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NW – Holiday Party

NW – Holiday Party

  You are invited to the annual nwaAIA, ASID, ASLA Christmas party.  We will be enjoying craft beers and gourmet pizza at Pedaler’s Pub in Bentonville, AR.  Please bring cash to participate in raffles to raise money for student scholarships.  We will also be holding officer elections, so if you or anyone you know would like to participate in the 2015 nwaAIA, reply to aianorthwestarkansas@gmail.com with nominations.  A list will be sent out to all members for final approval  (if you have been nominated but are unable to participate, your name will be removed from the list).  Faculty from the Fay Jones […]

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NW – Lunch & Lecture

NW –  Lunch & Lecture

Apple Blossom Brewing Company,  Fayetteville, AR Electrochromic Glazing as a Dynamic Control of Solar Energy Electrochromic glazing provides a dynamic solution to control solar heat gain and light, while preserving the view and connection to the outdoors. Numerous studies have shown improved learning environments, increased productivity, and better health outcomes when that view and connection to the outdoors is maintained. Electrochromics provides the capability to control solar gain and light levels based on outdoor conditions without blocking the view. Lighting, heating and cooling consume at least 65 percent of the energy used in a typical building, and effectively controlling solar […]

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NW – Lunch & Lecture

  Viridian and the US Green Building Council will review commissioning standards including LEEDv4, ASHRAE 90.1-2007, ASHRAE 90.1-2010, and how building envelope testing is incorporated to ensure building systems are functioning as intended. The date, time and location are listed below. Learning Objectives: Participants will understand commissioning requirements under the Arkansas Energy Code. Participants will understand the credit changes for commissioning under LEEDv4. Participants will be able to describe the benefits of commissioning for new building construction. Participants will be able to define new building envelope commissioning standards as described in ASHRAE 90.1-2010 This presentation is worth 1 LU RSVP […]

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NWA: Lunch & Lecture

  WHEN: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 12:00-1:00 p.m.   WHERE: Texas Land and Cattle 2103 S Promenade Blvd Rogers, AR 72758   WHAT: An overview of insulated concrete forms and an introduction to ‘lite-deck’ ICFS’s for floors and ceilings.  This is work 1 HSW CEU.   Click the link below for more information. NWA June Lecture Information   RSVP by Monday, June 9 to Ken Harrison with Big Creek Farms, AIA Arkansas Blue Ribbon Partner   Ken Harrison from Big Creek Farms of Hickory Flat, Inc. will also be conducting an all-day workshop on ‘NUDURA’ Insulated Concrete Forms at the Candlewood Suites […]

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Call for Project Tours

AIA Arkansas Colleagues: The Northwest Arkansas Section would like to invite ALL architects, landscape architects and interior designers in the area to submit their local projects for CEU tours.  Projects under construction or completed in the last year would be preferable.  These can be residences, commercial projects or landscape installations. One project will be selected per month to be toured by AIA, ASID or ASLA members.  Images and information about the projects will be featured on the NWA AIA website. Please submit all entries to aianorthwestarkansas@gmail.com with the subject title ‘project tours.’ We look forward to hearing about everyone’s projects! […]

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