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Blog Archives - aceroofing

Shear wall testing could spur seismic code change

Dive Brief: Tests by the University of Kansas show that shear walls reinforced with 100-ksi bars can hold up to large lateral deformations without losing significant strength, reported Engineering News-Record. Based on the two-year testing project, structural engineers hope that building codes will allow 80-ksi reinforcing steel, rather than the mandated 60 ksi, in reinforced [...]

By | 2018-01-12T15:36:14+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Developer sues China Construction America for billions, alleges fraud

Dive Brief: BML Properties, the original owner of the Baha Mar Resort in The Bahamas, filed suit against China Construction America (CCA) in the New York Supreme Court alleging that the contractor engaged in fraud, deception and breaches of contract in order to submit hundreds of millions in bogus billings during its time working on [...]

By | 2018-01-12T15:40:07+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Construction by the numbers in 2017

Numbers are deeply embedded in the construction industry. As 2017 ends, we take a look back at some of the key numbers that tell the story of what construction looked like throughout the past 365 days. From trillions of dollars to hundreds of units, each number represents an important facet of the industry. $1.6 trillion [...]

By | 2018-01-12T15:37:30+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Uber partners with NASA to bring flying taxis to cities

Dive Brief: Uber's Chief Product Officer Jeff Holden announced this week that Los Angeles has been selected as the second U.S. city for its uberAIR service, a ride-sharing option that would enable four-person flights across town in electric vehicle take-off and landing vehicles (eVTOLs). Dallas was announced as the first U.S. test city for this [...]

By | 2017-11-20T15:20:50+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Infrastructure, utility construction expected to drive 2018 starts

Dive Brief: Total U.S. construction starts grew by 8.6% year-over-year in Q3, marking the industry's third consecutive positive quarter, according to ConstructConnect's Q4 2017 Forecast Quarterly Report. The organization has also increased the starts forecast to 7.9% for 2017, a significant increase from the Q3 projection of 4.5%. ConstructConnect said the residential sector will be the [...]

By | 2017-11-20T15:21:38+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Bill Gates is building his own smart city in Arizona

Dive Brief: Bill Gates' investment group Belmont Partners has spent $80 million on a 24,800-acre plot of land outside of Phoenix with the goal of turning it into a smart city, according to KPNX-TV and others. Belmont Partners released a statement explaining the community will have a "communication and infrastructure spine that embraces cutting-edge technology, designed [...]

By | 2017-11-20T15:22:40+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

DC’s AECOM-designed Frederick Douglass Bridge deemed too industrial

Dive Brief: The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) has said AECOM's design for Washington, DC's new $441 million Frederick Douglass Bridge spanning the Anacostia River may be "too industrial," according to the Washington Business Journal — a review that could delay the project's construction. At the heart of the commission's negative review is the "appropriateness" of [...]

By | 2017-11-20T15:24:44+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

One year after Trump’s election, where are we now?

It's been one year since Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. Even before he stepped foot in the Oval Office, it was clear a Trump administration would have significant implications for the construction industry. During his campaign, the then-candidate built part of his platform around tax reform and heavy infrastructure investment, while [...]

By | 2017-11-20T15:27:31+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

The future of wind farms

For those who don't see them every day, there’s nothing quite like the sight of wind turbines. At a distance, they seem to spring out of the earth as pale, 200-plus-foot-tall stems with rotating, petal-like blades more than 100 feet long. This view is not available to most Americans on a day-to-day basis. Wind farms, a [...]

By | 2017-11-20T15:26:27+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Reagan National Airport readies for construction of $163.5M security area

Dive Brief: The Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority has received proposals for the new $163.5 million security area at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, VA, and should have contract negotiations wrapped up in time to begin construction later this month, according to WTOP News. The new security area will replace checkpoints at terminals A and B. [...]

By | 2017-10-23T19:20:53+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments
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