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A Quick Design Guide to Ultra Violet, 2018 Color of the Year

Posted 01/04/2018

Pantone® Color Institute recently announced that the 2018 Color of the Year is Ultra Violet. Whether Pantone's choice excites you or makes you wonder about its best usage, here are a few tips for.

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Meet Lisa Coté-McKain, Design Consultant at Symmons Industries

Posted 12/14/2017

Toronto-based Lisa Coté-McKain has helped customers successfully navigate difficult plumbing decisions for over three years in her role as a Symmons® Design Consultant. Well-connected to the.

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3 Lessons to Learn from IIDEXCanada 2017 for 2018 Projects

Posted 12/01/2017

IIDEXCanada is one of several expos that the Buildings Show hosts to cater to architect, design, and construction professionals in the commercial real estate industry. IIDEXCanada 2017 took place.

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How to Address 3 Key Obstacles When Renovating Old Buildings

Posted 09/05/2017

Older buildings present a number of benefits to a community. They preserve the community's history and keep rare forms of architecture alive. However, achieving those benefits can pose some.

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Top 5 Apps for Construction Professionals You Should Try

Posted 08/29/2017

Between your office and your job site, you need to keep your project moving even when you don't have your laptop handy. We put together a collection of the top apps for construction professionals.

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How to Follow Hotel Brand Standards Successfully - and Make Your Client Happy

Posted 08/22/2017

Hotel brand standards are the key to making not only future guests happy, but also hotel owners and other stakeholders (think: investors and lenders) even happier. As such, coming up with these.

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Common Misconceptions About the Value of Interior Designers

Posted 08/14/2017

Interior designers bring significant yet often overlooked value to commercial design projects. Beyond creating an aesthetically pleasing space, interior designers have a wealth of knowledge and.

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How Architects Can Design to Attract Millennial Renters

Posted 08/10/2017

Saddled with student loan debt and having less liquid capital than the generation before them, millennials -- the largest current generation -- are electing to rent and put off home buying..

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The Inspiration and Origins of 4 Trending Design Motifs

Posted 08/08/2017

Design trends lend themselves to traditional representations of Old World techniques and decorative approaches. If an upcoming project calls for globally-inspired decor, here are four trending.

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3 High-Rise Plumbing Design Challenges to Keep in Mind

Posted 07/13/2017

Designers, developers, and project owners face a multitude of complex high-rise plumbing design challenges in both the planning and execution phases. Elements such as ceiling cavities, equipment.

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