March Meeting NEW TIME – But That’s Not What I Meant! Specifying the Architect’s Intent
The drawings and specs are ready for bidding, but is the Architect’s intent clear? Can the estimator, field superintendent, and CA personnel understand the expectations? The drawings show what to build. The specs tell what products to buy. However, the art of capturing the Architect’s intent has been lost in the speed of project delivery. Thoughtful data gathering and organizing necessary to describe intent has been replaced by superficially distilled libraries of standard details and standard specifications to define every project – not THE project.
The perfect storm – hundreds of drawings, thousands of spec pages, and not enough time to comprehend it all. Reconsider the art of specifying. When specifications state the Architect’s intent, the bids will be accurate and the projects will be built as intended.
This program is registered with AIA/CES for 1 contact hour.
Presented by David Stutzman, AIA, CSI, CCS, LEED AP, the president of Conspectus, Inc., one of the largest independent specifications consulting company in the United States. David is a registered architect and certified construction specifier with 35 years experience in specifications, preliminary project descriptions, and quality assurance reviews. David has developed extensive automation tools for SPECTEXT and Conspectus to simplify editing and improve quality control for construction specifications.
Date - 03/27/2017
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Center for Architecture
April Meeting – CHAD Lighting Competition and “Embracing the LIGHT” presentation
2017 CHAD Lighting Competition
Students from from CHAD (Charter High School for Architecture + Design) present theie 2017 Lighting Designs and will be judged by professional designers. Awards will be given that night.
Embracing the LIGHT
Helen Diemer, President of The Lighting Practice will share the history of the firm and the craft of a lighting designers with special emphasis on her journey on how she became a lighting designer. Additionally, two other lighting designers will discuss their individual journey, revealing how journeys and experiences can be very different.
Date - 04/24/2017
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Lighting Practice
Mid-Atlantic Region Conference 2017 (MARC17)
Date - 05/18/2017 - 05/21/2017
Sheraton at Station Square
May Meeting & What’s in your Walls presentation
Steve Long will discuss and review the changes that have occurred in our building envelope due to the increase of energy efficiency. Steve will address the importance of details and products used, specifically in the area of Rainscreen systems used in the building envelope and the importance for enhanced drainage and ventilation to minimize failures on wood frame construction.
Steve Long is president and owner of E.R. Long Associates, Inc. Esmond R. Long established the business in 1964 as a manufacturers representative company for the sales and marketing of specialty building materials. Steve joined the company in 1982. Steve’s experience lies with interacting on all three levels of the construction process, design level, distributor level and the subcontractor level. His education in building products has been a result of manufacturers training and in the field technical experience dealing with construction issues. Steve’s association with Keene Building Products in 2006 introduced him first hand to billions of dollars of moisture control problems. Since that time he created a program in partnership with Pennsylvania Housing Research Center in State College Pa to teach the proper way to build the exterior plaster wall and the building science behind the failure of these facades in the United States. Steve has made over 150 presentations to architects, engineers, contractors and forensic inspectors on the topic of rainscreen and the benefits of using it with current day construction.
Date - 05/22/2017
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Center for Architecture
Monthly Meeting Cost, Schedule and Parking
Philadelphia Chapter Member with reservation: dinner included with dues.
There is no charge to attend just the program.
Please sign up by noon of the Wednesday before the meeting.
Our meetings are held at the Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District, 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
5:30 p.m. Social Time (cash bar)
6:15 p.m. Dinner (full course buffet)
7:00 p.m. Business and Program
The hotel has a parking garage. The cost to park in the garage will be $7 with a discount pass you can obtain at the meeting.
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