Articles by tag: architecture

The New Frontier of Decarbonization with Built Environments and the City of Tomorrow: Part 1

As cities around the world face urgent questions of sustainability and carbon reduction, Detroit is becoming a testing ground for decarbonization in built environments. In 2020, $10 trillion was to be invested in new structures over the next decade, and given that buildings account for 37% of combustion-related emissions globally, the stakes have never…

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The New Frontier of Decarbonization with Built Environments and the City of Tomorrow: Part 2

In an era where America is experiencing a construction boom, from new suburban developments to city revitalizations, there’s a hidden challenge in built environments we can’t afford to overlook: a glaring shortage of skilled tradespeople. As cities like San Francisco witness the top global construction cost at $440 per square foot, the stakes are…

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Architecture & Design
Skyline Design: Getting the Business Started and Setting Themselves Apart

In 2018, over 12,000 tons of glass were generated in the United States. Glass is a material we come into contact with almost every day of our lives, and when used correctly, it can not only enhance your viewing pleasure, but shape the beauty of a given landscape. How can glass as a building material…

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Architecture & Design
A Look Behind the Names of the 2023 United States Artists’ Architecture and Design Fellows

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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Down to Earth: Point Clouds to Paradise – Episode 1

Caulfield & Wheeler, Inc. is celebrating 40 years of providing professional civil engineering, planning, land surveying, and landscape architecture services and making Southeastern Florida a paradise. They pride themselves on utilizing the most recent technology available on the market, to maintain their competitive edge in order to provide clients with the most proficient and cost-effective…

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The Social Impact Panel, featuring Eric Coleman, Stacy Bruce, and Derek Alley

Community describes a group of people that live in the same place or share similar characteristics. Every community is different, but one commonly shared theme is how businesses can impact their respective communities. Corporate philanthropy can spure great societal impact. But what causes are companies giving back to the communities they operate in and…

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The Comprehensive Role for Quality Control in Project Planning and Implementation with Jon Herring

Jon Herring, the Quality Control Director of VCC, joins Gabrielle Bejarano in this episode of Deconstruction to discuss the role of quality control at VCC and how substitutions in supplies create complications. The VCC’s Total Quality Management (TQM) department starts by assessing risk on jobs. TQM ensures the plan is in place and its…

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Construction of the HPC Data Center is Prime Destination for AI Progression
May 17, 2024

As digital infrastructure continues to evolve, the strategic development of data centers is crucial. A recent update from Applied Digital celebrates the progress of the company’s HPC Data Center in Ellendale, North Dakota, positioning it as a pivotal player in the advancement of AI technologies. Highlighted in this special video is the HPC Data…

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Nick Phillips of Applied Digital talks community engagement
Community Engagement is Key for Companies Aiming to Support and Impact Local Communities
May 17, 2024

Corporate responsibility is under the microscope but Applied Digital readily stands out for its positive impact on local communities. As part of the broader discussion on community engagement and economic development, there are several things companies can do to contribute to local prosperity. For a special episode for Applied Digital, Nick Phillips, EVP of…

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Ellendale HPC Datacenter
Ellendale HPC Datacenter
May 17, 2024

The shell of our groundbreaking Ellendale HPC Datacenter is nearly complete! With each panel and beam, we’re closer to launching a hub with unmatched AI capabilities, designed for high-density computing. Watch as we shape the future of AI infrastructure

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Sunstone Partners’ 2024 planning and strategy
Sunstone Partners Offsite 2024
May 17, 2024

Sunstone Partners’ 2024 planning and strategy meeting was held offsite in Calistoga, CA this year.  During the event the team bonded in fun activities like wine making and fantastic meals.  On the business side, there was reflection on the significant accomplishments of the team for the year, as well as focusing on upcoming goals…

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Field Safety Leadership and Behavior Change Management with Scott Anders
January 1, 2023

Behavior change management with employees is one of the most challenging aspects of any workplace. That’s even more so in construction because a failure to change can lead to unsafe conditions and even injury. So, how can field safety leaders invoke change so that it sticks? VCC Safety Director Scott Anders shared his wisdom on…

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A Discussion of the Preconstruction Process with Taylor Marsalis
January 1, 2023

VCC Construction’s Taylor Marsalis, Director of Preconstruction, joined host Tyler Kern in the studio to dive into the preconstruction process on the Deconstruction podcast. Everything from the preconstruction process to the various challenges and navigating current construction market conditions was up for discussion. “Preconstruction describes the events that take place up to the actual…

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VCC: Where Construction Meets Family, Growth, and World-Class Projects!
January 1, 2023

In the realm of construction companies, VCC stands out from the crowd. With a deep-rooted commitment to caring, building relationships, and exceeding expectations, they have achieved success that is hard to match with world-class projects. What sets VCC apart is its unwavering dedication to its clients, coworkers, vendors, and partners. Despite being a large…

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Embracing Construction Technology: VCC’s Path to Success
January 1, 2023

In a rapidly evolving construction industry, VCC has emerged as a pioneer in innovation and construction technology. From its inception, VCC has been committed to revolutionizing the construction process, constantly fine-tuning management principles and practices. By harnessing the power of technology, VCC has achieved greater efficiency, productivity, and predictability. Derek Alley, CEO, and Ryan…

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Placemaking For Tomorrow: Insights on How Entertainment Retail Drives Developments
January 1, 2023

In this engaging live broadcast roundtable with Host Gabrielle Bejarano, a panel of seasoned professionals from the retail, entertainment, and construction sectors delve into the ever-evolving landscape of the entertainment retail industry. The panelist guests include Michael Platt, Senior VP Mixed-Use Development at Centennial Real Estate, Randy Stone, Principal at Omniplan Architects, Robert Thompson,…

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Blending Tradition and Innovation: Building the Future at the University of Arkansas
January 1, 2023

The University of Arkansas is in the process of constructing a remarkable building known as the student success center, designed to support and mentor first-generation and minority college students. This project is a testament to the university’s commitment to providing additional tutoring and mentoring support for its diverse student population. The architectural style of the…

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Architecture’s Role in Creating and Communicating Culture
October 6, 2021

Key Points: Architecture is a form of art that can communicate culture and history. As an art form, architecture can be challenging because it must be practical and adhere to societal constraints, while still expressing aesthetic principles. Architecture can be designed in a specific style, which allows for designers to incorporate local styles and…

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What Role Will Architects Play in Natural Disaster Preparedness?
September 29, 2021

This year has been a compilation of catastrophic natural disasters, from fires ravaging Greece and California, to flooding inundating New York and China, to hurricanes smashing into Louisiana and the U.S. eastern coast. It’s not off target, either, to feel like the frequency of these climate-related disasters is increasing; the numbers back it up. An…

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World-Renowned Architect Norman Foster on Green Building Practices
June 15, 2021

Norman Foster is the founder and executive chairman of Foster + Partners, a global studio for architecture, urbanism and design, rooted in sustainability. Watch below as Foster speaks on how architects need to evolve to make sure that they are putting green at the very core of their buildings and designs.   Foster: Buildings are…

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