Feb
6
9:00 AM09:00

Buffalo Air Barrier Symposium

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Join us on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. ABAA is the National voice of the air barrier industry, come join us for industry leading education and discussions on topics such as:

  • Achieving High Performance
  • Design Considerations
  • Quality Assurance
  • Flashings and Transitions
  • Building Science

Itinerary
9:00 – 10:00    Building Science - Laverne Dalgleish (1.0 CEU)
10:00 – 10:15  Break
10:15 – 11:15 Construction Cautions with Building Enclosures Sustainability and Performance -Brian Stroik (1.0 CEU)
11:20 – 11:50  ABAA – Who We Are?  What We’re Doing? - Todd Parrott (0.5 CEU)
11:50 – 12:30  Lunch
12:45 – 2:00    “By Others”: The Elusive Subcontractor Responsible for Transitions -Andrew Dunlap (1.25 CEU)
2:00 – 2:15      Break 
2:15 – 3:15      Through Wall Flashings Compatibility Sustainability & Performance -Craig Wetmore (1.0 CEU)
3:15 – 3:30      Break
3:30 – 4:45      How to Specify an Air Barrier and Build Quality Assurance into your Project -Laverne Dalgleish (1.25 CEU)                                                                                       

Total: 6 AIA LU's available.

Pricing
$20 for members
$30 for non-members
$10 for AIAS

Registration is required to attend. Register here.


About the Presenters

Laverne Dalgliesh 
Principal - Building Professionals Inc

Mr. Laverne Dalgleish is the Executive Director of the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA). As such, he works to champion energy conservation in buildings while educating the building owners and designers about the benefits of energy conservation such as durability, comfort, reduced maintenance, reduced HVAC equipment costs and the positive impact on the environment.

Mr. Dalgleish travels North America on a weekly basis to educate building owners and designers on the benefits of effective and working air barrier systems in buildings. This education mission includes working with standards development organizations, training and education groups, government policy departments, and quality assurance program developers for the construction industry. Mr. Dalgleish is the Secretariat of two ISO Committees, ISO TC61 SC10 Cellular Plastics and ISO TC163 SC3 Thermal Insulation Products. He is also Chair of the ULC Thermal Performance in the Building Environment Standards Committee.

Mr. Dalgleish was the key developer of the ABAA Quality Assurance Program for the installation of air barrier systems in buildings. This program is based on ISO9000 and ISO 12576-2 but brings the ISO requirements together with practical applications for the air barrier industry.

Andrew Dunlap 
Director of the Air Barrier Association of America
Co-Chairman of the ABAA Research Committee
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Andrew Dunlap’s primary work experience is in the analysis and development of exterior building enclosures, including historic buildings. Exterior enclosure expertise is comprised of roofing, skylights, windows, curtain walls, rainscreen/cavity walls and waterproofing, and includes development of remediation options and construction documents for corrective work. Andrew’s work focuses on providing energy efficient designs as he regularly participates in validating designs for energy code compliance or to exceed code requirements. Project responsibilities include the collection of detailed building information, investigation and analysis of existing conditions, computerized thermal analysis of building systems (WUFI 5.2, THERM 7, WINDOW 7, and other software packages), formulation of remediation plans, preparation of construction documents for remediation, and construction contract administration including field observation and systems testing. This work often includes performing diagnostic field water tests as part of the forensic investigations or used to validate installed conditions.

 

Brian Stroik 
Vice Chair – Air Barrier Association of America
Manager – Building Envelope Solutions Team at Tremco Sealants and Waterproofing
Immediate Past National Chair – BEC Building Enclosure Council

Brian Stroik is a recognized industry leader in the construction of energy efficient, sustainable and durable buildings. Brian works with key industry organizations – including the Air Barrier Association of America, the National Building Enclosure Council, and the Building Enclosure Technology and Environmental Council (BETEC) – on research and education regarding building enclosures, energy efficiency, and retrofitting and upgrading existing building enclosures. Brian is a frequent speaker on the subjects of commissioning the building enclosure (BECx), quality in construction, and mock ups / first run studies. Brian has also chaired numerous speaker sessions at national conferences and hosted roundtable discussions.

White papers by Stroik on the subjects of building energy efficiency and building enclosure design, among others, have been published in The Journal of Energy Efficiency & ReliabilityThe Journal of Building Enclosure Design and SprayFoam Magazine.

 

Craig Wetmore 
Director of the Air Barrier Association of America
Chair of the ABAA Voice Committee
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Craig Wetmore has over 20 years of experience in the building industry. Craig has been the President of York Manufacturing since 2009. He has a concentrated knowledge in through-wall flashings, moisture management and wall components. Craig is active in building community where he is a member of CSI, RCI, USGBC, ASTM and the ABAA. He serves as 1st Vice President for the Maine CSI Chapter, he is the chairperson of ABAA’s Voice Committee (education and outreach), is a member of ABAA’s Flashings and Terminations Committee, and serves as a Director on the Board of Directors of the ABAA.

Craig has given presentations to architectural firms, engineering firms, AIA chapters, Building Enclosure Councils, and CSI chapters. His presentation centers on through-wall flashings compatibility with air barriers and insulation products, lifecycle costs and installation advice on all different types of through-wall flashings. Craig and the York team have developed many new products to solve the issues that are encountered in the drainage of water from the building envelope.

 

Program Descriptions + Learning Objectives

"By Others" The Elusive Subcontractor Responsible for Transitions:

This course will take you through a multitude of details with a review of assembly environmental separators that will show common enclosure assembly discontinuities and provide an education on common system transition methods.

Learning Objectives:

  • How transitions impact building enclosure performance.
  • Why poor transitions can result in reduced energy efficiency.
  • Learn how poor transitions can increase the risk of condensation.
  • Discover how various compatibility and logistical issues can impact the options available to achieve proper transition details.

     

    Building Science – 1.0 CEU/HSW Credit

    Review the “Building as a System” concept and what makes up the building enclosure. Explain moisture flow, air flow and heat flow and the various mechanisms in which they move through the building enclosure.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Identify basic design considerations for commercial buildings
    • Explain the forces of moisture, air and heat flow
    • Understand code implications in regards to material requirements and key functions to identify during design process
     

    Construction Cautions with Building Enclosures – 1.5 CEU/HSW Credit

    Building Enclosures and air barriers require care and attention to detail from the design to execution stage. With the myriad of wall configurations and choices in air barriers, insulation, and exterior cladding, not to mention the different manufacturers of these products, it can become daunting of where to start or how to ensure a high-performance enclosure. A number of key items need to be addressed both during design and the management of the construction process. These items need to be dealt with in a logical manner in a specific critical path. This presentation will review the Top 10 construction cautions with the building enclosure specific to design, pre-construction, mock-up’s, field installation issues and sub-trade execution and final testing for compliance.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Acquire knowledge in critical aspects of design, based on building science principles, by using sample details for continuity, redundancy and certain code requirements of the air barrier system.
    • Describe the process for pre-construction meetings and key criteria and agenda items to ensure performance expectations are met, sequencing is done properly, details are well understood and transition from one trade to another is accomplished using sample plans.
    • Explain the various test methods for installation verification for both air and water performance by reviewing ASTM and AAMA test standards and how they conducted and when they should be conducted through examples and photo’s
    • Plan successful mock up and testing program to verify continuity, compatibility and sequence of construction by review of sample mock-up’s and test methods that can be applied to both quantify performance and provide a learning tool for the construction team.
     

    How to specify Air Barriers 1.0 CEU/HSW Credit

    This program provides an in depth look at the testing and codes relating to Air Barrier Systems. The presenter will discuss performance testing, new code requirements’ and proper specification of an Air Barrier System. Participants will understand what an Air Barrier Association of America evaluated air barrier assembly must go through to become an ABAA Evaluated System.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Describe the benefits of air barrier systems to the environment, building owner, and occupants and what components make up an air barrier assembly through photos and examples.
    • Acquire knowledge in the various performance test standards relating to air barrier systems, including the NFPA 285 fire test by reviewing standard test methods and code related performance requirements.
    • Describe code requirements and compliance options to meet code reference documents such as ASHRAE 90.1-2010 or IECC 2012 by review of code language and examples of code compliance.
    • Demonstrate specific language to incorporate into an air barrier performance specification by reviewing sample specifications and language for materials, test standards and execution.
     

    Through-Wall Flashing Compatibility Sustainability and Performance – 1.0 CEU/HSW Credit

    Understanding the performance characteristics, the recycled/recyclable content, ability to survive installation, and life cycle costs of the different through-wall flashing materials.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Composition of each type of flashing and their effects on sustainability and life cycle costs
    • Have a better understanding of how to specify through-wall flashings and avoid compatibility issues.
    • Understand the performance characteristics different types of commonly used cavity wall materials and how to create a resilient flashing system.
    • Recognize some of the challenges of installation
     

    Achieving a High-Performance Air Barrier System – 1.5 CEU/HSW Credit

    Air Barriers are an extremely important component of a high-performance building enclosure system. For the most part, these systems are non-maintainable components and repairs can typically only be made with the removal of the exterior cladding system. To ensure a performing system, proper design, detailing and ultimately the proper installation of these systems is extremely important. You have one chance to get it right. Come learn about important design considerations, how to properly detail critical interfaces, key items to include in your specifications and the proper installation techniques, quality control and testing parameters for a variety of air barrier systems in use today.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Discuss how air barriers are part of a high-performance building and how they control air movement, moisture movement, improve insulation performance and reduce energy needs of buildings.
    • Review key design considerations, critical interfaces for continuity, material performance requirements and specification language for the proper design and selection of the air barrier assembly.
    • Identify the typical installation requirements of a variety of air barrier materials and assemblies and common installation issues observed in the field.
    • Discuss the importance of proper construction sequencing, coordination of sub-trades, testing and inspection criteria and how to identify installation defects and remedial action required during the construction phase.
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Feb
9
5:00 PM17:00

Senenmut Alumni Association Table Talks

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Table Talks is a professional networking event hosted by the Senenmut Alumni Association with the support of the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning.  The purpose of the event is to foster relationships between the students or architecture and allied arts and those working locally in the profession.  This event gives students a better idea of the opportunities availbale for them here in Buffalo.  What different firms focus on in their practices, and much more.    

1 AIA LU available. This event is free, but registration is required. Email Margaret Scaglione to attend.

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Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

AIA Buffalo/WNY Design Awards

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The Annual Architecture Awards were established to encourage & recognize excellence in architectural design, to increase public awareness of the potential of the built environment and to honor the architect, owner & builder of significant local architectural projects.

Submissions Due | Sep 19 2017 (5:00PM EST)
Tickets to the Gala will be available soon.

For more information and to submit a project, visit www.aiadesignawards.org.

 

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Nov
9
11:30 AM11:30

CSI Buffalo Joint Half Day Seminar

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Earn Four AIA Continuing Education Credits in Four Hours.....and have Lunch.

$25 for AIA Members/ $35 Non-Members (if registered by November 3)  
$30 for AIA Members/$40 Non-members (if registered AFTER November 3)

Design Innovations Using Fiber Cement in Commercial Construction - Nichiha (1 AIA LU)
Sustainable Leak-Free Roof Systems – GAF Materials (1 AIA LU)
Emerging Top Daylighting Strategies – Velux America (1 AIA LU) Mineral Coating for
Concrete & Masonry v. Acrylic Paint – Keim Mineral Silicate (1 AIA LU)

Registration is required. Contact Bill Diehl here to register.

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Nov
9
to Nov 11

AIA QUAD Conference

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The 2017 AIA QUAD (Quality Unites Architectural Design) Conference is a three-day event encompassing an expo, continuing education seminars, networking opportunities, and the QUAD State Design Awards Presentation. 

This event is the ideation of AIA Connecticut, AIA New Jersey, AIA New York State, and AIA Pennsylvania collectively touting more than 14,000 members.

For more information, visit the QUAD Conference webpage.

Registration is available here.

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Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

UB Fall Lecture Series: James DeFilippis

  • Hayes Hall 403, University at Buffalo South Campus (map)
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James DeFilippis Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy; Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

James DeFilippis
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy; Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

James DeFilippis’ research focuses on the politics and economics of cities and communities.  He is particularly interested in the processes of social change, and questions of power and justice in cities.  His strives to makes connections; linking disciplines and connecting academic theory and grounded political practice. He has published work in academic journals in a variety of fields, both independently and in collaboration with other authors.  He is the author or editor of three books.  Professor DeFilippis has also written applied monographs and reports, and his interests extend well beyond the academy and into the practice of concrete political work and policy analyses.

 

University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning Fall Lecture Series

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Nov
2
5:30 PM17:30

Architectural Paving and Design

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This presentation will teach you about the evolution of paving stones in North America and the manufacturing standards and process used today. Understanding the manufacturing process and the new technologies available and how they will impact the aesthetic and long term performance will allow you to choose a product that is fit for purpose.

We will explore various physical characteristics such as style, shape, texture, color and pattern and examine proper installation methods. Utilizing the many options available today ensures that the selection process will translate into great design. Includes traditional installation methods as well as permeable, roof deck, pedestal paver.

Following the event, there will be a reception at Flying Bison Brewery next door with food and beverages provided.

1 AIA LU, CES, HSW is available. There is no fee, but registration is required. Register here.

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Nov
2
5:30 PM17:30

The Future of Construction

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Join us for a cocktail reception and tour of the UB School of Architecture & Planning’s research and development facilities. Learn about how this worldclass institution is exploring the cutting edge of advancements in construction materials and methods – right in our own back yard!

Cost is $40 per person. Registration is required. Download the registration form here.

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Oct
18
10:00 AM10:00

WNY Facilities Management Expo

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Regional showcase of products and services for the maintenance, repair, operation, and management of ALL TYPES OF FACILITIES...commercial, industrial, municpal, institutional, and income properties. Over 150 vendors displaying. Demos and free seminars.

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Oct
5
6:00 PM18:00

6 Minute Building Stories

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6 Minute Building Stories (6Mbs) is an informal and fun gathering featuring presentations by esteemed speakers from diverse cultural disciplines.

Speakers share their building story with 18 images. The total time allotted for each slide is 20 seconds and, as the slide changes, so does the related verbal content.

$5 admission available at the door. For more information, visit the Buffalo Architecture Foundation's website.

 

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Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

UB Fall Lecture Series: Nader Tehrani

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Nader Tehrani Dean, Cooper Union, Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture and Principal, NADAAA

Nader Tehrani
Dean, Cooper Union, Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture and Principal, NADAAA

Nader Tehrani was born in England and raised in Pakistan, South Africa, Iran, Italy and the United States. He received his BFA in 1985 and his BArch in 1986, both from the Rhode Island School of Design, after which he attended a post-graduate program in history and theory at the Architectural Association in London.  In 1986, he began his own practice.

He received the Young Architects Award in 1997, from the Architecture League of New York. His practice was called 'Office dA.' His research targeted material culture as the basis for speculation—exploring material properties, negotiating materials and their geometric predispositions and challenging the means and methods of building processes.

University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning Fall Lecture Series

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Oct
4
10:00 AM10:00

Kemper Systems America Cold Liquid Applied Roofing & Waterproofing Systems

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History of fully reinforced, cold-fluid applied, liquid resin waterproofing membranes.  Technology -   composite of resin and reinforcement.  Understanding system components.  Application process, performance benefits, range of applications.

4 AIA LUs available. Additional credits available with the plant tour.

Registration for this event is full.

For more information, download the flyer and visit the Kemper Systems website.

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Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

UB Fall Lecture Series: Oana Stanescu

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Oana Stanescu Partner/Co-Founder Family New York, Design Critic at Harvard GSD

Oana Stanescu
Partner/Co-Founder Family New York, Design Critic at Harvard GSD

Prior to joining Family, Oana worked at a diverse array of award-winning offices around the world including Herzog and De Meuron, OMA and SANAA.

She has also contributed to numerous architectural publications such as Domus, MARK and Abitare and co-taught a seminar at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University as well as studio Core I at MIT in Cambridge.

She is also a frequent critic at various schools like Yale University, MIT, GSD and GSAPP.

She has also lectured in places like AIA Memphis and The University of Memphis, University of South Florida, University of Arizona, Women in Design - Denver, Neocon and AIA Chicago or Design Miami in collaboration with UN, Miami Beach.

Oana’s work has been celebrated in publications such as the New York Times, Forbes, Madame Figaro, Architect Magazine, New York Magazine, Mark, Time magazine or Cultured, to name a few.

University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning

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Sep
16
9:00 AM09:00

Queen City Architecture Run

Join the AIA Buffalo/WNY for the 2017 Queen City Architecture Run. A 3.5 Mile run through downtown featuring Buffalo's renowned Architecture. After-party and awards at Big Ditch Brewing Co. All proceeds support scholarship initiatives and local architectural events.

Fees: $20 early registration/ $25 after Aug 25/ $30 day of

For more information and to register: https://www.raceentry.com/race-reviews/queen-city-architecture-run

 

*Entrants must be 21 or over to participate in the free beer at Big Ditch Brewing.

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Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

UB Fall Lecture Series: Rima Yamazaki

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Join Rima Yamazaki, an independent documentry filmmaker, for a screening of her film Nakagin Capsule Tower: Japanese Metabolist Landmark on the Edge of Destruction (2010). 

Rima Yamazaki Documentary Filmmaker, Artist-in-Residence, UB Creative Arts Initiative

Rima Yamazaki
Documentary Filmmaker, Artist-in-Residence, UB Creative Arts Initiative

The Nakagin Capsule Tower, completed in 1972 and designed by Kisho Kurokawa, is a rare built example of the modern Japanese architectural movement Metabolism. Tracing the history of postwar Japanese architecture and reviewing the characteristics of the Nakagin Capsule Tower, this documentary examines the controversy over the building's future.

Screening to be followed by a Q&A with Yamazaki and Nicholas Bruscia, clinical assistant professor of architecture, who leads UB's study abroad program in Tokyo. 

Rima Yamazaki (山﨑梨真) is an independent documentary filmmaker who specializes in contemporary art and architecture. Her practice is an exploration of cinematic expression in documenting, studying and reflecting on the arts. She works as a one-person film crew; all her films are directed, photographed and edited by herself. Her films have been shown at various film festivals and venues internationally, including Anthology Film Archives (New York), the National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), the Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montreal, Canada), the Center for Architecture (New York), the International Festival of Films on Art (Montreal, Canada), the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (Rotterdam, Netherlands) and Milano Design Film Festival (Milan, Italy). She received a BA in Social Sciences from Hitotsubashi University in 2005, and a BA in Film from Hunter College in 2008. She currently lives and works in New York.

University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning

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Aug
30
6:00 PM18:00

UB Fall Lecture Series: Ludovico Centis

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Fall 2017 Lecture Series: Border Crossing
Ludovico Centis

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Ludovico Centis is an architect, founder of the architecture and planning office The Empire (https://www.theempire.eu) and co-founder and editor of the architecture magazine San Rocco (http://www.sanrocco.info). Centis has a PhD in urbanism (Università IUAV di Venezia). He has been a partner at the architectural office Salottobuono (2007 to 2012). He has lectured at Università IUAV di Venezia (Venice), the Politecnico in Milan, Festarch (Cagliari), the Auditorium dell’Ara Pacis (Rome), the Hong Kong & Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism, the Palais de Tokyo (Paris), the Architectural Association School of Architecture (London), the Faculté d’Architecture La Cambre Horta (ULB, Brussels), the 21er Haus (Vienna), Cornell University (Ithaca, NY), Princeton University (Princeton, NJ). Centis was the 2013–14 Peter Reyner Banham Fellow at the University at Buffalo. During the spring of 2015 he participated in the Center for Land Use Interpretation's Wendover Residence Program.

 

BORDER CROSSING presents architects, designers, urban planners, and researchers who are working across boundaries – national borders, cultural lines, or disciplinary demarcations.

In the current political climate, and in the border city of Buffalo, the program explores how borders can be productively transgressed through a number of discursive positions and practices, operating between territories, cultures, and ideologies. This series of speakers emphasizes the importance and urgency for transnational cross-pollination in architecture and planning and celebrates the positive impact of immigrants and citizens from diverse backgrounds. #BorderCrossing

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Aug
17
3:00 PM15:00

Bioclimatic Ceramic Assemblies

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Four teams, led by principals from AECOM, Walter P. Moore, Morphosis, UB Department of Architecture, Alfred University College of Ceramics and Boston Valley Terra Cotta will share their research and design prototypes for terracotta façade systems that focus on bioclimatic performance.

These strategize ways to develop sustainable micro climates in and around buildings and address issues like energy mitigation, hybrid structural systems and high performance façade systems for shading, snow collecting, heat harvesting and air circulation.

3 AIA LU's are available.

This program is free, but registration is required. For more information and to register, visit UB's event page here.

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Aug
9
9:00 AM09:00

Solar PV for Architects: Evaluation and Design Fundamentals

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The accredited course will provide architects and design professionals with a basic understanding of PV system components, common system types and operating characteristics. Participants will receive training on important design considerations for specifying PV technology as well as structural, electrical, and fire code issues associated with site assessments.

Additionally, this training will provide the tools required to evaluate the economic performance and energy output of a solar electric system. This should not be considered a course that will provide all the information that one may require in this field.

This course is free.

3 AIA LU's AVAILABLE

To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/solar-pv-for-architects-evaluation-and-design-fundamentals-orchard-park-tickets-35384795877

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Aug
4
7:00 PM19:00

Wright at 150 Lecture Series: Michael Desmond

Michael Desmond will 'unpack' his finds within the archive - revealing a discovery of Wright's circular homes and communities, with in-depth analysis of the drawings, concept, and philosiphies attached to this chapter of Wright's life and work.

Tickets are $25 for Members, $35 for Non-Members. VIP Tickets are $90 for Members, $100 for Non-Members.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the event's Facebook page here.

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Jun
28
9:00 AM09:00

Conquering the Energy Code

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Conquering the Energy Code prepares architects and engineers to comply with the new requirements in the 2015 New York State Energy Conservation Construction Code. In an era of more stringent code enforcement, the course provides critical knowledge about significant changes, new provisions, and best practices to avoid objections and stalled projects.

View the event flyer here.

Registration is required to attend and costs $75.00.
7 AIA LU|HSW's available

For more information and to register, visit the Urban Green Council's website here.

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Jun
27
5:00 PM17:00

Tour of 905 Elmwood Avenue

This AIA presentation/tour will introduce a new infill completed by Ellicott Development, LLC located at 905 Elmwood Ave. The four-story mixed-use building replaced the Elmwood-Delavan Food Mart (and gas station).  Kideney Architects and general contractor Concept Construction were commissioned for this 52,000 sq ft building with 21 residential units and 6,200 SF of ground level retail & restaurant space. The restaurant includes a 1,050 sf second floor bar and seating area with a balcony overlooking Elmwood Avenue.

1.5 AIA LU's are available. This program is free, but you must register to attend at https://form.jotformpro.com/71645813091961.

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Jun
7
5:30 PM17:30

Biophilia, Wellness and the Visual Environment

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Attendees will gain an understanding of Biophilia and learn how Biophilic design principles can be employed into an interior.  The design aspects will focus on visual and material elements that give occupants a connection to nature, especially through surface materials.

1 AIA CEU is available.

There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Fill out the form here to register.

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Jun
7
9:00 AM09:00

Conquering the Energy Code

Conquering the Energy Code prepares architects and engineers to comply with the new requirements in the 2015 New York State Energy Conservation Construction Code. In an era of more stringent code enforcement, the course provides critical knowledge about significant changes, new provisions, and best practices to avoid objections and stalled projects.

View the event flyer here.

Registration is required to attend and costs $75.00.
7 AIA LU|HSW's available

For more information and to register, visit the Urban Green Council's website here.

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Jun
5
7:00 PM19:00

FLW150 Lecture Series: Barry Bergdoll

The Martin House presents FLW150: a five-part lecture series celebrating the artistic legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright during the 150th year of his birth.  The public forums will feature prominent thinkers in the field of architecture and design who have each contributed to the exhibition, Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive, at the Museum of Modern Art.

Individual Tickets: $35|$25 members
VIP Series Tickets: $500|$450 members
includes priority seating and reception with guest speakers and a copy of the MoMA catalogue

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Martin House's website here.

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Jun
5
to Sep 1

BAF Little Free Library Design Competition

 

"Ensuring that books are available to any child at any time of the year will be a good first step in enhancing the reading achievement of low-income students and an absolutely necessary step in closing the reading achievement gap.” 
         —Anne McGill Franzen and Richard Allington, 2009

This is an open, two-stage, design competition to design, construct, and install a contemporary book shelter in underprivileged neighborhoods in Buffalo, NY.  

Literacy-friendly neighborhoods (LFN) is a grassroots initiative started by Little Free Libraries (LFL) that aims to promote literacy, expand literary horizons, cultivate generosity, and promote general neighborliness.  These libraries will facilitate an informal exchange of books in the city’s public spaces, where residents and visitors may use and contribute to these communal resources.  

Each entry should speak to the goals of the LFN in an urban setting while addressing the basic demands of an outdoor enclosure and providing a form that breaks the mold of what has been deemed typical for a LFL.  Creative and innovative designs are encouraged.  

Architects, designers, students interested in rethinking and fabricating a library as part of this project are invited to submit their qualifications and describe their interest.  A conceptual design and brief narrative description of how your concept addresses the points presented in the Competition Brief must accompany each application. Multiple designs concepts are allowed and will require multiple entries.

A jury will select up to ten entrants to design and fabricate a library, hosted on public property or in the domain of a partnering community organization. Once installed, all libraries will be stocked by the Buffalo Public Library system. Entrants will be responsible for all design, material selection, and fabrication of one LFL within the defined schedule.  

For full contest rules, more information, eligibility and submission requirements, and selection criteria, please download a copy of the Competition Brief.  An entry form for HARD COPY SUBMISSIONS ONLY is included in the packet, but all participants are encouraged to use the Online Entry Form. 

For more information and to enter, visit http://buffaloarchitecture.org/little-free-library/.

FEES
AIA MEMBERS:  $25
NON-AIA MEMBERS:  $35
STUDENTS:  $20
MULTIPLE ENTRIES:  $15/EACH

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May
24
12:00 PM12:00

KSA-1 Cold Liquid Applied Roofing & Waterproofing Systems

  • 1200 N. American Drive West Seneca, NY 14224 USA (map)
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History of fully reinforced, cold-fluid applied, liquid resin waterproofing membranes. Technology -   composite of resin and reinforcement.  Understanding system components. Application process, performance benefits, range of applications.

This program is free, but registration is required.
AIA/CES 1.5 LU|HSW available, additional credits available with the plant tour

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