Developing new projects in land-locked urban centers and dense outlying communities is on the rise, but it is in the form of adaptive reuse and infill development. Both concepts offer opportunities for development in areas where space is limited.
One trend that has emerged to address this crisis is urban infill housing. Infill is the planning term for rededicating land in an urban environment. Although sometimes this land is used for open space, the reuse of the land can be developed for new construction also.
The rising cost of materials, the use of technology to manage projects and sustainability continue to be realities in 2019.
Smart technology is changing more than how we live at home it is changing our work place, too. Designing smart buildings helps to improve efficiencies, such as optimizing building operations, which leads to controlling costs.
Smart home technology is growing by leaps and bounds. From home video surveillance cameras to thermostats that can be controlled from your cell phone and smart refrigerators that display the family calendar, these technology forward IoT devices are here to stay.
The concept of the office break room has evolved from a space to grab a cup of coffee or microwave lunch to a place to socialize, relax and even work.
Construction projects are fluid – any number of issues can arise. Cost overruns. Delays in a product’s delivery. Miscommunication.
For some projects a detailed preconstruction plan is the best way to provide owners with a formal approach that includes preliminary planning and engineering to define the project, identify potential problems and analyze the costs.