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Composite building materials and construction materials shortages

What they’re made of, how they’re being used and what to consider Materials shortages in the construction industry come and go, but when it’s time to build, owners need answers. Paying inflated pricing for hard-to-get items, putting construction on hold or altering architectural design midway through a project can cause major headaches and drive up…

Air filtration: lessons learned from COVID-19

Clearing the air on filtration systems for commercial buildings We have learned many lessons throughout the COVID-19 global pandemic. Among those, we have a better understanding of air filtration systems for commercial buildings, particularly their ability to filter out viruses. Perhaps even more than ever before, commercial real estate developers, owners and tenants are carefully…

Are we entering a new phase of offsite construction?

Modular and prefabricated construction gains ground Offsite construction, such as modular and prefabricated construction, is anything but new. Yet in the age of COVID-19 and the myriad other issues facing the construction industry, many wonder if we’re entering a new phase of offsite construction. Among certain industries, and among those struggling to overcome the many…

Recreation market exploding due to COVID

Outdoor recreation businesses experiencing increased demand The global pandemic may have wreaked havoc on the international and domestic travel industry, but the outdoor recreation market is experiencing demand that has gone through the roof. That includes businesses that sell both big and smaller ticket items, including many segments of the recreational vehicle market, as well…

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…

What’s ahead for commercial construction in the new year

Commercial construction outlook for 2021 As we head into the end of the year and the start of 2021, experts are eyeing the commercial construction sector, looking for indicators of what lies ahead. After almost a decade of robust commercial construction spending, analysts believe investors and developers could be hesitant to press forward at the…

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…

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…