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The National Council Architectural Registration Board (NCARB), a regulatory entity for individuals working to earn an architecture license, has created a new program that enables students to become licensed architects upon graduating college. This program is referred to as the Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL) initiative. There are currently seventeen schools participating in this pilot program, although not all jurisdictions accept the requirements met through the IPAL program.

HOW IT WORKS:

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As chairman of the Tocci Wellness Committee, I am always looking for new fun and healthy ideas to introduce to the company. From onsite fitness classes to working in our corporate garden, Tocci employees are constantly working to better themselves. As a result of our outstanding commitment to the program, we have been recognized with the 2017 WWCMA WorkWell Massachusetts Award. In order to maintain our status as a happy and healthy company, we must…

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Green Building


Builders are constructing more energy efficient projects now than ever before, giving rise to the popularity of the “Green Building”. There are many different certifications a building can acquire to be considered a “green”. One of the more renowned organizations, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), gives out LEED (Leadership in Engineering, Environmental, and Design) certificates to those who qualify.

These certified buildings are ranked by four classifications: certified, silver, gold, and platinum. Platinum…

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The New England Patriots pride themselves on their ability to recruit team members who can fill multiple roles effectively. Pat’s fans remember when wide receiver Troy Brown played cornerback when needed, or when linebacker Mike Vrabel would morph into a tight end and snag touchdowns. These players had to be versatile to help the team. In construction, we’re doing the same thing.

I spend part of my time as field super, and part of my…

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It is well known that the Romans were great engineers and their structures have withstood the test of time. Through a millennia of battles to the erosive footsteps at the center of worldtourism, the roadways, temples, and ancient super-structures of the far reaching empire are holding up remarkably well.

In a recent study researchers from Italy and the United States analyzed each Mediterranean port constructed of Opus Caementicium (…or Roman concrete, whichever you prefer). All around…

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