Insights: Cultural Resources

How do we maintain quality when everyone’s working remotely?
How do we maintain quality when everyone’s working remotely?

In these times of uncertainty, good QAQC remains as important as ever. We have the tools to execute our QAQC processes even when working from home.

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Perspectives on Black History Month: investigations into Tulsa’s Race Massacre continue
Perspectives on Black History Month: investigations into Tulsa’s Race Massacre continue

Everyone, but public historians especially, need to more fully incorporate the histories of black Americans in National Register nominations.

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Cultural Resources Insights of 2019
Cultural Resources Insights of 2019

As we enter 2020, here is a look back at a few pivotal issues and innovations cultural resources experienced the past year.

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The importance of underrepresented groups in historic preservation
The importance of underrepresented groups in historic preservation

Historic narratives have, in the past, tended to focus on a limited subset of our population. When we narrow our focus this way, something valuable is lost.

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Quality Assurance vs. Quality Control: what’s the difference?
Quality Assurance vs. Quality Control: what’s the difference?

Both quality assurance and quality control are a vital part of long-term project success, so knowing the differences between them is important.

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Commercial architecture of the postwar era
Commercial architecture of the postwar era

Five staff members will present various topics at an e-symposium titled “Kodachrome Commerce: American Commercial Architecture, 1945-1980” on October 25th.

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QAQC is the “secret ingredient” to success
QAQC is the “secret ingredient” to success

Do new employees understand the value of checking their work to confirm it follows the prescribed design criteria—or recipe for success?

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Vail Pass set the standard for modern highway design
Vail Pass set the standard for modern highway design

The design of the I-70 segment of Vail Pass represents an important standard that, in many ways, highway designers still hold to today.

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A-Frames: not as simple as they seem
A-Frames: not as simple as they seem

The A-frame is a prime example of how a deceptively simple architectural style can actually reveal a lot about the histories that helped shape it.

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Women in STEM: why does it matter?
Women in STEM: why does it matter?

Women make up around 50% of students pursuing higher education in STEM fields, but the number attaining higher-level postions is much lower.

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