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When lava flow in Hawaii threatens a public school district, officials turn to modular

In November, the Keonepoko Elementary School at Keaau opened its doors to 430 students in grades kindergarten through fifth-grade, providing educational facilities for a community displaced by a natural disaster.

Williams Scotsman
Hawaii Modular Space, a Williams Scotsman company, designed temporary classroom space for the Pahoa and Keeau schools...
10 healthcare trends worth sharing

Illustrations: Bill Kline, SmithGroupJJR

SmithGroupJJR's Perspectives blog
The rise of the medical home model of care and ongoing Lean value stream improvement are among the top healthcare...
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State of the fire rated glazing industry

The value that today’s technologically advanced fire rated glazing is derived from the radiant heat protection it provides while adding aesthetic appeal and increased visibility within the surrounding building environment. Photo: SAFTI FIRST

Bill O'Keeffe
Many years have passed since my days as the “Wired Warrior,” writes SAFTI FIRST's Bill O'Keeffe. Every year at this...
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How does airflow under a metal roof further enhance energy savings?

In cool or cold weather conditions, scientists confirmed that direct-nailed asphalt shingle roofs had significantly larger heat loss than attics with metal shakes and above-sheathing ventilation.

Jeff Alexander
Metal roof coatings with solar reflectance can help building owners save substantially in annual cooling costs....
The generalist architect vs. the specialist architect

Image courtesy SRG Partnership

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The corporate world today quite often insists on hiring specialists, but the generalists have an intrinsic quality to...
6 factors steering workplace design at financial services firms

Photo courtesy HOK

Life at HOK
Grossly underutilized space and a lack of a mobility strategy are among the trends identified by HOK based on its...
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3D printing has people in the building and construction industry talking

Source: 3dprint.com

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How can 3D printing affect the building design and construction industry?
Integrated Learning Neighborhoods: A solution for linking student housing with the typical student experience

The new College Avenue Commons at Arizona State University. Image © Bill Timmerman

GenslerOn
Just as urban housing fits into the city as a whole, student housing can be integrated into the campus network as a...
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Reviewing Paint Warranties

All paint systems will chalk and fade over time as they weather. The warranty will explain how much chalk and fade is acceptable based on standard tests through the American Society of Testing Materials. Photo courtesy of The Soybean Checkoff/Flickr

Jeff Alexander
Warranties can appear to be the same, but as a starting point, you should find out what paint technology your warranty...
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Williams Scotsman provided 119,864 sf of space on time and on budget for the Firebag In-Situ Sands Project Camp in Alberta, Canada.

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If you work in the energy sector you’ve heard of Alberta’s oil sands. Located in Western Canada, Alberta is a province...
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