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Fire Facilities Design Awards Program

The Fire Industry Education Resource Organization (FIERO) is a not-for-profit organization that serves as a resource for learning from fire service personnel about firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE) and fire station design. It sponsors an annual Fire Facilities Design Awards Program. An entry intention form for the design awards program is due August 16 with the two-part submission requirements due on August 16 and August 23. See the PDF for more information. Click here to sign up for FIERO emails regarding the program and here to visit its website. FIERO Flyer 2019

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July is Time to Renew Your State Architectural License

July is Time to Renew Your State Architectural License

              The time for your Arkansas Architectural License Renewal is quickly approaching. License renewal notices will be sent to the email address on file with the board in July. ALL Arkansas architectural licenses expire on July 31st! If you have recently changed jobs or locations, please verify with the Arkansas State Board of Architects that they have up-to-date contact information. There is the option of online renewal or renewal via mail. Online renewal will take up to 72 hours for the updated licensure status to be reflected in the board’s licensure verification system. This […]

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NFPA 285 and Insulated Metal Wall Panels (IMPs)

NFPA 285 and Insulated Metal Wall Panels (IMPs)

As required by the International Building Code (IBC), the 30-minute NFPA 285 test predicts how an assembly will perform in a real-world multi-story application and, most critically, whether or not building occupants will have enough time to safely exit a building in a fire event. Soon, NFPA 285 will be revised to make the test an even more accurate predictor of fire performance. The revised test will mandate the use of both horizontal and vertical wall panel joints (an area of greater fire vulnerability), and will specify the precise joint locations on the test specimen. NFPA 285 Pass/Fail Test Parameters […]

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A Look into the Dilemma of Damaged Glass by Chris Little, Ace Glass

A Look into the Dilemma of Damaged Glass by Chris Little, Ace Glass

ACE Glass “Where the Quality is Clear”  A Look into the Dilemma of Damaged Glass By Chris Little, Vice President of Development, ACE Glass Manufacturing Every day, architects, GC’s and builders utilize and integrate the clear vision and connection to the outside world only glass can provide just to see it compromised over time by water stains, environmental pollutants, and human interaction. It is a common challenge on most jobsites that dirt, dust, concrete leaching, human interaction, rainwater, sprinkler water, snow, and all other types of environmental pollutants will embed themselves into the pores of glass and cause significant damage.  […]

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AIA GULF STATES REGION CELEBRATES DESIGN EXCELLENCE

AIA GULF STATES REGION Jury Comments 2019 Honor Awards Las Vegas; June 7, 2019 Sheila Leggett / 615.254.1233 / sheila@aiatn.org AIA GULF STATES REGION CELEBRATES DESIGN EXCELLENCE Architects from the Gulf States Region of the American Institute of Architects gathered in Las Vegas during A’19 to celebrate the 2019 Honor Awards.  Seventeen projects were recognized for their innovative solutions to the design challenges presented.  Respected jury members chose these projects from those entered by architects practicing in the Gulf States region. The Honor Awards program identifies built works of distinction, and strives to promote the excellent work by architects from […]

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