Updates to Pennsylvania’s Uniform Construction Code Will Take Effect October 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2018 Most comprehensive building code updates for commercial and residential construction since 2009 Harrisburg, PA – The Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) announced today that the Pennsylvania Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) recently approved the adoption of updated regulations for the Uniform Construction Code (UCC), marking the first time…

AIA PA Partners with Associated Builders and Contractors to Host Codes Seminar

This August, AIA Pennsylvania partnered with ABC Keystone to host a two-day seminar breaking down the newly adopted commercial, MEP, and residential code provisions that will take effect on October 1, 2018.  An overview of Philadelphia’s 2018 IBC (International Building Code) changes were also covered during the first day of training. Members of the AIA Pennsylvania…

Unraveling Six Myths of Cybersecurity

by Phil Keeney – Director of Technology Solutions, Stambaugh Ness When it comes to cybersecurity, we are all at risk. However, understanding cybercrime and taking a proactive approach to data security can significantly decrease the chances of a breach. Let’s look at some of the most common myths associated with cybersecurity. Basic Anti-Virus Protection is…

New Member Welcome // June 2018

Join us in welcoming the newest members of AIA Pennsylvania! Alina M. Ahmad, Assoc. AIA Cynthia Anastasiou, Assoc. AIA Angela Baehr, AIA Ramune Bartuskaite, Assoc. AIA Jeremy D. Beatty, AIA Brian J. Bollens Jr., Assoc. AIA Sarah Davis, Assoc. AIA Stephen Foss, Assoc. AIA Alexander M. Good, Assoc. AIA Carol Hickey, Assoc. AIA Samantha A….

New Member Welcome // May 2018

Join us in welcoming the newest members of AIA Pennsylvania! Julia Cauller, Assoc. AIA Jeffrey Foreman, AIA Darius Hopkins, Assoc. AIA Smita Jantre, Assoc. AIA Lauren Jester, Assoc. AIA Marat Kanafin, Assoc. AIA Eric Linn, Assoc. AIA Chao Liu, Assoc. AIA Vera Neumann-Sachs , AIA Diana Nguyen, Assoc. AIA Michael Penzel, Assoc. AIA Nicholas Rebeck,…

Architects’ License Application Update Effective June 15, 2018

Effective June 15, 2018, the Professional and Occupational Affairs Bureau at the Pennsylvania Department of State will no longer be accepting paper initial applications for an architects’ license. Additionally, they have removed questions related to criminal history and will instead be using the Pennsylvania State Police’s Access to Criminal History (PATCH) system.  However, there is a…

AIA Pennsylvania Introduces the Girl Scouts to Architecture at STEM Expo

AIA Pennsylvania members Elysia Mikkelsen, Assoc. AIA, Kelsey Leed, AIA, and Stephanie Dando, Assoc. AIA all of Crabtree Rohrbaugh & Associates Architects represented AIA Pennsylvania at the Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania STEM Expo at Millersville University last past Saturday, May 19th. Equipped with the guidance of the Justine Tarrant, Assoc. AIA, co-founder of AIS: Architecture…

Moving PA’s Infrastructure Foward

On Friday April 27, the Construction Legislative Council of Western Pennsylvania had the opportunity to host State legislators on a bus tour of the Pittsburgh region.  The Moving PA Forward Infrastructure Bus Tour was a full-day bus tour created to highlight current prominent projects in Southwestern Pennsylvania and to show the need for robust public-private…