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Galvanized Steel Leads the Way in Sustainable Building Practices From Cost Savings to Environmental Benefits

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As the construction industry navigates the complexities of sustainability and economic pressures, the role of galvanized steel has become increasingly pertinent in sustainable architecture. This material, celebrated for its durability and low environmental impact, is gaining attention amid global steel market fluctuations and rising demands for sustainable building practices. With significant shifts in manufacturing…

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Multifamily Housing is the Sustainable Solution for Rapid Population Growth in Nashville

As Nashville grapples with an explosive growth in population and a consequent strain on its housing market, the city is witnessing a shift from traditional single-family homes to more space-efficient multifamily units. This transition reflects a broader trend seen across various neighborhoods, with places like Germantown experiencing a significant 37.1% rise in home prices…

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Breaking Conventional Boundaries: A Dive into Modern Workspace Innovation with Workspace48’s Craig McPhail

The conversation around modern workspace innovation has recently become more pertinent as organizations seek to adapt to new-age working conditions, accelerated by the global pandemic. Challenging the conventional workspace models pave the way for more flexible, efficient, and technologically driven solutions. According to a survey by the Pew Research Center, about 54% of adults…

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Designers Should Prioritize Proper Color Temperature in Exterior Lighting Designs to Serve Their Communities

As society grapples with the intricacies of modern life, the influence of exterior lighting on our psychological and physiological well-being has begun to draw attention. It’s not just about illuminating the darkness anymore; it’s also about respecting the natural rhythms of our bodies and fostering meaningful human interactions. A key factor here is the…

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Introducing Stacis 4, the next generation in active floor vibration control

Stacis is the leading floor vibration isolation technology worldwide, with a unique control system and serial architecture. It enables and protects electron and ion beam tools and other highly sensitive instruments from low-frequency vibration down to point three five hertz. The typical installation of Stacis 4 is as part of a quiet island consisting…

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Improving the Homeless Housing Crisis in Los Angeles Gets a Much-Deserved Lift at 6th Street Place.

Amid the homeless housing crisis in Los Angeles, a glimmer of hope appears in the form of modular housing projects designed to provide much-needed shelters for the homeless community. LA is home to over 40,000 homeless individuals, a number that’s seen a sharp increase of 16% over the past year. Yet, innovative design principles and…

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Mohawk’s Medella Series Redefines Resilient Flooring

In a significant development, Mohawk Group has secured the exclusive distribution rights for the highly sought-after homogeneous resilient sheet products in North America. These popular products, formerly distributed by another company, are now proudly part of Mohawk’s Healthy Environments collection, specifically named Medella, Medella Hues, Medella Sheet, and Medella Well. One standout product in this…

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Global Blink Team Takes #BlinkPledge to Reduce Environmental Impact
June 13, 2024

In honor of Earth Day, members of the Blink team worldwide have taken the #BlinkPledge, committing to habits and efforts that contribute to a better, more sustainable world. In this video,  Blink team members from Colombia, the US, India, and Belgium, share their personal pledges to reduce environmental impact. These commitments include using reusable…

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Blink and Clean Miami Beach Team Up for Earth Day Environment Cleanup
June 13, 2024

In celebration of Earth Day, Blink partnered with the non-profit organization Clean Miami Beach to make a tangible impact on their local environment. The video showcases the collaborative effort, with the Blink team working alongside Clean Beach Miami volunteers to clean up Albert Pallot Park in Miami, Florida. Together, they successfully removed 179 pounds of…

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High-Impact Gear Delivery by Rentex for DC Convention
June 13, 2024

Rentex is preparing for a significant event at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Two tractor trailers loaded with top-of-the-line gear are set to be delivered for a morning setup. This logistical effort ensures that all necessary equipment arrives on time for a seamless event execution. Rentex’s commitment to reliability and efficiency…

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Rentex Rocks InfoComm 2024 – Visit Us at Booth C5625
June 13, 2024

Join Rentex at InfoComm 2024 from June 12-24, 2024, at Booth C5625. Experience our innovative solutions and see our impressive booth setup process from start to finish. Enjoy dynamic shots of Las Vegas, witness the hard work behind our setup, and explore the final booth design. Don’t miss this exciting showcase of Rentex at one…

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Architecture & Design
Galvanized Steel Leads the Way in Sustainable Building Practices From Cost Savings to Environmental Benefits
April 23, 2024

As the construction industry navigates the complexities of sustainability and economic pressures, the role of galvanized steel has become increasingly pertinent in sustainable architecture. This material, celebrated for its durability and low environmental impact, is gaining attention amid global steel market fluctuations and rising demands for sustainable building practices. With significant shifts in manufacturing…

Read More
Multifamily Housing is the Sustainable Solution for Rapid Population Growth in Nashville

As Nashville grapples with an explosive growth in population and a consequent strain on its housing market, the city is witnessing a shift from traditional single-family homes to more space-efficient multifamily units. This transition reflects a broader trend seen across various neighborhoods, with places like Germantown experiencing a significant 37.1% rise in home prices…

Read More
Designers Should Prioritize Proper Color Temperature in Exterior Lighting Designs to Serve Their Communities

As society grapples with the intricacies of modern life, the influence of exterior lighting on our psychological and physiological well-being has begun to draw attention. It’s not just about illuminating the darkness anymore; it’s also about respecting the natural rhythms of our bodies and fostering meaningful human interactions. A key factor here is the…

Read More
Improving the Homeless Housing Crisis in Los Angeles Gets a Much-Deserved Lift at 6th Street Place.

Amid the homeless housing crisis in Los Angeles, a glimmer of hope appears in the form of modular housing projects designed to provide much-needed shelters for the homeless community. LA is home to over 40,000 homeless individuals, a number that’s seen a sharp increase of 16% over the past year. Yet, innovative design principles and…

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Windowless Bedrooms in NYC? Here’s Why Architects Are Saying No
June 9, 2023

The current housing crisis is prompting authorities to consider a range of solutions, including a rather controversial one: Allowing windowless bedrooms. In March, New York Mayor Eric Adams courted controversy by suggesting that tweaking building codes could make it easier to convert offices into apartments. However, some architectural experts are saying no to windowless…

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AI-Generated Designs Are Letting Architects Unlock New Forms of Creativity. How Should They Deploy It?

Generative AI in architecture is already evolving architectural workflows, and the creative results are proving themselves in real time. Tools like ChatGPT and Midjourney are acting as a dynamic platform for concept design and visual brainstorming, enabling the synthesis of diverse architectural styles and historical influences into fresh and innovative ideas. There’s still a lot…

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From 40 Hours to 40 Seconds? Generative AI in Architecture Will Disrupt How Architects Bill Their Hours.

The advent of AI is revolutionizing industries across the board, and the realm of design, architecture, and engineering is no exception. In the age of AI, the future of these industries may well be marked by major shifts that occur sooner than we might anticipate. How should architects begin to adapt to generative AI in…

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‘The Airbnb Effect’ on America’s Housing Market

As the United States faces a housing shortage (according to research published by Freddie Mac, the shortage of housing units stood at 3.8 million by the end of 2020), locals are pointing accusatory fingers towards ‘the Airbnb effect’ on the housing market. Research published in the Harvard Business Review shows that single-time rental platforms…

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TreeNewal Unveils the “Building Roots” Podcast Series
April 5, 2023

AdditDallas, TX – TreeNewal, an arborist company renowned for its commitment to preserving the natural environment, is excited to announce its new podcast, Building Roots with Wesley Rivers. The podcast, hosted by Wesley Rivers, VP of Operations for TreeNewal, will feature conversations with TreeNewal ISA Certified Arborists James Allen and Corey Herpel on a range…

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Amazon’s HQ2 Pause Should Force Businesses to Rethink Workplace Flexibility Office Space Expansion

As Amazon decides to pause the construction of its HQ2 project amidst an uncertain economic climate, businesses are forced to grapple with the strategic viability of their workplace and work model. Major tech companies, faced with significant workforce reductions, are reevaluating the need for traditional office spaces and whether it’s a wise decision to consider…

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The Latest CPI Report Shows Housing Costs Are Keeping Inflation From Cooling Down.

The latest CPI (Consumer Price Index) numbers are in — and while consumer price inflation saw a 0.4% drop from 6.4% in January to 6% in February, core prices increased 0.5% from the previous month. The good news? The CPI report show consumer price inflation is down from its peak in June 2022 when…

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Modular Altruism: What Is The 6th Place Project?

Altruism is the idea or practice of having a selfless concern for the benefit of others. It may also be defined as a concern for others’ well-being. The adaptability and versatility of modular buildings is one of their main benefits. They are easily expandable and customizable to meet shifting needs or specifications, and they can…

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Breaking Conventional Boundaries: A Dive into Modern Workspace Innovation with Workspace48’s Craig McPhail
October 3, 2023

The conversation around modern workspace innovation has recently become more pertinent as organizations seek to adapt to new-age working conditions, accelerated by the global pandemic. Challenging the conventional workspace models pave the way for more flexible, efficient, and technologically driven solutions. According to a survey by the Pew Research Center, about 54% of adults…

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Skyline Design: Getting the Business Started and Setting Themselves Apart

In 2018, over 12,000 tons of glass were generated in the United States. Glass is a material we come into contact with almost every day of our lives, and when used correctly, it can not only enhance your viewing pleasure, but shape the beauty of a given landscape. How can glass as a building material…

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Is There a Right or Wrong Smart Home Lock?

Home security is nothing to mess with, so picking the right smart home lock is critical. But how will you know which one to choose when there are so many options—full replacement deadbolts, adapters for existing deadbolts, doorknob replacements, and various trigger options such as fingerprints and geofencing? Wait! Back up. Why even consider…

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The Art of Architectural Branding: AGI’s Commitment to Quality and Durability

In today’s fast-paced and ever-changing world, building owners and general contractors face numerous challenges when it comes to creating a lasting impression. That’s where AGI Architectural branding steps in, offering innovative solutions that redefine the way we think about exterior imaging. With over fifty years of experience, AGI has become a leader in the signage…

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The importance of building indigenous partnerships
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Built Modular: The Guiding Principles of Forming Indigenous Partnerships
November 17, 2022

Today, Indigenous people are dependent on funding and grants to run various programs within their communities. For Black Diamond Group (BDG) in Canada, their focus is on helping the Indigenous prosper through mutual partnership. So, why is it important to keep Indigenous groups at top of mind? As exclusion was formerly the norm, Canada now…

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DeskMakers: Introducing the Ribbon Collection

Deskmakers, a state-of-the-art facility and one of the leading office furniture manufacturers in the West, recently teamed up with Gecco Vision, an award-winning design firm spearheaded by Founder & Design Director Henner Jahns. Together they created a brand-new case goods line designed for the private office but flexible enough to stand out in any open…

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Dig Your Heels In: A Working Woman’s Series with Rachel Neill

As any parent knows, keeping kids occupied without using technology can prove to be quite challenging. Screen time continues to be on the rise with the increase in computers and smartphones replacing textbooks in the classroom. The global pandemic brought this to a head with quarantines and school closures necessitating the use of technology to…

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Studio Insights: Studio Spaces in Corporate Spaces

Companies recognize the need to produce video content to reach an audience more than ever before. Even further, the need for video content creation requires more access to production studio space. Peter Provost, President and Director of Design at Provost Studio, sees this rise of studio spaces within corporate workspaces. He spoke to Tyler Kern…

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Accelerating Texas K12 Education: Bilingual/ESL Education Association of The Metroplex and Their Annual Symposium
February 18, 2022

Liz Garza-Garcia, BEAM (Bilingual/ESL Education Association of the Metroplex for the North Central Texas Region) President, began her education journey with a simple goal in mind: to become an educator. During her University Studies, a professor changed Garza-Garcia’s direction, instilling in her the idea that if she possessed the ability to speak or learn another…

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Accelerating Texas K12 Education: TASA: Putting the Public Back into Public Education

With the education sector completely disrupted from the pandemic, school administration and students alike are feeling anxiety and pressure from the uncertainty and instability of the world. What does the ‘new normal’ look like for educating students? How are schools handling staff burnout? Answering these questions and more on Accelerating Texas K12 Education is Kevin…

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Studio Insights with Provost Studio: A/V Display, Fan Engagement, and Augmented Reality

Chanan Averbuch, Executive Vice President of Primeview USA, Inc. and Peter Provost, Associate AIA President and Director of Design at Provost Studio, sat down with host Tyler Kern to discuss the current state and future projections of A/V display, fan engagement, and reality technologies. Primeview USA is unique because they offer LED display technology and…

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Studio Insights: Studio Design: Video Walls and Post Pandemic Planning

More and more LED displays are beginning to replace TV screens in many spaces, like broadcast studios, webinars, conference rooms and lobbies. Over the last decade, there has been a boom of narrow pixel pitch products, particularly the 0.9–2.5 mm products. Aaron Kipfer, chief technology officer at Neoti, and Peter Provost, president and director of…

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Introducing Stacis 4, the next generation in active floor vibration control
July 17, 2023

Stacis is the leading floor vibration isolation technology worldwide, with a unique control system and serial architecture. It enables and protects electron and ion beam tools and other highly sensitive instruments from low-frequency vibration down to point three five hertz. The typical installation of Stacis 4 is as part of a quiet island consisting…

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TreeNewal’s Vision: A Look into Its Mission

TreeNewal’s Vision On this episode of Building Roots, Wes Rivers interviews ISA Certified Arborist Cory Herpel to explore the TreeNewal vision and mission behind their founding and how they are striving to educate their client base. The tree care industry is a highly competitive space, with many companies vying for customers’ attention. However, TreeNewal stands…

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Single-Family Home Building Reaches Two-Year Low

U.S. homebuilding fell more than expected in September causing the number of new single-family home builds to tumble to the lowest level in more than two years. New single-family home projects have fallen to 4.7%, an annual rate of 892,000, the lowest level since May 2020, and are unlikely to see a rebound soon with…

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Building Blocks of Safety: Why Technology is Crucial for Creating Safer Construction Sites

Construction sites are inherently dangerous and with conditions changing daily from site-specific changes to weather conditions, it can be difficult to keep employees and contractors safe. In fact, 1061 employees died working in construction throughout 2019. Injuries for the same year were recorded at 79,660 with falls, slips, and trips accounting for more than 30%…

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The Future of LEED Certification and Construction
May 6, 2022

LEED certification, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a comprehensive rating system that green-focused companies aim for in the construction of their buildings. Abiding by the guidelines to meet this certification not only comes with the honor of being recognized as a company that places an importance on environmental safety, but also for…

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Reinventing Normal: Do Department Stores Have a Future?

Writer, speaker, retail futurist, and founder of consulting agency 22nd&5th  Howard Saunders joins Reinventing Normal host Mark Landini to discuss the future of retail stores. Appreciating the long, hallowed history of shopping in the West and how it’s impacted the daily life of a vast cross-section of demographics, they dive into current industry problems and…

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Designing for Noise: Building Quieter Healthcare Facilities

The timeless movie classic, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” is set in the early 1960s. The grim psychological hospital is depicted with blank, white walls, hard and uninviting furniture, and barred windows to prevent the residents from escaping. Despite taking place almost 60 years ago, it sometimes seems like the hospital’s depiction doesn’t land…

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Adaptive Reuse is Gaining Momentum to Tackle the Housing Crisis

With the housing market booming and driving up home prices in the US, “adaptive reuse,” or the buying up of large commercial spaces to convert into affordable housing, is gaining momentum. For instance, California’s Project Homekey purchased and converted entire hotels and office buildings into thousands of affordable units — more than 6,000 new…

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Will Future Designs Utilize a Smaller Footprint?
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Will Future Designs Utilize a Smaller Footprint?
November 10, 2021

Commentary: Architects plan for the future with every design, and right now they are in a precarious spot. Will clients want designs that utilize smaller foot prints or is that an over reaction to the past year? We asked architect Margine Biswas to weigh in on what design trends she is seeing. UC Santa…

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InfoComm 2021: Can AI Take the Artificial Out of the Office Experience?

Key Points: Many companies are facing and the question they’re repeatedly asking is how they make the office a place that employees truly want to be? AI is really going to take our workspace and personalize it because it is constantly learning how it is able to adjust to your work experience. Commentary: The…

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InfoComm 2021: The Real Impact of the Pandemic on AV’s Work and Workforce

The pandemic left lasting impacts on industry demographics and workflows; the AV industry is no exception. Our team on the ground at InfoComm 2021 wanted to get a pulse for some of the ways COVID left women in AV with less work and resources, as well as whether AV design work itself has shifted in…

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InfoComm 2021: How Architecture Embraced Disruption & Technology to Tackle Hybrid Work

Key Points: The pandemic shifted the traditional office model. The notion of  hybrid work has been building for a long time. Companies must now focus on leveraging technology to empower employees to work from anywhere. Commentary: The events of 2020 forever changed how and where we work, disrupting the traditional office model. At InfoComm…

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From Mushrooms to Masterpieces: Discover the Innovative World of Microtopia at Durkan
June 14, 2023

Mohawk Group’s design director for the Hospital segment, Arnavez Barshan, invites viewers to experience the captivating HD 2023 booth at Durkan. This booth is carefully crafted to create an inviting and nurturing ambiance, prioritizing warmth and comfort. The spotlight is on the remarkable Microtopia collection, which delves into the fascinating world of fungi. Beyond its…

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Nature-Inspired Flooring for Post-Pandemic Workplaces
June 14, 2023

Rob Meyer, Vice President of Aladdin Commercial, introduces the exciting Find A Way Collection, the latest addition to their flooring lineup. This collection showcases two carpet tiles, Restful Trek and Meandering Trail, along with the complementing Structured Slope. The design inspiration for this collection stems from the post-pandemic era, where bringing elements of nature into…

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Windowless Bedrooms in NYC? Here’s Why Architects Are Saying No
June 9, 2023

The current housing crisis is prompting authorities to consider a range of solutions, including a rather controversial one: Allowing windowless bedrooms. In March, New York Mayor Eric Adams courted controversy by suggesting that tweaking building codes could make it easier to convert offices into apartments. However, some architectural experts are saying no to windowless…

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Skyline Design: Getting the Business Started and Setting Themselves Apart
May 22, 2023

In 2018, over 12,000 tons of glass were generated in the United States. Glass is a material we come into contact with almost every day of our lives, and when used correctly, it can not only enhance your viewing pleasure, but shape the beauty of a given landscape. How can glass as a building material…

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AI-Generated Designs Are Letting Architects Unlock New Forms of Creativity. How Should They Deploy It?
May 12, 2023

Generative AI in architecture is already evolving architectural workflows, and the creative results are proving themselves in real time. Tools like ChatGPT and Midjourney are acting as a dynamic platform for concept design and visual brainstorming, enabling the synthesis of diverse architectural styles and historical influences into fresh and innovative ideas. There’s still a lot…

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From 40 Hours to 40 Seconds? Generative AI in Architecture Will Disrupt How Architects Bill Their Hours.
May 9, 2023

The advent of AI is revolutionizing industries across the board, and the realm of design, architecture, and engineering is no exception. In the age of AI, the future of these industries may well be marked by major shifts that occur sooner than we might anticipate. How should architects begin to adapt to generative AI in…

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Is There a Right or Wrong Smart Home Lock?
April 21, 2023

Home security is nothing to mess with, so picking the right smart home lock is critical. But how will you know which one to choose when there are so many options—full replacement deadbolts, adapters for existing deadbolts, doorknob replacements, and various trigger options such as fingerprints and geofencing? Wait! Back up. Why even consider…

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Design for Change: Mohawk’s Journey Towards Positive Life Cycle Impact
April 14, 2023

Design is a journey that begins with a simple idea and takes various paths, each presenting choices that shape the outcome. These choices go beyond career advancement, extending to considerations of social and environmental responsibility. Mohawk Group, a leading industry player, is committed to setting the standard for net zero carbon emissions, striving to make…

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‘The Airbnb Effect’ on America’s Housing Market
April 5, 2023

As the United States faces a housing shortage (according to research published by Freddie Mac, the shortage of housing units stood at 3.8 million by the end of 2020), locals are pointing accusatory fingers towards ‘the Airbnb effect’ on the housing market. Research published in the Harvard Business Review shows that single-time rental platforms…

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