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CPD Seminar (Day 1)

CPD Seminar (Day 1)



Sat, January 19, 2019

10:00am - 3:00pm

Green Hills Country Club

500 Ludeman Ln,

Millbrae, CA 94030



This CPD Seminar is intended to provide continuing professional development courses on topics that are of interest to the chapter's members and are relevant to the practice of architecture in the U. S.

Day 1
Becoming a Licensed Architect in California (1.5 Credit Units)
9:30am - 11:00am

Course Description:
On the surface, the process of becoming licensed looks to be extremely complicated, but in reality, it's quite simple. There are three steps: Education, Experience and Examination.  There is a defined procedure, each with multiple braches to allow for a broad path for licensure.  The course aims to give you an overview  of the journey with visual aids taken from the presenters' experience of going through the process.

Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes:
* Understand the Eligibility Requirements for Licensure
* Get an Overview of the Different Paths to get Licensed   
* Understand the Guidelines for Documenting your Experience
* Understand the ARE 5.0 Exam Divisions
* Understand the California Supplemental Examination
* Learn Best Practices for Exam Preparation

Fire and Life Safety -Fundamental Concepts  (1.5 Credit Units)

12:30pm - 2:00pm

Course Description:
Fire happens and there is the ever present of risk of fire in all human activities.  By understanding the characteristics of fire and fundamental concepts of fire and life safety engineering design, architects and design professionals are equipped with essential tools to manage fire risk incorporating these in their design of buildings and structures and learn to interpret performance and prescriptive code requirements.

Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes:
* Understand characteristics of fire and purpose of fire and life safety engineering design.
* Comprehend essential considerations for fire and life safety design as they relate to understanding human behavior, buildings and structures, fire hazards, building management systems and fire fighter response.
* Become familiar with prescriptive code requirements , e.g. NFPA 101 and International Building Code and relate these to the fundamental concepts applied in performance based engineering design.

Model Codes, Building Codes, AHJ  (1 Credit Unit)

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Course Description:
From the onset of civilization, man has been building structures for habitation, religious worship and for its various activities.  As buildings and structures become more complex, the need to protect public health, ensure safety, and the general welfare has become more evident.  Jurisdictional authorities have developed and continue to improve building codes to regulate the construction and occupancy of buildings and structures.  Many times regulations have resulted from tragic and catastrophic events such as fire, earthquake, and storms.  Other times they have resulted from lessons learned from failures of engineering and design.  New regulations have also resulted from technological advances and the changing needs of man.  This course will discuss how model codes have evolved, particularly in the US and how model codes are adopted by jurisdictions and enacted into law as building codes.  

This course will look into the California Building Code, the code adoption process and cycles, the various jurisdictional authorities, and guidelines on how to how to use the building code.

Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes:
* Understand how building codes are developed.
* Distinguish between model codes and building codes.
* Understand jurisdictional authorities and how model codes are adopted and made into law.
* Get an overview of the International Building Code.
* Understand California jurisdictional authorities and how to use the California Building Code.



Signup deadline is no later than December 1st to reserve the appropriate venue for this event.


$20 seminar fee per person per day.

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