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Construction Firms Are Building More Effective Recruitment Programs To Better Address Labor Shortage

June 19, 2018 |

Construction firms are rebuilding their recruitment and retention programs not only for more construction management workers, but also craft tradespeople. From looking into new demographics to offering leadership programs, construction companies are more aggressively trying to fill in the gaps … Read More

Crowne Plaza opens in Farmington Hills featuring work-life model

June 7, 2018 |

The Crowne Plaza hotel in Farmington Hills is open after a multimillion-dollar renovation to transform it into a business lodging and meeting center.

The 90,000-square-foot hotel at 37529 Grand River Ave. was rebranded from a Holiday Inn & Suites as InterContinental … Read More

Huge Man-Made Water Amenities For Swimming And Boating Planned At 140 U.S. Residential Developments

June 5, 2018 |

The purveyor of man-made lakes big enough for motorboats is catching on in the United States. Crystal Lagoons, the Chile-based company with a U.S. headquarters in Miami, has 140 different deals in place or already under construction across the country, … Read More

Builders, developers remain positive on multifamily market

May 31, 2018 |

The level of demand and vacancy rates for multifamily housing have kept builder and developer confidence in the market positive in the first quarter, according to the Multifamily Production Index (MPI) and the Multifamily Vacancy Index (MVI) released by the … Read More

Economy Watch: Architects Still Busy in April

May 25, 2018 |

The American Institute of Architects reported on Wednesday that its Architecture Billings Index score for April was 52.0, which reflects a healthy business environment for architects and (somewhat later) developers, and even represents a modest uptick compared with March, when the … Read More

Galleria Officentre’s Newly Renovated Lobbies Featured in Construction Association of Michigan Magazine

May 21, 2018 |

Uncommonly Sophisticated Friedman Transforms Galleria’s Common Spaces

What happens when a self-professed “tile junkie,” a supportive owner, and an architect who designs spaces for the well-being of building users join forces on a project? Step into the Galleria Officentre’s newly … Read More

The road to economic revival in the Heartland runs through older industrial cities

May 15, 2018 |

Even as the U.S. economy hits new highs, the political and economic divide between America’s coastal cities and the rest of the country remain a focal point of the national debate. Amid this rising regional inequality, the question of how to revive … Read More