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- New York City to See More Than $10 Billion in Higher Education Construction Projects
- SkyRise, Miami’s Tallest Tower, Is Underway and Set to Open in 2017
- Could Urban Roofs Be the Answer to Sustainable Stormwater Management?
- Why Is Modular Construction Gaining in Popularity?
- New OSHA Injury Reporting Rules Go Into Effect January 1, 2015
About the authorDavid Mineer, is the CEO of Construction Monitor, a company that More »
By David Mineer Jr | Published: December 19, 2014
By David Mineer Jr | Published: December 17, 2014
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 »
By David Mineer Jr | Published: December 15, 2014
In 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 »
By David Mineer Jr | Published: December 12, 2014
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 »
By David Mineer Jr | Published: December 10, 2014
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 »
By David Mineer Jr | Published: December 8, 2014
Concrete 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 »
By David Mineer Jr | Published: December 5, 2014
A 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 »
By David Mineer Jr | Published: December 3, 2014
Once 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 »
By David Mineer Jr | Published: December 1, 2014
As 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 »
By David Mineer Jr | Published: November 28, 2014
Window 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 »