About the TDBP

The goal of the Technical Design for Building Performance Knowledge Community (TDBP) is to promote architects as leaders in the application of technical design for building performance; in the use of high-performance design criteria, codes, and standards; and in programming, designing and managing building performance. To advance, disseminate, and advocate – to the architecture profession, AIA members, building owners, the construction industry, the academy, and the public – design practices that create buildings that are healthy, energy efficient, and durable.

Latest Discussions

  • Marc C. Chavez AIA

    RE: Announcing - Definitions Research Project

    Posted in: Technical Design for Building...

    I'm also interested, and second David's comments staying under the ISO standard is an important global way of helping all of us to use the same term for the same term and limit misunderstanding! ...

  • David Watson

    RE: Announcing - Definitions Research Project

    Posted in: Technical Design for Building...

    Hi Pamela, You would be surprised how many organizations are now figuring out how critical 'terminology' is to our work. I saw your post, and wanted to make sure you were aware of a global movement...

  • Pamela Sams AIA

    RE: Announcing - Definitions Research Project

    Posted in: Technical Design for Building...

    Andrew, Thank you for the encouragement and interest. We will be sure to post our progress as we move forward.

Technique: Official eNewsletter of TDBP

Technique is the semi-annual newsletter from the AIA Knowledge Community, Technical Design for Building Performance (TDBP). TDBP advocates for the application of high-performance design criteria, codes, and standards; the commissioning roles required to deliver high performing buildings; and best practices for programming, designing and managing building performance.

Read the current March 2015 issue.
Read past issues in the Technique Archives.

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Resources

 Whole Building Design Guide
The WBDG is a program of the National Institute of Building Sciences. The goal of whole building design is to create a successful high-performance building by applying an integrated design and team approach to the project during the planning and programming phases.

Building Enclosure Councils
The Building Enclosure Council is a network of affiliated architects, engineers, contractors, manufacturers, and others located in cities across the United States. The BEC provides a forum for the construction industry to address the building enclosures - the exterior systems of buildings that play such a critical role in building performance and energy efficiency. 

Energy Modeling Guide 
Check out "An Architect's Guide to Integrating Energy Modeling in the Design Process.  It addresses a critical need for the profession. 



Announcements

Four New Contract Documents Released

The American Institute of Architects is proud to announce the following four documents that launched on May 14, 2015:

1. AIA Document A145™–2015, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Design-Builder for a One or Two Family Residential Project is a streamlined, homeowner-friendly document created to meet the needs of residential design-builders.

2. AIA Document C102™–2015, Standard Form of Teaming Agreement between Team Manager and Team Member for the Purpose of Responding to a Solicitation and Pursuing a Project establishes the parties’ responsibilities in pursuing a project and requires them to negotiate project agreements up front.

3. AIA Document G742™–2015, Application and Certificate for Payment for a Design-Build Project

4. AIA Document G743™–2015, Continuation Sheet for a Design-Build Project

The new G742™–2015, Application and Certificate for Payment for a Design-Build Project and attendant G743™–2015, Continuation Sheet for a Design-Build Project are convenient forms on which the design-builder can apply for payment and the owner can certify the amount due. These forms round out the AIA’s commercial Design-Build Family of documents.

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