AIAOC News and Advocacy

AIA Disaster Assistance Handbook highlights architects’ critical role in community resilience and disaster response efforts

By | March 29th, 2017|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – March 28, 2017 – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) today released a significantly enhanced version of its Disaster Assistance Handbook that will serve as a go-to resource for architects, built environment professionals, municipal government officials and emergency managers involved in disaster mitigation, preparation, response, and recovery. The revised [...]

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Ransom Malware hits OC Architects

By | March 9th, 2016|

A New Computer Virus With Serious Implications! A new virus has been hitting Orange County Architect’s offices with serious consequences. This virus (program) runs on your computer encrypting your files so you cannot read them unless you pay a 'ransom' in non traceable funds (bits) for the decryption key. Highly sophisticated, its origin is unknown [...]

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Orange County Members Elected to the California Council

By | December 19th, 2015|

AIAOC has three general members on the California Council. The current President, Vice President and immediately past President are automatically members of the California Council. Our Executive Director, Jeff Gill, FAIA is a Vice President (and former President) of the California Council and sits on the Council's Executive Committee. In addition, numerous members of our [...]

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Architect in Training (AIT) Title

By | November 30th, 2015|

On November 6, 2015 the California Council approved moving forward with this resolution Sponsor legislation to give the CA Architects Board the authority to adopt a regulation that allow interns to use the title “architectural intern”, or a similar title. The AIACC Board of Directors considered this topic earlier in the year, and authorized [...]

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Changes in CA Mandatory Continuing Education

By | November 30th, 2015|

This proposal from the AIACC Legislative Committee was approved to move forward by the California Council on November 6, 2015 Sponsor legislation to alternate the 5-hour California mandatory continuing education requirement between accessibility and sustainability.  Existing law requires California architects to complete 5 hours of continuing education in accessibility in order to renew their license. Unless this [...]

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More Regulations? Really?

By | November 30th, 2015|

On November 6, 2015 the California Council approved moving forward with opposing the additional requirements imposed on Architects by the pending resolution Sponsor legislation to exempt design professionals from having to register with the Department of Industrial Relations. A recent law requires contractors and sub-contractors to register with the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) in order to [...]

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Should Architects be doing Construction Observation?

By | November 30th, 2015|

On November 6, 2015 the California Council decided to continue discussion on how to best approach protecting and promoting the role of the Architect of Record during construction This proposal is for discussion and possible legislation on mandatory construction observation. Last year the AAC recommended and the AIACC Board of Directors approved a proposal that would require [...]

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Utility Companies get your excess solar electricity for free?

By | November 30th, 2015|

On November 6, 2015 the California council approved advocating for a metering rate structure for excess solar energy. Should the AIACC advocate to the California Public Utilities Commission that it adopt a net metering rate restructure that protects the economic sustainability of the utility companies and does not harm consumer demand for PV panels as recommended by the [...]

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