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McKissack & McKissack posts new blog stories and articles about trends and ideas in the AEC industry. Browse our stories below.
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Ronald A. Kessler, AIA

Design Thinking Generates Community Support for Power Substations

The power grid is undergoing a historic transformation that is giving architects and planners greater freedom to create more striking and compact power substations.
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Construction Management Helps Aviation Industry Chart New Course

As COVID-19 puts the brakes on travel, construction management firms in the aviation industry face changing priorities as they build airport cities. Planning is key to maximizing recovery.
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McKissack Construction Management Protects K-12 Students & School Funds

As students go back to school under COVID-19, construction management in k-12 school projects plays a critical role in lowering the risk for students, teachers and families.
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Reopening Offices Right: A COVID-19 Commercial Interior Design Playbook

Architects and commercial interior designers can help companies do thorough COVID-19 hazard assessments and give decision-makers workable options for returning to work.
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Christine Merdon, PE

Landmark Places Are Special Spaces. Here’s What Preserving Them Takes

Looking to the future keeps landmark construction on a historic path. McKissack’s landmark construction practice helps keeps public spaces true to the past and sustainable for the future.
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Hansel Whiteurst

3 Ways Airports Keep Expansion Plans Airborne Through COVID-19 Turbulence

Aviation program management and project controls are the nerve center of airport expansions. For two decades, McKissack’s aviation expertise has helped major U.S. airports get the job done on time and on budget.
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Deryl McKissack, PE
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McKissack Cares Pt. 3: Culture, a Circular Economy of Care & COVID 19

At AEC firm McKissack & McKissack, COVID 19 inspired an employee-first plan to weather the pandemic and build a stronger circular culture of care for the future.
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McKissack Cares Pt. 2: Culture, a Circular Economy of Care & COVID 19

In response to COVID-19, AEC firm McKissack & McKissack embraced a circular economy of care that asks employees to be hungry, humble and smart to strengthen its corporate culture.
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Building Communities Is Our Purpose. Floyd’s Death Is Our Challenge

McKissack’s purpose is to create spaces for communities to thrive. After George Floyd’s death that seems like a distant goal. But we need to own our role in this complex project.
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McKissack Cares Pt. 1: Culture, a Circular Economy of Care & COVID 19

In our response to COVID-19, we’re becoming healthier, building resilience into our culture and caring for ourselves, each other, our clients, and our company.
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Christine Merdon, PE
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Hansel Whiteurst

What Job Candidates Need to Know to Choose Wisely

In the AEC industry’s competitive job market, McKissack has found new ways to attract the best talent to join a unique organization with transformative projects.
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Tech That Kept Us Ahead of COVID-19 Will Jumpstart Smarter AEC Practices

Technologies that sustained architecture, engineering and construction management during the coronavirus crisis will make the AEC industry faster and more efficient in a COVID-19 recovery.
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How to Return to Work? Project Controls Make the Unprecedented Possible

Project controls provide risk management expertise to clients, and their cost and scheduling discipline is the glue that holds the project together.
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On the Job: What Construction Site Safety Takes During COVID-19

COVID-19 forces construction site safety innovation now and for the future. More stringent risk assessment procedures are keeping workers healthy.
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Not Business as Usual in the AEC Industry

COVID-19 will change the course of workplace design and spark new AEC industry innovation as McKissack’s architects and construction managers make jobsites more effective and resilient.
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A Moment of Gratitude

The current COVID-19 crisis has presented us with many challenges, but has also given us a chance to reflect and appreciate what we have in our lives: our families, our friends, our jobs, our communities.
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How is COVID-19 Changing Design and Construction Management?

Despite the COVID-19 crisis, most construction projects are going forward. McKissack sees 5 immediate and significant changes that will shape the future of design and construction management.
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Trust Matters More Than Ever—Even in the AEC Industry

Trust matters more than ever in a design and construction services industry dealing with crisis conditions; these 5 building blocks can foster teamwide trust.
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COVID-19: To our team members, partners, stakeholders, friends and families:

We are living through a challenging time—one we will undoubtedly tell our unborn children and grandchildren about in coming years.
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