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Wisconsin Architect E-News Archive: June 2010

In this issue of the AIA Wisconsin e-newsletter, you'll find information on member satisfaction survey, new continuing education requirements, new contract documents and more.

Program & Event Update

Here are a few upcoming AIA/CES programs. Click on program title for additional details.

June 15 | Webinar
BEC-Wisconsin | HVAC Impact by Fenestration

June 15 | Milwaukee
5th Annual AIA MKE Blood Drive | Architects Roll Up Their Sleeves

June 19 | Spring Green
AIA SW WI | Taliesin Visit with Benjamin Shirtcliff

June 21 | Milwaukee
Joint Meeting with AIA Milwaukee, CSI Milwaukee & ALA Wisconsin

June 23 | Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay and Wausau
AIA MKE | ARE Study Session: Programming Planning & Practice
AIA SW WI Webcast | ARE Study Session: Programming Planning & Practice
AIA NE WI Webcast | ARE Study Session: Programming Planning & Practice
AIA NW WI Webcast | ARE Study Session: Programming Planning & Practice

June 23 | Green Bay
AIA NE WI Lunch Program | Green Roofs - Green Bay

June 24 | Sheboygan
AIA NE WI Lunch Program | Green Roofs - Sheboygan

June 30 | Appleton
AIA NE Lunch Tour | Warch Campus Center-Lawrence University

July 13 | Milwaukee
AIA MKE Building Science Series | Underfloor Air Distribution Systems

July 13 | Madison
AIA SW WI Emerging Professionals Building Tour | Madison Children's Museum!

July 21 | Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay and Wausau
AIA MKE | ARE Study Session: Site Planning & Design
AIA SW WI Webcast | ARE Study Session: Site Planning & Design
AIA NE WI Webcast | ARE Study Session: Site Planning & Design
AIA NW WI Webcast | ARE Study Session: Site Planning & Design

July 21 | Green Bay
AIA NE WI Lunch Program |Designing Energy Efficient Steel Stud Wall Assemblies - Green Bay

July 22 | Sheboygan
AIA NE WI Lunch Program | Designing Energy Efficient Steel Stud Wall Assemblies - Sheboygan

Member Satisfaction Survey

Later this month, you'll be receiving an electronic Member Satisfaction Survey from AIA Wisconsin. Your participation, feedback, comments and suggestions will be invaluable as the Board of Directors and local Chapter leaders discuss the results of the survey in early August as part of the annual long-range planning process. If you have any questions about the membership survey, please contact the AIA Wisconsin office.


On May 19, Governor Doyle vetoed 2009 Senate Bill 616 in its entirety. This so-called Wisconsin High Performance Green Building Bill would have established minimum energy efficiency and sustainability standards for certain state and local government buildings. In his veto message, the governor noted that, while the "underlying goals of the bill are laudable," the specific language in the legislation made it "unworkable" and "extremely problematic." Recognizing that green building practices can substantially reduce overall operating costs, the governor stated the legislation was drafted in such a way that all current state building maintenance projects would have been "delayed indefinitely."

Wisconsin Architects Foundation

At its meeting last month, the WAF Board of Directors elected the following officers for 2010-11; President – A. James Gersich, AIA, Fitchburg; Vice President – Paula M. Verboomen, AIA, Milwaukee; and Secretary/Treasurer – John G. Horky, AIA, Wauwatosa. Dedicated to improving the quality of the built environment through research and education, the WAF relies on the generous support and tax-deductible contributions from friends and members like you.

Continuing Education Requirements

In April, the Wisconsin Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers and Land Surveyors approved new administrative rules [Chapter A-E 12] that establish minimum continuing education requirements for architects to renew their state license. The new continuing education rules for architects goes into effect July 1. The new rules will first apply when architects renew their next two-year Wisconsin license by August 2012. Architects will need 24 hours of continuing education, including 16 hours related to health, safety and welfare topics, every two years. The AIA is listed as an approved provider of continuing education programs; and architects can use the AIA/CES transcript to document their continuing education hours. Review the new requirements.

ARE Timing

The Joint Examining Board also approved amending A-E 3.05 (2) to allow candidates with an accredited architecture degree and an IDP record with NCARB to be eligible to start taking the Architect Registration Exam [ARE] upon graduation. The new ARE timing rules are consistent with national AIA policy. A.R.E. Timing Rules (PDF)

IDP Six-Month Rule

On July 1, 2010, the so-called "Six-Month Rule" will apply to all interns with NCARB Intern Development Program [IDP] records. Interns must submit their experience in reporting periods of no longer than six months and within two months of completion of each reporting period. For additional information, visit the NCARB Web site.


NCARB fees will change July 1.

Convention Presentations Online

Thanks to the Energy Center of Wisconsin, popular 2010 AIA Wisconsin Convention presentations by David Miller, FAIA, Rebecca Ellis and Leith Sharp are available online via Energy Center University.

Fellowship Information

In case you missed the "Future Fellows" session during the AIA Wisconsin Convention, featuring a presentation by Craig Rafferty, FAIA, and Ray Greco, FAIA, that helped demystify the Fellowship nomination process, you can access their PowerPoint presentation slides online.

AIA Contract Documents

Earlier this month, AIA Contract Documents released five new and updated documents: A310™-2010, Bid Bond (updated), A312™-2010, Performance Bond and Payment Bond (updated), C198™-2010, Standard Form of Agreement Between Single Purpose Entity and Consultant for Integrated Project Delivery (New), C199™-2010, Standard Form of Agreement Between Single Purpose Entity and Contractor for Integrated Project Delivery (New), B106™–2010, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect for Pro Bono Services, (New and free of charge). AIA Wisconsin is the state's only full-service distributor of AIA contract documents.For more infomation or to order paper copies of the contract documents, please visit our Contract Documents page.

AIA/CES Transcript & Self-Report Form

This is a good time to print your AIA/CES transcript and check that it includes all of your learning activities. Credits for 2009 must be earned by September 30 and credits for 2010 should be completed by December 31. Please note that beginning in 2009, AIA requires that four of the 18 credits need be designated Sustainable Design (SD). Any credits earned this month also can be credited to your Wisconsin State Licensure Mandatory Continuing Education requirements. If you participate in a continuing education program that is not offered by an AIA/CES Registered Provider, you have the option of self reporting this learning activity. Need a quick refresher on the AIA/CES Self-Report Form?

Director-At-Large Candidates

If you are interested in helping to shape AIA Wisconsin policies and programs, please consider tossing your hat in the ring as a candidate for Director-At-Large. Two Directors-At-Large will be elected by the membership this fall to a two-year term beginning January 2011. There also are many valuable leadership opportunities with your local AIA Chapter.

Associate Representative

The AIA Wisconsin Board of Directors may appoint two Associate AIA members to a two-year term as an Associate Representative. The terms are staggered, so one Associate Representative is appointed by the Board of Directors each year. If you are an Associate AIA member interested in reviewing and shaping AIA Wisconsin policies and programs for the benefit of fellow members, please submit a letter of interest and a brief resume to: Thomas Hirsch, AIA, Vice President, AIA Wisconsin, 321 S. Hamilton St., Madison, WI 53703.

Golden Award

The deadline for 2010 AIA Wisconsin Golden Award nominations is November 2. The Golden Award is the highest honor that AIA Wisconsin can bestow upon a member architect. It recognizes distinguished leadership and service to the profession and the AIA. Twenty-three AIA Wisconsin members have been recognized since 1986, with Brian F. Larson, AIA, Eau Claire, selected to receive this year's Golden Award.

ARE Lending Library

AIA Wisconsin has established a lending library of Architect Registration Examination (ARE) study materials from Kaplan AEC Education that cover all sections of the ARE exam. The materials are available to Associate AIA members and can be checked out of the office for a period of 14 days. For details, read the ARE Lending Library Policies. Contact AIA Wisconsin to confirm availability.

E-News – Back Issues

If you think you may have missed something important in a previous AIA Wisconsin e-newsletter, you can scroll through back issues in our news archive. Try it and you may be pleasantly surprised by what else you discover.

Future Leaders

AIA Wisconsin members can benefit from a reduced fee for "Future Leaders Institute" program offered by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Wisconsin. The six-session leadership and career development program is designed to launch the design industry's most promising up-and-coming professionals into leadership roles within firms, the design and construction industry and our communities. The application deadline is July 9.

People & Places

Thomas Stelling, AIA, Lake Geneva, is running for the Wisconsin Assembly and has submitted his nomination materials to be a candidate in the Republican primary for the 32nd Assembly District in Southeastern Wisconsin. Joseph J. Sherer, AIA, Cedar Grove, passed away in May.

Member Action

Please welcome the following new members who have joined AIA Wisconsin in the past month: Greg Bongers, Assoc. AIA, Appleton (NE); Robert P. Koehler, Assoc. AIA, Appleton (NE); Michael P. Malloy, Assoc. AIA, Bristol (SE) and Dr. Matthew Trussoni, AIA, Milwaukee (SE).

The Last Word

"Technology is the answer, but what was the question?" [Cedric Price, British architect]

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