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A new plant science lab at Purdue University has gotten funding approval from the state, and awaits Gov. Mike Pence to sign off on it. Construction could begin next year and be completed in 2018. The lab’s researchers will study how to make cash crops grow better in a controlled, high-tech setting. CBRE Global Workplace Solutions, in a new report, predicts that business strategies will play more important roles in driving the designs for labs of the future.  Image: Purdue University 

August 08, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new CBRE report emphasizes the importance of collaboration and standardization in lab design....

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August 05, 2016 | Associated Builders and Contractors

The drop in the construction unemployment rate from June 2015 extends the uninterrupted monthly s...

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August 02, 2016 | Associated Builders and Contractors

On a year-over-year basis, nonresidential construction spending has fallen 1.1 percent, marking t...

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Acumen Development Partners recently broke ground on the first tri-branded Marriott Hotel. The 470-room, $137 million project, adjacent to the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn., is scheduled to be completed in 2018. Spending on hotel construction nationwide, which has boomed of late, is expected to level off in 2017, according to AIA's latest Consensus Forecast Panel. Image: Acumen Development Partners

July 26, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

But several factors could make the industry downshift.

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June 15, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Bradley’s 2016 Healthy Hand Washing Survey offers insights into restroom use.

Why corporate bathrooms stink and how good design can fix this

Bathrooms in hotels, restrooms and even airports tend to carry a touch of class that bathrooms in corporate offices so often lack. Pictured: a ladies room in SFO Terminal 2. Image: Bruce Damonte, courtesy Gensler.

May 11, 2016 | Johnathan Sandler

Despite their importance, bathrooms are often overlooked when it comes to building design. Gensle...

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May 05, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

AllTransit analyzes the social benefits of good transit service by analyzing data related to heal...

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May 05, 2016 | Saint-Gobain & SageGlass

A Saint-Gobain and SageGlass Work Environment Survey found insufficient access to daylight, poor...

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April 15, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Nonresidential construction has gotten off to a hot start this year and looks to gain even more m...

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April 14, 2016 | Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.

Despite a slight regression, nonresidential construction confidence is still in positive territor...

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April 07, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Survey respondents are targeting smaller acquisitions, at a time when market cap rates are narrow...

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AIA: Public-private partnerships could solve nation’s public infrastructure crisis

Train station Seattle. Photo: Kaleb Nyquist/Creative Commons

April 04, 2016 | AIA

A new white paper addresses the nation’s $3 trillion public infrastructure crisis and how public...

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The Mall of the Future will be a combination community center and gathering place. It will be technology rich, be attached or near living and working spaces, and will provide variety to lure customers for frequent visits. Image: CallisonRTKL's “Mall of the Future” report

March 16, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

CallisonRTKL foresees future retail centers as hubs with live/work/play components. 

AIA's latest diversity report paints a picture of an industry that still isn't proactively recruiting, developing, or promoting enough women or people of color. Image: Pixabay

March 11, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Dissatisfaction with “work-life balance” and compensation are cited as reasons why companies’ div...

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February 26, 2016 | BD+C Editors and Ted Moudis Associates

The report, from Ted Moudis Associates, encompasses over 2.5 million sf of workspace built over t...

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February 24, 2016 | CBRE and BD+C Staff

Senior housing occupancy is at its highest level since 2007, and 2015 was a record year for sales...

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Westin hotel and transit center at Denver International Airport, Denver. Photo courtesy Gensler

February 22, 2016 | BD+C Staff 

Technology is running wild in Gensler’s 2016 forecast, as things like virtual reality, "smart" bu...

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February 18, 2016 | Bradley Corporation

Americans are encountering more unkempt restrooms, triggering negative perceptions of businesses,...

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February 08, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

U-Haul truck rental costs are a good early predictor of migration trends in the U.S.

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February 02, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Floating vanities, tricked-out showers, and freestanding tubs highlight the top bathroom design t...

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February 01, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Charging stations, built-in coffeemakers, and pet stations—these are among the top kitchen design...

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January 20, 2016 | AIA

While volatility persists, architecture firms reported healthy performance for 2015.

Meet the world’s next great construction superpower

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December 23, 2015 |

There’s a new world construction hotbed coming down the pike (more specifically, the Mumbai Nashi...

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Experts predict commercial real estate trends for 2016

Off-price retail stores have become more popular since the recession. Nordstrom Rack now has more locations in the U.S. and Canada than Nordstrom’s full-price stores. Photos courtesy Taylor Johnson

December 21, 2015 | Emily Johnson, Taylor Johnson

Midwest Experts Predict Commercial Real Estate Trends for 2016, according to  real estate communi...

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The 2016 Commercial Construction Market: A Contractor’s View

Team Tocci's rendering for the 65 Grove Street Project in Watertown, Mass.

December 17, 2015 | Bud LaRosa, Tocci Building Companies

The CFO of Tocci Building Companies forecasts the outlook for commercial and institutional constr...

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HOK collaborates with IFMA on new workplace strategy research report

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December 09, 2015 | HOK

Report cites work-life balance as the top reason for implementing “distributed work” strategies....

AEC leaders say the 'talent wars' are heating up: BD+C survey

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December 08, 2015 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

A new survey from Building Design+Construction shows that U.S. architecture, engineering...

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ABC: Continued growth expected for the construction industry

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December 07, 2015 | ABC

ABC forecasts growth in nonresidential construction spending of 7.4% in 2016 along with growth in...

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