Continuing Education

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.

IH-35 Corridor Tunnels and Alternates

Our September topic included future transportation options along the IH-35 corridor.  Comparisons and alternatives included a sunken roadway section, a tunnel, and a boulevard.  Particularly of note was the discussion on rail—on the surface, within a tunnel, or along other corridors altogether. 

Event TSA Convention

October 14, 2010 - 8:00am to October 16, 2010 - 6:00pm

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The Texas Society of Architects | AIA hosts its 71st Annual Convention and Design Products and Ideas Expo October 14-16, 2010, in San Antonio. The event is Texas’ premier gathering for architects, design professionals, and those who support the creation of safe, beautiful, sustainable environments in Texas. Attendees and Exhibitors are given the opportunity to make valuable connections, learn about new products and best practices, and establish a fresh perspective.

Share the pride, passion, proof and PURPOSE that’s found in architecture!

A City Architect for Austin

A 28 July 2010 job posting at City of Austin Public Works for "City Architect" unintentionally launched an avalanche of emails within our Committee pondering what a "City Architect" should be:  What would the impact be of a staff architect point person for design issues?

Event Accelerated Solar Power Course for Business Professionals - 2nd Edition

August 24, 2010 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

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Meet 100% of your AIA Sustainable Design Requirements while designing a photovoltaic system on your own building! Green City Solar LLC announces the 2nd edition of its solar design and economics workshop to AIA Austin on August 24th from 12-4. Attendees are encouraged to bring roof drawings, used to develop a photovoltaic Request for Proposal under supervised, NABCEP-certified instruction.