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Setting the bar for a whole new reading experience

As part of Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) 20/20 Vision Program, DesignGroup, a Columbus, Ohio-based architecture and design firm, provided programming and design services to expand the existing Northern Lights Branch located within the culturally diverse northeastern Columbus neighborhood of Maize-Morse. 

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How partnering scorecards can dictate a project’s success

It seems the scores that the team provides accurately and truly depict what is going on within the project. A recent study on the efficacy of partnership when constructing the Woodrow Wilson Bridge found that what the team members scored …

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How architects choose flooring for value, purpose and design

Architects plan for purpose, long-term value and, of course, aesthetics. And, when it comes to flooring, there have never been more solutions to meet these ends available than there are today. The vast range of possibilities can be exciting, but …

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Valspar helps diversify new project among iconic Downtown Chicago buildings

In a city as dense as Chicago, new building projects often have very limited space to make their mark. From its iconic skyline that features the colossal Willis Tower, formerly Sears, to the vast swath of buildings throughout downtown and …

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Facility controls and monitoring can help ensure cost-effective operations

It’s an increasingly complex, competitive market. Competition in the food retail market continues to increase. Driven by the consumer’s demand for convenience, food retail concepts and formats are converging. Today’s shoppers expect retailers to fit more – or everything – …

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How partnering scorecards can dictate a project’s success

How would you like to be able to predict the level of success (or failure) of your projects? Well, it seems that it is closer than you might think. Studies show that by using a monthly Partnering Scorecard, you can …

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How architects choose flooring for value, purpose and design

Architects plan for purpose, long-term value and, of course, aesthetics. And, when it comes to flooring, there have never been more solutions to meet these ends available than there are today. The vast range of possibilities can be exciting, but …

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Understanding regulations for signage

A quick Google News search on signage regulation uncovers a long list of stories from local jurisdictions all across the country discussing various codes for signs in their specific cities and counties. While most wouldn’t give much thought to the …

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Soundproof windows preserve history for D.C. landmark

“Windows are one of the most important and integral character-defining features of historic buildings,” according to the D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board in its publication Window Repair and Replacement Preservation and Design Guidelines. “They provide a sense of scale, craftsmanship, proportion …

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One key to keeping your construction site safe

They may say that everything’s bigger in Texas, but the Lone Star State has nothing on New York City when it comes to the size, scope and scale of its real-estate development projects. The latest example is the Hudson Yards …

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