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.
Posted on 9/23/2016 6:12 AM By Joanna Masterson
The NAIOP Research Foundation forecasts accelerated construction spending, with gains in fixed investment in office, retail, health care and distribution facilities being partially offset by cutbacks in energy-related construction expenditures.
Posted on 9/19/2016 11:33 AM By Eric Skoog
Whether a contractor’s clients are in the mountains with lots of snow or in a dry and warmer climate, their roofing material needs to protect them and their assets from harsh weather. Different climates call for different roofing materials and roofing solutions.
Posted on 5/23/2016 5:53 AM By George DuBose, Norman Nelson and Richard Scott
Unsuspecting hotel design and construction teams need to heed the warning: Rigid adherence to brand design and construction standards without factoring in specific regional and climatic conditions can result in significant mold and moisture issues in new hotel construction.
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