• How Architects Can Design With Confidence: An Overview of Materials Testing
    MONDAY, APR 09, 2018
    When you choose the materials you’ll use in a building design, you need to know that they have what it takes do their job: structural integrity, resilience, energy efficiency, etc...
  • Effective Fire Protection for Libraries and Museums
    THURSDAY, APR 05, 2018
    Libraries and museums can pose a challenge when it comes to fire protection. These types of buildings are potentially high occupancy buildings, so employee and visitor safety is crucial. Libraries...
  • Cost-Effective Design: Strategies for the Future
    WEDNESDAY, MAR 14, 2018
    When contracting for the design of commercial buildings, clients often stress they want designs that are “cost-effective.” But what are they really asking for? The Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG)...
  • Achieving Code Compliance: How to Avoid 3 Common Mistakes
    THURSDAY, FEB 08, 2018
    It’s no surprise that code compliance can make or break your project. Even expert builders and architects run into mistakes that cause timeline issues and budget overages. We interviewed a...
  • 6 Space-Saving Design Ideas for Hotel Lobbies
    WEDNESDAY, JAN 10, 2018
    We all know first impressions are important. Some hotels have space to spare in their lobbies, where designers have the opportunity to create beautiful environments without worrying about clutter or...