What the U.S. Window Market Can Learn From Current European Trends

What the U.S. Window Market Can Learn From Current European TrendsWindow trends in the European construction market are providing lessons in energy efficiency and environmental performance that could be valuable for American contractors, customers and manufacturers. Continue reading What the U.S. Window Market Can Learn From Current European Trends

5 Tips to Help Construction Professionals Protect Their Contractual Rights

construction professionalsWinning a bid gives you many reasons to celebrate, but don’t let it distract you from the fact that you still need to protect contractual rights and ensure all legal aspects of the project are in order. Here are five ways that construction professionals can protect contractual rights in all the bids they submit. Continue reading 5 Tips to Help Construction Professionals Protect Their Contractual Rights

U.S. Home Building Market on 8-Month High, Studies Show

San Diego’s Marriott Hall Aims for LEED Silver Certification and 2016 Completion

San Diego’s Marriott Hall Aims for LEED Silver CertificationA new LEED-certified hotel in San Diego is expected to be finished and ready for occupancy by the summer of 2016. The New Marriott Hall will replace the existing Marriott Hall near the north tower of the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina. The new facility will provide 171,000 square feet of expanded and modernized space for conferences and other events. Continue reading San Diego’s Marriott Hall Aims for LEED Silver Certification and 2016 Completion

How Technology and Big Data Has Improved the Construction Industry

Technology and Big Data Has Improved the Construction IndustryIn today’s construction industry, the more you know and the more effectively you can process the data you have, the bigger advantage you’ll have in the marketplace. Technology in the construction industry offers designers, builders, suppliers and manufacturers the ability to make accurate predictions, precisely control business processes, and find opportunities for business that otherwise might have remained hidden. Continue reading How Technology and Big Data Has Improved the Construction Industry

BIM Software and the Advantages Driving the Construction Industry to Use It

BIM softwareOne of the most useful construction technology tools is building information modeling (BIM). BIM software gives significant advantages to almost everyone in the building process, including architects, HVAC and electrical system professionals, energy efficiency experts, and builders. Here are some of the ways that BIM software in the construction industry helps ensure that projects of all sizes will be efficient, safe and cost effective. Continue reading BIM Software and the Advantages Driving the Construction Industry to Use It

How Zoning Regulations Are Changing in Some Major U.S. Cities

Zoning RegulationsTraditional zoning regulations have typically separated cities and large urban areas into distinct areas based on the activity occurring in those zones. Commercial zones contained retail stores and offices, residential zones contained houses, and industrial zones contained manufacturing and similar businesses. Continue reading How Zoning Regulations Are Changing in Some Major U.S. Cities

Chicago Construction Sees $31 Million Spent Across 26 Cook County Projects

Chicago ConstructionConstruction in Chicago has just seen a major boost with the announcement of a major investment in Cook County projects. More than $31 million has been earmarked for infrastructure construction and improvement in Cook County in 2014 and beyond. Continue reading Chicago Construction Sees $31 Million Spent Across 26 Cook County Projects