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A Week In Brief
Monday, November 27, 2017
In This Issue
December Lunch & Learn
Associate AIA Director on 2018 AIACOC Board
2018 Fundraising Campaign
2018 AIA Architecture Tour Nominations
Leadership AIA, Class III
Interested in the AIA Oklahoma Board?
EDRA 2018 Conference
American Concrete Oklahoma Chapter Luncheons
Mark Your Calendars!

December 1: AIA Oklahoma Board Meeting
December 12: Lunch & Learn
December 13: AIACOC Board Meeting
December 25-29: AIACOC Office Closed
January 18: Architecture after 5 hosted by Smith & Pickel
March 2: AIA Sporting Clays Tournament
April 9-15: Architecture Week 2018
May 7: AIA Golf Tournament

December Lunch & Learn
Join us for a December Lunch and Learn at the AIA Central Oklahoma Office!  

IBHS FORTIFIED Home Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
11:30 a.m.
Earn 1 Hour of HSW Credit!

Attendees will:
- Understand the resilient construction method and the related scientific research and testing behind the FORTIFIED Home High Wind and Hail programs.
- Learn the process of how an independent, third party FORTIFIED Elevator inspects a property during the building, re-roofing and retrofitting of a home.  
- Examine how IBHS engineers review and designate properties at the three levels- bronze, silver or gold.
- Decern the similarities and differences between FORTIFIED Home standards to existing codes enforced in Oklahoma.  

Lunch & Learn is Free for members of AIA Central Oklahoma
Seating is Limited

Associate Director on 2018 AIACOC Board
Are you an Associate AIA member pursuing licensure?  Are you interested in helping other Associate AIA members in their pursuit of licensure?  

The Associate Director position on the 2018 Board of Directors is an appointed position and is up for appointment in 2018.  The Associate Director is responsible for planning and executing ARE Study Sessions and Seminars.  In addition, the Associate Director is responsible for chapter fundraising and attending board meetings and events.  

If you are interested in serving as the Associate Director position, please complete the attached APPLICATION.  Questions? Contact Melissa at 948-7174 or aiacoc@cox.net.  

Application deadline extended.  Applications due November 30, 2017.
Support AIA Central Oklahoma in 2018!

We've kicked off our 2018 fundraising campaign and we'd love to have your support!  

A big thank you to those who have already committed support for 2018!

Corinthian Supporters:
Bell and McCoy Lighting & Controls
The Womble Company

Doric Supporters:  
TRW Oklahoma

Composite Supporters:
Thermal Windows

Tuscan Supporters: 
CLS & Associates
Roofing Systems Solutions

Minick Materials 
Shawver & Son

2018 AIA Architecture Tour 
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The 2018 AIA Architecture Tour is set for Saturday, April 14, 2018.  We're now accepting nominations for the tour!  

Join us for our 2018 LEADERSHIP AIA Class!

Leadership AIA is a unique opportunity for members of AIA Central Oklahoma, AIA Eastern Oklahoma and AIA North Central Oklahoma Section to enhance their leadership skills so they can be an effective leader not only in their firm and AIA but in their community.  
Topics Include:

What is a Leader? What Kind of a leader are you?
Government Advocacy 
Project Management & Delivery
Community Service Day
Design Legacy
Program Requirements:
Candidates must be an AIA or Associate AIA member of AIA Central Oklahoma, AIA Eastern Oklahoma or AIA North Central Oklahoma Section

Tuition is $650

Selected participants are expected to attend all scheduled sessions and complete all homework.  The opening session on March 30  is mandatory.  Participant can miss one class and still graduate but are encouraged to attend all classes. 

The deadline for applications is January 30, 2018.  Selections will be announced no later than February 10, 2018.  Up to 16 participants will be selected. 

Interested in Serving on the AIA Oklahoma Board?
AIA Oklahoma is the State Chapter of AIA and each local chapter places representatives on the AIA Oklahoma Board.  There is a 3-year director position open on the board.  The focus of the AIA Oklahoma Board is government affairs so an interest in government affairs is a plus.  This position must be filled by an AIA (licensed architect) member of AIA Central Oklahoma.   

A few of the duties of this position include:
- Attendance at monthly board meetings in Stroud, Oklahoma.  
- Participation in Architects Blitz the Capitol
- Fundraising for the AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture
- Attendance at the AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture

If you are interested in serving, please submit a letter of interest to the AIA Central Oklahoma Board of Directors at aiacoc@cox.net by Friday, December 1st.  

EDRA 2018 Conference

EDRA is the Environmental Design Research Association.  It has been around for almost 50 years.  This next conference is EDRA 49 and will be held in Oklahoma City, June 6-9, 2018.  

Our member, Dave Boeck, AIA is in charge of the planning and would love to have participation from local architects and firms.  See more information in the links below or feel free to contact Dave at dlb@ou.edu.

American Concrete Oklahoma Chapter Luncheons
The American Concrete Oklahoma Chapter meetings are the Second Tuesday of every month.

November 14th - Mr. Tim Gatz, OTA Director 

December 12th - ORMCA / NRMCA Speaking about the Concrete Paving Recommendation from Geotechnical Engineers

January 9th - Advanced Masonry / DaVinci Stone speaking On Fiber Reinforced Concrete

February 13th - Dr. Amy Cerato Speaking on the XRF Project. Detection of Stabilizer Content in Stabilized Soil

We meet at McAlpine Center  428 W. California Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73102,   Parking Lot Access is Located off Walker or Hudson Ave.

Lunch at 11:30, Program at approximately  12:00

Cost is $20.00 per person, Cash or Check only
Please make checks payable to  ACI Oklahoma

If you plan to attend, please RSVP by Friday Afternoon to tinam@metco.us.  Remember, an accurate count of attendees is important to make sure enough food is available
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Corinthian Sponsors:






Ionic Sponsors:





Doric Sponsors:


Boldt Construction








Composite Sponsors:


Thermal Window


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   Roofing Systems


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Find out more information on how you can support AIA

Central Oklahoma in 2017 HERE!