2013 Building Communities Conference at South Padre Island

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Tour and Program Descriptions - Coming Soon

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Booth and Sponsor Reservations

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When: September 27-28, 2013

          Tour - 9/26

          Conference - 9/27 & 28/2013

Where
: South Padre Island Convention Centre

            7355 Padre Boulevard
            South Padre Island, Texas  78597

              (956) 761-4412

What: Start out Thursday with a tour that will examine an array of sites embodying the rich architectural heritage of the lower Río Grande border.

On Friday and Saturday, the Building Communities Conference and Expo attracts architects, contractors, engineers, interior designers, planners, and landscape architects from throughout the state of Texas and beyond.  Come to learn about new trends, to network, and to spend a relaxing time at the most fun conference anywhere.

Pack your shorts and flip flops, bring your family and business associates with you, and enjoy a fun filled beach weekend while you fulfill your continuing education requirements at the most enjoyable conference and trade show in a relaxed South Texas Coast atmosphere. Attending both the tour and the two day conference insures that you will meet all of your AIA continuing education requirements!

We look forward to seeing you on the Island.

Seminar Schedule - Descriptions Coming Soon

Thursday Schedule

8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Tour of Weslaco, a “typical” Lower Río Grande Valley Town - 9 HSW / PDH
 

Friday Schedule

8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Accessibility Requirements for Housing - 1.5 HSW / PDH - Repeated Saturday at 8:00 a.m.
Barcelona – The Architecture and Urban Design of the City - 1.5 HSW / PDH
Roller Compacted Concrete Pavements and other value-added base solutions - 1.5 HSW / PDH

 

9:30 - 9:45 a.m. Break

 

9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Fun with TxA - 1.5 LUH / PDH
Sustainable Geotechnical Practices - 1.5 HSW / PDH
Better Energy Modeling for Buildings - 1.5 HSW / PDH

 

11:30 - 12:30 Lunch / Announcements

 

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. - Discussion - Writing About Architecture - 1 LUH / PDH

 

1:45 - 2:45 p.m.
Creating a Sustainable Workforce for the Construction Industry - 1 LUH / PDH
Border Wall Aesthetics / Border Security - 1.5 HSW / PDH
Surviving the Recession - 1 LUH / PDH
 

2:45 - 3 p.m. - Break

 

3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

Building Modern Houston - 1 LUH - PDH
LEDs, Getting Beyond the Hype to What Works - 1.5 HSW / PDH

 

Saturday Schedule

8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Accessibility Requirements for Housing - 1.5 HSW / PDH - Also Friday at 8:00 a.m.
Engineering Ethics - 1 LUH / PDH
Border Modern: Modern Architecture of the Texas-Tamaulipas Border - 1.5 HSW / PDH
 

9:45 - 11:15 a.m.
 

TBAE update and sealing rule review - 1 LUH / PDH

Re-Considering Architectural Education - 1 LUH / PDH
3D Scanning for Preservation and Renovations  - 1.5 HSW / PDH
 

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch with Exhibitors

 

1:45 - 2:45 p.m.

Evidence-Based Lighting for Long-Term Care - 1.5 HSW / PDH
Community Building" in Small Towns, Part 2 - 1.5 HSW / PDH
Electric Tankless Hot Water Heaters - 1.5 HSW / PDH

 

3:00 - 4:15 p.m. - Break

 

3:20 - 4:20 p.m.
Methodologies for Sustainable Pavements - 1.5 HSW / PDH
Trailing a Wild Herd of Texas Buildings to Market - 1 LUH / PDH
Insulated Metal Wall & Roof Panels / Energy Performance Starts at the Building Envelope - 1.5 HSW / PDH
 

4:25 - 5:25 p.m.

The Roadside Motels of Highway 77: How Changing a Roadway can Change a Place - 1 LUH / PDH
Diversity ROI Business Planning Studio - 1 LUH / PDH
179D: Energy Efficiency Commercial Building Deduction - 1 LUH / PDH

Accommodations - Room Blocks will be released August 26; Normal rates apply after the 27th.

 

Hotel

Group Code

Rate

Phone

 

Holiday Inn Express

AIA

$79.00

956-761-8844

 

Travelodge

LRGV

$40.00

956-761-4744

 

Isla Grand

1309RGVAIA

$119.00

956-761-6511

 

*Schlitterbahn

LRGV AIA 

$79.00

956-772-7873

*Additional $15.00/person for Friday and Saturday evening use of indoor Schlitterbahn park

         

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