May Meeting with USGB Council
Our Joint Broward & Palm Beach USGBC May 16, 2013 Meeting – special guests AIA Palm Beach.
Come experience a local LEED Platinum Florida Atlantic University, College of Engineering and Computer Science Building. Tour the building to learn about the sustainability aspects of this state of the art facility. Learn how such a high level of certification achieved was achieved.
Date: Thursday, May 16, 2013
Location: Room EE 106 College of Engineering & Computer Science Building, 777 Glades Rd. Boca Raton, FL 33431
Time: 5:30-6:30: Meet and Greet Registration, Networking, & Light Refreshments.
6:30-8:00 Program: Discuss and Tour the LEED Platinum College of Engineering and Computer Science Building.
This program will review of The US Green Building Council’s LEED Platinum College of Engineering and Computer Science Building. Each new LEED Certified Building brings us closer to the USGBC’s vision of a sustainable built environment within a generation. With a LEED Platinum Project, we can get reach our sustainable vision even sooner.
Florida Atlantic University wanted to build a world class facility that would showcase the university’s commitment to sustainability. Achieving LEED Platinum Certification the university and the design and construction team validated that commitment. Future Engineers are learning in a sustainable environment, which will foster environmental stewardship for the next generations.
Please join us… Note: This Program is eligible for one AIA Continuing Education Credit
Pre Registration is required RSVP by
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USGBC and AIA Members: Free
Speaker: Robert J Thomas, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD + C, Leo A Daly, Planning Architecture, Engineering, Interiors.
Mr. Thomas has worked on all facets of project management, and construction administration. His projects cover a wide range of building types with a specialization in STEM, educational and science facilities. Mr. Thomas has completed lab buildings that emphasize collaboration and interactive spaces that enhance the learning environment for faculty, students and researchers. Bob’s signature projects include the fast-tracked design process for the highly complex FAU/Scripps Science Facility, and the two LEED Platinum projects – Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Sciences and Florida Gulf Coast University’s Academic 7 Arts and Sciences. Mr. Thomas has been with Leo A Daly for 14 years.
Review the LEED Rating System and how it affected the design and delivery of a project to be constructed to a LEED Platinum Certification Level. Tour the College of Engineering & Computer Science Building to observe the sustainable aspects of the project first hand.
- Become familiar with the United States Green Building Council, LEED Rating System.
- Learn how to achieve a LEED Platinum Certified Project.
- Understand the issues with certifying a project to LEED Platinum standard.
Observe the built in sustainable aspects of the College of Engineering and Computer Science Building.
June 2013 Continuing Education
Daylighting and Sustainable Design
Course # 1 LU/HSW/SD
Topics discussed include the origins of translucent daylighting with the structural sandwich panel, considerations in design, enhancement of daylighting techniques, real energy conservation, the eight systems, and opportunities offered in contrast, design, form and aesthetics. The benefits of diffused natural daylighting on performance, health, productivity, safety and sustainable design are emphasized. Specialty performance systems including explosion venting, blast resistant, hurricane impact and OSHA fall through protection is included.
Presented by: James Hardy, Kalwal and Lisa Fox Venerables, Specified Architectural Systems
Embassy Suites– West Palm Beach
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
1601 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
106 S. Swinton Ave.
Delray Beach, FL 33444
Duffy’s Palm Beach Gardens
Thursday, June 6, 2013
11588 U.S. Highway 1
North Palm Beach, FL 33408
All three luncheons begin promptly at 12:00 noon.
FREE – AIA Palm Beach Members
$20.00 per person for non-members
(one more good reason to join us!)
RSVP: (561) 802-4310 or email: email@example.com
When registering, members please log in. Your user name is your email address and your password is the first initial and your last name. Credit card payments will only be accepted online. To attend a lunch seminar as a non-member, please register here, using your MasterCard or VISA, or play to pay at the door with cash only. Thank you.
Continuing Education Credits
This month’s program is provided by Kalwal.
For more information or for follow-up regarding your credits, please contact James Hardy at (603) 627-3861
CANstruction is a competition amongst local architecture, engineering and construction firms that has been held in more than 200 cities around the nation. Palm BeachCounty’s will be held June 9 – 24, 2013 at the Gardens Mall. This is a great opportunity to engage the public in the design process; and to play a philanthropic role of raising awareness about hunger and food insecurity in the area. A Panel of Local Celebrity Judges has been assembled for judging of the projects.
For more information and a Team Packet please call or email AIAPalm Beach at: (561) 832-8223; firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Each entry must have an architect, engineer, or contractor on the team to be eligible to compete. CANstruction committee members are not allowed to participate or consult their firm’s team.
- Awards will be given in the following categories:
- Best Meal
- Best Use of Labels
- Structural Ingenuity
- Jurors’ Favorite
- 2 Honorable Mentions
- 4 Local Awards
Team Builds Design/Sketches Due, Foam Core Boards and Can Count Spreadsheet – Monday, April 15, 2013
Build Night – Sunday, June 9th, 2013 – 6:30pm
Unveiling of Structures – Tuesday, June 11, 2013
CANstruction Father’s Day Events – Saturday, June 15 & Sunday, June 16, 2013
Awards Cocktail Party – Thursday, June 20, 2013
DeCANstruction – Monday, June 24, 2013
Build Palm Beach Trade Show
The Build Palm Beach Products Show is an annual event that draws the largest turnout of architects of any event we hold and is a wonderful opportunity for vendors to gain exposure for their products and services.
In addition to our approximately 300 Palm Beach AIA members, invitations are extended to members of CSI, AGC, ASID, ASLA, ASHRAE and other construction-related associations. We give extensive publicity to the event for several months in advance in newsletters, meeting notices and various other membership advertising and communication media.
Seminars offering continuing education credits are held adjacent to the vendor area throughout the day. These seminars provide additional enticement to members to attend the show.
We have enjoyed the participation of approximately 50 vendors in previous years. Booth selection is on a first-come first-serve basis, so reserve early to assure a space at this popular event.
For sponsorship or exhibitor information, contact email@example.com or 561.832-8223. To become the featured sponsor of Build Palm Beach, call 561.832-8223.
To encourage excellence in architecture, the Palm Beach Chapter of the American Institute of Architects holds the Awards for Design Excellence in Architecture program. Through this program, member works of distinction are honored, increasing public attention to the most prestigious new designs.
All entries are projects designed by AIA Palm Beach-member architects and can be located anywhere in the world. Design categories include: Award for Excellence in Architecture; Un-Built Design and Test of Time.
For Design Awards sponsorship information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 561.832-8223. To become the featured sponsor of the Design Awards, call 561.832-8223.
Firm of the Year Award
This award is juried by AIA members of another state who also jury the Design Awards. The honor is awarded to the firm judged to have contributed the most to the advancement of the profession.