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4 Sustainability Trends in the Hospitality Industry to Consider

Posted 01/11/2018

Eco-consciousness is on the rise in the auto, fashion, and travel industries. It's no surprise that the Hospitality industry is no exception to this green movement. Whether you own, develop, or.

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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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