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  • Musings of an Occasional Bus Rider Where I stand, there is no sidewalk, no crosswalk and certainly no shelter. It takes some courage to reach this point. When the grass is too wet I stand on a manhole cover that sits in the grass embankment,...

  • The Autonomous Vehicle - Savior or Killer of Cities? Few doubt that the autonomous vehicle (AV) will come and that the self driving car will be a certain reality. The only question is when. Meanwhile there are many questions about what those...

  • The Unsustainable Building Boom at Colleges and Universities Higher education should all be about tomorrow, yet the colleges and universities build as if there is no tomorrow. Just when the popularity of online universities makes many university...

  • Do Architects have social Responsibility? There are 100,000 trade and professional organizations in the U.S. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is one of them. Within AIA there are 264 regional and local "components" (chapters) with...

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  • Scientists predict that extreme meteorological events are becoming more frequent and destructive. For instance late last year, Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest storm recorded in the world so far, decimated central island cities in the Philippines....

  • Read original article here . (Image by SXC) Our bodies are covered in skin that helps protect and regulate our internal temperature levels. In a similar fashion, a building’s envelope protects its internal functions and acts as a transitional...

  • Reflecting on one of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Repositioning themes, “Innovate” inspires ideas on building a better world. It brings to mind a new blog series called “ Building as Unusual ” by Geekie-Award-winning ...

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  • ( View original article at the Coverings Blog ) Ceramic tile has been a popular building material for over 4,000 years. It played a prominent role in the history of building construction from the oldest pyramids in Egypt to the tile mosaics...

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