theAcademy | Education by AIA Cincinnati

June 6, 2012
by theAcademy

ARE – Building Systems

The subject of building systems rarely falls directly under the responsibility of the architect, but such systems are largely responsible for achieving the most basic objectives in architecture – health, safety, comfort, and convenience for occupants. The subject must be understood for architects to properly integrate these systems within their designs and to permit the architect to interact constructively with other members of the building design team.

The building system exam covers subjects including sustainability, plumbing systems, thermal protection systems, lighting, acoutics, mechanical, fire protection, and transportation systems.  A basic understanding of the function and purpose of these systems is needed in order to succeed with this exam.  While the exam does not test a candidates knowledge of the detailed design of such systems, it does test their knowledge of the components and how they function.

Learning Objectives:

  • Focused discussion on Building Environments, Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical/Lighting systems and Specialty items.
  • Run through addressing Codes and Regulations in MEP designs.
  • Run thru the BS Vignette step by step, discussing tips to take the stress away.  

When:  Thursday, July 31, 2o14; 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Where:  GBBN Architects, 332 E. 8th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Instructor:  Paul Shirley, AIA, LEED AP, GBBN Architects

Cost:  $25 Associate AIA Member; $30 AIA Member Sponsored; $40 Non-Member

Registration Deadline:  Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Note:  Bring a copy of the 2011 Kaplan Study Guide