Poetry in Motion
AIA Focuses on Poetry + Proof at Annual Convention in San Diego
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) will hit the sunny beaches of San Diego when it travels there for its annual national convention in May. The convention, which is sponsored by the Washington, D.C.-based AIA, will be held May 8-11, 2003, at the San Diego Convention Center.
The AIA show attracts architects from across the nation, along with builders and others in the construction and related industries. This year’s theme is “Poetry + Proof,” and the institute feels that San Diego is the perfect city to represent the theme with its diverse urban architecture. The theme is based on the poetry of the work that “inspires those whose spaces [they] design” and the proof is the “positive difference design makes in how families flourish, children learn, patients heal, businesses grow and communities thrive.”
The AIA also will hold a social event to get everyone acclimated to the new city, the “Journey to the Wild Side” party at the world-famous San Diego Zoo.
Down to Business
The AIA convention will offer its attendees a number of educational opportunities, in addition to an extensive trade show.
Among the many seminars offered, the AIA will hold “Getting Sued?” The speakers will discuss how to get the most effective help from your legal and insurance counsel in the event of a lawsuit. In addition, attendees will learn how to recognize situations that may lead to claims, when and how to bring your insurance advisor and legal counsel on board and how to communicate with insurance and legal professionals.
In addition, “Mushrooming Molds: Dumb Things Architects Do and How to Fix Them” will be on the roster of seminars. Panelists will discuss conditions for growth of mold and how architects contribute to the problem; the current standards, methods of assessment, cleaning and remediation; architects’ exposure to liability and liability avoidance; and what architects may or not be insured against.
“San Diego Means Green! Sustainable Design in America’s Finest City” will offer attendees a look at the city’s unique demographic and climactic conditions in relation to how it affects residencies in the area. Particular attention will be paid to climate control and how to keep buildings that are so close to the desert cool.
Products to See
There will be a number of products on hand at the AIA show that will be of interest to SHELTER readers. Here are a few products to keep in mind while pounding the pavement.
Booth 3246: Pozzi Introduces Copper-Clad Options
Bend, Ore.-based Pozzi Windows, part of the JELD-WEN family, will introduce copper and satin anodized finishes to its range of exterior-clad options. Copper cladding is available on window-sash and patio door-panel components and creates a striking visual effect when set alongside the frame’s aluminum cladding. The frame is available in a complementary or contrasting color, according to the company.
The copper cladding is available in three finishes: hand-rubbed patina, bright copper and speckled copper. Due to the nature of the copper, the company says the appearance of the finish will be unique to every project and will develop and change over time while retaining its beauty.
Booth 1820: Kolbe Introduces Extruded Aluminum Doors
Kolbe and Kolbe Millwork Co. of Wausau, Wis., will introduce its Ultra Extruded Aluminum Clad Raised Panel doors. The company says that now beautiful wood doors can withstand even the most unforgiving environments due to an exterior covered with extruded aluminum cladding and a 70-percent fluoropolymer finish.
The doors will feature 4 17/32-inch stiles and top rails and 7 9/16-inch bottom rails as standard. Additional options will include 6-inch stiles and top rail, as well as an option of a 12 5/8-inch bottom rail.
Booth 2620: Andersen Offers Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors
Users now can select from a variety of impact-resistant, energy-efficient Andersen products designed to meet new building code requirements now enforced in many Gulf and Atlantic Coast states, according to Andersen Corp., based in Bayport, Minn.
The expanded selection of impact-resistant windows and doors combines Andersen’s high standards of product quality and design with advanced glass, sash and jamb technologies to satisfy windborne debris, product performance and energy requirements in New York, Florida, Texas and other states now enforcing new codes.
Andersen’s expanded selection of impact-resistant windows and doors will be available for select Andersen 400 series products, including casement and specialty windows.
Booth 2011: Southern Pine Council Offers Educational Tools
Those attending the AIA Show will be able to see the new educational CD-ROM, “Wood is Today,” from the Kenner, La.-based Southern Pine Council. Designed for architecture, engineering and building construction students, the council says the award-winning CD also is ideal for educating professionals, customers and employees.
In addition, the Southern Pine Council will offer the latest information available to specifiers from the Southern Pine industry, including the brand-new edition of the “Southern Pine Use Guide.”
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