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Mid-Weekly, Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Posted By Camilla Nicholas, Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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

TONIGHT! 2014 Plumbing Expo at the Center for Architecture, 4pm-7pm

RSVP Online Today! Ferguson Kitchen & Lighting Gallery presents a 2014 PLUMBING EXPO at the Center for Architecture on Wednesday, August 13 from 4:00pm-7:00pm.  View Event Flyer.

Enjoy some wine and food paired by Moody Keliihoomalu, sommelier from Young’s Market and Terry Kakazu of HASR Bistro. A first-ever, not to be missed event!

This NEW product show features the latest and stylish plumbing pieces in the market today. Meet all the sponsoring manufacturer’s representatives i.e. American Standard, Axor, Brizo, Delta, Grohe, Hansgrohe, Moen, Rohl, The Bold Look of Kohler, Pfister.

Aug. 14 - Get Involved with our Regional & Urban Design Committee

RSVP online for Aug. 16! The role of the (AIA Honolulu) Regional and Urban Design (RUDC) Committee is to review, discuss and advocate for positions on various urban design issues that affect our built environment and the communities we serve. There focus now is the Kakaako development and they are looking for members interested in this area.

This meeting will take place on Thursday, August 14 instead of Friday, August 15. The meeting will take place in the main area instead of the board room and the meeting is open to ALL interested AIA members.

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.

AIA Honolulu Job Board

Nine (9) Jobs Now 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
  • Facility Access Specialist/Plan Reviewer - DCAB
  • 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

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. AIA Honolulu will apply for AIA/CES LUs.

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

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. AIA Honolulu will apply for AIA/CES LUs. 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

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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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