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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 Techniques

Better Buildings Initiative reaches $1.9B in total energy, cost savings

May 25, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

The Better Buildings Initiative Progress Report comes as more individuals and organizations within the public and private sectors are searching for ways to improve energy efficiency. Earlier this month, U.S. mayors launched the new Mayors for 100% Clean Energy initiative […]


Construction Techniques

Large Commercial Buildings Use Lighting Controls

May 19, 2017

Via: Commercial Construction and Renovation

The most recent Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) collected new information about lighting control technologies and strategies in the United States in 2012. Compared with other investments in energy efficiency—such as upgrading heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems or replacing […]


Construction Processes, Design

Why offsite construction methods are moving to the mainstream

May 19, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

Until recently, the words “modular construction” likely evoked images of boxy, utilitarian overflow classrooms, and “prefabricated” connoted an inevitable sacrifice in style. However, today’s offsite construction industry is an entirely different proposition. In the last few years, general contractors and […]


Construction Processes, Legal

What contractors need to know about the AIA’s 2017 contracts revamp

May 16, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

The American Institute of Architects’ standardized contract series is widely used across the construction industry, in addition to options from competitors like ConsensusDocs and the Design Build Institute of America. When the AIA issues revisions to its contract documents every 10 […]


Construction Processes, Legal

CO lawmakers send construction defects reform bill to governor

May 10, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

The existing law, passed in 2005, was meant to protect homeowners from builders who provide a substandard product, but builders argue that it has increased their costs to the point where they can’t make money on condominium projects. The current […]


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 […]


Construction Processes, Design

Marriott to expand use of modular construction in hotel projects

May 5, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

Proponents of offsite construction say the method is gaining popularity not because it typically reduces schedule time — as it did for Marriott at its California property — but because it puts the construction process in a controlled environment, where experienced teams […]


Construction Processes, Legal

AECOM Tishman dominating NYC construction activity

May 3, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

The AECOM Tishman brand is the result of major acquisitions by AECOM. The construction giant purchased Tishman in 2010 and Hunt — the general contractor behind projects such as the Atlanta Falcons’ $1.5 billion Mercedes Benz Stadium — in 2014. AECOM announced […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Construction spending falls back in March

May 2, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

March represented a departure from February’s spending growth and a return to the two-straight months of declines in December and January. Industry observers expect construction spending to grow in 2017, with Dodge Data & Analytics economists forecasting that total construction starts could […]