Utility Poles of the Future Look Great and Work Better

No one would call utility poles attractive, at least not yet. They have one job: to carry electricity or another utility service from a hub and distribute it to homes and businesses. But soon, utility poles might have a whole different look and serve a greater function. At least if the new company, Totem, has […]

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Top 5 Emerging Technologies in Engineering for 2017

From nano-sensors to the IOT, it’s a fascinating time to be an engineer. What’s simmering now and ready to be served up? Check out these top 5 emerging engineering technologies that could soon change the world. #1: Batteries With a Sizable Capacity Improvement Cost-effective clean energy alternatives still wobble a bit under the weight of […]

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3 Ways to Dispel Common Myths about Architects

For such a widely recognized group of professionals, the general public has a lot of misconceptions about architects. Some people imagine brilliant but eccentric personalities, such as Frank Lloyd Wright or Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid. And others believe architects only matter in commercial design or for ultra rich residential properties. The truth, of course, lies […]

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The 5 Best Architecture Blogs to Follow

What are other architects in the U.S. and around the world talking about today? You can find out by subscribing to top-ranking architecture blogs. We’ve pulled together 5 disparate examples that touch on architecture imagery, life as an architect, products for architects, sustainable design, and more to inspire you. #1: Biber Biber is where you’ll […]

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Could McMansions Become the New Brutalist Architecture?

Move over, brutalist. McMansions are encroaching on your territory. It’s hard to imagine an architectural style more universally unloved than bare concrete buildings from the brutalist movement. But McMansions are giving them a run for their money. On their current trajectory, they could outpace the hefty, hulking lines as an architectural pariah for the ages. […]

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The NJ Architect’s Guide to AIA Continuing Education

New Jersey architects have diverse continuing education hours or LU choices. And those are governed by the New Jersey State Board of Architects and the American Institute of Architects if you have a membership. Architects need a minimum of 24 continuing education credit hours for every biennial licensing renewal period. AIA membership has a higher […]

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How to Get Your PDH Online Courses in 5 Minutes

Five minutes. That’s all it takes to snag the PDH online courses you need. And that keeps your architect license and AIA membership in good standing. At PDH Academy, our online platform is built for streamlined convenience. And our courses are designed to eliminate many of the hassles that come with continuing education. It’s easy, […]

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Top 4 Choices in Engineering Continuing Education

You don’t have to sit in a classroom or attend a conference every time you need engineering continuing education. But it’s good to know all of your options. Engineers have a wide range of choices, and of course, they vary by your area of industry focus. The simplest and most convenient route, and often a […]

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From Robotics Come Prosthetic Hands That Can Feel

Imagine picking a ripe piece of fruit or buttoning a shirt using a prosthetic hand. Current prosthetics can help the user complete tasks. But what’s on the horizon could nearly mimic the natural sensation of touch. Early prosthetics dates back at least to ancient Egypt, when intricately carved, prosthetic toes could be worn not just […]

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Architectural Originality and Breaking Out of the Rut

Architects have natural and man-made limitations to creating original designs, which some believe are inherent creativity blockers. And some experts believe that there’s no such thing as originality at all. But through the mental roadblocks, geographic and legal limitations and technology issues, architects are still – after all these centuries – doing good work. Is […]

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