19.08Fcrazy-hot season has come
Three years has past
Now, rainy season has ended and the crazy-hot season has come.
In such a time, I’ve also had another periodical seminar, which is obligatory in my architectural license; it comes every three years.
The venue of this year’s seminar was the Osaka International Center in Uehonmachi 8-chome, known by its English name as, “Osaka International House Uehonmachi.”
Around two-hundred architects gathered, packed-in tight, and spent a very busy day from 9AM to 5PM.
The contents of the seminar were the same as before, about new laws, architectural ethics, and new technology, and they were boring as usual.
However, one interesting point for me was the announcement of a revision of the fee standard for the architect’s office which is going into effect this year. I was glad to be able to read about this topic in our textbook as well.
The main theme was the Energy-Saving Law, which I think is basically a requirement for passive design, meaning it calls for us to create architecture that will control light and heat and wind.
And now we have many standards and measurements for this, such as: PAL, BELS, CASBEE, ZEH, and ZEB. Those are very important and efficient, but it is very hard to understand how they are related to each other.
I felt we should put those in order and unite them into just one or two main standards.
The last item on the schedule was this year’s exam.
I hope I will not be shocked by my result.