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Construction Techniques

Some Assembly Required: Realizing the Benefits of Offsite Construction

September 13, 2017

Via: ConstructConnect

Offsite construction has been around for years, but interest in this construction method has grown rapidly in the past decade. Benefits of offsite construction include decreased costs compared to conventional construction methods, shortened project schedules, reduced waste and safer working […]


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, Legal

New York City will require construction superintendents on building higher than three stories

September 1, 2017

Via: BDCNetwork

New York City recently enacted legislation that will require contractors to hire construction superintendents for all major projects at buildings higher than three stories. Another new law requires the Department of Buildings (DOB) to notify OSHA about construction code violations […]


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 Processes, Legal

Green building advocates erect icehouses on Penn. state capitol steps to make point on codes

August 29, 2017

Via: BDCNetwork

Advocates aiming to prompt Pennsylvania legislators to update the state’s building codes erected two icehouses on the steps of the state Capitol in Harrisburg to make a point about energy efficiency. One 8-foot-by-8-foot icehouse was built to current code; the […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Qatar’s construction sector – can it overcome current political pressures?

August 28, 2017

Via: Construction Global

With news that Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Yemen, the UAE and the Maldives have cut diplomatic ties in the region, Qatar is in serious trouble. With closures of airspace, road and sea routes, with passages blocked through Saudi Arabia, alongside […]


Construction Processes, Financial

NYC leads US metros with highest ‘hidden’ housing costs

August 28, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

These kinds of additional housing-related costs are one more element first-time buyers must consider before entering the market. Millennials are particularly in tune with and concerned about managing what they can afford, perhaps after witnessing the economic mess created by […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

1 million square feet of worker safety in Atlanta

June 28, 2017

Via: ISHN

Approximately 4,000 construction workers are about to be a little bit safer, due to a partnership formed recently between the Georgia Institute of Technology Onsite Safety and Health Consultation Program, Holder Construction Co., Associated General Contractors of Georgia Inc. and […]


Construction Processes, Legal

CA passes legislation to spur affordable housing development

June 22, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

Caught amid California’s housing crunch, Senate Bill 35’s passage comes as a potential boon to the state’s future affordable housing stock. And it jives with California Gov. Jerry Brown’s call for legislation that would cut red tape for residential developers, […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Construction Adds 11,000 Jobs in May

June 5, 2017

Via: ENR

The construction industry added 11,000 jobs during May and its unemployment rate improved from April’s level but it was slightly worse than the year-earlier figure, the Labor Dept. has reported, The latest monthly employment report, which the department’s Bureau of […]