December 3rd, 2019

Troubled Projects: Part 2 – Using Best Practices In Construction

This is the second in a three-part series dealing with problems in construction projects. Here in part two, we discuss what it means to be “in trouble” in the first place, and the best practices for maximizing your chance of success. In the first part, we highlighted trends facing the design and construction industry and […]

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school addition
October 14th, 2019

Back to School Roundup: School Additions, Robotics / STEM Labs, Security, and Infrastructure Improvements

Fall has arrived! What does that mean? For starters, it means a resurgence of debate about whether folks should be excited for the reappearance of pumpkin spice everything. It means days getting shorter, another season of pro football, and holiday decorations hitting store shelves. Fall also means back to school, and for our public school […]

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August 16th, 2019

Visioning sessions yield public input for Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park – Centraljersey.com

This article was originally published by centraljersey.com – you can view it here. EDISON – After five visioning sessions were held to identify the needs of the Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park, one thing was clear among those who participated – the center is too small and needs more space in order to  provide […]

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problems in construction
August 14th, 2019

My Project Is In Trouble – Now What? (Part 1)

This is the first in a three-part series dealing with problems in construction projects.  In this series, we will highlight trends facing the design / construction industry and the challenges they present as building owners try to advance projects.  In Part 2, we will discuss what it means to be “in trouble” in the first […]

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professional building designers
July 11th, 2019

Getting Started: Tips from an Architect

When people think about buildings, they generally think about permanence. Sure, buildings fall into disrepair or are demolished every day; but for the most part, well-maintained buildings are intended to last for decades, if not longer. While preventative building maintenance is a topic worthy of its own discussion, the initial building design and construction, renovation, […]

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long range facility plan
June 13th, 2019

Long Range Facility Plan – What To Know

Long Range Facility Plan The time has come. Though the Department of Education requires that all New Jersey public school districts maintain a Long Range Facility Plan (LRFP) with an approval date less than five years old, issues with the web-based software have resulted in districts getting a “pass.” Projects have been able to be […]

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vocational support
May 21st, 2019

Can Your Facility Support Vocational Programs?

Vocational Support Like many things, college used to be a lot more affordable in the ‘good ol’ days.’ It’s getting increasingly expensive less attainable for many. Luckily for would-be students, there’s another option: vocational programs. And vocational support is rising. Vocational programs give learners the skills they need for a specific job. These are usually […]

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school security protocols
April 19th, 2019

Design’s Impact on School Security Protocols

School Security Protocols As of December 2018, Americans have been terrorized by 325 mass shootings this year, many of which have taken place in schools. That’s not counting other incidents of school violence, threats, and other safety issues. In order to be proactive, school security protocols must be a major concern for administrators, educators, families, […]

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facilities master plan
March 18th, 2019

Which Project First? What You Should Look For in a Facilities Master Plan

Facilities Master Plan If you are like most facilities owners or managers, there are always more capital needs than funds available. So how do you decide what to fund first and how long can the work be reasonably deferred, if necessary? Begin with the End in Mind – You Need a Plan As a sort […]

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green architecture firm
January 29th, 2019

What it Means to be a Green Architecture Firm

Green Architecture Firms Explained All of us living on Earth are the stewards of our planet, and it’s our responsibility to keep it healthy for ourselves and for generations to come. A green architecture firm does this by designing and constructing buildings while understanding the impact a building will have on the local environment and […]

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