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4 Tips for Growing a Sustainable Business

Oct 27, 2016 (0) comment , , , , , , ,

  In the old days, before online rating places like Yelp, TripAdvisor, OpenTable and even RateMyProfessors and HealthGrades, the worst that would happen if a company or service provider dished out poor goods or lousy service is that they’d get a bad reputation. Maybe they’d even have to fold. Consumers have more choices today than ever, […]

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How will 3-D printing technology disrupt conventional construction practices?

Oct 21, 2016 (0) comment , , , , , ,

By March 2017, a team at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory plans to unveil the world’s first 3-D printed excavator, a proof of concept project intended to test the current limits of printing with metal alloys and determine the feasibility of creating heavy industrial equipment using so-called additive manufacturing — or 3-D printing — technologies. […]

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Historic Hearst Estate in Los Angeles Is Listed for $195M

Oct 13, 2016 (0) comment

John and Jacqueline Kennedy honeymooned here. Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst lived here with screen star Marion Davies. And memorable scenes from “The Bodyguard” and “The Godfather” were filmed at this legendary compound in the heart of Beverly Hills, CA. The 5-acre estate, now on the market for $195 million, is currently the most expensive listing in Los Angeles. And […]

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The Construction Business Goes Digital

Sep 29, 2016 (0) comment , , , ,

Builders up their game with data-driven design, drone mapping, 3-D printing and more innovations The dirt-under-the-fingernails world of construction is breaking digital ground. In an industry where practices have barely changed for decades, the building site of the future promises comprehensive online modeling, drones as surveyors and virtual-reality images of everything from building sites to […]

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10 Ways Ridiculously Successful People Think Differently

Sep 08, 2016 (0) comment , , , ,

Successful people come from all walks of life, yet they all have one thing in common: where others see impenetrable barriers, they see challenges to embrace and obstacles to overcome. Their confidence in the face of hardship is driven by their ability to let go of the negativity that holds so many otherwise sensible people […]

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We have liftoff: New FAA commercial drone rules now in effect

Sep 01, 2016 (0) comment , , , , , , ,

Dive Brief: The Federal Aviation Administration’s new small commercial drone rules went into effect Monday, and the agency said more than 3,300 potential drone pilots signed up for the first testing slots, according to Bloomberg. The FAA announced the new rules in June, clarifying what was an ambiguous set of drone rules and eliminating the […]

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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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