Committee on the Environment

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  • Mr. Mazria provides many reasons to oppose a wall between the US and Mexico. I agree with all of them. Joanne Goldfarb, AIA ------Original Message------ Apart from building a wall or physical barrier along the United States–Mexico border that ...

  • We should all HOPE that the "wall" will be built "outside the flood plain," if it is in fact constructed. There are many on both sides of the border who have concerns about water flow and drainage from stormwater generated by hurricanes, such as ...

  • Amen Brother! Sent from my iPhone ------Original Message------ Apart from building a wall or physical barrier along the United States–Mexico border that was conceived with malevolent intentions, there are two additional issues, which have received ...

  • ...what a profound and salient observation. thank you Ed Mazria. I will be quoting you on this point. ------------------------------ Matthew Green AIA Principal Urban Bobcat Architects, PC Fort Worth TX ------------------------------

  • I hope that all consultants are listed for all projects, whether COTE Top Ten or not.  I've noticed that the AIA, and probably the architects who submit for awards take a mixed approach to including consultants.  I recommend setting a new standard that ...

Community Blogs

  • Hello COTE Community! In all of the happenings of the month you may have missed this one item. On June 22, 2016, President Obama said “Here in America, folks should have ...

  • Scientists predict that extreme meteorological events are becoming more frequent and destructive. For instance late last year, Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest storm recorded in the world so far, decimated central island cities in the Philippines. Recent ...

  • Read original article here . (Image by SXC) Our bodies are covered in skin that helps protect and regulate our internal temperature levels. In a similar fashion, a building’s envelope protects its internal functions and acts as a transitional ...

  • Reflecting on one of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Repositioning themes, “Innovate” inspires ideas on building a better world. It brings to mind a new blog series called “ Building as Unusual ” by Geekie-Award-winning digital ...

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  • ( View original article at the Coverings Blog ) Ceramic tile has been a popular building material for over 4,000 years. It played a prominent role in the history of building construction from the oldest pyramids in Egypt to the tile mosaics of ...

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