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ABC, AIA and NAHB economists predict industry growth through 2017

Constructor Magazine

ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu, AIA Chief Economist Kermit Baker and NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz predicted continued growth for the construction industry in 2017 during a joint economic forecast today. read more. Management

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AIA Digital Practice Documents for Review

Collaborative Construction

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently published a draft set of Digital Practice Documents worthy of consideration by integrated teams interested in providing BIM enabled facilities and infrastructure in an integrated project delivery (IPD) environment. Regardless, the new instruments represent significant advances by the AIA. Welcome to the Collaborative Revolution!

23 projects win AIA's highest architecture award

BD+C

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected the 2015 recipients of the Institute Honor Awards , the profession’s highest recognition of works that exemplify excellence in architecture, interior architecture, and urban design. Body Image: read more. Architects

AIA Colorado Presents Annual Design Awards

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AIA Colorado recognized 36 projects across the state for design excellence

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AIA Course: Steel on the rise in multifamily and taller mixed-use projects

BD+C

Thanks to a number of key innovations, steel is playing a greater role in residential high-rises, senior and student housing, and taller mixed-use developments, says architect Jayshree Shah, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, with the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). This allows more hospitality and residential buildings to take advantage of steel construction

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AIA selects seven winners of healthcare building design award

BD+C

The American Institute of Architects (AIA)  Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH)  has selected the recipients of the AIA National Healthcare Design Awards program. The program showcases the best healthcare building design and healthcare design-oriented research. Projects exhibit conceptual strengths that solve aesthetic, civic, urban, and social concerns as well as the requisite functional and sustainability concerns of a hospital. Recipients were selected in four categories

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AIA to create a resilience curriculum for architects

BD+C

This week, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced that it will create a resilience curriculum for the professional development of architects, including resilient design and decision-making on hazard mitigation, climate adaptation and community resilience. . AIA will also expand existing professional and academic resilience network The curriculum will include policy and practice-focused resources on AIA.org, research, and training.

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Applying modern energy codes to building envelope retrofits [AIA course]

BD+C

The model energy codes, in their various forms, have been at the forefront of the discussion regarding building design in recent years. These codes include the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), which was first issued in 2000, and ASHRAE Standard 90.1, which dates back to 1974.

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AIA foresees nonres building spending increasing, but at a slower pace than in 2016

BD+C

Despite what it describes as a “chaotic” year saddled with labor shortages and interest-rate creep, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) estimates that spending for nonresidential construction increased by nearly 8% in 2016. That growth is expected to continue for “another couple of years,” albeit somewhat more modestly

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Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects receives the 2017 AIA Architecture Firm Award

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The Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) voted for  Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects (LMS A )  to receive the 2017 AIA Architecture Firm Award. The AIA Architecture Firm Award, given annually, is the highest honor the AIA bestows on an architecture firm and recognizes a practice that consistently has produced distinguished architecture for at least 10 years

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AIA???s Updated Design-Build Documents Highlight Some Best Practices

Best Practices Construction Law

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently released seven updated documents in its design-build family. According to AIA, the 2014 Design-Build documents enhance the early interaction between the Owner and the Design-Builder, calling for clearly defined and mandated Owners Criteria for the Project and requiring submission of a Preliminary Design by the Design-Builder.

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AIA Course: Steel on the rise in multifamily + taller mixed-use projects

BD+C

Thanks to a number of key innovations, steel is playing a greater role in residential high-rises, senior and student housing, and taller mixed-use developments, says architect Jayshree Shah, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, with the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). This allows more hospitality and residential buildings to take advantage of steel construction

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AIA and HOK partner to advance Design and Health Research Consortium

BD+C

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Architects Foundation announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with architecture firm HOK under which HOK will facilitate focus group activities in partnership with the AIA’s Design and Health Research Consortium, which works to advance university-led research in the area of design and health

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Carole Wedge on the Future of the AIA Large Firm Round Table

BD+C

Wedge, FAIA, LEED AP, President of Shepley Bulfinch, was recently elected Chair of the AIA Large Firm Round Table, the first woman to hold the post since the LFRT’s founding in 1984. Member firms must have a minimum of 150 staff members, at least 50 of whom must be registered architects who are also AIA members. Carole C. The LFRT is an independent entity representing 56 firms. LFRT member firms represent about 30,000 employees and $70 billion in annual construction value

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Moshe Safdie awarded 2015 AIA Gold Medal

BD+C

The Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) voted to award the 2015 AIA Gold Medal to Moshe Safdie, FAIA, whose comprehensive and humane approach to designing public and cultural spaces across the world has touched millions of people and influenced generations of younger architects. read more. Architects

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AIA selects eight projects for National Healthcare Design Awards

BD+C

Washington, D.C. – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) has selected the recipients of the AIA National Healthcare Design Awards program. The AIA Healthcare Awards program showcases the best of healthcare building design and healthcare design-oriented research. Body Image: read more.

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More recession-postponed design projects are being resurrected, says AIA

BD+C

About three quarters of the estimated 700 firms that serve as panelists on AIA’s Architectural Billings Index (ABI) had delayed or canceled major design projects in response to recessionary pressures. Architectural firms are steadily reviving projects that were put on hold during the last economic downturn. Nearly one-third of those firms now say they have since restarted stalled projects.

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AIA releases summary of the 2016 Design and Health Research Consortium

BD+C

This week, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) the Architects Foundation and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) released a summary of the second annual Design and Health Research Consortium. The summary, “From Research to Application: Building the Bridge to Practice,” is available on AIA’s website

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Architectural Record: AIA’s Post-Election Statement Provokes Backlash

ENR Construction

A quick retraction by the American Institute of Architects after the CEO's comments about the new Trump Administration

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Best in healthcare design: AIA selects eight projects for National Healthcare Design Awards

BD+C

The American Institute of Architects Academy of Architecture for Health has selected the recipients of the AIA National Healthcare Design Awards program. The AIA Healthcare Awards program showcases the best of healthcare building design and healthcare design-oriented research. Body Image: read more.

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Four residential projects named winners of the 2016 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards

BD+C

The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Housing Knowledge Community, in conjunction with the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), recognized four recipients of the 2016 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards

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5.6% growth for nonresidential construction in 2017: AIA Consensus Forecast

BD+C

For the coming year, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast is projecting growth in overall nonresidential building spending of almost 6%, just below the pace of growth for 2016 With construction spending continuing on an upward trajectory, 2016 can be considered a successful year for the nonresidential building sector.

Design industry lagging in meeting AIA 2030 Commitment goals, says AIA

BD+C

The American Institute of Architects released a report recently stating that the industry is lagging in meeting AIA’s 2030 Commitment goals. . Each signatory to the 2030 Commitment program pledges to reach the goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2030, and the industry has a long way to go to meet that goal. Only 4% of projects so far have met the 70% energy savings target for 2015 building performance, with the average savings coming in at 38

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Now is the Time to Revise your Green Building Contracts

Green Building Law Update

The American Institute of Architects released “sustainable project” versions of key AIA Contract Documents in 2012 and those documents have been expanded and updated. Today, those AIA Sustainable Project Contract Documents are among the most used in the industry (. Green Building Green Globes LEED Sustainability AIA Contract Documents ASHRAE 189.1 With the U.S. ConsensusDOCS

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Education Facility Design Award winners: The AIA Committee on Architecture for Education honors 12 projects

BD+C

The American Institute of Architects (AIA)  Committee on Architecture for Education  (CAE) has selected 12 projects for this year’s CAE Education Facility Design Awards. The program honors educational facilities that the jury believes should serve as an example of a superb place in which to learn, furthering the client's mission, goals, and educational program while demonstrating excellence in architectural design. The 12 winners are listed below.

Design-assist: The way to really fly [AIA course]

BD+C

When it comes to complex building projects, Building Team member firms that deliver design, engineering, and construction services bring very different perspectives to the job. Design is all about possibilities. Engineering is about rooting those ideas in reality. Construction is about getting the work done

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Less than 20% of Green Building Contracts Properly Drafted

Green Building Law Update

It is of interest that 61% of the contracts used at least a part of an AIA Contract Document form although most were older out of date versions and significantly only 8% used a correct AIA Sustainable Project Contract Document form. In some of those instances, the parties used an AIA Contract Documents form (the wrong form) but not a Sustainable Project form.

AIA and Autodesk introduce new feature to automate 2030 Commitment reporting data

BD+C

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced the release of a new feature – developed in collaboration with Autodesk – that will automate the  AIA 2030 Commitment  data reporting from energy analysis software directly to the  Design Data Exchange  (DDx

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AIA consensus forecast sees construction spending on rise through next year

BD+C

Slower growth in the general economy, brought on by seemingly mounting national and international vulnerabilities, is putting downward pressure on the construction industry, whose sectors expanded last year by 20% or more but are moderating to single-digit growth levels.

Increasing number of design projects meeting carbon reduction targets, says AIA report

BD+C

Introduced in 2009, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2030 Commitment Program, a voluntary initiative for architecture firms and other entities in the built environment to commit their practice to advancing the AIA’s goal of carbon neutral buildings by the year 2030, has produced a report assessing their work. read more.

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Nonresidential building activity on the rise for 2015: AIA Forecast

BD+C

Washington, D.C. read more. Architects Building Owner Contractors Designers Engineers Facility Managers

AIA report: Greater collaboration, stiffer competition among top trends in architecture

BD+C

Developed in conjunction with the Greenway Group, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has made the AIA Foresight Report available for free download to AIA members at AIA National Convention and Design Exposition – June 20th through 22nd. read more. Architects Designers

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AIA Introduces Energy Modeling Guide

BD+C

In order to help architects more accurately predict the energy consumption in their design projects, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has put together An Architect’s Guide to Integrating Energy Modeling in the Design Process. The guide is an exhaustive, step-by-step map to predicting (and thus reducing) the energy usage of buildings. read more

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Preventing and treating distress in brick veneer cavity walls [AIA course]

BD+C

Masonry construction is one of the oldest methods of creating built structures. However, the brick wall has changed considerably since the first fired clay bricks were laid nearly 8,000 years ago. To address problems and considerations with modern brick masonry, it’s important to understand the components of the wall assembly, how they behave, and what can go wrong

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Resilient urban design fosters economic innovation: AIA report

BD+C

September 20, 2013 – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) today released its “. Washington, D.C. Body Image: read more

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House in the Mountains Features Green Roofs and 2013 AIA Housing Award

Jetson Green

New York architectural firm GLUCK+ has designed the “ House in the Mountains ” for which it recently received the 2013 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Housing Award in the One and Two Family Custom Residences category. Related Articles on JetsonGreen.com: Venice Yin Yang Solar-Powered House is 2013 AIA COTE Top Ten Green Project Winner.

Now is the Time to Revise your Green Building Contracts

Green Building Law Update

The American Institute of Architects released “sustainable project” versions of key AIA Contract Documents in 2012 and those documents have been expanded and updated. Today, those AIA Sustainable Project Contract Documents are among the most used in the industry (. And while this structure has not been as widely adopted as the mechanism contemplated in the AIA Sustainable Project documents, the addendum is ideal in identifying unique and additional services necessitated by sustainable projects. Today is the day to revise your contracts for sustainable projects.

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