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Recommended Construction Practices

Chartered in 1965, the AIA-MBA Joint Committee provides a unique forum for Architects, General Contractors and Owners to meet and discuss existing conditions of the construction industry. As a result of this forum, a set of guidelines was created to reflect the best practices for procedures involving drawings and specifications, bidding, contract documents and administrative procedures during construction.

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AIA Pittsburgh Chapter:

The current initiatives of the Joint Committee include:

  • The Joint Committee is continuously working on the Best Practices Guide. To view the entire set of recommendations click here.
  • The Joint Committee’s draft publication: Project Collaboration Best Practices Guide. Click here to view.
  • Collaboration Best Practives - During February of 2015, the AIA/MBA Joint Committee hosted a presentation by Akron Hospital on its current IPD project. Click here to view presentation.
  • Collaboration Task Force - A task force of regional experts in the field of collaboration in construction delivery formed to develop a plan to educate the region on the benefits of collaboration. A presentation, titled: One Project-One Team: The Benefits of Collabration in Project Delivery, was presented to the NAIOP Pittsburgh Chapter.

Upcoming Events and News:


AIA-MBA Owners Roundtable
"Labor Shortage and Market Conditions State of the Union"
May 6, 2019
Click here for information and Registration

AIA-MBA Joint Committee

2018 Kling Award

The AIA-MBA Joint Committee bestowed the 2018 James Kling Fellowship Award to Mr. Jack Mascaro in recognition of the high standards that he has maintained for the industry, while fostering a community spirit amongst the design and construction professions. This prestigious honor was presented at The Construction Industry Evening of Excellence, MBA’s largest event, as part of the MBA Building Excellence Awards, on Thursday, February 28, 2019.


We are always looking for informative guest speakers to discuss industry hot topics. If you have a great topic for one of our upcoming meetings, please submit an abstract of your presentation to the: AIA/MBA Joint Committee


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