Creating the future of textiles: Environment and performance qualities

December 1st, 2012

Textiles offer limitless possibilities in creating the environment and performance qualities the marketplace desires. By Maureen MacGillivray, Ph.D. What are the most exciting or intriguing developments in the industry in advanced textiles? There are no longer any limits on how textiles can be developed to meet the needs of consumers, whether those needs are medical, […]

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Marc Shellshear puts shade expertise and management skills to work

December 1st, 2012

Nicknamed Dr. Shade, Marc Shellshear is an employee who thinks like a business owner—putting shade expertise and management skills to work. By Sigrid Tornquist “If you can’t put yourself in the shoes of the person speaking you’re not going to understand what they want,” says Marc Shellshear, IFM, senior vice president of administration for USA […]

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Weather or not—fabric measures up

December 1st, 2012

With a great selection of materials available, fabric structures adapt to different climates and project needs. By Barb Ernster Trying to find the right solution for the right application in a particular climate is generally foremost in architectural work. The issues to be addressed in developing building envelopes or employing tension membranes are no different […]

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