AIA Holds Annual Convention in Atlanta

Words: Dan Kamys

2015 AIA Convention

[caption id="attachment_9779" align="alignnone" width="620"]This year’s AIA Convention featured about 800 vendors, with some 40 masonry-related companies. This year’s AIA Convention featured about 800 vendors, with some 40 masonry-related companies.[/caption] The American Institute of Architects held its Annual Convention in Atlanta in May. The event brought about 800 exhibitors, with some 40 masonry-related companies – a good sign for the masonry industry. This year, the show seemed heavy on building materials exhibitions. Masonry found this show to be educational and informative, regarding building materials and systems that will be coming our industry’s way in the future. President Bill Clinton spoke to a standing-room-only audience about pressing global issues and “low-hanging fruit.” Keynote panels took place throughout the event on topics like building smart, residential design-build, and must-have online tools. AIA elections took place, and awards were bestowed to celebrated projects. Next year’s AIA Convention will take place in Philadelphia, May 19–21. Visit http://convention.aia.org for more information. [caption id="attachment_9778" align="alignleft" width="270"]The ACME Brick booth was bustling with activity during the AIA Convention. The ACME Brick booth was bustling with activity during the AIA Convention.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9780" align="alignright" width="270"]The Veneerstone booth had elaborate, informative displays. The Veneerstone booth had elaborate, informative displays.[/caption]       [caption id="attachment_9785" align="alignleft" width="270"]The Oldcastle Architectural booth was packed with convention attendees. The Oldcastle Architectural booth was packed with convention attendees.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9784" align="alignright" width="270"]The Arriscraft/General Shale booth showcased nice displays of signature products. The Arriscraft/General Shale booth showcased nice displays of signature products.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9783" align="alignleft" width="270"]Architectural Polymers showcased Formliner Systems and Thin Brick Components. Architectural Polymers showcased Formliner Systems and Thin Brick Components.[/caption]      
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