To AIA Miami Members and Friends:
This week’s Resource Newsletter deals with Volunteering during a time of disaster, and how to protect yourself and your firm when you do.
AIA task force launches tool for assessing COVID-19 alternate care sites. This tool is intended to assist non-healthcare design professionals with identifying alternate sites suitable for patient care. As communities across the country race to expand available hospital bed space in response to COVID-19, an American Institute of Architects (AIA) task force is providing a new tool for public officials to quickly identify buildings suitable to be adapted for patient care. CLICK HERE FOR THE ASSESSMENT TOOL.
A Guide to Managing Your (Newly) Remote Workers
Harvard Business Review provides detailed examples of how to overcome the challenges of working remotely and how managers can help support remote employees. CLICK HERE FOR THE ARTICLE.
NCARB: Coronavirus Update
If you’re on the path to licensure, visit NCARB’s “Coronavirus Update” page for changes to ARE 5.0 testing, including test center closures, rescheduling and rolling clock information, new testing policies, and FAQs. HERE IS THE LINK TO THE NCARB CORONAVIRUS UPDATE.
COVID-19 Business Damage Assessment Survey: The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has also released a survey for business damage assessment related to COVID-19. The survey will evaluate businesses affected and the impacts the virus has had on the local economy to begin action to implement appropriate relief programs. The survey is NOT an application for resources; however, answering the questions can aid in applying for the Emergency Bridge Loan, as well as to access the federal Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan, made available for COVID-19 through the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act. The survey can be taken online here.
ARCHITECT ACTION CENTER
Before and after disaster strikes, architects are there for cities and towns across America—helping communities enhance their resilience and adaptability to survive and recover. Congress needs to know that—and you can help right away! Send a tweet or email to your U.S. Senators and Congressman/woman on this page. Your message will jumpstart a new AIA effort to pass federal public policies that enhance and expand the ability of architects to help their communities pre- and post-disaster. CLICK HERE TO TAKE ACTION
REVISITING FILMS THAT SHOWCASE MIAMI ARCHITECTURE:
HEALTH & SANITY
MISSING YOUR WORKOUT? Try this: AIA Miami Board
Member, Karla Valdivia, AIA is providing free virtual workouts
Stay safe and let us know what AIA Miami can do to help.