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Architecture Billings Index Takes Upward Turn to Close 2014

The AIA's monthly business report shows that demand for design services increased... More

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Architecture Billings Index Reports Sustained Growth in September

The latest ABI report released by the AIA indicates an increased demand for design... More

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August ABI Reports Another Strong Month for the Design and Construction Industry

Following a month in which the ABI recorded the highest level of demand for design... More

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Second Looks

When design-bid-build won't cut it. More

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AIA Adds Final Documents to Online Platform

The latest and final upload comprises six new construction management documents, a project checklist, and a construction classification worksheet. Users can download individual documents. More

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peace talks

Architects who've never been involved in a professional liability claim should count themselves lucky—and knock on wood. Those who have know how quickly a lawsuit can turn ugly. Litigation typically takes on a life of its own, consuming the feuding partie More

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dream teams

Santa Monica, Calif.-based Pugh + Scarpa calls itself a boutique firm—smallish, creative, and eclectic in the kinds of jobs it likes to take on. Its portfolio includes an array of nationally acclaimed work—from the sculptural Dwell House II and the energy More

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searching for a safety net

Throughout the recent economic downturn, residential construction has been a bright spot, a boom that overshot all predictions. As low interest rates fueled the speculative housing market, condominium projects have dominated the construction scene in thriving metropolitan areas. More

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on site and in mind

Construction observation, also known as contract administration, is a phase of architecture that's clearly spelled out in AIA contracts. And yet it's a minefield, fraught with missteps by architects, interference from contractors, and nuances clients often fail to understand. More

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relationship building

All across the country, builders and architects are longing for that quality that's next to godliness, and almost as difficult to achieve: a clean set of drawings and a cleanly executed design, respectively. More

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