4 Construction Stories That Dominated The First Half Of 2017

As the sun prepares to set on the first half of 2017, we’re taking a look back at the biggest construction stories so far this year. Whether they’re based on legacy issues or on new concerns, these stories captured the industry’s attention from January through June. The new year brought the U.S. a new president, Donald […]

45-Meter Spiraling Tower Lets You Walk Above The Trees

A 600-meter treetop path culminates with a 45-meter-tall spiraling observation deck. If you find hiking trails and walkways that stay on the ground a bit passé, or maybe if you just never outgrew your love of treehouses, then you may want to turn your attention to the forest of Gisselfeld Klosters Skove, about one hour south […]

Builders Addressing Multi-generational Households

Living with mom and dad it is trending. That is, whether due to financial, health or other circumstances, young adults are moving back home after college and older adults are moving in with their children later in life, bringing multi-generational households to the forefront once again. This style of living, wherein two or more adult […]

Top Secret Construction Projects

Secret government jobs, high rises and retail selected for winning steel erection projects – The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) has announced the winners of its annual Project of the Year for steel erection contracts topped out in 2016. Five companies in four contract level categories were honored at the 2017 Annual Convention and Awards Gala […]

Multifamily Cooldown A Drag On Housing Starts In April

Housing starts dropped 2.6% in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.172 million from March’s downward-revised 1.203 million, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. April’s figure is 0.7% ahead year-over-year. Building permit authorizations, an indicator of future construction activity, cooled in April, falling 2.5% from March’s rate of 1.260 million to 1.229 million for the […]

How Amusement Features Are Driving The ‘Experience Economy’

Mixed-use developers, retailers and even public agencies are fighting for people to show up at their events, resorts and shopping centers, spending a lot of time and money in the process. However, today’s target market isn’t the mall generation of yesterday. There is a new wave of shoppers, tourists and adventurers looking for something more, […]

Construction Material Costs Outpace Contractors’ Pricing

Double-digit price increases for key construction materials pushed up construction costs in March, while the prices charged by contractors remained moderate, according to a new analysis of federal producer price data released on April 19 by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America.  Association officials urged policy makers to avoid adopting restrictions on international trade that would […]

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 […]