New York City to See More Than $10 Billion in Higher Education Construction Projects

New York Higher Education Construction ProjectsThe city of New York is planning a major investment in higher education institutions over the next few years, according to a report by the New York Building Congress. Read More »

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SkyRise, Miami’s Tallest Tower, Is Underway and Set to Open in 2017

SkyRiseMiami’s newest and tallest tower is currently under construction and is scheduled to be finished by 2017.

SkyRise Miami is expected to be the tallest tower building in the city when it is finished, according to Building Design & Construction.

Rising to a height of 305 meters, the tower is expected to include three viewing decks for visitors and tourists. Also included will be several restaurants, retail shops, a nightclub, a ballroom, a theatre, and substantial exhibition space for artwork or events. Read More »

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Could Urban Roofs Be the Answer to Sustainable Stormwater Management?

stormwater managementIn many cities, the management of stormwater generated during rainstorms presents problems for municipal water treatment facilities and water management systems. The amount of water falling during a typical storm can overwhelm treatment facilities, underground storage areas and management processes. City governments are often operating under federal regulations to reduce the amount of stormwater runoff entering lakes, streams and rivers. Combining urban roofing with stormwater management processes may hold the key to improving the way weather-based water drainage is handled in cities. Read More »

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Why Is Modular Construction Gaining in Popularity?

modular construction Traditional construction methods using frameworks built from a foundation will probably never go out of style, but recent industry trends suggest that modular construction and prefabrication approaches are gaining in popularity. Read More »

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New OSHA Injury Reporting Rules Go Into Effect January 1, 2015

OSHA Injury Reporting The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the U.S. government’s enforcement agency for safety and health legislation covering the workplace, has issued new injury reporting rules that will take effect beginning on January 1, 2015. Read More »

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Scientists May Have Found a Way to Reduce Carbon Emissions During Concrete Production

concrete productionConcrete is one of the most common building materials found in the construction industry, used for everything from floors to walls to driveways. The most common methods of producing concrete, however, also generate significant amounts of carbon dioxide, making concrete a substantial contributor to overall greenhouse gas emissions throughout the country. A new method of concrete production pioneered by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) stands to make concrete a greener construction material by reducing the amount of carbon dioxide created through concrete production. Read More »

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San Francisco Office Tower Is Second Building Worldwide to Earn LEED Platinum v4 Certification

 LEED Platinum v4 certificationA major San Francisco office tower has been awarded LEED Platinum v4 certification, making it the first building in the United States, and only the second in the world, to achieve this high-level energy efficiency distinction, according to Multi-Housing News. Read More »

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Factory Construction Shows Growth After Years of Closures

factoryconstructionOnce considered one of America’s mightiest engines for growth, manufacturing has been severely weakened in the last few years by lack of growth, the moving of operations to cheaper overseas facilities, and the economic crisis that left many Americans with reduced spending power. More recent trends, however, suggest that construction of American factories is on the increase across the country, signaling further steps in the recovery of the manufacturing industry. Read More »

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Senior Living Shortage May Be an Area to Watch for Future U.S. Construction

Senior Living ShortageAs the population of the United States continues to age, products and services aimed at the senior living demographic will become more widely available. U.S. construction industry trends suggest that American seniors, especially the so-called Baby Boomer generation, will be facing a housing shortage in the next few decades. Read More »

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What the U.S. Window Market Can Learn From Current European Trends

What the U.S. Window Market Can Learn From Current European TrendsWindow trends in the European construction market are providing lessons in energy efficiency and environmental performance that could be valuable for American contractors, customers and manufacturers. Read More »

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