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Visible Touch

A lot of universal design feels more like a tacked-on concession to special interest groups than an intrinsic element in the design process. Now let’s suppose we flip that around. 
February 9, 2010
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Going Out of Tune

February 9, 2010
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An Introduction to Universal Design

Mention universal design and see your companions’ eyes start glazing over. Though formally flashy chairs and posh penthouses may reside at the sexier end of the design world, universal design actually affects us all. So pay attention and prepare to learn something - your less hale days aren’t far off; none of ours is.
February 9, 2010
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An Introduction to Contractors

Architect-author, Dan Maginn of El Dorado Inc., in Kansas City, Missouri, gives us the inside track on one of his favorite subjects: contractors. Learn what makes them tick, how to work with them, and how to keep all your fingers.
January 26, 2010
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Words You Should Know

January 25, 2010
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In the Nick of Time

Though contractors are unusually deft with tools, accidents do happen. SawStop puts an end to that.
January 25, 2010
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Building Tomorrow

What will the future hold for contractors and builders? We asked three industry leaders for their prognostications.
January 25, 2010
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Why Is Joe Frowning?

So you’ve brought home a bumbling new contractor who’ll turn your Ritz into a wreck. How to avoid it? Read on.
January 25, 2010
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