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  • Here's what could happen to America's hundreds of dead malls
    More than 6,400 store locations have announced closures this year. In a recent report, analysts from Credit Suisse predicted that 20% to 25% of malls - about 220 to 275 shopping centers - would shutter over the next five years, largely because of store closures.
    Trying to shake its image as dirty, backbreaking labor and attract younger workers, the industry—from construction firms and trade groups to equipment manufacturers and machinery makers—is marketing itself as a place to use advanced math, science and technical skills.
  • AIA economist projects architecture industry in for ‘more of the same’ in 2018
    It looks to be pretty much more of the same. 2017 was a bit of a disappointment. We were expecting growth in the 5- to 7-percent range. It looks like it’s going to be closer to 2 to 3 percent, but I think the flip side of that is that the growth we expected to see this year is probably going to be pushed into 2018 and 2019. I don’t see any big issues within the industry.
  • Green buildings make you work smarter and sleep sounder, study reveals
    The research indicates that better ventilation, lighting and heat control improves workers’ performance and could boost their productivity by thousands of dollars a year. It also suggests that more subjective aspects, such as beautiful design, may make workers happier and more productive.
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