Posted on 3/30/2017 12:50 PM By Cindy O'Hara
It has been a long time since the words “growth” and “retail” have been used in the same sentence in construction circles. In fact, for more than five years, commercial construction has either risen (or fallen) due to the indirect challenges of weak consumer spending, as well as changes in where, when, how and on what consumers spend their hard-earned dollars.
Now, the numbers are showing that retail construction is enjoying a renaissance as consumers loosen the purse strings and regain confidence in the economy. And while department store closings remain the Achilles’ heel for malls, according to JLL, a financial and professional services firm that specializes in commercial real estate services and investment management, there appears to be ample demand for the new use of that space.
Posted on 3/6/2017 7:51 AM By Maggie Murphy
Eighty-six percent of 1,400 global HVACR manufacturers surveyed by ASHRAE Journal at AHR Expo expect their sales to grow in the coming year. When asked to rate 2017 business prospects, 98 percent indicated a positive outlook. Additionally, 86 percent of HVACR manufacturers said they expected their business to increase in 2017, and 57 percent indicated their sales had increased from 2015 to 2016.
Posted on 1/27/2017 10:43 AM By Maggie Murphy
A new Quiet Room® Guide is available to help architects, developers and construction professionals understand the Quiet Room® label, as well as related certification requirements, the latest methods for acoustic insulation of hotel rooms and the savings that can be realized by investing in soundproofing during the construction phase.
Posted on 11/30/2016 8:08 AM By Chris Hoffman
DPR took a building that had been vacant for more than seven years and transformed into an office that is not only energy-efficient and seeking LEED-CI v4.0 Platinum certification, but also ensures the well-being of employees.
Posted on 11/30/2016 7:40 AM By Joanna Masterson
As the industry enters a more mature phase of its expansion, the 2017 Dodge Construction Outlook forecasts total U.S. construction starts will advance 5 percent to $713 billion, following gains of 11 percent in 2015 and an estimated 1 percent in2016.
Posted on 11/30/2016 6:27 AM By Cindy O'Hara
For those that take on the onerous and challenging work of renovating and restoring historic buildings, it is more than just a job. It’s a labor of love. At the heart of this movement is an upsurge in the desire to move near downtown areas to be close to work and home, particularly among today’s younger generation. The result is that historical buildings—brick and granite, and all the charm to match—are in high demand. This bodes well for construction companies that garner much of their revenue from preserving buildings that are a testament to the nation’s past.
Posted on 11/30/2016 6:18 AM By Bernard Markstein
The first half of 2016 was disappointingly slow, but signs of improvement for the second half have appeared. Employment continues to grow at a slow, but steady, pace. The overall outlook is for continued, albeit slow, expansion in the economy and the construction industry.
Posted on 11/16/2016 6:17 AM By Russ Porowski
Benefits delivered by hydronic heating range from ensuring durability and crack-free surfaces to avoiding shrinkage and spallingin severe weather conditions. Contractors have a very efficient way to resolve their job-specific curing requirements when partnered with engineers that can provide hydronic heating expertise.
Posted on 10/13/2016 11:15 AM By Del Williams
From warehouses to retail and grocery stores, polyurea is outperforming traditional epoxy, silicone and polyurethane materials to fill and seal concrete slab control joints.
Posted on 10/10/2016 6:29 AM By Adam Huxhold
What's exciting about building sensorial strategy into design at the outset is that clients can be proactive, rather than reactive, and ensure that the physical environment is aligned with how they want their customers to experience the space on all levels.
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