Stop the Endless Debate to Nowhere – It’s Time to Measure Workplace Performance

Cannon Design used strategic solutions when developing the new Zurich North America headquarters. Image courtesy CannonDesign

Cannon Design Blog
Rather than be confused by the constant stream of opinions, leadership teams contemplating workplace investments should...
Software shouldn't dictate process

"It’s time for a project management solution as unique as your project," writes Gensler's Mark Thole. Illustration: Christine Maurer, courtesy Gensler

With over 200 solutions on the market, construction software is one of the most complex and fragmented markets, writes...
Trends driving airport construction

To deliver a replacement terminal at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Skanska developed a multi-phased approach centered on taking as few of the existing aircraft gates out of service as possible. Image courtesy Skanska

Constructive Thinking Blog
Upgrades to aviation infrastructure have not kept pace with the increase in airport traffic or even at a level...
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

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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...
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