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Future-Proofing Residential Developments Vs. Climate Change

Whether manifesting as floods, droughts, wildfires, tornadoes, hurricanes, derechos or temperature extremes, effects of climate change are likely to exert steadily greater impact on American cities in the years ahead. The certain negative consequences to the built environment have spurred proactive real estate developers to embrace climate-resistant design principles. Aim: To future-proof their properties against

By |2022-06-28T09:52:47-07:00June 28th, 2022|Industry News|

Walkability As The Ultimate Amenity For Luxury Homebuyers

In American suburbs spawned in the post-war era, sidewalks largely existed for show. Everyone drove everywhere; few would have been caught dead walking. In such a municipality, it was implausible you’d make a new acquaintance on the street, unless you exchanged names, numbers and insurers after being involved in a fender bender. Like artificial turf,

By |2022-06-21T09:53:20-07:00June 21st, 2022|Industry News|

On World Bicycle Day, A Few Buildings Supporting Pedal Power

In 2018, the United Nations officially designated June 3 as World Bicycle Day, a 24-hour period earmarked for celebrating the beloved two-wheeled conveyance all over the planet. It’s on this day that earth’s inhabitants are encouraged to applaud the bicycle’s uniqueness and versatility, as well as its sustainability as a means of transportation. In New

By |2022-06-03T09:51:37-07:00June 3rd, 2022|Industry News|

Moving Construction Firms Toward Tech-Forward Innovation

With America’s infrastructure challenges and acute housing shortage demanding solutions, is it possible standardization may provide a few of the answers? Some leading design industry observers believe so. They are convinced standardization and repeatability when combined with the ability to produce all kinds of buildings and taken to warp speed just might be game changers.

By |2022-06-01T09:52:29-07:00June 1st, 2022|Industry News|

Run On The Banks: Cities Growing With Riverfront Development

For all too many years, many if not most American cities turned their backs on the rivers responsible for their very existence. The thinking held that banks along those tributaries were best left to factories, warehouses, and industrial real estate. If detritus associated with manufacturing needed trashing, well, the rivers provided a prime dumping spot.

By |2022-05-21T09:56:08-07:00May 20th, 2022|Industry News|

Imbuing Historic Buildings With Modern, Yet Respectful, Additions

Given the never-ending forward march of architecture and technology, it’s no surprise the buildings being developed today are growing ever sleeker, taller and more modern. As these slender splinters reach for the Manhattan sky, the dense urban landscape is being filled with architectural wonders unimaginable a few generations ago. Still, urban settings thrive on robust

By |2022-05-16T09:56:36-07:00May 16th, 2022|Industry News|
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