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How to create an 'emotionally intelligent' workplace

A 2012 study by Ipsos found that while 91% of supervisors agreed that emotional intelligence is important, 75% of them were not strong in any of the four key areas of emotional intelligence. Image courtesy HOK

Life at HOK
Emotional intelligence is the leading predictor of performance in the workplace and the strongest driver of leadership...
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Removing graffiti without a trace

There are three common methods for graffiti removal: painting over graffiti, using a chemical remover, and pressure washing.

Jeff Alexander
The issue of graffiti removal inspired Valspar scientists to develop a graffiti resistance system, which has been...
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MBCI coated roof and wall panels virtually graffiti proof

Every year American cities spend an estimated $12 billion on graffiti removal.

Ken Buchinger
A new effective solution that is biodegradable and water-soluble can help building owners and municipalities save...
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Graffiti vandalism is on the rise

Valspar offers built-in graffiti resistance in all its building products coatings, at no additional cost. This protection includes both existing buildings and new construction, allowing your projects to be resistant to all the elements.

Jeff Alexander
Graffiti is the most common form of vandalism, and its cleanup is burdening businesses and property owners.
How one team solved a tricky daylighting problem with BIM/VDC tools, iterative design

Using Grasshopper modeling software, the team for Oregon State University's Johnson Hall, led by SRG Partnership, built a virtual model that could be quickly manipulated. Renderings: SRG Partnership

BLG by SRG Partnership
SRG Partnership's Scott Mooney describes how Grasshopper, Diva, Rhino, and 3D printing were utilized to optimize a...
Roof Air Leakage Issue in NYC Multifamily Buildings Isn’t Just “Hot Air” Talk

The opportunity for impact is abundant for New York City’s many rooftops. Image: Paladino

Abundance: The Paladino Blog
Paladino's Robert Hayes talks about venting regulations in New York and how air leaks can cost residents upwards of $3,...
The Competitive Advantage of Urban Institutions

UNLV Campus master plan. Rendering: SmithGroupJJR

SmithGroupJJR's Perspectives blog
In the coming years, urban colleges and universities will outperform their non-urban peers, bolstered by the 77 million...
Out of the Shadows: Designing for Behavioral Health

The Alzheimer's Association Memory Cafe. Image: Shau Lin Hon

GenslerOn
Gensler's Jamie Huffcut discusses mental health in the U.S. and how design can affect behavioral health.
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Why it’s so hard to figure out what to pay top talent
Steven Burns
Is your firm’s approach to compensation effective in today’s rapidly changing talent market?
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Make a statement by the sea

Photo: Chase Lindberg/Flickr

Jeff Alexander
With salt stray and intense summer sun, coastal coatings take a real beating. When selecting a coating in these harsh...
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