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Susan Wade Feb 2019

The Importance of Workforce Development

One of the keys to a vibrant building and construction sector is labor. Electricians, plumbers, pipefitters, welders, window installers, and other skilled workers are always in high demand—

Susan Wade Nov 2016

Architects and Designers Satisfaction with Vinyl Is Up 20 Percent

Architects and designers are more satisfied with vinyl today, according to primary research conducted by Accountability Information Management, Inc.

Terry Murphy, LEED AP, Education Manager and George Middleton, AIA, CSI, Industry ConsultantSusan Wade Feb 2016

Building Product Manufacturers: What We Learned at the CSI Master Specifiers Retreat

At Construction Specifier Institute, specifiers said they want more data from product manufacturers to make informed material and product selections.

Jane Rohde, AIA, FIIDA, ACHA, AAHID, LEED AP, Green Globes CIEB AssessorSusan Wade Jul 2015

Healthcare Design for the Future

Healthcare columnist and expert Jane Rohde speaks to what will make for the safest, most effective healthcare environments in the coming years.

Terry Murphy, LEED AP BD+C, Continuing Education Manager Jun 2014

Real vs. Fake: Material Science and the Power of Words

I attended one presentation I found particularly interesting and thought provoking and wanted to share it with you. Grace Jeffers, a Design Historian and Materials Specialist presented a program titled, “Manmade Natural: Real versus Fake Materials, A New Perspective.” 

George Middleton, AIA, CSI, Green Globes® Assessor and LEED® Accredited Professional Apr 2014

Building Information Modeling: Why BIM Matters to Product Manufacturers

Building Information Modeling, or BIM, is one of the more recent design tools architects use in their day-to-day work.