Month: January 2015

Top A/V Trends in Homes Across the U.S.

Today’s home is both wired and networked, not only for convenience and security, but for entertainment, too, as A/V home trends increasingly demonstrate. Contractors who perform home entertainment or automation installations can verify that the market is expanding as the home becomes the entertainment hub of people’s lives. For both the consumer and the contractor …

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Spending on Construction Across U.S. Unexpectedly Down in August

Summer may be a traditionally busy time in the construction industry, but this August turned disappointing for many building professionals. Based in part of positive trends in U.S. construction spending, economists polled by Reuters had predicted a 0.5 percent spending increase for August. Considering July saw a spending uptick of 1.2 percent, the forecast seemed …

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Cement Shortage Impacts Minneapolis Construction

After several years of a construction boom, Minneapolis construction projects are being slowed by a cement shortage. Besides increased building across commercial and residential construction sectors, the situation has been exacerbated by the spring floods on the Minnesota and Mississippi in 2014, the construction of the St. Croix River Bridge and the Vikings’ stadium in Minneapolis.

New Apple Headquarters Aiming to Be Greenest Building on Earth

In line with Apple’s corporate philosophy of creating the smallest environmental footprint possible, their new Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California, is being constructed to be a net-zero facility. This term refers to a building that produces its own renewable energy onsite. In addition, Apple strives to meet the highest Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design …

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