With the population aging significantly – 1 in 5 residents are expected to be of retirement age by 2030 – accessible building design has never been more important.
Biophilic design strategies are well-known to benefit building inhabitants, and living and work areas that flow into the outdoors can be eye catching, boost indoor air quality and add a more comfortable feel to commercial spaces.
The construction industry is no stranger to the generation gap in today’s workforce. As Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and Generation Y, with their varying strengths, upbringings and communication styles are all squeezed onto a construction site, unique challenges…
Today’s building codes are still legal minimums required by state law, established to keep structures and their occupants safe. As such, green building design and construction practices are not necessarily built in.