The next AEC trend? Wellness building

Imagine a building that works to keep you healthy. As sustainable materials in building have gained in popularity and affordability, a new trend from that vein has emerged; wellness building. Where sustainable materials focus on the structure, wellness buildings focus on the occupant. While the two go hand-in-hand, they offer different benefits. What is driving… Read More

Do you know what to look for in construction software?

We’ve all heard that construction is one of the last industries to embrace technology (only followed by agriculture and hunting). But now that technology is more widely embraced, there is a construction tech boom and firms are scrambling to get started. Yet, despite the benefits of using software, 47% of construction managers still use manual… Read More

7 New Year’s Resolutions It’s Not Too Late to Make

How are you doing on your 2019 New Year’s resolutions? By now, most of us have an idea of whether we are sticking to, adjusting or abandoning our personal resolutions. But, did you make professional resolutions? Whether you’re on track or have already given up your personal resolutions, we have 7 ideas for industry related… Read More

Elevate Meetings to Save Time and be More Productive

There are 25 million meetings per day in the U.S. They’re a necessary part of doing business. But let’s face it, they aren’t the most popular part of the workday. In fact, executives consider more than 67% of meetings to be failures. Much of this lack of success is due to poorly planned agendas, distractions… Read More

Construction Trends for 2019

As we wind down 2018, it’s fun to take a moment to catch our breath and look at what 2019 holds for us. Last year’s list of trends, focused on exciting advances in construction technology; robotics, drones, ioT, etc. While tech is still trending up, this year’s spotlight is on trends driven by people and… Read More

How can “happy” help with the labor shortage?

It doesn’t seem like the pace of news stories about the labor shortage in the construction industry will be slowing down anytime soon. As the volume has ramped up, we’ve written about the labor shortage from the perspective of positive trends that have come out of it, as well as how to attract talented workers.… Read More

Implementing what you advocate – SKYSITE’s new office space

A lot has been written in facilities publications lately about the importance of workspaces, how they are evolving and current trends. Peruse any FM website or magazine and you’re likely to read about how an improved workplace experience can increase employee satisfaction and productivity. One evolving trend is the “open office” concept. These spaces, popular… Read More

4 Positive Take Aways From the Labor Shortage

This Labor Day, as we pay tribute to the contributions and achievements of all workers, it’s hard not to reflect on all that has recently been written lately about the current labor shortage in construction. According to the USG Corp. and Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index, 91% of large and small contractors experienced trouble… Read More