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Galvanized Steel Leads the Way in Sustainable Building Practices From Cost Savings to Environmental Benefits

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As the construction industry navigates the complexities of sustainability and economic pressures, the role of galvanized steel has become increasingly pertinent in sustainable architecture. This material, celebrated for its durability and low environmental impact, is gaining attention amid global steel market fluctuations and rising demands for sustainable building practices. With significant shifts in manufacturing…

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Multifamily Housing is the Sustainable Solution for Rapid Population Growth in Nashville

As Nashville grapples with an explosive growth in population and a consequent strain on its housing market, the city is witnessing a shift from traditional single-family homes to more space-efficient multifamily units. This transition reflects a broader trend seen across various neighborhoods, with places like Germantown experiencing a significant 37.1% rise in home prices…

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Architecture & Design
Designers Should Prioritize Proper Color Temperature in Exterior Lighting Designs to Serve Their Communities

As society grapples with the intricacies of modern life, the influence of exterior lighting on our psychological and physiological well-being has begun to draw attention. It’s not just about illuminating the darkness anymore; it’s also about respecting the natural rhythms of our bodies and fostering meaningful human interactions. A key factor here is the…

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Improving the Homeless Housing Crisis in Los Angeles Gets a Much-Deserved Lift at 6th Street Place.

Amid the homeless housing crisis in Los Angeles, a glimmer of hope appears in the form of modular housing projects designed to provide much-needed shelters for the homeless community. LA is home to over 40,000 homeless individuals, a number that’s seen a sharp increase of 16% over the past year. Yet, innovative design principles and…

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Architecture & Design
Windowless Bedrooms in NYC? Here’s Why Architects Are Saying No

The current housing crisis is prompting authorities to consider a range of solutions, including a rather controversial one: Allowing windowless bedrooms. In March, New York Mayor Eric Adams courted controversy by suggesting that tweaking building codes could make it easier to convert offices into apartments. However, some architectural experts are saying no to windowless…

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Architecture & Design
AI-Generated Designs Are Letting Architects Unlock New Forms of Creativity. How Should They Deploy It?

Generative AI in architecture is already evolving architectural workflows, and the creative results are proving themselves in real time. Tools like ChatGPT and Midjourney are acting as a dynamic platform for concept design and visual brainstorming, enabling the synthesis of diverse architectural styles and historical influences into fresh and innovative ideas. There’s still a lot…

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Architecture & Design
From 40 Hours to 40 Seconds? Generative AI in Architecture Will Disrupt How Architects Bill Their Hours.

The advent of AI is revolutionizing industries across the board, and the realm of design, architecture, and engineering is no exception. In the age of AI, the future of these industries may well be marked by major shifts that occur sooner than we might anticipate. How should architects begin to adapt to generative AI in…

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Defining Goals, Leveraging Technology, and Planning Ahead are Essential for Successful Promotional Review Meetings
June 20, 2024

Today’s fast-paced business environment demands effective review of promotional content. Ensuring all promotional materials are compliant, accurate, and impactful has become crucial. This necessity has given rise to structured promotional review meetings, a trend essential for maintaining quality and compliance in marketing efforts. These meetings facilitate collaboration, ensure adherence to regulatory standards, and help…

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Moving Forward with Fans First
June 20, 2024

In a compelling conversation on fostering innovation within corporate culture, Jesse Cole of the Savannah Bananas highlights the importance of embracing change as a tool for continuous improvement. Cole underscores that change should not be seen as change for its own sake but as an essential part of striving to better serve customers and…

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Achieving Work-Life Balance and Emotional Sobriety with Matt Seefeld
June 20, 2024

This episode of the Growthwell podcast, hosted by Josh Byrd, focuses on achieving a meaningful work-life balance. The discussion examines trends and personal strategies for balancing professional growth and individual well-being. This episode is particularly relevant in post-COVID work dynamics and the increasing importance of mental health. This episode’s guest is Matt Seefeld, EVP…

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Addressing the Complexities and Opportunities of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)
June 19, 2024

As the energy sector navigates the first year of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), stakeholders are grappling with evolving guidance and incentives. This pivotal legislation aims to accelerate the energy transition, but with its intricate provisions and requirements, many questions remain. Understanding the IRA’s impact is crucial for developers, investors, and policy-makers striving to…

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‘The Airbnb Effect’ on America’s Housing Market
April 5, 2023

As the United States faces a housing shortage (according to research published by Freddie Mac, the shortage of housing units stood at 3.8 million by the end of 2020), locals are pointing accusatory fingers towards ‘the Airbnb effect’ on the housing market. Research published in the Harvard Business Review shows that single-time rental platforms…

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TreeNewal Unveils the “Building Roots” Podcast Series
April 5, 2023

AdditDallas, TX – TreeNewal, an arborist company renowned for its commitment to preserving the natural environment, is excited to announce its new podcast, Building Roots with Wesley Rivers. The podcast, hosted by Wesley Rivers, VP of Operations for TreeNewal, will feature conversations with TreeNewal ISA Certified Arborists James Allen and Corey Herpel on a range…

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Amazon’s HQ2 Pause Should Force Businesses to Rethink Workplace Flexibility Office Space Expansion
March 22, 2023

As Amazon decides to pause the construction of its HQ2 project amidst an uncertain economic climate, businesses are forced to grapple with the strategic viability of their workplace and work model. Major tech companies, faced with significant workforce reductions, are reevaluating the need for traditional office spaces and whether it’s a wise decision to consider…

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The Latest CPI Report Shows Housing Costs Are Keeping Inflation From Cooling Down.
March 22, 2023

The latest CPI (Consumer Price Index) numbers are in — and while consumer price inflation saw a 0.4% drop from 6.4% in January to 6% in February, core prices increased 0.5% from the previous month. The good news? The CPI report show consumer price inflation is down from its peak in June 2022 when…

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Modular Altruism: What Is The 6th Place Project?
March 6, 2023

Altruism is the idea or practice of having a selfless concern for the benefit of others. It may also be defined as a concern for others’ well-being. The adaptability and versatility of modular buildings is one of their main benefits. They are easily expandable and customizable to meet shifting needs or specifications, and they can…

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Tech-Forward AEC Companies Rise to the Top Amidst 2023 Project Backlogs
March 2, 2023

The pandemic halted architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry products, and now the backlog is catching up, reaching its peak level since pre-pandemic. Companies are having to navigate the rising demand with challenges such as inflation, talent retention, and supply chain issues. Unanet’s 2022-2023 AEC Inspire Report provided some insight as to what firms…

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Architecture Reflects How We Perceive the World. How will Global Trends Influence Architecture in 2023?
February 15, 2023

Architecture is not just a matter of creating buildings and structures we inhabit; it is a reflection of culture, society, lifestyle, and how we perceive ourselves and the world. As the world becomes more sustainable and modernized, architecture in 2023 will seek to match that and other key themes. What is on the horizon…

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A Look Behind the Names of the 2023 United States Artists’ Architecture and Design Fellows
February 14, 2023

Each year, the United States Artists awards $50,000 to selected artists for their cultural contributions; these artists are from a variety of industries, including design, architecture, writing, social activism, and more. This year, 45 artists received Fellow titles, four of which were from the Architecture and Design Discipline. Who are these architecture and design…

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How Have Home Intelligence and Automated Shading Solutions Improved Home Energy Efficiency and Comfort?
February 6, 2023

On today’s episode of the Draper at Home Podcast, host Michelle Dawn Mooney, speaks with Scotty Allen, the Chief Operating Officer of Josh.ai, Maryellen Oswald, Custom Integration & Partnerships Channel Manager, Somfy USA, and Tyson McDonald, Director of Business Development, Motorized Solar Solutions for Draper, Inc., to talk about how the effect of home intelligence…

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