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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 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

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, Legal

How to survive a government shutdown

September 6, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

In 2013, after partisan squabbles around the Affordable Care Act, Congress failed to enact a spending bill, throwing the federal government into shutdown mode. As a result, more than 400,000 government workers were furloughed, and agencies deemed nonessential shuttered their windows […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

How will the UK General Election impact the construction industry?

August 31, 2017

Via: Construction Global

The snap General Election called by Theresa May led to much speculation about how it will affect various industries, and the construction sector is no different. Depending on the result, and how it will tie in with issues including the […]


Construction Techniques

How is BIM continually transforming construction?

July 5, 2017

Via: Construction Global

Building Information Modelling (BIM) has hit the UK construction industry with full force since the government implemented the BIM Level 2 mandate as a minimum requirement within construction and design companies back in April 2016. This approach and transformation has […]


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, Financial

Housing market breaks records in May

June 20, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

Affordable housing is just one reason cities like Omaha, Buffalo and Grand Rapids are becoming desirable places to move, particularly for first-time homebuyers, many of whom are millennials, though prices there are rising, too. Home prices were up 4.3% year-over-year […]


Construction Techniques

How construction companies are shaping the workflow software of the future

June 15, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

A high-tech takeover is underway in construction, and it’s changing what we build and how we build it. One area in which the trend is particularly apparent is in the growing list of cloud-based workflow management software that lets teams […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Key Considerations When Growing Your Construction Firm

June 1, 2017

Via: Construction Marketing Blog

The future for the construction industry is looking bright. Industry growth is expected for commercial, residential, and infrastructure specialties. It may be time to take advantage of the potential opportunities by expanding your business, but keep in mind: growth contributes […]