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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

CASE blog CASE blog
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

GenslerOn
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

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

Image courtesy Dawn Feldman

HDR BLiNK
LEGO has changed a lot over the years, but has that been a good thing for encouraging creativity?
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Fire-resistive tempered products such as SuperLite II-XL 45, shown in this 1-hour corridor, is more affordable than filmed and laminated ceramics used in the same application.  SuperLite II-XL 45 is proudly USA-made, has no amber tints, meets CPSC Cat. II safety and the hose stream test, provides radiant heat protection and has a high STC rating.

Fire-resistive tempered products such as SuperLite II-XL 45, shown in this 1-hour corridor, is more affordable than filmed and laminated ceramics used in the same application. SuperLite II-XL 45 is proudly USA-made, has no amber tints, meets CPSC Cat. II safety and the hose stream test, provides radiant heat protection and has a high STC rating. 

Bill O'Keeffe
Where product selection has the most impact on cost is also the area where the majority of fire rated glass is being...
Can you make a new building as cool as a warehouse?

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Cannon Design Blog
Just as we looked at that boarded up warehouse and thought it could be something other, office towers can be reborn,...
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Detroit transforms abandoned casino into modern public safety headquarters

In addition to redefining the exterior, the panels provide a vapor barrier, insulation, and an air barrier.

Jeff Alexander
The recently completed, 400,000-sf facility repurposed an abandoned casino into a state-of-the-art civic building that...
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