Quality Construction-America Institute of Architects

     For an extended period architects all over the world have been blamed in one way or another for their reckless developments. One organization known as American Institute of Architects was established over 150 years ago to change the face of the architecture industry. The body does not only help investors get quality services and products, but it is also at the forefront of assisting architects to have access to quality materials and equipment for their work. The organization which has their Head Offices in Washington DC was created by 13 members in 1867. Since the inception of the group, it has been experiencing tremendous expansion with them having over 880000 members up to date.

America Institute of Architects was established as a primary cause of community reconstruction, education, offering sovereignty backing, as well as public outreach. In connection with real estate experts as well as development experts, America Institute of Architects has been working hand in hand with other with the construction industry to change the image of the architecture sector. The firm is created on firm values as well as standards which have enabled them to be existence for an extended period and making technical changes throughout their works. Their values are advocacy for architects as they deliver to them the required quality materials as well as resources for their work. With their long history, AIA requires their members to follow their set rules and regulations to the end.

Robert Ivy is an expert in the architectural industry. Mr. Robert is the Executive Vice President and the Chief Executive Officer of America Institute of Architects. After his graduation from High School, the great experienced construction expert attended The University of South for his Bachelors of Arts in English, and later Tulane University for his Masters in Architecture. Robert can well be described as a leader, and he has been holding top positions ever since he began his career. In 1996, Mr. Ivy was appointed the editor in Chief of the Architectural Record. During his tenure as the Chief Editor of the construction, journal expanded to become one of the most read construction magazines. Ivy was also the Vice President and Editorial Director of McGrew Hill Construction Media. Since the beginning of his career Ivy has won several awards among them; National Magazine Awards, Jesse H. Neal Awards, and the American Society of Magazines Editors among others. Robert Ivy continues to make changes in the development as well as the construction industry.

As Luiz Carlos Trabuco Assumes The Chairmanship Of Bradesco, Some As What’s Next

Luiz Carlos Trabuco is one of the most powerful and well-known bankers in Brazil. As CEO of Grupo Bradesco, the country’s preeminent financial group, Trabuco has proven himself to be a bold and able leader.

Responsible for the 2015 acquisition of HSBC Brazil, a move the won Trabuco the Isto E Dinheiro Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Trabuco has a long list of major successes, helping Bradesco become one of the most important financial institutions in Latin America.

However, there is one man who may eclipse Trabuco in stature. His boss, chairman of the board, Lazaro Brandao, is, at 91 years old, a living legend of Brazilian finance. It is only fitting, then, that the runner-up for the title of King of Brazilian Banking should replace the reigning sovereign.

Trabuco and Brandao see eye to eye more often than not

Trabuco and Brandao have many things in common. Both men have spent their entire careers with the bank. Trabuco began working with the firm in 1969, at the age of 18. Brandao was just 16 when he joined the bank in the the year 1943. Both men also rose through the corporate ranks the old fashioned way – through hard work and talent.

Brandao reached the position of CEO in 1981, a position which he held for 18 years, the longest of any CEO in the bank’s history. He was also chairman of the board as well as CEO between 1990 and 1999, a feat that has not been repeated since. Since 1990, Brandao has been the presiding chairman of the board, a position in which he has overseen some of the most remarkable growth ever experienced by a Brazilian corporation.

Trabuco also quickly reached the executive level. In 1984, he was appointed head of the bank’s marketing department. In that role, he quickly proved to be a force for modernization within the bank, a theme that would become the trademark of his efforts over the rest of his career. At the time Trabuco was being promoted up the chain of command, the bank had reached a size that was far larger than where it was when Brandao was making his own ascent 25 years prior. For this reason, it took Trabuco until 2009 to reach the level of CEO.

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But unlike Brandao, Trabuco’s tenure at the apex of his organization was a much rockier road than the one traversed by Brandao. Trabuco inherited a company in an intensely competitive industry and amid the throws of a major financial crisis. Still reeling from the effects of the 2008 global financial meltdown, Brazil had taken a hit that was much more severe than many of its Latin American counterparts. This meant that Trabuco had an incredibly difficult time growing the firm and retaining current customers and revenues.

Making matters worse, shortly after Trabuco took the helm, arch rival banks Banco Itau and Unibanco merged, sending Bradesco from first place back to distant second in the rankings of Brazilian banks by size. This led to 6 years of bad stagnation and an almost continuously declining stock price. By 2015, Bradesco stock was trading at just 20 percent of its 2009 highs. But Trabuco was able to rapidly dig his way out when, in 2015, he completed the acquisition of HSBC Brazil. This instantly started a stock rally that has not abated to this day.

Still, Trabuco’s rough ride as CEO has given some investors pause about his taking over for Brandao. But the latter has reassured all stakeholders that Trabuco has what it takes to lead the bank into the future with vision and effectiveness.

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U.S. Money Reserve Helping Those In Need After Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey, which recently made landfall on the coast of Texas near Houston has affected millions of people. Some have lost everything and need some assistance to get back on their feet and return some level of normalcy to their lives.

It is in times like these that we see the best in people and nonprofits come out to lend a hand when their neighbor is down.

Businesses and nonprofits must work quickly to both provide the emergency supplies necessary after a natural disaster such as food, water and temporary housing as well as give the affected people a means through which they can begin to rebuild their lives after having lost so much.

Companies like the U.S. Money Reserve are stepping up to do just this. U.S. Reserve has partnered with the Austin Disaster Relief Network in order to raise funds for those left wondering where their next meal or where shelter will be provided for them in the aftermath of Harvey.

Up to one hundred thousand dollars, U.S. Reserves pledged to match any donation given to the Austin Disaster Relief Network throughout the entire month of September. This money was used to help countless families in their time of need and to assist relief workers who generously are donating their time to help their fellow American.

U.S. Money Reserve is one of the most recognized and well respected precious metal companies in not just the United States but across the globe. Their team of knowledgeable professionals realize that some investors need to hold a tangible product to let them know that their hard earned dollars are safe.

The company is managed by a previous director of the United States Mint thus giving them the highest level of credibility and a plethora of market knowledge that is unmatched by other companies in this field.

Almost half a million satisfied customers have utilized the services of U.S. Money Reserve, many of which have been repeat customers for many years. Businesses like U.S. Reserve recognize that those affected by Hurricane Harvey need a lending hand.

The people of the United States are strong and will lean on one another in their times of need in order to rebuild. Thanks to the generous work of companies like U.S. Money reserve and many others, thousands of people are receiving the means to begin to rebuild their lives after such a horrible tragedy has occurred.

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