AIA applauds release of federal American Jobs Plan
WASHINGTON – April 1, 2021 - The American Institute of Architects (AIA) commends the Biden Administration on its infrastructure proposal, released yesterday.
“By making significant investments into America’s workforce, our nation’s infrastructure, climate action, and resilience, the American Jobs Plan provides our nation with greater hope for recovering more quickly from the significant economic setbacks of last year,” said AIA 2021 President Peter Exley, FAIA. “The proposal provides the holistic approach that is needed to truly modernize America’s infrastructure, including funding for retrofitting buildings—from affordable housing to schools to hospitals to airports—incentivizing energy efficiency, utilizing tax credits, and reducing emissions. It also presents significant opportunities for the architecture, engineering, and construction industry to advance sustainable design practices for today’s communities and generations to come. As leaders of the built environment, we look forward to working with Congress—on both sides of the aisle—and the Administration in an effort toward making this proposal law.”
The American Jobs Plan now goes to Congress for its consideration. There may be changes to the proposal as the legislation is drafted. AIA is committed to ensuring that architects’ priorities are included in the final package.
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