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GRAPHISOFT is offering free to BIMcloud (Added 4.9.2020)
The 30-day ARCHICAD emergency license for existing users let you access the software at home. It's not free, but Dell is offering AIA members an additional 8% savings on top of the existing .
sponsored by the Academy of Architecture for Health, dives into the "big 5" design decisions that provide adaptability in an ever-changing landscape. (Added 4.9.2020)
The latest issue of the discusses contract
language and manufacturer representations, cover letters to help your next project, and crafting effective messages. (Added 4.9.2020)博天堂注册
Conversations about COVID-19's impact are happening across all Knowledge Community discussion boards. You can catch up on all recent posts and
share your own. (Added 4.9.2020)博天堂注册
Virtual Practice Difference: The virtual architectural practice model is far more flexible than traditional practice – and may be all but recession-proof since it can grow and shrink with market fluctuations. (Added 4/14/2020)
Week of 4/14/2020 Update from AIA:
"Your number one request from the last week? Guidance on construction administration. Here are guidelines and protocols from three firms on ..
The "legal" tab on our has
more, including two popular resources, the and how . Much of our focus has been on business resources and legislation. Last week we
launched a survey to identify .
The projects are still coming in, but you can see the more than 100 that have been submitted so far, including health systems, screening booths, temporary structures, alternative care sites, and more.
"One area we'll
be spending more time on is resources for emerging professionals. This overview from AIA's advocacy team discusses , including repayments, how your employer can help, and info for current students."博天堂注册
NCARB Resource for Licensing Advisors (Added 4/16/2020)博天堂注册
AXP Update for Emerging Professionals (Added 4/16/2020)博天堂注册
- Your Experience Won’t Expire: All experience submitted to (and ultimately approved by) your AXP supervisor will not expire. Once you’ve submitted your experience, the reporting requirement is no longer a concern, even if your supervisor takes a bit longer to approve your report.
- Only Submit Reports When There is Experience to Report: You are not required to continuously submit experience reports if you have no experience to report. However, you can always take advantage of our “Other Experience Opportunities” category under to
continue making AXP progress while not employed.
- Remote Work Qualifies for AXP: As long as your supervisor has control over and knowledge of your work, you can still submit experience gained while working remotely and have it approved. If you work remotely, we recommend having more frequent check-ins with your supervisor.
- Report in Shorter Time Frames: When meeting with your supervisor, take some time to discuss how often you should be reporting your experience. We typically recommend submitting experience in shorter time frames, such as every two weeks.
- Reporting Requirement Extensions: If you’re experiencing extenuating life circumstances, you may qualify for a to
the two-month filing period. To request an extension, you’ll need to and
be able to provide us with the appropriate documentation to qualify.
- Explore Our AXP Resources: There are many free resources and tools on our site for you to explore that will help you successfully complete the AXP, including the , our , blog articles, and webinars.
ARE Update from NCARB (Added 4/27/2020)
- Prometric is continuing to monitor the Coronavirus outbreak to determine when they will reopen test centers across the globe. When Prometric reopens a center, it will operate at 50 percent capacity to maintain social distancing for those who are testing. Prometric will give exam seat priority to essential exams, as identified by the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)—this may shift Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) appointments to a lower priority. If a reopened test center is booked beyond the 50 percent capacity limit, Prometric will randomly select candidates to reschedule in order to ensure a safe testing environment.
- Candidates who had exams scheduled during the closure will receive a separate email providing next steps. All rescheduling fees have been waived until further notice. If you don’t want to test in the current environment, please be proactive in rescheduling upcoming exam appointments. Rescheduling proactively will help ensure you encounter fewer delays, as appointments will be limited.
- NCARB is actively working to apply a total of a nine-month rolling clock extension to all passing ARE scores that were valid as of March 1, 2020.
All extensions should be applied by the end of April. You do not need to take any additional action to receive this extension.
- You can check the to
learn more about the continued closure of your local test center. Updates regarding Prometric’s COVID-19 response can be found .
Thinking about Volunteering? The details
each state's Good Samaritan protections so you can be safe while doing good. (
Concerned about losing your job-based health insurance? Brookings has guidance on .
Existing buildings have never been more valuable thanks to stay-at-home orders. This Thursday, AIAU's live course demonstrates
a no-regrets, step-by-step approach to making old buildings perform like new. (
Experiencing a quarantine rut? These pandemic-related will
get your creativity flowing. In case you missed it, last week's resource on construction administration was our most popular piece of content. It includes guidelines and protocols from three firms on (PDF). (
If you're a business owner struggling with cash flow, can
help you avoid employee layoffs and high unemployment costs. Offered by most states (including Iowa!), workshare programs allow employees to work reduced hours while collecting unemployment to partially replace lost wages. (
Let's rally together to help those entering the job force in a difficult environment. Please share: New college graduates can get a .
Deltek is on
ERP services. Don't wait for offers to come to you, can help you strike your own deal with current or new partners. The on our COVID-19 response page has more offers and discounts. (
review everything you need to know about zero-emissions housing. On the , members are discussing the SBA Paycheck Protection Program, business development strategies, and remote work. We're still
looking for architects and firms who have experience designing solutions for healthcare surge and special needs in patient populations. If that's you, to help populate an open database of . AIA Knowledge Communities are another way to stay connected with your peers. . (
Week of 4/28/2020 Update from AIA:博天堂注册
How can workplaces prepare for the world after COVID-19? Cushman & Wakefield's concept
can help clients and employees prepare for their eventual return to the office. On April 30, we're hosting our next webinar,. Projects keep coming on the , which maps COVID-related projects. Of interest: RMF Engineering's collaboration with MUSC Health, the Army Corps of Engineers,
and the National Guard on a tier 2 MASH-style facility and SmithGroup's semi-private, negative pressure rooms at a Boston-area hospital.
Week of 5/5/2020 Update from AIA:
Validated protocols designed to prevent COVID-19 transmission don't yet exist, so hospitals are implementing spatial redesigns on the fly. MASS Design Group's case study on (PDF)
shares design hacks and important conclusions about hospital design and existing infection protocols. We just launched version 2.0 of(PDF), updated to include new research and to better meet the needs of frontline workers
and healthcare providers. Hurricane season begins June 1. can help you prepare and also support your efforts to respond to COVID-19. On May 12, AIA
EVP/CEO Robert Ivy, FAIA, and 2020 AIA President Jane Frederick, FAIA, are hosting a (registration required). 博天堂注册
AIA CAREER CENTER: AIA is leveraging our existing AIA Career Center Jobs Board to provide a platform for staff sharing to help our community of architects and design professionals during this period of uncertainty. This is a free service we are offering in the hopes we can help some firms avoid layoffs and others to keep projects moving forward. Please share with your members. or
go straight to the to have
members post their staff share opportunity. (Added 5/6/2020)
AIA Re-Occupancy Assessment Tool (Added 5/12/2020)
Week of 5/19/2020 Update from AIA:
In , Phil Bernstein—associate dean at the Yale School of Architecture—discusses how the architecture profession may be impacted and transformed due to COVID-19. tackles the unprecedented challenges working parents face: Balancing family responsibilities and remote working full-time (free for members, registration required). McKinsey launched its latest briefing note on .
Week of June 3, 2020 Update from AIA:
limited guidance on how to modify the built environment to reduce risk of
exposure to COVID-19, and to avoid recurring cycles of outbreak. AIA convened a
virtual charrette with architects and experts in public health, engineering,
and facilities management
for building management professionals, design professionals, and federal,
state, county, and local governments. Input from the charrette led to a new , enhanced the ,
and expanded the . In addition, on the safest way to reopen office buildings. Need
talking points to frame your conversations with clients? AIA's new
will help you best position your value. Thanks to everyone who submitted a
video or message to celebrate architecture's class of 2020!
or submit your own by tagging @AIANational and include the hashtag #ArchGrad20.
Update from NCARB about ARE Test Centers (Added 6/16/2020)
From AIA on Layoffs, Furloughs, etc.: Thanks to the DC law firm of Vedder Price, we've received some very helpful information for addressing the COVID-19 impacts on the workplace that cover topics including layoffs and furloughs, emergency paid sick leave, re-entry to the workplace, and recovery readiness. Link to view those resources. (Added 6/16/2020)
Webinar: (Added 6/16/2020)
COVID-19 Architecture White Paper : Accessible Architectural Strategies for Persons with Disabilities During COVID-19 (Added 6/25/2020)
Week of June 16, 2020 Update from AIA:
AIA launched two new reports that showcase design as a public health solution. and both contain science-based design strategies and 3D models that can be implemented immediately to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Arup's looks at trends and developments that will impact workplaces well into the future. The latest video from covers design considerations for reopening offices and workspaces. We've known how to make healthier buildings for decades, and thinks COVID-19 may be the push we need to make that a reality. Summer camps may be closed this summer, but can help keep your children entertained.