Architects, Climate Change and the Paris Accord

American politics might be shifting away from climate change awareness for the moment, but architects and consumers are still moving toward it. The overwhelming majority of scientists say the earth’s average surface temperature is rising. Most agree that humans are likely responsible. If humans play a role in warming trends, then humans can take action […]

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10 Ways Land Surveyors Help After the Storm

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2017 was the costliest year in recorded history for natural disasters in the United States. A new NOAA report reveals that 16 billion-dollar disasters comprised the foundation of $306.2 billion in losses. More than six out of every seven dollars of those losses were related to […]

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Does Florida’s Strict Building Code Give a False Sense of Security?

Florida building code is strict and growing more so. However, property damage from severe weather still grows into the billions when a major threat hits land. Florida architect continuing education helps keep you informed of the latest updates, which, according to the Florida Building Commission,  now happen every three years. There’s mounting evidence of the role […]

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How Severe Weather Affects the Future of Building Codes

Florida building code is a living thing. It responds to new technology and knowledge about weather events. It adapts to how the built environment reacts to technology and procedures. It grows and matures with the times. It evolves. With the storm activity of 2017, recently updated building codes guided by storms of the past were […]

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Lessons from the Most Influential Women Engineers

Engineering is slowly but surely becoming a more welcoming environment for women, but there’s still much work to be done. That’s why some of the most powerful and influential women in the industry wear more than one hat. The goal, as many of them see it, includes introducing girls to engineering at a young age, […]

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Ethics in Continuing Education for Engineers

Engineering touches the lives of every person in America and in many parts of the world. Its ability to affect the quality of life makes ethics in engineering a primary concern. Generally, ethics for the engineering industry are professional standards that guide conduct and decisionmaking. Although they’re not the same as ethics as you might […]

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The State of Women in STEM Careers

There is still a long way to go before women in engineering begin to approach equal representation. In 2012, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers  observed: “Engineering still needs more women.” Since then, educators across the country have promoted women in STEM careers and worked to improve education opportunities for male and female students. Still, […]

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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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