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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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The current initiatives of the Joint Committee include:

  • 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.
  • Construction Contracts - The AIA/MBA Joint Committee published recommendations to amend the AIA A201 2007 version. Click here.  A seminar will be held on this document on December 11, 2013 at the MBA Headquarters. Click here for details.

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2017 Kling Award

Albert Filoni named the 2017 James Kling Fellowship Award Recipient. Press Release.


The Joint Committee is on a school calendar schedule from September through May, meeting the last week of each month. We recess after the May meeting and resume collaborating after summer recess. 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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