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Shawmut’s People-First Culture Reaps Great Rewards

Shawmut’s People-First Culture Reaps Great Rewards

| November 22, 2016

by Les Hiscoe The past year has been one of the best ever for Shawmut Design and Construction. The pinnacle for us was being named one of the nation’s 100 Best Workplaces by Fortune Magazine. Shawmut is no stranger to Best Place to Work awards. Our offices have been honored regionally 43 times, but to […]

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Concrete Masonry Is Sustainable

Concrete Masonry Is Sustainable

| November 8, 2016

by Heidi Jandris and Jennifer Wagner Editor’s Note:  This text is part one of a two-part series article. Most designers know that masonry is inherently a green building material. Masonry has many attributes that contribute to its sustainability including protection against rot, mold, and termites. Greater resilience translates into lower maintenance costs and reduced use of virgin […]

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Sustainable Energy Savings Solutions with Harmonic Suppression Systems

| November 4, 2016

by Donald J. Moore All companies are trying to save energy these days, whether for cost control reasons or for helping the cause of sustainability. If your clients are placing heavy computer demands on your power distribution system, then you need to look into HSS, the Harmonics Limited patented Harmonic Suppression System. HSS reduces energy […]

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The Changing Workplace: Choice is the New Trend

The Changing Workplace: Choice is the New Trend

| September 23, 2016

by Peter J. Pinkerton The typical office workplace has been changing for decades, and most rapidly in the last 10 years. Cubical “farms” of the 1980s are disappearing. Workstation panel heights are coming down or vanishing altogether. “Free address workplace” is the new catchphrase for the modern workplace, and the old way of calculating real […]

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Workplace Design for Millennials

Workplace Design for Millennials

| September 23, 2016

By Daniela Maher and Cora Visnick As the youngest corporate generation falling between the ages of 18 and 35, Millennials are notoriously known for having extremely high standards and a “dream big” mentality when it comes to their job titles, salaries, hours and benefits. Businesses across every industry are faced with two challenges when it comes to […]

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The Predictive Index Finds a New Home in MPA-Designed 101 Station Drive

The Predictive Index Finds a New Home in MPA-Designed 101 Station Drive

| September 23, 2016

 By Dan Perruzzi The suburbs have seen an uptick in repositioned office buildings, as the urban office market continues to tighten and rents increase. Developers and landlords are taking the opportunity to refresh older office buildings in the suburbs and provide tenants with the amenities they need to attract new talent. New live/work/play developments are […]

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