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Construction Processes, Financial

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

October 9, 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, Financial

A new platform offers a solution to construction cost overruns

October 9, 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 Techniques

Self-folding electronics could enable advanced robotics

October 6, 2017

Via: Construction News ScienceDaily

As demand grows for more versatile, advanced robotics and other technologies, the need for components that can enable these applications also increases. Producing such components en masse has been a major challenge. But now, in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, […]


Construction Processes, Legal

FL relaxes contractor licensing laws in Irma’s aftermath

October 6, 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, Legal

A majority of Americans would pay more taxes for better roads

October 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, Legal

Taxes funding US highway construction aren’t enough

September 18, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

Improvements in fuel efficiency and a federal gas tax — which has remained unchanged since 1993 — have been largely responsible for stunted growth in gas-tax revenues that fund the HTF. To remedy that holding pattern, industry groups and lawmakers alike are […]


Construction Techniques

Attention to detail from the deck-up in California’s wine country

September 18, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

Northern California is known as a wine lover’s paradise. Vineyards stretch as far as the eye can see and history runs deep through every bottle. Established in 1933 by brothers Ernest and Julio Gallo, the E & J Gallo Winery […]


Construction Processes, Design

Why supertall towers have super-fast elevators

September 13, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

Building designers are in a race to the top, and the vertical transportation industry is right there with them. That’s led to innovations like carbon-fiber cables and magnetic levitation systems, which replace hefty steel ropes, as well as destination dispatch […]


Construction Techniques

Europe’s first 3D printed building (The BOD)

September 8, 2017

Via: Commercial Construction and Renovation

The construction of Europe’s first 3D printed building has begun. 3D Printhuset is 3D printing The BOD building in Copenhagen Harbour. – Fully permitted, in 100% accordance with European norms and standards, and with special attention to the environmental footprint […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Hilliker Sells $7 Million+ of Warehouse Buildings

September 8, 2017

Via: Commercial Construction and Renovation

Hilliker Corporation sold two warehouse properties for over $7 million within 8 months. In January, Hal Ball and Chris Taff of Hilliker Corporation listed two surplus Lineage Logistics properties for sale on Planned Industrial Drive in North St. Louis. Both […]