Posted on September 30, 2014
Not long ago, the role of a construction project manager revolved around working with people: employees, vendors, consultants, designers, subcontractors and owners. Today,...
Posted on September 29, 2014
In 2011, Skanska completed the West Coast’s first and the world’s fourth certified Living Building in Seattle: The Bertschi School Science Classroom addition. But Living...
Posted on September 29, 2014
Many aging healthcare facilities are between a rock and hard place these days. With increasing demand for and regulation of healthcare on the horizon, more and more...
Posted on September 25, 2014
By now, the idea that organizations must adapt to maintain both relevance and market share is so ingrained that it’s been reduced to pithy sayings.  But is constant...
Posted on September 25, 2014
As spending for residential and nonresidential construction has climbed, everyone’s trying to determine what the “new normal” will be. But should comparisons with previous...
Posted on September 24, 2014
Mary Ed Cain was supposed to be born a boy. That was the first time she surprised everyone. The second time came on a daily basis during her 43-year career at Star Building...
Posted on September 23, 2014
Wired magazine has featured Cedars-Sinai and its OR360 in a new story, “How Designers Are Reinventing Trauma Care to Save Soldiers Lives.” The piece takes a deep look at the...
Posted on September 22, 2014
Measure once, cut twice. Wait, that’s not quite right—but that’s exactly what happens when post-occupancy evaluations fail to include pre-occupancy measures.  Post-...
Posted on September 19, 2014
1. Sketch. Draw by hand. I know our desks are getting smaller and more crammed with computer monitors, but find a space to sketch. This is an essential communication skill. I...
Posted on September 17, 2014
It seems that the most recent buildings to pop up on college campuses are trying to do more than just support academics. They are acting as hubs for all sorts of on-campus...