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Concrete multifamily buildings less expensive to insure than wood-framed

Dive Brief: A study commissioned by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) has found that builder's risk and commercial property insurance policies are likely higher for wood-framed multifamily buildings than those made of concrete, according to Insurance Business America. As part of the study, researchers from Boston College solicited insurance quotes for hypothetical wood-framed and [...]

By |2017-10-23T19:23:51+00:00October 23rd, 2017|Home Tips|0 Comments

Dallas developer proposes, smart district with city’s tallest building

Dive Brief: Commercial real estate developer KDC and property owner Hoque Global have proposed a 20-acre downtown Dallas mixed-use development that would feature the city's tallest building, according to The Dallas Morning News. The project, designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli and dubbed the Dallas Smart District, would include office buildings, as well as retail and hotel [...]

By |2017-10-23T19:21:52+00:00October 20th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Using LEED in transportation projects can lead to savings

Dive Brief: Using LEED strategies in transportation facilities can help save project stakeholders significantly and lead to a higher return on investment, according to the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED in Motion: Transportation report. The operating costs of green buildings, according to a 2012 study from McGraw Hill Construction, dropped 13.6% for new construction and 8.5% for existing [...]

By |2017-10-23T19:22:46+00:00October 20th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Self-driving cars could ease congestion, add to urban sprawl

Dive Brief: Although self-driving cars may ease traffic congestion, the technology could mean more cars on the road and increased urban sprawl, according to a report by the Boston Consulting Group and the World Economic Forum. A traffic simulation model developed by the consortium found that smoother driving patterns, steadier speeds and more gradual braking [...]

By |2017-10-23T19:23:28+00:00October 19th, 2017|Home Tips|0 Comments

Construction material prices continue to climb in September

Dive Brief: Construction material prices rose 0.8% from August to September and are up nearly 4.5% year-over-year, which is three times the rate of inflation, according to an analysis by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Nonferrous wire and cable saw a monthly increase of 3%, the largest monthly gain of all 11 construction material [...]

By |2017-10-17T01:45:53+00:00October 16th, 2017|Home Tips|0 Comments

Amazon’s HQ2 city could already be home to one of its R&D hubs

Dive Brief: Despite its much-publicized search for a second North American headquarters, Amazon could have already narrowed the field to a city where it has established one of its research and development centers, according to The Business Journals. The Seattle-based e-commerce giant employs about 382,000 people, one-quarter of which are part of the company's research and [...]

By |2017-10-17T01:51:27+00:00October 16th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

The “World’s Best Roof goes platinum

As the demand for environmentally conscious planning and construction grows, the need for manufacturers to provide sustainable products and services is more important than ever. However, until the recent development of the NSF American National Standard for Sustainable Roofing Membranes, NSF/ANSI 347, it was difficult to specify the sustainability of roofing membranes. Now specifiers and [...]

By |2017-10-17T01:48:49+00:00October 16th, 2017|Home Tips|0 Comments

Report: US commercial real estate to grow through 2019

Dive Brief: The Urban Land Institute's (ULI's) most recent Real Estate Economic Forecast indicates that the U.S. commercial real estate market is in for steady growth through 2019.      The semi-annual survey, according to Curbed, projects commercial transactions to hit $414 billion in 2019, down from 2015's $547 billion but ahead of the 16-year average [...]

By |2017-10-17T01:49:47+00:00October 13th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

A new tool could help contractors avoid lawsuits

Dive Brief: A new email, attachment and document search tool could give contractors a leg up when it comes to avoiding discrimination and other lawsuits, according to Engineering News-Record. Intraspexion's machine-learning algorithm searches for and flags language that could put companies at legal risk. Contractors, for example, could use a database of settled construction defect [...]

By |2017-10-17T01:52:19+00:00October 12th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Facebook to build $1B data center in VA

Dive Brief: Social media giant Facebook will build a $1 billion data center in Henrico County, VA, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Of that investment, $750 million will go toward construction and the remaining $250 million will be used for solar facilities to power the center, CNN reported. The 970,000-square-foot development will create 100 permanent [...]

By |2017-10-09T20:12:25+00:00October 9th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments
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