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Nashville, Tennessee, 2020: People clean trash from their yard and start to cut a fallen tree the morning after a tornado rips through Nashville.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports there were more than 1,200 tornadoes in 2020, leading to the highest tornado death rate in almost a decade. Last year, a deadly tornado outbreak affected the Southeastern United States on Easter Sunday and Monday, causing 32 fatalities. This was part of a larger severe convective storm (… more
Susan Maxman
Susan Maxman remembers when the architecture profession was predominantly male. She attended Smith College. While attending this all-female institution, Maxman was told time and again that women could achieve whatever they wanted – the same as men. But this was a time when the majority of the female population was not in the workforce, but rather… more
National Institute of Building Sciences Joins Global BIM Network
The National Institute of Building Sciences joined more than 2,000 public sector representatives from 100 countries to form a new Global BIM Network. The launch of the Global BIM Network took place March 17, 2021, during the Global BIM Summit convened by the Centre for Digital Built Britain. The Global BIM Network aims to connect international… more
Nancy Novak
To Nancy Novak, Chief Innova­tion Officer with Compass Datacenters, there’s no stronger currency than data. Everything is data-related – whether it’s understanding disease better, advancing education, battling climate change in the environment, extending welfare services, or training our military – all of it leads to the goal of having a more… more
Sandra Benson, with Amazon Web Services
Early in Sandra Benson’s career, she was the only female in the company’s engineering department. She overheard someone say that she was going to be a “great booth babe.” Benson laughs about it now. “I said, ‘I will never be a booth babe,’” said Benson, Worldwide Head of Engineering, Construction and Real Estate with Amazon Web Services. “If… more