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The goal of the Building Performance Knowledge Community (BPKC) 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.

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Submit your project to the 2017 AIA Innovation Awards

  • 1.  Submit your project to the 2017 AIA Innovation Awards

    Posted 07-28-2017 15:59

    Sponsored by the Technology in Architectural Practice Knowledge Community, the AIA Innovation Awards recognize the exemplary use and implementation of innovative technologies and progressive practices among architects and designers, their collaborators, and their clients, in support of the design, delivery and operation of buildings or research in practice and academia.

    The 2017 submission categories are:

    • Stellar Design
    • Project Delivery & Construction Administration Excellence
    • Project Lifecycle Performance
    • Practice-based or Academic Research, Curriculum or Applied Technology Development
    • Exemplary use in a Small Firm

    This award is open to all, at any level in any field, except those who are jury members or have a substantial interest in a jury member's firm or organization. 

    Submit by August 21 at 5pm ET
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    Maggie Brown
    Specialist, Knowledge Communities
    The American Institute of Architects
    Washington DC

  • 2.  RE: Submit your project to the 2017 AIA Innovation Awards

    Posted 08-03-2017 20:12
    Hi Maggie, can an Australian building designer enter? I believe we have some great examples of the use of innovative technology in design.
    Virtual Design and Construction technology is imperative down under, and I am sure many would follow suit when they see what our firm is doing in the design process to eliminate problems and planning to budgets while ensuring the home is sustainable.
     I look forward to entering.... If not I know of some Californian architects who are using this technology, I can mention the awards to them.  The following images are just an example of what I am referring to.
    RFI tags for comunication is something that saves us a lot of time and money whilst reducing errors in designH-vac at design stage solves retro fit and bulk heads3D walk through for client communication

    Andrew Dwight
    Designer/BIM manager AAD Build
    BDM RubySketch
    Sydney Australia