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California Architects: Avoiding CCDA Violations

CA Commission on Disability Access

The California Commission on Disability Access (CCDA) just released their annual report to the California State Legislature. The report is filled with great information to help Architects and Construction Supervisors in California avoid costly CCDA violations. No one wants to take time and focus away from their business to deal with court proceedings and state…

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Common Problems Architects Face

Architect License Renewal in Seven States

Everyone faces problems at work. Each profession has its own unique challenges. Architects are no different. While reading the Architecture Plus Business blog, I found a few common themes prevalent in most of their articles: time management, professional development and education, and staying current with new technology and methods. These topics are common challenges for…

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California Architects Required Continuing Education Simplified

Architects in California are required to complete five hours of coursework on disability access requirements every two years by their license renewal date in order to renew their Architects License.  The disability access requirements must include information and practical guidance concerning the requirements set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Public Law…

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Successful Renovations and Additions

Two Architects Making Sure the Blueprints are according to plan

Requests for remodeling homes and buildings are popular now as the rebounding housing market continues. These requests can however present unique challenges as homeowner expectations are not always realistic, design and physical limitations need to be addressed, structurally and financially, as well as any code issues. However, these projects can be very rewarding if managed…

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Be Productive During Holiday Down Time

For many states the architect license renewal deadline is December 31st, and if you’re anything like me, you procrastinated on completing your continued education. Make sure your license is going to stay valid as we count down 2016. If you live in Alabama, Alaska, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, and Wyoming you may be risking your…

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Wayde Hoppe: Successful Building Design Part 1

Developers of commercial, industrial and institutional buildings are driven by return on investment.  Today’s building owners are savvy and they seek to balance the initial cost with the payback.  Functionality, aesthetics and methods of code compliance are each guided by financial investment and return.  In this course you will learn, from the foundation to the…

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Architects 60 Day Renewal Notice for These 9 States!

Close-up of Team architects working on construction project in the office

The Alabama Board of Architects requires all architects to complete 12 continuing education hours each year. CEU credits must be specifically related to Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW). Architects must verify that they have completed the required continuing education credits upon renewing their license. In addition, all CEU credits must be earned in a structured…

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