Why Do Acoustics Matter?

Find Solutions Early, Before They Become Problems Great office acoustics are the ultimate silent partner, working in the background of your various workplaces to promote productivity, increase office morale, and reinforce the visual brand identity you’ve worked so hard to cultivate. A common acoustic misconception is that it costs too much. …

One-Of-A-Kind Space | FreshDIRTT Project #FD061217TSa

DIRTT Connext 2017 is the best yet. When your inspiration connects with technology, everything is built better. The newly redesigned  DIRTT’s Chicago Green Learning Center is absolutely exquisite. If you happened to be in Chicago for NeoCon 2017, please make sure to visit their showroom.   SOLUTIONS DIRTT Timber Frame, …

Biophilic Design | Bringing Nature into The Office

   “The relationships between nature, human biology and the design of the built environment.”    Bill Browning’s 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design Biophilia, not a new concept, has been gaining a lot of traction among proponents of sustainable design. The premise behind the biophilic design is to incorporate aspects of nature …

Sustainability Has A Direct Effect On Your Employees

It turns out that the benefits for companies that embrace sustainability go beyond energy efficiency, risk mitigation, opportunity for innovation and corporate social responsibility. Sustainability has a direct effect on your employees. According to Ante Glavas, Assistant Professor of Management at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, …

7 iPad Apps for Architects and General Contractors: National Architect Week, Day 5

  During National Architect Week, we wanted to take a look at how digital technology is helping the industry go paperless. Although still in its infancy, tablets and compatible applications for the day-to-day work of architects and contractors, are growing. Ryan Sutton-Gee, CEO of PlanGrid, noted in this TechCrunch article …