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ARE: Building Design and Construction Systems
March 11
10:00a-2:00p


At AECOM, 3101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22201 and via simulcast at AECOM, Wells Fargo Tower, 10 South Jefferson Street, 16th Floor, Roanoke, VA 24011.

Part of AIA Northern Virginia’s 2017 Architect Registration Exam (ARE) Prep Courses, but all ARE sessions offer continuing education credit and can be taken by members as review sessions.

Building Design and Construction Systems:

In preparation for the Architect Registration Examination, participants will review construction materials and systems and the various ways they can be used in building design. They will also review key elements of thermal and moisture protection, sustainable design and building codes.

• Participants will consider construction materials and systems, focusing on concrete, masonry, wood and metals. They will consider the history of the materials, different forms of the materials, characteristics, how each can be used in construction, various joints, materials testing, finishes and deterioration.

• Participants will consider thermal and moisture protection for various materials, including ground water control, dampproofing, waterproofing, precipitation control, roofing materials, condensation control, thermal control, flashing and expansion joints.

• Participants will review building codes, beginning with the history of codes, then exploring use and occupancy, type of construction, building volume, fire, egress, access for persons with disabilities, federal standards and requirements, state and local building codes and planning and zoning codes.

• Participants will review sustainable design, considering the history of sustainable design, principles of sustainable design, sustainable site planning and design, the Ahwahnee Principles, the US Green Building Council, standards for evaluation, commissioning and innovative technologies.

4 HSW LU. $40 for AIA members and $60 for non-members. The cost includes lunch and study materials. Advance registration is required one week prior to class. Additional information is available here.