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Sasha Reed
I recently sat down with two Architects-Turned-VDC-Process-Managers to discuss the ways in which they are leveraging...
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Fire rated doors: standards, testing and glazing requirements

Today’s fire rated doors frequently incorporate glazing to enable vision and transparency that maximize natural or shared lighting.

Bill O'Keeffe
There are several safe and economical alternatives to traditional wired glass for 20-45 minute vision lites
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Schooling the visitor

The large CLT roof overhang is supported in part by 15-foot-tall concrete letters spelling “W-S-U” just outside of the high-ceilinged pavilion.

Mark Halverson
Exposed glulam and other engineered wood products help WSU tell its technology story
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The benefits of selling your firm to employees

Other benefits of selling a firm to employees is the opportunity to mentor the next generation of employees and providing your clients with continuity. Photo: Flickr/

Steven Burns
One business advisor recommends professional services businesses to develop a group of employees who are willing and...
15 ways "soft brand" hotel chains can distinguish themselves

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Hospitality’s biggest names are creating new, evolved brands to appeal to today’s traveler and compete against boutique...
It’s time to make MLB stadiums safer

Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Photo: Wally Gobetz/Creative Commons

Constructive Thinking Blog
Major League Baseball doesn't have official stadium design guidelines. Skanska's Tom Tingle has three ways the league...
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Is the PDF revolution advancing BIM workflows?

From left to right: Sasha Reed, V.P. Strategic Development at Bluebeam Software, Nathan Wood of DPR Construction, and Kris Lengieza, Director of VDC at Stiles Construction.

Sasha Reed
Many project teams who struggle to get everyone up to speed with BIM, find PDFs a useful tool to bridge the gap between...
No eyes on the road: The impact of driverless vehicles

Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of Daimler AG, foresaw an interesting interim solution where cars can act autonomously part of the time and be human-guided the rest. Photo courtesy SmithGroupJJR

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The idea that space can be repurposed by breaking dependence on the purchase, maintenance, and storage of a big machine...
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Metal building maintenance is essential

Photo courtesy of Pressure Washing The Woodlands.

Cary Barger
Inspect, repair damages, and clean the building
How active design is reshaping higher education campuses

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Active design, a dynamic approach to design with a primary focus on people, assists students in learning to make...
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