|Education & Training|
Washington, D.C. – October 13, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The American Institute of Architectâ€™s (AIA) recent launch of AIAU marks a significant advancement in online education for architects, designers, builders, and others working within the architecture industry. Now, anyone with an Internet connection can access high-quality, interactive education taught by industry experts via streaming video and earn continuing education credits including AIA learning units (LUs) as well as HSW, GBCI, and RIBA credits
CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION TO PROVIDE HIGHWAY WORK ZONE SAFETY TRAINING PROGRAM THANKS TO NEW FEDERAL GRANT
WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 25, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Associated General Contractors of America will provide highway work zone safety training classes next year thanks to a federal safety grant the association earned. The association will use the $135,000 Susan Harwood Training Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to offer the safety training classes designed to prevent injuries among highway, street and bridge construction workers, officials
WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 8, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced today that it will launch a new Capacity Building Initiative training and technical assistance series, Expanding CDFI Coverage in Underserved Areas, later this year. The series, presented by Opportunity Finance Network (OFN), will provide specialized training and technical assistance to Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) to extend their reach into certain underserved communities in the United States that currently lack a CDFI presence.
Washington, D.C. – September 5, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) has selected 11 educational and cultural facilities for this yearâ€™s CAE Educational Facility Design Awards. The CAE Design Excellence Award honors educational facilities that the jury believes should serve as an example of a superb place in which to learn, furthering the client’s mission, goals and educational program while demonstrating excellence in architectural design. These projects exemplify innovation through the client’s educational goals through responsive and responsible programming, planning and design. Function and surrounding regional and community context are valued as part of the planning and design process as well as sustainability
WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 2, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The VA National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans is holding a webinar, “An Introduction to SSVF and Overview of Compliance & Reporting,” on Sept. 25 at 10:00 a.m. ET.
ULI to Host Building the Resilient City: Risks and Opportunities Conference September 4-5, 2014 in San Francisco
WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 29, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Creating resilient communities that are economically prosperous and environmentally sustainable is the focus of the Urban Land Instituteâ€™s (ULI) Building the Resilient City: Risks and Opportunities conference, set for September 4-5, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco, California
WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 28, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Are you planning to apply for Affordable Housing Program (AHP) funds in the 2014 AHP round? If you are and have not yet attended one of the AHP Application training sessions, you should consider registering for one of the remaining training sessions. Both members and development sponsors should consider participating.
Chicago – June 30, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) –Â The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates there are over 8,100 farmers markets nationwide, a jump of almost 5,000 from the previous decade. At farmers markets most produce vendors use simple, generic white canopies that need to be light weight and portable, which also means that vendors have to get creative when they anchor them to the ground (no stakes allowed). Most vendors canâ€™t afford a custom tent, so they are all white, with flimsy signage. The AIAâ€™s Small Project Practitioners Knowledge Community developed the Pop-Up Project Design Competition with the goal to re-imagine the farmerâ€™s market canopy pop-up booth to make it easier for produce vendors to set up and transport their canopies and produce, while also
Chicago â€“- June 30, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The American Institute of Architectsâ€™ (AIA) convention delegates gave final approval to a plan that restructures the Instituteâ€™s governance. Bylaw amendments adopted by them will reduce the size of the Instituteâ€™s Board of Directors and augment the AIAâ€™s governance structure by adding a new body, the Strategic Council, which will inform the Board and other Institute bodies of important professional issues.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 23, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is celebrating 70 years of investment in the education and economic prosperity of Americaâ€™s Servicemembers and Veterans. The Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, better known as the â€śGI Billâ€ť was enacted on June 22, 1944. The law provided a wide range of benefits for Veterans returning from World War II, including low-cost home loans, education and vocational training. The original GI Bill was heralded as a success and major contributor to America’s stock of human capital that sped long-term economic growth across the Nation. Today, a new group of Veterans is accessing the Post-9/11 GI Bill and other education benefits, following in their footsteps.
CHICAGO – June 19, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Energy, jobs, and the far-reaching influence of the Millennial generation are the issues that will have the most significant impact on real estate both near-and long-term, according to The Counselors of Real EstateÂ® organization, which today released its official 2014 Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate, a list it compiles annually.
National Association of Real Estate Editors Announces 2014 Robert Bruss Real Estate Book Award Winners
Houston – June 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) has named the winners of the Seventh Annual Robert Bruss Real Estate Book Awards. The awards recognize excellence in books published in 2013 covering the broad field of real estate.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 12, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Statistics for April 2014 have exceeded total housing units from the previous month by 36%. Single-family units produced a 5% increase in month-over-month activity, while increasing annually by 2% from April of 2013. Statewide multi-family housing units increased by 58% since March 2014 and by 43% since last April
Washington, D.C. – June 12, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) –Â The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected the ten recipients of the 2014 Small Project Awards. The AIA Small Project Awards Program, now in its 11Â year, was established to recognize small-project practitioners for the high quality of their work and to promote excellence in small-project design. This award program emphasizes the excellence of small-project design and strives to raise public awareness of the value and design excellence that architects bring to projects, no matter the limits of size and scope
WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 28, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Entries are now being accepted for the 2014 NAHB Remodelers awards which include NAHB Remodeler of the Year, National Remodeling Hall of Fame, Homes for Life awards and the Council Awards for Demonstrating Remodeling Excellence (CADRE)
Deadline Approaching to Obtain Low NAREE Rate at Westin Oaks Hotel for NAREE Conference in Houston in June
HOUSTON – May 20, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The deadline is approaching to obtain discounted hotel accommodations for the National Association of Real Estate Editorsâ€™ 48th Annual Real Estate Journalism Conference in Houston June 11-14.
Chicago, IL – May 16, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Economic positives outweigh negatives according to real estate economists who addressed a standing-room only audience last week at The Counselors of Real Estateâ€™s Midyear conference in Austin, Texas. The three-day event is noted for bringing together thought leaders from around the world, offering balanced perspectives on the most critical issues affecting real estate.
CONSTRUCTION UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DECLINES TO SEVEN-YEAR LOW OF 9.4 PERCENT AS PAYROLLS RISE BY 32,000 JOBS IN APRIL TO 6.0 MILLION, HIGHEST SINCE JUNE 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 5, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The unemployment rate in construction dropped to the lowest April level in seven years as contractors added 32,000 workers to payrolls in April, bringing industry employment to 6.0 million, the highest level since June 2009, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials warned that it is essential to revive and expand training opportunities before the industry runs short of workers.
Study examines present-day policies and fiscal realities of zero energy, Living Buildings in Washington, DC
WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 30, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The District of Columbia Department of the Environment today released the findings of a recent study detailing how the District, already home to more green buildings per capita than other large cities, can best craft policy and create incentives to build zero energy, zero water and Living Buildings
NEW ORLEANS, LA – April 29, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced a new multi-year initiative focused on race, reconciliation and community-building. Funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Welcome Table New Orleans, will bring citizens of different racial groups and backgrounds together to build relationships that lead to improvements in key areas throughout the city.
SPRINGFIELD – April 28, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) is taking the lead in educating Illinois residents to practice safe cooking habits to prevent home fire tragedies. Unattended cooking continues to be a top cause of home fires and injuries since 1990. Since 2011, cooking fires have ranked second as the cause of home fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association