DesignVote10 - The AIA Online Voter Guide
October 7, 2010
For the first time, in an effort to inform members on the results of the Rebuild & Renew legislative campaign launched in 2008, the AIA has developed an online voter guide. It is our hope that this guide will provide pertinent information to voters both within and outside of the Institute on legislation that impacts architects and the built environment. | More...
Pertinent Bills Introduced
February 5, 2010
One of AIA Tennessee's major focus points is on managing and encouraging legislation that benefits our architect members and the constuction community. Read on for information on bills currently introduced that pertain to you. | More...
Lt. Gov. Ramsey's Weekly Update
January 28, 2010
The Tennessee General Assembly returned to Capitol Hill this week to close out the Special Session on Education and begin the work of the 2010 legislative session. Although the budget deficit will be the predominant driver for legislative action this year, among many issues that will headline the legislature’s agenda are unemployment, job creation, and preparing for Congressional action on health care that could have a huge negative impact on the state’s finances in the future. | More...
Dec 1, 2009
50% of the 106th General Assembly is in the books. More than 3,000 bills were introduced; and we are tracking 50+. Among our victories in 2009:
- No movement on Interior Designer Licensure
- Successful amendment of local prisons bill that states that architects and engineers will provide all contract and construction related services they are trained to provide; and general contractors will provide all contract and construction related services they are trained to provide. This solution was AIA response to a bill that would have eliminated architects as providers of certain CA and CM services.
State Building Commission
Dec 1, 2009
The constitutional officers are currently revising the architect/engineer selection process. AIA Tennessee is assisting in this effort. Six architects are working with the Treasurer's office to craft the document. Warren Goodwin, FAIA; chairs the architect participation; and he is assisted by Bill Beaty, FAIA; Bill Blankenship, AIA; Kelly Headden, AIA; Peter Heimbach, AIA; and Al Thomas, AIA.
State Fire Marshal's Office (SFMO)
Dec 1, 2009
We are so proud of our collaborative relationship and the modernization being completed at the SFMO. In addition to adoption of the International family of codes, the Department passed a comprehensive Dispute Resolution Process and is currently testing its electronic plans review system. The SFMO will travel the state later this fall to provide training in electronic plans submissions.