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August 2017

AIA San Diego Mission Beach Boardwalk Tour

August 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Coaster Terrace in Mission Bay Park, 3146 Mission Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92109 United States
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Join the AIASD Preservation Committee for this unique historical perspective of the Mission Beach Boardwalk! Please meet at the Coaster Terrace of Belmont Park, located at 146 Mission Boulevard. Tour highlights include: History of Mission Beach Amusement Center and Boardwalk Reconstruction with today’s needs in mind – to provide a safe environment for all users Construction Techniques Lampposts – Historic Research and Reconstruction Implementing ADA and Universal Design into a Historic Reconstruction 2.0 HSW Learning Units for AIA Members. Cost:…

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January 2018

Employment Law Update for 2018

January 18 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP, 550 W C Street
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Don’t miss this opportunity to be informed on the latest Employment Law legislation that will impact your firm’s compliance!   Join the employment law specialists Daniel Gunning and Emily Fox from Wilson Turner Kosmo as they educate us on the newly enacted employment legislation.  They will discuss how to navigate the often confusing San Diego city wage and scheduling ordinances as well as several more hot topics! This will be an interactive discussion that will provide practical advice on how to…

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February 2018

Onboarding Harmony–Starting on the Right Note!

February 15 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Cavignac & Associates, 450 B Street #1800
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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First days can be tough. You’re meeting all new people, settling into a new environment, and attempting to make great first impressions with your new coworkers and supervisors. How can we, as the administrative leaders for our firms, ensure a new employee starts off on the right foot and has the tools he/she needs to succeed in their job? The more we encourage, support, and nurture our people, the stronger our whole team will be. Onboarding is not a one-day,…

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March 2018

Managing the AIA Contract Documents Risks

March 29 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Cavignac & Associates, 450 B Street #1800
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Every 10 years the AIA updates several of their contracts. Many of the changes can be confusing including the BIM requirements for your project. Attorney Kevin Healy of Collins Collins Muir + Stewart will take us through some of the changes in the AIA 2017 documents that can impact your architectural or engineering firm. He will share examples on the implications of using your drawings to identify construction conflicts when the design professional is not involved in the final BIM…

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April 2018

Excel Tips and Tricks for Managers

April 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Cavignac & Associates, 450 B Street #1800
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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This is an excel class that will refresh, renew and, hopefully, give you few tips to better use Microsoft Excel for your daily operations. Todd Lindbergh is a business manager and advanced Excel user for actual daily business applications. He will review helpful tricks such as VLookUps, Pivot Tables, SubTotals and other fun and easy skills to help make your job easier. This will be a great opportunity to learn and explore some Excel features we may not be familiar with.…

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May 2018

Edsymposium 2018

May 17 - May 19
Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown, 215 W South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101 United States
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Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown SDA will be hosting EDSymposium18 in beautiful Salt Lake City. It's a hidden gem with plenty to do! Salt Lake is known for many things, but what you might not know is that this beautiful corner of the West is a burgeoning urban city with unparalleled beauty, gastronomy, and culture. Salt Lake will surprise you. The streets are buzzing with a new, vibrant energy, and there’s no better time to visit Salt Lake. From…

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June 2018

Ocean Discovery Institute Project Tour

June 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Ocean Discovery Institute, 4255 Thorn Street
San Diego, CA 92105 United States
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$30.00

Join Us for the Ocean Discovery Institute Project Tour! Thursday, June 21, 2018 4:00 – 5:30 PM – Light refreshments will be provided Location: Ocean Discovery Institute 4255 Thorn Street San Diego, CA 92105 What you will learn: Please join us for this special tour of the newly-constructed Ocean Discovery Institute's Living Lab. On this tour you will have the combined perspectives from the architect, energy consultant, landscape architect, and owner. Come find out how one client used innovative design…

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July 2018

Speed Kills! Moving too fast can cost you big $$$

July 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Cavignac & Associates, 450 B Street #1800
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Are deadlines getting tougher to meet?  Customer needed those documents…yesterday?  Current project already weeks behind?  Meetings on the calendar, but you have 100+ emails to get to?   These challenges haven’t changed over time.  100 years ago, businesses suffered from the same stresses and strains.  The difference in 2018, is that the dependence on technology to power your success has never been greater.  With that dependence comes an increased risk to keep critical customer and company data secure, yet accessible when…

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August 2018

Outlook Tips and Tricks

August 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
RJC | Steinberg Hart, 320 Laurel Street
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Want to find some ways to manage all those emails? Join us for this informative webinar! One of Seattle SDA's own chapter members, Carrie Thompson, CDFA, is going to present a webinar on behalf of National SDA. Carrie has a number of tips for managing your many Outlook emails, and your calendar and contacts as well.   Lunch will be provided. Please note the date and time (as well as the reduced cost!), as they differ from our usual monthly meeting schedule…

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