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Black and white image of construction of the foundation of a commercial building surrounded by scaffolding, signifying the slowly rising ABI scores.

WORLD NEWS   |   Carolyn Feinstein   |   July 31, 2020

June 2020 ABI Score Released

July 31, 2020

The AIA released the June 2020 ABI Score, reflecting a leveling off of business conditions after the slowdown in the economy as a response to the pandemic.

Render of the modern square pavilion installation from the Netherlands for the Expo 2020 Dubai with transparent front facade.

TECHNOLOGY   |   Carolyn Feinstein   |   July 12, 2020

Dutch Biotope Pavilion - Solar Art

July 12, 2020

Marjan van Aubel's wants to change our relationship with solar energy. Her design for flexible, tinted solar panels for the Dutch Biotope Pavilion, have proven once again that innovation can be beautiful.

Evening photo of The Broad, contemporary art museum in Los Angeles, with a sculpted glass fiber reinforced concrete exterior

CONSTRUCTION   |   Carolyn Feinstein   |   July 03, 2020

Cement Just Got A Makeover

July 03, 2020

Cement is vital to our way of life, but producing it causes millions of tons of CO2 emissions every year. A new standard from the ASTM has clarified how we can reduce those emissions and make a stronger concrete.

A modern passive house with slatted sun shades, black solar roof tiles, wood siding, and a metal overhang to shade the sliding glass door.

Passive House Design

Unlike other green building approaches, passive houses aim to reduce environmental impact using energy conservation. So forget that giant furnace and talk to your architect about a passive design.

An array of solar panels at a Lincoln Electric facility in Lincoln, Nebraska under a blue sky with wispy white clouds

Indiana Embraces Mega Solar Park

Solar energy production is being embraced on a large scale by developers in Indiana, with their largest solar farm set to be operational in 2022

Architect in a gray shirt hand drawing building plans for a railing and staircase on a roll of paper with a ruler

ABI Score For May 2020 Is Still Bleak

The AIA has released the May 2020 ABI Score showing poor performance for the 3rd consecutive month. Though the unemployment rate fell overall, the architectural sector suffered more job losses.

A 2-story wood frame house under construction halted by the COVID-19 global pandemic

ABI Score Hits Record Low For April

The AIA has released the April 2020 ABI score and it has reached another record low. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the industry hard, with furloughs and staffing decreases in the near term.

Rectangular pool with tile pool deck and moveable tile floor that serves as a pool cover when closed with green pasture hills in the background

Pool Cover Art

Safety pool covers evolved from the mesh and vinyl tarps anchored to the pool deck, to elegant hidden pools with moveable floors and custom finishes for any pool shape.

Coral Manta 3000 pool safety system with top mounted solar panels and underwater video camera to monitor motion in the pool.

Safety First - Pool Motion Detectors

Pools are a great way to punch up the yard, increase your property value, and entertain family and friends. The Coral Manta 3000 pool safety system keeps your loved ones safe with constant underwater monitoring.