ARE Exam Prep Series

Each year the AIA Northern Virginia Young Architects Forum organizes seminars for those preparing to take the Architect Registration Exam® (ARE). Our award-winning series offers the opportunity to learn from a professional in each subject area and use that knowledge in preparation for the ARE. This year’s series runs through July. Session will be held virtually.

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ARE Exam Prep Series

Each year the AIA Northern Virginia Young Architects Forum organizes seminars for those preparing to take the Architect Registration Exam® (ARE). Our award-winning series offers the opportunity to learn from a professional in each subject area and use that knowledge in preparation for the ARE. This year’s series runs through July. Session will be held virtually.

Learn more.

Advanced Environmental Finishes For Windows and Doors

Participants of this course will learn how different paint and anodized finishes rate when compared to architectural specifications. Sustainable materials and cradle-to-cradle considerations are provided. Participants will also learn about the application process to assure informed decisions can be made for specific environments.

Learning Objectives:
1: Standards, Specifications and Performance for paint coatings applied to metal cladding and the performance characteristic of anodized aluminum.
2: Advanced testing methods and comparison of all coating types. Rating systems, durability specifications and impact on performance.
3: Environmental considerations including solvent vapors, recycling, landfill impact and water system protection for paint and coatings.
4: The application methods and component materials of the painting and anodizing process. The available colors and finishes of the process.

Earn 1.0 AIA LU | HSW

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Just Hanging Out on the Wall: Masonry Rainscreens

Presented by Arriscraft, in conjunction with Potomac Valley Brick

We will discuss Masonry Veneer Rainscreens and the wide variety of potential uses for them including new and renovation applications. We will cover how to meet the requirements of the Energy Code when utilizing these assemblies.

Specifically, discussion will focus on:
• Clipped or Anchored Back Drained and Ventilated Rainscreen Applications (Sealed or Open)
• Identify Rainscreen wall design systems that are applicable for the particular building design, climate, codes etc… (i.e. Energy Code (ASHRAE 90.1/IECC/SB-10) compliant wall assemblies)
• Continuous insulation requirements versus the U-value of the assembly and how they’re different
• Benefits of rainscreen for Retrofit Applications
• Versatility of masonry rainscreens (soffits, battered walls, barrel vaults, cantilevers etc…)

Earn 1 AIA LU | HSW

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Brownfields: Restoring Value to Properties & the Community

This presentation provides an overview of issues associated with assessment, acquisition and redevelopment of abandoned, idle or underused industrial or commercial properties known as Brownfield sites. There will be a discussion of the criteria for evaluating candidate sites, drivers for redevelopment, risk analysis, planning, the pursuit of agency closure and sources of funding. Lastly, there will be highlights of successful Brownfield redevelopments.

Earn 1.0 AIA LU | HSW

Register online.

ARE Exam Prep Series

Each year the AIA Northern Virginia Young Architects Forum organizes seminars for those preparing to take the Architect Registration Exam® (ARE). Our award-winning series offers the opportunity to learn from a professional in each subject area and use that knowledge in preparation for the ARE. This year’s series runs through July. Session will be held virtually.

Learn more.

Ceiling Systems for High Performing Schools

The informed specification of ceiling systems can contribute to high speech intelligibility, minimal noise, a naturally lit environment, and good air quality. This leads to better behavior and an enhanced learning process. This course demonstrates the importance of ceiling systems to a high-performing school, and therefore to the development of high-performing students, and to the wellbeing of educators and administrators. To improve the performance of schools and students, look up. It could be as simple as that.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the importance of good acoustic design in a learning environment
  • Discuss acoustically superior ceiling solutions for various educational spaces
  • Identify the benefits of natural daylighting and how ceiling systems contribute
  • Define operations and maintenance factors in ceiling system specifications
  • Describe sustainability factors in ceiling system specifications

Register online.