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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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NW: 2018 AIA Arkansas Design Awards Competition Project Boards on Display in the Fred and Mary Smith Exhibition Gallery, in Vol Walker Hall

NW: 2018 AIA Arkansas Design Awards Competition Project Boards on Display in the Fred and Mary Smith Exhibition Gallery, in Vol Walker Hall

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – An exhibition of the 51 project boards prepared for the 2018 AIA Arkansas Design Awards competition will be on display through July 25 in the Fred and Mary Smith Exhibition Gallery, in Vol Walker Hall, on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville. It is presented by the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design and the Northwest Arkansas section of AIA Arkansas. In order to encourage excellence in architecture, the Arkansas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects holds an annual Design Awards program, in which AIA Arkansas seeks to honor works of distinction by its […]

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Basic Marketing for Busy AEC Professionals By Joan McQuaid, HP Engineering

Did you know that putting a little time and energy toward some basic marketing communication efforts could shine a professional spotlight on you? Expand the awareness of your organization to a wider audience? Further your career? Ideally, bring dollars to your business? It’s true. The good news is that anyone – architects, engineers, contractors, manufacturer’s reps – can create some fundamental marketing communication pieces and garner positive results.  Whether a seasoned professional or new to the AEC industry, you can write, give a presentation, or post on social media with topics that are informative for your clients to spur connections that […]

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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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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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