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
A new CBRE report emphasizes the importance of collaboration and standardization in lab design....
The drop in the construction unemployment rate from June 2015 extends the uninterrupted monthly s...read more
On a year-over-year basis, nonresidential construction spending has fallen 1.1 percent, marking t...read more
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
But several factors could make the industry downshift.
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Bradley’s 2016 Healthy Hand Washing Survey offers insights into restroom use.
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.
Despite their importance, bathrooms are often overlooked when it comes to building design. Gensle...read more
AllTransit analyzes the social benefits of good transit service by analyzing data related to heal...read more
A Saint-Gobain and SageGlass Work Environment Survey found insufficient access to daylight, poor...read more
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Nonresidential construction has gotten off to a hot start this year and looks to gain even more m...read more
Despite a slight regression, nonresidential construction confidence is still in positive territor...
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Survey respondents are targeting smaller acquisitions, at a time when market cap rates are narrow...read more
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A new white paper addresses the nation’s $3 trillion public infrastructure crisis and how public...read more
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
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
Dissatisfaction with “work-life balance” and compensation are cited as reasons why companies’ div...read more
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The report, from Ted Moudis Associates, encompasses over 2.5 million sf of workspace built over t...read more
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Senior housing occupancy is at its highest level since 2007, and 2015 was a record year for sales...read more
Westin hotel and transit center at Denver International Airport, Denver. Photo courtesy Gensler
Technology is running wild in Gensler’s 2016 forecast, as things like virtual reality, "smart" bu...read more
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Americans are encountering more unkempt restrooms, triggering negative perceptions of businesses,...read more
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U-Haul truck rental costs are a good early predictor of migration trends in the U.S.
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Floating vanities, tricked-out showers, and freestanding tubs highlight the top bathroom design t...read more
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Charging stations, built-in coffeemakers, and pet stations—these are among the top kitchen design...read more
While volatility persists, architecture firms reported healthy performance for 2015.
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There’s a new world construction hotbed coming down the pike (more specifically, the Mumbai Nashi...read more
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
Midwest Experts Predict Commercial Real Estate Trends for 2016, according to real estate communi...read more
Team Tocci's rendering for the 65 Grove Street Project in Watertown, Mass.
The CFO of Tocci Building Companies forecasts the outlook for commercial and institutional constr...read more
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Report cites work-life balance as the top reason for implementing “distributed work” strategies....
A new survey from Building Design+Construction shows that U.S. architecture, engineering...read more
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ABC forecasts growth in nonresidential construction spending of 7.4% in 2016 along with growth in...read more