Posts Tagged ‘AIA’

National Performance Based Design Guide

Architects Promote NIBS Performance-Based Guide

The AIA will support the Guide by promoting it to its members as a resource to be used in the design phase of a building as well as by bringing the designer community perspective to the NPBDG review and update... ...Read More...

In Boston, the new Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital was designed with features to protect against future hurricanes and storm surges. Opened in April 2013, the facility’s ground floor has no essential hospital functions and was raised 30" above flood elevations to account for sea level rise. (Photo: Anton Grassl/Esto.)

FM Issue: The Calm Before The Storm

In the face of extreme weather, facilities housing mission critical resources seek increased resilience. From the September 2013... ...Read More...

AIA Approves Continuing Education Credit For Green Globes Course

The course provides an overview of the features and use of the newly released version of Green Globes for New Construction (NC), which is based on an ANSI Standard (ANSI/GBI 01-2010: Green Building Assessment Protocol for Commercial... ...Read More...

Advanced Energy Design Guidance Offered For Large Hospitals

The book was developed by a committee representing a diverse group of energy professionals drawn from ASHRAE, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), the Department of Energy (DOE), and the United States Green Building Council... ...Read More...

EPA Honors Top Energy Efficient Building Designs

Projects that receive Designed to Earn the Energy Star certification are estimated to be nearly 40% more energy efficient than typical... ...Read More...

ICC Announces Availability of New Green Building Code

The International Green Construction Code has been designed and released as the path to safe, sustainable, economical... ...Read More...

Commercial Sector Expected to Lead Real Estate Recovery

Slight increase in nonresidential construction spending expected in 2012 with substantial growth projected for... ...Read More...

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TFM Names Neal Angrisano Facility Executive of the Year

This natural born leader has just what it takes to advocate excellence, professionalism, and... ...Read More...

ABI Turns Positive after Four Straight Monthly Declines

AIA reported the August ABI score was 51.4, following a very weak score of 45.1 in July. This score reflects an increase in demand for design... ...Read More...

ABI Drops For Fifth Straight Month

The new projects inquiry index was 53.7, a considerable slowdown from a reading of 58.1 in... ...Read More...