Continuing Education

Event Food For Thought Class

February 8, 2011 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Structural Performance of Hollow Metal
Entertaining?? Hollow Metal?? At the same time? You might need some popcorn during this novel presentation of Performance and Hollow Metal. Starring: Door Strength & Security, Sustainability & Material Selection, Green Building, and Fire & Wind.

Presented by Hull Supply and Mesker Door.

Lunch provided. No charge.


Event Luncheon Speaker Series

February 15, 2011 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

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The good, the bad and the worse.

Event Food for Thought Class

January 19, 2011 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Composite Materials and Pultruded Fiberglass in the Window and Door industry

This presentation describes the development of fiberglass and the pultrusion process, its properties, and the characteristics of alternative materials in enhancing a building’s design.  This class is developed by Integrity Windows and Doors (a division of Marvin Windows).


Lunch provided by Marvin Windows & Doors.

Members - $5

Non Members - $20

Mobilizing for 2011

Our committee has ambitious plans for 2011. More community events, more educational efforts, and more advocacy than ever before. 

THEMES: Raise the profile of architecture within the AIA Austin region. / Cosponsor events other groups.

OUTREACH EVENTS: January- Architects at Capitol Day / February- Quarterly meeting with City council and aides. / March- Code Session with City of Austin Plan Review / April- Candidate Forum / October- Affordable Housing Summit 

Austin's adopted codes: explained!

What are these new codes that the City of Austin has adopted? Is Austin’s version different from other cities? Do we need to change how we design buildings?     For our October committee meeting we hosted several key plan review and inspection officials from the City of Austin- Jose Roig, J.B. Meier, Ron Menard, Carl Wren, and Joe Limon. They presented slides, videos, and handouts to shine some light on where the building and fire codes have changed this month.     I will mention a few items here, and link to the full powerpoint presentations.