11:30 AM11:30

Lunch N Learn: Solutions for Floor Moisture

Web Stokes of Koster Waterproofing presents a CE seminar entitled Solutions for Floor Moisture Control. This seminar provides resources to understand concrete slab moisture and how to avoid moisture-related flooring failures by applying best practices.

Learning Objectives

  • To assess sources of moisture problems
  • To become knowledgeable about allowances for mitigation systems for contract documents
  • To understand pros and cons of moisture test methods
  • To assign responsibility for moisture testing and decision making
  • To explore approaches to minimize effects on schedule
  • Identify approaches to repair
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to Apr 7

Design Forum XIII

  • 110 Salem Avenue Southeast Roanoke, VA, 24011 United States (map)
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Design Forum XIII

Design Forum is a biannual conference founded in 1994 to “foreground important debates about design and the built environment.” Next spring, The Forum will take place in Norfolk, VA –the heart of Virginia’s largest metro area, and an important site for the discussion of rising sea levels and climate change.

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12:00 PM12:00

PHD Lighting Talks




Weaam Alabdullah

Zhiqiu Jiang 

Shahab Albahar

Zihao Zhang

Zhe Dong


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5:30 PM17:30

ANNUAL Meeting

Please join us to vote the new board in!

AIA Central Virginia ANNUAL Meeting

January 30, 2018

VMDO Architects 

200 E Market St, 

Charlottesville, VA 22902

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Our slate of candidates is the following:


·         EP Liaison                                          Shawn Mulligan

·         Secretary/Treasurer                           Elisabeth Sloan

·        Vice President                                     Kelly Callahan


We have system of succession, where our Vice President moves up to President, then Past President. The Past President serves as a Director on the Board of AIA Virginia. 

Following our by-laws, we will accept nominations from the floor. Snacks and Beverages will be served. We look forward to seeing you. 

We have an exciting year ahead: hosting the ELA, the Tom-Tom Festival, supporting and encouraging the AIAS, and our bi-annual Honors and Awards Event. As well as ongoing collaboration with other allied professionals. Please plan on attending and sharing your thoughts and talents.

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2:30 PM14:30

AIA/AIAS Fall Tour of UVA Hospital Expansion

On Tuesday, December 5th, we will be hosting a tour of the UHE for the local AIA and AIAS Chapters!


The tour will commence at the jobsite trailer with an introduction to the project and team followed by Stretch and Flex and a “Hard Hat” tour.  The onsite portion of the tour will start with a view of the project from the top of the Lee Street parking garage followed by a tour of the site.  We also hope to provide a short presentation on how we are using VR during CA.


Parking on site is EXTREMELY limited and the gravel lot at the job site trailer is reserved for Skanska, Perkins+Will and UVA’s employees. It is therefore recommended that tour participants carpool or take public transportation. The Lee Street and 11th street parking garages are located across the street from the job site trailer.


Tour groups will be limited to 20 or less. More than that and we will have a hard time communicating with the group. We also want to limit the tour group size for safety.  We can break up larger groups into separate groups of 20, if needed.


In order to participate in the tour, the following PPE is required:


ANSI approved hard hat

Gloves – Cut level 3

Safety Toed Work boots that cover ankle at a minimum

ANSI approved Safety glasses (eyeglasses do not count)

ANSI high visibility clothing/vest

               Long pants


Skanska will have extra hard hats, gloves, glasses, OSHA toes(slip-on safety toes) and vests on site to loan to participants who do not have their own.


Looking forward to it!




James Douglas Woody, LEED AP BD+C

Senior Project Architect, Senior Associate



Skanska UVA UHE Job Trailer

120 11th St. SW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

t 202.624.8355  m 202.905.8705  


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11:30 AM11:30

Lunch N Learn: Enhancements and Options for Windows and Doors



This course will provide information on different types and functions of windows & doors and how their performance characteristics can be considered for their best use in a particular application.  It will also cover design paradigms within the design/build industry of larger units, more glass and extending the indoors to the outdoors.   

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify various window and door types, functions and characteristics.
  2. Determine the best window or door for a particular project and its performance requirements.
  3. Recognizehow windows and doors can be solutions to extending the indoors to the outdoors and how critical this design is within the building industry.
  4. Understand the growing need in the market for producing products that generate larger viewing areas to the outdoors
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4:00 PM16:00

VAIA Bylaws Webinar



In July 2015, AIA Virginia commenced a comprehensive review and revision of the organization’s Bylaws, working through a Bylaws Task Group (a sub-committee of the Board of Directors including Eric Keplinger, AIA as chair with Valerie Hassett, FAIA: John Burns, FAIA; Mitch Rowland, AIA; Pamela Sams, AIA; and Jeanne LeFever, AIA.)  The original intent of their work was to:

  • Correct any, few grammatical or punctuation items;
  • Amend the name, throughout, to mirror the new name of AIA Virginia;
  • Provide updates to recognize new communication/outreach methodologies and technologies; and
  • Make other non-substantive changes to reflect new business or programmatic approaches.

However, as the group worked through the process, they realized that a ‘deeper dive’ would be preferred to bring the existing Bylaws (review here) into alignment with current best governance practices.  In consultation with AIA Virginia’s attorney, along with advice from AIA legal counsel, the Bylaws Task Group developed an amended set of Bylaws, which the Board of Directors now sponsors for adoption by the members of AIA Virginia.

The revised Bylaws (read here) will be voted upon by the membership during a virtual meeting on Friday, June 16 at 11:30 a.m. (register>>).  In the meantime, those wishing to learn more about the document and understand the changes will be offered that opportunity through a special member Bylaws Webinar on Thursday, May 25 at 4:00 p.m. (register>>). 

In the next newsletter, we shall delve into the substantive changes to the content, and also explain the new Rules of the Organization, which is a companion document that is intended to replace the current Rules of the Board.

Eric Keplinger, AIA                                Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA
Chair, Bylaws Task Group                     Executive Vice President
2017 President-elect


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CSI 2017 Product Show: Recent Innovations
8:30 AM08:30

CSI 2017 Product Show: Recent Innovations

The Richmond Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) is pleased to announce the 2017 Products Show and Seminar is being held May 25th at the Westin Richmond Hotel.

We have 50 companies and 15 presentations lined up for this year's show. All presentations give AIA accredited CEUs. Attendance is free, lunch will be provided.

For more information please contact Tom Schwartz: thomas.m.schwartz@sherwin.com, 804-774-1967 or Kevin Riley: kriley@mbpce.com 404-409-9035

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6:00 PM18:00

Strategic Investment Area Community Talks - Workforce Training Opportunities

Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 6pm

Location:  Friendship Court Community Center, 418 Garrett Street

Topic:  Workforce Training Opportunities


What are SIA Community Talks?

A series of educational community meetings designed to provide important information regarding the SIA (Strategic Investment Area) and to hear what you think.


Why Attend SIA Community Talks?

We want you to be engaged in the future of your neighborhood.

SIA Community Talks sponsored by the City of Charlottesville

For more information contact Brenda Kelley, Redevelopment Manager, Office of the City Manager at (434) 970-3040 or kelleybr@charlottesville.org

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