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Doing business IRL: Adapting convention centers for the digital era

Chat with any colleagues who have recently returned from an industry gathering or conference, and, in addition to the business debriefing, you’ll likely hear anecdotes, restaurant recommendations, and of course the latest insider gossip. In my experience, there’s no substitute …

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Lighting up the Cypress Boardwalk

Located at a busy intersection in densely populated Cypress, California, a former Office Max location was transformed into hub of indoor and outdoor dining. Pasadena-based architect firm McKently Malak was tasked to tackle the redevelopment project focused on attracting restaurants …

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Why technology may be the answer to workplace accidents in the construction trade

Every year, accidents on construction sites across the globe lead to fatalities and serious injuries. Indeed, incidents such as falling from scaffolding or being struck by a vehicle make working on a building site one of the most dangerous professions …

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Why paper over digital for heavy civil construction equipment inspections works

Heavy construction equipment is immensely valuable to your business; but potentially dangerous and expensive in the event of mechanical issues that affect performance. Regular inspections are a necessity to ensure every vehicle in your fleet is in working order–but the …

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Energy-efficiency in warehouses and distribution centers

Logistics has developed into a science of efficiency. But these days, distribution center efficiency is about far more than how fast you get your orders out the door. Long-term cost efficiencies require specifying for materials, building systems and designs that …

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Practicing the art of ‘Strategic Facility Maintenance’

The root cause of facility failures is information overload. There are literally thousands of items in a facility that can be maintained. Being overwhelmed by the vast amount of information is understandable. Operations staff being lulled into a sense of complacency as …

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LEED for Healthcare: Your guide to techniques and materials

From hospitals and maternity wards to nursing homes, healthcare facilities are, in general, locations where healthcare is provided. As research continues to bring forth new ideas and techniques to promote healing, one idea specifically aims to create sustainable medical facilities …

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5 tips for ensuring your business’s licensing, permits are in good standing

Perfect location. Right price. Buyers lining up with open pockets. It’s the ideal setup for any construction project … only if all your business licenses and permits are in order. Contractors or builders may do just about everything right as …

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3 trends threatening construction employee engagement

Passion and employee engagement go hand-in-hand. This makes it easy to see why nearly 73 percent of constructions employees identified as engaged, almost 7 percent more than the national average, according to Quantum Workplaces‘ “Engaging AEC Employees.” Construction employees are …

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Streamlining and safeguarding your fleet with digitization

Heavy construction equipment is immensely valuable to your business; but potentially dangerous and expensive in the event of mechanical issues that affect performance. Regular inspections are a necessity to ensure every vehicle in your fleet is in working order–but the …

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