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Second-Look Recycled Wallcovering program
Facility Executive
Although it’s not new to the facility management market, the Second-Look Recycled Wallcovering program has announced its latest milestone — 6.5 million pounds (or 3,250 tons) of fabric backed vinyl wallcoverings recycled since its launch in 2007. Second-Look was the first to reclaim post-consumer vinyl wallcovering, and it is the only program to recycle it back into new wallcoverings.
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Virtual reality is opening a new world for designers
Dezeen
Architects will soon be walking clients through digital models of their designs, says 3-D visualizer Olivier Demangel, who built a virtual replica of a house he saw on Dezeen to showcase the technology. "Virtual reality will become an essential tool for architects," Demangel said. "This technology is going to be so precise, you're going to be like a magician."
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Ethonomics: The formula for workplace happiness
Facility Executive
"Ethonomics: Designing for the Principles of the Modern Workplace," a new paper released by furniture manufacturer Teknion, outlines how design can have a significant impact on happiness among employees, making the important connection that many of the same tenets that make us happy and healthy in our lives outside of work can — and should — be applied inside today’s workplace.
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The fine art of managing samples
Design Quarterly
Regardless of the size of a design firm, there never seems to be enough space for samples. Before designers know it, they have more materials than they could ever possibly spec, and they're bursting at the seams. With many designers working for themselves, or out of small spaces, having an excessive amount of samples is difficult or near impossible to manage. As technology has become forever intertwined in our lives, documenting information in a digital format appears to be the perfect solution.
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IIDA Advocacy Symposium
IIDA
IIDA will hold its inaugural advocacy symposium in Austin, Texas, on Friday, Sept. 11, through Sunday, Sept. 13. Commercial interior designers and students from across the country will descend upon the capital city to learn, network, and exchange ideas on the topic of interior design advocacy. Speakers, sessions, and panels will focus on issues that affect Commercial Interior Design, how interior designers practice, and how to build relationships with decision makers.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Japan scraps Zaha Hadid's Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium
Dezeen
Zaha Hadid's controversial plans for the 2020 Olympic Stadium in Tokyo have been scrapped. Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has announced that the design of the stadium will be started again from scratch due to spiraling costs, according to The Guardian.
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Neocon highlights 4 of the world's most important office design trends
Workplace Insight
We live in the Global Village, Marshall McLuhan's idea from 1962 of an electronically contracted world in which attitudes, cultures and our political business and legislative framework begin to pull together. Yet each nation is shaped by little differences. That is why the comedy program "The Office" found an audience on both sides of the pond, but one that needed Wernham Hogg in Slough to become Dunder Mifflin in Scranton, Pennsylvania, for it to work for the local audience. The central idea of the show has a universal appeal but needs a local voice. And what is true for "The Office" with a big O is also true for the office with a small o.
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BUSINESS & OPERATIONS


Is your company a 'victim culture' or a 'victor culture'?
Builder Online
Nobody wants to lose — and nobody wants to hire a loser. We want to win. So we must build a culture of victors, not victims. Culture is defined by where your collective employees fall in their beliefs. If you have mostly victims, you have a victim (losing) culture. If you have mostly victors, you have a victor (winning) culture. Our beliefs create both types of cultures, but with the right tools, you can build a victor culture.
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Key strategies for engaging millennials in the workplace
By Betty Boyd
Millennials are our future in the workplace. According to U.S. Census Bureau data, millennials are the fastest-growing generation the workplace today. This group of adults ranging in ages from 18 to 35 in 2015 has surpassed Generation X in the workforce. Millennials are the most diverse generation, as well as optimistic and achievement-oriented, and the most educated generation in U.S. history. How can an organization use this to its advantage?
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