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Asking Why Until You Find Your Construction Project's Problem

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Problems arise in any type of project, if anything, that is an inevitable constant. However, we should not be weary or scared of facing these problems, rather we must be prepared to find the root cause of the problem, solve it, and learn from it. There's an excellent methodology to get to the root cause: ask "why" enough times to get there. Find out how this simple question can help your construction project here. 

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The Evolution of Tools in Architecture

Architecture has historically been known as a fine art, one that has evolved not only in styles and techniques, but in tools as well. Architectural drawings have been considered to be works of art, especially in the pre-digital era, where architectural plans or drawings were finished off with water colors, and hung on the walls of the homes of the rich and wealthy. These drawing and rendering tools have certainly come a long way. This article lays out a rough timeline of the evolution of tools in architecture, and considers each milestone's influence on design concepts. 

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How to Reconcile Analogue with Digital Tools in the Construction World

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Lets face it, when moments of inspiration come, or you need to take a quick note, the first thing that comes up to mind is to grab pen and pencil to write or draw something down. The same thing happens when consuming information, some people prefer to have a physical copy of a document or book to read over and analyze, instead of a digital copy. Not everyone's habits are the same, but they need not be mutually exclusive. In the construction world this is a very common occurrence. Contractors or architects may feel like scribbling down notes or designs, and although that helps them better understand or create a solution, it is off the grid and beyond the reach of the rest of the team. There are several ways you can reconcile analogue with digital tools in your construction project, and here are few examples:

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Quality Assurance in Construction: Toyota's Way

Toyota is world famous for its quality assurance processes, that not only are they implemented in their manufacturing line, but throughout the whole organization as well. This same quality assurance model has been benchmarked and replicated in many other industries and companies, saving millions of dollars across the globe. The construction industry should be no stranger to this framework. In this article we highlight some of the ways your construction project can benefit from Toyota's Kaizen. 

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How Interior Designers can Leverage BuildBinder

Construction may be done the minute the spaces are clear of gravel, tools have been packed up, officials have granted the appropriate permissions and certifications, and there's an edification ready to be used or inhabited. But before people make use of this new property, interior designers can enhance the spaces so that they can bring harmony and utility. Thus, the better tools interior designers have access to, the faster and more efficient their projects can be, rendering better spaces. BuildBinder is one of these tools. Here are a few ways interior designers can leverage the construction information management tool:

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Trending: Open Work Spaces for Construction Professionals

The open office space has been somewhat of a working space revolution in the latter years. Although it is mostly associated with tech startups or tech companies, the open work space has proven to be a great improvement and working tool even for giant corporations, including Nissan and Warner Music. That said, how do construction firms benefit from an open work space? Read on to find out. 

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How AutoCAD has Changed Architecture

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Architecture has been around for millennia. Design technologies, however, evolved very little over time. It was not until the 1980s that design would be transformed for good with the arrival of AutoCAD (computer-aided design). This software has opened great possibilities for design creation and interpretation. It has also set the standard on what to expect from architects and designers as professionals. 

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