Architectural Resources

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ARCHITECT RESOURCES

AIA Online – The Official website of The American Institute of Architects.www.aia.org
NCARB - The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)is a non-profit federation of 55 state and territory architectural registration boards in the United States. http://www.ncarb.org/
AIACC – The American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC) is the nation’s largest state architectural organization, representing more than 9,000 architects on issues of statewide importance to the public and profession.http://www.aiacc.org/
U.S. Access Board – Created in 1973, the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board has served the nation as the only independent federal agency whose primary mission is accessibility for people with disabilities.http://www.access-board.gov/
ADA – The U.S. Department of Justice home page for the Americans with Disabilities Act.http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm
BECP – United States Department of Energy Building Standards & Guidelines Program (BSGP) is a resource on national energy codes and standards.http://www.energycodes.gov/about/
BTP – The Office of Building Technology, State and Community Programs (BTS) is part of the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/
CEC – California Energy Commission Title 24 Energy Efficiency Standards For Residential and Nonresidential Buildings.http://www.energy.ca.gov/title24/
DOE/EREN – Official site for the U.S. Department of Energy/Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network.http://www.eere.energy.gov/
EPA – Official site for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.http://www.epa.gov/
FEMA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency works to reduce risks, strengthen support systems and help people and their communities prepare for and cope with disasters regardless of the cause. http://www.fema.gov/
HUD – Official site for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD
NARRP – Prepared for HUD by the NAHB Research Center, the Nationally Applicable Recommended Rehabilitation Provisions (NARRP) provides building officials, property owners, architects, and rehab professionals with the elements of a model code that can be used to address the entire spectrum of potential rehab work, from repair to reconstruction, in every type of building. http://www.huduser.org/portal/publications/destech/narrp.html
OCS – Official site for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Codes and Standards. http://www.energycodes.gov/
CEDIA – CEDIA Certification – Only certification from the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association establishes clear, objective standards for the electronic systems professionals working on your home’s electronic systems. http://www.cedia.net/

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ALLIED RESOURCES

AGC - the Associated General Contractors of America Construction trade association.http://www.agc.org/index.ww
ASHRAE – American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
ASHRAE Region X covers California, Hawaii, Arizona, Baja Mexico and parts of Nevada.http://region10.ashraeregions.org/
BICSI – Building Industry Consulting Service International
The online resource for the information transport systems (ITS) industry-telecommunications, audio/video, life safety and automation systems.http://www.bicsi.org/
ACEC – American Council of Engineering Companies http://www.acec-ca.org/
Cal-Geo – The California Geotechnical Engineer’s Association. http://www.calgeo.org/
IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Technical and professional informationhttp://www.ieee.org/index.html
SEAOSC – Structural Engineers Association of Southern California http://www.seaosc.org/

ASSOCIATE RESOURCES

AIA SAN FERNANDO VALLEY MENTORSHIP
For more information email edirector@aiasfv.org
CALIFORNIA ARCHITECTS BOARD (CAB)
For questions about licensure in California.www.cab.ca.govTel: 916.574.7220
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF ARCHITECTURAL REGISTRATION BOARDS (NCARB)
For questions about licensure in other states.www.ncarb.orgTel: 202.783.6500
ASPIRINGARCHITECTS.COM
Tutoring and supplemental education services for ARE candidates.www.aspiringarchitects.com
ARE FORUM
Discuss topics related to the architectural examination.www.areforum.org
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS ONLINE RESOURCE LIBRARY
This library offers an in-depth information relevant to associates.http://www.library.unlv.edu/arch/rsrce/webresources/
ARCHVOICES
This nonprofit, think tank offers insight on architectural education, internship, and licensure.www.archvoices.org

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