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Funding from a multitude of sources will boost campus construction in 2019

Growth and change are descriptors common to colleges and universities throughout the country. That’s where the focus is…but managing the two is almost impossible without an abundance of human effort and financial investment.

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Your straightforward guide to selecting construction software

With constant juggling of numerous tasks—budgeting, progress reporting, overseeing employees, billing, and more—managing a construction business is a huge challenge for contractors. Thankfully, there are numerous software solutions available to support managers and streamline several construction processes.

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A diamond in the swamp

Owned by Peachtree Hotel Group, Hotel Indigo is a boutique hotel located in the heart of Gainesville, Florida, home to the University of Florida. Each space in the 140-room hotel is complete with artistic designs to reflect the surrounding area, …

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Lead with LEDs, even without LEED

At Columbia Construction in North Reading, Massachusetts supporting our clients’ goals in building energy-efficient green buildings is a priority. In fact, several years ago, we established an Energy Division tasked specifically with finding ways for clients to generate renewable solar …

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Designed for business

When creating a project with big ambitions and a small budget, creativity and smart design choices are necessary. In the case of a new technology incubator in Maryland, the challenge was to make it attractive and functional, despite limited resources.

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Is there a ‘new retail’ approach coming?

The old adage says, “There is a recession when your neighbor loses his job, but it is a full-blown economic depression when you lose yours.” Much the same can be said about the “retail apocalypse” that many have predicted. For …

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Why big, efficient convention centers are in demand

Municipal leaders throughout the country are focusing lots of attention on convention centers. That’s because convention-related business contributes millions to city coffers. Two years ago, communities in the United States with convention centers shared in $845 billion in revenue generated …

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What’s hampering in-building wireless users

We live in a connected world where the ability to use our smartphones to access the internet and to send and receive text messages and calls is no longer a luxury but an indispensable necessity. This is particularly true when …

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10 trends driving master-planned Texas communities

How are large-scale community designs reshaping our future? It’s a question Heth Kendrick, a leader in the Dallas office of LandDesign, set out to tackle. The community designer and landscape architect recently identified 10 trends driving and transforming master-planned communities …

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Big, efficient convention centers are in high demand

Municipal leaders throughout the country are focusing lots of attention on convention centers. That’s because convention-related business contributes millions to city coffers. Two years ago, communities in the United States with convention centers shared in $845 billion in revenue generated …

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