4 Ways to Attract More Women to Engineering

You would think that in the 21st century, the struggle for gender equality would be relegated to history. That is not so, especially not as it applies to the career paths women take. It is unlikely that many American women are overtly told that they cannot become engineers. That is not socially acceptable. However, subtle […]

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4 Ways Architects Sharpen Skills for a More Productive Career

You’re a gifted designer, but what about your goal-setting and negotiation skills? Maybe you’re a great communicator in person, but your written communication skills aren’t so great. Even the best architects have strengths and weaknesses. Just ask anyone who worked with legendary Frank Lloyd Wright, who was known as much for his mercurial temperament as […]

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Architecture and its Effect on Mood and Physical Well-Being

Building materials, lighting, ventilation and the use of space can all affect the mood and physical well-being of building occupants. Design can influence the productivity level of people working in an office. It can improve air quality at home and encourage movement while minimizing the risk of injuries. People who work in design aren’t necessarily […]

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As Storm Activity Worsens, Safe Rooms are on the Rise

The concept of a safe room or panic room is experiencing a revival, but it might not be for reasons that you think. No one has discovered a vaccination or cure for crime; safety is always a concern. In the event of a break-in, a safe room offers a secure area that burglars can’t break […]

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Architects Help Shape the Health, Safety, and Welfare of Society

Much more than designing buildings or whole communities, architects have a greater task. They’re uniquely positioned to improve life on numerous levels for professional clients, cities and private individuals. Health, Safety, and Welfare are always at the forefront of the industry, which is why continuing education in HSW topics is an evergreen requirement. The scope […]

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How Engineers Use Predictive Modeling to Enhance Hurricane Preparedness

With hurricane season upon us and two serious examples already on the books for 2017, most Americans have seen predictive modeling for weather occurrences in action. On the news, modeling is shown in the lines that represent paths that the hurricane might take. Because they’re only predictions, someone is invariably disappointed or angry afterward. Hurricanes […]

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3 Ways Architects Help Seniors Age in Place with Independence

Does anyone really want to live in a nursing home? More people are choosing to age in place, but that sometimes requires minor updates or extensive home redesign for accessibility. Some things you can predict. If the homeowner already uses a wheelchair, for example, wider hallways and curbless showers help the homeowner use the whole […]

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The Sky is No Limit for Engineers With 3D Printing

Continuing advances in 3D printing make the possibilities almost endless. Where a file can be sent, engineers can produce a tool, a prosthetic limb or any other 3D printed object to precise specifications. What has 3D printing accomplished and where is it headed? Virtually anywhere, including outer space. 3D Printing Isn’t Exactly New Way back […]

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Residential Rehabilitation Project Mirrors the Circle of Life

Residential rehab is arguably the greenest housing choice of all. Done right, it reworks existing structures for better use and a lower carbon footprint, often much lower than new construction that requires new raw materials. For Wim Goes Architecture in Belgium, one rehab project became a parallel for the temporary nature of life. The project […]

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What’s in the PDH Academy Engineering Course Bundle?

For any profession, such as engineering, that requires professional development hours, a convenient way to find and take courses makes a difference. When continuing ed students can save a little money, even better. If you’re an engineer who’s searching for courses that fit into your busy career and budget, PDH Academy has the answer. Here’s […]

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