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Wisconsin Architect E-News Archive: July 2009

State Budget

For the first time since 1977, Wisconsin enacted its two-year state budget prior to the July 1 start of the new biennium. The $62 billion state budget includes many items, many of which are still being discovered. AIA Wisconsin supported adequate funding for the state building program and opposed proposals to amend joint and several liability provisions and expand the sales tax to architectural and other professional services. The good news is that the state budget includes a slight increase in funding for the state building program and does not include liability law changes or a sales tax expansion.

Convention Presentations Online

Thanks to the support and technical capabilities of the Energy Center of Wisconsin, several popular presentations at the 2009 AIA Wisconsin Convention were captured on videotape and are now available online via Energy Center University. You'll want to check out the sessions by Ron Radziner, FAIA, Jeanne Gang, FAIA, James Wasley, AIA, Dan Stephans, AIA, the Aldo Leopold Legacy Center team and McGraw Hill Construction.

Save the Dates

Looking ahead, the 2009 Sustainability and Energy Efficiency (SE ²) Leadership Conference coordinated by the Wisconsin Green Building Alliance is scheduled for September 16 in Milwaukee . . . the 2009 AIA Wisconsin Fall Workshop on sustainable design will be held on Friday, October 23, at the Heidel House Resort in Green Lake . . . and the annual DSF Consultant Conference sponsored by ACEC of Wisconsin is set for October 29 in Madison.

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. Three Directors-At-Large will be elected by the membership this fall to a two-year term beginning January 2010. 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: James Otto, 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-two AIA Wisconsin members have been recognized since 1986, with William Wenzler, FAIA, selected to receive this year's Golden Award. Contact AIA Wisconsin to request nomination materials.

AIA/CES Transcript & Survival Guide

This is a good time to check your AIA/CES transcript to make sure it includes all of your learning activities by visiting AIA National. The AIA/CES Survival Guide summarizes what AIA members need to know to get the most out of AIA Continuing Education System (CES) programs, the basics about AIA and state requirements, answers to frequently asked questions and resources for further assistance.

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 by clicking on "member news" in the "members area" of the AIA Wisconsin website. Try it and you may be pleasantly surprised by what else you discover.

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.

AIA Contract Documents

Earlier this month, AIA Contract Documents released three new documents: C191, Multi-party Agreement for Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), B108-2009, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect for a Publicly-Funded or Insured Project and B202-2009, Standard Form of Architect's Services: Programming. To find information on contact document software, go to: . AIA Wisconsin is the state's only full-service distributor of AIA contract documents. To order paper copies of the contract documents, please visit our AIA Contract Documents page.

People & Places

Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA) is pleased to announce that senior health care planner/designer Kristin Dufek, AIA, Fox Point, and senior project manager Robert Vajgrt, AIA, Greenfield, have been promoted to principals of the firm. Nicholas L. Burris, AIA, Wauwatosa, has joined Christopher Kidd & Assoc LLC Architects.

Member Action

Please welcome the following new members who have joined AIA Wisconsin in the past month: Pamela Pelot, AIA, Neenah (NE); Edward L. Scholl, Assoc. AIA, La Crosse (NW); Christopher D. Travanity, Assoc. AIA, Milwaukee (SE) and Christopher L. Walgren, Assoc. AIA, Dousman (SE).

The Last Word

"Care more than others think wise. Risk more than others think safe. Dream more than others think practical. Expect more than others think possible." [Cadet Maxim]

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