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The American Institute Of Architects Becomes One Of The Leading Policy Builders In The U.S

In the 1850s a group of 13 architects came together in a bid to build a membership-based organization which would allow the development of the architectural and construction industries to move forward in a positive way. By 1857, the plans were in place to establish the New York Institute of Architects when the addition of new members from outside New York prompted a change in name to the American Institute of Architects; this group of highly educated architectural experts had become concerned about the lack of educational training undertaken by the majority of individuals who claimed to be an architect in the U.S. Visit AIA at Wikipedia to know more.

Now headed by former “Architectural Digest” magazine Editor-In-Chief Robert Ivy, the concerns of the American Institute of Architects have remained some of the same as those seen in the early days of the group; the American Institute of Architects are still concerned with the need to properly regulate the training and ongoing education of architects across the nation. Other areas of concern have become the need for a lobbying presence in Washington D.C. to ensure the latest regulations within the construction industry are fair to all.

Robert Ivy has been in control of the future direction of the American Institute of Architects for a number of years after leaving his role with “Architectural Digest” in 2010 to lead the future of the construction industry. As the CEO of the American Institute of Architects, Robert Ivy has worked closely to put together a new direction for the group which sees a positive statement being made on the role climate change will play in the future. A range of public service campaigns and articles have been created under the leadership of Robert Ivy to allow the population of the U.S. to learn more about the problems climate change will cause the nation in the coming decades.

Despite being focused on the future of the world in terms of architecture and the coming challenges the environment is bringing to the role of the American architect the group is also dedicated to caring for those who were once active members of the architectural industry. Those who were members of the American Institute of Architects for more than 15 years and are now over the age of 65 are classed as Emeritus members and are given a range of benefits carrying on into their retirement. Read:


The AIA, Bringing Sustainability to the Forefront

The AIA, also known as, The American Institute of Architects, serves as a non-governmental organization based in Washington, DC. The organization has a long history and was initially started in New York City. With only 13 members, it’s since expanded nationwide, many chapters even serving the local level. One may wonder why such an organization would need to be politically involved, however, there are many reasons.

Robert Ivy is a current Executive Vice President, and, also the CEO of AIA. His team works towards many goals, sustainability is one of the most prominent. Robert Ivy and, his team, lead these efforts by raising public awareness of the work that architects do, and, how it affects everyone’s environment. This means being astute to the materials, planning, design, economics, infrastructure and, policies affecting modern day architecture. While this may seem like a rather exhaustive list, it’s only a sampling of the considerations taken into account when designing a building.

Another topic that Robert Ivy, and, the AIA stress is resiliency. Climate change, natural disasters, and, a deteriorating infrastructure often necessitate extra efforts when planning and designing projects. The communities served by the environments they create are also a top consideration. With schools, churches, parks, and, all the other parts of a community, the planning must be complementary and fit into the landscape of the area.

Legal considerations are one of the biggest issues that the AIA has to contend with. Laws regarding building, the environment, zoning, and, many other real estate laws come into play when planning and, implementing architectural endeavors. Robert Ivy and the organization share its “best practices,” and, many other guidelines to assist architects in their efforts. They also provide continuing education and ethical guidelines, so that the professional standards are upheld. This can be seen in the organization’s bylaws, which it makes publicly available.

As previously stated, the AIA supports professionals in many ways. Support to architects entering the profession is helpful to their success. They are able to be mentored, and, given support to be competitive in today’s market of seasoned professionals. The organization also gives its members the designation of being able to add the credentials of “AIA,” to their names. This is helpful in distinguishing an architect as being an ethically aware and, well-educated professional. The organization continues to support its architects, and, they also support the communities in which they work and live for the benefit of all.

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Eli Gershkovitch And His Brewing Dream

Today, there are numerous Canadian craft beers that have flooded Canada, the United States, and beyond. These beers are not only known for their great taste and soft touch going down, they are also very potent and always make the party come alive.


One of the greatest Canadian craft beers would be the Red Racer Pale Ale. This beer is made by Central City Brewing. What people rave about the most when drinking this beer is the grapefruit taste. A lot of customers have stated that this beer tastes more like fruit juice, and a lot of people have reported even having extra energy after one or two beers.

Red Racer Pale Ale has even become a signature of the United States Army, as well as the Canadian and U.K. army as well. Soldiers enjoy the sweet taste of this beer, and it comes at an inexpensive price.


There is a new brewery, however, that is getting much attention in Canada, and that is the Steamworks Brewery. The Steamworks Brewery was created by Eli Gershkovitch ( Eli Gershkovitch is an attorney, a private pilot, and master of a few other trades. However, Eli Gershkovitch always wanted to serve great tasting beer at an affordable price.


Several years ago, Eli Gershkovitch finally decided to purchase a warehouse and turn it into a brewery. Eli Gershkovitch believed he was just going to be another general brewery in Canada. Eli Gershkovitch discovered that the land his brewery rests on has steam pipes underneath it. After several meetings with numerous engineers, it was decided that Eli could use the steam pipes to help brew his beer. Steamworks is the only brewery in Canada that brews beer with steam. The difference in taste has been called unbelievable by customers, and Steamworks now has customers from all over the world.

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