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Sustainability

Los Angeles Takes Steps to Cut Building Emissions

February 16, 2018

Via: ENR

To meet Los Angeles’ sustainability plan and reduce greenhouse gas emissions—60% by 2035 and 80% by 2050—the city council is looking for ways to reduce the use of natural gas in buildings located within the city. On Feb. 6, it gave […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Can construction connect more with technology?

February 16, 2018

Via: Construction Global

Last year, the construction industry was found to be one of the least digitised industries. Alongside the fact that construction labour productivity has not kept pace with overall productivity, it seems the need to invest in technology to keep the […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Trump FY19 Budget Mixed for Construction

February 15, 2018

Via: ENR

President Trump’s fiscal year 2019 budget request seeks deep cuts for many construction accounts and some increases. But if the proposal, released on Feb. 12, gets the same Capitol Hill reception as his 2018 plan did, Congress will go its […]


Construction Processes, Design

6 urban design trends to watch in 2018

February 15, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

Cities and suburbs are constantly changing and 2017 served up more than its share of challenges—some we saw coming (massive retail closures), while others took us by surprise (historic flooding and other natural disasters). 2017 saw the continuation of the […]


Construction Techniques

The benefits of employing drones in construction

February 14, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

In the U.S., commercial drone use has accelerated across many industries. In the last two years, one million new pilots have registered with the Federal Aviation Administration, and by 2020, experts expect seven million drones to be in use. The […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Seattle area starts $6.7B light rail and tunnel projects

February 12, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

The Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) is entering the assessment and early- development phases for $6.7 billion of light rail projects that will further connect Seattle with its western suburbs, according to the agency’s February 2018 Summary […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Chicago approves $700M mixed-use project, includes city’s future 6th-tallest tower

February 12, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

The Chicago Plan Commission has voted to authorize the $700 million One Chicago Square, a mixed-use project that includes what will be the city’s sixth tallest building when complete, according to Engineering News-Record. The taller of two skyscrapers will rise […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Los Angeles Union Station considers $2B expansion

February 9, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Los Angeles Union Station officials are considering a $2 billion expansion of the facility, which they said would improve the quality of service for riders and increase the station’s efficiency, according to Engineering News-Record. The Link Union Station (Link US) […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

How to combat the busy construction season

February 6, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

There is always that demanding construction season, depending on the state, that we get slammed. Plans are piled on your desk, the phone is constantly ringing, and everyone is hanging over your desk waiting, waiting, impatiently sighing… So, you sink […]


Construction Processes, Financial

2017 U.S. and Canadian Construction Performances in Review

February 6, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

Total construction starts in the US grew by 11.1% in 2017 to reach $760bn, a modest slowdown from the 13.2% growth posted in 2016. Civil engineering was the main driver of growth, boosted by a number of mega-projects in the […]