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Category: Trends

Category: Trends

March 6, 2017

Here’s Why Retailers Need to Pay Attention to Generation Z

Thinking of starting a new commercial construction project for retail, and want that business to flourish? Look five, 10 or even 20 years into the future, say experts. Of course, in your mind’s eye...


March 2, 2017

How Virtual Reality Will Change the Construction Industry

To some, virtual reality is just a game; but to the construction industry, virtual reality is a game-changer. What started as an immersive gaming experience primarily for teens is now proving to be...


February 27, 2017

2017 Commercial Construction Trend Report

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January 28, 2017

Going Green on Your Next Project While Staying in the Black

If being eco-friendly is important to you when planning your next construction project, there’s good news: being green doesn’t have to put you in the red. Although it has been a long-held assumption...


January 17, 2017
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2017 Commercial Construction Trends Report

Looking ahead to 2017, this is one year where there’s cause for celebration in all commercial market sectors. According to Forbes, wage deceleration has bottomed out and is expected to begin growing...


January 4, 2017

New study reveals 9 in 10 millennial renters will pay more for a smart apartment

Coldwell Banker and CNET last year released a joint study wherein 81 percent of those surveyed said they would be more likely to buy a smart home if smart technology was installed. The same holds...


October 19, 2016

In Student Housing, Live/Learn Mindset and Resort-Type Amenities are Trending

As colleges and universities compete for students, student housing is evolving to offer widespread appeal and attract and retain the masses. Industry leaders say the latest construction and design...


September 27, 2016

Construction Industry Grapples with Construction Materials Shortage: Tips to Cope

The construction industry has taken more than its fair share of sucker punches lately. Labor shortages have long posed a challenge, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting that the number of...


September 13, 2016

Prefab Construction: When it Makes Sense, and When it Doesn't

The popularity of pre-fabrication construction is growing, in large part due to a shortage of construction laborers. Experts project that construction will grow six percent this year, yet the labor...


July 28, 2016

Coworking Spaces: What are they, and are they right for you?

For the rapidly-changing face of the modern workplace, building owners are increasingly looking at coworking spaces when it's time for office construction. Coworking spaces offer an opportunity for...