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Island Architect Weekly - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Posted By AIA Honolulu, Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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Aug 3: PlanGrid & HonBlue Happy Hour at the Center for Architecture from 5-7pm!

Register Online with Plangrid! PlanGrid and HonBlue would like to invite you to Happy Hour at the Center for Architecture on August 3 from 5-7pm!

They will conduct a brief presentation on PlanGrid's mobile document control and project collaboration platform and discuss how some of the largest projects in the US and abroad have implemented PlanGrid to help them beat their schedule and their budget. Plangrid is the #1 mobile application for construction in the world powered by the magic of Pixar, built by real construction professionals, and specifically designed for Superintendents and Foremen in the field to pick up and use without needing training. View Plangrid Info Flyer. They look forward to seeing you there!

2016 AIA Honolulu Design Awards

Purchase Your Tickets Today!
2016 AIA Honolulu Design Awards Celebration Sep. 17, 5pm at NOAA

RSVP Deadline: US Citizens Friday, Sep. 2 & Non-US Citizens Friday, Aug. 19

Register Online Now! Saturday, Sep. 17 from 5-9pm at the award-winning NOAA facility on Ford Island (security clearance required). View invitation flyer.

Join us for cocktails, heavy pupu’s, live music and socializing with friends and colleagues, and of course the Awards Program featuring our 2016 Winners presenting their distinguished project stories!

CES Tour: Sign up for our optional building tour (1 LU) during registration (starts at 4:30pm).

Must Register by Sep. 2 (or Aug 19)! Due to strict security requirements of the Ford Island Military Facility, all attendees are required to obtain security clearance prior to being permitted on base. We can not accommodate late registrations or changes to attendees after the registration deadline.

MAHALO 2016 AIA Honolulu Design Awards Sponsors!

 


Vote Online for the 2016 People's Choice Award!

Voting deadline is Monday, August 8: Spread the Word!
 
Vote for People's Choice Award! The 10th Annual People's Choice Award online voting is now open. We welcome all AIA Honolulu members and the public to vote for their favorite project. 

Here's how it works: View all 33 built Design Award entrants. Pick ONE favorite entrant and vote online.

The winner will be announced during the AIA Honolulu Design Awards Gala on September 17 at the NOAA Inouye Regional Center and on our website after the event.

Upcoming AIA Honolulu Programs

July 27 - Last Hawaii Engineering and Architecture Intern Forum

Shaping the Future of our Profession!  All Interns are invited to attend our last Hawaii Engineering and Architecture Intern Forum at the Center for Architecture, 12-1pm. Interns will be given perspective into life after school. Industry and non-industry professionals will speak on where they've been, what they've thought, and how life has evolved along the way, showing how the opportunities each of them had can shape the future of our profession, and WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO to influence the world around us.

RSVP Today! RSVP by emailing Robert Kubota, VP, Douglas Engineering Pacific, Inc. or call him at (808) 687-6875. Lunch will be provided.


Aug 2:  Design-Build Delivery Method Series – The Client’s Perspective

Register Online! Tuesday, August 2, 11:30am-1:00pm, attend the AIA/GCA program at the Center for Architecture (brown bag session). $10 for AIA/GCA members and $20 for non-members.

Hear directly from the Clients and gain a better understand of their reasons for utilizing the Design-Build Delivery Method for their projects.  Learn about their thoughts, hopes, and expectations of what the Design-Build will deliver for their projects.  Discussion and Q&A will follow.

Presenters: Duane Kashiwai: Department of Education, Public Works Administrator and Sherman Wong, University of Hawaii, Office of Capital Improvements, Design-Build Manager.

Cost: $10/AIA Honolulu & GCA members and $20/Non-members. Online registration closes July 31.


Aug 4: Celebration for David Cheever, 5-7pm

As reported last week, our longtime AIA Honolulu friend, David Cheever, passed away on June 23, 2016 and AIA Honolulu and the Hawaii Architectural Foundation are planning to hold a "Celebration of David Cheever" event at the Center for Architecture.

Please join us on Thursday, August 4 from 5-7pm for some great conversations and refreshments. Stay tuned for more information.


Aug 11: Wine Tasting Pau Hana & Panel Discussion: Starting Your Own Firm

Register Online! Join the Young Architects Forum (YAF) Pau Hana on Thursday, August 11 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Center for Architecture. 

We’ll be socializing, sipping wine, and enjoying a panel discussion with local architects who took the leap and started their own firm. Bring questions for a lively discussion!  YAF is the Young Architects Forum of AIA. YAF Honolulu welcomes nearly licensed, newly licensed, and out to ten years of licensure professionals to join us.

Cost:  $25 AIA members; $35 non-AIA members. Includes wine tasting and light pupus.

Plan Ahead for Upcoming YAF Events in 2016:


Aug 18: Attend Next GMM Program "Reflective Glass - Panel Discussion" (1 LU)

Register Online! Thursday, August 18, 11:30am-1:00pm at the Center for Architecture.  Whether it’s the conversation you desire or the continuing education credits, join us for our popular monthly meeting.

Topic: "Reflective Glass - Panel Discussion"

Come listen to our panelists: Andy Sabados - Window Film Technology Rep; Deepak Neupane, AIA, PE - Director of Planning & Development at HCDA; and a representative to speak on Wildlife Impact. Our moderator will be Robbie Dingeman.

Go-To-Meeting Available! Go-to-meeting is available for our outer island friends and those that can't attend in person.

Cost: AIA Members: $0 No Lunch/$15 Lunch. Non-Members: $20 No Lunch/$35 Lunch.


Aug 24: ADA Program: Document Review Process & Common Errors (2 HSW)

Register Online! Wednesday, Aug. 24,8-10am at the Center for Architecture. The Disability and Communications Access Board (DCAB) has prepared a custom program for AIA Honolulu. Members and Non-Members can attend.

Topic: Document Review Process & Common Errors. This will be an overview of the Disability and Communication Access Board's (DCAB) document review process and the common design errors found in their document reviews.

Presenter: Mona Higa, Facility Access Coordinator from the U.S. Access Board/Disability and Communication Access Board (DCAB).

Cost: $20 for members and $35 for non-members. Advanced registration and payment is required.

Associate AIA Update

ARE Sessions July 28: Construction Documents & Services

Register Online! Thursday, July 28, Center for Architecture, 5:30-7pm.  

Cost: $10 for AIA/AIAS members; $20 for non-members.

July Topic: Construction Documents & Services. Review fundamentals of construction drawings and project manual toward constructability.  Learn about the common project delivery methods, their team compositions, and relative advantages and drawbacks.

Speaker: Michael Kaainoni of Alakea Design Group

Neighbor Islands - Attend Remotely! If interested to attend by Go-To-Meeting please choose that option when registering.

Plan Ahead for ARE Sessions:

Mark your calendars for every 4th Thursday (almost) for the rest of the year. Register online today.

Online registration is now open:

AIA National

Report from Reid Mizue, AIA on First-Ever SpeakUp Advocacy Event

The AIA just had its first-ever “SpeakUp” advocacy and action event, which took place at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill July 13-15 in Washington, D.C.  SpeakUp’s attendees received training from top political and policy experts on how to push legislation, develop policy messages and raise money in workshops and interactive role-playing exercises. Our AIA Honolulu attendees also headed to Capitol Hill to meet with our elected representatives and advocate for the AIA’s policy agenda.

Take a few minutes to read AIA Honolulu member Reid Mizue, AIA report on what took place. Mahalo to all AIA Honolulu members who attended and represented our Chapter in D.C.



Healthy Outlook for Construction Market, Despite Rising Challenges

Washington, D.C. – July 26, 2016 – After a strong 2015, there is a growing sense that the construction industry expansion will be more tempered over the next eighteen months.  However, continued strong demand for hotels, office space, and amusement and recreation spaces will ensure continued growth in the overall construction spending market over this time period.

The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast, a survey of the nation’s leading construction forecasters, is projecting that spending will increase just less than six percent for 2016, with next year’s projection being an additional 5.6% gain. Read the full press release.

AIA Honolulu Job Board

One New Job Listed on the Job Board!

View ALL jobs on the AIA Honolulu Job Board.

The Job Board is open to members and non-members. All listings will run for 30 days.

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