Month: July 2014

Multifamily Residential Construction Surges Nationwide

Significant increases in multifamily residential construction are fueling improvements in the building industry in communities throughout the United States. Increased production of multifamily apartment units formed the basis of this surge in nationwide residential construction, according to sources that include the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Government sources …

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More on the Spaceship-Style Apple Campus Construction in California

Progress continues to be made on the high-tech campus at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California. One of the site’s most notable features—the enormous spaceship-style headquarters building that will serve as the area’s centerpiece—was revealed in model form in October 2013. The sprawling building will be the campus’s centerpiece, consisting of a ring-shaped structure highlighted …

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Foamed Asphalt: How It’s Being Used as an Environmentally-Friendly Alternative

Foamed asphalt offers an alternative to traditional asphalt repair that saves money and labor and reduces traffic disruption. Pavers and road builders know that asphalt isn’t a perfect material for original paving or repair. The service life of asphalt is less than 20 years, which means asphalt roads under heavy use are in ongoing, perpetual …

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Construction Site Safety: Don’t Neglect These Areas

Construction site safety isn’t a secondary issue when you consider industry statistics. Every year, about 150,000 injuries occur at construction sites. That’s approximately one out of every 10 workers. In a typical year, over 1,000 construction injuries result in fatalities. While some are simple accidents, many result from causes that aren’t random and could have …

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Cement Use Continues in Construction, With Few Signs of Slowing Down

Because it’s the most widely-used building material in the world, keeping track of cement use in construction is a good way to get a snapshot of trends in building projects. From the foundations of new homes to the structure of skyscrapers, dams, bridges and tunnels, as the production and consumption of cement goes, so goes …

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University of Texas Medical School Now Under Construction, Nearby Teaching Hospital Coming Soon

The education of future generations of physicians has been furthered significantly with the beginnings of a new medical school at The University of Texas at Austin. Construction began in early 2014 on the Dell Medical School, with groundbreaking ceremonies held on April 19. The University of Texas medical school construction project represents the first new …

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Residential Construction Rose Nationwide in April

As part of an overall trend in new construction starts in the United States, residential construction saw a notable increase in April 2014. Residential construction rose 4 percent in April, bringing the annual rate to an estimated $214.4 billion, according to published reports. Increases in production of multifamily housing such as apartments, townhouses and condominiums is …

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