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Sustainability

Why June’s upbeat jobs report isn’t necessarily positive for construction

July 11, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

While additional jobs are usually viewed as a sign of industry strength, construction economists found reasons for concern. “This does nothing, however, to dim the risk of recession,” said Associated Builders and Contractors Chief Economist Anirban Basu in a release […]


Sustainability

Architects, builders want to collaborate, but don’t see eye to eye on what that means

June 5, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The report, in collaboration with Associated General Contractors of America, surveyed 286 architects and 209 contractors over several months in 2021. Recent trends — inside and out of the industry — have changed the way architects and contractors collaborate. “The […]


Sustainability

The Portfolio Approach to Sustainability and Resiliency

April 20, 2021

Via: gb&d magazine

With billion-dollar weather disasters on the rise in the United States, resiliency and sustainability are on the minds of builders and homeowners alike. In 2020 alone, there were 22 events that sustained over $1 billion in damage and rebuilding efforts, […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Construction Begins on Four Seasons Residence in Los Angeles

May 31, 2017

Via: ENR

Genton Property Group (GPG) announced May 30 that construction on the Four Seasons Private Residences Los Angeles is underway this week after finalization and funding of a $239 million construction loan last week. I attended a ceremonial groundbreaking for the project […]


Sustainability

Working with you to meet sustainability goals

May 19, 2017

Via: BDCNetwork

Many architects, builders, engineers, and contractors are seeking ways to lower energy bills and create more sustainable projects. Valspar scientists are at the forefront of innovation, creating products that help save energy, earn points in the LEED (Leadership in Energy and […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

The builder is the building: Finding the right builder

May 9, 2017

Via: BDCNetwork

Let’s talk about building. But let’s not talk about where, when, or what you want to build. Makes sense, right? Actually, it makes more sense than you think. Stay with me. The most important factor in making sure the where, […]


Construction Techniques

Builders continue to put larger homes on smaller lots

April 12, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

Though some buyers are demanding larger homes, overall, home sizes are decreasing as builders shift to meet the need for entry-level product. Median single-family home sizes dipped slightly from the first to the second quarters of 2016, the first post-recession […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

End Bias in Big Construction Project Predictions

March 30, 2017

Via: ENR

Infrastructure planners and builders need to rethink how they approach and compute uncertainty and risk, especially on complex projects such as Seattle’s state Route 99, a tunnel to replace the old Alaskan Way Viaduct. “Bertha,” the tunnel-boring machine, recently resumed […]