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Construction Processes, Design, Interaction of Expertise

5 Tips to Keep Your Construction Project on Schedule

April 20, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

Keeping your construction projects on schedule to meet your completion deadline is no easy task. Adverse weather, costly rework, unavailable resources and subcontractor default are just a few of the things that can throw your timeline off course. Damages and […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Los Angeles city contractors must disclose any relationship to Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall

April 19, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

The Los Angeles City Council is the latest public entity to push back against construction of a border wall by penalizing contractors or other businesses who bid or work on it, and certainly some construction companies will choose not to […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Procurement

Steel and aluminum tariffs raise more questions than answers for domestic suppliers

April 18, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

Over the past 90 days, the price of steel that Dallas-based DFW Grating buys from domestic mills to fabricate bar and plate grating has nearly doubled. C. Scott Netherton, DFW Grating’s Vice President of Business Development, added that steel distributors […]


Construction Techniques, Sustainability

Lighting renovation improves aesthetics, reduces energy consumption for multi-use building

April 17, 2018

Via: Commercial Construction and Renovation

Opened in the 1980s, 4890-4898 Taschereau Boulevard is a busy, multi-tenant retail building located in Greenfield Park, Quebec. The two-floor, 36,984 sq. ft. building houses reputable tenants such as Baton Rouge, Neuro Rive-Sud and Vimat – all well-known brands in […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Procurement

Tishman Speyer to begin building The Spiral in Manhattan

April 16, 2018

Via: Construction Global

Leading New York-based construction company Tishman Speyer has announced that it is set to begin constructing The Spiral in Manhattan, having both secured a $1.8bn loan from Blackstone Mortgage Trust, and finalized an 800,000 square foot lease with Pfizer. Costing […]


Construction Processes, Design

$860mn Las Vegas Convention Center expansion plan unveiled

April 16, 2018

Via: Construction Global

The Board of Directors of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) has unveiled the redesign plans, valued at $860mn, for the expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The investment will see 1.4mn square feet of space added […]


Sustainability

Sustainability is in the air in the HVAC industry

April 14, 2018

Via: Construction Global

With more than 56,000 members spanning 132 countries, it’s fair to say ASHRAE has seen it all when it comes to HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), and is more than qualified to live up to its motto: “Shaping tomorrow’s […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Boosting energy efficiency helps reduce health risks

April 11, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

By reducing power plant pollution, energy efficiency yields health benefits, according to research by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. The ACEEE report, “Saving Energy, Saving Lives: The Health Impacts of Avoiding Power Plant Pollution with Energy Efficiency,” estimates […]


Construction Processes, Design

Major Austin transit plan could cost up to $10B

April 10, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

While Austin officials are intent on beefing up the city’s transit systems via rapid bus and light rail, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is planning an $8 billion expansion of a 33-mile segment of Interstate 35 through the city. […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Industry Braces for Tariff Consequences

April 10, 2018

Via: ENR

Faced with a possible trade war erupting from a barrage of threats and counterthreats exchanged between the U.S. and China over tariff impositions, construction economists and equipment manufacturer representatives say the industry is growing increasingly edgy about the gathering unknowns […]