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Below are key AIANH and other AIA events and programs. For non-AIA events, some of which also offer AIA LUs, please see the Other Events page.

September 29, 2016 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm

NCARB & You: AXP, ARE, and Certification

A representative from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) will present on a range of licensure topics relevant to students, aspiring architects, supervisors, architects, and people in the architecture profession. The presentation will review the steps necessary to achieve licensure to become an architect and other programs to get the most out of your career in architecture.

Topics will include:
•    Background of NCARB
•    The entities involved in the licensure process
•    How to establish an NCARB Record
•    How to progress successfully through the Architectural Experience Program® (AXP®)
•    What to expect with the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®)
•    Recent changes to NCARB programs
•    Value of the NCARB Certificate

The presenter will remain on-site after the presentation to help address specific questions on an individual basis. This is your opportunity to get all of your questions answered!

There is no charge to attend, but please register so we can plan for food and seating. Refreshments will be served. Registration

Lavallee Brensinger Architects, 150 Dow St., Manchester, NH

September 30, 2016 - 12:00pm to October 1, 2016 - 6:00pm

AIA New England Regional Conference

Join us at the AIA New England Regional Conference, a wonderful gathering of architects throughout the New England States. Enjoy workshops such as: Regionalism, A New England Point of View; Leading the Way to 2030; Passive House and Maine — How did a Small Rural State Become a National Design Leader in Energy Efficiency. Keynote Speaker: Susant To Rodriguez FAIA, a founding partner and design principal in Ennead Architects, recipient of the AIANY Medal of Honor, the Smithsonian Institution-Cooper Hewitt National Design Award, and the National AIA Firm Award. AIA LUs available. More information and registration.

Gulf of Maine Research Institute, 350 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101

October 2, 2016 -
9:00am to 4:00pm

SAP (Safety Assessment Program) Training

The Safety Assessment Program (SAP) utilizes volunteers and mutual aid resources to provide professional engineers and architects and certified building inspectors to assist local governments in safety evaluation of their built environment in the aftermath of a disaster. The program is managed by Cal OES, with cooperation from professional organizations. Cal OES issues registration ID cards to all SAP Evaluators that have successfully completed the program requirements.

SAP training is required for anyone who wishes to particpate on the NH Architects and Engineers Task Force (NH AEER TF), volunteering your expertise on structural safety during an emergency event, should we be called in by NH Homeland Security.  Schedule: This workshop is associated with the AIA New England Regional Conference but can be registered for separately. 

Gulf of Maine Research Institute, 350 Commercial St., Portland, ME

October 5, 2016 -
8:00am to 5:00pm

Retrofitting Buildings – Mass Buildings vs. Frame Buildings

Join us for the second session of this year's 2030 & Beyond Series. We're pleased to present Joe Lstiburek Ph.D, P.Eng, for this day-long seminar that will cover interior vs. exterior approaches for retrofitting and answer these questions: Is freeze-thaw and issue? Is frost-heave or ad-freezing an issue? Is fire and issue? What is efflorescence and is it an issue? What is done in other countries? What limitations are based on historic preservation? Lstiburek is a principal of Building Science Corporation and one of the world's foremost authorities on energy efficient construction techniques. He is a noted educator who has taught hundreds of professionals over the past three decades and written numerous books and papers. Registration and more information.

Gold Sponsors:
EnviroVantage  |  The Garland Company  |  Marvin Windows and Doors
Silver Sponsors:
Crown Point Cabinetry
  |  North Branch Construction  |  Pella Windows and Doors 
Liberty Utilities
  |  Siga Cover Inc.  |  ReVision Energy

Become a sponsor!

Manchester Community College, 1066 Front St., Manchester, NH

October 19, 2016 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Third Annual ARCHtoberfest, with AIAVT guests

It’s fall in New England! Harvest celebrations, country fairs, and festivals of many kinds abound. That means it’s time to announce AIA New Hampshire's own fall tradition, ARCHtoberfest, an event that has become as popular among our members as breweries have across our region. This year we're delighted to be joined by AIA Vermont members for an evening of revelry at the Harpoon Brewery in beautiful Windsor, Vermont. We'll also give some serious thought to our future as Emily Grandstaff-Rice FAIA, Senior Associate, Arrowstreet, Boston, leads us in a discussion about Positioning Architects for the Future.
1.25 AIA/LU  More information and registration.

Platinum Sponsor: Marvin Windows and Doors
Gold Sponsors: Crown Point Cabinetry  |  Selectwood
Silver Sponsors: Engelberth Construction

For sponsorship information, contact the AIANH office, office@aianh.org

Harpoon Brewery, 336 Ruth Carney Drive, Windsor, VT

November 2, 2016 -
8:00am to 5:00pm

Key Topics in High Performance Design, Specifications, and Construction

This workshop, presented by Peter Yost of BuildingGreen, builds on the previous content of the AIANH 2030 & Beyond series. Residential building enclosures today are complex and highly variable, in their design, specification, and construction. This course will move quickly from the basic principles of hygrothermics (how heat and moisture move on, in, and through our assemblies) to the techniques to evaluate conventional and alternative enclosure systems. The course will cover "getting spray foam right or working without it" and advice on selecting high performance produts, materials, components, and systems. Participants will learn techniques from projects the instructor has worked on over recent years and then in small groups, participants will employ the same techniques on their own projects. Peter Yost is a principal and Vice President – Technical Services with BuildingGreen, Inc. He has been building, researching, teaching, writing, and consulting on high performance homes for more than twenty-five years. Registration and more information.

Gold Sponsors:
EnviroVantage  |  The Garland Company  |  Marvin Windows and Doors
Silver Sponsors:
Crown Point Cabinetry
  |  North Branch Construction  |  Pella Windows and Doors 
Liberty Utilities
  |  Siga Cover Inc.  |  ReVision Energy

Become a sponsor!

Alumni Center, Keene State College, Keene, NH

December 1, 2016 -
8:30am to 4:15pm

December Education Day

Join us for our December Education Day. This year the morning will focus on Transitioning from the 2009 to the 2015 Building Codes in New Hampshire. NH currently enforces the 2009 editions, but there is pending legislation to adopt the 2015 codes. We will cover significant changes to the IBC and IRC from the current to the 2015 editions; review common mistakes, errors, and omissions in building code applications; and discuss NH amendments to these codes. Presenter: Jerry Tepe FAIA, JRT-AIA Architect. 

The afternoon session will consist of three presentations on Universal Design starting with Age Friendly Cities & Universal Design by Jim Warner FAIA, BSA Design for Aging Committee, JSA, Inc. The presentation will include a short film, Celebrate the Voices, by the BSA Design for Aging Committee showcasing the challenges and benefits of aging in Boston, followed by case studies of how our own cities can embrace similar principles. Todd Hanson AIA, of JSA, Inc., will present Universal Design – Perspective from the Chair, first-hand insights from a disabled architect, including case studies, perceptions, and suggestions for designing for universally accessible spaces. The third presentation features Valerie Fletcher, Executive Director, Institute for Human-Centered Design on the Principles of Universal Design. Her talk will include an overview of Universal Design, demographics, specific issues, case studies, and a group discussion: What Would You Do?. More information and registration available soon.
6 AIA LU/HSW total, 3 each session

Information about sponsoring this event.

McLane Audubon Center, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH