20 November 2012
Boston, MA— On November 4, NCARB President Ron Blitch, FAIA, NCARB, FACHA, led the Board of Directors through a one-day meeting following the 2012 Member Board Chairs/Member Board Executives Conference. The Board discussed feedback from the conference and received updates on other Board business.
Member Board Chairs/Member Executive Conference Highlights
The Council held three days of meetings in Boston for Member Board Chairs (MBC) and Executives (MBE) as part of the 2012 MBC/MBE Conference.
- On November 1, 29 Member Board Executives attended the MBE Workshop in Boston and were joined by an additional four executives via web conference for a total of 33 participants. [Workshop Recap]
- The MBC/MBE Conference, November 2-3, generated a lot of positive feedback from the 39 chairs and 30 executives representing 44 jurisdictions. [Conference Recap]
BOD General Business
- Treasurer Dennis Ward reported that the Council received a clean audit in October from its auditor.
- Ward also reported that at the end of the first quarter of FY13, the Council brought in an income above the projected budget and expenses were currently under budget.
- First Vice President Blake Dunn and Second Vice President Dale McKinney discussed recent Governance Task Force and Regional Leadership Committee meetings.
- NCARB announced three 2012 NCARB Award recipients at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Administrators Conference and the MBC/MBE Conference on November 5. [2012 NCARB Award Recipients]
- Stephen Nutt, Senior Architect and Advisor to the CEO, shared an early draft of the Council’s National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB) ARC Paper for the Board’s feedback.
- Nutt also gave a report on international discussions in which the Council is currently participating.
- On November 15, the Council released an upgrade to the online reporting system to reflect recent updates to the Intern Development Program (IDP) related to academic internships and construction work. [New IDP Opportunities]
- In December, the Council will release two new ways to report IDP experience in the online reporting system—an option to enter daily experience in a timesheet format or through a tool on the homepage that enables interns to quickly add hours to any reports they currently have saved in the system.
- The Council is currently working on a solution 64-bit issue with the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) practice program. It expects to conduct a beta test on a possible solution early next year.