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We encourage you to contact your elected officials and share your thoughts on current events and government policy. Please take action and start building relationships today! Not sure where to start when contacting your legislator? We have put together some simple steps to help guide you through it! Click here to learn how to get stated with our Legislator Toolkit.
AIA Iowa represents the voice of architects within the state of Iowa. Each year as an association we visit Iowa State Capitol to visit with legislators and express our concerns for the future health of our profession and our communities. For more information on this year's event visit the AIA Iowa Calendar of Events.
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The AIA strongly supports Qualifications Based Selection (QBS) for procuring professional design services for public projects. QBS provides owners with a selection process that is not only straightforward and easy to implement, but is objective and fair. View the complete Issue Brief here.
When beginning your construction process you must be sure you have a good understanding of Iowa's competitive bidding laws as they relate to the bidding and award of public works construction projects. As partners AIA Iowa, Master Builders of Iowa, and American Council of Engineering Companies of Iowa undertook the initiative to build a Resource Guide that focuses primarily on the design / bid / build project delivery system required by Iowa law for most public contracts. Public owners will be served better by a thorough understanding of how this particular project delivery system works with an emphasis on the legal pitfalls along the way to a successful construction project.
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Public Policies are AIA statements of belief to policy-makers, the public, and the construction industry on issues of public policy affecting the membership, the profession of architecture, or The American Institute of Architects. Click to view a complete directory of the AIA Position Statements.
Did you know that nearly 90% of Iowa's architects are members of AIA Iowa? That means that when you look for an architect or design professional through AIA Iowa, you have access to the best. Here you'll be able to find individual architects, member architecture firms, Allied members, and industry experts.You can search by name, company, area, or project expertise. Find an Expert Now