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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.

Keeping Athletes and Fans Safe In Sports Facilities

Keeping Athletes and Fans Safe In Sports Facilities

We’ve mapped out a few of the most important design considerations that can impact athlete and spectator safety.

Choosing the Right Piping Option for Your Industrial Project

Choosing the Right Piping Option for Your Industrial Project

How can you determine which is the best type of pipe for your industrial project?

A Building Certification Program Based on Science

A Building Certification Program Based on Science

Passive House applies to buildings beyond residential homes. Schools, hospitals, office buildings, multi-family housing...

Prototyping Senior Living Communities

Prototyping Senior Living Communities

The idea of prototype has reinvented itself in today's technological advancement in many fields including the design and construction industry.

Longevity Principles: Changing the Way Senior Living Residents Live to Improve Lifespan

Longevity Principles: Changing the Way Senior Living Residents Live to Improve Lifespan

Eighty percent of lifespan is determined by the way we live and not genetics.

What is shrinking and turning green? Multi-Family Housing!

What is shrinking and turning green? Multi-Family Housing!

Many areas of the country are lacking in affordable housing options for young professionals and empty nesters.

Does Your Bridge Need Repairs or Replacement?

Does Your Bridge Need Repairs or Replacement?

Many bridges only designed for a 50-year lifespan

More Ways to Save with Solar in Illinois

More Ways to Save with Solar in Illinois

Illinois solar incentives and funding mechanisms...

Traffic Data Collection: A Useful Tool for All Industries & Markets

Traffic Data Collection: A Useful Tool for All Industries & Markets

Traffic data collection tools equip you with knowledge to accurately and quickly identify possible problems, their causes and viable solutions to meet your wants and needs.

Comply with USP 800 by December 2019

Comply with USP 800 by December 2019

Are you affected by this deadline? Take the USP 800 Quiz to find out!

Creating Beautiful Workplaces in Healthcare

Creating Beautiful Workplaces in Healthcare

Taking better care of doctors, nurses and staff so they can take better care of patients

Illinois Lead Hazard Act Deadline: December 2018

Illinois Lead Hazard Act Deadline: December 2018

All Illinois schools built prior to Jan. 1, 1987, have only a few months left to complete testing for lead contamination in their water and create plans for remediation, if necessary. Steps to take...