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How to build 'smart' teams

Understanding the art and science of teams is vital to creating results for sustainability leaders. Image: Pixabay

Abundance: The Paladino Blog
In today's complex world, there are no simple answers—solutions to our most pressing problems aren't offered in 140...
Where the university students are (or will be)

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SmithGroupJJR's Perspectives blog
SmithGroupJJR's Alexa Bush discusses changing demographics and the search for out-of-state students at public...
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Parsons Brinckerhoff and former CEO partner to solve the “brain drain” challenge
Sasha Reed
For firms large and small, hiring is always a balancing act between keeping the business moving forward and being...
Creating an environment where students want to succeed

Four panelists discussed how the decline of motivation in many of the country's education systems affects students. Image: Perkins+Will

Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings
According to a 2014 Gallup poll, our school system not only kills children’s creativity, but also takes its toll on...
10 things about Ebola from the infectious disease colloquium

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HDR BLiNK
Research institutions know how to handle life-threatening, highly contagious diseases like Ebola in the lab, but how do...
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Graffiti-Resistant Coatings To Keep Projects Looking Their Best

There are now several options available to keep buildings looking their best, which often includes both a coating system and an associated chemical graffiti remover.

Jeff Alexander
There are now several options available to keep buildings looking their best, which often includes both a coating...
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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

Cannon Design Blog
Rather than be confused by the constant stream of opinions, leadership teams contemplating workplace investments should...
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