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IDL - Bozeman eNEWS - April 2013 - Vol. 6 No. 4

Entries in AIA (3)


Register Now for AIA Convention and Meeting in the Mountains!

Looking for a networking opportunity to mingle with other architects? Needing to catch up on some of your continuing education credits? Spring is here, and so are the AIA National Convention and Meeting in the Mountains!

2013 AIA National Convention

June 19th – 22nd in Denver, Colorado

The AIA National Convention offers a wide range of guest speakers, sessions, workshops, and events to attend during your stay in Denver. Pre-registration is recommended for sessions as seating will be limited.

Registration is currently open, with the Early Bird Discount deadline on April 10th.

Fees for the convention are categorized based on your registration date, and range from free events to total convention passes ($575 max. for AIA members, $945 max. for nonmembers.) Students, AIAS members, and young professionals under age 40 will be eligible for discounted passes, and new AIA members can attend the convention for free! The complete breakdown of prices and fee deadlines can be found on AIA National Convention website.

For more information about the conventional, as well as housing and travel information, check out the AIA National Convention website.


Looking for something a little closer to home? Meeting in the Mountains is happening in Billings this year!

2013 Meeting in the Mountains

April 25th – 27th in Billings, MT

The three day event includes guest speakers Patrick Tighe, Jonathan Segal, and Craig Hodgetts, workshops, and sessions - all of which count towards continuing education credits and offer the latest information about a wide range of topics.

IDL – Bozeman’s very own Tom Wood will be giving a presentation on advancements in LED lighting, so you don’t want to miss out!

Registration is currently open, with fees listed as $100 for members and $35 for students. Some meals are included within registration fee.

Check out the Billings Architectural Association website for more information about registration and events.


New Website Addition

There is a new addition to our website.  Tom Wood presented information pertaining to daylighting throughout the design process.  The information from his presentation, along with many case studies and research articles, are now available via our website.   Everything is organized so that each file is easily accessible.  The information can be accessed the the "MT AIA Meeting" tab, located on the left sidebar.

Click here to access the information.


50 Strategies to Get 50% Energy Reduction

All building design choices are related to each other.  An example of this is daylighting design choices on building orientation, sun shading, window choices, and many more design elements.  Using these connections and relationships with other design elements can significantly reduce the building’s fossil fuel consumption.

These 50 strategies, ranging from ways in which architects design buildings, to information on alternative transportation and its’ impact on the world can be used by anyone.

Each strategy includes an overview, typical applications, emerging trend, links to additional resources, and important relationships to other carbon reduction strategies, with an emphasis on integrated design.

To learn about the many relationships and how to use them, click here!

The article can also be found under the Resources--> Additional Resources section of the IDL_Bozeman website.