aiasf header.png

Events on the IESSF partner American Institute of Architects San Francisco Chapter calendar

California Supplemental Examination (CSE) Review
Friday, Jan. 25 to Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019
This CSE seminar is a two-part lecture series that provides a detailed overview of all knowledge areas in the latest edition of the California Supplemental Exam (2014) test plan. Materials covered include different AIA contract documents for design and construction, state and local codes and regulations, agencies having jurisdiction, approval processes, construction laws, and other key areas of architectural practice. For any questions about the CSE class content and architectural licensing, send a message

Level of Development for BIM + Project Documentation: Panel Discussion (2 HSW)
January 31 - 6:00 - 8:00PM
AIASF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE COMMITTEE featured event; Second in a series of Panel discussions regarding Integrated Practice in the 21st Century: Panel Discussion regarding Level of Development BIM + Project documentation through Delivery and beyond.

Examining Carbon Impacts of Tall Buildings in Dense Urban Settings (1 LU)
February 26 - 12:00 - 1:00PM
“Density is good” is a frequently-heard mantra among architects and planners – yet this generalization deserves critical examination. Green building/zero-energy consultant Ann Edminster has researched the carbon implications of tall buildings in urban settings (The New Carbon Architecture, Bruce King, New Society Publishers 2017). Her findings provide compelling evidence that construction of new, super-tall buildings within already-developed cities may be detrimental to society's carbon reduction goals and deserves a great deal more study, given the accelerating rate of climate change and the critical role of buildings in the increase of carbon emission from construction, operations, and related transportation. This presentation will cover Edminster's research to date and the further research needed to answer the question, "To what extent is increasing density a good, climate-beneficial, thing?"