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How beacons will change architecture

There are many researchers and companies currently vying to create the equivalent of GPS for buildings. People have been testing everything from optical sensors to magnetic and acoustic technologies. Photo: CASE

CASE blog CASE blog
Indoor positioning is right around the corner. Here is why it matters.
Harness the connection between managing risk and increasing profitability, Part 2

It’s always a good idea to discuss any concerns you may have about your liability or risk exposure with your professional liability advisor and project owner, but it’s also important that you develop your own procedures that will help you take control of the flow of information on a project.

Whitehorn Financial Group blog
In Part 1, we covered taking control of the submittals schedule and managing RFIs. Let’s move on to properly allocating...
Harness the connection between managing risk and increasing profitability, Part 1

By controlling the flow of information and communication during construction, AE firms can better control their costs and risk exposure, and increase their profitability.

Whitehorn Financial Group blog
AE firms need to protect themselves against vague contractual and procedural situations during all phases of the...
Parks in the sky? Subterranean bike paths? Meet the livable city, designed in 3-D

The Shanghai Tower. All images courtesy Gensler

GenslerOn
Today’s great cities must be resilient—and open—to many things, including the influx of humanity, writes Gensler co-CEO...
Hackathons and RFCs: Why one developer killed the RFP

Image depicts design concepts from the hackathon winner, Pickard Chilton of New Haven, Conn. Photo courtesy Skanska

David Barista
In lieu of an RFP process, Skanska Commercial Development hosted a three-week "hackathon" to find an architect for its...
 Is the office lobby the workplace of the future?

The recent building repositioning of Capella Tower in the heart of downtown Minneapolis embraces new design trends and provides innovative spaces for collaboration and concentration. All images courtesy Perkins+Will

Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings
Perkins+Will's Tony Layne discusses three key trends driving the shift to workplaces that offer greater flexibility and...
Top 3 2030 Challenge trends

Image: Pixabay/Unsplash

Stantec Blog
The growth of IPD is among the key takeaways from the USGBC Region 7 Conference.
How to build 'smart' teams

Understanding the art and science of teams is vital to creating results for sustainability leaders. Image: Pixabay

Abundance: The Paladino Blog
In today's complex world, there are no simple answers—solutions to our most pressing problems aren't offered in 140...
Where the university students are (or will be)

Image: Pixabay/BlueOlive

SmithGroupJJR's Perspectives blog
SmithGroupJJR's Alexa Bush discusses changing demographics and the search for out-of-state students at public...
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Parsons Brinckerhoff and former CEO partner to solve the “brain drain” challenge
Sasha Reed
For firms large and small, hiring is always a balancing act between keeping the business moving forward and being...
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