BD+C's 101 Top Products: Structural Products
Courtesy of Building Design & Construction staff reporter.
Among the best structural products included in BD+C's 2018 101 Top Products report are Rockfon's Plenum Barrier, Nudura Duramax ICF, and USG's Concrete Subfloor Panels."
Log Cabins? No, These Wooden Buildings are High-Rises
By C. J. Hughes, The New York Times.
Seeking greener projects, which many consumers continue to embrace despite an anti-environmental mood in Washington, builders are choosing timber for offices, apartments and campus buildings, rather than the concrete and steel that dominated construction for decades. Not everybody is on board...
Pittsburgh Creates Construction Fraud Taskforce
By Construction Dive's author Kim Slowey
This Pittsburgh City Council voted last week to establish the Joint Task Force on Construction Industry Fraud, which will work to identify and combat “unfair trade practices, including tax fraud” among the city’s construction businesses. The task force will not focus...
PTTCG America Receives Ohio EPA Permit for Cracker Complex
By Author Kristen Hays, S&P Global Platts.
Ohio's Environmental Protection Agency issued a permit allowing PTTGC America and its partner, South Korea's Daelim Industrial, to build the complex alongside the Ohio River. The companies have yet to make a final investment decision on the project, however. That decision...
Data and analytics are becoming essential for EC firms competing to rebuild America’s infrastructure
By John Cauflield, SENIOR EDITOR, Building Design + Construction.
An expanding engineering and construction industry faces a digital future that is not only reshaping cities but also how the industry’s businesses operate. This is one of the key observations that Deloitte Consulting presents in its recent paper “2019...
10 Deadly Sins in Construction
From the website of Clock Shark on 10 deadly sins which impact the success of your construction project.
Here are some items I believe are critical to the success of all projects. See if you agree. I’m sure you can add a few more to my list."
Construction, Trades Topped Hiring on Monster in 2018
By Valerie Bolden-Barrett and Construction Dive Editors
Monster's year-end look at hiring and job searching in 2018 found that construction- and trade-oriented industries accounted for much of the hiring in 2018, according to its 2018 The Year in Jobs Report.
Construction was part of a category that also included...
18 Commercial Real Estate Trends To Dominate In 2019
Champaign Williams, National Editor of BisNow.
From the rise of opportunity zones to a slowdown in industrial absorption, these are 18 trends experts forecast for 2019."
IBEW Local 134 Union Hall: Union Lights a 'Beacon'
David Malone, Associate Editor of Building Design & Construction reports on how the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 134 transformed an old school into the new West Side union hall.
The LED illumination acts as a welcome sign to the community, while calling attention to the IBEW’s professional...