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Building on past outreach, ASHRAE and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, committing them to working together in a variety of built environment areas.
Efficiency and sustainability will shape the future of nonresidential construction, according to a recent American Institute of Architects (AIA) survey.
Consistency will benefit the environment, code compliance, facility management professionals, builders, and designers.
The AIA will support the Guide by promoting it to its members as a resource to be used in the design phase of a building as well as by bringing the designer community perspective to the NPBDG review and update process.
In the face of extreme weather, facilities housing mission critical resources seek increased resilience. From the September 2013 issue.
The course provides an overview of the features and use of the newly released version of Green Globes for New Construction (NC), which is based on an ANSI Standard (ANSI/GBI 01-2010: Green Building Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings).
The book was developed by a committee representing a diverse group of energy professionals drawn from ASHRAE, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), the Department of Energy (DOE), and the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
Projects that receive Designed to Earn the Energy Star certification are estimated to be nearly 40% more energy efficient than typical buildings.
The International Green Construction Code has been designed and released as the path to safe, sustainable, economical construction.
Slight increase in nonresidential construction spending expected in 2012 with substantial growth projected for 2013.
This natural born leader has just what it takes to advocate excellence, professionalism, and class.
AIA reported the August ABI score was 51.4, following a very weak score of 45.1 in July. This score reflects an increase in demand for design services.
The new projects inquiry index was 53.7, a considerable slowdown from a reading of 58.1 in June.
According to the latest AIA semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast, nonresidential construction spending is expected to decline for the remainder of 2011; modest growth is projected for 2012.
The AIA will establish a new survey that will begin to identify and analyze stalled projects from around the country that could be moved forward on almost any front but for the lack of financing.
Inquiries for new projects drop to slowest pace of growth since February 2010.
Institutional memory is an essential component in sustainable system management.
The March ABI score was 50.5, a negligible decrease from a reading of 50.6 the previous month. This score reflects a modest increase in demand for design services. The new projects inquiry index was 58.7, up significantly from a mark of 56.4 in February.
On the heels of its highest mark since 2007, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) jumped more than two points in December.
Following the first positive reading since January 2008, the ABI dropped nearly two points in October. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to 12 month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending.
For the first time since January 2008, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) indicated a growth in design activity in September, increasing for the fourth straight month.
The AIA reported the August ABI score was 48.2, up slightly from a reading of 47.9 the previous month.
Following a two-month soft patch, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) rose almost two full points in July.
Even with modest improvements in the overall U.S. economy, nonresidential construction spending is expected to decrease by more than 20% in 2010 with a marginal increase of 3.1% in 2011 in inflation adjusted terms.
After three straight months of improving conditions, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) fell nearly three points.
Public comments, which can be submitted until this Friday, May 14, will serve as the agenda for the hearings.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) recently selected its 10 leading examples of sustainable architecture and green design solutions.
Under current executive authority, the Obama Administration has the ability to use over 30 existing federal programs worth $72 billion to enhance efficiency in commercial buildings and multifamily housing, with no new legislation.
Stimulus package having limited impact because funding not yet reaching intended recipients.
In an effort to clarify how ARRA funding ties to state energy code adoption and enforcement, 14 organizations have developed an explanatory statement in order to clarify for state and local governments.
The 3rd annual Chicago CANstruction® Competition successfully raised over 70,000 pounds of food for the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to 12 month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending.
There has been a recent moderation in the downturn in design services billings, but the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) reveals that an economic recovery has stalled.
CANstruction allows local architects, engineers, and construction companies to create incredible structures using canned goods while using their design skills to fight hunger in Chicago.