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The Top Kitchen Island Trends of 2023, According to Designers

Jul 20, 2023 (0) comment , , ,

Contemporary finishes, bright hues, and nontraditional shapes are all in the forecast. Kitchens are more than just a space to prepare and enjoy meals. They’re also a place to work, play, and entertain, so it makes sense that kitchen islands are at the top of many homeowners’ wishlists. The stylish and functional element can easily […]

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To prevent wildlife-vehicle collisions, US DOT launches $350M pilot program

Jul 13, 2023 (0) comment , , ,

A wildlife crossing overpass in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Susan Vineyard/iStock/Getty Images Plus via Getty Images   Brief: With about 200 people killed each year in wildlife-vehicle collisions, the Federal Highway Administration has launched the $350 million Wildlife Crossings Pilot Program to reduce the hazard, it said in a press release Tuesday. The five years of dedicated […]

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DOT awards $1.2B to 9 megaprojects

Jul 13, 2023 (0) comment

From the Hudson River Tunnel to Cincinnati’s Brent Spence Bridge, these large civil projects qualified for a new grant program funded by the IIJA. President Joe Biden speaks to a crowd in front of the Brent Spence Bridge about his economic and infrastructure plans on January 4, 2023, in Covington, Kentucky. Michael Swensen via Getty […]

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This futuristic entertainment venue in Las Vegas is the world’s largest spherical structure

Jul 06, 2023 (0) comment , , ,

It squats on the Las Vegas skyline like an enormous spaceship, black and mysterious – until night falls, when it will glow like the Earth from space. The MSG Sphere won’t open to the public for almost three more months, when U2 christens the entertainment venue with a series of concerts. But anticipation is growing. […]

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4 Entrepreneurial Breakthrough Lessons From July 4th

Jun 30, 2023 (0) comment , , ,

Independence was declared in 1776, but the Revolutionary War didn’t end until November of 1783. That makes it one of the longest wars in US history. For almost nine years, our founders claimed they were a nation before the rest of the world recognized it. They sewed flags and sang songs and laid down lives […]

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5 steps to keep change orders from becoming disputes

Jun 22, 2023 (0) comment , , ,

Divergence from the original plans on construction projects is unavoidable. But that doesn’t have to lead to a dispute.   Disputes over change orders don’t have to end up in court.   Contractors often must balance the demands of owners, government agencies and general contractors, all while trying to make a profit. But the construction […]

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Bills break ground, A’s plan move and Jags drop renderings: latest in stadium construction news

Jun 16, 2023 (0) comment , ,

Some pro sports franchises are barreling ahead with plans for new venues, while others are reconsidering the right real estate for their future facilities. The Oakland A’s released renderings of their potential new ballpark in Las Vegas. Courtesy of Oakland Athletics   This week the Buffalo Bills broke ground on the New Highmark Stadium in […]

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When school is out, construction is in

Jun 08, 2023 (0) comment , , ,

As elementary and high schools plan for a surge of federally funded upgrades over the next few months, many administrators remain concerned about spending deadlines. New HVAC units sit on the roof of Twin Buttes Cyber Academy in New Mexico’s Zuni Public Schools. This district is using ESSER funding to make several upgrades including the […]

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5 Amazing Underwater Structures: How Underwater Construction Works

Jun 02, 2023 (0) comment , , ,

With the earth’s population continuing to soar, buildings have been growing higher and higher. Dense cities are dotted with cranes constructing new, magnificent skyscrapers. What if the future of cities is not further up toward the sky, but deep down in the ocean? Humans have explored underwater construction for many years, and construction techniques already […]

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Happy Memorial Day to all Veterans and Veteran Entrepreneurs

May 25, 2023 (0) comment , , ,

After fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq, these entrepreneurs have taken on the challenge of building new businesses. In honor of Memorial Day, we thought we’d take a look at the men and women who have not only served in our country’s armed forces, but have come home to embrace a different challenge–that of building an […]

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