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The Punch List – 10/22/18

The Punch List – 10/22/18

October 22nd, 2018

Destination: Jobs. For the second year in a row, Pittsburgh ranked #1 for jobs on Glassdoor’s Best Cities for Jobs 2018.  A job search and recruiting website, Glassdoor's ranking was equally based on cost of living, the potential for getting hired, and job satisfaction. What’s Pittsburgh doing to to[...]

Considerations for Post-Occupancy Evaluations

Considerations for Post-Occupancy Evaluations

October 22nd, 2018

In the early stages of a project’s development, criteria are established for the space’s programming and environmental characteristics, generating a basis-of-design from which the building elements and systems are developed. Once a project is completed, however, the larger question of how the design[...]

Going with the Flow: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Builds First Passive House Certified Library in North America

Going with the Flow: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Builds First Passive House Certified Library in North America

October 15th, 2018

The Carrick Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) will be the first Passive House certified library in North America. This significant green building achievement tells the story of Pittsburgh: a community for all, where everyone has access to learning opportunities and has access to hea[...]

When Art Creates Community

When Art Creates Community

October 15th, 2018

Urban landscapes represent both the unique ecological challenges of the built environment and the identities of the communities that shape those spaces. Redesigning this landscape to incorporate the natural world not only improves the sustainability of the urban area, but it can also help strengthen[...]

The Punch List – 10/15/18

The Punch List – 10/15/18

October 15th, 2018

Talk about self-driven. Pittsburgh-based startup Aurora Innovation, Co. just received the first ever official (but still voluntary) state authorization to test self-driving cars in Pittsburgh and surrounding municipalities. In April, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Authority urged self[...]

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