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Commercial by Scott Spector The use of glass wall partitions is becoming more common in interior office design. « Design Trends to Watch Trends illustrate a movement, direction or general tendency that is helpful to those in the design and architectural business, whose very job it is to create commercial spaces that serve clients equally well in the present as well as the future. Trends are not to be confused with fads, which are short-term changes or whims; rather, trends give us an idea of what we will see more on a consistent, ongoing basis this year. There are four key trends that are worth SCOTT SPECTOR is a principal at the Spector Group, one of New York’s premier architecture and design firms. The award-winning company has affiliate offices in New Jersey, Miami, London, and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. To date, this firm has completed more than 1,500 projects in 12 states and five foreign countries. For more information, visit noting as we move deeper into 2011. We are witnessing a shift in the types of eco-friendly buildings requested. In addition to new construction buildings being “green from the get-go,” there has been a rise in environmentally sound renovations. One major driver of this trend is economics. Simple, and even subtle, changes can be made to existing interior spaces to realize cost savings. Among these affordable swaps are the use of low carbon emissions finishes and LED lighting technology. One important change that will drive the sustainability 24 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM MARCH 2011 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - March 2011

Construction Today - March 2011
Table of Contents
Social Media
Exploring BIM
Best Practices
Urban Construction
Building Growth
Bermúdez, Longo, Díaz-Massó (BLDM), S.E.
Wadman Corp.
Universal Builders Supply Inc.
Harold O’Shea Builders
Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Co. LLC
Hudspeth & Associates Inc.
Dana B. Kenyon Co. – Florida State College at Jacksonville
Kaback Enterprises
Hyder Construction
On Site Management Inc.
Retail Developers in Ontario
Morguard Investments Ltd. – Bramalea City Centre and Expansion
Ivanhoe Cambridge Inc.
Bayfield Realty Advisors Inc.
Rudolph and Sletten
Collavino Construction Co. Inc. – One World Trade Center
MW Builders – Fort Leonard Wood AIT Barracks, Phase 1
Thor Construction
Weir Welding Co.
JE Dunn Construction Co. – Woman’s Hospital
Manhattan Kraft Construction Co. – Sarasota Police Department Headquarters
P.J. Hoerr Inc. – Advocate BroMenn Medical Center
Poettker Construction – Watterson Towers Renovations
Merit Kitchens
BBL Builders – Columbia Parc at the Bayou District
Reliable Builders Inc.
Joe Hall Roofing
ECM International Inc.
Branch Highways Inc.
GCC America Inc.
HOK: NOAA Pacific Regional Center
Last Look

Construction Today - March 2011