January 12, 2022

According to estimates from the U.S. Census, by 2019, the millennial generation overtook Baby Boomers as the most populous generation. Numbering over 72 million people, it represented a larger group than Generation X at some 65 million, and had just squeaked past Baby Boomers, who numbered just over 71 million people. On the flip side, when it comes to home ownership, millennials trail the older generations.

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December 8, 2021

The pandemic has disrupted nearly every aspect of the global supply chain — that ethereal pathway of goods and supplies for construction, manufacturing, transportation and an entire host of other wants and needs for consumers. At the end of the chain there is a company or a consumer who is hoping for a finished product. In many cases, that disruption and the scarcity that follows has caused the prices of many things to increase.

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November 17, 2021

In March 2021 it was projected that construction companies will need to hire 430,000 more workers than they employed in 2020, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data released by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The data also revealed that every $1 billion in extra construction spending generates an average of at least 5,700 construction jobs.

Where will the new workers come from?

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November 10, 2021

Building security is not just about having the latest electronic gear, software and security guards. Building security is also no longer just for building types with highly specific occupancy considerations. Increasingly, buildings of all types and purposes should benefit from careful security planning during the architectural design process. More and more, architects need to acquaint themselves with the range of security factors that affect design.

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November 3, 2021

At its core, STEM is all about solving problems and training the next generation of problem solvers. Many feel that our current education is focused too heavily on rote learning and memorization and is failing to teach students how to think for themselves or even solve some of the simplest problems that they might run into. With the way most fields are changing, especially the construction field, we can’t always rely on tried-and-true solutions to problems that arise. Those solutions don’t always work anymore.

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October 27, 2021

Construction brings together large teams to deliver the built environments, and although the industry is constantly riddled with complexity, regulations, and slow response with change, the tide is finally turning.

These large teams are beginning to embrace technology and are finding it harder than ever to work without it. Their openness to collaboration is becoming increasingly widespread. Specifically, blockchain technology is what’s coming to the forefront.

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