Posted on 4/25/2016 9:29 AM By Joanna Masterson
Senior housing occupancy is at its highest level since 2007, and 2015 was a record year for sales and institutional transactions, according to the recent CBRE Senior Housing Investor Survey & Market Outlook. The survey of U.S. senior housing investors, developers and brokers revealed 48 percent of respondents expect no change in cap rates during the next 12-month period, while 31 percent expect an increase in cap rates.
Posted on 4/22/2016 7:11 PM By Joanna Masterson
A new SmartMarket Report from Dodge Data & Analytics takes a close look at 33 indicators of a safety culture in the construction industry, including measures of management commitment to safety and health, worker involvement in jobsite safety, company communications on safety and the degree to which safety is treated as a fundamental company value.
Posted on 4/22/2016 9:27 AM By Joanna Masterson
The gypsum market, which is currently valued at $1.49 billion, is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 9.9 percent to reach nearly $2.4 billion by 2018 and $3.8 billion by 2026
Posted on 4/19/2016 9:23 AM By Joanna Masterson
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is considering public comments on a proposed a rule that would expand the data collected from certain employers on the Employer Information Report (EEO-1), effective Sept. 30, 2017. Under the proposed rule, federal contractors and private employers with 100 or more employees would have to report pay data and hours worked on the EEO-1 in addition to the existing reporting requirements.
Posted on 4/11/2016 8:55 AM By Joanna Masterson
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) launched a new website, buildingwithchemistry.org, that provides architects, materials specifiers, interior designers, and other building and construction professionals with tools and information about green building codes and standards, materials selection, and the role of chemistry in developing innovative, sustainable building materials.
Posted on 3/29/2016 12:20 PM By Joanna Masterson
Meyer Najem is proud of the fact it builds more than buildings; it builds relationships. And a big part of that is building relationships with the community surrounding its headquarters in Fishers, Ind.
Posted on 3/29/2016 10:29 AM By Joanna Masterson
Illinois is the top state for LEED, with 161 certified projects totaling 3.43 square feet certified per person, according to the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) latest ranking of the top 10 states for LEED.
Posted on 3/28/2016 5:19 PM By Joanna Masterson
AEC professionals expect the IoT to improve equipment management, give clear indicators of a project delay and pinpoint the reason behind a delay. And they believe big data has the potential to facilitate well-informed decision-making on a consistent basis and improve urban planning decisions.
Posted on 3/28/2016 11:42 AM By Joanna Masterson
Some companies—like some building materials—stand the test of time. David Allen Company, Raleigh, N.C., is one those companies, and it’s fitting that the company masterfully installs some of the construction industry’s most durable and appealing materials around: granite, marble, tile and terrazzo.
Posted on 3/28/2016 8:55 AM By Joanna Masterson
Shon Smith may have taken a roundabout way to the construction industry, but now that’s he’s here, his path is clear: take on more leadership responsibilities and create opportunities for others to succeed.