Why the mobile workplace isn't always mobile

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Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings
Perkins+Will’s Janice Barnes addresses the nuance in mobility types and explains the importance of defining terms...
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Why diversity at work matters

In the U.S., there is a linear relationship between racial and ethnic diversity and better financial performance, a study by McKinsey found. Photo: Monisha Pushparaj/Wikimedia Commons

Steven Burns
Companies in the top quartile for gender or racial and ethnic diversity are more likely to have financial returns above...
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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

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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

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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


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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

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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