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      Architects Praise Unanimous Mark-up of Design-Build Legislation by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

      Contact: John Schneidawind
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      johnschneidawind@aia.org

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      Washington, D.C. –May 21, 2014 – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) today issued the following statement on the unanimous approval of H.R. 2750, the Design-Build Efficiency and Jobs Act, by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Please attribute to AIA CEO Robert Ivy, FAIA:

      “We applaud the unanimous approval by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee of this crucial piece of legislation, which will spur more competition and help the government – and by inference, its taxpayers – build projects that are safe, productive and sustainable.

      “In particular, we want to commend Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) for their leadership on this bill.

      “H.R. 2750, the Design-Build Efficiency and Jobs Act, will provide more opportunities for architects to compete for federal government business which means a better product.”

      We would also like to thank Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) for introducing this bill and the 14 bi-partisan co-sponsors for championing these important reforms.

      About The American Institute of Architects
      Founded in 1857, members of the American Institute of Architects consistently work to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders, and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world. Visit www.aia.org.

 

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