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AIA Seattle Announces 2011 Honorees Print E-mail
Sunday, 24 April 2011 19:00

Congratulation to all the architects producing great architecture in Seattle.


Seattle- AIA Seattle, a Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, is pleased to announce those receiving AIA Seattle Honors in 2011 for their achievement in championing outstanding design in our city and region.  Those honored in are:

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2011 14:38
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American Institute of Architects Announces Guide for Sustainable Projects Print E-mail
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 14:30

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) today announced that it will release AIA Document D503™-2011, Guide for Sustainable Projects, including Agreement Amendments and Supplementary Conditions(“Guide”), in May 2011. The Guide is free and was developed to assist users of AIA Contract Documents in understanding contractual considerations unique to sustainable design and construction projects. The Guide also provides model language that can be used to amend or supplement key AIA Contract Documents in the A201 Family for use in these types of projects. Developed by the AIA’s Contract Documents Committee, with input from industry stakeholders, theGuide provides AIA Contract Documents users with a valuable tool for creating versions of AIA standard contract documents for sustainable projects.


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American Institute of Architects Reiterates Top Five Proposals for Increasing Energy Efficiency Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 March 2011 06:34

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reacted to President Obama’s proposals for increasing the nation’s energy security by reiterating its top five energy conservation legislative priorities.


“Architects make design decisions every day that have significant impact on the energy that buildings use both during their construction and throughout their life cycles,” said AIA 2011 President Clark Manus, FAIA. “Architects also have a major impact on whether communities are designed in a sustainable fashion.”

“How buildings are designed plays a great role in reducing dependence on fossil fuels, so we’re gratified to see the President taking the opportunity again to push his “Better Buildings Initiative” to make commercial facilities 20 percent more efficient by 2020,” said Manus. “Energy conservation in buildings, which account for 70 percent of the electricity the U.S. consumes, is the hallmark of the AIA’s legislative push in the 112th Congress. The AIA stands ready to help the Administration and Congress enact this agenda in any way that we can. Energy efficiency is not a political issue; it’s a national security issue.”

 

Among the AIA’s energy conservation legislative priorities are:

·         Strengthening the commercial building energy efficiency tax deduction. The AIA supports increasing the value of the deduction, an increase that was included in bipartisan legislation in 2010, or by turning it into a tax credit as proposed by the Administration.

·         Passing a long-term transportation bill that empowers communities to plan in ways that reduce energy-wasting congestion and promote livable, walkable neighborhoods.

·         Passing the bipartisan America’s Clean Energy Leadership Act (ACELA) approved in 2009 by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, which promotes stronger energy building codes and building retrofits.

·         Restoring funding for government building energy retrofits that was cut in the most recent continuing resolution, which will save taxpayers more money over the long-term.

·         Passing legislation to allow states and localities to use PACE bonds. The sales proceeds from such municipal bonds are lent to commercial or residential property owners to finance energy efficiency measures and small renewable energy systems. The owners repay their loans over a 20 year term via an annual assessment on their property tax bill.

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 March 2011 06:44
 
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Adds 13 New AIA Contract Documents to Documents-On-Demand™ Service Print E-mail
Tuesday, 22 March 2011 10:03

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Adds 13 New AIA Contract Documents to Documents-On-Demand™ Service

Web-based solution adds popular Architect’s Scope of Services Documents to AIA Documents-on-Demand, providing easy access to documents anytime, anywhere

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) today announced that it has added 13 documents to AIA Documents-on-Demand™, bringing the total number of documents available through this service to 48. AIA Documents-on-Demand is a Web-based service that enables both PC and MAC users to easily access, and electronically fill out and print the latest AIA Contract Documents, anytime and anywhere with access to the Internet and a printer.

You can see this press release online here: http://www.aia.org/press/releases/AIAB088445

“AIA Documents-on-Demand continues to be the most popular, cost-effective service, offering those in the design and construction industry with user-friendly and 24/7 access to AIA Contract Documents,” said Young C. Chang, Director, Web-based Products. “We’re very excited to expand the number of documents through this service while also continuing to offer solutions and meet our users’ needs to ensure they save both time and money with our easy-to-complete electronic documents.”

These latest additions now make available the full selection of AIA scope of services documents through Documents-on-Demand. The documents describe architectural services to be provided either in addition to the Basic Services set forth in the standard AIA Owner-Architects Agreements or to be provided as stand-alone services. If used to supplement Basic Services, the scope of services documents can be used in conjunction with standard AIA Owner-Architect Agreements, such as B101™-2007. If used to provide stand-alone services, they may be paired with B102™-2007, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect without a Predefined Scope of Architect’s Services. Both B101-2007 and B102-2007 are also available on Documents-on-Demand.

The following documents have been added to AIA Documents-on-Demand:

1.      B201™–2007 (formerly B141–1997 Part 2), Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Design and Construction Contract Administration

2.      B202™–2009, Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Programming

3.      B203™–2007, Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Site Evaluation and Planning

4.      B204™–2007, Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Value Analysis, for use where the Owner employs a Value Analysis Consultant

5.      B205™–2007, Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Historic Preservation

6.      B206™–2007, Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Security Evaluation and Planning

7.      B207™–2008 (formerly B352–2000), Standard Form of Architect’s Services: On-Site Project Representation

8.      B209™–2007, Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Construction Contract Administration, for use where the Owner has retained another Architect for Design Services

9.      B210™–2007, Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Facility Support

10.  B211™–2007, Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Commissioning

11.  B214™–2007, Standard Form of Architect’s Services: LEED® Certification

12.  B252™–2007, Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Architectural Interior Design

13.  B253™–2007, Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Furniture, Furnishings and Equipment Design

AIA Documents-on-Demand allow users who do not need or cannot afford the convenience, extensive selection and ease-of-use of AIA Contract Document software to purchase and download only the AIA Contract Document forms and agreements necessary for a certain project. Access to the service is free. The price per document varies from $4.95 to $19.95.

The new AIA Contract Documents on AIA Documents-on-Demand will be available beginning March 22, 2011. To purchase AIA Documents-on-Demand, please visit http://documentsondemand.aia.org/.

More information about AIA Contract Documents can be found at www.aia.org/contractdocs. AIA Contract Documents software can be purchased at www.aia.org/contractdocs/purchase. Documents in paper form are available through the AIA’s full service distributors. For a listing of full service distributors and pricing information, please visit www.aia.org/docs_purchase.

 
American Institute of Architects Selects 6 Communities for Community Assistance Program to Promote Long-term Sustainability Print E-mail
Wednesday, 02 March 2011 09:16

AIAThe American Institute of Architects (AIA) yesterday announced it has selected 6 communities throughout the country to receive technical assistance under the Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) program in 2011.

The communities selected are Shelburne, Vt., Apple Valley, Mn., Pikes Peak Region, Co., Southwest DeKalb County, Ga., Bastrop, Tx., and Santa Rosa, Ca.

The AIA also announced that the City of New Orleans had also been selected to receive technical assistance under the Design Assistance Team program, a project that will occur in conjunction with the commencement of the AIA’s annual convention in New Orleans in May.

The SDAT program represents a significant institutional investment by the AIA in public service work to assist communities in developing policy frameworks and long term sustainability plans. Since 2005, the AIA has provided technical assistance to 47 communities across more than 30 states.

 

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US Architecture Billings Hold Steady after Two Months of Improving Conditions Print E-mail
Monday, 28 February 2011 14:20

After showing positive momentum during the fourth quarter of 2010, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) slipped almost four points in January.  As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending.  The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the January ABI score was 50.0, down from a reading of 53.9 the previous month.  This score reflects stable demand for design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry index was 56.5, down sharply from a mark of 61.6 in December.

 


* Every January the AIA research department updates the seasonal factors used to calculate the ABI, resulting in a recalibration of recent ABI values.

“This slowdown is indicative of what is likely to be a very gradual improvement in business conditions at architecture firms for the better part of this year,” said AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, PhD, Hon. AIA. “We’ve been taking a cautiously optimistic approach for the last several months and there is no reason at this point to change that outlook.  There are still too many firms that continue to see weak market conditions to expect a dramatic increase in the demand for services in the design and construction industry. ”

Key January ABI highlights:

·         Regional averages: Midwest (56.4), South (51.5), Northeast (50.4), West (47.3)

·         Sector index breakdown: commercial / industrial (54.6),  multi-family residential (53.7),  institutional (51.3),  mixed practice (48.7)

·         Project inquiries index: 61.6

About the AIA Architecture Billings Index
The Architecture Billings Index (ABI), produced by the AIA Economics & Market Research Group, is a leading economic indicator that provides an approximately nine to twelve month glimpse into the future of nonresidential construction spending activity. The diffusion indexes contained in the full report are derived from a monthly “Work-on-the-Boards” survey that is sent to a panel of AIA member-owned firms. Participants are asked whether their billings increased, decreased, or stayed the same in the month that just ended as compared to the prior month, and the results are then compiled into the ABI.  These monthly results are also seasonally adjusted to allow for comparison to prior months. The monthly ABI index scores are centered around 50, with scores above 50 indicating an aggregate increase in billings, and scores below 50 indicating a decline. The regional and sector data are formulated using a three-month moving average. More information on the ABI and the analysis of its relationship to construction activity can be found in the White PaperArchitecture Billings as a Leading Indicator of Construction: Analysis of the Relationship Between a Billings Index and Construction Spendingon theAIA web site.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 February 2011 14:24
 
American Institute of Architects Adds Session on New Orleans Reconstruction to Haiti Reconstruction Conference Later This Week Print E-mail
Monday, 10 January 2011 14:33


The American Institute of Architects (AIA) today announced it was adding a session to its two-day conference on Haiti reconstruction to address the efforts of New Orleans to recover from the twin disasters of Hurricane Katrina and the disastrous BP oil spill last year.

The two-day AIA Summit on Haiti is being held on Thursday – one day after the first anniversary of the Haitian earthquake of 2010 – at the Loew’s Hotel in New Orleans. Organizations participating in the AIA’s Haiti conference include The American Red Cross, National Urban League - Greater New Orleans, Adecco Group North America, United States Green Building Council (USGBC), Architecture for Humanity (AFH), National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), Public Architecture and Black Design Network News.

The second session of the two-day conference puts the spotlight on New Orleans, where participants will hear first-hand accounts of how New Orleans is rebounding from natural and man-made disasters. The program will feature renowned local speakers and panel case studies on New Orleans. 

The AIA announced last month that it would sponsor the Haiti conference on how to expand volunteer opportunities for the building and design industry in that ravaged and impoverished nation.

The meeting comes as the AIA implements a resolution passed unanimously in September by its Board of Directors that expresses support for the Haitian architectural community and commits to developing a process under which AIA volunteers will be able to provide assistance to those affected by the earthquake. That resolution followed a joint AIA/USGBC announcement in July naming Stacey McMahan, AIA, LEED AP, as the Architecture for Humanity (AFH) Sustainable Design Fellow to lead AFH’s sustainable rebuilding efforts in Haiti. McMahan has been working directly with community members in Architecture for Humanity’s Rebuilding Center based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Ms. McMahan will also be attending the conference.

The Haiti conference is the latest AIA effort in the past year to assist Haiti with expertise and contributions. Immediately after the earthquake a year ago, the AIA offered assistance to its members on where to send financial donations and resources. In April, the Puerto Rico Chapter of the AIA hosted a conference that united Haitian design experts with other Pan Caribbean professionals to examine the current status of Haitian infrastructure, identify strategic areas of support and plan for local, regional and national development. A website was also developed: www.aiaforhaiti.org
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