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Architecture billings lose ground in November

Architecture firm billing activity is contracting once again after two months of a slowing decline, according to a new report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The pace of decline during November accelerated from October, posting an Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score of 46.3 from 47.5 (any score below 50 indicates a decline in firm billings).

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Architects face data, culture gaps in fighting climate change

A new study published today by The American Institute of Architects (AIA) finds that data and culture gaps are obstacles architects are facing in fighting climate change. The report, “Sustainability in the Architect’s Journey to Specification,” identified a number of common obstacles that could be improved by the building products industry to help architects support climate action.

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AIA releases updated contracts for multi-family residential and prototype residential projects

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is releasing updated contract documents today, including two key residential contracts and a complimentary Condominium Project Guide. Revised residential contract documents address insurance requirements, post-occupancy site visits and maintenance requirements. The updated B109™-2020, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect for a Multi-Family Residential or Mixed Use Residential Project now includes a new, optional limitation of liability.

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AIA releases latest 2030 Commitment results

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced today that architects and engineers participating in the AIA’s 2030 Commitment are reporting the greatest reduction in predicted energy use (pEUI) in the program’s 10-year history. The report—2030 by the Numbers: The 2019 Summary of the AIA 2030 Commitment—amalgamates predicted energy use data in buildings from 311 companies participating in the 2030 Commitment and analyzes design phase data from more than 20,300 projects.

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AIA to launch new program to advance leadership pathways for Ethnically Diverse Women

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is launching a new program to promote ethnically diverse women into leadership positions within the AIA. Next2Lead was initiated by AIA Resolution 18-3 which was intended to ensure that the AIA is developing education, systems and processes that are inclusive for the short and long term. Within the AIA, ethnically diverse women make up only five percent of the total membership and 0.4 percent of the entire profession in the U.S.

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AIA releases strategies for reducing risk of COVID-19 in multifamily housing

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is releasing a new report today detailing strategies that can help mitigate risk of COVID-19 in multifamily housing. “Strategies for Safer Multifamily Housing” includes a seven-step Risk Management Plan for Buildings that multifamily housing owners and operators can utilize to assess hazards, apply architectural or engineering strategies, and reduce risk of virus transmission in buildings.

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