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Architects, tap into the expertise of your metal roof manufacturer

There are a number of things a roof manufacturer can do to help the architect make sure the finished roof is properly designed. Photo courtesy of MBCI.

Ken Buchinger
Architects are not only expected to be experts in every field, they must also be part lawyer, arbitrator and magician
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Project: Bucks County Community College in Newtown, PA; Architect: Schrader Group Architecture

Project: Bucks County Community College in Newtown, PA; Architect: Schrader Group Architecture

Bill O'Keeffe
There is no bigger annual gathering of architects and design professionals in North America quite like the AIA National...
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Are Metal Roofs Lightning Magnets?

A metal building system, with a conductive metal roof and a conductive metal structural frame, gives lightning a low-resistance path to the earth. Photo: David Selby/Wikimedia Commons.

Bryan Arlington
According to The Metal Construction Assocition, a metal roof will not make lightning more likely to strike, but it may...
Stop the Endless Debate to Nowhere – It’s Time to Measure Workplace Performance

Cannon Design used strategic solutions when developing the new Zurich North America headquarters. Image courtesy CannonDesign

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Rather than be confused by the constant stream of opinions, leadership teams contemplating workplace investments should...
Software shouldn't dictate process

"It’s time for a project management solution as unique as your project," writes Gensler's Mark Thole. Illustration: Christine Maurer, courtesy Gensler

With over 200 solutions on the market, construction software is one of the most complex and fragmented markets, writes...
Trends driving airport construction

To deliver a replacement terminal at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Skanska developed a multi-phased approach centered on taking as few of the existing aircraft gates out of service as possible. Image courtesy Skanska

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Upgrades to aviation infrastructure have not kept pace with the increase in airport traffic or even at a level...
How to create an 'emotionally intelligent' workplace

A 2012 study by Ipsos found that while 91% of supervisors agreed that emotional intelligence is important, 75% of them were not strong in any of the four key areas of emotional intelligence. Image courtesy HOK

Life at HOK
Emotional intelligence is the leading predictor of performance in the workplace and the strongest driver of leadership...
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Removing graffiti without a trace

There are three common methods for graffiti removal: painting over graffiti, using a chemical remover, and pressure washing.

Jeff Alexander
The issue of graffiti removal inspired Valspar scientists to develop a graffiti resistance system, which has been...
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MBCI coated roof and wall panels virtually graffiti proof

Every year American cities spend an estimated $12 billion on graffiti removal.

Ken Buchinger
A new effective solution that is biodegradable and water-soluble can help building owners and municipalities save...
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Graffiti vandalism is on the rise

Valspar offers built-in graffiti resistance in all its building products coatings, at no additional cost. This protection includes both existing buildings and new construction, allowing your projects to be resistant to all the elements.

Jeff Alexander
Graffiti is the most common form of vandalism, and its cleanup is burdening businesses and property owners.
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