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PRESIDENT'S message ALA One East Northwest Highway, Suite 200 Palatine, IL 60067 Phone: (847) 382-0630 Fax: (847) 382-8380 E-mail: Web Site: BOARD OF DIRECTORS Jeffrey N. Budgell, FALA - President James K. Zahn, Esq., FALA, Vice President Mark Van Spann, FALA - Secretary Patrick C. Harris, FALA - Treasurer Joanne Sullivan, Executive Director Steven H. Pate, FALA Past President DIRECTORS James J. Belli, FALA Michael Coan, ALA Robert Davidson, FALA Rick Gilmore, FALA Tom Harkins (Affiliate) Kurt Hezner, FALA David Koscielniak, ALA Pat Manley, ALA Russell Peterson, ALA Jeffery Stoner, ALA William Watkins, ALA Jeff Whyte, ALA EDITORIAL COMMITTEE Lisa Brooks Jeffrey N. Budgell, FALA Robert Davidson, FALA Patrick C. Harris, FALA Steven H. Pate, FALA Published in the U.S.A © 2015 by 5950 NW 1st Place, Gainesville, FL 32607 (800) 369-6220 Publisher Tom Schell Group Publisher Jack Eller Sales and Project Manager David Freeman Editor Ann Arnold, Marketing Nancy Taylor Book Leader Anook Commandeur Designer Gordon Klassen | GKDS All rights reserved. ALA, Inc. serves the architectural profession. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form without the express written consent of the publisher. Opinions expressed in articles are not necessarily those of ALA, Inc. Any reference to a product or service is not to be construed as an endorsement of same. Advertising published in Licensed Architect does not constitute nor imply an endorsement or recommendation of the advertiser's products by ALA, Inc., or any of its members. elcome to the first issue of our newly designed "Licensed Architect" magazine. "Licensed Architect" is the flagship publication of the Association of Licensed Architects. We hope that you find the new look and format to be more exciting, refreshing and easier to read. While they may look a little different, all the interesting and informative regular articles on Legal, ADA, Insurance, etc. are still included. A lot of hard work went into the re-launch and we very much look forward to your feedback. Please let us know what you think. The ALA 2015 Midwest Conference and Product Show was a wonderful success! Once again we sold out on exhibitor space and had a record high number of attendees. On behalf of the entire organization I would like to thank all of the exhibitors, presenters and especially our sponsors for their dedication to our organization. And a big shout out to our Annual Sponsors...Water Furnace, Icynene and Graphisoft for their continued support. Over 8 hours of continuing education were available throughout the day in the form of many seminars on a wide range of topics. And, a special thank you to our Keynote Speaker, Jimenez Lai of Bureau Spectacular. Mr. Lai is a designer, educator and author who is currently a professor at UCLA and delivered a fantastic Keynote titled "Narratives in Architecture". Additionally, this issue features 30 Design Award winning projects that were presented at this year's Design Awards Banquet on November 6th at Medinah Country Club. There are some fantastic projects included here and we hope you enjoy reviewing them. Don't forget to renew your membership for 2016. Letters were mailed in early December. Thank you and we wish you a happy and prosperous new year! Jeffrey N. Budgell, FALA, LEED AP President Published December 2015/ALATQ0415/2688 Winter 2015 | Licensed Architect | 7

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Licensed Architect - Winter 2015

President’s Letter
Legal Issues The New Construction Industry Arbitration Rules
ADA Advice Accessible Showers: The Devil is in the Details
Conference Recap
ALA New Members
Continuing Education Architectural Coatings: Field Performance and the Application Process
Chapter News
Second Chances: Evaluating Repair Approaches for Historic and Contemporary Window Systems
Insurance Information “Go” “No-Go” Project Evaluation
Firm Management Want To Be More Profitable? Here’s How
Index to Advertisers

Licensed Architect - Winter 2015