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AIA-MBA Joint Committee Reception & Collaboration Discussion

Over the past three years, the AIA-MBA Joint Committee has hosted quarterly discussions that focused on improving the construction industry delivery process. The Joint Committee’s titled “Construction Owner Roundtables” featured discussion that concentrated on construction project milestones. Attendees at these meetings would provide input, sharing best practices, and from each session we captured the major points and featured them in The Project Collaboration Best Practices Guide.

On the night of Wednesday, March 30, at the Master Builders’ Association, the AIA-MBA Joint Committee would like to open our doors and invite the region’s construction industry for a reception and collaboration discussion so that we can share highlights from the Guide and the practical and specific recommendations contained within it that enable higher levels of collaboration in construction.




5:00 – Welcoming Reception
6:00 – Collaboration Discussion

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Call for Presentations: MBA Green Builders Symposium

The Master Builders’ Association will host its Green Builders Symposium this year on Thursday, October 15 at the MBA headquarters. As a popular event for constructors with green credentials who require continuing education credits, this is a great opportunity for a professional to present and to demonstrate their knowledge of green construction to their peers. MBA […]

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Passive House Science

NOTE: the following article originally ran in BreakingGround Magazine – http://www.mbawpa.org/breaking_ground.asp Odds are very high that if you are a reader of BreakingGround Magazine that you are familiar with green building certification programs. After all these sustainable programs have been around for decades and heck one could debate that we live in the birthplace of […]

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Western PA (Re)Introduction of Lean Construction

Every few years it seems as though the construction industry harps on a new buzzword – partnering, sustainability, BIM, collaboration, Lean, etc. Lean? It appears that a retread has made its way back into the buzzword cycle. Back in the late 1990’s, the Lean Construction Institute (LCI) was established, propelling the topic of Lean in […]

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