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Project: Las Olas Beach Club in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Architect: The Sieger Suarez Architectural Partnership. Products: 2-hour SAFTIfire Hurricane Wall System and 90 min. SAFTIfire Hurricane Door System

Bill O'Keeffe
SPONSORED CONTENT As hurricane season kicks into high gear, it reinforces the importance of balancing the aesthetic and...

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Sasha Reed
SPONSORED CONTENT As more building project teams look for ways to collaborate better, technology continues to provide...

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Steven Burns
Establishing, conveying, and maintaining a powerful brand is a critical component of an AEC firm’s marketing strategy....

When designing Schwan Cosmetics USAs 173,000-sf headquarters and manufacturing facility in Murfreesboro, Tenn., Gresham, Smith and Partners reviewed three potential sites using site optimization software called SiteOps. In a short timeframe, the firm developed conceptual grading plans for each of the three sites with a grading cost analysis for each. Rendering: courtesy GS&P

GS&P Dialogue
The biggest cost differential when dealing in site development from one site to another is the earthwork. So, when...

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Sasaki Ideas
Higher education is rapidly evolving. As we use planning and design to help our clients navigate major shifts in...

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Rob Cassidy
Just for the sake of argument, let’s put aside the rhetoric about climate change—whether it’s actually happening,...

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Steven Burns
While it’s often said that strong leadership is an organization’s competitive advantage, is there a single...

In New Orleans, a National Guard helicopter helps close a breach in a canal during Hurricane Katrina, which caused more than $150 billion in damage. Photo: courtesy Skanska

Constructive Thinking Blog
Moving critical elements to higher ground and designing for longer lifespans are just some of the ways cities and...
Sasha Reed
Turner Construction and Parsons Brinckerhoff talk about how BIM has revolutionized the way that they conduct projects,...

1 hour fire resistive wall meeting ASTM E-119 requirements with SuperLite II-XL 60 in GPX Framing. Architect: HDR. Glazing Contractor: Charlotte Glass

Bill O'Keeffe
Openness and transparency were high priorities in the design of the Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering...
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