No eyes on the road: The impact of driverless vehicles

Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of Daimler AG, foresaw an interesting interim solution where cars can act autonomously part of the time and be human-guided the rest. Photo courtesy SmithGroupJJR

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The idea that space can be repurposed by breaking dependence on the purchase, maintenance, and storage of a big machine...
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Metal building maintenance is essential

Photo courtesy of Pressure Washing The Woodlands.

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Inspect, repair damages, and clean the building
How active design is reshaping higher education campuses

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Active design, a dynamic approach to design with a primary focus on people, assists students in learning to make...
Emotional intelligence and design

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In a world in which technology and its skills are constantly changing, good people skills are becoming more important,...
How virtual and augmented reality can shape architecture and design

Virtual reality—devices that block out the external world and present the user with a wholly fabricated visual experience—can be useful to architects and designers. Photo: Nan Palmero/Creative Commons

Gensler's Alan Robles examines a few ways VR and AR could create value for architecture and design professionals.
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Steven Burns
Hiring for culture fit doesn’t mean hiring people who are all the same
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WeatherXL™ crinkle finish brings visual depth to projects
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A textured finish enhances visual depth and adds a richness to color

Benjamin Kasdan, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, Design Director/Senior Designer with KTGY Architecture + Planning, Irvine, Calif. (Class of 2015 40 Under 40 winner)

David Barista
Are you an AEC superstar? The 2016 "40 Under 40" competition is now open for entries. Here are some helpful tips to...
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SaftiFirst, Merced, Manufacturing Plant, Manufacturing

The new equipment is housed near the existing manufacturing facility in a new 100,000 square foot plant in Merced, bringing the total manufacturing and research and development space to 300,000 square feet.

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We’ve found that sourcing products as local as possible maximizes the potential benefits to the American economy, which...

Employers must strike a balance between traditional offices and modern workspaces. Image courtesy HDR

Each office workplace requires a different blend of people, processes, tools, and spaces to support its employees. HDR'...
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