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5 Must-See TED Talks for Architects

TED Talks are a favorite in classrooms around the world. They’re informative, they’re entertaining, and at approximately 18 minutes each, they don’t take up a lot of time. Although there are TED Talks on almost every conceivable subject and learning is infinite, many people listen to talks to improve their work performance and industry knowledge. […]

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What You Need to Know About LEED for Existing Buildings

When you design a building based on LEED principals, you’re starting from scratch, so you’re able to include all the specifics to ensure certification. But what about existing buildings? What can you do to get LEED certification for a building that was already constructed without these environmentally friendly concepts in mind? First, you need to […]

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Applying LEED Principles to New Construction Buildings

Many developers today are interested in constructing LEED-certified buildings. Green buildings get good PR — always welcome in the development field. Too often developers are seen as greedy or willing to cut corners to save money, even if it means compromising safety. Securing a LEED certificate is like getting confirmation of good construction behavior. Although […]

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Florida Architects and Resilient Design: An Ongoing Issue

Florida architects face challenges that architects in some other parts of the U.S. don’t have to worry about as much, namely, hurricanes. Hurricanes can be catastrophically destructive, and Florida’s position in the Atlantic Ocean makes it particularly vulnerable. Hurricanes need warm water — at least 80 degrees — to form, according to the National Oceanic […]

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What Is the Job Outlook for Architects in Florida?

Florida is one of the best places for architects to work. What makes it the best? Zippia, a website providing career guidance, rated job prospects for architects in Florida considering several criteria, including the average salary for architects in Florida as it relates to the cost of living there. For instance, you might make more […]

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Florida 2018 Continuing Education for Architects

Most states require professional development hours for architects seeking license renewal. The number of hours varies depending on the state. Florida is one of the more demanding states, requiring 24 professional development hours for a two-year license renewal, while some other states require 16, 12, 8 or even none. The Florida Department of Business and […]

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