DevelopmentFeatureOfficeTechnology

Digital Facilities Management Creates a Tipping Point for Smart Building Adoption

By Peter Rake, global director of Integration at Switch Automation Just as today’s homeowners want to implement Smart Tech solutions for sustainability and security, commercial real estate owners and operators want PropTech in their buildings to support digital facilities management (DFM). Smart building solutions are helping operations teams evolve from reactive to proactive to …

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Schuck Communities’ Nexus Project Awarded 2018 Economic Development Leadership Award

By Clarissa Arellano Thomas, Ph.D., principal/chief strategist, Palmer Nexus Looking back at 50-plus years of land development in Colorado Springs, Denver, Phoenix, and Portland, Schuck Communities and its team have developed, repositioned, and revitalized sites for hundreds of projects that have become the communities that residents and businesses call home today, where they work, …

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ConstructionFeature

Creative Workplaces, Innovative Hiring

By Ned Foster, performance insight manager/proposal writer, Pinkard Construction Specialist. Scholar. Craftsman. Collaborator. Maverick. Captain. Persuader. Altruist. Guardian. Venturer. These talents can all be found within Pinkard Construction’s home office, in the field, and in particular, are specific personality traits of Pinkard employees. Each Pinkard office, each cubicle, has a placard …

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ArchitectureFeature

The Symbiotic Relationship of Company Culture and Community Connection

By Chris Vandall, associate principal, OZ Architecture Since its inception more than 50 years ago, OZ Architecture has cultivated community outreach as a core value. We see it as our responsibility as a business to support our communities and the people in them through the design work that we do, as well …

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Emerging Broker of the Month: Advisor Dan Hicks, Cresa

Cresa Advisor Dan Hicks began his role at Cresa with a background in real estate, financial services and data analytics. He provides office occupiers with successful, conflict-free solutions while addressing their short and long-term real estate needs. By utilizing a disciplined process, he analyzes space needs, manages the site selection process …

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Elevated Safety: Pre-work Checklist Helps Prevent Dropped Objects on Construction Sites

By Steve Cox, CSP, District HSE Manager, PCL Construction With so many large construction projects underway in Denver, on very compact construction sites, the risk of falling objects from building heights has been amplified. The threat of tools and materials falling to the ground below puts people and property in jeopardy, and it’s …

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Affordable HousingConstructionDevelopmentFeatureMultifamilyTransit

Zocalo to Deliver In-Demand, High-Design, Smaller Units to RiNo

By Katie Rapone Denver-based Zocalo Community Development recently broke ground on its largest project to date, a 13-story, 381-unit apartment community at 35th & Walnut in RiNo that aims to give renters, primarily those in their late 20s and early 30s, the opportunity to live in a top-class, high-design, high-energy building …

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Architect of the Month: Kristen Rutledge, AIA Shears Adkins Rockmore (SA+R)

By Nicole C. Marshall, Curated Communications Shears Adkins Rockmore (SA+R) is a Denver-based architecture, planning, and interior design studio that specializes in urban projects. Kristen Rutledge joined the SA+R team in 2012 and was made an associate in 2019. Her attention to detail is unmatched and has played a big part in …

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ArchitectureDesignFeatureSustainability

Setting Sustainable Goals: A Guide for Architecture and Design Firms

By Julie Edwards, OZ Architecture These days, sustainability is on peoples’ minds. How can we use less water? How can we reduce our carbon footprint? How can we cut down on waste? These types of questions are becoming more important for architects and designers when approaching clients about sustainability efforts. In fact, a …

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Getting Uncomfortable with Sustainability

By Drew Allen, AIA, project architect at Perkins + Will and chair of the AIA Colorado Member Voice Committee What does a sustainable building look like? Solar panels, green walls, LED lightbulbs, and plenty of recycling and compost bins probably come to mind. At this point, these strategies are effective and often common …

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