U.S. Home Building Market on 8-Month High, Studies Show

U.S. Home Building MarketThe U.S. home building market is showing signs of consistently increasing health, according to recent statistics and data on housing starts, building permits and other factors. Read More »

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San Diego’s Marriott Hall Aims for LEED Silver Certification and 2016 Completion

San Diego’s Marriott Hall Aims for LEED Silver CertificationA new LEED-certified hotel in San Diego is expected to be finished and ready for occupancy by the summer of 2016. The New Marriott Hall will replace the existing Marriott Hall near the north tower of the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina. The new facility will provide 171,000 square feet of expanded and modernized space for conferences and other events. Read More »

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The EPA’s Tier 4 Implementation for Emission Reduction and Its Financial Impact on the Construction Industry

emissions reductionWith the Environmental Protection Agency’s Tier 4 emissions reduction standards firmly in place, builders and contractors in the construction industry will see a greater financial impact from Tier 4 implementation. Read More »

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How Technology and Big Data Has Improved the Construction Industry

Technology and Big Data Has Improved the Construction IndustryIn today’s construction industry, the more you know and the more effectively you can process the data you have, the bigger advantage you’ll have in the marketplace. Technology in the construction industry offers designers, builders, suppliers and manufacturers the ability to make accurate predictions, precisely control business processes, and find opportunities for business that otherwise might have remained hidden. Read More »

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BIM Software and the Advantages Driving the Construction Industry to Use It

BIM softwareOne of the most useful construction technology tools is building information modeling (BIM). BIM software gives significant advantages to almost everyone in the building process, including architects, HVAC and electrical system professionals, energy efficiency experts, and builders. Here are some of the ways that BIM software in the construction industry helps ensure that projects of all sizes will be efficient, safe and cost effective. Read More »

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How Zoning Regulations Are Changing in Some Major U.S. Cities

Zoning RegulationsTraditional zoning regulations have typically separated cities and large urban areas into distinct areas based on the activity occurring in those zones. Commercial zones contained retail stores and offices, residential zones contained houses, and industrial zones contained manufacturing and similar businesses. Read More »

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Apartment Construction in the U.S. Hits 25-Year High, Study Shows

apartment constructionIn another sign of improvement in the state of the construction industry in the United States, U.S. apartment construction has hit a 25-year high in 2014. Read More »

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Chicago Construction Sees $31 Million Spent Across 26 Cook County Projects

Chicago ConstructionConstruction in Chicago has just seen a major boost with the announcement of a major investment in Cook County projects. More than $31 million has been earmarked for infrastructure construction and improvement in Cook County in 2014 and beyond. Read More »

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Cleveland Construction to Include Renovations to Indians’ Progressive Field

progressive fieldNew Cleveland construction projects include a recently announced renovation to Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians baseball team. Read More »

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What Are the Effects of Mineral Salts in Stucco Applied to New Construction?

Effects of Mineral Salts in StuccoStucco is a common substance used in construction applications, but using it can sometimes result in unexpected problems that make a finished wall or ceiling surface unsightly. The effects of mineral salts in stucco can lead to a process called efflorescence, which is an accumulation of mineral salts on the surface of concrete, masonry or stucco finishes. Read More »

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