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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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News and Upcoming Events:

Owners Roundtable - “Labor Shortage and Market Conditions State of the Union” 

This free event is part of an ongoing initiative to come together and share best practices to improve project outcomes. The AIA-MBA Joint Committee cordially invites you to attend the Owners Roundtable on Monday, May 6, 2019, at the Keystone + Mountain + Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters Council Meeting Room.

Click here to register.

2018 James Kling Fellowship Award Winner

Jack Mascaro

The James Kling Fellowship Award was established by the AIA-MBA Joint Committee to recognize those individuals who best exemplify collaboration between the design and constructor professions. These individuals, through their action and example, provide both members of the AIA and the MBA standards of excellence to strive for in an effort to bridge the gap between both sides.



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