Florida HB 789 Passes House Oversight, Transparency & Administration Subcommittee

March was exciting, if troubling, for architects and engineers in Florida. The hotly contested FL HB789, known as An Act Relating to the Procurement of Professional Services, was up for debate toward the end of the month. On March 28, the bill was approved by the House Oversight, Transparency and Administration Subcommittee. Now it rests […]

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A 3D Printed Car? Divergent Says Yes!

Beauty, sustainability, and the convenience of 3D printing, all in one incredibly good looking vehicle? Divergent Manufacturing says that it’s not just possible, it’s happening right now. Company founder, Kevin Czinger, “wants to completely change the way automobiles are built,” says Engineering.com. And while all of the hype is surrounding the manufacture, one of the […]

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The Short Cut Method Still Affects Nebraska Land Surveys Today

Land surveying hasn’t always been as precise as it is now. In fact, many original GLO monuments in Nebraska and throughout the Midwest are understood to be flawed, but they’re still considered legal and permanent. The problem with surveys performed in America’s adolescence wasn’t necessarily a lack of skill, training or tools. Long and short […]

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Would You Do This? The Rock-em Sock-em Drone Crash Derby

You invest hundreds, even thousands of dollars in drone technology. You probably have a workshop either in your home or someplace else where parts, pieces, and tools sit, and upgrade equipment waits impatiently in boxes. Chances are, you spend a lot of your off time tinkering with your pet project. After all that, would you […]

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Top 4 CPA Pain Points and How to Iron Them Out

Technology is a double-edged sword made of better processes and a steep learning curve. Time constraints make prioritization more important than ever. Training takes valuable resources, but the future of the industry demands future-ready skills. CPAs have a lot more on their plate than crunching numbers, and success requires an evolution of tech, skills and […]

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4 Ways Land Surveyors Go Beyond the Call of Duty

Land surveying is a rather solitary and focused job. However, the information gleaned from a survey puts professionals in a unique position to help resolve boundary disputes, legal questions, and even the occasional criminal case. If you ever thought surveying needed a bit more excitement, here are 4 ways to stretch your skills and help […]

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Expert Interview Series: Jeff Bradbury of TeacherCast.net About the State of Educational Technology and How it Affects Primary, Secondary, and Professional Instruction

Jeffrey Bradbury, author of Kidblog: An Introduction to Blogging With Your Students, is the creator of TeacherCast.net and the Coordinator for Technology Integration for the Westwood Regional School District in New Jersey. We recently asked Jeffrey to share his thoughts on the evolution of technology in instructional settings in courses that are targeted toward adults […]

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Florida Architects: Make Friends with These Tropical Climate Design Features

The same sunshine that gave Florida its nickname poses special architectural problems. Brilliant sunlight is glorious, but it can be blinding. Warmth is great, but too much of a good thing is too much. Humidity in tropical climates is almost inescapable. It’s also damaging. Smart design considers the location and lifestyle of residents to create […]

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Big Data is a Vital Key to a Terrorist-Free Future

Big Data can help you find a date, pick an investment and choose your next car. It can predict weather patterns, too. It stands to reason that information gathered and analyzed could help predict when and where a terrorist attack might happen, and that’s what researchers are learning. Appearances are no indicator of who might […]

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The AIA: A Rock of Equality in Uncertain Times

Few other industries have as broad and cooperative of an international workforce as architecture. The recent issues affecting policy, passports, worker visas and immigration have the potential to hit the community hard, but the AIA hasn’t wavered. The future isn’t as smooth as it has been in recent years, at least not with regard to […]

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