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A Reality Check from the AIA 2030 Commitment 2015 Progress Report
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A Reality Check from the AIA 2030 Commitment 2015 Progress Report

The annual assessment finds that the building industry is not on track to meet the... More

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National Institute of Building Sciences Council Outlines New Priorities for AEC Industry National Institute of Building Sciences Council Outlines New Priorities for AEC Industry

The council provides policy recommendations to the White House and Congress, focusing on the industry's workforce, resilient construction, and code enforcement. More

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Blacklisted from the NYC Department of Buildings, a Former Architect Tries His Hand at Green Development Blacklisted from the NYC Department of Buildings, a Former Architect Tries His Hand at Green Development

As one of today’s most notorious designers in New York, Robert Scarano, Jr., claims that he has reformed his filing practices. But is his newfound evangelization of sustainable design a convenient cover for business as usual? More

Insulation Code Change & How Spray Foam Meets 2012 IECC Code
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Insulation Code Change & How Spray Foam Meets 2012 IECC Code

Building codes change on a three year cycle and we just had an update from the... More

Architectural Graphics Standards Now Available on the Cloud weaetxdyvaydzcwq
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Architectural Graphics Standards Now Available on the Cloud

The hefty reference guide, a staple on the bookshelves of design professionals and... More

California Adopts New Building Standards
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California Adopts New Building Standards

The new code includes stricter energy efficiency requirements and... More

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The Balance of Systems The Balance of Systems

Codes and Standards chair Sam Rashkin describes how new codes and evolving rating systems are addressing the "house-as-a-system" approach to performance. More

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The Vision 2020 Team

We want to extend our appreciation to the following people and organizations for their support and guidance in this year’s research More

Pivot Points
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Pivot Points

Adapting prisons for a changing social landscape. More

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Chicago architects express an increased appreciation for preservation and renovation projects Chicago architects express an increased appreciation for preservation and renovation projects

Preservation pushes Chicago past uncertain economic times. More

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