Work on a modernized and upgraded terminal at Los Angeles International Airport officially started on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, with a groundbreaking ceremony inaugurating the LAX airport construction. Continue reading LAX Airport Construction of Modernized Terminal Breaks Ground
A new mixed-use multifamily rental community directed at the Generation Y demographic is under construction in downtown Los Angeles. Continue reading Construction Has Begun on Mixed-Use Multifamily Rental Community in Downtown Los Angeles
U.S. construction employment surged significantly in the period between August 2013 and August 2014, with construction firms adding jobs in 36 states during that time span. Continue reading Construction Employment Increased Significantly Across the U.S. Since August 2013
The city of New York is planning a major investment in higher education institutions over the next few years, according to a report by the New York Building Congress. Continue reading New York City to See More Than $10 Billion in Higher Education Construction Projects
SkyRise Miami is expected to be the tallest tower building in the city when it is finished, according to Building Design & Construction.
Rising to a height of 305 meters, the tower is expected to include three viewing decks for visitors and tourists. Also included will be several restaurants, retail shops, a nightclub, a ballroom, a theatre, and substantial exhibition space for artwork or events. Continue reading SkyRise, Miami’s Tallest Tower, Is Underway and Set to Open in 2017
In many cities, the management of stormwater generated during rainstorms presents problems for municipal water treatment facilities and water management systems. The amount of water falling during a typical storm can overwhelm treatment facilities, underground storage areas and management processes. City governments are often operating under federal regulations to reduce the amount of stormwater runoff entering lakes, streams and rivers. Combining urban roofing with stormwater management processes may hold the key to improving the way weather-based water drainage is handled in cities. Continue reading Could Urban Roofs Be the Answer to Sustainable Stormwater Management?
Traditional construction methods using frameworks built from a foundation will probably never go out of style, but recent industry trends suggest that modular construction and prefabrication approaches are gaining in popularity. Continue reading Why Is Modular Construction Gaining in Popularity?
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the U.S. government’s enforcement agency for safety and health legislation covering the workplace, has issued new injury reporting rules that will take effect beginning on January 1, 2015. Continue reading New OSHA Injury Reporting Rules Go Into Effect January 1, 2015
Concrete is one of the most common building materials found in the construction industry, used for everything from floors to walls to driveways. The most common methods of producing concrete, however, also generate significant amounts of carbon dioxide, making concrete a substantial contributor to overall greenhouse gas emissions throughout the country. A new method of concrete production pioneered by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) stands to make concrete a greener construction material by reducing the amount of carbon dioxide created through concrete production. Continue reading Scientists May Have Found a Way to Reduce Carbon Emissions During Concrete Production
A major San Francisco office tower has been awarded LEED Platinum v4 certification, making it the first building in the United States, and only the second in the world, to achieve this high-level energy efficiency distinction, according to Multi-Housing News. Continue reading San Francisco Office Tower Is Second Building Worldwide to Earn LEED Platinum v4 Certification