There are several factors that can help in reducing construction waste. Managing, minimizing and reusing construction materials is very much possible.
Restoring an existing building is often more cost-effective and sustainable than new builds or complete demolitions. Repairing, recladding, and adaptive reuse are all methods building designers and construction professionals can utilize to reduce costs and have a positive effect on the environment.
The construction industry is suffering a labor shortage with little end in sight. Robots in construction may present some solutions while raising the bar for productivity.
While the technology has been a boon for design professionals, virtual reality in construction is also making waves. Quality, safety and collaboration are key areas where construction professionals are benefiting.
Wellbeing not only affects health, but job satisfaction among employees, as an engaged, less-stressed workforce thrives. Healthy food options, lighting, ventilation, flexible spaces and access to greenery are all aspects of healthy workplace design that are becoming a must for today’s building operators.
Call it the Amazon effect, clicks vs. bricks, or even the ominous retail apocalypse, but without a doubt, e-commerce is having a massive impact on the world of commercial real estate.
Tech companies have brought some of the coolest office designs to the forefront, and other industries are taking notice. While it may seem like fun and games, some companies are taken their creativity to fascinating heights, showcasing not only their company culture but offering employees a place of work that can foster creativity.