Rooftop and Facade Access Safety
Aug08

Rooftop and Facade Access Safety

By: T.J. Treadwell, PE, Associate at CODA Consulting Group Falls from heights and on the same level (a working surface) are among the leading causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. In response, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a Final Rule to better protect workers in general industry from these hazards by updating and clarifying standards and adding requirements placing the burden on...

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Key Reasons Why Modern Builders are Choosing Structural Steel Frames
Jan08

Key Reasons Why Modern Builders are Choosing Structural Steel Frames

By Jessica Kane, Blogger An ever-increasing number of builders today are utilizing structural steel frames for their construction projects. This particular trend is expected to continue into the future, with more builders taking advantage of structural steel frames all of the time. There are several key reasons why 21st century builders are choosing structural steel frames on their projects. Easy Installation At the top of the list...

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RICS Americas (SE Chapter, Atlanta GA) joins forces with DiverseCity Surveyors
Jun23

RICS Americas (SE Chapter, Atlanta GA) joins forces with DiverseCity Surveyors

By: Bola Abisogun, FRICS, of Urbanis CM LLC [Contributor from U.K.] A gender / colour-blind construction industry and real estate sector is, in the words of many, ‘a pipe dream’ – but is it possible to still attract, recognise and retain the pent up and available talent that continues to exist and flourish across the globe? Without reference to gender and/or ethnicity, is it at all possible to both recruit and nurture the talent that...

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The F.I.R.E. Rises – Atlanta’s Real Estate Odyssey Continues
Jun01

The F.I.R.E. Rises – Atlanta’s Real Estate Odyssey Continues

By: Ceasar C. Mitchell- DLA Piper, LLP    Atlanta rose from the ashes after the Civil War, like the Phoenix we herald as the spiritual emblem of our resilience.  We are the leading southern city; a city of national prominence and global significance.  Some say the “Crane” has replaced the Phoenix as our bird of fancy underscoring the many building cranes that soar above our city hoisting new development projects into the clouds,...

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Sound Masking for Speech Privacy
May18

Sound Masking for Speech Privacy

By Heather Corbin, IVCi     Open floor spaces are now the rage.  Their trendy, minimalist design appears artsy and chic, which is impressive to clients and visitors. Although these contemporary designs may be conducive to socializing and collaborating, they can make it insanely difficult to concentrate. In fact, headphones have now become the modern hardhat. Digital workers rely on them for insulation from the constant chatter they...

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Moving to Midtown
May04

Moving to Midtown

by Hugh Rader, Cresa Atlanta   THE TECH TRAIL TO MIDTOWN    An interesting phenomenon is taking hold in the commercial real estate market: rather than people moving to areas with a strong job market, companies are moving to areas that are rich in talent. In other words, as Tom Murphy of the Urban Land Institute put it, “instead of people moving where jobs are, jobs are moving where the talent is.” Midtown Atlanta has emerged as...

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