2009 Architecture Engineering and Construction Outlook


New Study Reveals Shake-up in the Most Promising Markets for 2009

February 17, 2009
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 New Study Reveals Shake-up in the Most Promising Markets for 2009
While healthcare still holds the top spot, three of last year's top five markets (higher education, K-12 schools, and the office market) did not even make the list in 2009.

 Green Purchasing Accreditation Program Announced
Professionals engaged in product procurement can now access a new training and certification program to ensure best practices in green purchasing. 

 Redefining the Off-Site Meeting Experience
Based on more than 15 years of research, Steelcase recently launched Workspring, a premium off-site space for organizations that want to maximize meeting effectiveness.

 Carpet Manufacturers Join ecoScorecard
BOLYU Contract and Cambridge Commercial Carpets have joined ecoScorecard, a Web-based tool that catalogs all of their green products and evaluates each product based on their environmental characteristics.


 ASID Update: A Pivotal New Year’s Resolution

By Bruce Brigham

Forgo the typical pledges to improve dietary habits, or increase exercise regimens, designers should make it a top priority to strengthen their personal brand in 2009.

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