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Improving Building Performance Through Initiatives, Incentives, and Mandates | Architect Magazine

Several U.S. cities offer design- and code-related programs and services to encourage architects and developers to pursue sustainability more vigorously. By Ian Spula Buildings account for 40 percent of all energy consumption and about one-third of greenhouse gas emissions in the...
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Architectural Billing Index Growth Continues in March | Architect Magazine

The ABI ends the first quarter of 2017 with an upswing in billings gains across all regions. By Hanley Wood Data Studio The monthly Architecture Billings Index (ABI) came in at a score of 54.3 in March, up 3.6 points from February’s 50.7, the AIA announced today. The ABI is...
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10 Essential Skills for a Life Beyond Architecture | Archinect

By Laura Amaya The decision to study architecture feels like choosing a path for a lifetime at the age of 20. As you enter university, you think that architecture is about drawing and building as you get ready to become the next Mies van der Rohe. What you may not realize,...
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2017 ASCE Infrastructure Report Card Gives America a D+ | Architect Magazine

The American Society of Civil Engineers has released this report every four years since 2001, with no improvement. By Selin Ashaboglu Yesterday, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its quadrennial Infrastructure Report Card, giving the United States an...
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ADP: 298,000 Jobs Added in February | Architect Magazine

According to ADP and Moody’s Analytics, February’s strong report is anchored by large gains in the goods-producing sector. By Hanley Wood Data Studio The U.S. economy added 298,000 private, non-farm jobs in February, according to the monthly employment report released...
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Young Architect Guide: 21 Pieces of Candid Advice for Emerging Architecture Professionals – Architizer

by Samantha Raburn It is a scary thing to go from architecture school into the real world. There are so many unknowns as you graduate from architecture school and enter the workforce. You’ll begin to ask questions like “What firm should I go to?” or “Do I know enough to be...
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Access for All… architects are changing the ADA’s application | Architect Magazine

The ADA has forever changed how architects practice. Now architects are changing the ADA’s application. By Kim O’Connell for AIA Architect Grab-bars in restroom stalls are one of the most ubiquitous and visible improvements that have come about since the 1990 passage of the...
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ADP: 246,000 Jobs Added in January | Architect Magazine

According to the team of ADP and Moody’s Analytics, construction employment rebounded, adding 25,000 positions. By Hanley Wood Data Studio The U.S. economy added 246,000 private, non-farm jobs in December, according to the monthly employment report released this morning by...
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Architecture Billings Reach Highest Level Since 2007 | Architect Magazine

Today’s report from the AIA marks a strong end for 2016, with three consecutive months of growth in design billing contracts, and a high billings score not seen since before the recession. By HANLEY WOOD DATA STUDIO The monthly Architecture Billings Index (ABI) came in at a...
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How to Align Your Firm with Client Needs and Plan for the Future

As firms restructure and plan for the future, the needs and wants of the owner, occupant, and user should move to the forefront of the design process. By MICHELE RUSSO FOR AIA ARCHITECT Architecture firms in the United States recovered in 2015, after the Great Recession had...
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