Larry Novak – Larry Novak is the Senior Director of Structural Engineering & Codes for the Portland Cement Association. Prior to joining PCA, he was an Associate Partner with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill where he served as the lead structural engineer for the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Novak serves on several technical committees, including the ACI 318 Code committee and the ACI 130 committee on Sustainability of Concrete. He has served as Director on the governing board for organizations including SEAOI, TCA and the Illinois Engineering Hall of Fame. He was selected as the “Centennial Lecturer” in engineering and was named the “Citizen Engineer of the Year” by the Illinois Chapter of ASCE. In 2010, he was selected as the ACI “Educational Speaker of the Year” and in 2017 he was bestowed the ACI “Educational Award” for his contributions to the industry.
STEP Into the Sun: Solar Training for Design Professionals in Birmingham December 15, 2017
A new accredited course specifically designed for architects and engineers debuts in Birmingham, AL on December 15th. The training includes design considerations for incorporating solar photovoltaics (PV) into buildings, how to speak with clients about the benefits of solar PV, where to find information on financial incentives, and much more.
The one-day training was developed by the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP), the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE), and national solar energy experts, in partnership with AIA Alabama, AIA Birmingham, ASHRAE Birmingham Chapter, and ACEC of Alabama. The cost of the training includes lunch and is reduced due to sponsorship by the U.S Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative: regular price is $150; AIA and ASHRAE members pay just $125; NGOs, veterans, and students - just $15.
Special offer: Register with a friend and both tickets are 50% off.
Continuing education credits: 6.5 AIA LU/HSW, 0.65 ICC Preferred Provider CEUs, and 6.5 GBCI, are provided.
Register at: http://bcapcodes.org/beyond-code-portal/sunshot/register/
For more information contact Maria Ellingson at email@example.com
Nov. 28, 2017
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 1 PDH
Optional: 1:00-3:00 p.m. 2 PDH
Redstone Federal Credit Union Atrium
220 Wynn Drive
Huntsville, AL 35983
Register online at http://alconcrete.org/news/register-for-a-day-of-concrete-masonry/
On November 28, 2017, Jason Thompson, PE of the National Concrete Masonry Association will be at the lunch speaker for the AIA North Alabama Chapter Meeting. The program will provide 1 HR of HSW CEU’s for architects or 1 PDH for engineers. Following the luncheon, Jason will provide 2 additional hours of education for individuals who need additional continuing education hours. The event will provide a possible 3 hours of AIA approved HSW CEUs or PDHs. Certificates will be issued to both architects and engineers following each hour.
The cost for the program is being covered by the Alabama Concrete Association so there is no cost to attend.
Lunch topic - Direct Design of Concrete Masonry Structures using TMS 403
New Design Provisions for Structures Utilizing CMUs
Design Resources for Designing Concrete Masonry Structures
Bio of Speaker
Jason Thompson,PE is the Vice President of Engineering for the National Concrete Masonry Association. His duties and responsibilities include overseeing the technical activities of the association including research and development, design, construction, and testing standards development, design resources and tools
We will be having a lunch and learn with Atlas Tube on November 8th. Atlas Tube is the top producer of HSS sections in North America, and they now have a mill located in Birmingham. They also provide resources for designing and specifying HSS products. During lunch, their representatives will present to our group, and we will follow up lunch with a quick tour of the mill.
Atlas Tube, 171 Cleage Drive, Birmingham AL 35217
11:15-11:30am: Arrive at the mill
11:30-12:15pm: Lunch and Learn (Topic TBD)
12:15-12:45pm: Mill Tour
Please RSVP to Blake Greene, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you will be able to join.
Need continuing education hours? The ACIA is offering 8 hours of HSW learning units this month for only $30. The cost includes breakfast and lunch. Certificates will be provided plus the ACIA is a registered AIA provider. For your convenience, the ACIA is offering 3 locations. The programs also provide PDH credit.
Day of Concrete Knowledge is designed to provide valuable education programs on concrete topics. This full-day seminar provides 8 hours of AIA approved HSW and PDH credits. Certificates will be issued to both architects and engineers. There is a fee of $30 to attend. All proceeds will go to your choice of the AIA Foundation or the Alabama Concrete Industries Foundation (ACIF). The ACIF yearly awards two $8,000 scholarships to students enrolled in architecture, engineering or building science at one of the state’s universities. Payments can me made online or the day of class.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017-Mobile, Renaissance Riverview Plaza
Wednesday, September 27, 2017-Birmingham, AGC Headquarters
Thursday, September 28, 2017-Huntsville, Embassy Suites
To register, click here https://acia.wufoo.com/forms/a-day-of-concrete-knowledge-2017/
For questions or more information please call 334.265.0501
*Program will last from 8am – 4pm. All day attendance is not required. However, attendees will only receive credit for the hours attended. Certificates will be issued following the end of each program.
Ready Mix Topics to be Covered
“Improve Your Concrete with Fibers”
“ICF Construction for Your Next Commercial Project”
“Permeable Pavements for Storm Water Design”
“Designing Concrete Parking Areas Using ACI 330”
“Tilt Up Construction 101”
“Case Study of ICF Alabama Structures”
“Modern Admixtures to Improve You Concrete Properties”
“Concrete Overlays for Failed Parking Areas”
Tuesday, September 19
Regions Field1401 1st Avenue South
Registration & Exhibit Hall Open: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Lunch: 11:30 - 12:00 p.m.Speaker: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Approved for 1 AIA LU, certificates available.
Supervisory Special Agent for the Counterintelligence Program for the Birmingham Division of the FBI
Darren J. Mott is the Supervisory Special Agent for the Counterintelligence Program for the Birmingham Division of the FBI. This program works with other USIC partners to detect, deter, and neutralize the threat of hostile nation intelligence services active in Northern Alabama. SSA Mott entered on duty with the FBI in 1999 and has worked both the cyber and counterintelligence
threats during his career. SSA Mott has worked in the Charlotte and Cleveland Field Divisions and worked at the national program level at FBIHQ. SSA Mott was responsible for building the first working relationship between the FBI and Russian Federal Security Service to combat the cyber criminal threat originating from Eastern Europe and he created the first national level program blending the cyber and counterintelligence disciplines within the FBI. The Birmingham
Division operates its counterintelligence program out of the Huntsville Resident Agency and has primary responsibility for mitigation of cyber and counterintelligence threats present in Cummings Research Park, Redstone Arsenal, and the private sector companies in Northern Alabama.
Community plays a crucial role in shaping how we live and if we thrive. As our world continues to urbanize, densify, and intensify, community is more critical than ever. Drawn from more than three decades’ experience designing affordable multifamily housing, these elegant, economical, and human-centric strategies support a high quality of living for residents and neighbors alike. The "9 Ways to Build Community with Urban Housing" range from the large-scale “Reweave the Urban Fabric”—which focuses on maximizing adjacencies and reconnecting street grids—to the intimate “Get Personal”—which builds in opportunities for self-expression. These flexible, accessible, and complementary design strategies dignify and uplift residents, improve wellness and stability, and support people to forge key bonds. Illustrated by examples from dozens of built projects and long-time collaborations with developers, this talk shares a wide range of successful applications of these community-oriented principles.
September 13th at Iron City, 513 22nd Street South register on line @ https://squareup.com/store/alabama-center-for-architecture
Date: August 3rd, 2017
Where: Pelham Civic Center
When: ALL DAY
It is early this year, save the date!!!!!! More info coming soon!
March 9th, Iron City, 513 22nd Street South 11:00- 1:00 $20
Architect Garrett Reynolds, AIA of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson in Seattle will present a lecture about the design of micro living spaces from his last research in New York City, Copenhagen, Stockhold, Seoul and Tokyo. The discussion seeks to provide a dialogue between his research and the changing housing climate in Seattle, Birmingham and around the world. To purchase tickets squareup.com/store/AIA-Birmingham
Save the date for a joint meeting with AIA Birmingham. Lawrence Novak, lead structural engineer for the tallest building in the world (Burj Khalifa) will present on the structural and sustainable design of the tower. His lecture "The Philosophy of Engineering for the Burj Khalifa, the Worlds Tallest Structure is hosted by the Alabama Concrete Industries Association and sponsored by Building and Earth Science. rsvp to email@example.com by Feb. 20th. $20 for members - $40 non-members - Approved for 1 AL & FL PDH. Event will be at the CLUB, 1 Robert Smith Dr.
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