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The top 10 home building companies of 2021

October 11, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Despite unprecedented labor and construction materials shortages, business is booming for home builders across the country. Over the past 2 years, residential construction permits increased 36% nationally and the average value of a newly constructed single-family home increased by 7%, […]


Construction Techniques

Low-cost methods can have substantial impact on reducing embodied carbon

September 3, 2021

Via: Building Design + Construction

Low- and no-cost measures can significantly reduce embodied carbon in mid-rise commercial office, multifamily, and tilt-up-style buildings, according to Rocky Mountain Institute. Whole-building design, material substitution, and specification strategies can chop embodied carbon by 24% to 46% in those building […]


Construction Processes, Financial, News

Biden Administration will make new investments in building energy efficiency

May 24, 2021

Via: Building Design + Construction

The Biden Administration recently announced new federal investments in building energy efficiency and electrification, as well as new opportunities to modernize homes and businesses. Among the initiatives is an interagency federal sustainability effort to develop the first-ever building performance standards […]


Construction Processes, Design

What is Architecture? According to our Readers

April 14, 2021

Via: ArchDaily

Continuing our quest to redefine how architecture is perceived nowadays and exposing the different notions out there, ArchDaily gave space for its users to answer four fundamental questions: “What is architecture? What can architecture do? What is your architectural position? […]


News

Construction bidding activity ticks up in February

April 9, 2021

Via: Building Design + Construction

The Blue Book Network Velocity Index ticked up 0.5% to 100.9 in February from a revised 100.5 in January (December 2018 = 100). This the most stable the Index has been since before the pandemic began. The Blue Book Network […]


Construction Processes, Design

How the architecture and design community can contribute to the circular economy

April 7, 2021

Via: Building Design + Construction

In the not-too-distant past, it was common to view materials through a “cradle to grave” lens. Raw materials would be harvested and turned into products, which would then serve a purpose. These products would eventually break, wear out, or go […]


Construction Processes, Design

4 Signs You May Need To Repair Your Roof

February 25, 2021

Via: Construction Marketing Blog

Keeping your roof in good shape is one of the most important responsibilities you’ll have as a homeowner. With a good roof, you and your family will be protected from different weather conditions and remain comfortable indoors. A good roof […]


Sustainability

Commercial contractors tap into booming residential demand

February 19, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Plaza Construction, a New York City-based construction management firm that has mostly focused on commercial construction in recent years, has re-launched its luxury Plaza Homes division to meet surging demand in the sector as other nonresidential contractors pile into the […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Enbridge clears final regulatory hurdle for $2.6B Minnesota pipeline project

December 2, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Union leaders lauded the news, saying it is well timed to provide good construction jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic and related unemployment. “Thousands of our friends and neighbors across Minnesota look forward to using their construction skills to protect our […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Port Authority of NY/NJ proposes $1.2B cut to construction spending

November 24, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The Port Authority oversees aviation, rail, surface transportation and seaport facilities in the New York City area. Although it’s not clear which projects would be impacted by the cuts, executive director Rick Cotton indicated that those under construction now — […]