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The Loblolly House in Taylors Island, Md., designed by Kieran Timberlake, showcases the real-world application of modern industrial supply chain principles that were at the heart of Stephen Kieran's and James Timberlake's book, Refabricating Architecture. Photo courtesy Kieran Timberlake

FXFOWLE blog
Can innovative project delivery methods, namely modular construction, bring down costs and offer a solution for housing...
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930 Poydras Residential Tower, New Orleans, LA. Photo: Valspar

Jeff Alexander
With its high durability and large color palette, Valspar’s Fluropon exterior coatings have become an industry standard...
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Modular Space Showcase: Sales center brings curb appeal
Williams Scotsman
The Welcome Center received rave reviews from the customer as well as community residents and potential buyers.
State of the green union, and the next big shift in sustainability

Charts courtesy Paladino and Co.

Abundance: The Paladino Blog
The history of the green movement offers cues that we are on the precipice of another significant shift in the green...
Why the mobile workplace isn't always mobile

Photo courtesy Perkins+Will

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....
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