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Backlog ticks up, remains historically elevated

Mar 16, 2023 (0) comment , , ,

New work continues to surge despite a gloomy economic forecast and elevated borrowing costs, according to analysis from Associated Builders and Contractors. Permission granted by Associated Builders and Contractors   Brief: Construction backlog increased 0.2 months to 9.2 months in February despite concerns around financing, according to Associated Builders and Contractors. The backlog reading regained […]

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The Top 2023 Bathroom Trends, According to Designers

Feb 23, 2023 (0) comment , , ,

Ultimate relaxation and personal style are high in demand. Bathroom design in 2023 will continue to build on themes emerging since 2020, including clean lines, easy-maintenance materials, and heavy doses of natural colors. At the same time, an underlying current is shifting our view of bathrooms from task-focused spaces to rooms designed for comfort. According […]

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Residential contractors see a rebound on the horizon

Feb 23, 2023 (0) comment , , ,

Easing mortgage rates caused builder confidence to jump for the second consecutive month, according to a National Association of Home Builders report. Scott Olson via Getty Images   Brief: Easing mortgage rates caused builder confidence in the single-family sector to post its strongest Housing Market Index reading since September, according to the report, while other […]

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10 Inspirational Presidential Quotes for Entrepreneurs

Feb 16, 2023 (0) comment , , ,

  We celebrate President’s Day in honor of George Washington, the first US President, who was born on February 22, 1732. Washington was one of Founding Fathers of the US, and he presided over the convention that drafted the Constitution. Like so many other Presidents that have come after him George Washington was not just […]

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The Super Bowl’s most recent stadiums and how much it cost to build them

Feb 09, 2023 (0) comment , , ,

SoFi Stadium was just two years old when it first hosted the Super Bowl last year, but Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium has hosted six times since 1987. The interior of SoFi Stadium is seen following a ribbon-cutting event on September 08, 2020 in Inglewood, California. Rich Fury via Getty Images   On Sunday, the NFL’s […]

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Tesla to invest $3.6B in 2 more Nevada manufacturing sites

Jan 26, 2023 (0) comment , , ,

The plants will produce battery cells and EV semi trucks, adding to its gigafactory footprint in the state. Tesla will invest more than $3.6 billion to expand its manufacturing footprint in Nevada, the company announced yesterday. The EV maker plans to build two new factories: a battery plant to produce 4680 battery cells, as well […]

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Ancient Roman concrete was incredibly strong — scientists may have just figured out why

Jan 21, 2023 (0) comment , ,

Ancient Roman concrete is incredibly durable, even more so than modern concrete. Scientists have long wondered what gave it its incredible strength. One team may have cracked the mystery — focusing on tiny white flecks once seen as imperfections. It’s one of the great mysteries of archaeology: how did the Romans create concrete so strong […]

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Top 10 Mega-Projects Completing in 2023

Jan 05, 2023 (0) comment , ,

WELCOME to 2023. The last 12 months saw the world of construction serve up underwater roundabouts, record-breaking bridges and a historic theatre that quite literally raised the roof. But the year ahead looks set to be even more dramatic with the arrival of desert skyscrapers, incredible Formula 1 tracks and entire new city districts. The […]

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16 Powerful Quotes to Unlock Success in the New Year

Dec 30, 2022 (0) comment , , ,

Change starts with just a thought. Check out these quotes from inspiring change makers throughout history. During this time of year, many of us are thinking about the goals we want to achieve or the habits we want to start or stop. However, change is hard, and it can be a discouraging effort, particularly when […]

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High-speed rail line from LA to Las Vegas could begin construction in 2023

Dec 16, 2022 (0) comment , ,

The $8 billion, privately funded Brightline West project could eliminate 3 million cars a year from the heavily traveled I-15 corridor. Brightline operates passenger train service in Florida, including in Miami (pictured). Brightline West looks to build a high-speed rail line between Las Vegas and Southern California. Courtesy of Brightline   California could see its […]

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