New Sustainable Projects Exhibit in 2017 AIA Contract Documents

Green Building Law Update

Last week the American Institute of Architects released the 2017 edition of the A201 family of contract documents, including updated versions of the AIA’s documents developed for the design-bid-build delivery model.

ABC, AIA and NAHB economists predict industry growth through 2017

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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.

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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.

23 projects win AIA's highest architecture award

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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.

Best in Architecture: 23 projects win AIA 2017 Institute Honor Awards

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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected the 2017 recipients of the Institute Honor Awards , the profession’s highest recognition of works that exemplify excellence in architecture, interior architecture and urban design. Selected from roughly 700 submissions, 23 recipients located throughout the world will be honored at the AIA Conference on Architect 2017 in Orlando

Updated AIA Disaster Assistance Handbook released with significant enhancements

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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) released a significantly enhanced version of its Disaster Assistance Handbook for architects, built environment professionals, municipal government officials, and emergency managers involved in disaster mitigation, preparation, response, and recovery

The AIA Innovation Award Recipients have been selected

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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) TAP/CCA Innovation Award honors new practices and technologies that will further enable project delivery and enhance data-centric methodologies in the management of buildings for their entire lifecycle, from design, to construction and through operations. The AIA’s Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP) Knowledge Community, in collaboration with the Construction Con

AIA selects seven winners of healthcare building design award

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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:

Guess What Will Be In The New AIA Handbook!

Help Everybody Everyday

The AIA handbook will be adopting my “relevance formula.” ” The AIA handbook, The Architect’s Handbook For Professional Practice , is the official handbook for architects in the US.

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AIA to create a resilience curriculum for architects

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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

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

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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).

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. AIA Documents Overview. Best Practices Contract Docs AIA Anne Gorham design build agreements Michael Bomba

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

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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.

AIA Colorado Presents 2017 AIA10 Awards for Young Architects

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The annual awards honor the state’s best design work from emerging professionals who are AIA members

AIA and HOK partner to advance Design and Health Research Consortium

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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

AIA selects seven projects for Healthcare Design Awards

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

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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).

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

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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.

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

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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.

AIA releases summary of the 2016 Design and Health Research Consortium

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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

Multifamily housing: 7 exciting, inspiring innovations [AIA Course]

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The multifamily sector is not showing any signs of slowing down. The U.S. market needs to add at least 400,000 rental units a year to serve the nation’s housing needs, according to the National Multifamily Housing Council and the National Apartment Association (see: [link]

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AIA selects eight projects for National Healthcare Design Awards

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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) has selected the recipients of the AIA National Healthcare Design Awards program. Washington, D.C. –

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

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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.

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Moshe Safdie awarded 2015 AIA Gold Medal

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

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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

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.

AIA selects 2016 Upjohn Research Initiative Projects

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The jury for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Upjohn Research Initiative, a grant program that supports applied research that advances design and professional practice, has announced the five projects selected to receive grants

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

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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

Achieving deep energy retrofits in historic and modern-era buildings [AIA course]

BD+C

The high-performance retrofit of an existing building is more difficult than building new because the structural system, orientation, and massing—the first tools in the architect’s kit—have already been used. .

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 (.

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

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

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

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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]

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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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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.

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Nonresidential building activity on the rise for 2015: AIA Forecast

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

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

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