With the weather taking a turn from burning hot to quite pleasant, it’s good to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. To make the most of it, it’s refreshing to having a relaxing place to sit, eat your meals, and just breathe the fresh air. Whether at home or at work incorporating intriguing landscape design helps to make the time spent outside all the better. So while pondering how to improve your outdoor space, here…

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How will Augmented Reality change the way we do work in the AEC Industry?

In the past couples years, we have started talking more and more about how we use virtual reality (VR) in the AEC industry. A term that always seems to go hand in hand with VR is augmented reality (AR). The misconception is that they’re interchangeable terms with one another. While they are both new uses of technology VR submerges you into…

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Have plans for the coming week? No? We’ve got some ideas to keep you busy and get you out of the house. So while you think about what to do this coming week, check out these events and grab some fresh air. If you like finding out about different events and new places to go, leave us a comment or share via social media. To check out what else is happening at Tocci or in…

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A mix of housing types is key to creating and sustaining thriving communities. Cities and towns are struggling to develop affordable housing because unfortunately, the cost for developers is often too high, making properties inherently unaffordable. In our search for affordable housing examples, we found some unique developments. Often these new developments focus on green design with high energy efficient components reducing the overall lifetime building cost. Here are some examples with interesting green attributes…

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Over the past century, building insulation has transformed many times. The latest addition is the incorporation of phase changing materials (PCMs) within the wall assembly. As the name suggests, PCMs are materials that change from one phase (state of matter) to another at a designated temperature. The oldest use of PCM is ice/water, which does not have any capacity for heat storage. There are three newer categories of PCMs that can flex through a range…

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