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Visual Overview of 2018’s Top 10 Tallest Buildings in the U.S.

Since the dawn of time, man has aspired to great heights. Historically, tall structures were reserved for great rulers, religions and empires, but as technologies and techniques improved, towers began to spring up to celebrate our culture, promote our cities, or simply to show off. Modern skyscrapers are a result of many factors. Technological advancement, like the invention of the elevator, allowed buildings to rise even higher into the sky. Economic factors, like the 1973 oil crisis, paved the way for greener and more sustainable buildings,

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Bringing Pantone’s Color Of The Year Home - Top Influencers Weigh In On Best Color Pairings

The practice of interior design has evolved greatly over time. The modern professional interior design industry was born in the 1950s, and it was around this same time that Pantone was born and introduced the Pantone Matching System (PMS) to the graphic arts community. Just as the interior design industry did, Pantone has evolved. Since 2000 they have been selecting and announcing their “Color of the Year”. The announcement is highly anticipated each year as it is known to both predict and influence trends in multiple

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2018 Residential Remodeling Projects With Highest Return On Investment

All homeowners invest in their property; however, the motivation behind these investments will vary from owner to owner. Home renovation projects take place for a variety of reasons. Some are a mix of personal preference and increased home value, while others focus solely on the latter; often in an effort to sell or flip a home. Because home renovation projects occur for a variety of reasons, a project’s ROI cannot always be strictly measured in monetary terms. That being said, in a world full of

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Visualizing Which States Are Building the Most Homes

Building permit numbers are one of most reliable indicators of the construction industry’s activity in the United States. Data from the National Association of Home Builders compiled by eyeonhousing.org till November 2017 shows single-family house permits surging to 761,229, a 10.2% rise over the same period in 2016. Our maps break down the state level distribution of building permits as well as the number of building permits per capita to give you an idea of what to expect from the construction industry

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Experts Predict Smart Home Surge in 2018 Amongst Other Single-Family Home Trends

“Good buildings come from good people, and all problems are solved by good design.” As Stephen Gardiner reminds us, it’s the people behind the designs who are integral to the building process. That’s why we turn each year to the leaders of the home construction industry – the architects, builders, and designers – who help dictate the future of homebuilding and design. We conducted a survey of industry leaders to find out what construction trends are emerging this year in order to give industry professionals, homeowners,

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Top 200 Influencers in the Construction Industry 2018

Why does the construction industry matter to you? It may be because construction doesn’t just refer to building roofs and walls, but also to the fact that you’re building your future and a place where you can be yourself. The industry is driven by many factors caused by erratic consumer demand, however, which means that it changes dramatically day to day, making it important to stay up on the current trends and issues. To help you do this, we’ve spotted the most influential

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The Remodeling Projects With the Highest Return on Investment in 2017

Remodeling your home can be a great way to bring new and much-needed energy back into your house. It can also be a great way to grow your real estate investment. If you are in the latter group of renovators who are looking to either flip a house or just improve the value of their own home, it is important to know which are the remodeling projects with the highest return on investment. With the latest 2017 data collected from Remodeling, we have created the above

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This Map Shows Which States Spend the Most on Home Improvements and Why

There is no doubt that most families will make no purchase more monumental or impactful than a home. It stands to reason that such a purchase would garner a greater investment of time and money. As the housing market has continued to climb back toward pre-recession levels, homebuyers have shown a tendency to be more cautious in their spending habits, tending toward more conservative fixer-uppers as opposed to fully finished constructions. Here at Fixr we have analyzed the data to determine the average per-home cost of

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This Map Shows Where Construction Workers are Highest Paid (and How Much) in the U.S.

The USA is one of the largest markets for the construction industry, which employs over 6 million people and generates nearly 1 trillion dollars in revenues every year. As the labor accounts for nearly 48% of the cost of a new home, for most homeowners and landowners, worker wages are a strong determiner of the cost of home’s construction. Given the high variation from state to state, the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau Statistics’ 2016 study provides some useful information about average construction worker

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Top 100 Influencers to Follow in the Swimming Pool Industry 2017

With the hot weather fully established, pool owners and pool lovers are relishing the fact that in addition to being summer, it’s also swimming pool season. To celebrate, we’ve put together a list of the top 100 influential people and companies in the swimming pool industry to follow this year. Each one of these influencers has a strong social media presence on blogs, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin, and several other channels. This list will be of use to anyone who works in the pool industry,

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