Building Systems

Meeting the Reality of Climate Impact Legislation

Meeting the Reality of Climate Impact Legislation

Ever-evolving climate legislation is causing mass confusion across the U.S. as building owners scramble to comply with regulations.

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750 319 Hilary Lentz
Placemaking Through Public Infrastructure

Placemaking Through Public Infrastructure

While designing heavy-duty infrastructure developments may be debatably less romantic than boutique urban projects for some architects, there is an argument to be made for the passion behind them.

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750 500 Hilary Lentz
Resilient by Approach: Maintaining Operations with Reality Capture During COVID-19

Resilient by Approach: Maintaining Operations with Reality Capture During COVID-19

Construction projects live on throughout the pandemic. But between shutdowns, social distancing, and travel restrictions, how do you maintain operations while holding safety paramount?

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1200 451 Hilary Lentz
Resilient by Design

Resilient by Design

The climate is changing, bringing new challenges our built environment must meet. Devastation and destruction caused by hurricanes, wildfires, and flooding often call for urgent solutions to help the community bounce back after a crisis. As architects and other professionals in the built environment, we are often called on to offer solutions when disaster strikes.…

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750 500 Hilary Lentz
Stacking Up Electronic Air Cleaning Technologies

Stacking Up Electronic Air Cleaning Technologies

90%! That’s how much time the average American spends indoors, according to studies by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Whether it’s time spent in our homes, at the office, in school buildings, or stores, restaurants, or theaters, these indoor spaces present a new threat as we consider COVID-19 recovery and the return to school, work,…

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1000 482 Hilary Lentz
Guidance on Evaluating and Preparing Your Facility’s HVAC Systems for the Return to the Office

Guidance on Evaluating and Preparing Your Facility’s HVAC Systems for the Return to the Office

While the COVID-19 virus will dictate when we head back to offices, schools, convention centers, and other places of commerce, the time to prepare is now. The shift back to business will come with a host of challenges—perhaps one of the most significant being employee anxieties as we emerge from isolation and enter a world…

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1000 566 Hilary Lentz
Crisis Leadership: Guidance on Business Continuity Documentation during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Crisis Leadership: Guidance on Business Continuity Documentation during the COVID-19 Pandemic

From canceled business travel to interrupted supply chains and setting up a remote workforce nearly overnight, the coronavirus crisis has caused immense disruption. The pace of business is moving incredibly fast, and the actions are decisive. Even if your organization didn’t have a business continuity plan, you’re in the middle of living one now. Recovery…

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750 500 Hilary Lentz
3 Ingredients for Optimizing Office Space

3 Ingredients for Optimizing Office Space

Is it time to remodel, expand, or move into a new office space? Whether you’re moving into a brand-new location or evaluating how to maximize your current quarters, mastering the space management process begins with three critical steps. Step 1: Collaboration Working closely with facility operators, management personnel, and stakeholders to produce a logical, cost-effective…

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750 377 Hilary Lentz
3 Ways to Eliminate Your Elevator & Escalator Headaches

3 Ways to Eliminate Your Elevator & Escalator Headaches

Today’s elevators and escalators are complex systems comprised of mechanical and electrical components, along with microprocessors operating the “brains” of the system. Not equipped to handle the maintenance in-house, many property owners and managers contract with an elevator maintenance company and hope for the best. But what happens when the service provided doesn’t yield the…

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750 452 Hilary Lentz
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