San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 29, 2011
aecKnowledge and the AIA California Council (AIACC) announce their partnership for the 2011 Monterey Design Conference (http://aiacc.org/monterey-design-conference/), October 7 – 9, 2011, in efforts to share the wealth of knowledge presented at the conference. aecKnowledge will be filming most of the conference, including the renowned main lectures in Merrill Hall, and creating online, video continuing education courses that will be available for AIA/CES learning units in November at http://www.aecKnowledge.com.
“This is a giant step forward for continuing education and the Monterey Design Conference.” stated Nicki Dennis Stephens, Hon. AIACC, LEED Green Assoc., Senior Director, AIACC. “The conference is known for spotlighting some of the foremost thinkers in architecture, and now this cutting edge knowledge will be available online to a national audience and throughout the broader AEC community.” The partnership in Monterey is an extension of a long-term partnership between aecKnowledge and AIACC, formed under their common missions of education, knowledge sharing and collaboration, and includes dozens of high-quality, online video continuing education courses taken by design professionals in 44 states, North and South America, Europe and Asia.
According to Michael Strogoff, FAIA, Founder + President, aecKnowledge, “This is a unique opportunity to repurpose and disseminate some of the most innovative knowledge and inspirational design explorations of our time.” Strogoff also stated, “We believe that design professionals sharing information is a key component of creating a more sustainable and thriving built environment; and AIACC has been an unwavering champion of this strategy.”
The one-hour continuing education courses allow those taking the course to earn 1.0 AIA/CES Learning Unit. Upon successful completion of an online quiz, viewers receive a Certificate of Completion and their learning units are directly reported to AIA. Additional materials, including written transcripts, course descriptions, learning objectives and presenter biographies, are also available.
aecKnowledge is an established web-based, peer-reviewed knowledge sharing platform for the AEC industries headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. aecKnowledge enables members of the architecture, engineering, construction and land use planning industries to instantly, simply and seamlessly share unbiased knowledge and to leverage their collective intellectual capital. With a mission to transform how design and construction professionals throughout the AEC industries collaborate with and learn from each other, aecKnowledge targets the over 6 million professionals and tradespersons throughout the highly-fragmented AEC industry, and allows allied professionals and other knowledge providers to create a strong presence throughout the AEC industry.
See http://www.aecknowledge.com/ for more information.
About The AIA California Council
The AIACC represents the interests of more than 11,000 architects and allied professionals in California. Founded in 1944, The AIACC's mission supports architects in their endeavors to improve the quality of life for all Californians by creating more livable communities, sustainable designs and quality work environments. Today, The AIACC is the largest component of the national AIA organization. For more information, visit http://www.aiacc.org.