Month: June 2014

West Dallas Seeing Significant Increase in Apartment Construction

If the previously sleepy West Dallas construction scene has fallen off your radar, now’s the time to start paying attention again. Although developers began securing land in West Dallas around 10 years ago, actual development has been slow to come. Many developers either had no specific plans or were waiting on other developers to take …

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Residential and Commercial Construction Now Underway at The Wharf in Washington, D.C.

The Wharf, a significant Washington, D.C. construction project, broke ground on March 19, 2014, with an estimated completion date for Phase 1 in 2017. The project encompasses 27 acres of land and 50 acres of water along the Washington Channel. This $2 billion project, adjacent to the National Mall, will have over 3 million square …

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Nashville Construction Boom Continues, But With a Shortage of Experienced Workers

The good news is that Nashville construction is in resurgence as statistics for housing starts and commercial construction alike recover from the recession. The bad news? This recovery is accompanied by a shortage of qualified men and women to do the actual work. The latest building permit data shows that the jobs are there and …

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BIM and General Construction Go Hand-in-Hand for Cost-Effective Collaboration

Short for “building information modeling,” BIM and general construction are more compatible than ever. BIM generates 3D models of the entire structure of a building, including services like plumbing and electricity, before a single nail is hammered. This allows designers, contractors, builders, suppliers and others involved to have not only a three-dimensional virtual representation of …

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3D Printing: A Viable Building Material for Residential and Commercial Construction?

Among the more compelling and potentially useful of recent technological advances is 3D printing. On a small scale, this technique has been used to produce objects such as architectural models, medical devices and parts for manufacturing. Advances in the uses of 3D printing are happening quickly as the technology improves. Home construction and the construction …

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Contractors and Suppliers: Tips for Maintaining This Crucial Relationship

A friendly, respectful relationship with suppliers is critical to a contractor’s ongoing project success. A reliable and loyal supplier understands the many variables of the construction industry and will be willing to put in the extra effort required to meet your requirements. Here are some tips for developing and maintaining a solid professional relationship between …

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