The latest construction news from around the globe…
Catch up on what’s going on in construction this week. From the effects of Hurricane Dorian in the South to Brexit’s influence over the building and engineering sectors, we’ve got you covered on all the industry news from around the world.
London Takes on New Infrastructure Designs with Cyclists in Mind Any seasoned cyclist knows that one of the most crippling difficulties they face on a daily basis is wind. In response to this, engineering firm, the City of London Corporation, has just released a set of guidelines designed to reduce windy microclimate created by skyscrapers. Check out the full list here.
How to Find the Best Candidates For Your Company Here are some helpful talent recruiting strategies to bring the right candidates to your front door. Through these careful vetting methods, you will be able to ensure that top talent always ends up on your team.
How Hurricane Dorian Will Affect Construction and Development With Dorian expected to possibly worsen throughout the weekend, states like Florida, the Carolinas, and Georgia are bracing themselves for potentially devastating damage. One sector that will definitely be impacted is construction.Learn more here.
Zero Energy Homes and Solar Storage Hear from Philip Beere from GCOMM360 and Dave Everson from Mandalay Homes on why they believe the term “zero energy” should be redefined to include solar storage, distribution models, and battery-based grid regulation.Given the shrinking costs and technology advancements associated with solar storage, “zero energy” should be understood today as key to overcoming intermittent energy supplies.
Can the Government Help End the Construction Labor Shortage? The ACG is requesting additional funding from the federal government to support more career and technical education programs. With the labor shortage responsible for increased wages and immense competition between construction firms, federal funding could end up making a huge impact and ultimately inspire more workers to join the construction workforce.
Top Construction Podcasts Podcasts are a great way to stay up to date on new trends and soak up valuable information while on the go. If you’re interested in sinking your teeth into some great construction podcasts, here are 14 options handpicked by Construction Dive.
Innovative and Unique Roofing Projects Around the UK Take a moment to check out these six examples of roofing mastery highlighted recently at the UK Roofing Awards, sponsored by the National Federation of Roofing Contractors.Photo courtesy of Construction Manager Magazine
WATCH: What’s the deal with Europe and its aversion to skyscrapers?Click here to watch B1M’s featured video on why so many European cities have prioritized history and tradition over urbanization and cutting-edge technology. The answer lies with some surprising origins.
The Latest Effects of Brexit on UK Construction As the possibility of Britain leaving the EU looms closer, uncertainty in regards to a number of sectors is at an all time high. New work has hit an all time low and construction business expectations have been the least upbeat since December 2008,” a recent survey found.
How One Home Building Company Continues to Beat Hurricane Season Check out this feature by Business Insider on how design company, Deltec is helping to create homes around the world that can withstand even the worst storms and hurricanes in the world.Through a manufactured circular design the homes have survived Harvey, Irma, Michael, and now even Dorian.Photo courtesy of Deltec Homes, Inc.
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