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.
The TDBP (Technical Design for Building Performance Knowledge Community) workshop Rain Water Penetration Principals: Clarifying Terminology was recently held at the Atlanta 2015 AIA convention (workshop...
"ARCHITECT Live," broadcast to monitors throughout the expo hall and online at the AIA Convention Live website, featured presentations and interviews in front of a live audience on a variety of topics...
"Architects Leading the Commissioning Process - Convention Workshop", was an in depth look at the commissioning process and some of the industry factors that should have architects paying attention....
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.
2015 Benefactor Level Sponsors
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Recent decades in our profession have been defined by the dichotomy of eye grabbing design and sustainability chess...