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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 Processes, Design

New build homes – are we cutting corners?

July 5, 2017

Via: Construction Global

In 2016, just over 140,000 new homes were built, which is approximately 100,000 properties short of the government’s target to address the housing crisis. For first-time buyers, the introduction of new build homes seemed to be the most cost effective […]


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 […]


Construction Processes, Design

Design billings increasing entering height of construction season

May 25, 2017

Via: BDCNetwork

After beginning the year with a marginal decline, the Architecture Billings Index has posted three consecutive months of growth in design revenue at architecture firms. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to […]


Construction Techniques

Engineering Your Building Around Metal Building Energy Code Requirements

May 24, 2017

Via: ConstructConnect

Energy codes are used to outline the minimum requirements needed for energy-efficient design and construction, and they can exist at the city, county, state or federal level. Designed to ensure that all new and refurbished metal buildings adhere to certain […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

What Is CAD Software, and Do Construction Managers Need It?

May 22, 2017

Via: Construction Management – Capterra Blog

If you’ve been doing building design the old-fashioned way, all that paper piling up, and the intense work that it takes to prepare it, may have you longing for a better way. As a construction manager looking for software, maybe […]


Sustainability

Ikea: Building sustainable success

May 17, 2017

Via: Construction Global

Responsible for leading, inspiring, coordinating and influencing the development and integration of IKEA’s social and environmental sustainability commitments, we speak to Sustainability Expansion Manager Hege Saebjornsen regarding IKEA’s ongoing expansion plans. How does your role as Sustainability Functional Expansion Manager […]


Construction Processes, Legal

The 50 States of Construction: How UT contractors capitalize on booming population growth

May 15, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

Utah is the fastest-growing state in the U.S., with its population increasing 2% between 2015 and 2016. That might come as a surprise to some, but for residents and companies in the state, they have no trouble believing it. Utah’s business-friendly […]


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

How CLT could change the US building landscape

May 8, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

Project teams looking for building materials and systems with a lower environmental impact are increasingly eyeing wood — specifically cross-laminated timber (CLT), a type of mass timber that, research has shown, rivals concrete and steel in performance but has a smaller […]