AIA Procrastinators' Days 2015

December 03, 2015
December 3-4, 2015 @ Center for Architecture


Procrastinators’ Days benefits members of the New York design community by allowing them to meet their AIA membership and state licensing education requirements before the end of the year.

Vidaris' staff have 3 sessions throughout the course of the event, come check us out:


Changes to the Energy Code: New Year, New Code (BEMPP2015B)
Thursday, December 3, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
1 LU
Speaker: Carl Ian Graham, PE
This presentation will cover changes between IECC 2009 and 2012, ASHRAE 90.1-2007 and 2010, and discuss NYS and NYC changes to IECC 2012 and ASHRAE 90.1-2010. It will also introduce the 2015 IECC and ASHRAE 90.1-2013. The course will help participants understand how NYS and NYC Energy Codes are being enforced and what the future portends. The presentation will also discuss new and existing building projects and highlight specific issues affecting multi-family projects.


Building Enclosure Commissioning Process - An Introduction (20150512)
Friday, December 4, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
1 LU
Speakers: Dan Popadynec and John Hannum
This introduction to Building Enclosure Commissioning will discuss what is commissioning, how this process can apply to building enclosures (roofs, walls, fenestration, etc.) and the potential value proposition adding this to a project can provide owners and architects. The differences between fundamental and enhanced commissioning will be outlined. The session will discuss recent standard developments and certification programs that are under development – touching on LEED v4 as well as standards ASTM E2813 and E2947. The key deliverables from enclosure commissioning will be outlined including the Owner Project Requirements, Basis of Design, Independent Design Review and Issues and Resolution Logs. The session will wrap up with some tips and tricks to successful commissioning of enclosures along with a slide show of some problems commissioning aims to avoid or resolve during design and construction. This session is intended for professionals who are aware of commissioning but seek a higher level of understanding of this process.


2014 Construction Code Key Changes (20141112)
Friday, December 4, 11:45AM - 12:45PM
1 LU
Speakers: Edwin Tang and Lee Ping Kwan
The release of the 2014 Building Code in New York City not only introduces new requirements for development projects, but significantly impacts alterations to existing buildings as well. Join former city code officials as they highlight the key provisions of the new code that carry the greatest impact on your project. Leveraging their experience in handling compliance review for thousands of development projects at the city, they will highlight with real cases the top compliances challenges that developers, architects and engineers contend with on a daily basis.


Times: 7:30AM - 5:00PM

Michelle Maxwell

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