Monthly Archives: February 2016

Annual Forecasts

Around the beginning of each year, many businesses, groups and associations publish reports and predictions for what the upcoming year will hold. Recently, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) released its semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast. The survey of the nation's leading construction forecasters projects that after construction spending greatly exceeded expectations last year in the nonresidential market, construction spending will increase just more than 8 percent this year, with 2017's projection adding an extra 6.7 percent gain. Reportedly, there is still significant demand for hotels, office space, manufacturing facilities, and amusement and recreation spaces.

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Green by the Numbers

Every year the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) comes out with its list of the top 10  states for LEED certified buildings. The list, ranked by per capita, highlights the states that are making significant strides in sustainable design, construction and transformation.

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