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Contractors on Remodeling 550 list predict 17% bump in 2016 revenue

Aug 25, 2016 (0) comment , , , ,

Brief: Remodeling Magazine has released its annual list of the nation’s top remodeling firms — the Remodeling 550 — and reported that all companies on the list combined saw sales of $4.22 billion in 2015. Across the board, the listed companies predicted their revenues will increase 17.3% to $4.94 billion in 2016, with the highest forecasted rise […]

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California Considers Bill to Shorten Construction Red Tape

Aug 18, 2016 (0) comment , , , , , ,

Proposed bill gives environmental lawsuits just 9 months to complete Lengthy environmental litigation in California isn’t a new speedbump for contractors to overcome but the LA Times reports a special California Senate bill passed in 2011 giving a building project special fast-track benefits may be the model for current and future builds. If approved, SB […]

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Building boom resumes in as tech firms crave office space

Aug 11, 2016 (0) comment , , , , , ,

San Franciscans hoping that the city’s five-year, skyline-transforming tech boom is finally cooling off will have to wait a while longer. Maybe a lot longer. After a six-month period during which it seemed as if demand for tech office space had stalled out, fast-growing companies are once again fanning out across the city in search […]

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Can wearables transform the construction industry?

Aug 05, 2016 (0) comment , , , , , ,

Further fueled by the Internet of Things, wearable technology has become a very big deal. According to analysts at CGS Insights, shipments of smart wearables are estimated to grow from 9.7 million in 2013 to 135 million in 2018. The wearable space has expanded dramatically to include smart hats, shoes, glasses, jewelry watches, helmets, and […]

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This gorgeous pool started out as a 3D-printed model

Jul 28, 2016 (0) comment , , , , , , ,

These days, it seems like if you can dream something, 3D printers can produce it. It doesn’t matter if you want to make a fully functioning robot or an entire earthquake-resistant villa, the list of uses for 3D printers is constantly growing and the technology is working its way into more and more industries. WhiteClouds, […]

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Design Smackdown | The Hyperloop vs. The California High-Speed Rail

Jul 22, 2016 (0) comment

California High-Speed Rail Authority and devotees to Elon Musk’s Hyperloop are racing to the finish to faster transport. Who’ll cross the finish line first? Never before has tech design innovation in the US been more exciting. For years now the rest of the world has looked on in curious bewilderment at the US’ lack of […]

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The Five Traits You Can Learn From Real Estate Entrepreneurs

Jul 15, 2016 (0) comment , , , , ,

“Timing, perseverance, and 10 years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.” – Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter The entrepreneurial landscape has undergone a dramatic transformation, but one thing that hasn’t changed are the foundational principles and traits that define what it means to be an entrepreneur. As an entrepreneur and […]

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Tiny houses are trendy, minimalist and often illegal

Jul 07, 2016 (0) comment , , , , ,

Cities and states are having trouble creating rules for increasingly popular “tiny houses.” Sarah Hastings’ 190-square-foot home was on 3 acres of farmland next to a small garden in Hadley, Massachusetts. Now it’s in storage. The 23-year-old recent college graduate built the house last year while she was a student at Mount Holyoke College. But […]

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39 Entrepeneurs Share Their Favorite Quotes from America’s Founding Fathers

Jun 30, 2016 (0) comment , , , ,

In honor of Independence Day, entrepreneurs have been asked to share with us their favorite quotes from America’s own Founding Fathers. Whether relevant to the goals of their respective startups or simply relevant to the everyday struggles and motivations of being a startup founder, the following quotes will hopefully inspire you to keep pushing for the […]

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Tesla’s New Gigafactory: 10 Mind-Boggling Stats in the Construction Permits

Jun 24, 2016 (0) comment , , , , ,

Here’s all the wild stuff Elon Musk and co. have been up to in the desert. by Jack Crosby, June 23, 2016 Until now, most of our information on Elon Musk’s next big endeavor — the massive Tesla Gigafactory — came from drone footage of the site. When completed, the Gigafactory in the Nevada desert […]

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