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Emerging Professionals

The Triangle Young Architects Forum | Emerging Professionals is a subcommittee of the American Institute of Architects Triangle Chapter. The organization focuses on the professional and personal development of interns and young architects in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill region of North Carolina. We strive to aid young architects in the transition from graduation to licensure and beyond. 

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Michael Ermann - Environmental Systems Seminar


  • NC AIA Center for Architecture and Design 14 E Peace St Raleigh, NC, 27604 United States (map)

This is a two and a half day course to prepare for those intending to take the ARE Building Systems section. The seminar is comprehensive and meant to replace study for the exam.  It is expected that with some review, most participants will be ready to take the exam within two weeks of the course. In addition to base content, the program includes a session dedicated to practicing the vignette. 

Michael Ermann is an engaging speaker and a skilled teacher.  He makes the material interesting using photos, stories, videos, and even physical demonstrations of building components.  He is extremely knowledgeable about the material and is the author of one of the leading study BDCS resources, the Amber Book.

Rather than initiating studying, this class REPLACES studying for most people.

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Day 1: Thermal comfort, pyschrometrics, heat transfer, thermal resistance*, infiltration and ventilation, climate, solar geometry, passive heating, active heating, passive cooling, air conditioning*, air distribution*, HVAC concepts*, overall strategies for studying, practice exam.

Day 2: Plumbing*, power*, electric lighting*, air quality, daylighting, room acoustics, noise control, practice exam.

Day 3: Vignette group practice*, content wrap-up.

June 19th - 21st    |   8am-5pm   |   Cost: $295 ($360 non-AIA members)

register at aiatriangle.org

Earlier Event: April 11
AIA Documents / Contracts Review