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  1. Beyond Design Expertise, The Value of Building Trust Among Colleagues

    Being a successful designer extends well beyond possessing excellent design skills, to include being able to build and maintain relationships with product teams and colleagues. While there are many great design spec producers, earning the trust and respect...
  2. Design-build finalists identified for $28 million Gerdin Business Building expansion project

    Since the Iowa Board of Regents’ Property and Facilities Committee recommended approval of moving forward with a $28 million expansion to Iowa State University’s Gerdin Business Building two weeks ago, the project has taken another step forward.
  3. Tariffs on foreign steel have this design/build firm's CEO slightly on edge — here's why (Video)

    Finfrock President William A. Finfrock is keeping an eye on tariffs on foreign steel. That's because that's one thing he believes has the power to slow his firm's current rapid growth, in addition to the tight labor market, which may make it difficult to...
  4. LCQ4: Building designs adding difficulties to repair and maintenance works

    Such design features have added difficulties to the repair and maintenance works, e.g. the work locations being inaccessible from the inside of the buildings. Since scaffolds cannot be erected on the external walls of some buildings, the more expensive...
  5. Design for manufacturing

    San Antonio-based design firm Lake|Flato finally found a design-build partner in Katerra to refine and execute its Porch House concept, a system of modules with floor-to-ceiling windows and connecting porches that link the single-family structure to the...
  6. Dwayne Johnson Hires Top Architect to Help Design High-Rise Building for 'Skyscraper'

    AceShowbiz - The Rock a.k.a. Dwayne Johnson turned to world-renowned architect Adrian Smith to help design the stunning high-rise building he scales in new action epic Skyscraper. The wrester-turned-actor portrays former FBI agent and amputee Will Sawyer...
  7. Quantum Design to build new headquarters in Machesney Park

    MACHESNEY PARK — Quantum Design will consolidate its three locations in Rockford, Loves Park and South Beloit and build a new headquarters here. The village’s Administration and Finance Committee on Monday approved a development agreement with the...
  8. Quantum Plastics closed; building sold to Interior Design Concepts owner

    Quantum Plastics, 21 N. Main St., has closed. A property transfer to David Arlt LLC was filed June 15. The deed transfer fee was $180 which means the purchase price was around $180,000, according to the Brown County Register of Deeds. A $162,000 building...
  9. Building showcases wood’s past, future

    A strong aroma of fresh wood greets visitors to the John W. Olver Design Building at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, wafting from large wooden posts and massive beams that support four floors of classrooms and a rooftop garden. Except for a few...
  10. Quantum Design Inc., building headquarters in Machesney Park

    MACHESNEY PARK, Ill. (WIFR) - Quantum Design Inc., is bringing its North American headquarters to Machesney Park. The company will build near the intersection of Interstate 39/90 and Route 173. Quantum works in the automation control industry with...

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