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Senior housing interior design trends for 2021

Several factors driving design in the coming year Wellness, meaningful experiences and convenience are high on the list of what seniors want to see in their senior living facilities, and these desires appear to be driving the future of senior housing interior design. As we look forward to 2021, we’re seeing lots of exciting innovation…

Here’s what’s trending in industrial design colors for 2021

In the wake of an uncertain year, the right industrial design colors give us comfort As we plan for industrial design in 2021, colors will play a key role in creating spaces that answer our collective, pressing need for calm after the storm. Color forecasts for commercial spaces anticipate a movement toward trends that provide…

How design-build boosts speed while keeping costs down

No matter what commercial construction project you are planning, design-build has benefits Whatever type of commercial construction project you have in mind, there is a single choice that can change everything about your construction experience — for the better. For many people, it’s an option that only recently appeared on their radar. But it’s fast…

Taking green building to a whole new level

Researchers in Australia have discovered a way to take green building to a whole new level. They’ve found a new kind of rubber polymer made from sulfur and canola oil that can be compressed and heated with fillers to create construction materials. The fillers could be recycled PVC, organic waste, even sand to create bricks…

5 reasons senior housing is (still) a good investment

Senior housing remains an attractive option in 2020 and beyond For investors in our region and beyond, senior housing remains an attractive investment option. And while many things may feel up in the air these days, there’s one thing that’s for sure: there will be a continued need for senior housing in the Upper Midwest,…

Construction materials shortage amid COVID-19 pandemic

Builders are reporting shortages: here’s how to cope The pandemic has impacted the construction industry in a number of ways in 2020. Among them: a construction materials shortage. We’ve written in the past about glass shortages and the fallout for the industry. For some, that meant delaying commercial and residential construction projects because of material…

What COVID means for the future of office space

Understanding shifts in the office may bolster success post-pandemic When COVID-19 cases took hold around the world, the pandemic catalyzed seismic shifts in the office environment. And it turns out some of those changes will impact the future of office space longer-term. A recent study by JLL reveals some intriguing new trends emerging during the…

This vs. that: Rooftop units vs. furnace/condenser systems

Comparing HVAC options? Here’s what you need to know HVAC systems can account for more than a third of the energy used by commercial buildings, making the selection of your HVAC unit essential to the bottom line for your business. Selecting between two common types of HVAC systems, rooftop units or an internal furnace/condenser system,…

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How the pandemic is transforming the hospitality industry

COVID-19 is speeding the evolution of hospitality From lockdowns to economic slowdowns, from closed borders to closed businesses, the global pandemic has ripple effects that are deeply felt throughout the hospitality industry. The result: the industry is evolving at an exponentially faster rate to meet changing consumer demand. Jones Lang LaSalle IP, Inc. (JLL.com) reports…