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Cell Tower Constructed Entirely Of Bamboo

Last month, Bangladesh’s capital city became home to the world’s first cell tower constructed entirely out of bamboo — proof that emerging Asia can simultaneously tackle two of its most pressing concerns: infrastructure investment and renewable resources. Developed by Malaysian infrastructure services firm edotco and the Bangladesh University of Engineering, the tower took just 12 […]

Why Industrial Construction Is So ‘Hot’ Right Now

Driven by a surge in e-commerce, the industrial sector has become one of the “hottest” sectors in the market, according to Commercial Property Executive. Industrial real estate in the U.S. saw an 11.7% return last year, which was higher than any other property segment, according to research and analytics company MSCI. In comparison, all property segments […]

Revolutionizing The Construction Industry

In 1950, the fishing village of Shenzhen in south-east China had just over 3,000 inhabitants. By 2025, this number will exceed 12 million. And Shenzhen is not alone. Urban areas around the globe are growing by 200,000 people per day, and all these people will need affordable housing as well as social, transport and utility […]

US construction spending rose to nearly 11-year high

U.S. developers ramped up construction spending in February to the largest amount in nearly 11 years, led by more building of homes, highways and schools. The Commerce Department says construction spending rose 0.8 percent in February to the highest level since April 2006, after two months of declines. Builders are rapidly putting up more homes […]

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 […]

Virtual Houses for Millennial’s – Bridging The Gap

We are in an era obsessed with technology. My neighbors wait hours in line for the latest smart phones, their idea of modern day camping.  My father-in-law is giddy when he gets a glimpse at this year’s high end automobile model. He doesn’t look that excited when we all arrive for Thanksgiving. This is an […]