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Construction spending rises to 11 year high

Construction spending rebounded in February, as builders took advantage of the warm weather to put up more houses. Find out which markets posted the biggest gains…

Bloomberg announces smart city certification

The Bloomberg initiative comes amid increased investment in gathering data from cities in real time to inform future design and planning decisions. I bet you’re wondering, what are the criteria?

What is dry construction technique, and why is it gaining popularity?

The buyers of today have high expectations. Add issues of rising cost inflation to this and it is clear that change in real estate construction practices is the need of the hour.

VIDEO: Watch this massive drill chew its way to daylight.

After four years of digging, and being busted for a while, the 57-foot tunneling machine broke through the end wall on Tuesday to complete her long trek beneath Seattle, Washington. The view inside the pit where she emerged was nothing short of dramatic.

What would you have done if you were in their shoes?

Heroes can be anyone—ordinary people who do extraordinary things to help save lives, like three construction workers who sprang into action and rescued a drowning child.

One in ten households opt for smart-home tech. What does this mean for homebuilders?

Smart-home technology is gaining ground within the industry as more builders turn to it as a sales point. Still, homeowners aren't as quick to adopt it as a must-have home system. What can you do to use this to your advantage?

Construction in Denver is booming, but for how long?

Cranes are littering the skies in the Mile-High City as the noise of jackhammers fill the air and lots with “Coming Soon” banners fill the streets. Will this record growth last?

Even if you do everything right, things can go wrong…

A seven-ton I-beam fell onto a construction worker at a Queens job site Wednesday, seriously injuring him. Without the proper precautions it could have been much, much worse...

Miami’s building boom raises new safety concerns. But there’s nothing OSHA can do about this one…

“Never in my life, or in the 20-some years that I’ve been doing this, have I seen anything like it,”  said one worker. Everybody is doing what they can to mitigate this risk. Are you?

Help wanted: Facebook will create 1,000 construction jobs in Nebraska.

Tom Furlong, VP of Infrastructure at Facebook says “Our project goes beyond just economic impact. We want to do what we can to help the Papillion community continue to thrive, and we look forward to being part of the community.” Here’s how they plan to do that….