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Advocacy Update February 2020

There are new laws and here are two important ones. Employee or Independent Contractor A very significant new California law went into effect on January 1, 2020 regarding who can be an employee or an independent contractor.  It is now more difficult for a business to designate a worker as an independent contractor, but there …


RFPs for City of Campbell | Police and Library Projects

Date:  February 6, 2020 To:  Prospective Architectual Consultants Subject: Request for Proposals (RFPs) for Measure O – New Police Operations Buildings and Campbell Library Improvements Design Serivces Proposals Due: Campbell Library Improvements- 4:00 p.m., Monday, March 9, 2020 New Police Operations Building – 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Click below for all the information: …


APR 6-9 | ADA Training Workshop for CASp Examination

Pacific ADA Center April 2020 Training Workshop for the CASp Examination   Pacific ADA Center announces its annual four-day workshop to provide a comprehensive review of the relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully pass the examination to become a Certified Access Specialist (CASp) in the State of California. A CASp is a qualified …


Now Boarding for 2019: Get Ready to Take Off with the New Energy Code

2020 Climate Action Education & Webinar Series   AIA California has officially launched the new Climate Action Webinar Series! The January webinar is  Wednesday, Jan. 22 at noon and will be on New Codes. This is a FREE 1 hour HSW webinar! Webinar Description: The 2019 California Title 24, Part 6 Energy Code is 50% more …


2020 AIA Awards- Interior Architecture

  2020 AIA Awards- Interior Architecture   Dandelion Chocolate Factory, San Francisco   The new home for Dandelion Chocolate Factory in San Francisco is in a previously vacant century-old industrial warehouse. “I think this design hits on all cylinders; it connects the landscape, building exterior, and interiors through material color and texture…it creates an open, …


March 4-6 | 2020 National Earthquake Conference in San Diego

National Earthquake Conference & 72nd EERI Annual Meeting Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina The 2020 National Earthquake Conference (NEC) will take place during the week of March 2 in San Diego and will bring together academia, building code experts, design/build professionals, FEMA directorates, first responders, geologists, local emergency managers, insurance and reinsurance professionals, local and tribal …


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Urban Confluence Silicon Valley Competition Update

DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR URBAN CONFLUENCE SILICON VALLEY INTERNATIONAL OPEN DESIGN COMPETITION A New Iconic Landmark for Silicon Valley Urban Confluence Silicon Valley, a worldwide open ideas competition, has extended the entry deadline to April 3, 2020. Urban Confluence Silicon Valley invites artists, architects, urban planners, landscape architects, lighting designers, students, designers, engineers, and anyone with a passion …


Dec 23 | NEW DEADLINE for San Mateo County Green Building Awards

2019 Green Building Award Winner – Half Moon Library designed by Noll & Tam 2020 Green Building Award  Sustainable San Mateo County and the American Institute of Architects San Mateo County Chapter (AIASMC) are sponsoring the 18th Annual Green Building Award.   This award is given to a project that promotes green, sustainable design and construction. …

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