Recent Podcasts

How to Specify Lighting and Controls for Healthcare

Healthcare and senior living facilities can be challenging when it comes to lighting. Designers must make sure there is adequate light for a wide spectrum of people, from young CNAs to senior residents, all of whom have very different needs. Learn more about specifying lighting and controls for healthcare.

NeoCon Sneak Peek: AVA

NeoCon 2021 is just around the corner! In this preview episode, get a sneak peek of what you'll find in the space of commercial flooring manufacturer AVA.

Benefitting Benefield: Tretford Americas Cares for a Community Through Carpet

Many generous sponsors are helping make the Benefield Project a reality, including Tretford Americas. Designed with the highest grade Cashmere goat hairs from natural, sustainable resources, Tretford Americas' carpets are produced free from chemicals and toxins, making them an ideal match for the Benefield site. Courtney White, sales representative for Tretford Americas, dives into this patented manufacturing process and how it helps provide a healthier environment.

Benefiting Benefield: How 3form is Helping Transform a Community

BUILDINGS and i+s have partnered with global design firm HKS and nonprofit Boaz + Ruth on a new community-based project in Richmond, Virginia—the Benefield Building. One of the generous sponsors helping make this project a reality is 3form. Learn more about 3form's involvement.

What Does Retail Have to Do With Healthcare Design?

In this episode of I Hear Design, Aran McCarthy, principal at Francis Cauffman Architects, talks about the future of healthcare design—specifically how we can reimagine retail spaces for healthcare to bring medical facilities closer to the communities which they serve. Find out how vacant retail stores and other commercial spaces can be effectively retrofitted to accommodate healthcare environments, and the benefits of taking this approach.

The Third Place: Redefining the New Workspace Without the Workplace

Whether or not the physical workplace defines the future office, there is a growing need to have third place spaces available. Third places are most successful when they can provide value to their users through design elements and service offerings that will outweigh the benefits of the typical first or second places. Shay Lam, managing executive and Studio Creative Director of TPG Architecture, shares his tips on creating these growing environments, and how designers can grab consumer attention and make them feel like they are neither at home nor at work.

Protect Rivers by Specifying Smart

Mohawk Group is launching its Waterways Project, featuring a mobile showroom packed with product solutions that are environmentally friendly and ready to specify. Here's what you can expect when you experience the event.

Announcing the Inaugural Purpose Awards from i+s and BUILDINGS

In this episode, VP of Media Steven Sloan joins Chief Content Director Robert Nieminen to announce a brand new awards program: The Purpose Awards. Find out why we're launching this new program to celebrate and elevate the products, projects, designs, and spaces that contribute most to the triple bottom line—people, planet, profit. The products and projects that not only do no harm, but best support the health and wellness of humans and the planet.

Understanding Furniture Flammability and Human Health

Designers play an important role in protecting the health, safety and welfare of the clients they serve. Perhaps nowhere is this more evident than in the specification of upholstered furniture as it relates to flammability and occupant health. In this episode, Dr. Marilyn Black of Underwriters Laboratories discusses a new tool for designers to better understand the relationship between these important design requirements.