May
9
5:30 PM17:30

Revit User Group: What is Civil BIM?

 

RSVP online at:   http://www.meetup.com/RUGOVCV/   

 

 You are invited to the Revit User Group of Charlottesville. 

·        Wednesday, May 9th at CitySpace

·        5:30 Food / 6 – 7 Presentation 

Presentation:  What is Civil BIM?

·       1 Hour of AIA Learning Credit CEUs.

·       Free Food

Agenda

 

5:15 PM

 

Networking, Drinks & Food

5:50 PM

 

Announcements and Introduction

6:00-7:00 PM

 

What is Civil BIM?

Presenter:

Cody A. Pennetti, PE

Timmons Group

 

Session Description:

The presentation will include an overview of civil engineering technology for BIM processes. The topics covered will focus on how civil models can be coordinated with building models and the differences between software platforms for each discipline. Interoperability between civil and building software (Civil 3D and Revit) will be discussed to identify efficient workflows.

 

Learning Objectives:

·         understanding the platform differences (C3D vs Revit)

·         grading/surface modeling in C3D and how it’s provided to Revit

·         utility connectors between Revit/C3D.

·         geographic project locations (impacts to solar studies and coordination)

·         Advanced technology applications, LiDAR, GIS, or other civil platforms

 

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Apr
6
to Apr 7

Design Forum XIII

  • 110 Salem Avenue Southeast Roanoke, VA, 24011 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Apr
4
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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Mar
17
to Mar 18

Thomas Jefferson's Architecture: New Perspectives Symposium Day 2

Sponsored by the Center for Palladian Studies in America, the University President’s Office, the Dean of the School of Architecture and the Department of Architectural History

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Saturday March 17

8:30am                     
Registration and coffee, outside of Room 153

Session 3

9:00am                   
Sheila Crane, Chair, Department of Architectural History 

Calder Loth, Senior Architectural Historian for the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, emeritus, “Architectural Anomalies on the Lawn"   

9:50am                   
Louis Nelson, Professor, Architectural History and Vice Provost, Academic Outreach, UVA “Design and Construction at UVA.”

10:40am                 
Brief break—coffee available

11:10am                 
Joseph Lasala, architectural historian “The Commencement of a Regular Town: The Evolution of the University of Virginia Ground Plan"  

Lunch

12:00-1:15pm        
Lunch on your own.

Session 4                

1:30pm                     
Chair Andrew Johnston, Director Historic Preservation program

Marie Frank, Kundrun Fellow, International Center for Jefferson Studies, and Professor, University of Massachusetts, Lowell “Fiske Kimball and Thomas Jefferson: Why Not Bulfinch?”

2:15pm                    
Travis McDonald, Director of Architectural Restoration, and Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest  “Poplar Forest Redivivus: Recovering the Missing Link”

3:00pm                    
Concluding Remarks

Tours of the Exhibition and Lawn will be available starting at 3:30pm.  Tours will meet in the Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation Entrance Gallery of the Museum, or on the south side of the Rotunda.

 

Speakers and titles:

Niya Bates, Historian, Monticello “Those Who Labor”: Enslaved Craftsmen and the Making of Monticello”

Linda Binsted (Architect, graduate student Architectural History) “Brick Palladian Architecture: Jefferson’s Transformation of Stone to Clay”

Howard Burns, Director International Palladio Study Center

"Memory, books and cutting and pasting the "Bible" in Jefferson's design process."

Marie Frank, Kundrun Fellow, International Center for Jefferson Studies and Professor, University of Massachusetts, Lowell “Fiske Kimball and Thomas Jefferson: Why Not Bulfinch?”

Joseph Lasala, architectural historian “The Commencement of a Regular Town: The Evolution of the University of Virginia Ground Plan”

Calder Loth, Senior Architectural Historian for the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, emeritus, “Architectural Anomalies on the Lawn"   

Ann Lucas, Historian, Monticello “Jefferson and the Architecture of “old French Books”

Travis McDonald, Director of Architectural Restoration, Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest   “Poplar Forest Redivivus: Recovering the Missing Link”

Louis Nelson, Professor, Architectural History and Vice Provost, Academic Outreach, UVA “Design and Construction at UVA.”

Will Rieley, Landscape Architect and Historian, “A Regular Irregularity:  A Fresh Look at Jefferson’s Landscape Designs”

Susan Stein, Senior Curator & VP for Museum Programs Monticello, “Thomas Jefferson: Fashioning America”

James Thompson, Historian, “The Influence of Freemasonry on Jefferson and on Neoclassical Architecture”

 

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Mar
16
to Mar 17

Thomas Jefferson's Architecture: New Perspectives Symposium

Sponsored by the Center for Palladian Studies in America, the University President’s Office, the Dean of the School of Architecture and the Department of Architectural History

http://www.arch.virginia.edu/aschool-events

THOMAS JEFFERSON SYMPOSIUM

“NEW DISCOVERIES OF THOMAS JEFFERSON’S ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN”

SYMPOSIUM

CAMPBELL HALL 153

03.16.18 - 03.17.18

 

School of Architecture, University of Virginia, Department of Architectural History. In celebration of the University of Virginia’s Bicentennial and the 60th anniversary of the Bachelor of Architectural History program.

This symposium will be held in conjunction with the exhibition on view at The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia titled “From the Grounds Up: Thomas Jefferson’s Architecture and Design.”

The Symposium is supported by the University of Virginia Bicentennial, with funding provided by the Alumni Board of Trustees, the Center for Palladian Studies in America, the Fralin Museum of Art and the School of Architecture at UVA.

Location: Campbell Hall, School of Architecture, Room 153.
Books for purchase will be on display in the lobby.

Registration is required.
The Registration Fee of $10 is accepted through the online Registration and Payment Form.
Payment Method is by credit/debit card only; Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express are accepted. Cash and Check will be accepted the day of.

REGISTER HERE

Format:  Talks will be about 35 minutes in length, followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion.

Schedule

Friday, March 16

8:30am                     
Registration and coffee, outside of Room 153

Session 1

9:00am                   
Introduction and welcome by Richard Guy Wilson, Chair, Department of Architectural History

9:15am                   
Niya Bates, Historian, Monticello, “Those Who Labor”: Enslaved Craftsmen and the Making of Monticello”

10:00am                  
Linda Binsted (Architect, graduate student Architectural History) “Brick Palladian Architecture: Jefferson’s Transformation of Stone to Clay”

10:45am                 
Brief break—coffee available

11:15am                 
Susan Stein, Senior Curator & VP for Museum Programs Monticello, “Thomas Jefferson: Fashioning America”

Lunch

12:00-1:15pm          
Lunch on your own. The Fine Arts Café is located in Campbell Hall.  Other eateries are located at the University’s Newcomb Hall and the Garden Room in Hotel E. There are also nearby restaurants on University Avenue.  A list of restaurants and maps will be made available.

 

Session 2

William Sherman, Chair, Department of Architecture, Associate V.P. for Research in Design, Arts and Humanities

1:30pm                   
Howard Burns, Director International Palladio Study Center, Vicenza, "Memory, books and cutting and pasting the "Bible" in Jefferson's design process."

2:15pm                    
Ann Lucas, Historian, Monticello “Jefferson and the Architecture of “old French Books”

3:00pm                      
Brief break

3:30pm                   
Will Rieley, Landscape Architect and Historian, “A Regular Irregularity:  A Fresh Look at Jefferson’s Landscape Designs”

4:15-5:00pm            
James Thompson, Historian, “The Influence of Freemasonry on Jefferson and on Neoclassical Architecture”

5:30-7pm                
Reception and exhibit viewing at The Fralin Museum of Art.

 

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Mar
14
5:30 PM17:30

Revit User Group: E(v)olving Realities – VR From Design to Presentation

Join us at City Space

5:15 PM Networking, Drinks & Food

5:50 PM Announcements and Introduction

6:00-7:00 PM: E(v)olving Realities – VR From Design to Presentation Presenter:

Silas Haslam, Arch II, LEED AP BD+C

Perkins+Will

Session Description:

Since the release of the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift in 2016, Virtual Reality tools have immediately quickly become the “game-changing” accessory for presentations, exploration, reviews, and research in the A/E/C industry.  Increasingly more companies advertise market their expertise in a still developing technology while others, looking for a competitive edge, are augmenting their traditional staffing structures to include experts from gaming and other digital fields.  Is the VR tail starting to wag the A/E/C dog?  Not necessarily… alongside with this excitement have come the everyday traditional business concerns surrounding time constraints, costs, efficacy, alternative technologies, and client needs which constantly refocus the daily uses of VR.  Additionally, human interaction on both sides of the VR headset require evolving ways to communicate virtual experiences where they are engineered to be simultaneously familiar and new.  This presentation will introduce participants to current VR tools and trends while providing some techniques to navigate today’s VR workspace.

Learning Objectives:

·         Participants will become familiar with VR terminology and tools

·         Participants will know current VR trends in the A/E/C industry

·         Participants will understand basic best practices when presenting to clients using VR

·         Participants will be familiar with several workflows for getting various 3D models into VR platforms

AIA Learning Credit CEUs will be offered.

7:00-8:00 PM Networking & additional Q & A

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Acetylated Wood for Doors, Windows, and Siding (1 LU | HSW)
Mar
12
1:30 PM13:30

Acetylated Wood for Doors, Windows, and Siding (1 LU | HSW)

RSVP HERE! By 12pm Tuesday March 12

The course Title is:

“Acetylated Wood - Durable, Stable, Sustainable Wood for Windows, Doors & Siding – Up to 50 year warranty”

 And the Learning objectives are:

Define term “Acetylated Wood”

Explain basic history of wood acetylation

Describe acetylation process

Understand benefits of acetylated wood

Provide applications in which acetylated wood can be used

 

This course offers;

One (1) LU|HSW credit.

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Feb
23
12:00 PM12:00

PHD Lighting Talks

http://www.arch.virginia.edu/aschool-events

 

 

UNRESOLVED TENSIONS: URBAN LANDSCAPES AS EMBLEMS OF KUWAIT SOCIETY
Weaam Alabdullah

THE DIGITAL SKIN OF CITIES
Zhiqiu Jiang 

INTER-NATIONAL PORTS AND URBAN EXCHANGE: LONDON HEATHROW
Shahab Albahar

THE IDIOTS IN THE SMART CITY AND THE LANDSCAPES IN THE DIGITALIZATION
Zihao Zhang

"MONUMENTING" MAO IN CONTEMPORARY CHINA
Zhe Dong

 

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Jan
30
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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Nov
30
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!

 

Jim

 

James Douglas Woody, LEED AP BD+C

Senior Project Architect, Senior Associate

 

Perkins+Will  

Skanska UVA UHE Job Trailer

120 11th St. SW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

t 202.624.8355  m 202.905.8705  

jim.woody@perkinswill.com

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