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Health is not a building typology
Ecobuilding Pulse
Designing for health is different from healthcare design. The AIA, with a guest appearance by the Acting U.S. Surgeon General, examines why all building professionals should also consider themselves to be public health workers.
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Home + Memory: A phenomenological approach to assisted living design
University of Manitoba
Residential downsizing in later life is a complex process often laden with emotional stress. This design practicum explores the adverse effects of this transition, and how they might be mitigated through interior design.
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Place making that works: Location, technology and knowledge sharing
Work Design Magazine
Employers continue to be concerned with how to utilize corporate culture and physical work space to attract the skills and talents needed for their organization's future. While compensation and benefits are crucial elements that affect recruitment and retention, there are also three key aspects of an organization that cannot be overlooked in this process: physical location, technology and knowledge sharing.
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The complicated question of open-floor office plans
Building Operating Management
When a transition is being made to an open floor plan, the question of offices becomes complicated. After all, offices have signified status in corporate settings for decades. Instead of the main question being who gets which office, the first question that has to be answered is whether there will be offices at all.
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IIDA NEWS


IIDA announces winners of ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards
IIDA
The International Interior Design Association and the Library Leadership and Management Association, a division of the American Library Association, are pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Library Interior Design Awards. This biennial competition honors international excellence in library Interior Design.
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IIDA/Contract Magazine Showroom & Booth Design Competition now open
IIDA
The IIDA/Contract Magazine Showroom & Booth Design Competition honors originality of design, visual impact, effective use of materials and the outstanding use of space, color, texture, lighting and graphics in showrooms and booths at NeoCon. Submit your entry before the May 30 deadline!
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INDUSTRY NEWS


The changing face of retail fitouts
Sourceable
The Australian retail industry is rife with exciting change. As market demands, new technology and consumer expectations continue to change, so too does the definition of retail space — what it looks like, how it works and what it offers its customers.
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Ska Rating is shaping the future of sustainable office design
Workplace Insight
Intelligent and inspired office design not only can increase productivity and employee wellbeing, but also be sustainable and provide financial benefits. Although there were established tools for assessing the environmental impact of whole buildings, such as BREEAM and LEED, the certification of fit-outs, especially on existing buildings, had previously been unsatisfactory. To address this, the Ska Rating method was developed by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
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Chinese company 3-D prints 10 buildings in a day using construction waste
Dezeen
Chinese materials firm Yingchuang New Materials has reportedly produced 10 3-D printed buildings in 24 hours, using a custom-built machine that outputs layers of construction waste mixed with cement.
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BUSINESS & OPERATIONS


Too much? Too little? How to set fees for your consulting business
Entrepreneur
To survive as a consultant in any industry, you need to charge fees that will enable you to stay in business; at the same time, both you and your clients need to feel that your fees are fair and equitable. So how do you find the middle ground that seems fair to everyone involved?
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The power of the hashtag
Business 2 Community
These days, advertising campaigns that do not feature their own hashtags seem outmoded, as audiences increasingly expect an interactive element within campaigns and look to social networks as a forum to voice their opinions. By including a specific hashtag as an integral part of a new campaign, brands are able to create structure, measurability and additional visibility for the buzz and awareness raised around a particular message.
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How to create online portfolios that win clients
FreshBooks
Want to discover an easy, powerful way to win new business and clients? One of the best things you can do is create winning online portfolios that showcase your work.
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