2022 Multifamily Kitchen and Bath Amenities Survey
Our inaugural Multifamily Kitchen and Bath Amenities Survey of multifamily developers, architects, contractors, and others made it clear that supply chain problems are impacting multifamily housing projects. Download the 2022 Multifamily Kitchen and Bath Amenities Report
BD+C’s 10 Predictions for the Construction Industry in 2022
Drawing on experts we’ve interviewed over the past several months, this inaugural report forecasts what our editors believe will be the prevailing trends next year, and what factors could potentially impact those trends, positively or negatively. Our 10 Predictions report is part of our magazine’s ongoing mission to keep our readers informed and connect the dots to help firms prosper in this competitive and challenging environment. Download BD+C’s 10 Predictions for the Construction Industry in 2022
2021 Design Innovation Report
Have you wondered why some design ideas soar and others crash? Why clients embrace or reject a design concept? Whether your firm’s designs are trendsetters or followers? To get answers to those and other design-related questions, Building Design+Construction polled the industry earlier this year, and received responses from 342 companies, most of which were architects, engineers, and contractors. The result of that survey is BD+C’s inaugural 2021 Design Innovations Report, whose 22 pages explore the complexities behind creating, pitching, and executing new ideas. Download BD+C’s 2021 Design Innovation Report
2021 Multifamily Amenities Study
Learn more about the special featured items–131 of them!–that multifamily developers, designers, and contractors have been installing in their apartment, condo, and townhome projects in the last 12-24 months. Get the latest on what 342 respondents said about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their amenities packages. Download the free PDF of the Multifamily Amenities 2021 report.
Thanks to our 2021 Multifamily Amenities Study sponsor: EXACOR™ | Huber Engineered Woods
2021 Owners Survey
This exclusive BD+C survey of 156 building owners and developers explores the changing and most-pressing needs of this highly influential group. From project financing to client service to design, construction, and operations, this research breaks down emerging trends, innovations, and the biggest wants and needs among owners/developers. Download the 16-page PDF report with the complete findings from BD+C's 2021 Owners Survey.
2020 Color Trends Report
This special research report from the editors of BD+C explores the leading trends and drivers related to the use of color on commercial, institutional, and multifamily building projects. The final PDF report of BD+C's 2020 Color Trends Survey includes data on:
- Innovations in color and colorized materials
- Specification trends in color and colorized materials
- Source of color expertise and inspiration in design firms
- The importance of color on today's building projects (interior and exterior applications)
- The importance of color in 2020 vs. 2010
- Reasons for the change in the importance of color on building projects
- Use of special effect coatings
- Biggest innovations in color related to interior or exterior building design
Download the 2020 Color Trends Survey report.
Thanks to our 2020 Color Trends Survey sponsor: Sherwin-Williams Coil Coating
2019 Giants Technology and Innovation Report
This free 17-page PDF report includes the complete findings from BD+C's inaugural survey of 130 of the nation's largest architecture, engineering, and construction firms to assess the state of AEC technology adoption and innovation initiatives at the AEC Giants. Download the final report for BD+C's Giants 300 Technology and Innovation Study.
2019 Multifamily Amenities Study
The 2019 Multifamily Amenities survey was designed to determine which amenities decision makers have included in their multifamily communities in the last 24 months, compared to 2017. Download a free PDF of the Multifamily Amenities 2019 report.
2017 Multifamily Amenities Study
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Multifamily Housing | Mar 24, 2023
Average size of new apartments dropped sharply in 2022
The average size of new apartments in 2022 dropped sharply in 2022, as tracked by RentCafe. Across the U.S., the average new apartment size was 887 sf, down 30 sf from 2021, which was the largest year-over-year decrease.
Office Buildings | Mar 20, 2023
Untraditional ‘Back To Work’ survey results for designers' insights
SMMA shares the results of its "Back To Work" survey, with respondents from multiple industries weighing in on return-to-office pros and cons.
Multifamily Housing | Mar 14, 2023
Multifamily housing rent rates remain flat in February 2023
Multifamily housing asking rents remained the same for a second straight month in February 2023, at a national average rate of $1,702, according to the new National Multifamily Report from Yardi Matrix. As the economy continues to adjust in the post-pandemic period, year-over-year growth continued its ongoing decline.
AEC Tech | Mar 14, 2023
Skanska tests robots to keep construction sites clean
What if we could increase consistency and efficiency with housekeeping by automating this process with a robot? Introducing: Spot.
Industry Research | Mar 9, 2023
Construction labor gap worsens amid more funding for new infrastructure, commercial projects
The U.S. construction industry needs to attract an estimated 546,000 additional workers on top of the normal pace of hiring in 2023 to meet demand for labor, according to a model developed by Associated Builders and Contractors. The construction industry averaged more than 390,000 job openings per month in 2022.
Industry Research | Mar 2, 2023
Watch: Findings from Gensler's latest workplace survey of 2,000 office workers
Gensler's Janet Pogue McLaurin discusses the findings in the firm's 2022 Workplace Survey, based on responses from more than 2,000 workers in 10 industry sectors.
Architects | Feb 24, 2023
7 takeaways from HKS’s yearlong study on brain health in the workplace
Managing distractions, avoiding multitasking, and cognitive training are key to staff wellbeing and productivity, according to a yearlong study of HKS employees in partnership with the University of Texas at Dallas’ Center for BrainHealth.
Office Buildings | Feb 9, 2023
Post-Covid Manhattan office market rebound gaining momentum
Office workers in Manhattan continue to return to their workplaces in sufficient numbers for many of their employers to maintain or expand their footprint in the city, according to a survey of more than 140 major Manhattan office employers conducted in January by The Partnership for New York City.
Giants 400 | Feb 9, 2023
New Giants 400 download: Get the complete at-a-glance 2022 Giants 400 rankings in Excel
See how your architecture, engineering, or construction firm stacks up against the nation's AEC Giants. For more than 45 years, the editors of Building Design+Construction have surveyed the largest AEC firms in the U.S./Canada to create the annual Giants 400 report. This year, a record 519 firms participated in the Giants 400 report. The final report includes 137 rankings across 25 building sectors and specialty categories.
AEC Tech Innovation | Jan 24, 2023
ConTech investment weathered last year’s shaky economy
Investment in construction technology (ConTech) hit $5.38 billion last year (less than a 1% falloff compared to 2021) from 228 deals, according to CEMEX Ventures’ estimates. The firm announced its top 50 construction technology startups of 2023.