Tags : design

Is Manufacturing In China The Best Option?

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR PRODUCT DESIGN IS STOLEN  By Andrew Eisenberg  Manufacturing in China is not exactly a legal topic; however, it’s a concept attorneys and clients regularly discuss. It’s a cost effective way to produce products, but is it the best option? The Start-Up Scenario  When a start-up is centered around a product, […]Read More

Making Buildings That Stand Up To Mother Nature

By Julie Frazier Weather events in recent years have demonstrated the threat of flooding extends beyond coastal regions. Even far inland, communities are susceptible to extreme rainfall with devastating effects. Although planning for a 100-year flood was once the standard (and remains the code minimum in many areas), the 500-year flood plain is more appropriate […]Read More

New Project Management Strategies

INCREASED TECH REQUIREMENTS ENCOURAGE BUILDERS TO BRING SPECIAL SYSTEMS PROGRAM MANAGEMENT IN HOUSE By Jim Gregg Research shows that, in recent years, the percentage of budgets allotted for technology has increased dramatically across all sectors of construction — including aviation, hotels, offices, manufacturing and research facilities, hospitals, plants, refineries, bridges and roads. Developers and owners […]Read More

How Do You Create a Culture of Innovation in the

Photography by Shannon Drawe A slip of paper pulled out of a fortune cookie spoke to Mike Sanford: “Embrace innovation and opportunities will follow.” Sanford, the director of virtual design and lean construction at SpawGlass Contractors, said it’s tough to embrace innovation — especially in the construction industry. But he said it can be done, […]Read More

When Generations Collide

DESIGNING THE NEW MULTI-GENERATIONAL WORKPLACE By Dean Strombom This is the first time in history when five generations of employees may co-exist in the workplace: the Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials or Gen Y, and Gen Z. At the same time, older employees are delaying retirement while Gen Z, the generation we know […]Read More

Discreet Luxury – the Jonathan Blake Brand

By Dacia Rivers Photography by Chisum Pierce As members of the Millennial generation become CEOs, they’ll need to bring a certain skill set to the job. These include communication, a global view, ambidexterity, leading by example, integrity, and being inspirational. In our latest in a series of stories of Millennial CEOs, we ask if they’ve […]Read More

Go Deep, Go Wide

THE WINNING FORMULA FOR BRANDING AT MCGARRAH JESSEE By Dacia Rivers Photography by Jonathan Garza Branding is one of those business buzzwords that can be difficult to define. Mark McGarrah suggests, “Branding is giving a personality to the emotional connection a brand has with their constituencies.” All you need to do is watch the memorable […]Read More

How to Connect With the Youngest of Generation Z

4 WAYS TO WORK WITH MICROPRENEURS Just when business leaders thought they had the Millennial employee figured out a new generation is starting to knock on their doors – or at least texting their résumés. While the oldest career-impatient Millennials are already aspiring to mid-level careers, the rookie generation hiding in their shadow is turning […]Read More

How U.S. Law Shapes American Design

THE EVOLUTION OF IP DESIGN PROTECTION By Carma Gorman A designer, or team of designers, works hard to come up with a distinctive look for a product. It could be an item of furniture, or high-tech equipment, or even clothing. But if those designers work in the United States, their design might not be what […]Read More

Employee Engagement by Design

CREATING A NEW LEVEL OF RESPECT FOR YOUR EMPLOYEES By Dean Strombom There are lots of things that keep the average CEO up at night: economic volatility, attracting and retaining talent, changing technology, global competition, geopolitics, etc. Workplace design is probably not in the top ten. But, it should be. Benefits of a Branded Workplace […]Read More