There are about 700,000 hotels worldwide, accepting guests in over 16.4 million rooms. As the travel and hospitality industries are rapidly growing, millions of customers are checking in and out of hotels every day. The interactions between a guest and a hotel are much more than just a business transaction.
As building projects often take years and sometimes even decades, architecture isn't a career for the impatient. Even if architects complete many striking projects, it takes a lifetime for some to get recognized for their work. Nevertheless, the interest in this rewarding career path is on the rise.
Globally, the number of persons aged 80 years or will rise from 137 million in 2017 to 425 million by 2050. These developments create an unprecedented rise in demand for services for older persons. In the United States alone, about 1.5 million people in need of daily assistance reside in retirement homes, a number that steadily keeps rising.
Millennials, the generation born between 1980 and 2000, are taking the offices by storm. As of 2020, 35 percent of the global workforce are millennials, also known as Generation Y. By 2025, this figure will rise to 75 percent. In some of the advanced economies of Europe and North America, they're already the largest working cohort.
For much of the 20th century, a large house in the suburbs with a white picket sense was the ultimate material aspiration. As the most tangible aspect of the “American Dream", millions associated such dwellings with prosperity and success.
Worldwide data is growing at a staggering rate. By 2025, it'll reach 175 zettabytes, from 33 in 2018. However, it's not just the data that's growing: In 2018, hackers stole half a billion personal records -- a 126 percent jump from 2017.
Fire is one of the most powerful resources available to people. The civilizations started to grow only once our ancestors learned to tame the fire about 400,000 years ago. This enabled human settlements to move into colder regions, cook, and enjoy a higher quality of life.
Digital technologies drive optimization, boost efficiency, cut costs and environmental impact. As the advanced economies are racing to embrace the new industrial revolution, also known as the “Industry 4.0", construction remains one of the least digitized sectors.
Using glass is one of the easiest ways to instantly elevate any building's exterior and interior design. Regardless of the purpose, size, or age of a building, glass boosts their sleek and elegant feeling.
It was the early 19th century when the global human population reached a billion for the first time. Then, in just a couple of centuries, this figure grew more than sevenfold. The world population currently stands at around 7.6 billion. As the globe prepares to be the home of almost 10 billion inhabitants by 2050, members of each generation leave a unique mark in history.
Keys respond to one of the most fundamental human needs: Security. They protect homes, safeguard businesses, and fortify privacy. However, if acquiring access to one's most valuable belongings is as easy as a walk to the nearest key-cutting stand, are keys really fulfilling their raison d 'être?
Construction is notoriously a conservative domain. It's among the least digitized sectors, but also one of the most wasteful, generating 35 percent of the global landfill mass. Yet, with the rise of urbanization and population around the world, the need for new buildings, hence, construction, is direr than ever.