Construction on Atlanta’s New Braves Stadium Set to Break Ground in July

new braves stadiumFor those awaiting Atlanta’s new Braves stadium, it’s overdue and for those opposed to it, it’s too soon. For all concerned, the first construction phase of the stadium is finally set for July 15, 2014. That’s when preliminary site clearing begins and, by September, grading should be in full operation. The legions of local contractors in Atlanta construction who will build the actual structure should begin arriving in February of 2015. Continue reading Construction on Atlanta’s New Braves Stadium Set to Break Ground in July

Oklahoma City Remodel Uncovers Historic Facade Dating Back to the 1920s

Oklahoma CityWhile uncovering a historic facade isn’t unheard of in Oklahoma City, finding two in one location is relatively rare. That’s exactly what happened to property developer Jonathan Russell, who’s renovating the neglected buildings on the corner of Walker Avenue and NW 23rd Street into The Rise shopping center. Continue reading Oklahoma City Remodel Uncovers Historic Facade Dating Back to the 1920s

Construction of Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Nearing Completion

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has been a big part of the Orlando construction scene since its groundbreaking in 2011, and it’s had plenty of ups and downs in that time. With construction now reaching an end, the center is scheduled for its grand open in November 2014. Continue reading Construction of Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Nearing Completion

Celebrity Chef Tyler Florence Upgrades From One Bay Area Home to Another

celebrity homes Tyler FlorenceCelebrity homes often provide hints about growing building trends and when the home belongs to a star who earned his fame in the kitchen, those hints are particularly useful. Tyler Florence’s move from his cottage in Mill Valley to the Villa Madera estate in Corte Madera is a perfect example. Continue reading Celebrity Chef Tyler Florence Upgrades From One Bay Area Home to Another

Are Unstable Slopes and Logging Repercussions Responsible for the Washington Landslide?

Washington LandslideThe deadly Washington landslide that struck the community of Oso, 55 miles northeast of Seattle, in March 2014 has renewed longstanding concerns about the consequences of logging in the area. While the slide occurred in weather conditions of heavy rain which typically destabilizes hillsides, the area has also seen substantial clear-cut logging. State and federal investigators are probing this aspect as a possible contributor that may have exacerbated the catastrophe. Continue reading Are Unstable Slopes and Logging Repercussions Responsible for the Washington Landslide?

Construction Materials of the Future: What to Know About These New Options

construction materialsIn this era of high-tech research and development no sector stands still, including the construction materials industry. New methods to reduce the labor intensity of construction while promoting values like energy conservation, environmental suitability and superior performance are emerging in laboratories and may one day arrive at the worksite. Though 2x4s and masonry won’t disappear anytime soon, expect some of these advances to take their place among the construction materials of the future.   Continue reading Construction Materials of the Future: What to Know About These New Options

Construction Safety Tips for Those in the Home Building Industry

construction safetyBecause construction sites can be inherently dangerous places, construction safety tips should be regularly emphasized to both workers and contractors alike. Injuries can cost a project in many ways. First and foremost, the affected worker suffers pain and possible disability, as well as lost income. The builder assumes the potential cost of higher insurance rates and possible legal issues. The entire project must adjust to the temporary or permanent loss of an experienced worker.  Continue reading Construction Safety Tips for Those in the Home Building Industry

Construction Employment on the Rise Across the Nation Compared to Same Time Last Year

construction employmentRecent upswings in the construction employment numbers nationwide point to continued improvement in the health of the construction industry. In March, 2014, the construction industry added some 19,000 jobs, according to statistics reported in the Engineering News-Record. Many of these jobs were in specialty trades. Continue reading Construction Employment on the Rise Across the Nation Compared to Same Time Last Year

Steel Prices Rise: Indicating a Healthy Surge in Construction Demand