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U.S. Home Construction Jumps Nearly 10 Percent in January
Trump's Plan to Rebuild US Roads Relies on Local Dollars
How OSHA Is Trying to Catch Up
Automation in the Construction Industry
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By Jeff Wing
October 13, 2016
The New Circular: Reincarnated and Recycled
Circular can mean many things. The new Circular Building Movement is less to do with form than with a structure's being beautifully reborn with recycled materials. And attitude. Read more.
No Money. No Investors. No Problem! Worker Builds Own Company in So-Called Spare Time
Brunson Cooper had a dream. All it took was countless 12 hour days and huge spirit to make it come true. Yeah, one of those dreams. Read More.
World's Largest Hydrostatic Dozer Not as Sleek as its Name Suggests
The 74-ton Liebherr PR776 doesn't go very fast and is unsuited to most late night burger drive-thrus. You've been warned. Read more.
NASA and Caterpillar: A Marriage Made on Mars
The semi-retired space agency and heavy machinery manufacturer are partnering to design a 3D-printable structure for deep space exploration and Martian colonizing. Read more.
UN Space Committee Chairman Proposes Constructing New Orbital Country
Dr. Igor Ashurbeyli of UNESCO (the U.N.'s science and culture arm) is disappointed with humankind's lack of scientific progress. His proposed new country, Asgardia, will be a space-based sovereign land with science as its governing principle. Nutty? The first satellite launches in 2017. Read more.
Hong Kong CE Knows How to Increase Home Ownership: Sell Luxury Apartments at Cost
Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's affordable housing solution is a piece of cake. Problem: apartments before markup still cost $1M each to build. Read more.
World's Oddest Bridges May Inspire Fear of Crossing
From a floating ring to a rampaging dragon, these very practical feats of engineering look a little insane. Read more.
Albuquerque Whistle-Blower Claims Culture of Code Violations
Structural Engineer Brian Seylar says homes are being waved through by knowing city officials after shoddy inspections. City responds with pink slip. Read more.
New Houston Construction Code Acknowledges Hot Fireball in Sky
Solar energy makes its belated debut as part of the city's official building code. The new home designs will be required to feature solar-ready fittings. Read more.
Mysteriously Spiking Home Prices Cause Head Scratching
Corporate homebuilding, the flight back to cities from suburbia, and the unwieldy cost to cities of necessary new infrastructure are among the reasons cited for home prices having risen 30-50% over the past five years. Read more.
Color-Changing Future Homes May be Hard to Locate After Night on Town
New Normal will also include self-cleaning walls and IoT appliances that secretly talk to each other. The takeaway? Don't upset your future house. Read more.
Daily Drill: Sanders Burns Pipeline and OSHA's Greatest Hits
Ever wonder what’s the difference between a general contractor and construction manager? Well, you’re not alone! To help clear up any confusion, we’ve broken down the roles and responsibilities of ... 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