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The AIA has launched a redesign of the AIA.org Web site. The new Web site features easier navigation and an organization based on how members said they used the Web site, plus a new, member-driven focus on content and resources that architects said they want to enhance their careers or practices. The new site presents spotlights of members’ careers and vast body of work, as well as the Architect’s Knowledge Resource (AKR, formerly known as SOLOSO), a venue for members to share their knowledge and expertise.

THC’s Historic Courthouses Publication Now Online

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The Texas Historical Commission’s (THC) publication Courthouse Cornerstones will be featured for a limited time beginning in February on the agency’s Web site. The publication reports on updates to THC’s awardwinning Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program that provides partial matching grants to Texas counties for the restoration of their historic courthouses. To view Courthouse Cornerstones, visit www.thc.state.tx.us. To learn more about the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program contact the THC’s Architecture Division at (512) 463-6094.

ICC Posts Risk Management Tools Online

To assist the international community in researching, understanding, and utilizing building codes, the International Code Council (ICC) and several other agencies have developed “Tools for Risk Management.” The documents are free and available in both English and Spanish. For more information, visit www.iccsafe.org.

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USGBC: Green Building Key to U.S. Economy A cascade of newly released studies and reports points to green building as one of the growing bright spots for the U.S. economy. “As research comes in from diverse sources examining the interest in green buildings among a wide range of Americans, the numbers keep painting the same picture: The future of our built environment clearly centers on energy efficiency, water reduction, systems that encourage cleaner indoor air, the use of recycled and more sustainable materials, and communities that coexist with their environments,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO & founding chair, U.S. Green Building Council. To access the studies’ key findings, visit www.usgbc.org.

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Texas Architect March/April 2009: Adaptive Reuse  

Texas Architect, March/April 2009; Official magazine of the Texas Society of Architects|AIA