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Charlotte’s Mosaic Village merges jazz and architecture

They exterior was coated with Valspar's 70% PVDF Fluropon coating in Cool Breakwater Blue and Silversmith. Photos courtesy of Valspar.

Jeff Alexander
The 124,000-sf mixed-use project contains 80 apartments, accommodating 300 students with numerous amenities
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According to research by talent management firm Development Dimensions International, 89% of leaders with strong interaction skills have more engaged teams. Photo: Sebastiaan ter Burg/Flickr

Steven Burns
Much of what’s written about employee engagement focuses on how leaders can help their employees become more involved...
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Metal Roof Retrofits: The Potential, The Problems, The Payoff
Ken Buchinger
During metal roof retrofits, look for moisture and check for asbestos
Why AEC firms should be cultivating 'visible experts'

Photo: Cydcor via flickr creative commons

David Barista
A new study pinpoints the true dollar value of having knowledge leaders and market shapers on your team.
BIM/VDC training is more than learning the features

The CASE Dynamo Workshop at Tex-Fab 2014 in Austin, Texas. Images courtesy CASE

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Training can be a taxing experience for both the class and the instructor. CASE's Nathan Miller offers four ways to...
'What’s the latest trend in workplace design?': How architects and designers should answer this question

Rendering: VOA Associates

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Hint: Your response must be better than a laundry list of solutions, according to VOA Associates' John Varholak.
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Heat, Convection, Conduction, Radiation, Metal Buildings, Insulation, Heat Transmittance

Heat energy has only three mechanisms through which it can transfer: thermal convection, thermal conduction, and thermal radiation.. Illustration courtesy of kmecriunit/Wikimedia Commons

Barbara Shirley
Thermal convection occurs when hot molecules move from one location to another.
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Which Is More Efficient: Wood Walls or Steel and Masonry With Continuous Insulation?
Mark Halverson
By nature, wood has nearly four times the thermal resistance of steel or masonry
Ensuring today’s medical education facilities fit tomorrow’s healthcare

The University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences building is organized around large learning communities that create spaces for socializing and collaboration. Rendering: Perkins+Will

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Through thought-leading design, medical schools have the unique opportunity to meet the needs of today’s medical...
Why does an American city of 400,000 feel more compact than a European city of 2.4 million?

View over Paris, at dusk, from the Maine-Montparnasse tower. Photo: Benh Lieu Song, Wikimedia Commons

HDR’s Jim Thomson brings home some insights from a recent trip to Paris. 
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