Architects

Action vs. Talk
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Action vs. Talk

HIVE dean of design Sarah Susanka reveals two secrets about how the woman who... More

Circular Reasoning
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Circular Reasoning

One on one with Cradle-to-Cradle crusader, Bill McDonough, on why... More

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Four Alternatives to the Competitive Bidding Process

A recent experience got me thinking about the competitive bid process. More

Specifying Drywall Finishes
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Specifying Drywall Finishes

A Level 5 finish may prevent callbacks in areas of high visibility, but it's not... More

Building a SIPs Roof
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Building a SIPs Roof

Complex roofs with hips and dormers can be assembled quickly using these... More

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dba Design-Build

In this article I'll share some of the lessons we've learned over the last seven years of design-build work. We still have much to master — if only I live that long. More

No More Bids: Switching to Negotiated Contracts
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No More Bids: Switching to Negotiated Contracts

I used to run my business the way most contractors do: I'd visit potential clients... More

Straw-Bale Vault
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Straw-Bale Vault

It's not every day that a world-famous artist asks you to design and build a... More

Letters
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Letters

When designs don't meet code; New Jersey reality check; gutter detail; sprinklers;... More

Who Pays When the Design Doesn't Meet Code?
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Who Pays When the Design Doesn't Meet Code?

Let's suppose you're hired by a local restaurant to build a deck off the dining... More

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