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Multifamily industry expects strong 2011
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Investor interest in multifamily properties has been on a roll in 2010, and the Jones Lang LaSalle 2011 Multifamily Investment Survey predicts that momentum isn't going to slow down next year. Nearly 93 percent of respondents–multifamily owners, investors and developers–predict their investment allocation into multifamily will increase in the coming year. For many of that 93 percent, the increase will not be slight. Nearly 40 percent of the respondents who plan to increase investment in the sector said it will be by 75 percent or more in 2011. More

Healthcare Designers - Share Your Views on Evidence-Based Design

You are invited to participate in a short online survey about evidence-based design. Its purpose is to gather healthcare interior designers' perceptions of evidence-based design and how designers currently use it (or not) in their practice.

It's not necessary that you currently use evidence-based design to participate. The survey takes no more than 10 minutes to complete. As a thank you gift you will be invited to download a free quick reference sheet about evidence-based design. This survey will be available online for two weeks. You may also elect to have the study's results sent to you. This study is the master's thesis of Emily Phares, Department of Interior Design at Florida State University.

To complete the survey, click on this link: Please share this information with other healthcare designers you may know. Thank you!

Commercial real estate markets stabilizing
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Commercial real estate markets are flattening out, with modestly improving fundamentals expected in 2011, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. "The basic fundamental of rising commercial leasing demand, resulting from a steadily improving economy, means overall vacancy rates have already peaked or will soon top out," said NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun. "The outlook for the office and industrial markets has moderated with modestly declining vacancy rates expected as 2011 progresses, while the retail sector should hold fairly steady." More

Green building thrives in shaky economy
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Like a runaway recycling truck, green building's momentum hasn't been stopped by the economic recession and will keep speeding through the recovery, according to McGraw-Hill Construction’s new report, "Green Outlook 2011." The report forecasts the dollar value of the green-building sector growing to an estimated $55 to $71 billion this year. That number is expected to nearly triple by 2015, representing as much as $145 billion in new construction activity. More

Security. Convenience. Style.

Baldwin is pleased to introduce its latest security advancement, a keyless entry door lock. It features convenient one-touch locking with decorative hardware's only motorized deadbolt and two customizable access codes-one for family, one for temporary access. The keyless lock is easy to install in a standard door prep and can be integrated with wireless home automation systems utilizing Home Connect™ technology.

USGBC announces LEED automation to streamline and create capacity for LEED projects
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Through LEED Automation, LEED Online—the online tool projects use to submit documentation for LEED certification—can now interact with third-party technology platforms. The system works along the lines of a mobile application and will perform three key functions. It will provide automation of various LEED documentation processes; will deliver LEED project teams and LEED Online users a unified view of their LEED projects; and will standardize LEED content and distribute that content consistently across multiple technology platforms. More

Senior housing design showcased in AAHSA Idea House
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Everyone wants to stay in their homes longer, but what is possible in a single family home with today's products? At the annual convention of American Association for Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) in Los Angeles, the Idea House of 2010 showcased the current possibilities in senior living design and products on the market today. The Idea House displayed concepts in design as well as technology, furnishings, floorings, fabrics and more in a 5,000 square foot indoor and outdoor living space. More
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Case Studies: Sound Masking
Moving your employees from enclosed offices to a primarily open-plan space? Pursuing LEED® credits for your facility and concerned about the impact that green choices will have on acoustics? See how two companies successfully solved their speech privacy and noise concerns by installing the LogiSon sound masking system. MORE

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Our Murano chandelier collection represents evolution of traditional, handcrafted Venetian craftsmanship. Our exquisite selection of Murano glass chandeliers consists of modern contemporary chandeliers, traditional Venetian chandeliers, wrought-iron chandelier as well as other lighting fixtures.
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Peek inside high style dressing rooms
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Style, luxury and practicality come together in Architectural Digest's showcase of storage spaces created with both fashion and function in mind. See where some leading designers store their stuff. More

New website provides information on composite products
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Composites are the "glue" that holds together all kinds of construction products, from stone countertops to fiberglass door panels. To expand the market's knowledge about composites, Ashland, Inc., has launched the website The site breaks down residential products into seven house-related categories: utility, kitchen, bath, doors/windows/light panels, exterior architecture, interior architecture, and advanced building systems such as modular construction. More


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Historic structures pose challenges, offer rewards
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Some developers won't touch historic buildings, in part because restoring older buildings typically is more expensive—and fraught with headaches—than building from scratch. Despite the price tag, historic buildings often are beloved by their communities, and the architecture of a different time becomes an engaging space for modern users. Another aspect to consider is that historic buildings attract preservation tourists. More

Funeral parlor enhances appeal with hospitality-influenced design
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Co-operative Funeralcare in the U.K. has transformed an empty office into a funeral home, bringing with it a more uplifting approach to funeral home design. The premises reject traditional gloomy and somber design themes in favor of warm, pastel colors and eye-catching interior design in a bid to make the funeral home more welcoming and less intimidating. All rooms have been decorated in contemporary style, offering more relaxed surroundings for clients. More

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Older individuals have difficulty with selectively filtering visual information
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A recently reported study reinforces earlier research indicating that older individuals (mean age of 77 in the study) have difficulty filtering out distracting or unneeded visual information under certain task-related situations. This finding has implications for the design of spaces in which it is necessary for senior citizens to concentrate, such as healthcare facilities. More

Langhorne Carpet Co., Inc.

Introducing the Grand Tour Collection by international designer Alex Papachristidis.
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