Amendment of the California Existing Building Code

Advocacy, Codes|

To incorporate all three compliance paths that exist in the International Existing Building Code

BY: Michael Malinowski, FAIA

AIA California mirrors the architectural profession in making environmental stewardship and climate action central to its strategy and actions.  We believe that …

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Finger Printing Required of All Candidates Seeking an Architectural License

Advocacy, Relevance|

If you are a candidate for an architects license you probably received an email from the California Architects Board (CAB) notifying you that beginning January 1, 2021, you must submit a full set of fingerprints in order to receive your …

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AIA CA Holds an Advocacy Townhall

Advocacy, Advocacy Updates, AIACA|

AIA CA held an Advocacy Townhall for our Members on Thursday, September 17.  During this townhall VP of Government Relations Rona Rothenberg, FAIA, Director of Government Relations Mark Christian, Hon. AIA CA, and AIA CA Contract Lobbyist Mike Belote talked …

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2021 Advocacy Survey

Advocacy, Relevance|

One of the primary functions of AIA California is to represent AIA Members before the California State Legislature, which writes and votes on laws that impact the architectural profession, firms, employees, our communities, and the built and natural environments in …

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New Law Makes it Easier to Enter into Independent Contractor Relationships

Advocacy, Advocacy Issues, Advocacy Updates, Relevance|

Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 2257 into law on September 4, 2020, which immediately changed the law governing whether a business can form an independent contractor relationship with another business. The new language was added into AB 2257 in late …

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What is Happening in Sacramento? Join the AIA California Advocacy Townhall to Find Out.

Advocacy, Advocacy Issues, Advocacy Updates|

Advocacy TownhallAIA California is holding an Advocacy Townhall on September 17, from 12:00pm to 1:30pm to help Members understand the importance of advocacy, issues we are facing in Sacramento, and how the political climate may impact 2021.   AIA CA Vice President …

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Get Involved! Become a Citizen Architect

Advocacy, AIACA, Relevance|

Architect and Vice Mayor for the City of Campbell, Liz Gibbons, AIA, has offered some suggestions, and calls to action for all AIA California Members. We encourage you to take her up on these challenges, and let us know the

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Governor’s Stay Home Executive Order – What does it mean for construction?

Advocacy, Advocacy Issues, COVID-19, Relevance|

Covid19-Governor’s Stay Home Executive Order – What does it mean for constructionGovernor Gavin Newsom issued an Executive Order on Thursday, March 19, ordering Californians to stay home with a few exceptions, such as leaving home for food, medicine or groceries, or to exercise.

Several types of business are exempt from this …

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