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How Do Architects and Engineers Use BIM to Mitigate Construction Risk?

Every job comes with risks and responsibilities, but the ones involved in creating a building are higher-stakes than in many other industries. Construction risks include any type of loss, but the greatest among these is the loss of human life. Thus, safety is a major priority in any construction zone. Using BIM, or building information […]

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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 is the Public Land Survey System?

The Public Land Survey System is a method surveyors use to describe land parcels. Often abbreviated PLSS, this system was first used in the 1700s when the United States first began expanding west of the 13 colonies. In fact, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, the PLSS was developed by Thomas Jefferson. A system was […]

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How to Apply LEED to Multi-Building Campuses

Achieving LEED certification is an important goal for many property owners and developers. It’s not easy, and many rules are involved that can vary along with the specifications of the project. One significant variation is regarding multi-building campuses. Single vs. Multi-Use There are pros and cons to applying for LEED certification for a group of […]

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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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