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Mid-Weekly, Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Posted By Camilla Nicholas, Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Wednesday, August 5, 2014

August Issues! The Island Architect Weekly will come out on Wednesday, August 6 and August 13 (instead of Fridays) due to staff vacation and travel to the 2014 AIA CACE Conference in Minneapolis.

Featured Weekly Ad

Limited Seating! Earn 5 AIA/CES (HSW) Aug. 28

Register online - save a seat! Join us on Thursday, Aug. 28 from 8am- 4pm at the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. Hawaii Chapter, 1375 Dillingham Blvd, Ste 203. Early commitment needed for planning.

Topics Included:

1) The Solar-Ready Roof: Optimize the Design (S-5)
2) Solving Architectural Noise Problems (International Cellulose Corporation)
3) Glass Floor Walkways and Stair Treads (Acme Brick)
4) NEW! Dynamic and Static Head-of-Wall Joint Fire Protection (CEMCO)5) The Health Product Declaration (GreenCE)6) Drafting an Understanding of Polished Concrete (CureCrete)

Storm Watch - Stay Safe

"Double whammy" with Iselle and Julio coming our way

As we all know the National Weather Service issued a tropical storm watch for the Big Island and Maui County and extended a flash flood watch for the entire state as the first of two storms approaches the islands, promising heavy rain, high surf and strong winds starting Thursday. 

Please stay safe and up to date on all the latest developments.

AIA Advocacy

Blaisdell Center Neighborhood Alliance Meeting #2

The 2nd Neighborhood Alliance Meeting for the Blaisdell Center Master Plan will be held Tuesday, August 19. They will be joined by visitors from the Urban Land Institute Rose Center for Public Leadership who are returning to Honolulu to share with them some exemplary projects and districts pertinent to the Blaisdell Center.

AIA Honolulu Representative! John Ida, AIA was invited as our 2014 President to participate. Please email him with your input/comments before the meeting. View slide show from the 1st Neighborhood Alliance Meeting and the presentation that the Rose Center gave at the end of their March visit.

The focus of the AIA Hawaii State Council touches a number of issues affecting practice and the profession. If you have specific areas of interest including any of those 3 mentioned below please email Dan Chun, FAIA - AIA Hawaii State Council President.

Advocates Needed for District Meetings

Our members of Congress are coming home to meet with their constituents and AIA Advocacy needs you to meet with them about two important issues: energy efficiency and design-build reform. If you are interested in meeting with your Congressman or Senator, contact Amanda Stratton with AIA Advocacy.

What Architects Need to Know about PPP

The AIA State and Local Government Creations team has just released a guide for architects about Public-Private-Partnerships (PPP). Learn the pros and cons about PPP and how they affect Architects. To learn more take a look at this educational resource now available to AIA Members.

State Government Network (SGN) - NEW July Newsletter Out

The State and Local Government Relations Team is proud to release the 2nd SGN Monthly Newsletter – Vol 1: Issue 2. In this issue…A recap of the Team’s activities in July, Input from your fellow SGN members and more.

Call For Content – August Issue: Have a question, announcement, comment, anecdote, video, promotion, “shout-out” etc. you’d like to incorporate into next issue? Email SGN by August 25 5pm EDT.

Your Input Needed! AIA Public Policy and Position Statements

The AIA annually reviews its public policies and position statements to make sure they reflect the concerns and views of its membership. Take a moment to read and comment on the statements up for review this year. Deadline for member comments is September 30, 2014.

Important Industry Information

New AIA Member Benefit! REED Construction Data - Insight for Architects

Reed Construction Data and AIA bring you an instant upgrade to your market intelligence. Build your network, find projects first, and increase wins with Insight for Architects. Reed tracks nearly a half-million projects across the United States and Canada and applies tested analysis to cultivate information, reports, and leads - ready to use and improve your business right now. Access here with your AIA log in.

Now Online! Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice

For the first time and exclusively for AIA members: Get the latest edition of The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice digitally. Don't need the whole book? Select chapters are available for individual purchase only to AIA members.

2014 AIA Foresight Report - PDF Free to AIA Members

Important Read! The AIA Foresight Report can help in allowing you to evaluate both the trends that got us to this point and those that are at work in the moment.  AIA will continue doing all we can to help your firms—and the practice and art of architecture as a whole—prosper in these exciting times. Get your free PDF copy today.

Key findings include: Operating Environment, Firm Strategies: the Business of Architecture, Professional Practice and Design with Purpose.

In the Media

Project Delivery Systems: New study on impact on efficiency and profitability

On July 31 the The Wall Street Journal featured an interesting article titled "Construction Project Delivery Systems Vary Widely in Benefits for Owners, Architects & Contractors, According to New McGraw Hill Construction Smart Market Report", where new research reveals that while owners, architects and contractors in the buildings sector all agree that the choice of a delivery system on a project impacts project cost, schedule and the potential for overall client satisfaction, perspectives on which of the three established delivery systems can best deliver these and other benefits often vary widely by player.

Click here to download full report for FREE. The report was produced by McGraw Hill Construction in partnership with MMC Contractors, the American Institute of Architects, the Design-Build Institute of America and the Society for Marketing Professional Services, with the support of Bentley Systems.

AIA Honolulu Design Awards in the News

In case you missed it! On July 30 Star-Advertiser ran a story on our AIA Honolulu Design Awards titled "2 homes on Hawaii isle win architectural awards" which read...Nine examples of architectural design excellence have been honored by the American Institute of Architects, Hono­lulu Chapter.  Awards of Excellence were presented for Kau­hale Kai and to Lavaflow 7, both of which are homes on Hawaii island. This article is subscriber only content.


Eyes on the street of Kakaako

In Pacific Business News on August 1, there was a interesting article titled "Eyes on the street of Kakaako" where architects attending our PBN Roundtable had a lot to say about the role of good urban design in the area. Several AIA Honolulu members was asked to participant as part of this article. It is subscriber only content.

Upcoming Meetings & Events

Aug. 13 - Your Input Needed on 2012 (IRC) Codes

Register Online for August 13: 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.

First-Ever! 2014 Plumbing Expo at the Center for Architecture

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 (PDF).

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

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

AIA CRAN Symposium in Charleston on Sep. 18-20 - Earn up to 22.5 LUs + HSW

Register Online! The Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN), a Knowledge Community of The American Institute of Architects, will hold its 7th annual symposium on September 18-20 at the Mills House Wyndham Hotel and Hibernian Hall on Meeting Street in historic Charleston, South Carolina. Entitled ‘The Architecture of Influence,’ the three-day symposium, open to all AIA and non-AIA members, will bring together custom residential architects from across the country to learn, share, and discuss relevant topics in the field of residential architecture. Earn up to 22.5 AIA LUs + HSW.  Questions? Email John Black, AIA.

AIA Honolulu Job Board

Six New Jobs Just 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! Facility Access Specialist/Plan Reviewer - DCAB
  • NEW! Project Designer – RIM Architects
  • NEW! Project Architect – RIM Architects
  • NEW! Director of Design and Construction - City & County of Honolulu
  • NEW! Project Architect/Manager - Architects Hawaii Ltd.
  • NEW! Architect - Pacific Asia Design Group, Inc.
  • Intern Architect - Pacific Asia Design Group, Inc.
  • Facility Project Planner - Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange
  • Intern Architect - Pacific Asia Design Group, Inc.

In the Community

Aug 21 - Attend NAWIC Workshop "Data Security and Your Business"

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) will hold en informative workshop presentation titled "Data Security and Your Business" on Aug. 21 at the Honolulu Country Club, 5pm. The speaker is Addie Lui, Information Security Officer with HNB.  View event flyer for more information. RSVP no later than Aug. 12.

Aug 23 - Attend 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.

Aug 28 - Historic Hawaii Foundation's Historic Downtown Pau Hana Event

HHF’s Historic Open House Series continues with a Historic Downtown Pau Hana Tour on Thursday, August 28, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. The event will feature exclusive docent-led tours of three iconic historic buildings in downtown Honolulu (inside access, too!) and share information about the historical backdrop in which they were built. Refreshments will be served. Tickets are $25 HHF Members -$50 General. Click here for more information.

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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