recession

Links for March 6th through March 11th

by Mel Starrs on March 12, 2010

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These are my links for March 6th through March 11th: Resisting Dickensian Gloom | Planetizen – I often read stuff I don't agree with, just to keep myself in check. This article is pretty much the opposite of everything I believe. I don't even know where to start. Suffice to say, statistics can be manipulated […]

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Links for January 23rd through January 26th

by Mel Starrs on January 29, 2010

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These are my links for January 23rd through January 26th: Not the last straw: Homes made from straw bales make a comeback | MNN – Mother Nature Network – Volunteer labour makes costing straw bale difficult: "Though the materials used for straw bale buildings – straw & plaster – are typically inexpensive, the special knowledge […]

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Links for November 23rd from 16:41 to 17:01

by Mel Starrs on November 27, 2009

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These are my links for November 23rd from 16:41 to 17:01: All new buildings to be ‘near-zero-energy’ by 2020 – Too little, too late for existing buildings?: "MEPs were less successful in their attempts to force governments to upgrade the efficiency of existing buildings. Governments agreed to "develop policies and take measures such as targets" […]

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Links for October 30th through November 5th

by Mel Starrs on November 6, 2009

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These are my links for October 30th through November 5th: GEO DYNAMICS – How sustainable are heat pumps? -:- Construct Ireland – Great, but long, article on the pros and cons of air source heat pumps. Level of detail is just right, with plenty of graphs and good argument. BSRIA review of NG Bailey’s Solais […]

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Links for October 20th through October 21st

by Mel Starrs on October 23, 2009

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These are my links for October 20th through October 21st: Brand vs. Lovins On Nuclear Power | WBUR and NPR – On Point with Tom Ashbrook – Lovins argues against nuclear: "Nuclear is about the most expensive and slowest thing you can build. And I don’t think it’s true you need to build everything. You […]

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Links for September 18th through September 24th

by Mel Starrs on September 25, 2009

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These are my links for September 18th through September 24th: The Architect’s Newspaper – Incredibly honest article from Adajye: "My sense of setting up a practice was about working, not business, and about expediting projects, basically out of my bedroom, that came my way, and the opportunities born out of a series of private commissions […]

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Links for August 15th through August 19th

by Mel Starrs on August 21, 2009

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These are my links for August 15th through August 19th: Track LEED v3 Credits in Project Management Software – It can only be a matter of time before we see a BREEAM focused product like this? :"Tracking LEED credits is a document-intensive process. Just ask any experienced LEED Accredited Professional (AP). Submittal documentation includes drawings, […]

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Links for July 26th through July 27th

by Mel Starrs on July 31, 2009

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These are my links for July 26th through July 27th: International Green Construction Code (IGCC) Now in the Works| News | Architectural Record – International in the same way the World Series is a global baseball competition: "On June 29, the American Institute of Architects, along with the International Code Council (ICC) and the American […]

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Links for July 2nd through July 8th

by Mel Starrs on July 9, 2009

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These are my links for July 2nd through July 8th: Woobius Scribbles — Bottom-up collaboration in the construction industry – Excellent post on collaborative working by Woobius and the curse of email:"You know that feeling. You’ve just set up the best collaboration system ever. You have all the processes documented and approved. Everyone’s agreed to use […]

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Links for June 15th from 15:51 to 19:56

by Mel Starrs on June 16, 2009

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These are my links for June 15th from 15:51 to 19:56: Remember I’m the Bloody Architect: Into the Abyss – Poignant piece from Alice on the recession: "Desperate, and knowing only one industry, many buy vans with their redundancy pay and scratch a living doing jobbing work. Architects and technologists set up their own practices, […]

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