AIA Awards Two Presidential Citations for Sustainable Design to FOX Architects

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FOX Architects was awarded two Presidential Citations for Sustainable Design by the American Institute of Architects, District of Columbia Chapter. FOX Architects was recognized for their designs of

Skanska to Construct New Administrative Headquarters Building in Washington, D.C., USA

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Skanska has signed a contract with the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority to construct its new administrative headquarters building in Washington, D.C., The contract is worth USD


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ARDEX Receives 2017 Vendor Partner Award from Fishman Flooring Solutions

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April 23, 2018 – Fishman Flooring Solutions , a leading distributor of flooring and flooring installation products, has presented ARDEX Americas with its 2017 Vendor Partner Award, recognizing the company for its contributions to Fishman’s sales growth. Recipients of the Vendor Partner Award must demonstrate the highest standards for training Fishman’s sales team, its customers and general contractors in the proper use of the vendor’s products. The firm, a division of L.

Fishman Flooring Solutions Celebrates 100 Years of Business Success in 2019

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January 7, 2019 – Fishman Flooring Solutions, a leading distributor of flooring and flooring installation products, will celebrate 100 years of continuous business success in the distribution industry in 2019. By way of contrast, successful companies today typically exist for approximately 15 years. Over the next 12 months, we have two important centennial-related goals,” said Bob Wagner, president and CEO of Fishman Flooring Solutions. The firm, a division of L.

The Most Searched for Furniture Item in Each State

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

This time, Next Day Blinds analyzed Google shopping data for over a year to figure out what is the most searched for furniture item in each of the 50 states. A breakdown of the results. A sectional was one of the two most searched for items, topping the list in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Big or small, sectionals bring a feeling of warmth and comfort into a living or family room. What do you think of these results?

Plan on Entertaining Outdoors This Summer? Here’s What You Need to Do It Right

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

However, to truly provide an outstanding outdoor entertaining experience, you’ll need to create a fun and inviting environment, Here’s what you need to create the type of outdoor space that neighbors won’t want to leave. You’ll gain a lot of friends with this Artisan Fire Pizza Oven by Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet. Image courtesy of La Cuisine Appliances. Image courtesy of La Cuisine Appliances. Image courtesy of Belgard. Image courtesy of Belgard.

Shop Xfinity Internet Plans Near You

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Xfinity is the TV and internet service arm of their parent company, Comcast. Here is a quick rundown of Xfinity Internet offers. Xfinity offers multiple packages of internet, cable, and voice, designed to either appeal to households with avid gamers, those who like to stream a lot, or people who just want basic internet. High Data Allowance – Xfinity plans come with a data cap of 1,000 GB per month, which is significantly higher than most internet providers. .

Best Home Security Systems

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Today’s home security systems combine the benefit of professional monitoring with mobile technologies that allow you to access your system from almost anywhere. Choosing the best home security system might seem daunting, but following a few buying guidelines, along with the advice of consumer professionals, can ensure you purchase the best protection for your home and loved ones. Brinks designs most of its home security systems for easy self-installation.

Creating My Family Memories with #HappierHolidaySweeps


The holidays are my favorite time of year for many reasons. Yes, I’m one of those “Christmassy People” who feel like the “A Wonderful Life” movie is going to happen every holiday season. My Happier Holidays of decorating & baking with family this season. Do you string up a massive amount of outdoor lights like Clark Griswold from National Lampoon’s Christmas movie, or do you like to have a small and intimate Christmas Eve dinner with those you hold dear?

The Best Locations to Live for a Successful Marriage


A successful marriage can be a challenge if the location of where you live is stressful, full of crime, and has high mortgages! According to a survey by NeighborWorks America – an affordable housing organization based in Washington, D.C., – more than 43 percent of respondents plan to put off buying a home until after they have tied the knot, while 22 percent decide to wait until after they have kids, and 18 percent are simply waiting for enough financial security.

Kitchen and Residential Design: The Affordable Care Act and you

Kitchen and Residential Design

Though the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has been the law of the land since March 23, 2010 today marks the day when most people will notice the sea change it ushered in. Well with the help of Fran Berkman at Mashable and the Kaiser Family Foundation, heres a breakdown. The penalty, which increases each year, starts at $95 in 2014 or 1% of your yearly income — whichever is higher. Residents of most states can find their online marketplace at

The Best Homeowners Insurance to Safeguard Your Home

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

After compiling research from dozens of reviews and independent-rating agencies, as well as interviewing an agent with over 15 years of experience, I found that there’s no one-size-fits-all option. The one national company that separates itself from the other big dogs in the pack is State Farm with its plethora of well-trained agents, excellent financial standing, and a top-tier customer experience. I decided to put most of the weight on customer-service ratings.