Chapter Meeting, Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Water Street Seafood Company
309 N. Water St. Corpus Christi, TX 78401
5:30pm Social, 6pm Meeting/Presentation
Presenter: Byron Beamer
Sponsor: Florock Flooring
Learning Units: 1 LU/HSW
Title: Resinous Flooring – Everything You Need to Know without Reading the Manual
Description: Provides an overview of resinous flooring systems and introduces how appropriate site evaluation, including recognition of moisture-related issues, as well as substrate preparation and product selection, can contribute to a safer and healthier facility for individual end users and the community as a whole. Presentation of chemistry, industry standards, case studies and application best practices demonstrates how today’s resinous flooring, meeting the most stringent environmental regulations, offers greater durability, performance and aesthetics than ever before.
*Dinner is free to Architect, Associate and Affiliate Members. Interns are $5 and other guests are $20
Lunch N Learn: Thursday, February 26, 2015 12 – 1pm
Luciano’s Italian Restaurant
1821 South Alameda Street, Corpus Christi, TX 78404
5:30pm Social, 6pm Meeting/Presentation
Presenter: David Gordon
Sponsor: NexTek Power Systems
Learning Units: 1HR AIA Health Safety & Welfare (HSW) and 1hr CEU for GBCI (LEED)
Title: DC Micro 101
Description: Provides background, features and benefits for using DC power, lighting and controls in buildings, includes a brief history and projections regarding use of DC power; an introduction to the Emerge Alliance® (a non-profit organization that supports DC technology), a review of the design process, an example building design and case studies of some featured system installations. A Q&A section is included along with references to key DC Microgrid design resources.
Cost: $5 for Members, Interns and Affiliates. Guests $8
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 361.887.2124
Brown Bags with Your Board
In an effort to become more engaged with our members and our members to become more engaged with us, your Chapter President Jacqueline Carlson and Vice-President Ira Freeman would like to schedule one brown bag lunch a year with each of our Architectural Offices in Town. The goal is for us to see how the chapter can serve you better and perhaps see where you can also help the Chapter. These will be informal with no particular agenda besides the above. We would like to start scheduling them soon so please contact Jacqueline Carlson at email@example.com or Ira Freeman at firstname.lastname@example.org to see what we can set up. Thank you!
2015 Dates to Remember
March 26th – AIA-Corpus Christi/AGC South Texas Chapter Mixer at Hoegemeyer’s BBQ, starts at 5:30pm.
May 15th - AIA-Corpus Christi/AGC South Texas Chapter Golf Tournament at Northshore Country Club in Portland, Texas. Shotgun at Noon.
Sept. 15th – Texas Society of Architects President-Elect Visit
The AIA San Fernando Valley is holding its 3rd annual IDP Design Competition. This is open to all IDP candidates for the chance to win some prize money- but MOST importantly- to get interns 300 CORE NCARB hours towards licensure. That equals about 2 months of office work- or 7% of their required hours.This year the chapter has also included a NEW category for students who are in NCARB accredited architecture schools. Now, the NCARB is allowing work by students that is not part of their regular curriculum to be counted toward the work requirement. I have attempted to contact the 122 architecture schools- but many do not have contact information for email. Click on this link for more information.
New Job Posting Portal Available through Del Mar College Architectural Drafting Technology Webpage:
A new web page and information about posting jobs for students and interns is available through Del Mar College, see the following link - http://www.delmar.edu/adt/. You can go to the Industrial Job Portal and register and submit job information. Students will go to the Portal and upload their resumes to be viewed by potential employers. Since only registered employers can view the resumes, it is highly recommended that those of you interested in hiring to please register.
Of course, you can also post your job listings through AIA Corpus Christi! Please contact Debbie Montez at email@example.com for more information.
City of Corpus Christi – Boards & Commissions Opportunities
The City Secretary’s office is currently soliciting resumes from individuals who are willing to volunteer their time to serve the city on a Board or Commission. (There are many options!) For more information, go online to www.cctexas.com, I Want To…Apply for a City Board. You may also contact Glenda Grasz at 826-3893.
Support the Profession - Donate to ArchiPAC & TAC!
Join this year's contributors and support architectural adovacy at the state and national levels of our government.
TAC and ArchiPAC are non-profit and political action organizations for architects. TAC helps advocacy efforts at the state level, while ArchiPAC is focused at the national level. Texas members of the AIA can participate by contributing to both organizations. TAC and ArchiPAC thank all contributors for their generous support of their advocacy efforts on behalf of the architectural profession. Go to the ArchiPAC and TAC websites for more information and to donate.
See the side bar for those who have already donated, and add your name to the list of local members contributing to each of these organizations!