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Category: Construction Processes


Construction Processes, Financial

Commercial Construction Index finds high optimism in U.S. commercial construction industry

December 11, 2017

Via: www.bdcnetwork.com

Commercial construction is in high demand across the country and contractors remain optimistic about the current and forward-looking health of the sector, according to the Q3 USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index (‘Index’), released today. Nearly all contractors […]


Construction Processes, Design

Architects to policymakers: Buildings are infrastructure, too

December 8, 2017

Via: BDCNetwork

America’s crumbling roads, decrepit bridges, aged water systems. Our deficient dams, underserved levees, and woeful wastewater treatment plants. For nearly three decades, the American public has heard ad nauseam about the dreadful condition of the nation’s infrastructure—from airports to railways […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

5 Things You Must Consider Before Starting a Construction Business

December 7, 2017

Via: Construction Marketing Blog

The construction business is a unique niche that can be very profitable if done right. If you have some construction experience or know someone who does, it would be a brilliant idea to start your very own construction company. But […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

3 Ways That Renting Equipment is Better Than Purchasing

December 7, 2017

Via: Construction Marketing Blog

Heavy equipment is expensive to buy and maintain and this means that a few people or a few companies can afford to purchase and maintain this kind of equipment. Even when you have the ability to purchase these items, sometimes […]


Construction Processes, Design

Metal wall panels create diverse portfolios

December 6, 2017

Via: BDCNetwork

Mixed facades are becoming more popular than ever. Wall panels are increasingly being used on accent walls that complement masonry, fiber cement, and terracotta. Multiple cladding creates unique facades that draw attention. Although square and rectangular wall panels have been […]


Construction Processes, Legal

A majority of Americans would pay more taxes for better roads

December 5, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

The results of the HNTB poll mirror similar feedback from a national Bloomberg survey earlier this year, which found that just over half (55%) of Americans would support an increase in the federal gas tax if it meant improvements to roads and […]


Construction Processes, Financial

US commercial real estate to grow through 2019

December 1, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

Despite the ULI’s findings, Bloomberg recently reported that the suburban office market is on an upward march as older millennials opt to move away from urban centers to smaller, more affordable cities nearby. And employers are tagging along. One of the contributing factors […]


Construction Processes, Legal

FL relaxes contractor licensing laws in Irma’s aftermath

November 30, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

Florida, which has a stringent set of contractor licensing laws, suspended its licensed roofing contractor requirement in 2004 when Hurricanes Charley, Frances and Ivan rolled through the state causing extensive damage. The state’s building codes were overhauled after Hurricane Andrew […]


Construction Processes, Financial

A new platform offers a solution to construction cost overruns

November 30, 2017

Via: www.bdcnetwork.com

The Bonita Springs (Fla.) High School will cost $14 million more than its original $50 million to complete. Rising costs of construction materials and labor are driving this overrun. New York City’s School Construction Authority is over budget on more […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Construction material prices continue to climb in September

November 17, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

A stronger international economy is sure to be welcome news for companies like Caterpillar, which suffered along with a weaker global market over the course of the last few years. Late last month, the construction equipment giant reported an 11% annual […]