily business operations, and overseeing the IT needs.  Chris became a Fellow of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) in 2013. He is actively involved locally, regionally and nationally in the society. Nationally he has served as chair of the Certification Committee, the Blueprints Taskforce, and the Treasurer's Taskforce. In 2013, he served as co-chair for Build Business in Orlando, FL. Chris is currently serving as Secretary/Treasurer on the Society's board of directors.  In 2011, he was honored by The Journal Record by being selected as one of Oklahoma's top "Achievers under 40."

To Register, Email to aiacoc@cox.net (Seating is limited).  

AIACOC Golf Tournament - SOLD OUT!

For the 12th year in a row, the AIA Central Oklahoma Golf Tournament is a FULL tournament!  


Lunch & Social Hour Sponsors: 
AC Owen Construction 
Bell and McCoy Lighting and Controls
Capstone Construction Services 
Darr Collins Consulting Engineers
Digital Media Warehouse
GE Johnson Construction 
JE Dunn Construction 
The Journal Record
Timberlake Construction
Triple C Lighting and Controls 
The Womble Company

Drink Cart Sponsors: 
Acme Brick 
Bentley Flooring
CLS & Associates 
Cory's Audio Visual 
HP Engineering
Miller Tippins Construction
Nabholz Construction 
Performance Surfaces
Rees Associates 
Wallace Engineering

Longest Drive Sponsor: 
The Burgess Company / Tate Access Flooring

Hole In One Sponsors:
Triangle A & E 
Southwestern Roofing 
ZFI Engineering

Hole Sponsors: 
Anderson House 
Architects In Partnership
Boral Brick 
Boldt Construction
Bryan's Flooring 
CBS Doors 
CMS Willowbrook 
Eudaley Engineers 
Flintco, Inc. 
GSB, Inc.
Harrison Walker & Harper 
Kirkpatrick Forest Curtis Engineering 
Lippert Brothers 
LWPB Architects
MacArthur Associated Consultants 
Metal Roof Contractors 
Minick Materials 
Pope Construction 
Southwind Construction
Standard Testing & Engineering 
Southwest Construction News 
TRW Oklahoma

Get Your Booth for the AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture Today!  They're Going Fast!

Book Your Room for the AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture!

Registration opens July 1st but we wanted to let you know we've blocked rooms at The Price Tower and the Hilton Garden Inn at fabulous rates!

The Price Tower
For the nights of October 18 and October 19 
$99 (plus tax) per night
Limited rooms available!
Call 918-336-1000 and ask for the AIA Oklahoma Block

Hilton Garden Inn
For the nights of October 18 and October 19
$84 (plus tax) per night
To make individual reservations, simply go to: www.bartlesville.hgi.com
type in arrival and departure dates and click "go". On the next screen you will need to type in group code: AIB beside Group/Convention Code. It will then bring up your 
special rate of $84.00. Continue with reservation. 
Or you can call 918-336-0808 & ask for the AIA Oklahoma Block
AIA Oklahoma Design Excellence Awards Call for Entries!
The purpose of the AIA Oklahoma Awards of Excellence Program is to increase the public awareness of architecture by recognizing outstanding projects, their architects and clients, to increase the public and client demand for quality design and to encourage the profession to pursue the highest standards of design.

Help build a playground in Oklahoma City, OK with KaBOOM!, Foresters Financial, and Millwood Public Schools!
Who:  A total of approximately 200 volunteers from Foresters Financial, Millwood Public Schools, and KaBOOM!. 

**Please note - All youth under 15 years of age, the legal working age, for this state will be welcome to participate in youth activities but will not be able to participate in building in the construction areas. **

When: Saturday, May 13, 2017 , 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

Where: Millwood Public Schools, 6710 Martin Luther King Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73111

What's Provided:  Breakfast, lunch and plenty of water will be provided.  Gloves and other safety materials will be provided for the projects that need them.

What to Wear:  The playground build will happen rain or shine.  Please come dressed for the weather in clothes you don't mind getting dirty or a bit of paint/stain on.  Also closed-toe shoes are required; sneakers or work boots that you don't mind getting dirty are advisable. T-shirts will be provided by Foresters Financial. 

Build Week Schedule

Prep Day 1 :  Thursday, May 11, 2017
25 volunteers from the community are needed.
  • 8:00 AM - Volunteers arrive and register
  • 5:00 PM - All prep work completed (approximate time)
Prep Day 2:  Friday, May 12, 2017
15 volunteers from the community should be on "stand-by" in case they are needed.
  • 8:00 AM - Volunteers arrive and register
  • TBD - All prep work completed
Build Day :   Saturday, May 13, 2017
200 volunteers from Foresters Financial, Millwood Public Schools, and the community are needed.
  • 6:30 AM - Team Leaders arrive
  • 8:00 AM - Volunteers arrive and register 
  • 8:30 AM - Kick-off ceremony
  • 2:30 PM - Ribbon-cutting ceremony
ASPE Upcoming Luncheons                   
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Find out more information on how you can support AIA

Central Oklahoma in 2017 HERE!