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Island Architect Weekly, Friday, August 15, 2014

Posted By Camilla Nicholas, Thursday, August 14, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Friday, August 15, 2014

Featured Weekly Ad

America Training Solutions: CEU Seminar for Architects & LEED AP

Keys & Solutions to Design Sustainable and Energy Efficient Buildings
When:   Tues, Sept. 23 from 8am - 5pm 
Where:  Neal S. Blaisdell Center, 777 Ward Ave, Honolulu
Credits: 7 AIA HSW  + 7 USGBC/GBCI
Cost:  $35 AIA/USGBC/ $50 Non-members. Breakfast & lunch included.
Topics:   Advance Solar Facade Design • Geothermal Heating & Cooling •  Rooftop Support & Skylight • Spot Cooling • Tile & trim profile • Large opening Windows & Doors. View Event Flyer (PDF).

Register online with the America Training Solutions, an AIA Honolulu local allied member.

Chapter & Industry Updates

RFQ for Barack Obama Presidential Center

Hawaii Presidential Center (HPC) is soliciting qualifications from local architects to assist in creating a preliminary vision for the Barack Obama Presidential Center in Honolulu. View RFQ on our website.  HPC is a non-profit organization created to assist the University of Hawai‘i and its partners in preparing the state’s bid for an Obama presidential center. They are proposing a multifaceted institution that could include a visitor center, presidential archive, education programs and classrooms, foundation offices, a convening institute, UH research offices, banquet facilities, and extensive gardens and landscaping. Read more on the HPC website and the Barack Obama Foundation website, which is helping the President choose a site(s) for his center and develop its programming.

AIA’s Updated Design-Build Documents Highlight Some Best Practices

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently released seven updated documents in its design-build family.  According to AIA, the 2014 Design-Build documents enhance the early interaction between the Owner and the Design-Builder, calling for clearly defined and mandated Owner's Criteria for the Project and requiring submission of a Preliminary Design by the Design-Builder. Read full article in Mondaq, Aug. 12, 2014.

An AIA press release highlights the array of how AIA agreements seek to accommodate the various ways in which design build projects are delivered. The key document is, of course, the agreement between the Owner and the Design-Builder. View free Design-Build Relationship Diagrams (pdf).

View our Amazing Design Awards Banners & Booklets

If you missed the 2014 AIA Honolulu Design Awards, but still is curious about all our winning and distinguished entrants, we have a treat for you at the Center for Architecture.

Come by and view our beautiful banners now on display in the windows. For the first time we have also printed colored booklets of all distinguished Design Awards entrants.

The new submission format really made for some wonderful entries. Come see for yourself!

Upcoming Meetings & Events

Aug. 20 - Your Input Needed on 2012 (IRC) Codes

RSVP online for August 20: The State Building Code Council (SBCC) is mandated by the State Legislature to review the new model building codes every three years and to adopt a new model code for the state no less frequently than every six years. 

Since the changes between the ’06 ICC Series and the ’09 codes were small, the SBCC decided to skip the ’09 codes and move directly to the ’12 codes.  The State Building Code Council has designated AIA to gather input from the local professionals on any changes to the ’12 IRC codes that are needed.

Hawaii FoodBank Tour on Aug. 28 at 11:45am

RSVP Online Today! On Thursday, August 28 from 11:45am - 1:00pm there will be a tour of the Hawaii Foodbank for all 2014 CANstruction teams Captains and Co-Captains.  Lunch will be included.

This event is mainly for registered Canstruction Teams but if you are interested in attending this fascinating tour please feel free to email Reid Mizue, AIA, Canstruction Co-Chair for availability.

Registration Deadline: Please register by Friday, 8/22, 3:00pm.

Associate AIA News

Aug. 28- ARE Prep Session: Site Planning & Design

RSVP Online: On the path to licensure? Then attend our August session from 5:30pm - 8:00pm at the Center for Architecture as these sessions are offered to help assist those on the path towards licensure to get in shape for the Architect Registration Examination (ARE).

August Topic: Site Planning & Design. Stay tuned for more information.
Guest Speaker: Takao Ugai, AIA with Roy K. Yamamoto Architect, Inc.
The cost is $10 for members and $20 for non-members.

AIA Honolulu ARE Resource Library

Reminder! For all our Associate AIA members that are on their path to licensure, AIA Honolulu has an excellent ARE Resource Library. Below listed study materials are available for up to a month loan period.

  1. ARE Complete Review Package
  2. Kaplan ARE Study Guides 4.0
  3. ARE Review Materials Donated by Members
  4. Film Library​

This service is FREE to all active AIA Honolulu members and available to non-members for a small fee.
Ready to Loan? Come by, email or give Bonnie McIntyre a call at 808.628.7243 to check availability

Classified Ad: ARE Study Materials for Sale by Member

Good for the ARE 4.0 exams. Condition: minimal wear and tear, minor pencil marks only

Norman Dorf Solutions book: $70
ARE flashcards from PPI (complete set): $35
PPI Ballast Construction Documents & Services ARE Sample Problems & Practice Exam: $45

Interested? Please email Ming-Yi Wong, Assoc. AIA.

Weekly Ad

OPEN HOUSE AUG 17, 2-5PM! Come See Unique Urban Penthouse in Nuuanu

WORK*LIVE*PLAY* Over 2,100 sq' penthouse loft, located on 928 Nuuanu Ave, Penthouse, that can be used as a collaborative/creative space zoned BMX-4 can be residential unit, business or both.
Unique Urban Penthouse loft features over 12' + vaulted ceilings, multi-level floor plan, kitchen, bath w/tub, track lighting, central and split A/C, 756 sq' rooftop deck & 135 sq' lanai overlooking picturesque Honolulu Harbor, Aloha Tower's new Hawaii Pacific University development and cruise ship views. In the heart of Hawaii's financial district & historic Chinatown neighborhood, trendy art galleries/restaurants/music. A Walker/ Biker paradise!
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY AUG 17 from 2pm-5pm. Email Lisa van den Heuvel or call her at 808-381-4412 for entry.

AIA Honolulu Job Board

Eight (8) Jobs Listed on our Job Board

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

  • NEW! Project Architect - Peter Vincent Architects
  • Project Designer – RIM Architects
  • Project Architect – RIM Architects
  • Director of Design and Construction - City & County of Honolulu
  • Project Architect/Manager - Architects Hawaii Ltd.
  • Architect - Pacific Asia Design Group, Inc.
  • Intern Architect - Pacific Asia Design Group, Inc.
  • Facility Project Planner - Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange

In the Community

Aug 19 - CSI Honolulu: The Code for Global Warming Aug. 19 (1 HSW)

Are you familiar with the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)? For many the IECC is the code we are least knowledgeable on. Join CSI Honolulu on August 19 as Howard Wiig from DBEDT discusses the 2015 IECC which is currently being reviewed by the State Building Code Council.  This event will take place on Tuesday, August 19 at The Plaza Club. Registration at 5:15pm, Buffet at 5:45pm, Program at 6:30pm.  View event flyer with registration information (PDF). AIA Honolulu is the registered provider.

Aug 23 - AIA Members Wanted! "IIDA Paint the School Day"

Paint the School Day will take place on Saturday, August 23 from 8:30am-11:30am at the Waipahu High School. Please participate in this fun community service event which can also contribute to LEED credential maintenance point. This event is a registered Green Apple Service event coordinated between AIA and USGBC. Please RSVP by August 15 by emailing Bill or call (808) 753-2299.

Sep 5 - 2006 IRC Fundamentals Building Provisions Training (6.5 HSW)

You are invited to the upcoming 2006 IRC training on Friday, September 5, 2014 from 8:15am-3:45pm at the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Kamuela, Hawaii. This training qualifies for 6.5 HSW. AIA Honolulu is the registered provider.

In this training, participants are introduced to the International Residential Code (IRC) This training provides a readily understandable explanation of the intent and overview of the requirements of residential code in general and the Prescriptive Provisions in particular. The instructor is John Farinelli, CBO, MCP, CFM, LEED AP and the cots is $50 incl. workbook. Registration deadline is Aug. 20. View event flyer with registration information (PDF).

Wind Design Provisions of the Hawaii State Building Code Training (4 HSW)

The Hawaii Coastal Zone Management Program of the Office of Planning invites your attendance at the Wind Design Provisions of the Hawaii State Building Code Training.  The training provides understandable explanations of the intent and overview of the Hawaii special wind region’s requirements for wind design, as incorporated in the Hawaii State Building Code and county amendments. Learn from the developer of the wind design provisions and obtain a copy of the International Code Council guidebook. This training qualifies for 4 HSW and AIA Honolulu is the registered provider. This is a free event with limited registration.

View General Training Information & Schedule (schedules & registration)
Fri.   Sep. 26 - Wailuku, Maui
Wed. Oct. 15 - Hilo, Hawaii
Thu. Oct. 16 - Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Wed. Oct. 22 - Honolulu, Oahu
Mon. Oct. 27 - Lihue, Kauai

Contract Documents Update

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 email Bonnie McIntyre, Center Services Coordinator or call (808) 628-7243.

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