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Lunch N Learn at VMDO: Design Communication
11:30 AM11:30

Lunch N Learn at VMDO: Design Communication

  • 100 5th Street Northeast Charlottesville, VA, 22902 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us Tuesday for a lunch and learn on Design Communication. The session will be facilitated by Asa Eslocker, Marketing (and Communication) Specialist at VMDO.  Asa is a communication strategist, filmmaker, adjunct faculty, landscape architect, and two-time Emmy Award winning investigative journalist.  He also taught “Design Communication and Public Speaking” (2014-2015) at UVA’s School of Architecture - a participation-based workshop that aimed to help students find their voice and to tell the story of their designs.

The session will begin with Knowing Thyself and Communication 101 (riveting presentation by Asa).

Followed by a panel discussion on Design Communication including stories from the field.

Finally, a conversation with the audience about Do's and Don'ts of public speaking and communcation for designers.

1.5 AIA LU, please bring your own brown bag lunch


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11:30 AM11:30

Lunch n Learn at CitySpace: How to Avoid Getting Sued with Chuck Heuer, FAIA, Esq

Join us for Chuck Heuer's talk on How to Avoid Getting Sued: Reducing Prospects of Liability Cliams, Wednesday June 6 at 11:30 am at CitySpace.

Instructs architects and other design professionals about practices that tend to reduce the possibility of being sued for professional malpractice and tend to improve professional practice management. 1.5 HSW credits offered.

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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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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


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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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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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:, 804-774-1967 or Kevin Riley: 404-409-9035

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to Mar 10


Grassroots 2017 is an exclusive event for AIA leaders of the American Institute of Architects. The agenda emphasizes component leadership and workshops designed to help component officers become more effective chapter and civic leaders. Members are given the opportunity to provide input on AIA initiatives, share information and ideas, and best practices with their counterparts from around the country.  There are also many networking opportunities with one another and AIA national staff.

In addition to the regular programs devoted to building stronger component leaders, this year’s event will introduce attendees to the role of architects in shaping lives through design.


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Central Virginia CSI- 1 HSW- Waterproofing, Crack Isolation, and Permeation
4:45 PM16:45

Central Virginia CSI- 1 HSW- Waterproofing, Crack Isolation, and Permeation

Join CVCSI and the Noble Company to review "seven deadly sins" in waterproofing installations. Design, product selection, and installation methods all have potential pitfalls that can result in failed waterproofing. The Seven Deadly Sins are based on feedback from waterproofing consultants, forensic experts and industry members. By successfully waterproofing the first time, clinets will have fewer leaks and less cost leading to greater sustainability and better health. Includes 1 AIA HSW CEU.


Program starts at 5:00 pm.

Come at 4:45 and enjoy light refreshments couresy of the Noble Company.

Rapture Restaurant, back room. RSVP:

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11:30 AM11:30

LUNCH N LEARN at the Bridge PAI: Concrete

Mark Grillo from Specialty Products Group.  

SPG is an approved provider with AIA and this seminar is AIA/CES and conveys 1 LU – HSW.  

Summary:  This Program addresses the impact of traditional & impermeable concrete inside & outside the building envelope.  It discusses methods to improve longevity and consequently sustainability of all concrete applications.  It provides a solution to the moisture & flooring problems as well as water and damp proofing concrete.  Techniques and materials used to permanently repair concrete are also discussed. 

Learning Objectives:  After completion of this course, participants will be able to understand and identify solutions for common problems relating to: 

• Improving IAQ/IEQ

• Moisture Sensitive coatings and adhesives (flooring) issues 

• Water & damp proofing concrete 

• Permanent concrete repairs 

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11:30 AM11:30

Lunch N Learn: Shade and Wise Brick

Please join Robert Vaughn, CSI and Senior Architectural Rep from Shade and Wise Brick. Robert will be providing a three part series on brickwork aesthetics, movement joints, and combination of materials. This month on December 6th, next month on January 17th, and the following month on February 7th. We will be sending out separate evites for each event. 

Boxed lunches will be provided courtesy of Shade and Wise Brick, if you RSVP by December 2nd!

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Alex Gilliam at the Bridge PAI
5:00 PM17:00

Alex Gilliam at the Bridge PAI

The 2010 Field Fellow at the National Building Museum, Alex's work has been featured on NPR’s Studio 360 and in magazines such as Metropolis, ID, Architect, Grid and The Architect’s Newspaper as well as showcased on various websites including EduTopia, Fast Company, Next City, BMW Guggenheim Lab|Log, GOOD, Kaboom!, Core 77, Yahoo and NBC’s TODAY. In 2012, Alex was named by Philadelphia Magazine as one of the ‘brightest minds’ in Philadelphia and as one of the top 100 public interest designers in the country. Last year he was recognized as one of ten Philadelphians making change by empowering others.

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5:15 PM17:15

Charlottesville Revit User Group Meeting

5:15 PM: Networking, Drinks & Food provided by Smoked BBQ

5:50 PMAnnouncements, Door Prize Drawing provided by Imaginit & CVAIA and Introduction


Presenter:  Paul Aubin, via LIVE webcast just for us!

Session Description:

Maybe you know the power of Revit software’s Family Editor but you’ve avoided it or it has intimidated you until now. Wait no more. This hands-on lab will introduce you to the basics of Family Editor. Once you overcome your nerves, you’ll find that while Family Editor is extremely powerful, it can actually be great fun. In this short introduction to Family Editor, you will create a Revit component family complete with constraints and parameters. Don’t worry if you don’t know what a constraint or parameter is—we’ll cover that too. Whether you’ve never worked in Revit software before, or you’ve used Revit for a while but you’ve simply avoided the Family Editor, this lab will teach you the basics of the editor in the most effective way possible—hands on! Note: The session uses architectural examples, but the concepts apply to the flavors of Revit software, including Revit LT software. 


Download the dataset and the handout ahead of time at:



At the end of this class, you will have an understanding of:

• How to use reference planes, constraints, and parameters

• How to create a simple, fully parametric model family

• How to nest components and set up a parametric array

• How to apply materials and other accoutrements


AIA Learning Credit CEUs will be offered.


7:00-8:00 PM


Networking, additional Q & A


RSVP online at:   


If you have not yet signed up for meetup, please do!  Moving forward we’re going to use this site for our virtual community:

  • Calendar – our next 6 meetings are posted so you can plan ahead.
  • RSVP confirmation & reminder emails – once you are a member of our group you’ll receive email reminders for upcoming events
  • Polls – polls are a great way to ask one question at a time.
  • Discussions – post questions or issues to the entire group to benefit from our collective pool of knowledge
  • Networking – reconnect online with someone you meet at a meeting
  • Announcements – meetup provides us with a quick and easy way to send announcements and communications to the group.
  • Find out about other groups that meet in our area and use the same login and password to join those groups as well.


Charlottesville Revit User Group

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12:00 PM12:00

Lunch and Learn with Chuck Heuer: Copy-Catting: Intellectual Property, Principles, and Rights

1.5 HSW CEU 

Copy-Catting: Intellectual Property, Principles, and Rights


Instructs architects and other design professionals about principles of intellectual property law as it relates to the creation, reproduction, and use of the original drawings, specifications and other documents that are the work product of design professionals.


Chuck Heuer, Esq., FAIA holds an NCARB Certificate, is an architect in Massachusetts, Virginia, Ohio and Florida; an attorney admitted to practice in Massachusetts and Virginia; and a mediator & arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. He ran his own architectural practice, and serves as Director of the Documents/Graphic Standards Division at AIA HAQ and in-house counsel at TAC, The Architects Collaborative, Inc. in Cambridge, MA. He is President of La/eGAL, Inc., which operates the LegaLine legal information service for The AIA trust.

The Bridge PAI

209 Monticello Road

Charlottesville, VA 22902



In event of inclement weather, we will follow the ALbemarle Schools cancellation policy. 

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