Tesla Taking Orders For Solar Roof – Your home will never be the same

Tesla Inc. is ready to start taking deposits for its stunning solar roof tiles. The company will begin taking orders next month, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said via Twitter on Friday. Tesla hasn’t disclosed detailed pricing on the tiles, but that would presumably become clear when people start putting down deposits. Installations will begin in mid 2017, according to the company’s […]

Fannie Mae Notes Hopeful Construction Outlook

Fannie Mae’s March economic forecast was written before the FOMC announced an increase in the fed funds rate last Wednesday.  The company’s economists assumed there would be an increase, but hedged some of their predictions by noting both upside and downside risks to their 2 percent growth forecast. Currently the country appears on track to […]

Banks Up Pace of Construction Lending for Second Consecutive Year

The construction and development (C&D) lending category for U.S. banks was once again the most rapidly growing loan category in 2016, following a year of outsized lending growth in 2015. Bank’s C&D lending surged almost 14% in 2016, topping 13% growth in 2015. This compares with total loan growth of just 5% in each of […]

This house was 3D-printed in just 24 hours

As we start to 3D-print everything — including houses, of all things — it’s pretty impressive that a company built one in just 24 hours. Located in Russia, this 400-square-foot home (37 square meters) was built in just a day, at a cost of just over $10,000. 3D-printing company Apis Cor built the house using a […]

$750 million Okeechobee Clean Energy Center starts construction

Work on a $750 million natural gas fire power plant in Florida helped boost the Dodge Data & Analytics national construction starts total, the research and lead-providing service has report. Dodge didn’t provide details about the $750 miliion project in its news release, but Florida regulators on Jan. 5 approved the 1,600-MW Okeechobee Clean Energy Center under […]