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Single-Family Home Building Reaches Two-Year Low

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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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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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Architecture & Design
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

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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Architecture & Design
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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Architecture & Design
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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Architecture & Design
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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Data Privacy Lawsuits Sweeping the Healthcare and Tech Sectors and What They Mean for the Industry
December 7, 2022

Data privacy lawsuits have rapidly increased in the healthcare and technology sectors in recent years, in part due to the increasing demand for access to sensitive medical data as well as the emergence of innovative products and services that rely on personal information. Since these attacks have occurred, companies have been forced to rethink […]

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Legalized Sports Betting Could Benefit the US Economy
December 7, 2022

Sports betting has continued to explode in the U.S. despite the reticence of many states to legalize the practice. One of the benefits cited by proponents of legalized sports betting is the tax revenue that states are able to collect. A recent piece in D Magazine analyzed just how much a state like Texas […]

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Will the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend Revenue Continue Through the Rest of the Holiday Season?
December 7, 2022

This year, retailers kicked off the holiday season early with deals beginning prior to Thanksgiving weekend. The encouragement from retailer sales to have consumers begin their holiday shopping early, has made some impact with this year breaking record revenue over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales prove positive in predicting […]

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Single-Family Home Building Reaches Two-Year Low
November 9, 2022

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
July 5, 2022

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?
April 15, 2022

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
April 4, 2022

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
November 16, 2021

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?
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?
November 3, 2021

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
October 28, 2021

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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