Top 5 Green Building Trends of 2017
Sep24

Top 5 Green Building Trends of 2017

Thanks in part to the U.N.’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, green building projects are increasing worldwide. As a matter of fact, from 2015 to 2018 the percentage of global builders with at least 60 percent of their projects certified green will double, according to the World Green Building Trends report. The main motivation behind green construction is to reduce carbon emissions. And the most successful ways to do that...

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Plugged-in Retailers
Sep16

Plugged-in Retailers

Retailers need to look beyond the sale. Brick and Mortar Retailers Are Raising Their Plugged-in Game for REI’s flagship store in Washington, D.C., CallisonRTKL designed the bicycle shop to achieve the look, feel, and layout of a test kitchen. The outdoor retail cooperative was the first tenant in the redeveloped Uline Arena. E-commerce is reshaping the landscape for traditional retailers. Store closures and consolidations in 2017 are...

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U.S. Construction Trends and Outlook 2017
Sep16

U.S. Construction Trends and Outlook 2017

Despite uncertainty, construction continues towards sustainable growth. Throughout the first half of 2017 the construction industry has demonstrated stability in the face of adversity, with private construction investment leading the way. Amidst political and economic uncertainty and widespread fear of overbuilding, all indicators in the industry point towards continued sustainable growth. Six months into the new presidency, many are...

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QSR Retail Design Strategies For Growing Fast Casual Market Share
Sep12

QSR Retail Design Strategies For Growing Fast Casual Market Share

QSRs can compete with Fast Casuals market share growth by focusing on three key areas: Renovation – Reworking an existing sales floor space to better serve high consumer expectations can change the entire experience of a restaurant. Changing the interior design; remodeling the front of house space, re-creating and upgrading the look are all physical ways to make a QSR more competitive. Creating a roll-out design model to meet...

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