You’ll hear an overview of each AIA Virginia Honors Awards category, see examples of successful past nominations, and learn about your role as a nominator. After reviewing the recording, you should be able to determine which category is the right one for your candidate and understand how to apply some of the common elements of successful nominations to your submission.
About the 2020 Honors Awards program
The Honors program recognizes the best efforts of Virginians who — by profession or avocation — have made creating, preserving, and enhancing Virginia’s communities an important life commitment.
Nominations must be submitted online. Each nomination should be submitted as a single PDF up to 20 pages (not including letters of support) that is no larger than 15 MB.
Nominations may be made by individual members, by chapter honors committees, by AIA Virginia committees, or by the Board of Directors itself.
This course focuses on design considerations when using insulated metal roof panels. Panel characteristics, paint finishes and roof geometry options are reviewed. Support structure requirements (ex: purlins, joists, decking) including steel alignment/tolerances, panel spans and roof diaphragm considerations are studied. Functional aspects including environmental control layers (air, vapor, water and thermal) are examined. A full color animated video provides guidance on the step by step process of how IMP roofs are installed. Code compliance including air/water, thermal, fire safety and wind uplift is addressed.
Indoor air quality is critical to occupant health and well being. Advanced coatings can help address common concerns prevalent in commercial space. Transparency is critical to selecting products that perform as claimed, so you’ll learn how to find coatings that are third-party certified. Finally, you will learn strategies for incorporating natural elements with biophilic design theory. This is especially beneficial in urban areas with minimal exposure to green space.
While the word “Acoustics” is generally reserved for specialty projects such as recording studios and concert halls, this course brings forth the reality that acoustics should be considered in all architectural projects. Room to room sound transmission, mechanical noise, room acoustics, outdoor to indoor noise reduction all come under the guise of “Acoustics.” The sound within a built environment should always be considered during the design phases where sometimes minor modifications can make a major improvement for the occupants in the space. Conversely, waiting until job completion to find problems with acoustics generally results in remedial solutions that are prohibitively expensive.
Taught by a 30 year veteran in the field of acoustics and noise control, the concepts will be presented in everyday language supplemented with case histories and product examples. Scott Harvey will guide you through the basics of acoustics so that you can implement critical acoustics concepts into your future designs.
On March 27, 2020, the president signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) into law providing approximately $2 trillion in assistance to individuals and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CARES Act includes a new loan program called the Paycheck Protection Program – administered through the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) – that provides up to $349 billion in 100% federally-backed loans to eligible employers. This program provides a concise overview of the CARES Act and highlights what firms need to know about funding resources that have been made available.
Understand the purpose of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans created by the CARES Act.
Analyze the eligibility, use, repayment, and debt forgiveness requirements of the Paycheck Protection Program Loans
Recognize how the CARES Act adjusted previous requirements of the existing Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) program administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration
Analyze the eligibility, use, and repayment requirements of the Economic Injury Disaster Loans
Compare and contrast PPP Loans and EIDL loans so participants can determine whether to apply to none, one, or both
On Friday, March 20, 2020, AIA Virginia hosted an open discussion on managing and working in remote teams. Several Virginia architecture firm leaders shared their approaches, best practices, and lessons learned.
Panelists: Robert Clark, PE |Baskervill Nick Cooper, AIA | HKS Bill Hopkins, AIA | Hanbury Rob Reis, AIA | Hanbury
Moderated by: Corey Clayborne, FAIA
Listen to the webinar and read the key takeaways below.
Communication and transparency are key.
When comfortable, share your camera during video calls. It enhances communication when people can see facial expressions.
Maintaining a sense of community is important. One firm hosted a virtual happy hour where team members shared their favorite drink recipes. Another gives awards for best hat or hairstyle during online team meetings.