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 AIA Convention 2015

  • Date: May 14-16
  • City: Atlanta
  • Location: Georgia World Congress Center

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AIA Convention 2016

  • Date: May 19-21
  • City: Philadelphia
  • Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center

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Conveniently located near the White House, the National Mall, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the American Institute of Architects building is a one-of-a-kind alternative to convention and hotel venues.

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Featured Conference

A New Concept in Practice: Leading the Delivery Process

November 13, 2014
Webinar: 1:30-2:30 pm EST

Recognizing a need for change to address demands for more efficiency, project complexities and sustainable results, the AEC industry is slowly transitioning to more integrated project delivery methods, fostering more collaboration. Concurrently, some firms are leveraging the benefits of BIM’s emerging technology to not only work smarter, but to ultimately facilitate this change in the way projects are delivered.

The slow progression of this transition is often linked to those practitioners that are resisting the required cultural shift in the way designers practice. Risk acceptance, traditionally the architect’s biggest nightmare, may be the key reason for this ambivalence, yet at the same time, prevents more potential reward. Presenters of this course will review the principles of IPD and collaboration, and discuss why they may intimidate design professionals.



Learning Objectives:

After participating in this webinar attendees will:

  1. Understand the need to transition from traditional linear Design Bid Build processes to a more collaborative IPD workflow.
  2. Recognize the difference between cooperation and collaboration.
  3. Define creative approaches to structure contract modifications to achieve a more collaborative approach.
  4. Describe how design excellence may be achieved in collaborative projects that are focused on budget and schedule.
  5. Leverage the work the AIA/MBA of Western PA Joint Committee's Collaboration Task Force is producing to encourage owners to prescribe more integrated delivery systems.

Upcoming Events

Examination of the Program Manager Family of Documents

  • Date: November 12, 2014 – 1-2:00 pm EST
  • Webinar - 1 AIALU

AIA Contract Documents has published a new agreement in the program manager family of documents. The C172(TM)-2014, Standard Form of Agreement between Owner and Program Manager for use on a Single Project is an owner/program manager agreement that is specifically tailored for an individual project.

An Important Update to the Construction Manager as Constructor Family of Documents

  • Date: November 19, 2014 – 1-2:00 pm EST
  • Webinar - 1 AIALU


This presentation will also provide an in-depth look at the new B133-2014, Standard Form of Agreement between Owner and Architect, Construction Manager as Constructor Edition agreement and describe the architect’s role in a construction manager as constructor project.


2015 CAE Spring Conference

  • Date: April 15-April 18, 2015
  • Detroit, Michigan

The American Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) connects architects and allied professionals interested in designing, building and using superior educational, cultural, and recreational facilities that meet the needs of students of all ages. AIA-CAE members educate the public about the value of quality educational facility design.

Plan a Green Meeting

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The time for talk is over

Green design should be a goal for everyone to leave a greener footprint for future generations, starting today. That's what our Walk the Walk campaign is all about.

Join the AIA's Walk the Walk Sustainability Initiative

AIA Community Service/Legacy Program

The AIA Legacy Events program was developed to promote sustainability and a legacy in the cities we visit. The AIA and American Institute of Architecture Students are working jointly to promote team-building and a dedication to leave a city better than it was before we arrived. Through volunteer activities we hope to create a lasting memory for architects, architectural students, and the general public.

View the first issue of the AIA Legacy Event Newsletter

Green Meeting Tips

Before you throw your jack-o-lanterns and decorative gourds in the trash can, consider this frightful fact: the seeds from pumpkins germinate in landfills and the pumpkin vines create significant problems when composting trash. Instead, consider more environmentally friendly alternatives for recycling your Halloween and autumn decor: Chop up your pumpkin and burry it in your garden. Pumpkins are biodegradable and easily break down in the Earth's soil; Compost the pumpkin. Pumpkins can do wonders for soil, but make sure to remove the seeds before sending it to the compost; Recycle it as a plant potter. Arrange flowers and other greenery in the top of your pumpkin to use as table decor; Discard it in a forest or woodsy area. Insects and animals, like squirrels and deer, will naturally break the pumpkin down by making a snack of it.

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