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Top 10 US metros for construction starts

Jul 28, 2022 (0) comment , , ,

   Brief: The value of commercial and multifamily construction starts rose 24% in the first half of 2022 compared to the same period last year in the country’s top 20 metropolitan areas, according to Dodge Construction Network. The top three markets are New York City, Dallas and Washington, D.C. In the first half of the […]

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Tech giants plan to spend billions to construct new plants, data centers

Jul 28, 2022 (0) comment , , ,

Clients like Samsung, Panasonic and Google eye massive U.S. projects in coming years. Samsung, the South Korea-based electronics company, has begun applications for tax breaks on 11 potential chip plants worth about $191 billion in Texas. Chung Sung-Jun / Staff via Getty Images  Tech companies are influencing a boom in different types of construction, namely […]

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6 Construction Payment Problems and How to Avoid Them

Jul 21, 2022 (0) comment , , ,

Even companies that are profitable on paper can be crippled if they can’t collect payments promptly. It’s no secret that in the construction industry, cash flow is king. Even companies that are profitable on paper can be crippled if they can’t collect payments promptly. It’s an industry-wide problem, and it affects subcontractors, residential contractors and […]

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Best Bathroom Trends of 2022

May 26, 2022 (0) comment , , ,

Bathrooms are in the spotlight and we’re loving it! Gone are the days of being strictly utilitarian, the future sees this space leaving its humble origins in the dust. These interiors offer so much more than appeasing basic necessities, quickly becoming at-home retreats resembling personal spas. Check out the top bathroom trends 2022 has in […]

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Why private construction jobs are requiring surety bonds, too

Apr 14, 2022 (0) comment , , , ,

Bonding is no longer just a requirement for public works projects. Public construction projects almost always require surety bonds. As a type of insurance, bonds protect the government if the wheels come off a project, or the contractor absconds with the funds. Indeed, bonding has been mandatory on federal public works projects since the late […]

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‘Self-healing’ concrete substitute sucks carbon out of the air

Mar 18, 2022 (0) comment , , ,

Brief: While concrete is a staple for builders, it’s also a top driver of climate change. That’s why many contractors and their suppliers have tested materials that are just as durable, but kinder to the environment. Now, two researchers from the Massachusetts-based Worcester Polytechnic Institute have taken this idea one step further. Suzanne Scarlata and […]

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10 Mind-Boggling Modern Engineering Feats Across the World

Mar 10, 2022 (0) comment , , ,

Marvels are innovative structures and things that make one gaze in awe. In today’s world, modern engineering has done amazing deeds when it comes to creating some of the world’s rarest marvels. Engineering has created structures that have the potential to affect Earth’s movements. There are also structures that are environmentally sustainable. Here, we look […]

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2022 Kitchen Remodel Trends

Mar 03, 2022 (0) comment , , , ,

Mark Graves/The Oregonian   The expert-driven trends below for 2022 are really more than just trends. Granted, there are a few mixed in just for the pretty factor they provide but the majority of these new kitchen upgrades are a prime example of our collective shifting priorities amid life in (and after) a pandemic. From […]

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Inside SoFi Stadium, the Super Bowl’s $5.5 Billion Showcase Stage

Feb 11, 2022 (0) comment , , , ,

The Sports Stadium of the Future?   SoFi Stadium figures to be one of the showier stars of Super Bowl Sunday. The most expensive sports stadium ever built ($5.5 billion) is quickly becoming a major event staple. After the LA Rams and Cincinnati Bengals face off in the big game, Stan Kroenke’s Inglewood stunner is set […]

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Landscape and Industry Trends for 2022

Feb 04, 2022 (0) comment , , ,

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Photo: Farmside Landscape & Design Focus on the landscape shot up at the start of the pandemic and that appreciation for the outdoors isn’t going anywhere. Below are some of the industry and design trends that landscape professionals are expecting to see going strong next year. Industry Trends While COVID-19 has driven the demand for […]

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