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Why Industrial Home Design is Here to Stay

Industrial home design began when people started turning old buildings into usable spaces. In an effort to save money, designers left lots of elements exposed, from pipes to concrete, that we usually try to hide behind drywall and beneath carpeting. This money-saving trend became very popular,...

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How To Hire A Really Good Landscape Architect

Outdoor space design is exciting but not easy. You need preparation, planning and a proper perception. The experienced landscape designer or architect is going to help out a lot but hiring one that is really good is not so simple. You need to always hire one that is good since you want the best...

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When Should You Hire A Contractor And When Should You Hire An Architect?

Whether a brand new home is built from zero or you remodel the home, there is a strong possibility that you will have to hire a professional that can help you. This is something that is normally confusing for people. Choosing between the architect and the contractor is a very important choice....

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Making Homes Energy-Efficient – Tips To Consider

Your home is a system at its basis. It is always possible to improve performance and save money if you know how to reduce building loads. Installing appliances and systems that are of an appropriate size is necessary. Generally speaking, oversizing will increase costs and worsen performance. ...

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Advantages Of Using Wood In Architecture

Modern architecture seems to automatically dismiss wood but this may be a mistake in various cases. Different types of wood have different advantages, like the benefits of Western Red Cedar . You would need to take a look at individual wood properties but generally speaking, wood is anisotropic...

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Commitment-based Project Delivery: Effective New Strategies for Building Team Cohesion

On Thursday, November 3rd, I will be giving a presentation with my partner, Pam Neckar, at the Texas Society of Architects' convention in San Antonio. We will illustrate processes and techniques that architects can use to build a cohesive, commitment-based team, measure its performance, and...