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California Just Became the First State to Require Solar Panels on New Residential Construction

May 17, 2018 (0) comment , , , ,

The state continues to lead the way in emission reduction strategies.   California just became the first state to mandate solar panels on nearly all new residential homes. The mandate is part of California’s “Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan,” which includes the goal that both residential and commercial construction be zero net energy by 2030—meaning the buildings’ annual […]

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Luxury $250 million Home Includes 85-Foot Pool

May 08, 2018 (0) comment , , ,

The home lists for $250 million, making it the most expensive single-family abode in the United States Luxury developer Bruce Makowsky is known for designing and building residential real estate with high price tags — but his latest creation has taken luxury to the next level. The home, located in Los Angeles, measures 38,000 square […]

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Millennium Partners reboots $1B Los Angeles mixed-use high-rise project

Apr 26, 2018 (0) comment , , ,

Brief: Developer Millennium Partners has resurrected a stalled $1 billion mixed-use development planned for the famed Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, and the proposal has a new focus on residential rather than commercial and retail, the Los Angeles Times reported. The reworked project, which will include two skyscrapers – 35 and 46 stories – and […]

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8 Proven Habits for Ultimate Success

Mar 29, 2018 (0) comment , , ,

We are the result of our repeated behavior. Or as Aristotle put it, “Success is not an action, but a habit.” Here, top entrepreneurs  weigh in on the one mental habit that drove their success and how to cultivate it in yourself. Lewis Howes Image Credit: The Oracles 1. Visualize your goals. Since I was […]

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The Dotted Line: How to develop a collaborative team that wins bids

Mar 22, 2018 (0) comment , , ,

It takes a wide variety of expertise and skills for major projects to be completed successfully, which typically means on budget and on schedule. However, the collaboration between designers, contractors and other specialists critical to the job doesn’t always begin after the contracts have been issued or when crews get ready to take the first […]

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Time-saving robotic accessory could hit market within the year

Feb 16, 2018 (0) comment , , , , , , , ,

Brief: The winner of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Competition of AlphaLab Gear’s Hardware Cup could soon change the way lumber is cut on construction projects, according to The Tribune-Review. Velocity Robotics’ Autoset accessory, which a user will be able to attach to a miter saw bench, feeds digital measurements to a stopper. The stopper indicates which […]

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These 3-D printers can print in color and with multiple materials

Feb 08, 2018 (0) comment , , , ,

Brief: HP launched its Jet Fusion 300/500 series of 3-D printers that can print in full color and with multiple materials at the same time, reported Digital Trends. This technology will allow manufacturers to produce engineering-grade, functional parts in full color or in black and white with voxel control, according to a statement from HP. […]

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8 Habits of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

Feb 01, 2018 (0) comment , , , ,

Great leaders are driven by an all-consuming desire to love others and give back to their communities. Highly successful leaders understand that success in any form is not an event, it’s a process. The most successful leaders understand that success is something that is cultivated over time. Success is a daily grind, a daily commitment, that […]

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Fungus may help concrete self-repair

Jan 25, 2018 (0) comment , , , ,

Brief: Researchers at Binghamton University-State University of New York and Rutgers University have developed a self-healing fungi concrete that could help permanently repair cracks, according to Science Daily. The team of researchers found that when the fungus Trichoderma reesei is mixed with concrete it will lie dormant until the first crack appears. As water and […]

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5 Daily Habits That Will Boost Your Leadership in 2018

Jan 18, 2018 (0) comment , , , , , , ,

Being a better leader doesn’t have to be that hard Being a better leader has so many benefits; it helps drive better results, helps increase employee retention, and it reduces stress levels.  The more you lead, the less you will have to manage, and it’s management that raises the stress levels, not only for your […]

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