WV Expo 2018 is March 21-22 at the Charleston Civic Center. The flat rate registration of $125 gives you access to all AIA West Virginia seminars (8 LU/HSW – 2LU,) the chapter meeting, and lunch on Wednesday! Our featured speaker on Wednesday is Xavier Vendrell, the acting director of the Rural Studio at Auburn University.
EXPO Seminars Description
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8am The new Historic Tax Credit – WV SHPO 1 LU/HSW
An informational session regarding changes to the state Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit by the legislature in 2017. Explanation of the changes and how the program is now being administered will be discussed.
9am EXPO Keynote Address
10:00am Tax Law Changes and the Effect on Design Professionals and Contractors – Brown Edwards 1 LU
This course is designed to inform attendees of changes in the new tax law, particularly as they relate to design professionals and contractors, and to identify opportunities and pitfalls within the law in order to develop proactive strategies.
11:30am AIAWV Chapter Meeting and Lunch Upper Lobby of New Ticket Office
1pm Rural Studio: Educating the Citizen Architect – Our featured speaker, acting director Xavier Vendrell 1.5 LU/HSW
Drawing from Rural Studio’s 20 years of leadership in the area of Public Interest Design this session will outline Rural Studio’s “best Practices” with regard to design, constructability, and affordability while simultaneously engaging in community growth, health, welfare, sustainability, and education. It will provide an inside look at how Rural Studio continues to evolve within the ever-emerging complexities of an impoverished rural community while simultaneously striving to educate its students as citizen architects.
3pm Public Protection: Priority One – WV Board of Architects 1 LU/HSW
Participants will learn how the West Virginia Board of Architects protects the public by regulating the practice architecture. Emerging issues affecting licensure will be covered, including ARE 5.0, IPAL (Integrated Pathway to Architectural Licensure), ethics, and proposed AIA titles.
4pm Ten Tips for Surviving Claims – Jackson Kelly 1LU
Incidents can occur on job sites. This informative presentation will provide advice to design professionals to avoid or limit liability.
5:30-7:30pm After Hours Reception
8-10am BOB – Business Over Breakfast
9am Nonstructural Flood Risk Adaptive Measures for Flood Risk Management USACE National Nonstructural Committee Company _US Army Corps of Engineers 1 LU/HSW
Workshop/seminar provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) National Nonstructural Committee (NNC) to provide an in-depth overview of individual risk reduction techniques such as elevation, wet flood proofing, dry flood proofing, acquisition, relocation, and individual berms and floodwalls. This workshop will provide background information on the various physical and nonphysical nonstructural techniques and illustrate the general data requirements for conducting a nonstructural study and how to assess the information collected.
10:00am The AIA 2017 Document Changes – What You Need to Know – Oswald Companies 2.0 LU/HSW
An interactive 2 hour review of the 2017 AIA A & B Series document changes, including Exhibit A Insurance and Bonds as well as the Sustainable Project Exhibit. (this is a different presentation from the one presented in Morgantown)
1pm Preserving West Virginia River Heritage Through Adaptive Flood Risk Management 1.5 LU/HSW
A panel presentation focusing on design, construction and materials for flood resilient structures and non-structural flood mitigation measures. Panelist include: Steve O’Leary, AIA USACE Silver Jackets speaking to Non-structural flood mitigation measures; Senator Greg Boso speaking to Green Infrastructure; John Crandall, AIA (WV native) speaking to residential architectural design for flood resilience; Bradley Allen speaking to historic preservation; moderator Jill Watkins, Watkins Design Works.
Total Credits Available: 8.0 LU/HSW, additional 2 LU