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Why the conversation about indoor environments is changing

Over the last decade, a slow and steady evolution has been taking place in the commercial built environment. Building owners, architects, engineers and solution providers are moving to incorporate new technology that optimizes worker productivity, space utilization and the life …

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How to become a commercial construction company leader in 2017

Being known as an industry leader is every commercial construction business owner’s dream. It doesn’t happen overnight however, or by itself. A good communications plan using current and emerging technology along with traditional techniques creates buzz about your business and …

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When quiet matters in flooring

While many of the layout and design visions of facilities are both practical and positive, they are not always implemented with occupant comfort in mind. Take acoustics for example – many facilities choose flooring options that are easy to clean …

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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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