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Construction Processes, Design

Architects to policymakers: Buildings are infrastructure, too

October 17, 2017

Via: BDCNetwork

America’s crumbling roads, decrepit bridges, aged water systems. Our deficient dams, underserved levees, and woeful wastewater treatment plants. For nearly three decades, the American public has heard ad nauseam about the dreadful condition of the nation’s infrastructure—from airports to railways […]


Construction Processes, Design

Vertically folding walls save space while opening up rooms

October 16, 2017

Via: BDCNetwork

The new Vista Air vertically folding wall system from Construction Specialties features a low-profile design that uses quietly meshing gears in lieu of traditional counterweights, tension springs, straps, and pulleys. The result is a clean, open aesthetic with no obtrusive […]


Construction Techniques

The race to codify resilience design

October 16, 2017

Via: BDCNetwork

Last November, the International Code Council launched the Alliance for National & Community Resilience for the purpose of developing a whole community benchmark rating system by 2018. The alliance’s members include such heavy hitters as Target and Kaiser Permanente. Two […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Construction material prices continue to climb in September

October 13, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

A stronger international economy is sure to be welcome news for companies like Caterpillar, which suffered along with a weaker global market over the course of the last few years. Late last month, the construction equipment giant reported an 11% annual […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Winter is coming: How to protect workers, sites and schedules

October 11, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

As with hurricane season, winter brings the threat of storms and unique safety issues. Yet many of the dangers of winter weather are known quantities. That can make preparation easier compared to what is required for hurricanes, but planning for […]


Construction Processes, Design

Metal wall panels create diverse portfolios

October 10, 2017

Via: BDCNetwork

Mixed facades are becoming more popular than ever. Wall panels are increasingly being used on accent walls that complement masonry, fiber cement, and terracotta. Multiple cladding creates unique facades that draw attention. Although square and rectangular wall panels have been […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA issues extension for compliance with crane operator certification requirements

October 10, 2017

Via: BDCNetwork

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to extend the employer’s responsibility to ensure crane operator competency and enforcement for crane operator certification to Nov. 10, 2018. OSHA had issued a final rule in September 2014, […]


Construction Techniques

5 Solar Construction Trends Shaping the Industry

October 9, 2017

Via: Construction Management – Capterra Blog

The future is a scary place when you’re in a red hot industry such as solar construction, because there’s a lot of uncertainty about what’s going to happen next. You’re constantly wondering: Will this keep up? Will some new innovation […]


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 […]