Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. AIA articles below.
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.
Consistency will benefit the environment, code compliance, facility management professionals, builders, and designers.
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).
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.
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.
The AIA reported the August ABI score was 48.2, up slightly from a reading of 47.9 the previous month.
Public comments, which can be submitted until this Friday, May 14, will serve as the agenda for the hearings.
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.
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.