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Island Architect Weekly, Friday May 16, 2014

Posted By AIA Honolulu, Friday, May 16, 2014
Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014
Friday, May 16, 2014

AIA Advocacy Update

Read our Legislative Update

The AIA Hawaii State Council monitors state legislative bills important to architects. May 1, 2014 was the final day of session. Read legislative update by Dan Chun, FAIA, AIA Hawaii State Council President on our blog.

  1. Consumer Protection and Licensing: AIA strongly supported Senate Bill 2581 CD I Relating to the State Building Code. It passed the legislature with important changes.
  2. Public Procurement: AIA supported Senate Bill 2463 that banned the “defense of government agencies” requirement in all public contracts.

In case you missed it! 2014 AIA Progress Report

Read for March 2014! Our profession is transforming—and so are you! The AIA is right there with you. Emerging professionals, entrepreneurs, women leaders, and architects from the range of geographies, practice areas, and backgrounds are joining our ranks. Stay up to date.

Contract Documents

Waiting List for New ACD5! Exceeds All Expectations

AIA Contracts Documents new software solution ACD5 (or AIA Contract Documents version 5) for Mac and Windows offers anytime, anywhere access to more than 180 AIA Contract Documents forms and agreements. It enables users to create, access, edit, share and store contract documents instantly from any computer, delivering exceptional accessibility and flexibility.  The purchase of ACD5 has exceeded all projections and therefore been temporarily suspended to ensure customers experience.
Waiting List!
Get your name on the waiting list and AIA will email when available again.

AIA Contract Documents Education & Training Portal

Need to find out more about having the right contract in place to help create more successful collaborations? Take a look at AIA Nationals Contract Education Training Portal. This area has many courses that addresses your needs, schedule, and budget i.e ACD5 and Software Training Tools and the Beginner's Guide to AIA Contract Documents Software.

Paper Contract Documents Available in AIA Honolulu Store

AIA Honolulu is a full service distributor of AIA Contract Documents and you can purchase all available documents in our online store.  AIA members sign in with your username and password to receive member discount.

You can also view our order form and email or fax it to us. We will call when the order is ready for pick up or for a fee it can be mailed. For questions please email Bonnie McIntyre, Center Services Coordinator or call at (808) 628-7243.

Member & Industry News

Meet Palmer Hafdahl, AIA and Malia Cengia, AIA

Keep Your Profile Updated! All members have 10 pages + a photo album to fill. Populate your member profile today as this can be viewed by the public. "Sign In" today at

Meet This Week's New Featured Members:

Articles of Interest

A few minutes over ? Visit the AIA Honolulu website and check out "Industry News" where we feature 4 NEW articles daily. Below a few from this weeks selection

  1. Design Practice: Getting Paid
  2. Solar Decathlon -- Innovation in Home Design
  3. A Disorienting Survey of Suburban Sprawl, from Dubai to L.A.
  4. CEOs Commit to Resilient Building.

Professional Development:

June 18 - Attend 2 Hour ADA Program "Accessible Routes" (2 HSW)

Register Now! Wednesday, June 18, 8am-10am at the Center for Architecture. The cost is $20/members and $35/non-members.  Mona Higa,  Disability and Communications Access Board will talk about "Accessible Routes: Scoping and Technical Provisions":

  • Exterior Accessible Routes on Site: Scoping Provisions
  • Interior Accessible Routes: Scoping Provisions
  • Components of an accessible route
  • Technical provisions for routes, doors and ramps

June 26-28 – AIA National Convention

Register Online Today and start planning your schedule for an amazing learning opportunity. Connect with the world’s brightest architects, designers, innovator.  First time at an AIA Convention? These 10 tips will get you started.
  • Discounts for young professionals: The first 700 architect and associate members under age 40 to register for AIA Convention 2014 can save nearly 30 percent on convention registration.
  • Convention Opportunity: AEC Cares! Every year, on the day before the AIA National Convention, AEC Cares brings together Architects, sponsors and volunteers from across the U.S. for a project that helps the host community. Learn more online, and come help AEC Cares "Project Chicago" June 25 in Chicago.

Public Outreach

CRANtv Video for Residential Clients

The Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN) Knowledge Community has finished their fourth video and posted it to youtube.
This video educates consumers about the importance of hiring an architect and how to choose the right one for their needs. Share these videos on your website/with your clients and potential clients.

Next Cool Spaces May 22 - Healing Spaces (last episode)

AIA sponsors "Cool Spaces", a prime- time series profiling the most exciting architecture of the 21st century.  The last episode is titled "Healing Spaces" and features projects like the Health Sciences Education Building in Phoenix, AZ by CO Architects; Yale Health Center in New Haven, CT by Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects and the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, NV by Gehry Partners.

Watch PBS Hawaii 10pm: 
Thursday, May 22:  Healing Spaces

Upcoming Meetings & Events

Attend Canstruction Kick-Off Meeting May 16 at 12pm (Today)

Register for the Kick-Off! Our 9th Annual Canstruction® Competition will take place on Oct. 4 and we are getting ready by launching our 2014 Kick-Off meeting on Monday, May 16, 12pm at the Center for Architecture.

2014 Theme:
Childhood Dreams - Help prevent every child from going without a meal...One Can at a Time!

Who CAN Attend? ALL in the Design and Building Industries can potentially participate in this community service project.

RUDC Committee Meeting May 16: Prepare for Kakaako Town Hall (Today)

RSVP Online! On Friday, May 16 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm at the Center for Architecture the Regional and Urban Design (RUDC) Commitee will have a supplementary meeting to plan details for the Town Hall Meeting on Kakaako scheduled for May 22.  This is open to all interested AIA Honolulu members.

Agenda: Discussion of 1st half of Program for Kakaako Town Hall Meeting, Discussion of 2nd half of the Program and Technology & Misc. Notes. For more information please email Scott Wilson, AIA, RUDC Committee Chair.

RSVP Required! AIA Honolulu Town Hall "A Vision for Kakaako" May 22

Advanced RSVP Required! On Thursday, May 22 from 5pm-7pm, AIA Honolulu will host a public forum to discuss “a vision for Kakaako” as part of its mission to encourage public discussion and awareness of current design and planning issues in our community.  The event is free and open to the public.

Topics to be covered:

  • Kakaako planning and issues 1976- 2014
  • “HCDA’s Vision for Kakaako”
  • “Urban Coherency: Placemaking and Connectivity”
  • “Visions for Kakaako”.

Job Board

Three New Openings Just Listed

Jobs on the AIA Honolulu Job Board are posted for 1 month. The fee is 25/members & $40/non-members

  • NEW! Project Manager/Project Architect - Architects Hawaii Ltd.
  • NEW! Senior Project Manager - Leo A Daly
  • NEW! Director of Operations - Leo A Daly
  • Graphic Coordinator - Design Partners Incorporated
  • Project Architect/Project Manager (Healthcare) - Lionakis.

In the Community

New Dean for UH School of Architecture Just Approved

Just In! Dan Friedman has been appointed as the next Dean for the University of Hawaii School of Architecture by the Board of Regents yesterday, Thursday, May 15. Mr. Friedman's start date and arrival in Hawaii will be announced as it becomes available.

Mr. Friedman is the immediate past dean of the University of Washington’s College of Built Environment, University of Washington. Read his short biography and CV. Congratulations!

Think Tech Talk: Finding our Future in Kakaako May 21 at 11:30am

Register Online! What can people expect from the development of Kakaako? What will it look like and be like? How will it integrate into the rest of the city? Join Think Tech Talk for a Downtown Forum on May 21, 11:30am at Laniakea, YWCA.  A stream of speakers and viewpoints from a broad array of stakeholders in the most ambitious urban development Honolulu has ever seen, moderated by Steve Petranik of Hawaii Business.  Cost is $30 Public, $20 Students and $35 Walk-ins.

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