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

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

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

Ribble: Roofing Contractor Certification Program Would Transform Roofing Industry

A certification program for roofing contractors scheduled to launch early next year has the potential to transform the roofing industry in United States forever, said Reid Ribble, CEO of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA). The initiative, which begins with trainer instruction later this month, will be designed to elevate the industry to the level [...]

By |2017-10-03T22:06:29+00:00October 2nd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Cool Roof Confusion

When it comes to energy efficiency, all agree that in the summer, white roof membranes reflect the sun’s rays, lowering air conditioning costs — while dark roofs absorb the sun’s rays, raising air conditioning costs. Despite summertime savings, some studies seem to indicate that black roofs provide a year-round net savings by helping to heat [...]

By |2017-09-26T18:09:56+00:00September 25th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

What’s Your Mix?

What’s your mix? That’s a question that roofing manufacturers often ask as they evaluate their own business. They’re keenly aware that some of their products are more profitable than others. Their goal is to maximize the mix of their product offerings to achieve or exceed their volume, revenue and profitability goals. Roofing contractors should also [...]

By |2017-10-03T22:06:30+00:00September 25th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

5 Signs You Might Need a New Roof

As the summer dies down, you are likely thinking of things like one last camping trip or the upcoming school year. In fact, you are probably thinking about a hundred different things at any given time, and not one of them has a thing to do with your roof. However, this is the perfect time [...]

By |2017-10-03T22:06:30+00:00August 21st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments
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