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The world’s most incredible homes

Jul 15, 2022 (0) comment , , ,

Shelter is one of the basic human needs. The best homes turn that need into art. From an architectural bunker buried deep beneath the ground to a futuristic shipping container home in the Californian desert. Here is a selection of the most beautiful homes ever built by some of the most masterful architects who have […]

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Hoarding, ghost orders and pop-up warehouses: construction’s new supply chain playbook

Mar 10, 2022 (0) comment , , , ,

Material prices have hit a 35-year high. Here’s what contractors are doing to survive. Few old-timers can remember searching harder for roofing materials, bar joists or steel pipe. Prices for essential parts like these have risen by at least 50% in a year, and delivery dates are at least as long, if not twice. To […]

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7 things we know (so far) about the infrastructure act

Jan 14, 2022 (0) comment , , , ,

While much of the spending package is still coming into focus, there’s a lot that construction leaders can start planning for. Drew Angerer via Getty Images With the signing of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, 2022 is shaping up to be a huge year for infrastructure. About $125 billion of these new federal funds […]

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8 construction projects to watch in 2022

Jan 06, 2022 (0) comment , , ,

Priced in the billions, these high-profile, high-impact jobs are expected to hit major milestones in the next year and beyond. A number of the nation’s largest construction projects are set to start construction, hit major development milestones or otherwise spark interest in 2022. Priced from the hundreds of millions to the tens of billions, these […]

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New deals and investment in vertical farms provide lucrative construction opportunities

Nov 04, 2021 (0) comment , , , ,

One trend that we’ve really been seeing grow lately in the construction industry is the vertical farm and urban agriculture buildings that are sometimes referred to as “farmscrapers.” Vertical farms are multi-story buildings that use hydroponic and aeroponic systems that are lightweight and energy efficient. They have been popping up in some really unexpected places […]

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LA Clippers’ $2B Intuit Dome to be third most expensive US arena ever built

Oct 08, 2021 (0) comment , , ,

Brief: An AECOM Hunt and Turner joint venture broke ground on the $2 billion Intuit Dome — the future home of the Los Angeles Clippers — in Inglewood, California, Sept. 17. AECOM designed the arena, according to a press release. When the new, 18,000-seat arena opens in 2024, the Clippers will be done sharing their home court. […]

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Why Mindset Matters for Success

Mar 25, 2021 (0) comment , , , ,

Healthy mental habits are what will get you through the tough days. No one is born an entrepreneur. But it also doesn’t happen by chance, instead they are driven to it. It’s all about having the compulsion to be a part of something that’s bigger than yourself and being willing to do whatever it takes […]

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$1.9T COVID-19 relief package includes billions for capital projects

Mar 18, 2021 (0) comment , , , ,

The construction industry will benefit from many of the provisions in the rescue bill. In a 220-211 vote, the House of Representatives passed the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, officially known as the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, and presented the legislation to President Joe Biden on Wednesday of last week. The package contains […]

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New Exoskeleton Vests Makes Repetitive Tasks and Overhead Work a Breeze

Jan 15, 2021 (0) comment , , , ,

Tool and Equipment Insurance protects high-value, moveable equipment. It is ideal for contractors and other businesses that take their own tools to work sites.

Ekso Bionics has been making exoskeletons since 2005.  Originally designed with the military in mind, but then later shifted to physical therapy.  In more recent years, they have begun targeting more physical professions, especially those with repetitive tasks or a lot of lifting. One of their most recent products is called the EksoVest. The EksoVest […]

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Contech firm Icon to develop 3D-printed buildings for moon

Nov 06, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

The Austin, Texas-based construction technology developer is working to create a space-based construction system that could support future exploration of the moon. A group of U.S. and European design and construction firms are aiming for the moon — literally — with their newest 3D-printing project. Icon, an Austin, Texas-based developer of construction technologies, received funding to research […]

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