$1 Million Federal Grant Program Will Help Fund Future Water and Wastewater Industry Careers

Included in the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, the grant can be used for job training and workforce development programs. By Ana Mendez This story was originally published in Public Works. The America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 was signed into law...
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AIA Releases 13 New and Updated Contract Documents

Notable changes include a new contractor-subcontractor master agreement and the expansion of the architect-consultant agreement for special services terms. By ARCHITECT Staff Today, the AIA released 13 new and updated contract documents for architects, contractors,...
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How the Quick Daily Drawing Puts Humanity Back into Architecture

A new book explores the idea of sketching as a heightened way of seeing. By Michael J. Crosbie Architect Frank Harmon has a discipline: he tries to do a freehand drawing every day. He doesn’t spend much time on them. About five minutes. These short spurts of depiction have the...
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Architecture & Design Podcasts to Listen to While Working

By Anthony Morey Soapbox is a series delivering a curated set of lectures, talks and symposia concerning contemporary themes but explored through the archives of lectures past and present. With the plethora of lectures, talks, symposia and panels occurring world wide on a daily...
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Mushrooms have the power to eat plastic say scientists

Fungi can be used to break down waste plastic and create sustainable building materials, according to scientists from Kew Gardens in London. Rima Sabina Aouf The State of the World’s Fungi 2018 report – the first of its kind – highlights the aspergillus tubingensis fungus,...
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Installation view of Cyclopean Cannibalism in Seoul. (Courtesy Matter Design Studio)

Responsive fabric and cannibalistic materials: A look at MIT’s experimental projects

As the academic year begins anew, AN took a look at the experimental projects going on at MIT; all straddle the line between art, research, and practical applications. By Jonathan Hilburg Academia has always been a hotbed for innovation, and as part of a new series on...
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116 Best Architecture Books for Architects and Students

Architecture, while a profession that is very visibly and tangibly realized, has deep wells of research, thought, and theory that are unseen on the surface of a structure. What urges architects to design the way they do? What are their motivations, their affiliations, their...
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the ocean cleanup has launched its giant pac-man into the sea in bid to clear great pacific garbage patch

this weekend marks the beginning of the largest ever clean-up and removal of plastic from the pacific ocean. the ocean cleanup, a non-profit organisation based in the netherlands, officially launches its beta cleanup system into the ocean on saturday. the system, previously...
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A+ Session: Driving Growth, Innovation, and Safety through Product Evaluation

A+ Session: Driving Growth, Innovation and Safety through Product Evaluation Design with confidence! Watch this short video to learn from Michael Temesvary, director of sales and partnerships at the International Code Council, about ICC-ES and how you can successfully specify...
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Tips For Using Concrete in Architecture

Check out some tips on how to use concrete and get the most out of it.   by Matheus Pereira; Translated by Maggie Johnson   In the eyes of an architect, concrete is practically a fetish. Currently, it’s used in a wide range of projects and buildings, from...
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