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A Week In Brief
Monday, November 6, 2017
In This Issue
AIA November Luncheon
Associate AIA Director on 2018 AIACOC Board
2018 AIA Architecture Tour Nominations
AIA Architecture Tour Volunteers Needed
Leadership AIA, Class III
December Lunch & Learn
Thank you to ADG!
Rep. McDaniel Fundraiser
Interested in the AIA Oklahoma Board?
Associate AIA position on AIA CSR EP Committee
Join Bell & McCoy on November 14!
American Concrete Oklahoma Chapter Luncheons
ASPE Monthly Luncheon
Mark Your Calendars!

November 8: AIACOC Board Meeting
November 16: AIACOC Luncheon
November 23-24: AIACOC Office Closed
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


AIACOC November Luncheon
The AIA Central Oklahoma November Luncheon will take place on Thursday, November 16th from 11:30 - 1:00 p.m. at OSU-OKC in the Student Center on the 3rd Floor.  Our program is,
What's Happening In Your Community?

Our guest speakers will be:

Randy Entz, Director of Planning & Zoning

Elizabeth Weitman, Community Development Director

Susan Connors, Planning & Community Development Director

Oklahoma City
Aubrey McDermid,  Planning Director

Join us to learn more about the exciting things happening in these communities.  The deadline to register is Friday, November 10th.  AIACOC members attend free, nonmembers $25.00.  

Thank you to our sponsors!

Boldt Construction


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.  
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!  

Volunteers Needed for 2018 AIA Architecture Tour
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Planning for the 2018 AIA Architecture Tour will begin very soon.  If you are interested in serving on the AIA Architecture Tour Committee, please email Melissa at aiacoc@cox.net

Duties of an AIA Architecture Tour Committee Member:

- Attend all AIA Architecture Tour Meetings (usually held at lunchtime or after work hours).
- Responsible for helping select the 2018 Tour locations.
- Will be assigned a tour location and expected to manage all aspects of that location prior to the tour and during the tour itself.  
- Asked to help promote the 2018 AIA Architecture 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.  

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

Thank you to ADG for Hosting Architecture after 5!
Thank you to ADG, P.C. for hosting our October Architecture after 5!

Please Join Us On Tuesday Evening!
As we work to building relationships at the Oklahoma Capitol, we ask that you join us on Tuesday, November 7th to support a friend of AIA Oklahoma.  

Tiki Tuesday with our next State Treasurer
at the Bunker Club

Fundraiser for Randy McDaniel
Tuesday, November 7
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
433 NW 23rd Street, Oklahoma City

Suggested Contribution $50
Friend of the Event $100

Make all contributions payable to Randy McDaniel Campaign

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, November 3rd.  
Associate AIA Rep on the AIA Central States Emerging Professionals Committee
AIA Oklahoma will appoint a new Associate representative to 
the AIA Central States Region Emerging Professionals Committee 
in December for a two year term beginning in January.
Duties include:
  • Organizing the annual CSR Student Design Competition
  • Being actively involved on monthly conference calls, serving on sub-committees as required for project implantation
  • Committee members are expected to attend the Annual Regional meeting and participate in monthly conference calls.  Travel to the regional meeting is unfunded.  If a member misses three of the calls during a year, the Chair has a right to remove the member and request that the state which the member is from provide a replacement to fill the remainder of the term.
If you are interested in serving, please complete the application below and return it to AIA Oklahoma by Friday, November 17th. 


Join Bell and McCoy on November 14!

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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