Architectural Practice Committee

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Committee Chair

JJ Tang, AIA, LEED AP
HDR Architecture Inc.
Principal, Federal Programs
8550 W Bryn Mawr Ave Ste 900
Chicago, IL 60631
773.380.7900
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Current Activity

QUARTERLY CONFERENCE CALL

The Architectural Practice Committee will host a quarterly conference call on Wednesday, April 23 2014 from 12:00 – 1:30 pm EST.  Video conference call-in number: For web connection, go to: https://www.spiderphone.com/05698937 (This link will help connect both your browser) and dial +1 212-812-2800 and enter 0569 8937 for phone connection. Click the title above for more information.

SAME APC Committee Brief - November 21, 2013
SAME APC Newsletter - Vol 1, Issue 2


Mission Statement

The mission of the Architectural Practice Committee is to promote architectural practice within SAME, broaden the organization’s exposure in the architectural community, and recruit more architects, along with expanding networking and mentoring opportunities.

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Welcome Message from the Chairman

Welcome to the Architectural Practice Committee of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME).

The SAME Executive Committee approved the establishment of the new Architectural Practice Committee, effective Nov. 16, 2012. It is my honor and privilege to serve as your committee’s first chair. The committee is an outgrowth of an architectural group which was formed in October 2012 with prior recipients of the SAME national Urbahn Medal which is awarded annually to one SAME architect for his or her eminent and notable contribution in the field of architecture. The Urbahn Medal group will serve as the advisory board for the national Architectural Practice Committee.

Our intent is to promote architectural practice within SAME, broaden the organization’s exposure in the architectural community, and recruit more architects, along with expanding networking and mentoring opportunities.

The committee is organized into four focus areas:

  • Vice Chair for Collaboration with AIA
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, PMP, Sustainability Program Manager, USACE
    Goals: presence at AIA national convention, involving in AIA Federal Practice Committee
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  • Vice Chair for Professional Education Programs
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , AIA, FSAME, Philadelphia, Pa.
    Goals: Establishing architectural sessions at the SAME national conference and at other major regional conferences, supporting SAME continued education programs.
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  • Vice Chair for Communications
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , R.A., PMP, USACE, Omaha, NE.
    Goals: developing an architectural committee web page on the SAME website, and holding bi-monthly conference calls with guest speakers to reach out to SAME architects.
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  • Vice Chair for Coordination among SAME local posts
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , AIA, FSAME, J.W. Waller Assoc., San Antonio, Texas
    Goals: establishing architectural points of contact at SAME regional and local levels and implementing SAME programs certified by AIA.
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SAME Architecture Practice Committee leadership invite you to join us to build a successful committee in the coming years to best serve SAME architects. If you have any suggestions or input, or would like to be included on committee event notices, please do not hesitate to contact any of the committee officers.

Sincerely,
JJ Tang, AIA, LEED AP
Society of American Military Engineers
Chair, Architectural Practice Committee


Events and Announcements

QUARTERLY CONFERENCE CALL

The Architectural Practice Committee will host a quarterly conference call on Wednesday, April 23 2014 from 12:00 – 1:30 pm EST.  Video conference call-in number: For web connection, go to: https://www.spiderphone.com/05698937 (This link will help connect both your browser) and dial +1 212-812-2800 and enter 0569 8937 for phone connection.

Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm, Eastern Standard Time; 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, Central Standard Time; 10:00 am to 11:30 am Mountain Standard Time; 9:00 am to 10:30 am, Pacific Standard Time; 8:00 am to 9:30 am, Alaska Standard Time; 7:00 am to 8:30 am, Hawaii Standard Time.

The agenda includes a committee focus area initiatives update, 1 AIA LU/HSW/SD credited presentation, and open discussion.

The AIA credited presentation will be given by Professor Jim Pocock, from the US Air Force Academy, titled "Design and Construction of the United States Air Force Academy".

This session will highlight ten often made masonry construction and design mistakes.  These mistakes will tend to lead to on-going building performance issues throughout the course of the building’s life.  Topics include new material understanding, moisture and movement issues, field testing, supervisory methods, and constructability.  Cavity wall construction will be used as the wall system for all discussions.  Masonry materials will include brick, block, autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) masonry units, mortar, grout, and plaster coatings.  The presentation will use case studies and recommended design guidelines that reduce construction and design mistakes.


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Allied Organizations

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA) - The Public Architects Committee promotes excellence in public architecture and enhances the role of the public architect as an essential element in the planning, design, construction, and management of public facilities.
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