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How the Public Perceives the Architect

June 17, 2009

This article appeared in Vol. 21, Issue 6 of the Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal (June 12, 2009) By Jerome Leslie Eben, AIA, PP, CID, NFPA When I am at a gathering and meeting people for the first time, it is inevitable that they will ask, “What do you do for a living?” When I Read More

WHY THE ARCHITECT SHOULD BE THE LEAD PROFESSIONAL ON A HOME-BUILDING TEAM

June 17, 2009

Article appeared in Vol. 21, Issue 6 of the Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal (June 12, 2009) By Seth A. Leeb, AIA Immediate Past President, New Jersey Chapter, American Institute of Architects Seth A. Leeb, AIA, immediate past present of the New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ) is the principal of Read More

Free Continuing Eduction Credits

June 14, 2009

At a recent AIA Newark Suburban board meeting we were discussing ways to increase the benefits to the membership.  One board member said that one of the most common email and phone call questions he gets is about where to find low cost continuing education (CE) credits. Especially at this time of odd numbered years Read More

NJ FUNDING FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS IN JEOPARDY

June 11, 2009

PLEASE DO THIS TODAY New Jersey’s support for historic preservation has been especially strong since the 1980s. Through the New Jersey Historic Trust, more than 70 million dollars have been invested and hundreds of buildings having been restored throughout the state. Funding for the valuable programs provided by the Trust and open space are expiring Read More

AIA Newark & Suburban Sponsors Design Competition for Newark Visitors Center

June 10, 2009

The partnership of AIA Newark & Suburban, Emerging Professionals and the Young Architects Forum invites designers from all over the world to find innovative, visionary and compelling proposals for a Newark, New Jersey Visitor’s Center. For more information goto: http://www.visitnewarknj.org/Home/Welcome.html

Some Other Useful BIM & IPD Information Sources…

June 9, 2009

I’ve been working with BIM, mostly Revit, for 10 years now.  In the beginning there wasn’t much published on the subject. It wasn’t even called BIM.  Back then the terms were more like Object Modeling and virtual building.  Now, not only do we have numerous printed books, we also have scores of software & service Read More

Welcome to the AIA NJ Technology In Practice Blog!

June 6, 2009

The purpose of the AIA NJ Technology In Practice blog is to share knowledge about the use of technology in the professional lives of our members and their firms. The goal is to expand the knowledge, flatten the learning curve, and decrease the time it takes to implement and benefit from the tools and technologies Read More

AIA National Staff on Furlough, Online Support Available

June 1, 2009

The national component staff will be on furlough and our offices closed June 1 through 8:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, June 8. AIArchitect will not be published next Friday. If you have questions or need assistance during that time, we created an online self-service resource page that provides directed links to specific information and how-to Read More

Court Ruling on Including Hard Copy of Prevailing Wage Determination in Bid Specifications

May 31, 2009

New Jersey design professionals that do public work need to be aware that a long time practice of theirs concerning the inclusion of hard copies of prevailing wage determinations in their project specifications may no longer be advisable. As you are aware, New Jersey law requires the payment of prevailing wages on public projects. Accordingly, Read More

11th annual New Jersey CANstruction

May 31, 2009

The Newark Suburban Chapter of the American Institute of Architects is pleased to announce the 11th annual New Jersey CANstruction competition has a new home! In October the competition will be held at The Prudential Center Arena in Newark to support the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. To celebrate our new location for 2009, Read More

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