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By Jeff Wing
October 17, 2016
Firm Proposes World's Tallest Wooden Skyscraper for Chicago Waterfront
In a move that confirms the ascendance of wood as a large-structure building material, architecture firm Perkins+Will has put forward plans for an 80-story wood skyscraper on the Chicago waterfront. The structure would feature an aluminum outer shell over a latticework of wood beams. The building, if completed, would be the tallest wooden high-rise in the world. I wood love to read more.
Shortage of Site-Safety Managers is Slowing NYC Construction
New York City is booming with new construction projects, but for the past two years, the pace of progress is being dictated by a shortage of certified Site-Safety Managers. Some see this as the necessary cost of doing business safely, while others see the background investigation and cumbersome certification rules as red tape that is, ironically, both slowing construction in the city and making it less safe. Red tape defeating common sense? Who ever heard of such a thing?
French Seaside Town of Calais Begins Building Controversial Wall
Despite howls of protest from inside and outside of France, and an attempt by Calais' own mayor to derail the project, a 12' cement wall began construction today. The intent of the controversial structure is to prevent immigrants from a nearby refugee camp from jumping aboard trucks headed from France to England via the cross-channel tunnel. Let's have a peek behind the wall.
UK's New $61B Rail Network Will Spend $1M on Psych Tests for Bidders
Britain is ready to start taking bids on its history-making high-speed rail network. But first they want to be sure the various bidders can undertake the project without cracking under the extreme pressures that will surely accompany the monumental task. All aboard!
Blowin' in the Wind: Home Repair Industry Strained by Hurricane Matthew
Labor costs are expected to spike in the region, as new homebuilders vie with the home renovation sector for qualified workers to carry out massive repair orders. New homes in Florida are already taking two weeks longer than average to build, due to the skilled labor shortage there. Skills shortage: when it rains it pours. .
Daily Drill: A Binational Border City and NYC Accidents Politicized
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The National Association of Women in Construction has a new executive vice president. This change marks a “brand new day and brand new way” for the... Read More
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