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Safety-Assessment Program Training

REGISTRATION CLOSES NOV 23rd.

AIA Maryland is once again offering SAP training! Our next session is December 1st in Cambridge, MD. This full-day training offers 6.5 CEUs. Upon completion, licensed architects and certified engineers will be certified building evaluators able to perform rapid building assessments in post-disaster situations.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort & Spa for those wishing to head out Friday evening or to enjoy the weekend. This room block expires Nov 9th. 

Get more information on the training and register here.

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Invitation to Participate in A Better Maryland Strategies Survey

A Better Maryland is a dynamic, evolving plan that provides a framework to support a thriving economy and environmental stewardship. The plan supports collaboration among state and local governments and all other stakeholders, providing resources and tools for the long term economic success of Maryland.

Share your Priorities by Completing our Strategies Survey

The Maryland Department of Planning is conducting a second round of community outreach for the new state development plan, A Better Maryland. Planning developed topics and strategies using input provided by participants in the first round of outreach for A Better Maryland. Additional stakeholders, including the Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission, the Maryland Chapter of the American Planning Association, the Maryland Municipal League, the Maryland Association of Counties, and Maryland state agencies, assisted in this effort. You can view first round input on Planning’s website at the What We’ve Heard page.

Take the Online Strategies Survey

As part of the second round, Planning has posted a new online survey to gather additional input as we formulate A Better Maryland. The survey allows you to prioritize strategies, which are organized under the following 14 topics:

  • Sustaining the Environment into the Future
    Preserving Land
    Adapting and Becoming Resilient to Climate Change
  • Tackling the Economic Development Needs of the Next Century
    Improving Economic Growth and Development in Existing Communities
  • Meeting Renewable Energy Goals
  • Addressing Maryland’s Transportation, Infrastructure, and Technology Challenges and Opportunities
  • Creating Workforce/Affordable Housing
  • Building Capacity in Communities
  • Protecting Historic and Cultural Resources
  • Creating Quality Places
  • Coordinating State Agencies in Planning Processes
    Respecting Regional Distinctions
    Improving the Delivery of Programs and Services to Local Jurisdictions

Please consider attending one of our public meetings being held through the middle of November.  Please share this with your associates, friends, neighbors and co-workers. Post to your social media (e.g. Facebook, Next Door). Together we will develop the new state development plan, A Better Maryland.

Read the entire bulletin from Maryland Department of Planning HERE

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Safety-Assessment Program Training

AIA Maryland is once again offering SAP training! Our next session is December 1st in Cambridge, MD. This full-day training offers 6.5 CEUs. Upon completion, licensed architects and certified engineers will be certified building evaluators able to perform rapid building assessments in post-disaster situations.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort & Spa for those wishing to head out Friday evening or to enjoy the weekend. This room block expires Nov 9th. 

Get more information on the training and register here.

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Young Architects Forum Regional Director Needed

The Middle Atlantic Regional Council (MARC) sends one Regional Director (RD) to represent the region to the Young Architects Forum (YAF). The YARD shall have powers and duties as prescribed by the American Institute of Architects and the Young Architects Forum (YAF) Advisory Committee, and also shall serve as a representative to MARC. All travel and housing fees for the YAF/NAC Annual meeting is provided by AIA and a $1,500 stipend is provided to attend regional and national events such as A’19, Grassroots, etc., but YARDs are encouraged to identify volunteer opportunities to reduce costs.

Each Regional Director primary role is to be a communication link between the various Emerging Professional programs within the MARC and the YAF AdCom. Each YARD also serves on a Focus Group committee with others YARDs to help support the initiatives of the YAF. Information about each focus group will be provided at the annual meeting.

The deadline to apply is November 16th.  Full details and application instructions can be found here.

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2019 Maryland Preservation Awards Opens

The Maryland Historical Trust is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Maryland Preservation Awards! You may complete a nomination here using the 2019 guidelines. Nominations are due November 9, 2018.

The Maryland Preservation Awards, presented annually by the Board of Trustees of the Maryland Historical Trust, are the highest level of recognition for historic preservation, heritage education and community development projects in the state. Since 1975, the Maryland Historical Trust has honored the outstanding preservation efforts of more than 250 individuals and projects throughout the state. 

Awards are presented in four categories: Leadership and Service, Education and Community Engagement, Project Excellence and Stewardship. To learn more or submit a nomination, visit https://mht.maryland.gov/awards.shtml

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Hurricane Michael comes ashore today …

And AIA Maryland continues to train architects to assess buildings and homes in post-disaster situations. Registration is now open for our December 1st SAP training. Click HERE for information and registration.

Learn more about AIA’s Disaster Assistance Program.

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