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Meeting Minutes: Aug 2013

19 Aug

EPC Meeting August 13, 2013 @ AIA Space

In attendance:

  • Jarrod Saravia
  • Matthew Clemence
  • Sara Kudra

1. CANstruction:  JMS getting a committee together. Who is interested? Would we like to make an EPC team? Typically +/- 10 people on a team 5 max build at once for final installation. Fundraising for cans… Pair with structures firm? JMS has one structural engineer on board. Contractors good to have on team to cut the 1/4″ ply or plexi (max) Print donation for sponsors board


  • Planning fall 2013
  • Ordering Mid-winter January 2014 (earlier if through food bank – wholesale cost they bring it to the mall – site – labeled. Otherwise you have to bring them in yourself)
  • Pre-build based on when you get the cans/ have a space to build it all
  • Build out April 2014
  • SAK to put together email with images to send out to EPC mailing list to solicit participants

2. Construction Tours:

  • AUGUST: Providence G – Eric Army Thursday 22 or 29. If not available then, do weekdays Tues-Thurs.
  • SEPTEMBER: Pitman Street Condos – SAK to get in touch
  • OCTOBER: RISD ISB –  tour date. Ask EWA what date would work

3. Emerging Architects Forum:

  • COME up with NAME! Young Architects Party?
  • Target October 24th// November 7th// 14th
  • SAK contact Waterman grill with these dates, Local 121, something with a center/ stage to do the informal announcements
  • Any kind of content? Have newly licensed architects speak about their experiences? 5 min per person? How many will there be? Do we want an hour of programming, or two half hour slots, sit down pannel … SAK thought: pecha kucha style presentations by newly licensed

4. Other business:

  • Parking Day update? September 20th – Spaces outside AIA available  – is this going on, is there an AIA Board space? Where are the spots, map, should we help, should we solicit help from email list? Ask VS
  • Book keeping. How much spent from grant, sessions, versus registration fees. Cost of books, what is left? How much from lending library. SAK and JMS to look into
    • 4 seminars @ $200/ ea.
    • Kaplan fill in guides
    • Regonline

Next Meeting Tuesday September 10, 2013 at AIA Space


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Sara, 2013 Committee Chair