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Here you will find resources and information regarding getting in touch with the BSA Committees staff, submitting news for your events, and other updates.

Please direct your committee related updates and questions to committees@architects.org

 

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Continuing education guidelines and tips

  • General course LU’s are for courses on a wide range of topics related to the A/E/C profession.
  • Course must be at least one (1) hour in length, consisting of direct learning activity (minimum of 60 minutes).
  • Course content must be unbiased, not promoting or marketing a presenter's products or services. A presenter’s products or services can only be discussed once the credit portion of the Course is completed.
  • Course materials (such as Power Points, handouts, slides, and samples) used during the credit portion of the Course may not include any proprietary information, must be educational, and must serve to reinforce the learning objectives. Only the first and last slide of a Presentation may include a company’s product or service information.
  • Course must have a clear purpose with a minimum of four (4) stated learning objectives.

Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW):

  • Courses identified as Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) Courses must contain at least 75% HSW content.
  • Course Content must directly support the HSW definition:
    Health, Safety, Welfare (HSW) in architecture is anything that relates to the structural integrity or soundness and health impacts of a building or building site. Courses must intend to protect the general public.

  • Health: Aspects of architecture that promote physical, mental, and social wellbeing among users of buildings or sites and address related environmental concerns.
    Examples of Health: Accessibility; acoustical, energy efficiency, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems; and materials

  • Safety: Aspects of architecture intended to limit or prevent accidental injury or death among users of the buildings or sites.
    Examples of Saftey: Codes, regulations, natural hazards, life safety system— suppression, detection, –alarm standards, provisions of fire-rated egress enclosures, automatic sprinkler systems, and stairs with correct rise-to-run proportions

  • Welfare: Aspects of architecture that engender demonstrable positive emotional and physical responses among, or enable equal access by, users of buildings or sites.
    Examples of Welfare: Building design and materials, methods and systems, construction contracting, ethics and regulations governing the practice of architecture, preservation, adaptive reuse, and the study of environmental and wellbeing issues

If you have any questions regarding continuing education credits, please contact ce@architects.org

 

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Other resources

AIA Knowlege Communities offer a national outlet for your news and events, and are a source of future meeting topics.

LinkedIn and Facebook provide interactive and promotional opportunities for your committees. Each has its own strengths; if you are interested in starting a group for your committee, BSA staff can help with that.
 

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