Firms can share COVID-19 tool with employees

It has been 26 months since we first blogged about the effect of COVID-19 on design firms. The dangers to employees, their families, and design firm productivity are still with us. So firms might want to use, or suggest to employees, the CDC Quarantine and Isolation Calculator. The calculator is geared toward the general public and... Continue Reading →

DOE releases energy-saving rules for federal buildings

On March 30, the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced new building energy code requirements for federal buildings. Beginning in April 2023, all new buildings and major retrofits constructed by the federal government must comply with the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and the 2019 American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers Standard 90.1 building energy... Continue Reading →

Facing the challenges of 2022

The world is changing, especially for design firms. The two-year disruption caused by the unpredictable impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic has forced both design firm management and employees to reassess how they provide services. A resurgent economy—provided an extra stimulus by the historic investment by the federal government in the revitalization and expansion of the nation’s... Continue Reading →

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