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What’s in a coating, and why does it matter?

Colofrul buildings in Tirana, Albania. 

Jeff Alexander
When the sun starts swinging punches at your building's coating, chalking and fading will start. But there's a way to...
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How architects can tap into the expertise of their metal roof manufacturer, part 4
Ken Buchinger
Let’s look at the importance of enforcing the detailed specifications the roof manufacturer provides.
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Is your firm social enough?
Steven Burns
The overwhelming majority of A/E/C firms are engaged in social media. But to what end? 
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Exposed glulam framework offers quiet complement to Jackson Hole airport’s mountain backdrop
Mark Halverson
A three-phase expansion and renovation, which began in 2009, nearly doubled the size of the aviation hub; the only one...
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Unwrapping ‘the mummy’: Chicago hotel project comes to life

The sleek architectural panels and Valspar coating give the building a steely sheen.

Jeff Alexander
The sleek architectural panels and Valspar coating give the building a steely sheen.
Why reality capture is essential for retrofits

Plan view of the floor slab created from a point cloud. Image: CASE

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Although we rely upon as-built drawings to help us understand the site for our design, their support is as thin as the...
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How Big Of A Building Do I Need?

The good news is that metal buildings are expandable, especially if you plan expansion potential into the original design.

Allen Hurtz
Here is some advice on how metal buildings can be a solution for space shortages
More accurate GPS ready to change the way we shop, interact, and explore

More accurate GPS will foster previously unimaginable connections between mobile device users. Image: Irwin MIller

New technology reduces location errors from the size of a car to the size of a nickel—a 100 times increase in accuracy...
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Succession planning starts with developing your leaders

A leadership-succession process should involving mentoring and coaching. Photo: HA0521-021/Flickr.

Steven Burns
Two-thirds of U.S. companies still admit that they have no formal succession plan in place, a 2014 survey conducted by...
Tech's influence on the workplace: 4 lessons from the field

Image: Pixabay

Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings
Beyond space and programmatic considerations, four tenets highlight today’s tech workplaces: strength of story, design...
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