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Industry Articles

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Learn about issues facing the community within construction,

as well as insight from some top thought leaders in the industry.

It's time to make your back-to-the-office plan

While no return dates have been set yet by governments and public health officials in our communities, it’s time to begin preparing for how we come back to the workplaces we all left behind in March. 


Experts offer a 13-point plan to reduce coronavirus deaths in nursing homes

Nursing home residents account for at least 25% of U.S. coronavirus deaths. Two nationally recognized experts in the design of senior living facilities give their plan for protecting our frailest citizens.

4 Tips for Creating a Makeshift Work-From-Home Space

Below are some guidelines for picking out the most productive WFH spot, lighting it properly, and finding a desk and chair combo that will keep you comfortable in the upcoming weeks. Keep these four tips—and two common mistakes—in mind to build a better workspace.

The #1 Office Perk? Natural Light

The news headlines about what perks or elements of office design make for a great employee experience seem to be dominated by fads — think treadmill desks, nap pods, and “bring your dog to work day” for starters.

ADU Research: Pros and Cons

Summing up ADU research: are accessory dwelling units as great, or as horrible, as people say? … I am by nature a skeptical person, who rather enjoys debunking things … I had a notion that this form of development was a promising nod towards a gentler, more sustainable society…

OC Cities Ask to Speed Up Homeless Housing Projects

The association that represents Orange County cities said Friday it is seeking state legislation to create a regional agency of city, county, and public representatives to speed up the financing of 2,700 proposed homes with support services for homeless people.

Combat Harmful Bacteria on Painted Surfaces with New Innovative Interior Coating

A groundbreaking interior premium latex paint that was recently introduced in the coatings market has the ability to kill 99.9 percent of five kinds of bacteria on the painted surface. Paint Shield® microbicidal paint is…

Wellness movement is catching on with AEC firms

The 13,000-sf Denver office for the architectural firm Hord Caplan Macht is going through the process to be certified under the Fitwel health and wellness standards. More firms seem to be embracing wellness for their own offices as well as in their designs for clients…

The business costs and benefits of restroom maintenance

Businesses that have pleasant, well-maintained restrooms can turn into customer magnets. A new survey shows how businesses ultimately pay a price for having unpleasant restroom conditions – and reap the rewards of providing good ones…

Homeless Student and Housing Insecurities

Tackling College Student Homelessness and Housing Insecurities

Homeless. This is not a word that most of us would associate with college students. Yet, a silent epidemic of student homelessness has spread throughout our public colleges. According to unofficial studies conducted by the California State University system…

The Five B's of the Building Process

There aren’t just a lot of things your builder needs to know when launching a building project. There are a lot of things you may not even know your builder needs to know. Thankfully, we’re here to help you know what you may not know you need to know …. You know?

6 Tips for Optimising Your Office Plan

Optimising your office plan today can save you time and money in the future. The layout of your floor plan can affect everything from employee engagement to productivity. Jobs and workplace structures are in a constant state of flux…