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January 15, 2015
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2015 ARE Prep Sessions Schedule

All sessions are scheduled for 4:00-7:00 p.m. at GBBN Architects, 332 E. 8th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Thursday, September 24:  Building Design + Construction Systems

Thursday, October 22:  Site Planning

Cost Per Session: Associate AIA Members-$25; AIA Member Staff-$30; Non-Member-$40

April 22, 2014
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AIA Cincinnati Lending Library

AIA Cincinnati has a complete set of 2011 Kaplan ARE study guides for all interns/graduates as an aid in studying for the Architectural Registration Examination.  AIA membership is not required.  Contact Paul Shirley, AIA at GBBN Architects (513.241.8700) or AIA Cincinnati Executive Director, Pat Daugherty, Hon. AIA (513.421.4661).

Rental Policy:

1.  Each item may be checked out for two weeks.

2.  Only one item can be checked out at a time.

3.  Item must be returned before you can obtain additional study guides.


1.  Bring back items in the same condition that you received them.

2. Do not lend the items to others.

April 11, 2013
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Contract Negotiations for Design Professionals – Parts I & II

This is a two (2) session in-depth program about agreements for services and how to effectively negotiate contract terms.  The contract with the Client (and subsequently with subconsultants) should reflect the goals and expectations of both parties and establish the conditions under which services will be rendered.  This program will provide practical tools to allow for these mutual understandings to occur.  The following are some of the issues that will be examined:

  • Who is the Client?   Owner?   Prime A/E?   Contractor?
  • What kinds of contracts are utilized?
  • What is the Architects’ responsibility under the contract?
  • What is the Clients’ responsibility under the contract?
  • What happens in the event of a dispute between the Architect and the Client?
  • How to deal with Project Scope Creep and Additional Scope of Services.
  • How to effectively negotiate equitable agreements.

Course Resources/References:

  • AIA Documents B101, A201, C401, B103, B104, B105, B503
  • AIA Handbook of Practice
  • Materials and handouts provided by instructors

Note:  Sessions will involve pre-class homework, interactive class discussion, small group activities and role playing exercises. Satisfactory completion of the courses may be eligible for premium credit from your Professional Liability Insurance carrier.  Check with your Professional Liability Insurance carrier.

Contract Negotation for Design Professionals serves as the platform for advanced workshops on:

  • AIA Front End Documents
  • Construction Phase Services

Instructors:  Eric A. Teske, Assoc. AIA, Vice President, Oswald Companies &  Eric O. Pempus, FAIA,LEED GA, Risk Manager, Oswald Companies

Who Should Attend:  Principals, Licensed Practitioners, Emerging Professionals, Business Managers, Project Managers, Marketers, Controllers

Class Size:  15 min./40 max.

When:  September 30 and October 7, 2015 (7:30 to 11:45 a.m.)

Location:  McGill Smith Punshon – Training Room, 3700 Park 42 Drive, Suite 190B, Cincinnati, OH 45241

Cost:  $295 AIA Member; $345 AIA Member Staff; $395 Non-Member (continental breakfast included)

CEU’s:  8 HSW when attending both Parts I and II

RSVP by:  September 28, 2015

May 8, 2012
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ARE Building Design and Construction Systems

The study of construction materials and methods is useful to architects in several ways.  First, one must be aware of construction industry standards to determine what is safe and practical.  Second, one must be able to communicate design ideas through detailed drawings to those in the field who will actually perform the work.  Finally, one must recognize the limitations of skilled craftsmen while appreciating their abilities to translate mere lines on paper into real buildings.

Learning Objectives:

•Discuss key concepts of Environmental Issues and Materials and Technology.
•Strengthen your knowledge of Codes and Regulations, Project Management and Practice Management.
•Review solutions of the Ramp, Stair Design and Roof Plan Vignettes.
•Discuss tips in using the software and tips for problem-solving the vignette.
When:  Thursday, September 24, 2015; 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where:  GBBN Architects, 332 E. 8th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
Instructor:  Paul Shirley, AIA
RSVP By:  Tuesday, September 22
Cost:  $25 AIA Assoc. Member & AIAS; $30 AIA Member Staff; $40Non-Member