Posts Tagged ‘ AIA ’

Mid-Year Housing Report: Regional Differences Still Exist and Employment Plays Key Role

Aug 5th, 2014

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How is the housing recovery faring? Well it depends on where you live as major discrepancies still exist in different markets. Slow income growth is also prohibiting home purchases, while “part of the slow recovery has to do with slow recovery in employment,” says David Crowe, chief economist for the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB). [...]

Architects Have Plenty of Pull in Window-Related Product Development

Jun 27th, 2014

Give the people what they want. Or more precisely, give the architects what they want. More than 700 exhibitors re-convened Friday at Chicago’s McCormick Place for the second day of the American Institute of Architects’ national convention, AIA Convention 2014. Many of the exhibitors at the show are directly affiliated with the glass and glazing [...]

Will the Government Shutdown Affect Your Business?

Oct 1st, 2013

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If you’re thinking today’s shutdown of parts of the Federal government, due to the budget impasse in Congress, will have no impact on your company’s business, you may want to think again. The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, which issues building licenses and permits, housing code inspections and construction permits in D.C., is among [...]

Sliding Glass Door Systems Taking Off at AIA

Jun 21st, 2013

Reaching the perfect balance between enjoying the natural beauty of the outdoors and the preferred comforts of the indoors has long been the desire of both commercial builders and residential ones alike, and suppliers and manufacturers on-hand at this week’s American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention in Denver are striving to meet that need. NanaWall [...]

Skylights Highlight AIA Convention

Jun 21st, 2013

It’s designed to track and capture sunlight, lower overall energy consumption and be environmentally friendly all at once. One of several intricate light systems on display this week at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention in Denver, the Parans SP3 Solar Receiver made by Wasco Skylights is capable of harvesting the light from the [...]

AIA Exhibitors Prepare for 2013 National Convention

Jun 20th, 2013

The 2013 AIA National Convention opens today in Denver. Exhibitors were busy yesterday preparing their booths and their teams for what the show will bring. We talked to two companies who told us about not only what the day before is like, but also what they’re expecting from this year’s event. Watch the video below [...]

Improving Residential Market Leads to Larger Homes and an Increase in Property Enhancements

Jun 17th, 2013

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has released a study showing that as the residential market continues to improve, home size has grown in response. According to a release from the AIA, this trend is being seen in both high-end and custom homes, as well as in additions to existing homes. These findings are from [...]

Legislation Aims to Develop National Energy Efficiency Strategy

May 3rd, 2013

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U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Rob Portman insist that it’s time to put political ideology aside for the sake of the nation, re-introducing a bill hailed by both the New Hampshire Democrat and Ohio Republican as a bipartisan roadmap to an improved national energy efficiency strategy. The bill calls for state-based commercial energy-efficiency programs that [...]

New Energy Modeling Guide Could Encourage Glazing to Optimize Energy Efficiency and Daylighting

Oct 5th, 2012

As the design, specification and use of advanced glazing products continues to advance, so, too, will the need for performance modeling. In this respect, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has released An Architect’s Guide to Integrating Energy Modeling in the Design Process. This new guide was created to provide a step-by-step map to predicting [...]

AIA Show Gives Snapshot of Market

May 18th, 2012

There always seems to be one key word or phrase that comes out of any event; you know, the word you hear the most when talking to exhibitors and attendees. At AIA it was thermal efficiency. When describing the company’s new swing door, Miguel Chavez, Fleetwood Windows and Doors, said it introduced a new swing [...]