U.S. Home Construction Jumps nearly 10 percent in January
Seattle Eyes Taller, Denser in Affordable Housing Proposal
Trump's Plan to Rebuild US Roads Relies on Local Dollars
Keeping Electronic Records Can Save you Much More than Just Paper
Smartphone Cameras Top the List for Improving Jobsite Safety
Construction Industry Tech Spending is On the Rise
Friday Funny: An "Occupational" Hazard
Market Sell-Off a Good Time to Brush Up on Financial Terms
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
In case you hadn’t heard, OSHA increased the cost of penalties by 78 per cent back in August of 2016, and another two per cent increase came your way just January 15 of this year. Further increases... Read More
If you're a construction worker, you're most likely working physical labor and it can get hot if you're working under the sun. Here's a guide for h... Read More
Pete says that Procore quickly breaks down the complicated pieces of data in his jobs, and presents them to the end user in a digestible format. "T... Read More
Hear Brad Hyatt, Associate Professor at California State University Fresno, discuss what students are learning in school to prepare them for const... Read More
Construction has always had a somewhat complicated relationship with technology. Over the last few decades there have been improvements in material... Read More
J. Colin Cagney, a director, KPMG Major Projects Advisory, knows that while most companies want to use data analytics to increase, they’re often no... Read More
Congress has passed the final version of the federal tax reform bill, and it will soon head to President Donald Trump to be signed into law. The qu... Read More
January 9, 2018