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The Beauty of 3D Laser Building Surveys

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By Ian Wilson, Bsc hons, Pdip, AIA, RIBA, RIAS,  Principal, TK Architects International

August 2016

Laser Building Surveying, 3D model example

Laser Building Surveying, 3D model example

If I could name one major source of construction change orders in renovation or remodeling of existing buildings, it would have to be the surprise discovery of actual built conditions not matching the available as-built drawings.

Of course we could send an architect and engineers to survey a property and expect to catch all as-built discrepancies from the drawings. Of course the general contractor is to visit the site and become generally familiar with the conditions under which the work is to be performed. However, the reality is that a human being cannot economically guarantee a survey of the existing conditions. (more…)

Impact of Data on Cinema

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By Michael Cummings, Sr. Principal, TK Architects International

June 30, 2016

There were several sessions at the CineEurope convention in Barcelona this year that focused on the impact that data is having on Cinema.  Data is the reason that Amazon has a better idea of what you want for your birthday than your spouse.  Many of the discussions focused on exhibitor loyalty programs and what is possible to do with that information.cine europe aign (more…)

2016 World Trade Day Kansas City

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KCWTD 2016May 2016: TK Architects participated in 2016 Kansas City World Trade Day on Thursday, May 19 2016, at the Kansas City Power & Light Headquarters1200 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64105.

Our own Mike Cummings, Sr. Principal at TK Architects, along with Bret Holder, Garmin, Laura Schmidt, Notes to Self LLC, participated in the panel, led by  Nyamusi K. Igambi, KC -U.S. Commercial Service, which covered various topics and advice on doing business internationally.  Matthew Swindells, Cerner, a keynote speaker, talked about importance of international trade and the new Go Global KC Kansas City Metro Export Plan through Global Cities Initiative. TK Architects was also recognized as a 2015 recipient of Missouri Exporter of the Year Award, while Vektek, Inc. as a 2015 Kansas Exporter of the Year. (more…)

TK Architects Announces New Ownership Changes

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TK Architects Announces New Ownership Changes
Kansas City, MO, April 20, 2016: Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 marks TK Architects’ 35th Anniversary. Coincidentally, on this day TK Architects is ready to make a special ownership change announcement.
At TK Architects we are very fortunate to have some great people who share our values and believe in the firm’s vision for the future. They have embraced TK’s guiding principles: to provide outstanding service, deliver profitable projects to our clients, and create beautiful buildings.
We are pleased to announce the expansion of our ownership team and the promotion to Principal, of the following individuals…