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Posted on September 02, 2014
Metal roofing material is known for its durability, but it also offers two other sustainable attributes that are sometimes overlooked: enhanced energy-efficiency and high...
Posted on August 29, 2014
Goettsch Partners, the 100-member U.S. design firm headquartered in Chicago, recently informed the world that its Shanghai office of has been hired (with UK firm Benoy) by a...
Posted on August 27, 2014
How safe is it to walk in America's cities? A report by Smart Growth America, "Dangerous by Design," found certain cities in Florida and elsewhere in the Sunbelt had acutely...
Posted on August 26, 2014
More and more, teamwork, trust and collaboration are seen as key to successful project delivery. Yet, few projects seek to maximize the meanings behind those words by making...
Posted on August 25, 2014
As designers, we are custodians of the built environment. With the pressure to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings, it is our responsibility to carefully consider the...
Posted on August 25, 2014
The advent of the elevator within multi-story buildings helped to relegate stairs from highly visible locations to confined stairwells tucked away and hidden from view....
Posted on August 25, 2014
About one out of every three construction projects is behind schedule or over budget, according to the Construction Industry Institute's Assessment of Owner Project...
Posted on August 22, 2014
As hospitals evolve, service lines expand and contract, new technologies are embraced, building codes change, and new state-of-the-art specialty centers are needed. Existing...
Posted on August 21, 2014
Customers are inherently inefficient and inconvenient to do business with, writes Customer Service Consultant Micah Solomon, in a recent Forbes post. That’s why he believes...
Posted on August 21, 2014
I sat down with Chad Dorgan, Vice President Of Quality & Sustainability at McCarthy Building Companies, to learn more about their process for reviewing and implementing...