How The American Institute Of Architects Promotes The Profession

One of the oldest professional organizations in the United States is the American Institute of Architects (AIA), established in 1857. In the 19th century people who had no business calling themselves an architect did so, bringing disrepute to the profession. The AIA was formed by a group of 13 architects in New York City who wanted to clean their profession’s image and establish professional standards all of their members adhered to. Soon there were chapters in many other cities around the United States such as Boston, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and St. Louis among other cities.
The AIA is now headquartered in Washington D.C. They continue to advocate for those in their profession and it presently has over 90,000 licensed architects and professionals from associated professions as members. They have five levels of membership that members can apply for depending on their skills and experience.
The AIA is  led by Robert Ivy who is the CEO and EVP. He earned these roles in February 2011 due to his vast experience in the industry. He attended The University of the South where he earned a bachelor of arts in English in 1965. His master’s degree in architecture was earned in 1976 when he graduated from Tulane University.
Robert Ivey attained his most prominent position to date when he joined McGraw-Hill Companies in October 1996. He was responsible for the globe’s leading architectural journal, Architectural Record. He also oversaw many of their other publications such as Greensource, Engineering News Record, and Record in China among others. He stayed with Mcraw-Hill until 2011 when he left to join the AIA as its top executive.
One of the most important things an architect can do, according to Robert Ivy, is to use their designs to promote safety, health, and welfare for its occupants. He says that many people in the industry don’t really think about these issues because it’s told to them so much it just becomes a blur. He has come up with new terms to drive these points home so that architects are always mindful of these issues. For example, he’s dropped the part about “welfare” and now calls it “well-being” and encourages others to do likewise.

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Dr. David Samadi’ take on Men Sexual Health and Women Menopause

David B. Samadi was born and raised in Iran. After the Iranian Revolution in 1979, he and his younger brother left for Belgium and London where they continued their studies before later moving to the US where he joined Roslyn in New York to complete his high school studies. Under full scholarship, Samadi joined Stony Brook University and later earned his degree in Biochemistry and then joined Stony Brook School of Medicine for his M.D. He has numerous post-graduate training among them urology, oncology, and proctology.

Samadi has practiced in many institutions among them; Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and Lenox Hill Hospital. He is the best prostate cancer surgeon in the US and is actively involved in training urologists and prostate surgeons both locally and internationally. He is also very affluent with his robotic prostate treatment.

Doctor Samadi argues that being sexually active is different from being sexually active and healthy. He urges men to take care of themselves to avoid complications in their latter day’s sex life. These may include erectile dysfunction and in some cases depression. These problems are avoidable by taking a few caution measures which are doable. Some of them involve observing a balanced diet, exercising frequently, avoiding illegal drugs, annual checkups, kegel exercises, cutting on alcohol, stress management and avoiding smoking.

Frequent exercises reduce fat, increase energy, confidence, and libido. Kegel exercises strengthen the muscle that controls the flow of urine through the urethra which is an added advantage because men can learn how to delay ejaculations. According to Dr. Samadi men should also avoid food rich in fat as this reduces their performance in bed and should, therefore, consider eating a diet rich in nutrients and a lot of fruits for they are easy to absorb. Drugs and stress act as sex killers. Samadi, therefore, prohibits them because they are not suitable for a man’s sex life.

With his vast knowledge, Dr. Samadi goes further and advises women on menopause. He answers some of the many questions about this issue. Some of them involve; at what age should it start, do all women experience same symptoms. The difference between premenopausal and menopause, nonhormonal options for managing menopause, whether hormone replacement is safe for managing the symptoms, does it increase the risk of heart disease and do all women experience hot flashes the same way. Dr. Samadi advises that these effects differ from one individual to the other and that they should visit a professional for further advice.

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