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BREEAM New Construction standard launched in US

June 22, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

BREEAM In-Use burst onto the U.S. green building scene in 2016, and BRE, in partnership with LEED consultancy group BuildingWise, offered up the program and its self-assessment tools as a cost-conscious alternative to the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification, […]


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Association: More tariffs will hurt construction, other industries

June 21, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

China has also pushed back against the U.S. for leveling steel (25%) and aluminum (10%) tariffs earlier this year. In April, the country filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization claiming that the tariffs violate international trade laws. The […]


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ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator remains elevated in first quarter of 2018

June 19, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) reports that its Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) contracted to 8.8 months during the first quarter of 2018, down 9% from the prior quarter. CBI is down 2% on a year-over-year basis. “The Construction Backlog Indicator […]


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How cloud technology can power a sustainable construction supply chain

June 18, 2018

Via: Construction Global

Adjuno is part of Cargo Services Group, a well-established global freight forwarding company with annual turnover in excess of $1bn. Starting out as an in-house software team, over the years that team has become a department branching off into other […]


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Municipal Buildings – It’s Time to Count the Cost of Ignoring the Need for New Facilities

June 15, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

All indicators point to a strong year for the construction industry.  Most projections are that the growth will continue through 2021. However, there could be a glitch…and it could come from the public sector – the local levels of government, […]


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Thyssenkrupp Elevator: CEO Andreas Schierenbeck on the evolving urban landscape

June 14, 2018

Via: Construction Global

High rise buildings are on the up in more ways than one. Since the turn of the millennium the number of high-rises over 200m has more than tripled, while more than 180 buildings measuring 250m in height are currently under […]


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Poll: White House shirking U.S. infrastructure

May 31, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

According to the latest available estimates from the American Society of Civil Engineers, the economic fallout from a lack of infrastructure investment would be severe. The society projects that by 2025, the U.S. would suffer a near-$4 trillion loss in […]


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Architecture Billings Hit Seventh Straight Month of Growth in April

May 23, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) was at 52.0 in April, one point higher than the 51.0 recorded in March. This marks the seventh consecutive month of growth for design activity according to the latest report from the American Institute of […]


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California will require solar panels on most new homes

May 17, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

California this month became the first U.S. state to require solar panels on almost all new homes. Most new units built after Jan. 1, 2020, will be required to include solar systems as part of the standards adopted by the […]


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Simulation technique models material-aging process

May 5, 2018

Via: Construction News ScienceDaily

The nation’s aging infrastructure requires massive investment. The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates the U.S. needs to spend some $4.5 trillion by 2025 to fix the country’s roads, bridges, dams and other infrastructure. Imagine if engineers could build structures […]