Posts Tagged ‘ American Institute of Architects (AIA) ’

Driven by Pandemic, Demand for Larger Homes Grew Over the Last Year

Jul 30th, 2021

New data from the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Home Design Trends Survey shows that, for the first time in five years, homeowner interest in larger homes increased over the last 12 months. The Home Design Trends Survey for the second quarter of 2021—focusing on home and property design—also found that demand for accessory dwelling […]

IECC Slated for More Input by Government Officials

Mar 8th, 2021

The International Code Council (ICC) released a new framework last week, changing the means by which it updates the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) from government consensus to an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved standards process. Adopted by ICC’s board and couched as a means for helping governments and building industry stakeholders to meet […]

Political Outcomes Not Expected to Sway Demands for Housing

Oct 29th, 2020

Door and window manufacturers were assured this week that the result of a presidential election should have minimal impact on demands stemming from housing. But that didn’t stop the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) from delving into the election as part of the lineup for its virtual fall conference. The keynote session Wednesday focused […]

Architectural Billings Stabilizing but Remain Negative

Jul 23rd, 2020

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) released a report this week that notes the demand for design services from architecture firms began to stabilize in June, following their peak declines in April. The AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for June was 40.0 compared to 32.0 in May. The May ABI score indicates that a […]

Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives Rally Support from Industry

Oct 4th, 2019

In an effort to promote high-efficiency home construction and renovation, two bipartisan pieces of legislation were announced on October 2, which is recognized as Energy Efficiency Day. The bills seek to reinstate, strengthen and expand the energy efficiency tax credits for homeowners and new-home builders that were in place but expired in 2017. The Home […]

Industry Leaders Testify About Cleaner Building Efforts

Sep 24th, 2019

At the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy’s hearing to discuss possible solutions for increasing energy efficiency in the building sector, witnesses requested that efforts be particularly focused on maintaining affordability in the process. Among the six witnesses that testified last Friday was green-builder Arn McIntyre who represented the National Association of Home Builders […]

Industry Organizations Testify on Climate Action Before U.S. House Subcommittee

Sep 20th, 2019

Representatives from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), American Institute of Architects (AIA) and National Association of Home Builders were among six witnesses that testified today at the U.S. House Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Energy hearing titled, “Building a 100 Percent Clean Economy: Solutions for the U.S. Building Sector.” The hearing is focusing on […]

Design-Demand-Plateau Continues, Architecture Billings Index Shows

Aug 23rd, 2019

Even though the industry is beginning to recognize through recent studies the importance of design to increase product sales, demand for design services seems to be lagging according to a new report released recently from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). The AIA’s July Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score remained essentially flat (50.1) in comparison […]

Studies Prompt Wood Door Manufacturers on How to Get Specified

Jul 18th, 2019

More goes into selling wood doors than just high-quality products. That’s the takeaway gleaned from a study conducted by Accountability Information Management Inc. (AIM). The Palatine, Ill.-based business-to-business research company recently published a report about specific trends in the wood-door market that lead to specification of products by designers and architects, along with why this […]

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