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How to Increase Your Salary as an Architect

Continuing education for architects can provide these professionals with the skills necessary to take full advantage of their degrees and help maximize earning potential. It’s no small feat to become an architect. Years of difficult math classes combined with courses in design and construction challenge both sides of an architect’s brain. You must be able […]

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Broaden Your Architectural Knowledge with Online Classes

When you’re an architect, continuing education is a must. In many states, it’s required to maintain licensure, and it’s also required for membership in the American Institute of Architects. But even if continuing education for architects was not required, it’s a critical component of staying marketable in your field. Architecture is a broad discipline with […]

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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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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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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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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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