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Passive Ways to Improve School Security

Passive Ways to Improve School Security

When it comes to securing schools, finding the right balance between safety without sacrificing a welcoming and nurturing learning environment is critical.

Don't Let Rain Enter the Wrong Drain

Don't Let Rain Enter the Wrong Drain

If wet weather is overloading your municipal treatment plant, flow meters can spot source of problem.

Iowa Water and Wastewater Improvement Grant and Loan Programs

Iowa Water and Wastewater Improvement Grant and Loan Programs

There are some funding programs currently available in Iowa including United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development, Iowa Economic Development Authority Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and the Iowa Finance Authority State Revolving Fund (SRF).

Connectivity a Major Theme at 2019 Environments for Aging Conference

Connectivity a Major Theme at 2019 Environments for Aging Conference

The passion for senior living design connects us and it is that connection that prompts us to share knowledge freely, so we can do greater good.

Get Your Fall Protection Plan Up to OSHA Requirements

Get Your Fall Protection Plan Up to OSHA Requirements

The ever-changing rules and regulations can make it difficult to determine if your fall prevention plan meets current industry standards or OSHA requirements.

The Metamorphosis of Food Service & Dining

The Metamorphosis of Food Service & Dining

The Senior Living industry continues to shift and grow; taking inspiration from industries including healthcare, hospitality and commercial. A consistent theme is the metamorphosis of food service and I expect it to remain a topic of interest.

Identifying Aquatic Resources a Key Step When Planning Development

Identifying Aquatic Resources a Key Step When Planning Development

If you are developing in Iowa, it’s important to include wetland delineation early on in your site selection process to avoid costly design changes due to regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps).

How to Start a School Security Program

How to Start a School Security Program

On the surface, a school’s mission to teach, nurture, and educate children seems clear enough. But a safe and secure environment is just as important – and a necessity – in order for children to learn.

Winter is Here!

Winter is Here!

With snow flying at this time of year, you may be concerned with the amount of snow on your roof. Doing a roof assessment for snow loads is the first step to make sure your facility’s roof is structurally sound and may also save you money on insurance premiums.

Pinpoint Electrical Problems & Hazards When Working On Infrastructure

Pinpoint Electrical Problems & Hazards When Working On Infrastructure

How arc flash studies help higher education institutions.

Do I Need a Master Plan?

Do I Need a Master Plan?

Your county and your county conservation board is unique. For this reason, master plans are scalable and customizable based on your needs and budget: basic, mid-range to comprehensive and in-depth.

Radio Frequency & Why It Matters to the Safety of Your Hospital

Radio Frequency & Why It Matters to the Safety of Your Hospital

Although this increasingly crowded RF “noise” can happen at any business, hospitals need special consideration – with lives at stake, it is crucial that their equipment not have interruptions.

The Case for Comfort

The Case for Comfort

It’s been said that a company's culture is a product of its values, expectations, and environment—after all, clients rarely love a company if the employees don’t love it first.

Partners in Climb

Partners in Climb

Shive-Hattery, clients rise together after 2008 floods

5 Ways Having a Trails Plan Can Benefit Your Community

5 Ways Having a Trails Plan Can Benefit Your Community

Trails are an important part of any thriving, growing community.

Strategic Use of Color and Lighting Influences Children’s Ability to Learn

Strategic Use of Color and Lighting Influences Children’s Ability to Learn

The goal of all schools is to help their students learn by creating an environment in which they can thrive. Color and lighting can help support that mission.

Designing for Dementia: 9 Tips to Improve Environments

Designing for Dementia: 9 Tips to Improve Environments

Here are a few examples of environmental features that affect people with dementia and design solutions that are proven to positively impact their experience and behavior.