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October 23, 2019


Please Join AIA Detroit for our Annual Meeting on Tuesday, November 12th, at 6:00pm. The meeting will be held at the Detroit Mercy School of Architecture, in the Exhibition Space. This meeting will include the annual report to the membership on significant accomplishments, events, and programming throughout the past year, as well as Chapter Volunteer Awards and the election of the 2019 AIA Detroit Board of Directors.

We hope you will attend! The Annual Meeting is one of the few times throughout the year that we, as an organization, can reflect on our progress and discuss the future of AIA Detroit with our members. It is an opportunity to see everything that our staff and volunteers have worked so hard on, as well as a chance be face-to-face with AIA Detroit leadership in an intimate setting where questions and feedback can be discussed. We encourage you to RSVP for this free event as we wrap up another successful year at AIA Detroit!

If you cannot make the meeting in person and wish to participate in the election, you must request an absentee ballot by sending your name and AIA Number to by 6pm on November 11th, 2019. Absentee ballots must be completed by 12pm on November 12th, 2019.

RSVP Here for the 2019 Annual Meeting


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October 18, 2019

Updates from Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs – Bureau of Construction Codes

Updates from Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) – Bureau of Construction Codes (BCC) are:

  1. 2018 IBC adoption is currently in progress targeting for approval by legislature by the end of this year to make it effective early 2020.  Note Michigan Residential Code will not be adopted at the same time. LARA code update status can be viewed:,4601,7-154-89334_10575_17550_17583_85703—,00.html
  2. Code input process has changed from a committee process to a form submission process to encourage participation.  Use newly revised Proposed Rule/Code Change Request form to submit proposals to modify current codes and rules when applicable rulesets are opened up for review and modification via email to:
  3. LARA stakeholder list for signing up for announcement:
  4. School project review process change: BCC has a new process to check Architect’s license automatically when plans are submitted for review.  BCC works with BPL (Bureau of Professional Licensing) to ensure compliance.
  5. Code development tracking system: LARA BCC has launched new system that allows us to see rules changes and their effective date. Administrative Rulemaking System can be viewed:  Searches can be filtered by department (e.g. LARA) and bureau (e.g. Bureau of Construction Codes).
  6. Health Facilities Engineering Section is now separated from BCC as a result of restructuring.
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