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Do building product manufacturers do enough to support architects?

By Marcy Marro, Editor

 

Are building product manufacturers doing everything they can to support architects using their products? According to a new study byThe American Institute of Architects (AIA), maybe not.

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LEED and the LBC

Earlier this month, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced it will now recognize the water and energy requirements of the International Living Future Institute's (ILFI) Living Building Challenge (LBC) for projects seeking LEED certification.

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Resilient Design

In the architecture and construction industry, it seems that "resilient design" is the current buzzword.

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Green Building Continues to Grow

By Marcy Marro

 

The green architecture and building market is stronger than ever. As the market grows and changes, the need for people who understand the way LEED and other green building programs work also increases.

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Codes and Standards

When it comes to designing and building a new residential or commercial project, it is important to take note of the codes and standards that are in play wherever the project is being built. Every few years it seems that the codes, standards and green building programs are constantly changing, making it even more important to be up-to-date with what's going on. It also bears to note that not all of the codes and standards work hand-in-hand with each other, or the green building programs that architects and designers are working with.

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International LEED

In early May, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its report of the Top 10 Countries for LEED Internationally

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Architectural Sculptures

metal architecture, blog, marcy marro, armenian heritage park on the greenway, geometric sculptureThis year's Design Award entries featured a number of very unique projects, including a geometric sculpture at the Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway in Boston. Designed by Donald J. Tellalian, AIA, at Tellalian Associates Architects & Planners LLC, Boston, and fabricated by A&A Industries Inc., Peabody, Mass., the sculpture reaches 16 feet high and utilizes 3/4-inch aluminum triangular panels on a 1/4-inch structural stainless steel frame. Barletta Heavy Division, Boston, was the general contractor, and each year Jerry Rigging Corp., Ashby, Mass., reconfigures the entire sculpture.

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World Cup Fever

By Marcy Marro, Editor

It's World Cup fever all over the world, and while I don't know the first thing about soccer, I can enjoy a good sports match as much as the next person. I was on my way home for most of the USA-Ghana match that took place a few days ago, but was able to catch the very exciting ending. According to the ratings, the USA-Ghana game drew 11.1 million viewers per minute, making it the  most watched men's soccer match ever on ESPN or ESPN2.

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Net Zero Homes

By Marcy Marro

In this month's issue, I wrote a roundtable article on net zero energy. In recent months, two net zero energy prototype homes have celebrated their grand openings.

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Meet AIA peeps behind tweets

By Christopher Brinckerhoff

  

Tweet Up at the 2012 AIA Convention.

Workshops, product demonstrations, continuing education classes and an expansive show floor brimming with opportunities to discover current shifts and trends in architecture will afford 2014 AIA convention-goers plenty of choices. One interesting event part of the mix will be a Tweet Up at booth 534 in the AIA Town Hall area from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 27. Attendees will snack, drink and chat while linking the bits and bytes with real people.

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Sky High Views

By Marcy Marro

 

We just finished the judging for the 2014 Metal Architecture Design Awards, so be sure to stay tuned for the July issue when the winners will be announced. Since it's been a crazy couple of weeks around here, here's a fun project blog post for your Thursday afternoon....

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Partnerships & Collaborations

Last month, the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) and the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) announced a new partnership. This new partnership is designed to streamline how LEED and WELL work together in a demonstration of how green building, health and wellness go hand in hand.

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